On Saturday Feb 18, 2017 the Engine and Truck were requested to stand by for a barricaded subject call. Below is the press release by the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office. Continue reading
Long Branch Professional Firefighters FMBA Local #68 would like to announce our 2017 executive board:
President: Timothy Griffin
Vice President: Timothy Phillips
Secretary: Joseph Gray
Treasurer: Carl Griffin
State Delegate: Kerin Slattery
Alternate Delegate: Nick Saffioti
Trustees: Lawrence Fornicola and Justin Brand
Community Trust Fund Trustees: Joseph Gray, Carl Griffin, James Cook
Community Trust Fund Treasurer: Alfred Guzzi Jr.
We would like to thank our outgoing board members for their dedication and service to the local.
On Feb 14, 2017 at approximately 1400 hrs the engine company responded mutual aid to Belmar for a 3rd Alarm fire in the Belmar Seaport Marina on 5th Avenue….
On January 23rd, 2017 a moderate Nor’Easter struck our area bringing heavy rain and high winds. We saw minor to moderate tidal flooding in our flood prone areas. The high winds had the biggest impact on the City. Winds were sustained at 30-40 mph with gusts possibly over 50 mph. With the soaking rain and the high winds many trees and power lines came down. Our crews were kept busy responding back-to-back calls for almost 24 hours straight. At the end of the storm we logged just under 30 calls for service in just a 24 hour period… Continue reading
We’d like to give a shout-out to one of our guys. FF Dave Phillips was at dinner in town this weekend when he heard someone yell for help. Dave found a man unresponsive on the sidewalk and immediately started CPR. Due to Dave’s efforts, the man was transported to Monmouth Medical Center and is alive today. Nice work, Dave!
FMBA Local 68 is proud to announce a huge milestone. Over the course of the past 5 years we have donated $101,765.71 to various organizations within our community. Our Community Trust fund was established by the members of Local 68 as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. We raise money for various charities, sports organizations and education scholarships located within the City of Long Branch. We are all very proud to break the $100,000.00 mark.
We thank all of our supporters who come out to our fundraisers to help make this possible. Each year has been more successful than the previous year. With your help, we hope to break another milestone in a short period of time. Show us your support by liking and sharing this post.
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In the early morning hours of December 24, 2016, Tour #1 ran and Engine and Truck Co mutual aid to the neighboring town of Deal for a 2 Alarm dwelling fire. Soon after shift change that same morning, Tour #2 was out the door and responded to another 2 Alarm fire in the City of Asbury Park.
In the early morning hours of September 18th, 2016, Tour #4 responded mutual aid with an Engine and Truck to the Borough of Monmouth Beach for a reported dwelling fire.
AUGUST 29, 2016
It is with a very heavy heart and profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our dear friend and brother, Firefighter Kevin Hoy #142 (Ret.). Kevin was hired in 1982 and was the longtime backbone of this division. His presence is truly irreplaceable. We love you, “Pop-Pop”. Rest in peace.
On Monday August 22, 2016 the Engine and Truck responded to an address on Morris Avenue for a reported fire.
On 7/07/2016, Tour #4 responded to a report of a fire on Branchport Avenue. Upon arrival…
Multiple members of our local and department have received some of the highest awards in the state FMBA categories and the Local 200 Club of Monmouth County. Continue reading
Tour # 3 ran a fire in a 2 story dwelling that was set back on a Fifth ave address. Upon arrival companies were met with heavy smoke and fire showing from the first floor to the roof and soffit are. Companies stretched 2 lines and extinguished the fire. Off duty members were called back and Mutual aide was provided by Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Deal and Neptune RIT.
Companies responded to two separate fires about 3 hours apart on Second ave on Sunday the 20th. Both fires are under investigation by the Long Branch Fire Bureau. Continue reading