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.
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.
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.
Tour # 3 ran a fire in a 2 story dwelling that was set back on a Fith 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.
(FREEHOLD) A two-alarm fire inside a Long Branch home Tuesday night has been ruled a murder-suicide, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Long Branch police… Continue reading →
TOUR # 4 ON AUGUST 1ST RAN A MUTUAL AID STRUCTURAL FIRE IN NEIGHBORING OCEANPORT. UPON ARRIVAL, 2591 WAS ORDERED TO TAKE THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING AND PERFORM VERTICAL VENTILATION. MEMBERS VENTILATED AND ALSO ASSISTED IN EXTINGUISHMENT OF THE FIRE.
On Monday night, our local competed for the third year in NJ State FMBA’s Cooked and Uncorked contest featuring 20 FMBA locals. This year a Firehouse food category was added to the list for competition. The brothers came up with the idea of “Taco in a Bag” direct from the Long Branch Boardwalk!! Continue reading →
in the early morning hours of January 28th, the Monmouth Beach, Sea Bright and Long Branch Fire Departments were dispatched to 13 River ave for a reported dwelling fire with entrapment. Upon arrival, entrapment was confirmed along with heavy fire from the roof. The Police officers on duty removed the resident just prior to FD arrival from the first floor. Our Engine 9-75 was first Engine to arrive and dropped a 5″ supply line for extinguishment. At the height of the fire, Engine 9 supplied 2- 2.5″ lines, a deck gun and exposure control. The fire was listed under control by 5am.