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 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.
(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 →
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.
Thursday December 26th at 1043 am, the department was dispatched to Harrison st for a reported kitchen fire. First arriving fire official reported smoke showing from the front door and as companies arrived, fire broke out a “bravo” side window. An initial box was transmitted followed shortly by a second alarm. Colliers mansion type conditions were encountered by companies. 2 lines were stretched, ventilation and searches were conducted and the fire was placed under control in about 25 mins. RIT was provided by Neptune and Monmouth Beach, West Long Branch and Deal provided coverage.
On Thursday December 18th, Local 68 members donated 250 backpacks for needy children with our logo to the Long Branch school system. This was made possible by the hard work of our community trust fundraisers and we would like to thank all that have supported us.
Saturday afternoon while on details in the south end of the city, companies spotted smoke in the are of Pier Village. On arrival, a working fire was found on the 3rd floor of a 4 story occupied multiple dwelling and a 2nd Alarm was transmitted. Members stretched a 2.5″ line off the stand pipe and had the fire knocked down in a couple of minutes. The building sustained water and smoke damage but the operations of Tour #4 kept the fire extending and causing more damage. Great job by all involved.
Mutual aide was provided by West Long Branch, Deal, Neptune FAST. Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright covered.