RET. FIREFIGHTER KEVIN M. HOY IS LAID TO REST

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.

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TOUR #2 TRANSMITS THE 2ND ALARM

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On Monday August 22, 2016 the Engine and Truck responded to an address on Morris Avenue for a reported fire.

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TOUR # 3 RUNS 2 ALARM DWELLING FIRE ON 5TH AVE.

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.

TOUR #1 CATCHES 2 ALARM FIRE IN MONMOUTH BEACH

-2d7b78c8160caa06 -0becc17a2df31360 -214ec371431b6162in 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.

TOUR # 1 RUNS A MID-MORNING 2 ALARM FIRE

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imageThursday 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.

UNIFORMED FIREFIGHTERS GIVE BACK WITH BACKPACKS

10868152_826249157416534_6082960654234565043_n 10345808_826258954082221_7236105948633046104_n 10430919_826249174083199_8021244929101864760_n 10847772_826249197416530_2956285944526477551_n 10849758_826249257416524_7250998182245453919_nOn 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.

TOUR #4 ROLLS UP ON A JOB AT PIER VILLAGE

image image imageSaturday 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.