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.

TOUR # 2 RUNS 2ND ALARM IN A VACANT DWELLING

imageOn the morning of November 22′ tour #2 had fire showing from the rear of a 2.5 story vacant dwelling.  2 lines were stretched, companies opened up and the fire was knocked down.  Companies from West Long Branch,  Monmouth Beach, Deal and Neptune assisted.

MEMBERS RECEIVE CLASS 2 VALOR AWARDS

>Monday, October 6, 2014 Sunday at the Monmouth County Medal day ceremony members of FMBA LOCAL 68 celebrated the Valor Awards received by Captain Tim Somers , F/F’s Henry Cioffi & Nick Saffioti for saving the life of a fellow firefighter who fell thru a floor & was entrapped at a 2 alarm fire last month in Monmouth Beach,We are very proud of your three men .

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THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT EVENT!

Thursday, September 18, 2014 We would like to thank everyone for making our cigar dinner a success once again.

Special thanks goes to Butch Guzzi and Ronald Cattelona for the time and effort they put into this event to make it the best in the state!!!

The Local thanks you once again!!

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FIREBIRDS OF EATONTOWN BRINGS LUNCH TO THE FIREHOUSE

Thursday, September 11, 2014 Tour #3 and the Local would like to thank Firebirds of Eatontown and Edible Arrangements of Long Branch for showing their appreciation by supplying lunch and desert for the Firefighters on the 13th anniversary of 9/11. It was very much appreciated by all.

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SHIRTS ARE IN!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Our annual Breast Cancer awareness shirt sales have begun. All shirts are priced at twenty dollars ($20).

Long and short sleeve styles are available. All sizes with a minimal number of 3 and 4 xl.

Last year we donated $2,000.00 to the Jacqueline Wilentz center of Monmouth Medical Center. Help us beat that number.

Shirts are available at Long Branch Fire Headquarters.

205 Union ave.

732-222-0076

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TOUR #2 RUNS UNDERGROUND TRANSFORMER FIRE

Thursday, August 21, 2014 Numerous calls were placed for a reported fire in the Edgewater West apartment complex. Upon arrival, companies found that an underground transformer had exploded and was now on fire with exposure issues to a number of vehicles. Oil from the unit was also splattered around the area and traveling with some of it also on fire. Lines were stretched, buildings were evacuated as a precaution and JCP&L was notified and responded. City Emergency Management and Fire Bureau also responded along with a Monmouth Beach Engine for extra foam capabilities.

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BUSY WEEK IN LB

Friday, August 15, 2014 The past week has proven busy for the Department starting last Friday with a fire in Monmouth Beach that resulted in the removal of a firefighter that fell through a floor. A fire on Woodgate ave that resulted in 2 civilians being transported for smoke inhalation. To end the week, a rain storm that resulted in numerous street water rescues and almost 30 runs in a couple of hours. Good job to all!!

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TOUR# 1 RUNS ATTIC FIRE

Sunday, July 27, 2014 The department was dispatched to Jackson st for a reported structural fire. Investigation found smoke on the second floor and in the attic and with the usage of a thermal imaging camera fire was found running a beam in the attic. 1 line was stretched and operated. Companies opened up the ceiling and the roof. The fire was extinguished and 1 F/F was treated for heat exhaustion. Good quick knockdown by all.

Companies on scene were Ladder 6 acting as Ladder 4, Engines 4, 9, 5 and 2. Chiefs 66,67 and 68.

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TOUR #3 RUNS 2nd FLOOR APARTMENT FIRE

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 0842 Tour #3 continued their streak with a report of smoke from an apartment 42 minutes into the shift. As crews arrived smoke was visible from a second floor apartment and a box was transmitted. One supply line was dropped and 1 line was stretched, but the crew held the fire to the kitchen with a couple of cans. Overhaul was completed and extension was negative.

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TOUR# 3 RUNS AN UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE

Saturday, May 31, 2014 At 0320 hrs date, the Department was dispatched to Norwood ave & Wall st for an EMS assist. Upon signing in service county radio updated the call to be in neighboring West Long Branch and we that we had a MVA with a victim impaled on a street sign. On arrival we found a street sign post through the “A” pillar and dash board into the left thigh of the passenger. Companies awaited ALS to stabilize the patient and went to work on extrication. The excess post was removed by using a circular saw, and the entire passenger side doors, pillars and windshield was removed for access. The dashboard was also cut away using a sawszall and aluminum snips. While this was taking place a Trauma surgeon arrived and the final piece of the post was removed from the patient by the FD in just over an hour. The patient was transported by WLB EMS. A good job by all entities involved.

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