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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
On Friday morning January 1, 2016, The Monmouth Beach Fire Company hosted our annual swearing in ceremony for our line officers at the firehouse. Our 2016 department/company officers are as follows:
(l-r) Chief(s) Tim Griffin, Bob
Pasquariello, Carl Griffin
Chief Griffin & Family
Date: 11/30/2015From: MBFC 24 Beach Rd. Monmouth Beach NJ 07750To: EveryonePriority: HIGHAuthorization: MBFC Christmas Tree Sales Committee~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Monmouth Beach Fire Company Annual Christmas Tree Sale runs NOW through Christmas Eve or Until Sold Out.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Monmouth Beach Fire Company is proudly announcing the commencement of our annual Christmas Tree sales tradition.The MBFC Christmas Tree Committee has traveled near & far to, hands down, painstakingly select the ABSOLUTE BEST trees in the area!!We are proud to offer a great selection of size and variety, on the following trees:
The Ladies Auxiliary of Monmouth Beach Fire Company Presents:
VENDOR AND CRAFT NIGHT
Date: Thursday – November 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Monmouth Beach Cultural Center – Ocean Avenue
Shop great products from many of our local artists and vendors and help support the men & women of The Monmouth Beach Fire Company!!
~ Baubles Beads & Bags
~ Silpada Designs Jewelry
~ Sea You Again
~ Candles by Candice
~ Uniqueness Jewelry
~ Wine Charms and Bags
~ Oh Soy! Candles
~ PartyLite Gifts
~ ArtSea Gallery
~ Holly Jolly Jams
~ Touchstone Swarovski Crystal Jewelry ~Pampered Chef
~ Robin’s Winter Skis
~ Arbonne Cosmetics
~ Unique 3-D Mascara
~ Beach Boutique at Angler’s Marina
~ Jewelry in Candles
~ Rodan & Fields Skin Care
~ Blossoms Whole Living Essential Oils......
....And, many other handmade crafts!
Don’t forget to visit our Holiday Plant Table!
Thank you, for your continued support!
Hurricane Preparedness - Be ReadyTwo keys to weather safety are to prepare for the risks and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials. These are essential pieces to the Weather-Ready Nation.Refer to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready.gov/hurricanes for comprehensive information on hurricane preparedness at home and in your community.Some highlights on how to prepare and take action are available below:
MB Firemans Fair
Monday, September 7, 2015
Our 2015 Annual fireman's fair is being held from Thursday September 10th - Sunday September 13h The Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion.With All- New rides & attractions ~ We promise that this will be one of our best fair's yet, Come join us for fantastic food incl: Lobster Dinners, Steamers, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers, our Beer & Wine Garden. Don't miss out on the dunk tank, as well as Fire Engine rides on our antique Mack!The fair hours are as follows:Thursday 09/10~ 6:00pm- 10:00pmFriday 09/11~ 6:00pm- 11:00pm ~~ Friday is also Firemans Night & Bracelet Night for the rides ( pay one price)Saturday 09/12 ~ 6:00pm- 11:00pm ~~ Bracelet Night Again! Fireworks display on the beach @ 8:00pmSunday 09/13~ 4pm -10pm ( fireworks rain date)Check back for the nightly schedule of live entertainment****Bring the family and have a great time while helping to support the men & women of the MONMOUTH BEACH FIRE COMPANY
Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East, Gulf, and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes.Moving at speeds of up to eight feet per second, rip currents can move faster than an Olympic swimmer.Panicked swimmers often try to counter a rip current by swimming straight back to shore—putting themselves at risk of drowning because of fatigue.Lifeguards rescue tens of thousands of people from rip currents in the U.S. every year, but it is estimated that 100 people are killed by rip currents annually. If caught in a rip current, don't fight it! Swim parallel to the shore and swim back to land at an angle.While the terms are ofter confused, rip currents are different than rip tides. A rip tide is a specific type of current associated with the swift movement of tidal water through inlets and the mouths of estuaries, embayments, and harbors.Click the link to watch an informative video on how to spot a rip current, as well as what to do if you get caught in one!
Monday, May 25, 2015
Nationwide since 1998 to the present, 720 deaths to children were as a result of parents/caregivers leaving them unattended in automobiles. Eighty-seven percent were three years of age or younger. That’s an average of one child dying every 8.2 days. Nationwide during 2012, 10 children ranging from the ages of 4 months to 5 years old lost their lives due to hyperthermia in temperatures ranging from 83 to 105 degree temperatures. In 2014 there have been at least fifteen deaths of children unattended in vehicles; seven which has been confirmed as heatstroke and eight which, based upon the known circumstances, are most likely heatstroke
As outside temperatures rise, the dangers for children being seriously injured or even dying from being left alone inside a hot car also rise. That’s why the Monmouth Beach Fire Company is joining with other, state and local highway safety, law enforcement, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in an effort to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke in young children.
“More than half of all vehicle-related heatstroke deaths in children are caused by a child accidentally being left in the car, and more that 30 percent are from a child getting into a hot car on their own,”
In an effort to prevent these needless tragedies, we want to urge all parents and caregivers to do three things:
Thursday, May 7, 2015
USFA Announces the 2015 Arson Awareness Week Partners and ThemeEmmitsburg, MD – The United States Fire Administration (USFA) is pleased to partner with the State Farm Arson Dog Program, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, International Association of Arson Investigators; National Association of State Fire Marshals; National Volunteer Fire Council; National Fire Protection Association; Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and the Insurance Committee for Arson Control to announce the theme for the 2015 Arson Awareness Week: Accelerant Detection Canines — Sniffing Out Arson.USFA and its partners will use the week of May 3rd through May 9th to focus on the value and contributions accelerant detection canines make to fire departments, law enforcement agencies and their communities.The canines assist in closing arson cases and act as a deterrent resulting in a reduction of the arson problem. The canines can cover an entire fire scene in 30 minutes which could take an investigator an entire day. An accelerant detection canine locates more accurate evidence samples reducing the amount of costly analysis by the laboratory. Therefore, the dog saves the department and community both time and money.“Arson is a heinous crime and especially difficult to prosecute,” said Deputy United States Fire Administrator Glenn A. Gaines. “We owe it to our investigators and to the public to help them with the most effective tools available to battle this dangerous and costly crime.”There were about 17,400 intentionally set fires in homes each year during 2010-2012. These fires caused 275 deaths, 800 injuries and $513 million in property damage and loss. During this same time frame, there were 9,000 intentionally set fires in commercial buildings. These fires resulted in $282 million in property damage and loss. This information was provided to U.S. fire departments and reported by the U.S. Fire Administration.For more information regarding the 2015 Arson Awareness Week, go to www.usfa.fema.gov/aaw.For more information regarding Accelerant detection Canines, go to www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/canine/
What Is Turn Around Don't Drown® (TADD) Flooding Ahead? Turn Around Don't Drown®TADD is a NOAA National Weather Service campaign to warn people of the hazards of walking or driving a vehicle through flood waters.Why is Turn Around Don't Drown® So Important?
TURN AROUND DON"T DROWN
Recommended Amount of Sleep
Daylight Saving Time is fast approaching, which means we will be losing an hour of sleep as we set clocks forward when you go to sleep on Saturday night, March 7, 2015. Losing even one hour of sleep can affect a person’s internal clock and consequently impact their ability to safely drive. In an effort to reduce the number of fatigue-related collisions, the Monmouth Beach Fire Company is joining with the National Sleep Foundation in observing National Sleep Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2015.Fatigued drivers can be just as dangerous as an alcohol- or drug-impaired driver on our roadways. A lack of sleep will decrease a driver’s awareness, slow reaction time, and impair judgment. All of these behaviors can result in serious or even deadly consequences for the driver, their passengers or others on the roadway.So, how much sleep do you get? Check the chart and see if you measure up to the recommended amounts....
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