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2016 Line Officers Take Office

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:

  • Chief of Department -           Tim Griffin
  • 1st Assistant Chief -              Bob "Pags" Pasquariello
  • 2nd Assistant Chief -            Carl Griffin
  • Foreman -                            Jeff Mitchell
  • 1st Assistant Foreman -       Jay Feiter
  • 2nd Assistant Foreman        Dave Stickle



Our Executive Officers are:

  • President -                             Charlie King
  • Vice President -                     Bryan Keeshen
  • Treasurer -                            Steve Garelli
  • Secretary -                             Phil Kuhlthau
Best of luck to all of our officers and have a safe year!






     
(l-r) Chief(s) Tim Griffin, Bob Pasquariello, Carl Griffin

(l-r) Chief(s) Tim Griffin, Bob
      Pasquariello, Carl Griffin

Chief Griffin & Family

Chief Griffin & Family



 

Monmouth Beach Annual Christmas Tree Sales




Date: 11/30/2015

From: MBFC 24 Beach Rd. Monmouth Beach NJ 07750
To: Everyone
Priority: HIGH
Authorization: MBFC Christmas Tree Sales Committee
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The Monmouth Beach Fire Company Annual Christmas Tree Sale runs NOW through Christmas Eve or Until Sold Out.
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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:


  • Balsam Fir~ this top Christmas Tree features blue/green 1 - 1 1/2 inch needles that radiate from all branches of the tree. When crushed, The needles give off a sweet fragrance.

  • Douglas Fir~ This tree has long lasting dark green needles that make up an attractive form. It also retains a pleasing holiday fragrance.

  • Fraser Fir~ This dark blue-green tree has tremendous needle retention and a great form for long lasting time in the home.
  • Decorated or Unadorned Holiday Wreaths / Roping
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ALL TREES INCLUDE:


  • Custom base cutting
  •  Netting
  • Roof Top mounting



  • ** LOCAL DELIVERY WITHIN MONMOUTH BEACH AVAILABLE....PLEASE ASK AT TIME OF PURCHASE!**
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    The Officers & Members of the Monmouth Beach Fire Company thank you in advance for buying your tree locally, and not from one of the big box stores...




    Thank you for supporting the men & women of The Monmouth Beach Fire Company


         



     

    The Ladies Auxiliary of Monmouth Beach Fire Company Presents: ~~~VENDOR AND CRAFT NIGHT~

     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
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    Shop great products from many of our local artists and vendors and help support the men & women of The Monmouth Beach Fire Company!!
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    Vendors/Products are:
     
    ~ 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 Ready

     Hurricane Preparedness - Be Ready


    Two 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:


    • Gather Information
    • Plan & Take Action
    • Recover
    • Resources
    • Gather Information


    Know if you live in an evacuation area. Assess your risks and know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Understand National Weather Service forecast products and especially the meaning of NWS watches and warnings.




    Keep a list of contact information for reference.


    • Local Emergency Management Office
    • County Law Enforcement
    • County Public Safety Fire/Rescue
    • State, County and City/Town Government
    • Local Hospitals
    • Local Utilities
    • Local American Red Cross
    • Local TV Stations
    • Local Radio Stations
    • Your Property Insurance Agent
    • Risk Analysis
    • Online hazard and vulnerability assessment tools are available to gather information about your risks.


    Check your hazards risks with FEMA's Map Portal.
    Rate your flood risk with the FloodSmart.gov portal.




    Plan & Take Action


    Everyone needs to be prepared for the unexpected. Your friends and family may not be together when disaster strikes. How will you find each other? Will you know if your children or parents are safe? You may have to evacuate or be confined to your home. What will you do if water, gas, electricity or phone services are shut off?


    Supplies Kit


    Put together a basic disaster supplies kit and consider storage locations for different situations. 


    Emergency Plans


    Develop and document plans for your specific risks.


    Protect yourself and family with a Family Emergency Plan -
    Be sure to plan for locations away from home
    Business owners and site locations should create Workplace Plans
    Make sure schools and daycares have School Emergency Plans
    Pet owners should have plans to care for their animals. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offer information on animal health impacts in evacuation shelters.
    Prepare your boat and be aware of marine safety if you are on or near the water.
    Health & Environment


    Follow guidelines to guard your community's health and protect the environment during and after the storm.


    Review the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) health considerations before, during, and after a storm.
    Remember to follow the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) food and water safety guidelines during disasters.
    Review the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggestions for health and environmental safety in disaster preparedness.
    Evacuation




    Review the FEMA Evacuation Guidelines to allow for enough time to pack and inform friends and family if you need to leave your home. FOLLOW instructions issued by local officials. Leave immediately if ordered!
    Consider your protection options to decide whether to stay or evacuate your home if you are not ordered to evacuate.
    When waiting out a storm be careful, the danger may not be over yet...


    Be alert for:


    • Tornadoes – they are often spawned by hurricanes.
    • The calm "eye" of the storm – it may seem like the storm is over, but after the eye passes, the winds will change direction and quickly return to hurricane force.
    Recover


    Wait until an area is declared safe before returning home.
    Remember that recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process.
    Resources


    FEMA - Are You Ready? Guide
    National Weather Service Weather Safety
    Be a Force of Nature with NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation
    NWS Storm-Ready Sites & Communities
    Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
    Ready.gov Kids
    American Red Cross


    FOR MORE HURRICANE PLANNING INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT- http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/










         



     

    2015 Annual Firemans Fair

    MB Firemans Fair

    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- 10:00pm


    Friday 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 @ 8:00pm

    Sunday 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

       


     

    What Is A Rip Current?

     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!


       


     

    Dangers of Leaving Children/Pets Unattended In Vehicles

    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:
            
     

  • NEVER leave a child in a vehicle unattended;
  • Make it a habit to look in the backseat EVERY time you exit the car;
  • ALWAYS lock the car and put the keys out of reach.  And, if you ever see a child left alone in a hot vehicle, call 911 right away.
  • According to NHTSA, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatalities for children 14 and under. In fact, one child dies from heatstroke nearly every 8 days from being left in a hot vehicle.

    Warning signs of heatstroke include: red, hot, and moist or dry skin, no sweating, a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse, nausea, confusion or acting strangely.  If a child exhibits any of these signs after being in a hot vehicle, cool the child rapidly (not an ice bath but by spraying them with cool water or with a garden hose)Call 911 immediately.

    Children’s body temperatures can rise up to five times faster than that of an adult, and heatstroke can occur in temperatures as low as 57 degrees.  On an 80 degree day, a car can reach deadly levels in just 10 minutes.  With windows cracked, vehicle temperatures can reach 125 degrees in minutes.  Cracking a window has little to no effect on slowing rising temperatures in vehicles.

     

         



     

    National Arson Awareness Week May 3-9, 2015

    Thursday, May 7, 2015   USFA Announces the 2015 Arson Awareness Week Partners and Theme

    Emmitsburg, 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/


       


     

    FLOOD AWARENESS SAFETY WEEK: MARCH 16-22

     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?


    • Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard.
    • The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water.
    • The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters
    • .Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded.


    What Can I Do to Avoid Getting Caught is This Situation?


    Most flood-related deaths and injuries could be avoided if people who come upon areas covered with water followed this simple advice: Turn Around Don't Drown®. 


    The reason that so many people drown during flooding is because few of them realize the incredible power of water. A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles. This includes pickups and SUVs. 


    If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited. 


    Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don't Drown®


    Follow these safety rules:


  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don't Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don't Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.


         

    TURN AROUND DON"T DROWN

    TURN AROUND DON"T DROWN



     

    Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

    Recommended Amount of Sleep

    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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