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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:49 am
Early this morning, just before 1:00 am, the MBFC and Sea Bright Fire Rescue were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 13 River Ave in Monmouth Beach. First arriving crews found heavy fire through the roof of a 3 story wood frame single family, with reports of entrapment on the 3rd floor.First arriving crews along with Monmouth Beach PD, effected a search and an eventual rescue of a resident on the third floor.A second alarm was struck by Monmouth Beach Chief, Ed Marsh, bringing in mutual aid & cover assignments from the City of Long Branch's Uniformed Fire Division & Volunteers, Neptune Fire, Little Silver, Oceanport, West Long Branch, Deal & Asbury Park FD's. Fire crews worked fervently to contain the fire but were eventually ordered to evacuate the building, by Chief Marsh, due to deteriorating conditions. The fire was eventually brought under control and fire crews remained on scene well past 5:00 am performing overhaul and checking for hot spots.Two responding Monmouth Beach Police Officers were evaluated and treated on scene for minor smoke inhalation. Neither required further medical attentionAlso responding to the scene were EMS crews from; Monmouth Beach, West Long Branch, MAB response from Neptune as well as the Long Branch First Aid Squad.The scene has since been turned over to the Monmouth Beach & Monmouth County Fire Marshal's Office for investigation.MB Chiefs, 66,67,68 would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance and response.- The Monmouth Beach Police Department- Sea Bright Fire/Rescue- The City of Long Branch Fire Dept- Deal Fire Department - Little Silver Fire Dept- Neptune Fire Dept.- Oceanport Fire Dept- West Long Branch Fire Dept- Asbury Park Fire Dept- Sea Bright Police Department - Monmouth Beach EMS- Neptune MAB bus- West Long Branch First Aid- Long Branch First Aid- The Ladies Auxiliary of Monmouth Beach
Fire pushes through the roof at 13 River
With extremely cold temperatures expected, now is a good time to make sure your pipes are prepared to handle the cold weather.We have three easy tips to help prevent your pipes from freezing:1- Leave your faucets slightly turned on, so it trickles a little. This decreases pressure in the water line, decreasing the odds a pipe will burst.2-Open your kitchen cabinet doors under the sink to allow more heated air to get to the water pipes.3-Disconnect your hose outside. There could be water stored in the hose that could backup into the house as water freezes.Also see these additional tips from our friends at American Water on how to prevent your pipes from freezing and or thaw them out if it is already too late.
On January 1, 2015, The Line Officers for the Monmouth Beach Fire Company were sworn in by New Jersey's Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, as well as The Mayor and Commissioners of Monmouth Beach. The annual ceremony which began at 10:00 a.m.,was held inside the main bays of our firehouse. We are proud to announce our 2015 Line Officers; Have a Great Year & Good Luck GentlemenChief of Department: Edward A. Marsh1st Assistant Chief: Timothy P. Griffin2nd Assistant Chief: Robert "Pags" PasquarielloForeman: Carl Griffin1st Assistant Foreman: Jeff Mitchell2nd Assistant Foreman: Joseph Feiter(Not pictured Foreman, Carl Griffin)
Our 3 Chief Officers from l-r ( 1st Asst
Chief Tim Griffin, Chief of Department
Ed Marsh, 2nd Assistant Chief Bob
2015 MBFC Line Officers; l-r( J. Feiter,
J. Mitchell, T. Griffin, E.A. Marsh, R.
As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.FACTS:
Sunday, November 30, starts our Annual Christmas Tree Sale Fundraiser behind the Firehouse on Beach Road.Our lot will be packed full of; Douglas, Fraser & Balsam firs, ranging from 3' to 10'. Mixed wreaths, plain or decorated & Roping in various sizes.We have everything that you need to make your house look great this year for Christmas.Members will be available to help you find the perfect tree, wreath or length of roping during the following hours:Monday-Friday: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Weekends: 9 a.m.-7p.m. **LOCAL DELIVERY AVAILABLE; ASK ONE OF OUR MEMBERS FOR DETAILS**Thank you for supporting your local firefighters and have a very Happy Holiday Season!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Monmouth Beach Fire Company would like to share the following Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips and an important message from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) about the dangers/hazards of using an outdoor gas fueled turkey fryer. The Monmouth Beach Fire Company wishes all of our family, members and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving TURKEY FRYERS: Underwriters Laboratories (UL) discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil. These turkey fryers use a substantial quantity of cooking oil at high temperatures, and units currently available for home use pose a significant danger that hot oil will be released at some point during the cooking process. The use of turkey fryers by consumers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries and the destruction of property. If you’ve never tried deep fried turkey ~ it’s great! But keep in mind there are many risks associated with doing it. Check out these safety tips and a brief 2-minute video from Underwriters Laboratories.Some Turkey Fryer hazards:
-- The Monmouth Beach Fire Company, is reminding residents that when you turn back your clocks this Saturday night, Nov. 2, you should also change the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.Approximately 83 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home. The majority of those occur at night when people were asleep in homes without working smoke alarms. This simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors along with testing your smoke alarms monthly to make sure they're working makes your home safer for you and your loved ones.A fire doubles in size every 30 seconds. The sound of the alarm will give you and your family those few extra seconds to get out and stay out of your home.Checking your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms & changing their batteries are one of the simplest things you can do to protect your family.Statistics indicate that more than 30% of home fires do not have a working smoke detector, or have no smoke detectors at all.When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because the batteries are missing.
The Monmouth Beach Fire Company Reminds Residents:Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! MONMOUTH BEACH, NJ, 10/07/2014 – Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, The Monmouth Beach Fire Company is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly. According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.In a fire, seconds count, Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:• Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.• Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.• Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.• Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it. To learn more about smoke alarms and “Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives”, visit NFPA’s Web site at www.firepreventionweek.org.
END OF SEPTEMBER MUM SALES!!
Come out and get all of your fall mums and help support your local FD!
Starting this Saturday, the 20th, The Monmouth Beach Fire Company will be selling nine, twelve, and fourteen inch Giant Mums as its end of September fundraiser.
The Mum sales will be conducted on the apron in front of our firehouse on Beach Rd, this Saturday & Sunday ( the 20th & 21st) as well as next Saturday & Sunday (the 27th & 28th), Sale hours are 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Stop on by and help support the men and women of the MBFC by purchasing one of our beautiful mums! All proceeds go directly to the MBFC.
Stop by and say hello to Chris Marsh and the rest of the crew.
Monday, September 1, 2014
The Monmouth Beach Fire Company is holding our annual fireman's fair from Wednesday September 3rd - Saturday September 6th @ The Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion. This year promises to be our biggest and the best fair yet, with all new rides and games of chance! Join us for :
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