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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Monmouth County Fire Academy in Freehold, NJ held its Firefighter 1 graduation, bringing an end to 18 weeks of training and education. Joining the graduating class was one of Manalapan's bravest, Firefighter Sean Brown. Firefighter Brown, along with his classmates, were educated in a wide variety of topics, including first aid, fire behavior, ventilation, rescue techniques, and fire suppression. Manalapan Township Fire Co.1 congratulates Firefighter Brown and welcomes him to the largest brotherhood in the world.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
At 7:30 AM, Manalapan Township Fire Company was dispatched to a reported 3 car motor vehicle accident on Route 33, in the area of Pegasus Blvd. Manalapan Police arrived on scene and confirmed 3 vehicles with multiple injuries and entrapment. 26-2-67 arrived on scene, established command, and advised responding units of fluids in the roadway and 1 patient needing extrication. 26-2-68 arrived and was assigned the operations branch, with 26-2-80 assigned to patient care and extrication, and 26-2-78 assigned to assist. Route 33 was closed to traffic while units operated for just over 30 minutes. A total of 5 patients were evaluated, with 2 being transported to area hospitals. Departments assisting on scene included Monroe EMS, Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid, Freehold First Aid, MONOC, and NJ DOT.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Manalapan Township Fire Co.1 hosted its annual awards dinner and swearing in ceremony at Knob Hill County Club with family, community leaders, and representatives from surrounding departments. Asst. Chief Genieczko and Ex-Chief Jeff LoSacco were each awarded for their 20 years of service to Manalapan, along with President Elliot Belote for 5 years of service. Ex-Chief and Ex-President Joseph Spevak was congratulated and awarded for 50 years of service. Top five responder awards were given to Ex-Chief Ryan Perrone, Brian Toia, Sonny Sorscher. Muyong Oh, and Mitchel Lang. Brian Toia was also awarded the Firefighter of the Year Award for 2014. The incoming Executive Line Officers and Command Officers were sworn in, and members enjoyed time with friends and family for the rest of the evening. Coverage for the District was provided by Englishtown Fire Dept.
Monday, January 12, 2015
At approximately 7:20 pm Manalapan Twp Fire Co.1 was alerted to a reported house fire. 26-2-66, 26-2-78,and 26-2-96 checked in service immediately, followed closely by 26-2-90. Chief 26-2-66 arrived on location in under 5 minutes reporting nothing showing from the exterior, with all residents evacuated. Upon further investigation, heavy smoke was reported throughout the residence; possibly coming from the heating vents. Upon arrival, 26-2-78 was assigned to interior operations. Firefighters were able to determine that the smoke originated from the furnace, and was a spread through the HVAC system. The power was shutoff and access was gained to the furnace, revealing that it had indeed caught fire. Firefighters from Manalapan and Englishtown were able to ventilate the residence with no further incident. Departments assisting with this incident included Millstone (32-1), Englishtown (12-1), Freehold Twp Independent (16-1), Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid (26-21), and Manalapan PD. All units were clear of the scene approximately 1 hour after initial dispatch.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
At approximately 8:00 PM, Manalapan Township Fire Co. 1 and Englishtown Fire Department were dispatched to Pine Brook School for a report of smoke coming from the building. Englishtown Fire Dept (12-1), in the middle of a standby at their station, responded quickly to the scene. Upon arrival of Engine 12-74 and Manalapan PD, units were updated with a report of nothing showing from the exterior. 26-2-67 arrived and all other units were advised to hold in quarters. Further investigation revealed that a passerby saw white smoke coming from the heating exhaust on the roof of the building. All units cleared the scene shortly before 8:30 PM with no further incident.
Just over 2 hours later, Manalapan Township Fire Co.1, along with Freehold Twp Independent (16-1) and Freehold Boro (Station 15) were dispatched to a reported fire at Applewood Estates, Freehold Township. The Monmouth County 911 Center received multiple calls of an apartment fire with possible entrapment. Units arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the fire about 20 minutes after dispatch. Freehold First Aid treated a total of 4 patients, including someone that was rescued from the apartment by Applewood Maintenance Dept. All units cleared the scene just before midnight. Also assisting was Freehold Township PD, MONOC, Freehold Twp Fire Bureau, and the Monmouth County Fire Marshall. Adelphia Fire Company (19-2) was assigned to Station 16-1 to answer any additional dispatches.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Christmas dinner was interrupted for the firefighters of Manalapan Township Fire Co.1 when just before 7:00 PM, they were dispatched to the intersection of Route 33 and Sweetmans Lane for a reported motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment. Upon arrival of Manalapan Police, responding units were updated that there was no entrapment but 1 of the vehicles involved hit a traffic light, causing it to fall into the roadway. 26-2-66 arrived on location and established command. The intersection was closed to all traffic as units operated on scene. In total, 3 patients were transported to area hospitals for their injuries. Also on scene were units from MONOC MICU, Robert Wood Johnson MICU, Monroe EMS, Freehold First Aid, an officer from Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid, State DOT, and JCPL. Units from Manalapan Township Fire Co.1 cleared the scene approximately 2 hours after initial dispatch
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
At approximately 1:15 AM, Manalapan Twp Fire Co.1 and Englishtown Fire Dept were dispatched to the Englishtown Auction for a fire alarm. Manalapan Police units arrived and reported a heavy smoke condition from the yellow/blue building. Police units were able to gain entry and confirmed a working fire. Upon confirmation of a working fire, 12-66 requested a full 1st alarm assignment and established command. Engine 12-74 placed 2 lines in service while Manalapan units were arriving. Both departments were able to extinguish the fire at 1:35 AM, containing most of the damage to Unit 69. Jamesburg Fire Dept was requested to cover Station 12-1, while Freehold Independent Fire Co and Millstone Fire Dept were requested to standby by Station 26-2. Assisting on scene was Monroe Station 57, Gordons Corner Fire Co (26-1), Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid, Monroe First Aid, Monmouth County HazMat, Monmouth County Fire Marshall, and Manalapan Fire Bureau. All units cleared the scene with no injuries at approximately 4:10 AM.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Manalapan Township Fire Co. 1 hosted a Christmas party for members and family. Santa Claus decided to make a special appearance to give presents to the children of firefighters.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
During the early morning hours of Dec. 20, Manalapan Township Fire Co.1 was dispatched to Hightstown to assist in fighting a house fire. Upon arrival of 26-2-90, members were quickly put to work assisting units on scene setting up a water supply, due to hydrants not working properly. With water supply established, units were able to extinguish the blaze with no injuries or loss of life. Other fire companies involved included Hightstown Fire Dept, East Windsor Fire Co1, East Windsor Fire Co. 2, Robbinsville Fire Co., Plainsboro Fire Co., Cranbury Fire Co., West Windsor Fire Co.1, Monroe 57, Jamesburg Fire Dept., Princeton Junction Fire Co., Allentown Fire Dept., and Millstone Fire Dept.
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