Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Hope Fire Company will be hosting a Surface Ice Rescue Level 1 certification course on February 15 & 16, 2014. Please see registration info on attached flyer. Is Your Team Fully Ready to Perform a
Safe, Rapid Surface Ice Rescue?
Whitewater sports, floods, and Ice
accidents are on the rise, putting fire, police and EMS at possibly more risk
than any other type of rescue. One mistake can lead to multiple rescuer
fatalities in a matter of seconds.
Can your team confidently :
Safely bring a victim 300 feet out, back to shore in under 10
minutes from time of arrival on scene?
Properly use the most effective,
state-of-the-art procedures and equipment?
establish independent-victim-positive-buoyancy to prevent a
Write Standard Operating Procedures to
keep members and department safe and protected from liabilty?
Properly handle patients to prevent
further injury & increase survival chances?
costly equipment purchasing mistakes?
If your location has the potential
for ice this course is a must! You will learn how to perform safe
and effective rescues from the time of the call till the patient arrives at the
is a course you cannot afford to miss!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Congratulations to Firefighter Joe Petrella and Ladies Aux. Member Brielle Petrella on the birth of your daughter. We wish the Petrella Family the very best with the newest member of the family.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Following a night of training, Hope Fire Company responded to a motor vehicle accident on Holmes Mill Road. The crew secured the vehicle battery and provided traffic control while awaiting JCP&L's arrival to replace a utility pole that was damaged during the accident. Also responding to the scene was Squad 82-21 and NJSP.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Hope Fire Company members had back to back training sessions on building construction for the fire service and incident scene size up. The training was mostly classroom lecture followed up with practicing with table top scenarios. The crew then drove in the response area to view construction and conduct preplanning for incidents.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Hope Fire Company responded to reports of a vehicle fire. Chief 8266 arrived on location with a working fire in the engine compartment of a car. The crew extinguished the fire and remained on location until the tow truck removed the vehicle. Also on scene were the NJSP and Squad 82-21.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Hope Fire Company responded to a motor vehicle accident on Yardville-Allentown Road. All patients were evaluated by Squad 82-21. PSE&G was on location to secure power to secondary power lines that had fallen and to replace a broken utility pole. NJSP were also on location.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Hope Fire Company members participated in live fire training at the Middlesex County Fire Academy with members of the Sea Bright Fire Department. The interior crews practiced hoseline advancement, search and rescue, communications, and fire extinguishment. On the exterior, members practiced hoseline advancement, command, communications, pumping and ladder placement.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Hope Fire Company members trained on establishing a sustained water supply from the lake in Imlaystown.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Mark your calendars for Sunday October 20th, and come out and support our annual all-you-can-eat Turkey Dinner. Doors will be open from 12pm to 6pm (or sell out). Sit down dinners are $19 and take-outs are $20. Come dine at the firehouse and eat all you can or order a generously stuffed takeout platter and eat at home. Either way, please come support your local volunteers. Neither Allentown Borough or Upper Freehold Township have dedicated fire taxes so a large portion of our funding comes through fundraisers like this.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Hope Fire Company was dispatched initially for a fire alarm activation, and the assignment was upgraded to a structure fire upon PD's arrival with a report of a smoke condition. 8281's crew identified the source as a sump pump that was actively burning. The pump was removed from the building and the basement was ventilated.
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