Struck Gas Line

Tuesday, May 26, 2015  HFC responded to a struck gas line that was damaged during road construction. Allentown PD and the crew secured the immediate area until PSE&G was able to secure the gas line, which was a service to a house. Also on location was Engine 19, which was staged down the road.



Standby - Horse Park of NJ Jersey Fresh Event

Saturday, May 9, 2015  HFC members stood by at the Horse Park of New Jersey for the international Jersey Fresh event. This is a major event and is a pre-qualifier for the Olympics. Crews are requested to standby to assist in the event that there is an incident with a downed rider and/or horse, particularly if an extrication is required if a fence is involved. We had the pleasure of working with the Massachusetts SPCA equine ambulance crew, whom conducted training that we had attended earlier in the year. During our pre-planning the night before the event, some of the international judges were pleased to have the opportunity to look at 8281.



Brush Fire - Hill Road

Saturday, May 2, 2015  Hope Fire Company responded to a brush fire located in the woods off of Hill Road.



Pipeline Drill

Saturday, May 2, 2015  Hope Fire Company along with several area fire companies practiced conveying water to a fire scene via the use of large diameter hoseline. Our response area is primarily without fire hydrants so water is supplied by drafting, tanker shuttles and pipelines.



Mass Casualty Drill

Saturday, March 28, 2015  Hope Fire Company participated in a mass casualty drill with Millstone Fire Company and many other agencies. The training simulated a plane crash and involved many EMS and fire agencies.



MVA training

Tuesday, March 17, 2015  Members took advantage of a free night to participate in an additional training exercise. The crew was faced with rescuing our training prop, Hosay, who found himself trapped beneath his truck. The crew practiced communications, staging equipment, and using the equipment available.



Ladies Auxiliary Basket Auction

Tuesday, March 17, 2015  6TH ANNUAL BASKET AUCTION WHEN Saturday April 18, 2015 Doors open at 6:00pm Auction Starts at 7:30pm WHERE Hope Fire Company 82 Route 526 Allentown NJ Awesome prizes included Trent Jewelers Bracelet, an iPod Nano and accessories to go with, Lottery Ticket Basket, Basket of Cheer, Large Screen TV, Gift Cards for shopping and restaurants and beautifully made baskets containing great items. NO ONE UNDER 18 ALLOWED IN THE HALL WHEN THE AUCTION STARTS ADMISSION $6.00 at the door Includes dessert And 1 sheet of 25 White Tickets TICKET PRICES White - $6.00 Green - $8.00 Orange - $10.00 Pink - $12.00 Blue $5 each 5/$20 TABLE VALUES White $1.00 - $24.99 Green $25.00 - $49.99 Orange $50.00 - $99.99 Pink $100.00 - $249.99 Blue $250.00 and over



2014/2015 Banquet

Saturday, March 14, 2015  Hope Fire Company had their 2015 installation banquet and celebrated accomplishments of the 2014 year.


Recognized for completing their probationary period were:

Craig Mallet

Joe Petrella

Ben Wainwright

Welcomed to the Company as new members:

Dave Wilbur

Dave Walter

Erin Hubscher

Kris Smith

Matt Screws

The 2015officers were introduced, and then were sworn in by Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley  

Line Officers:

Chief: Steve Gomba

Deputy Chief: Mike Kamer

Assistant Chief: Jay Davidson

Captain: Scott Davidson


Administrative Officers:

President: Dave Floyd

Vice President: Jeff Fenton

Secretary: Chris Poles

Treasurer: Norma Stillwell

Assistant Treasurer: Roberta Fenton

Trustees: Bob Cole, Brian Henry, Mark Szczepanski


Ladies Auxiliary Officers:

President: Nancy Wikoff

Vice President: Jennifer Wikoff

Secretary: Helen Margaret Taylor

Treasurer: Carolyn Scholer


Service Awards were presented:

Debby Floyd: 5 Years

Carolyn Scholer: 5 Years

Tara Van Pelt: 5 Years

Jennifer Wikoff: 5 Years

Jeff Fenton: 10 years

Joe LoConte: 10 Years

Tom Monahan: 20 Years

Jeremy Wikoff: 20 Years

Mark Szczepanski: 30 Years

Don Swaysland: 30 Years

Jay Davidson: 35 Years


2014 Top Ten Awards were presented for participation in emergency calls, training, and duty crew standbys:

Roberta Fenton

Jeff Fenton

Steve Gomba

Jay Davidson

Mike Kamer

Scott Davidson

Robert Cole

Chris Poles

Rich Floyd

Joe Petrella


Chief’s Appreciation Awards were presented:

Roberta Fenton – for special efforts in attending advanced training at academy

Joe Petrella – for special efforts in radio communications and work on Chief’s truck

Chris Poles – for special efforts with duty crew assignments



Equine Extraction

Sunday, February 1, 2015  The Station 82 crew spent the day in Tabernacle, NJ at a training session taught by Roger Lauze from the Massachusetts SPCA. The MSPCA's equine emergency response and rescue has much experience and provides equine ambulance services at large events across the nation, including the Jersey Fresh competition held locally at the Horse Park of New Jersey. The crew today had the privilege of working with Roger, many veterinarians, vet students, horse owners, and Tabernacle Rescue members, to work through several scenarios in which a horse had to be rescued. We offer a special thank you to local resident Lisa Minshull for sponsoring three of our firefighters to attend this training- your support means a lot to us, and it is awesome response to our common plea of "help us help you".



Shovel Out Hydrants!

Monday, January 26, 2015  If you have fire hydrants near your home or business, please keep "your" fire hydrants in mind when you are clearing out your walks and driveways. In the event of a fire, we'll need quick access to the fire hydrants for water, and if they are buried, there will be a delay in getting water as we locate and dig out the hydrants. Please be proactive and keep them visible and fully accessible! Thank you!



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