Basket Auction

Saturday, April 5, 2014  5TH ANNUAL BASKET AUCTION WHEN Saturday April 26, 2014 Doors open at 6:00pm Auction Starts at 7:00pm WHERE Hope Fire Company 82 Route 526 Allentown NJ Awesome prizes including Tickets to Sesame Place, Crayola Factory, Chase Wells Bag, Vera Bradley, Trent Jewelers Bracelet, Lottery Ticket Basket, Gift Cards for shopping and restaurants and beautifully made baskets containing great item. Benefits the Hope Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary



Pipeline Training

Sunday, April 6, 2014  Hope Fire Company joined fire companies from Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth and Somerset Counties in central NJ to conduct a combination LDH and tanker task force exercise today. 6300' of 5" hose was laid from the tanker dump site to the fire site with a 1400 GPM flow obtained.



Water Supply / handline training

Saturday, April 5, 2014  Members trained on hydrant hook ups, practiced with a hydrant assist valve for large diameter hoseline operations, and handline advancement.



Ice Rescue Training - Day 2

Sunday, February 16, 2014  Crews joined together today for a day of hands on training at the Assunpink Lake in the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area located in Upper Freehold, NJ. Members went through several rescue evolutions, included rope throw bags, self rescues, and multiple rescues of victims using different techniques.



Ice Rescue Training - day 1

Saturday, February 15, 2014  This weekend, Hope Fire Company is host to a surface ice rescue technician course taught by Team Lifeguard Systems.  Dedicated members of several fire, police and EMS agencies as near as Millstone and as far as Maryland joined us for this training.   Day 1 consisted of an awareness level training lecture, followed by indoors hands-on training, learning the equipment and rescue procedures.  Day 2 will be held at Assunpink Lake and will allow the students to learn and develop the rescue skills required for a successful rescue.

This training is absolutely critical for teams that perform rescues in surface ice water.  Our members are required to have this certification and conduct annual refresher training in order to maintain the skills required to properly conduct ice rescues.  A big thank you to our brothers and sisters in other departments for coming and training with us.   



MVA Route 195, rollover

Friday, February 14, 2014   Station 82-1 responded to reports of an overturned vehicle in the median of Route 195.  8282 found a single vehicle on its roof, with both occupants safely out of the vehicle with no injuries. 8282 remained on location for a short time until the tow truck arrived.  Also responding were Mercer Engine 40, Allentown First Aid Squad, and NJSP.



MVA car vs pole

Friday, February 14, 2014  Station 82-1 responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle that struck a light pole.  No extrication was required but crew remained on location until the vehicle was towed and utility company was on location to address the electrical hazard of the downed light pole.  



Assist NJSP

Thursday, February 13, 2014  Station 82-1 units responded to assist the NJSP with removal of a fence that was damaged during snow removal operations and posed a hazard to the highway traffic below it as it dangled off an overpass.  



MVA - South Main Street

Thursday, January 30, 2014  Hope Fire Company responded to a motor vehicle accident with a vehicle on its side, and reported possible entrapment. Members with mutual aid from Mercer County Station 40 extricated the patient from the overturned vehicle. Also on scene were Allentown First Aid Squad, Allentown Police and Mercer medics.



Ice Rescue Training

Monday, January 27, 2014  Following multiple reports of people being on the ice this past week, Hope Fire Company members spent some time in the water practicing ice rescue techniques. Members ran through several rescue scenarios in which they had to rescue victim(s) that had fallen through the ice. Remember, No Ice is Safe Ice!



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