Bridge Closure - Jonathan Holmes Road

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  The bridge on Jonathan Holmes Road, between Arlene's Way and Cutter Court is under an emergency closure by Monmouth County. To our mutual aid, please plan accordingly. To our residents, please be patient and use the posted detours - the bridge is impassable.

   


 

Vehicle Fire Rt 195

Thursday, November 13, 2014  HFC responded to multiple reports of a vehicle. Crew found a pickup truck hauling a camper in the shoulder with a working engine compartment fire in the truck. Crew extinguished the fire and overhauled the vehicle. Also on location were Allentown First Aid Squad and the NJSP.

     



 

Hoseline Drill

Monday, October 27, 2014  HFC trained on deploying hose lines in situations in which a house has a short setback from the road.

     



 

Fire Prevention Education

Friday, October 10, 2014  HFC members visited the elementary school to teach fire prevention to the Pre-K - 1 grades. Thank you to the kids for their attentiveness, and a big thank you for the cards they sent us after our visit. A few of our favorites are attached.

     



 

Mutual Aid to Millstone Accident w/ fuel spill

Thursday, September 25, 2014  The Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched to Perrineville Road, at Perrineville Lake for a motor vehicle accident, vehicle overturned. While enroute Telesqurt 3290 (Maloney) was advised of a vehicle into the water, driver entrapped, and a fuel spill. Telesqurt 3290 arrived to find a vehicle partially into the water, with the driver still in the vehicle and an active fuel leak. Firefighters assisted the driver from the vehicle and turned over to Millstone EMS for transport. Rescue 3285 arrived and firefighters deployed spill containment booms to contain the gasoline that had entered the water. Monmouth County Hazmat and Hope Fire Company Marine Unit (Sta 82-1) were requested to the scene. Additionally a notification was made to the Monmouth County Fire Marshalls Office, due to this incident occurring on Monmouth County Parks Systems property. Members of the Hazmat unit and Marine 82-1 arrived and the decision was made to have two firefighters enter the water in dry suits in order to place additional spill containment booms. Once completed a heavy duty wrecker was used to raise the vehicle from the water. The vehicle was placed on the roadway where additional action was required by Hazmat personnel to contain both a gasoline leak and oil spill. After operating for over 2 hours fire department units cleared the scene, while Hazmat units remained for additional clean-up. Representatives from the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management, the Monmouth County Park Systems, Monmouth County Highway Department and the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection were on scene. The accident is under investigation by the New Jersey State Police. News and photos courtesy of Millstone Township Fire Company http://www.millstonefire.com/

     



 

MVA Yardville Allentown Road + 2 MVAs Rt 195

Sunday, August 10, 2014  HFC responded to a motor vehicle accident on Yardville Allentown Road. Crew secured the battery to the vehicle and assisted PD with traffic control. During this incident, HFC responded to two other MVA's on Route 195.

   


 

MVA Sharon Station Road

Sunday, August 10, 2014  HFC responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Sharon Station Road and County Route 524. On arrival, the crew had two vehicles with 4 patients involved. The crew secured the batteries to the vehicles, assisted EMS, and provided traffic control. A gas metering control valve was struck in the incident and required the response of PSE&G to evaluate and repair.

     



 

Structure Fire Heritage Drive

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Hope Fire Company responded to a garage fire at a single family dwelling on Heritage Drive. On arrival, heavy fire was showing on the first floor, second floor and attic on the A/D sides of the house. Crews placed 2.5" and 1.75" hand lines in service and were able to confine the fire to the areas that were involved on arrival. Unfortunately, due to the rapid spread of fire the home sustained heavy water damage. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The local community has been coming together to assist the affected family deal with this difficult time by establishing several means of donating/collecting items needed. One of these means is a relief fund established through St. John's Catholic Church. Please visit http://www.stjohnromancatholic.org/sjrc/ to learn how you can assist the family. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you to the mutual aid companies including but not limited to, Groveville, Robbinsville, Nottingham, New Egypt, Millstone, Hamilton, Crosswicks and Allentown First Aid for assisting with the incident.

     



 

Vehicle Fire Rt 195

Friday, August 8, 2014  HFC responded to a vehicle fire on Route 195. On arrival, crew found a fully involved car fire, knocked the fire down and overhauled the vehicle.

     



 

Tree Fire - Assunpink WMA

Thursday, July 17, 2014  Hope Fire was dispatched to a smoldering tree fire in the woods in the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. Engine 8281 and Brush 8293 responded to find a tree smoldering, located well off the road. Crew extinguished the burning tree and wet the surrounding area. Suspected cause is a lightning strike during Tuesday's storms.

     



 
 
 

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