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.
Monday, October 27, 2014
HFC trained on deploying hose lines in situations in which a house has a short setback from the road.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Want to serve your community and help save lives and property? Want to help minimize those property tax increases? Hope Fire Company is always looking for new members to join us in serving the local communities of Allentown Borough and Upper Freehold Township. Becoming a member is a fast and easy process, and the service you provide is extremely rewarding. We have members of all ages, all different backgrounds, and yet it's a closely knit group of people with the same goal- serving the community. Hope Fire Company members are responsible for attending different training drills throughout the year as well as making a percentage of fire calls and fundraising events. Hope Fire Company has many different levels of membership that range from becoming a firefighter, to social members and even being a part of the Ladies Auxiliary. We also accept junior firefighter applications for anyone that is 16-18 years old. If you would like more information or have any questions about Hope Fire Company Membership, feel free to stop down at our fire house on WEDNESDAY NIGHTS from 7-9pm to inquire or pick up an application. Even if you're not interested in joining, please come down and visit the volunteers to ask what we do. We hope to see you become a member and a friend here at Hope Fire Company.
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