Post-snow emergencies

Sunday, January 26, 2014  Hope Fire Company stayed busy over the weekend with multiple car vs. pole assignments and one house with a water pipe broken due to freezing. Notes for the next snow storm - drive slowly when the roads are snow and ice covered; be prepared for black ice when the roads look clear after a snow event; and keep the heat up or run your water to avoid freezing pipes.



MVA Chambers Road

Wednesday, January 22, 2014  Hope Fire Company responded to an MVA involving an overturned vehicle. Patients had self extricated prior to our arrival. HFC stood by for traffic control until the vehicle was removed.



MVA Herbert Rd

Wednesday, January 1, 2014  Hope Fire Company responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two motorcycles. One patient was transported by Squad 82-21.



Congratulations to the 2014 ladies auxiliary officers

Tuesday, December 31, 2013  Congratulations

President: Nancy Wikoff

Vice President: Jen Wikoff

Secretary: Helen Taylor

Treasurer: Carolyn Scholer



Congratulations to the 2014 administrative officers

Tuesday, December 31, 2013  Congratulations

President: Steve Gomba

Vice President: Alex Nebbia

Secretary: Michael Kamer

Treasurer: Norma Stillwell

Assistant Treasurer: Brian Henry

Trustees: Jay Davidson, Bob Cole, Brian Henry



Congratulations to the 2014 line officers

Tuesday, December 31, 2013  Congratulations

Chief: George Stillwell

Deputy Chief: Steve Gomba

Assistant Chief: Michael Kamer

Captain: Brian Erxleben

Rescue Captain: Jeremy Wikoff

Lieutenant: Richard Floyd

Career Lieutenant: Doug Vorp



Congrats FF Joe Petrella and Ladies Aux. Brielle Petrella

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.



HFC to Host Ice Rescue Training

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?

Immediately establish independent-victim-positive-buoyancy to prevent a subsurface rescue?

Write Standard Operating Procedures to keep members and department safe and protected from liabilty?

Properly handle patients to prevent further injury & increase survival chances?

Prevent 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 hospital. This is a course you cannot afford to miss!




MVA - Holmes Mill Road

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. 



Training - Building Construction & Scene Size Up

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. 



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