Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Hope Fire Company is proud to announce that probationary firefighter George Stillwell Jr. recently successfully passed the firefighter 1 program at the Monmouth County Fire Academy. Upon his graduation he received his promotion to the rank of Firefighter.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Hope Fire Company celebrated the year 2013 at the annual banquet.
The Top Ten Responders (11 due to a tie), awarded for having responded to the most emergency calls throughout the year were: Robert Cole, Pat Donoher, Brian Erxleben, Roberta Fenton, Dave Floyd, Steve Gomba, Brian Henry, Mike Kamer, Alex Nebbia, George Stillwell and Norma Stillwell. Thanks guys for your outstanding contributions to the local community! The work you do for the community is greatly appreciated!
The Company Top Ten members (13 due to a multi-tie), awarded for their contributions in the primary fundraising events throughout the year were (in no particular order): Robert Cole, Roberta Fenton, Brian Erxleben, Jeff Fenton, Dave Floyd, Rich Floyd, Steve Gomba, Brian Henry, Kevin O'Neill, George Stillwell, Norma Stillwell, Ed Tindall, Jeremy Wikoff. Thanks for the commitment in keeping the taxes in town down guys!
The following anniversaries were recognized:
Dave Floyd, 40 years of service;
Ed Tindall, 35 years of service;
Norma Stillwell, 10 years of service;
Joe Loconte, 10 years of service.
Thank you so much for those 95 years of volunteer service!
Recognition of successful completion of probationary periods and promotion to the rank of firefighter were: Joe Petrella, Craig Mallet, George Stillwell Jr.
The Ladies Auxiliary issued the following awards:
Lady of the Year to Cindy Van Pelt.
Ruby Farmer was recognized for giving 60(!) years of volunteer service and for being a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Bob Cole was named an honorary Ladies' member for his help all year. Thank you to the Ladies Aux. members for all your support throughout the year.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Congratulations to our friends at the Allentown FFA. At the recent 85th New Jersey state FFA Convention, the Allentown FFA chapter received a gold award for state participation AND has been determined to be the #1 chapter in New Jersey. As a result they received a citation of commendation from the NJ Senate and General Assembly. We're proud to work with the members of this organization every year, helping each other with our respective fundraisers, and we're proud of the this year's member's accomplishments.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Today is not only a day of celebration but also a day of remembrance. Today, Hope Fire Company No. 1 would like to thank all of our service members who have risked or are risking their lives at this moment, fighting to continue to keep our freedom ringing strong. Be sure that if you see a veteran or service member to thank them for all that they have done.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Station 82-1 was dispatched with Squad 82-21 for a motor vehicle accident on Route 195 at MP 14.1 WB. The first unit on location found 2 vehicles in the median at MP 14.3. No FD services were required and the station was cleared after info obtained.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Today, members along with our career staff operated at a 3rd alarm fire in Upper Freehold. Crews had to overcome several obstacles in order to begin an attack. We would like to thank all of the mutual aid companies that provided assistance to us.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Please help the Hope Fire Company volunteers help you.
We are having a fundraiser at Cheeburger Cheeburger located in the Shoppes at Hamilton located on Route 130. They will donate 20% of all sales WHEN YOU BRING THIS FLYER and eat in or take out.
This is on
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
At: Cheeburger Cheeburger Shoppes at Hamilton
549 US 130 North, Suite 439, Hamilton, NJ 08691
Please help us help you! Please print out the attached flyer and enjoy the meal at Cheeburger Cheeburger!
To download, click on the image below then either print the image (jpeg) or hit the pdf image to download and print the pdf.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Hope Fire Company assisted the Horse Park of New Jersey by standing by during the annual Jersey Fresh cross country event.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Station 82-1 responded to an incident involving a motor vehicle vs pole. The driver was safely out of vehicle on arrival and was transported by New Egypt First Aid. Units on location also included NJSP, JCP&L, Monmouth County Highway Department.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Hope Fire Company responded to several vehicles stranded in floodwaters on roadways on the night of April 30th as heavy rainfall flooded many local roadways. Throughout the following day crews closely monitored the roadway conditions in order to stay apprised of the road closure statuses in order to direct units to safely and efficiently respond to any emergencies in the affected areas. HFC also responded to several residences on dewatering assignments.
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