Mulch Fire

Friday, April 25, 2014  Station 82-1 responded to a mulch fire in the flower garden in the front yard of a house in Greens Court.



Basket Auction

Thursday, April 24, 2014  5TH ANNUAL BASKET AUCTION --TODAY-- 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



Brush fire Polhemustown Road

Saturday, April 19, 2014  Hope Fire Company responded to a brush fire on Polhemustown Road. Units on scene included 8293, 8281, 8296, NJFF B-21, Squad 82-21.



Fatal MVA - Assunpink

Sunday, April 13, 2014  Hope Fire Company responded to reports of a motor vehicle accident with reported entrapment and fire. Units arrived to find an MVA with a confirmed entrapped victim, with heavy fire that extended to the surrounding brush. Units on scene included 8282, 8287, Millstone 32-75, Allentown First Aid Squad, NJ State Police, NJDEP conservation officers, NJ Forest Fire.



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.  



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