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.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
HFC responded to a vehicle fire at the Richard Stockton Service Area on the NJTP. Crew found and extinguished a fire in the engine compartment of a tractor trailer.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
HFC responded to a possible vehicle fire. Crew arrived to find a vehicle with a disabled engine, and no fire. Traffic control was provided for a short term until the scene was turned over to the NJSP.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
HFC responded to downed electrical wires that caused a small brush fire. Crew closed the roadway and extinguished the burning brush upon JCP&L's securing the power.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Hope Fire responded to a mulch fire at the Sunsets Grill. The fire in the mulch had started to spread to the building was extinguished before the fire did much damage.
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.
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