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On April 11th at 2047, the Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched for a vehicle fire in the garage at 14 Arrowhead Way. Automatic mutual aid was also dispatched from Monroe Township Fire District #2 (Tower and Tanker 57), Englishtown Fire Department (Engine) and Manalapan Township (Engine and Tanker). While units were beginning to respond addtional information was received reporting heavy fire showing.
Chief’s 26-2-67 and 12-67 arrived to find a two story single family residence with heavy fire showing from all floors. Chief Fiore (3266) arrived and assumed command. Tower 57 and Engine 12-74 arrived simultaneously. Tower 57 was placed in the driveway for the use of the aerial master stream. Engine 12-74 stretched a 2.5″ attack line for initial fire attack. Tower 57 placed the aerial master stream into service. Telesqurt 3290 and Engine 26-2-78 arrived and assisted with fire attack. Due to heavy fire conditions crews worked from the exterior to darken the fire down. Once completed, the crew of 1274 and 3290 made an interior attack on the first and second floor of the residence, to knock the remaining fire down.
Due to Millstone not having a municipal water system the Western Monmouth Tanker Task Force was initially requested by command. Tanker 3296 acted as initial water supply and supplied from tankers from various departments.
Crews were worked on the interior and from Tower 57’s platform to perform a significant amount of overhaul The fire was placed under control at 22:14.
The Millstone Township Fire Department responded with a total of 8 pieces of apparatus and 24 total members.
Mutual aid assistance was also received from the Hightstown Fire Department (RIT- Rescue 41), Monroe Township Fire District #1 (RIT- Ladder 51), Monroe Township Fire District #3 (Tanker), Freehold Township Independent (Tanker and Fill Site Engine), Hope Fire Company of Upper Freehold (Tanker and Fill Site Engine), Marlboro Township (2 Tankers), the Monmouth County Fire Marshals Office Fire Coordinator Unit and Millstone Township Department of Public Works.
Firefighter rehabilitation was provided by Millstone EMS, Englishtown Manalapan EMS and a Monmouth County Medical Aid Bus from Neptune EMS.
The fire is currently under investigation by the Millstone Township Fire Prevention Bureau, the Monmouth County Fire Marshals Office, the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and the New Jersey State Police.
During this incident the Millstone Firehouse was covered by an engine from New Egypt and tankers from Adelphia (Howell Township) and Cassville (Jackson Township).
On Saturday, February 17th fire districts from around the state held annual elections for budgets, commissioners and special referendums. On behalf of the Millstone Township Fire Company I would like to thank everyone who came out to vote. The budget and truck purchase both passed and Commissioners Larry Cier and Anthony Marra were re-elected.
We are honored to serve the residents of Millstone with the best in Emergency Services.
Chief John Fiore
On January 29th at 12:09, the Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched to 314 Monmouth Road for a motor vehicle accident. Engine 3275 (M.Wagner) and Rescue 3285 arrived to find a box truck that struck a utility pole and became partially submerged in an adjacent lake. The occupants of the truck were still in the cab unable to exit. The crew placed a ladder allowing the occupants to self extricate. Notifications were made to JCP&L, Monmouth County Hazmat and Marine 82 (Upper Freehold).
Lt. Maloney arrived at the scene and assumed command. The engine and rescue crew deployed absorbent booms to contain an initial fluid spill in the water. Once Marine 82 and the Hazmat Team arrived, a second layer of booms was placed via boat.
Firefighters operated at the scene for a total of 3.5 hours until the utility pole could be secured, the truck removed by a heavy duty wrecker and the remainder of the fluid spill could be mitigated.
Additional assistance was received at the scene from the New Jersey State Police, Millstone EMS and the Monmouth County Highway Department.
On Wednesday, January 24th the Monmouth County Fire Academy hosted graduation night for recent recruits who successfully completed Firefighter 1. Recruits began their journey in August 2017 finishing in December with their final written exam along with “Putting It All Together” hands on practical. This is only the beginning of their training.
Congratulations to Probationary Firefighter Dave Bolla of Millstone Township. You made us proud and stay safe.
Chief John Fiore