pOn Saturday September 28th the Millstone Township Fire Company will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary of service to the residents of Millstone Township.nbsp It all started in 1938 when a small number of local residents recognized the need to protect the township of life and property from fire.nbsp ppPlease join us at Black Bear Camp from noon – 500 as we celebrate 75 years of community service with free food games and nostalgia.nbsp p
pThe Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched to Millstone Road and Bitner Road for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.nbsp While enroute addtional information was received reporting a possible cardiac arrest and the subject being pinned under a vehicle.nbsp Engine 3275 Maloney arrived to find one subject down in the roadway in cardiac arrest and began CPR.nbsp Chief Fiore 3266 and Rescue 3285J.Carbin arrived to assist the Engine crew and also assisted with traffic.nbsp The patient was transported to Centrastate Medical Center and unfortunately did not survive this incident.p
pThe need to continually train and keep conditioned is an important aspect of all firefighting and one FF Ryan Lancaster has taken to the extreme.nbsp He has started a Friday night high impact training program for those firefighters who would like to additional training.nbsp These sessions are comprised of a number of drills simulating different aspects of firefighting while conditioning specific muscle groups.nbsp It has proven to be very challenging and rewarding especially for FF Lancaster who recently accepted a full time position in Virginia to serve as a police officer.nbsp We wish him all the best.nbspp
pAt 2203 Millstone Fire and First Aid was dispatched to 67 Stagecoach Road for a reported structure fire.nbsp Chief Ed Reed 3266 went in service immediately asking for additional information.nbsp Monmouth Fire Alarm reported multiple calls coming in stating flames showing.nbsp With the frigid temperatures and confirmed fire Chief Reed upgraded the box to a 2nd alarm.nbsp Upon arrival heavy fire was showing on all sides prompting 3266 for a third alarm.nbsp 3290 arrived on scene with orders to stretch a 2 12 to side C and set up for exterior operations.nbsp A second 1 34 line was stretched to the C side for additional suppression.nbsp Arriving Mutual Aid included 16-1 Freehold Independent 15-1 Freehold Boro RIT 26-2 Manalapan 54 Jackson Mills 57 Applegarth and 82-1 Allentown.nbsp The fire was brought under control with in 45 minutes with units on scene for 2 hours due to extensive overhaul and very cold conditions.nbsp A total of 22000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the fire.nbsp Thank you to our Mutual Aid companies for their response in what was a very cold evening.p
The Millstone Township Fire Company has been selected to receive the William H. Spurgeon III award. This award is presented by the Monmouth County Boy Scouts of America to individuals or organizations contributing significant leadership to the Exploring program.Explorer Post 321 which exists within the Millstone Township Fire Company currently has 12 active members and was established in 2003. Explorer Post 321 makes a difference in the lives of the youth and adult leaders helps Monmouth County deliver a quality experience to thousands of youth families leaders.Since the inception of this program 7 Explorers went on to be active firefighters within the Millstone Township Fire Company.The fire company will recieve the award at an upcoming Monmouth Council Annual Recognitition Dinner which will be held on Thursday June 19th 2008 at the the Buttonwood Manor in Matawan NJ.