The January 2011 Duty Crew Assignments are available to download in Excel format.
Everyone at Jackson Station 55 would like to extend a Happy New Year’s to Jackson Township and all of our Facebook friends. Please keep the safety of your family in mind throughout 2011 and beyond by always using seatbelts, regularly replacing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and using UL listed appliances and electronics.
The December 2010 Duty Crew Assignments are available to download in Excel format.
Thanksgiving is the traditional day to count your blessings, but for some it is also the day to set the house on fire.
There are more home fires on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year, with fire departments responding to triple the normal number of incidents, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Not surprisingly, most of these fires originate in the kitchen from clumsy or inattentive cooks.
“The reality is the doorbell rings and your friends and relatives are at the door and you want to greet them and chat, and you just don’t think to go back to the kitchen,” said John Drengenberg, consumer safety director for Underwriters Laboratories, which rates the safety of products such as appliances.
You can read the full story on Reuters.com.
Jackson Fire District #3 Firefighters Vincent Schwartz, Jason Zimmerman and Lieutenant Edward Moore receive commendation for life saving actions
On Monday April 20, 2009 Station 57 responded to a serious motor vehicle accident in front of 964 East Veterans Highway. The crew from Engine 5701 consisted of Lieutenant Edward Moore, Firefighter Vincent Schwartz, and Firefighter Jason Zimmerman. Upon their arrival, the crew found a two vehicle MVA in which one person, a teenager, was found pinned in a vehicle and was unconscious.
Firefighters Vincent Schwartz and Jason Zimmerman immediately began patient care on the unconscious female who also had an obstructed airway due to blood and fluids in her mouth. The two firefighters worked together to provide spinal immobilization, suctioning, and patient stabilization while awaiting additional resources to arrive to help remove the victim from the vehicle.
For the complete story, please click here.
Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting occur each year. Together, these fires resulted in 21 deaths and 43 injuries.
Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles, and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy. Learn how to prevent a fire and what to do in case a fire starts in your home. Make sure all exits are accessible and not blocked by decorations or trees. Help ensure that you have a fire safe holiday season.
The November 2010 Duty Crew Assignments are available to download in Excel format.
Jackson Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Elects Administrative and Firematic Officers for 2011
The following members were elected by the volunteer company for the coming year:
President: John Hussey
Vice President: Scott Jordan
Treasurer: Nick Prioli
Secretary: Vincent Koballa
Ass’t Secretary: Jody Somers
Chief 5500: Tim Carson
Assistant Chief 5510: Mike Waters
Captain 5520: Kevin McGinn
Lieutenant: Matt Baader
Lieutenant: George Bergner
Lieutenant: Chris Fagan
Lieutenant: Andrew Ford
Since the Great Adventure theme park was built in 1973, it has had its own fully staffed fire department to patrol the grounds.
That association changed two weeks ago, when Six Flags park management disbanded its fire department as part of a restructuring plan. The seven firefighters — two of whom were full time — were fired, and replaced.
Now the park’s revised safety division will conduct the duties formerly performed by the fire department.
Meanwhile, local firefighters are crying foul about the development, claiming the restructuring is nothing more than a move to rid the last vestiges of the firemen’s union.
Read the complete story on Asbury Park Press online.
Please visit our CRAFT FAIR
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
North New Prospect Road Firehouse
7am – 2pm