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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – Friday October 3rd

The Station 55 Explorers Post 5501 are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner for Joey Weikel – a loving eight-year old fighting a battle with Leukemia.

Friday, October 3, 2014
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Jackson Fire Station 55
113 N. New Prospect Road, Jackson, NJ

There will be door prizes and raffles.

Tickets are $20 for adults; children 12 and under are free.

For advance tickets, donations, and information please call 848-373-6230.


Fall Craft & Vendor Fair – Sunday, October 5th

Our Craft & Vendor Fair will be held indoors at the Firehouse located at 113 N. New Prospect Road, Jackson. All proceeds will benefit Station 55. There will be spaces inside the Main Room and Bay Area. Special requests for placements will be considered. Location preferences will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis by paid applicants only. Admission and parking are free.

Registration:
Please fill out the Exhibitor Application completely. Please call before submitting an application. Mail your application with payment payable to JTVFC#1 to:

Brandy LaBoy
C/O Station 55 Craft & Vendor Fair
10 Princeton Drive
Jackson, NJ 08527

Confirmation will be sent via email or cell phone call.

Setup / Display:
Setup will begin at 7:00 AM on Sunday, October 5th. You will receive your assigned space when you arrive. Items for sale must be displayed within your space and cannot be placed in the aisles. Aisles are for pedestrian traffic and cannot be blocked in any way. Doors open to the public at 9:00 AM. Please have your area ready to go by no later than 8:45 AM.

Parking:
Vendors/Crafters can unload products at the side entrances. We ask that you move your vehicle to the school parking lot in order to leave spaces open for our customers. If you require a Handicapped Space (with permit only) please advise as these spaces are limited.

Teardown:
Teardown begins at 3:00 PM. Exhibitors must be prepared to stay to the end of the show.

Gift Raffle:
We will be holding a gift raffle the day of the event. Any Vendors/Crafters interested in donating products are asked to bring them the day of the event. Please make sure your item/s are visible in baskets/packaging and be sure to include your business card.

Contact information:
Should you have any questions or concerns, please direct all inquiries to Ivon or Brandy at (732) 370-2180 or cmbrandy@hotmail.com. If you need assistance the day of the event, please call my cell phone at (732) 513-8758. Please call before submitting an application.

Entrants shall be responsible for any damage or injury to the vendor, any assistant, or vendor’s property with this event.

Exhibitor Application

Thank you for your support!


2nd Annual Beef & Beer: Saturday, May 17

Station 55 is holding its’ 2nd Annual Beef & Beer on Saturday, May 17, from 7pm to 11pm in our main station at 113 N. New Prospect Road.

This event features all you can eat sliced tenderloin beef on French bread, salad, french fries, dessert, and refreshments.

Don’t miss out on a night of fun including:
- DJ
- 50/50 Prize
- Hot Wing Challenge
- Door Prizes
- Gift Raffle
… & more!

Tickets are $35 per person.
Tables of 8-10 people can be reserved in advance.

All proceeds benefit the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company #1.

See any member of Station 55 to purchase tickets in advance, or stop by the firehouse on Wednesday nights from 7pm – 9pm.

For advertising opportunities, please call Ivon LaBoy at 732-610-5033 or Brandy LaBoy at 732-513-8758.


No Injuries in Jackson Condo Fire

Published in the Asbury Park Press March 1st, 2014:



Firefighters were able to contain a first-floor fire at a two-story, wood-frame condominium in Jackson early Saturday afternoon.

The fire occurred at 404 Owls Nest Court in the 60 Acres community at 2:06 p.m. Two homeowners, whose names were not released, were in the laundry room when the fire broke out, but immediately were able to escape, Jackson Station 55 Fire Chief Michael R. Waters said. There were no injuries reported.

The condominium suffered moderate fire damage and significant smoke damage, and the homeowners will not be able to occupy the residence. The fire is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshall’s office.

Fire companies responding included Jackson Station 55, Jackson Mills Station 54 and Whitesville Fire Company Station 57, with Southard Fire Department providing coverage for the Jackson stations.

“The initial arriving fire crew did an outstanding job knocking down the fire very quickly,” Waters said. “Because of the aggressive knockdown of the fire, it was prevented from spreading to the second floor.”



The original article can be found on the Asbury Park Press website here.


Support Your Fire Department — Taxpayers Vote on Saturday February 15 From 2 pm to 9 pm

All registered voters in Jackson Fire District 3 are urged to come out and vote on Saturday February 15 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the district sub-station located at 200 Kierych Memorial Drive, located at the intersection of Manhattan Street and South Cooks Bridge Road, near Johnson Park. This year voters have the budget approval and one fire commissioner seat to select. Fire Commissioners serve a three-year term.

The budget for the fire district contains the essential elements to provide effective and efficient fire protection in our district. Voters are asked to support the 2014 budget by voting “Yes”. The fire district is protected by volunteers from the Jackson Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 and the career firefighters employed by district 3. Fire District 3 “Station 55″ operations are conducted from the main fire station located at 113 North New Prospect Road and the sub-station located at 200 Kierych Memorial Drive. The Fire District office is located at 200 Kierych Memorial Drive.

This year’s proposed budget does not affect the current tax rate of $0.102 per $100 of assessed valuation.

Voters have a choice for fire commissioner — either for Mr. Cliff Jordan running for re-election or new candidate Mr. Brad Reiter.

We urge all voters to come out and exercise your right to choose your elected representative of the taxpayers.

See you on Saturday February 15 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 200 Kierych Memorial Drive.


Santa Patrol To Resume Saturday December 21

Santa Patrol will resume in Station 55′s area on Saturday December 21, 2013 some time around 3:30 p.m. or so.

Santa had a successful first night out and he will be on hand once again with Station 55 members to visit the many families that so eagerly await his tour each year. We sincerely appreciate the positive feedback about his joyful visit to Jackson.

We’ll see you soon!

The Station 55 Elves


District 3 Commissioners Rescind Second Company Petition

The Jackson Township Board of Fire Commissioners District 3 voted unanimously at their regular business meeting held on December 16, 2013 to rescind their recognition of a petition establishing a second fire company within the district. The petition was accepted at the Board’s October 21, 2013 meeting. The Board’s action resolving the matter was the result of a request presented during the December 16 meeting by Fire Company President Lee Friedland and Fire Chief Mike Waters on behalf of the membership of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Station 55. The Jackson No. 1 Company Station 55 has successfully provided fire suppression and emergency response services to the residents for over 60 years. The Board’s acceptance of the petition was strongly contested by Fire Company No. 1 members as an unnecessary duplication of services — a sentiment supported by numerous other fire companies inside and outside of Jackson as well as a number of taxpayers attending each recent meeting.

“We are pleased that this matter has been resolved on behalf of the taxpayers and firefighters in Jackson” stated President Lee Friedland. “The Board agreed with us that it was in the best interest of all concerned to end this contentious matter. We have always been focused on effective and efficient fire protection and the residents can continue to count on Station 55 to provide excellent fire service” concluded Friedland.


Santa Patrol on Wednesday December 18

Santa Patrol will take place this Wednesday December 18 starting around 6:30 p.m.

Rudolph had to postpone Santa’s ride around Station 55′s area on this past Saturday due to inclement weather. Even the reindeer sometimes find it is too difficult to fly so thankfully they always have a back-up plan. North Pole Command always makes sure Santa gets around in time.

Any areas that Santa can’t visit on Wednesday night will occur on Saturday December 21 starting around 3:30 p.m.

See you soon!

Santa and the Elves at Station 55


Santa Rides on Saturday December 14 (Unless Rudolph Grounds Sleigh)

Santa Claus will ride Station 55 fire apparatus throughout Fire District 3′s area this Saturday, December 14 starting around 2:30 p.m. until around 9 p.m.

Confirmation from the North Pole Command indicates that Santa will be on patrol on the 14th unless inclement weather grounds the sleigh. In that case, Santa will be out and about on Wednesday evening December 18 and then again on Saturday December 21.

As a reminder to all children that wait so patiently for him to arrive in their neighborhood, please be sure to stay on the sidewalks and not on the street as Santa approaches — for safety reasons.

And, Santa’s trip around Jackson can be delayed at any time due to priority fire department emergency calls.

So, everyone have a happy and healthy Holiday Season!

From,

Your Fire Station 55 Firefighters and Families


Please Support the Spaghetti Dinner Friday Nov. 15 at Station 55 for Jackson Mills Firefighter

The Jackson Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Station 55 located at 113 North New Prospect Road is hosting a spaghetti dinner fund raiser on Friday night November 15 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to the family of a Jackson Mills Station 54 firefighter that recently lost their home in a catastrophic fire. Their family has been active in the fire department in many ways. Now is the time to help us give back to them in their time of need. We have received many offers of monetary donations for the cause, and we look forward to seeing you all on Friday night. Questions and offers of assistance for this fund raiser can be directed to FF Pasquale Principe at 732-575-4372.


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