Station 55 and 57 were dispatched for a possible structure fire at 2135 hours Friday night May 22 at the Regency Club Apartments. While enroute, Ocean County Fire advised that there were reports of smoke coming from the building with smoke also evident in the adjacent apartments.
Assistant Chief Tim Carson 5510 responded from the main station, and Engine 5521 with Captain Mike Waters 5520 and Lt. Hank Muller 5530 on-board with a full crew was only minutes behind the Chief. 5510 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke coming from the building. 5510 entered the apartment with Assistant Chief Dan Bradley 5710 to conduct a primary search, and found the resident had knocked the kitchen fire down with two dry chemical extinguishers and had already alerted his neighbors to the fire.
Chief Fatovic 5500 arrived on scene as Command and requested Station 56 to the scene and Freewood Acres to cover the main station. 5521′s crew stretched an inch and three quarter hand line on arrival. Crews from 5521, 5505, 5503 with Station 54 overhauled the kitchen area and ventilated the apartments.
Three civilians from the second floor were injured, two were transported to Centra State Hospital by Jackson Fire Aid. The third civilian was treated at the scene and did not require transport. The apartment with the fire suffered moderate damage, there was no other damage within the building. Jackson Police assisted with traffic and scene control.
Station 55 cleared the scene at 2320 hours.