It’s that time of the year again where we enjoy the company of family and friends while enjoying turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and much more. In our quest to have the perfect turkey, many people have embraced the new tradition of deep fired turkey. While moist and delicious, this delicacy can also be very dangerous. Here are some tips for keeping everyone safe on your quest for the perfect turkey:
Stay Away from The House – Set up the turkey fryer more than 10 feet away from your home and keep children and pets away. Never leave it unattended.
Find Flat Ground – The oil must be even and steady at all times to ensure safety. Place the fryer on a flat, level surface and carefully gauge the amount of oil needed.
Use a Thawed and Dry Turkey – Make sure your Thanksgiving turkey is completely thawed and dry. Extra water will cause the oil to bubble furiously and spill over. If oil spills from the fryer onto the burner, it can cause a fire.
Monitor the Temp – Use caution when touching the turkey fryer. The lid and handle can become very hot and could cause burns. Also be sure to keep track of the oil’s temperature as many fryers do not have their own thermostats.
Be Prepared – Have a fire extinguisher (multipurpose, dry-powder) ready at all times in the event that the oil ignites.
Please visit PBS Deep Fry Tips for the full article. Enjoy!!
This evening at 10:47 PM, Wayside Fire Company was dispatched to Eatontown for a mutual aid call requesting a heavy rescue to the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Heavy Rescue 2-85 was first on location followed shorty after by Chief 2-67 and Utility 2-88. The crews were faced with one victim heavily entrapped in the driver seat. The crew quickly stabilized the car and began to extricate the victim; removing the whole driver side of the car. By doing this, the crew was able to gain access to the victim allowing members to cut the seat and remove the patient in a safe manner. The patient was than handed over to EMS and flown out by paramedics to receive treatment for their injuries. Wayside Fire Company was than released from the scene per Eaton Fire Command and returned to quarters. We would like to wish the individual a speedy recovery and thank all agencies involved in working together to safely remove the patient.
Yesterday afternoon, at 2:09 PM, Wayside Fire Company and Pinebrook Community Hose Company were dispatched to West Park Ave. for a reported dumpster fire. Chief 2-66 sprung into action and arrived on location along with Chief 2-67 and confirmed a working dumpster fire. Engine 2-75 arrived on location shortly after. Crews utilized and 1 3/4″ line to extinguish and overhaul the fire. Chief 3-67 had command of the incident.
Sunday morning, at 5:35 AM, Wayside Fire Company was dispatched to Asbury Park for a single engine cover assignment of the city while Asbury Park Fire Department and other agencies battled a 3 Alarm Blaze on Cookman Ave. Chiefs 2-66, 2-67 and Engine 2-75 covered the city along with Unexcelled Fire Company Ladder 4-90. Once the fire was brought under control, units were released and returned back to quarters.
Yesterday evening, at 5:39 PM, District 36 RIT (Comprised of Rapid Intervention Team Members from Tinton Falls Fire Company #1 and Wayside Fire Company #2) were dispatched to Oakhurst to the intersection of West Park Ave and Monmouth Road for a working structure fire. Chief 2-67, Ladder 2-90, Engine 1-76 and Utility 2-88 all arrived on location totaling in 15 RIT Team Members for District 36 RIT. Members proceeded to split into two teams staging with RIT equipment on both the A/D corner of the structure and the B/C corner in order to maintain a full 360 of the fire-ground. Members steadfast as the fire was brought under control. Everyone on the fire ground remained uninjured, and everyone returned home safely. Oakhurst Chief 37-1-66 had command of the incident.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
3 PM—7 PM
At the Recreation Complex on Sycamore Avenue Next to Mahala F. Atchison School
K-9 Show byTFPD
Various Rides for All A g e s
And MUCH more!
Yesterday evening, at 11:31 PM, Wayside Fire Company was dispatched to Roslyn Drive for a vehicle fire with exposures. One minute later, Wayside Fire Company and Pine Brook Community Hose were re-dispatched for a fully involved car fire/house fire as per PD on location. Chiefs 2-66 and 2-67 arrived on location first confirming a fully involved car/house fire and immediately struck a 2nd alarm assignment (Tinton Falls Fire Company requested for an engine and manpower, Unexcelled Fire Company requested for RIT, Wannamassa Fire Company requested for cover assignment, Neptune EMS Task Force for rehabilitation, utilities requested to scene to be shut off). Ladder 2-90 was the first apparatus on location, stretching two 1 3/4″ lines into service and establishing a 5″ water supply from the hydrant. The crew of 2-90 made an aggressive attack on the exterior where most of the fire was at the time of arrival. Engine 2-75 and Rescue 2-85 arrived shortly after and went right to work, 2-75 crew made a push into the interior in fear that the fire had already made it into the attic. During this time, 2-90 began a roof operation off of the later to help vent the roof, during the inspection cut it was revealed that the attic space was fully involved with fire and evacuation tones were dispatched. Crews than began to switch operations to a defensive operation and used the ladder pipe off of 2-90 to extinguish the fire. One firefighter was transported to the hospital and released later this morning. Fire is still under investigation from Tinton Falls Fire Marshall’s and Monmouth County Fire Marshall’s. Thank you to all agencies that helped us in battling this blaze especially Tinton Falls Fire Company, Pine Brook Community Hose, Unexcelled Fire Company, Wannamassa Fire Company, Tinton Falls EMS North, Tinton Falls EMS South, Tinton Falls Police Department, Monmouth County Task Force.
Remembering our 19 brothers lost…
Eric Marsh, 43; Andrew Ashcraft, 29; Robert Caldwell, 23; Travis Carter, 31; Dustin Deford, 24; Christopher MacKenzie, 30; Grant McKee, 21; Sean Misner, 26; Scott Norris, 28; Wade Parker, 22; John Percin, 24; Anthony Rose, 23; Jesse Steed, 36; Joe Thurston, 32; Travis Turbyfill, 27; William Warneke, 25; Clayton Whitted, 28; Kevin Woyjeck, 21; and Garret Zuppiger, 27.
With 4th of July festivities only 2 days away, we would like to remind you of some BBQ safety tips to keep you safe and your bellies full this holiday.
Use Barbecue Grills Safely
Never leave a barbecue grill unattended.
Place the grill well away from siding, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Don’t use or store on a porch or balcony.
Place the grill a safe distance from lawn games, play areas and foot traffic.
Keep children and pets away from the grill area. Have a 3-foot “kid-free zone” around the grill.
Put out several long-handled grilling tools to give the chef plenty of clearance from heat and flames when cooking food.
Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below grill so it cannot be ignited by a hot grill.
Use only outdoors! If used indoors, or in any enclosed spaces, such as tents, barbecue grills pose both a fire hazard and a risk of exposing occupants to carbon monoxide.