RIP JCPD Officer Melvin Santiago. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of the JCPD and The Santiago Family

Jersey City police officer fatally shot in line of duty

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“Today was a horrible day for Jersey City,” said Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop who held a press conference this morning at the Jersey city Medical Center announcing the death of Officer Melvin Santiago.

Jul 14th 11:10am • No Comments

RIP FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of the FDNY and The Ambelas Family

Jul 6th 1:06pm • No Comments

We would like to congratulate Tinton Falls Fire Company's FF's Casey Whelan & Jake Wood as they graduated from the Middletown Township Fire Department Training Academy FF1 program. We look forward to working with you both here in town and may you have a safe career!

Jun 12th 4:20pm • No Comments

We would like to send our deepest condolences and prayers to the friends and families of the men who perished these past weeks that dedicated their lives to serving the public. Charlie Kelly from Hamilton Fire Company, Robert Temple from Neptune City Fire Department and Ocean Grove Fire Department, Bill Ryan a retired Monmouth County Sheriffs Officer and former member of West Keansburg Fire Department, and Robert Meyer from Belford Engine Company and Union Beach Fire Department. May God bless you, your families and friends, and all who you served. We'll take it from here.

Jun 10th 7:07pm • 1 Comment

"This firefighter was also a..." on their own status.

Jun 8th 9:32pm • No Comments

Thoughts and prayers with our brothers in Middletown FD and their families as we hear reports of firefighter line of duty death at a 4 alarm fire in Union Beach.

Jun 8th 9:16pm • 1 Comment

Wayside Fire and Rescue shared Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1's video.

R186, E1172, R285, & C1166 responding to MRHS for Rude Awakening mock crash scene.

Jun 5th 10:06pm • No Comments

Memorial Day...It is a day to honor, respect and salute individuals who rise above the call of duty day in and day out, individuals who uphold the pledge of allegiance that they took to our flag. It is about ordinary men and women who risk their lives for yours, who risk their lives for your safety, who risk their lives for your freedom. Wayside Fire Company would like to give a thank you to all our heroes both here on the home front and to those who are overseas. Thank you to all of our first responders, Fire Departments, Police Departments, Emergency Medical Services, Operations of Emergency Management etc. who care for us on a moments notice. We would also like to give a thank you to all of our military personal, Coast Guard, National Guard, Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines who care for us when our nation faces a threat. Our nation, one nation under God, is built on the foundation of your bravery, courage and sacrifice, and we will never take anything that these heroes do for granted. Thank you to everyone who has paid the ultimate sacrifice in protecting the United States of America, and to those who will continue to pay the ultimate sacrifice.

Below are some photos of our members and apparatuses during this years memorial day services.

May 29th 8:28pm • No Comments

Saturday evening, at 5:10 PM, Wayside Fire Company was dispatched to mile marker 105.4 southbound of the local lanes on the Garden State Parkway for a working vehicle fire. Engine 2-75 was the first apparatus on location confirming a working car fire with fire located in the engine compartment. The crew of Engine 2-75 stretched an 1 3/4" line into service and begin to extinguish the blaze. Ladder 2-90 arrived on location shortly after and its crew assisted in the ventilation and overhaul of the vehicle. Once the fire was brought under control and overhaul was complete, crews were released from the scene. Lieutenant 2-70 had command of the incident.

May 29th 8:21pm • No Comments

Saturday morning, at 12:13 AM, District 36 RIT (Comprised of Rapid Intervention Team Members from Tinton Falls Fire Company #1 and Wayside Fire Company #2) were dispatched to 1706 Olden Ave in Neptune for a working structure fire. Chief 2-66 along with Chief 2-67 and Ladder 2-90 quickly called into service and headed to the scene (Chiefs 1-66 and 1-67 along with Engine 1-76 were still at an active fire alarm). Upon arrival, members staged outside with equipment and preformed a 360 of the structure to ensure full egress for firefighters working inside. One the fire was extinguished and overhaul was complete District 36 RIT was released from the scene per command. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Great work by those agencies involved in a quick and safe stop of the fire Unexcelled Fire Company - Neptune NJ Hamilton Fire Company @Liberty Fire Company @Shark River Hills Fire Company. Chief 34-66 had command of the incident.

May 29th 8:01pm • No Comments

Yesterday evening, members of Wayside Fire Company accepted multiple challenges to the cold water challenge. Rather than doing separate challenges, members decided to do one larger one utilizing the ladder pipes off of Ladder 2-90 and Hamilton Fire Company Ladder 34-1-90. We would like to challenge the following people listed below in the video, they must accept the challenge and video tape their challenge within 24 hours or else they must donate to the nonprofit organization Hannah in Our Heart's! May the odds be ever in your favor and let the challenge begin!

May 27th 8:37pm • 13 Comments

This past weekend, members of Wayside Fire Company #2 and Tinton Falls Fire Company #1 participated in the 12th Annual Michael W. Thorne Scholarship Run. On July 3, 1984, at the age of 20, while working as a volunteer Fireman for the Borough of the West Long Branch Co. #2, Michael W. Thorne paid the supreme sacrifice... his life, and this run is deigned to fund a scholarship in his name. We would like to thank West Long Branch Co. #2 for their hospitality and the city of West Long Branch for having us in such a wonderful event for such a great cause. We can't wait to have an even bigger team next year!

A special shout out goes to our team which had the largest number of firefighters for the run and another shout out to Chief 2-67 who finished 3rd of all firefighters present. Job well done!

May 21st 11:19pm • No Comments

Earlier this month, members of Wayside Fire Company participated in Relay for Life at Monmouth Regional High School. As many of you may know, Relay for Life is an event in which people come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. Our team camped out overnight and had one member walking the track at all times! With our first year being involved, we raised over $600 and had an amazing time doing so. We look forward to doing it again next year and helping to find a cure!

May 21st 11:11pm • No Comments

Earlier this month, members of Wayside Fire Company #2 and Pinebrook Community Hose Company #3 went to Middlesex Fire Academy to practice and advance their fire-ground skills through live burn training. Crews worked together in victim search and rescue, hose-line advancement, ladder placement and ventilation techniques. The drill was a tremendous success and we would like to thank the Middlesex Fire Academy and its instructors for having us along with Tinton Falls EMS South who stood by to make sure our members were safe.

Live Burn Training at Middlesex Fire Academy

Earlier this month, members of Wayside Fire Company #2 and Pinebrook Community Hose Company #3 went to Middlesex Fire Academy to practice and advance their fire-ground skills through live burn training. Crews worked together in victim search and rescue, hose-line advancement, ladder placement and ventilation techniques. The drill was a tremendous success and we would like to thank the Middlesex Fire Academy and its instructors for having us along with Tinton Falls EMS South who stood by to make sure our members were safe.

May 21st 11:03pm • No Comments

Last Wednesday, at 12:50 PM Wayside Fire Company was dispatched to Route 18 in Ocean Township for mutual aid requesting a Rescue assignment. Rescue 2-85 called into service and quickly arrived on location. Chief 37-2-66 had advised Rescue 2-85 that 3 occupants were entrapped within the vehicle which had been located in a ditch of the side of Route 18 that was filling up with water. Rescue 2-85 and its crew along with crews from Wanamassa Fire Company Wanamassa First Aid and Asbury Park First Aid were able to remove all doors of the vehicle along with the roof to safely extricate all occupants that were entrapped. Once all the occupants of the vehicle were handed over to EMS and transported to nearby hospitals, crews were released and returned back to quarters. Great teamwork by all those involved to quickly and safely remove those in harms way. Chief 37-2-66 had command of the incident.

May 7th 3:14pm • 3 Comments

Last Wednesday, District 36 RIT (Comprised of Rapid Intervention Team Members from Tinton Falls Fire Company #1 and Wayside Fire Company #2) trained at Wayside Firehouse conducting large area RIT operations. By clearing all the engine bays, District 36 RIT was able to mock simulate a warehouse RIT scenario with various obstacles such as gear lockers, tables chairs etc. to test the crews and their abilities. By using multiple smoke machines, crews faced zero visibility as they conducted their RIT scenarios. REMEMBER TO TRAIN AND TRAIN OFTEN!

May 7th 3:04pm • No Comments

Two weeks ago, Wayside Fire Company was dispatched to mile marker 106.7 northbound of the local lanes on the Garden State Parkway for a working vehicle fire. Engine 2-75 quickly called into service and responded to the call. Upon arrival, Engine 2-75 confirmed a fully involved car fire and stretched a 1 3/4" line into service to extinguish the blaze. Once the fire was knocked down and overhaul was complete crews returned back to quarters. Chief 3-66 had command of the incident.

May 7th 2:58pm • No Comments


 

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