A YEAR IN REVIEW 2013
OCEAN BEACH FIRE COMPANY
THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES
Recently the Ocean Beach Fire Company has seen a spike in calls for service and a drop in applications for responders. Currently this has effected our ability to answer alarms as quickly as we would like to. Many of our responders are coming from the mainland since being displaced from their homes after the storm. We have developed a plan with our surrounding fire companies in order to protect our community effectively. Since 1951 Ocean Beach Fire Company has been a keystone to it's community and a group that our community has come to appreciate and rely on when they have an emergency. In order to do that we rely on the community to get involved and then take the needed steps to become a responder and aid us in this mission. WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER! Without more members of the community stepping up this keystone we have all come to know and depend on may not be there too much longer. Please consider applying now by going to the apply now tab on the left of the website or stop by the station on a Tuesday night at 7pm. We have Full Time and Part-Time/Seasonal Positions AVAILABLE!!
BECOME PART OF THE TEAM
Ocean Beach Fire is looking for new members to become part of our team and join over 60 years of tradition serving the beach areas of Toms River including Ortley Beach, Monterey Shores, Ocean Beaches 1, 2, 3. Chadwick, and Silver Beach. OBFC also provides mutual aid to the other shore communities on the barrier island. If you are a full time resident of any of these areas, Toms River Fire Department offers many financial incentives as a volunteer. No experience is needed and all training is free.
Attention career and volunteer firefighters with second homes at the beach. Consider lending your talents as a seasonal firefighter at OBFC. With the increase in population during the tourist season, we can use extra help with fire suppression, water rescues, dive calls, and other water related incidents. Your participation is not limited to just the summer months and we encourage year round involvement.
If interested, please visit the station on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm or anytime the station doors are open. Any member will gladly talk to you about joining the OBFC family. You can also leave a message at 732-793-7601. We hope to hear from you soon!
FREE Sandbags(empty) for residents!!!!!!!
Stop by the firehouse and see any member
Important Phone Numbers in case you have a Problem
Obviously if you need to report an Emergency Call 911
Toms River Twp. 732.341-1000 http://www.tomsrivertownship.com/
NJ Natural Gas 800-221-0051 http://www.njng.com/
NJ American Water 1-800-652-6987 http://www.amwater.com/njaw/
Toms River MUA 732-240-3500 For After Hours Emergencies 732-240-3333 http://www.tomsrivermua.org/
Toms River Fire Prevention (732) 341-1000 Ext. 480 http://www.trfireprevention.com/
Toms River Police Non-Emergency 732-349-0150 http://trpolice.org/
To Determine Your Flood Zone Go to www.region2coastal.com And Look for BFE Maps
Regular company meeting will be held at Ocean Beach Fire House
Tuesday February 7, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Hope to see you all there.
HISTORY OF OCEAN BEACH VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
Welcome to Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Company. The Company was started in May 1951 where the original fire engine was stored in a gas station in the Chadwick Beach section of the Island. The Fire Company was originally named the Old Chadwick Fire Department later changing to Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Company when Mr. Edward Patnaude Sr. donated the land to where the building now stands. Once the fire company became known as Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Company No. 3 of the Toms River Fire District 1. We are also recognized in Ocean County as Station 27. The building was later remodeled in 2001-2002 to it's current state. For approximately 10 years a substation (27-1) was housed in the Ortley Beach section. Due to structural damage the station had to be closed in 2001 and all the units are now staged in the main station on Kittiwake Avenue The dedicated volunteers answer approximately 300 fire calls annually which include, fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fires of any kind, motor vehicle extrication, hazardous material incidents and water rescues both in the Atlantic Ocean and the Barnaget Bay.
The fire company is staffed by approximately 30 volunteers who answer the alarms and is supplemented by the 19 members of the Ladies Auxiliary who assist at major incidents and various fund raisers and community events.