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!
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Mon. Jul 4th 2016
The July 4th weekend of 2016 turned out to be a very busy one for Station 27! We all worked together and had one of the best Pancake breakfasts in years with over 400 people served on Sunday, then a fireworks detail with the fireboat standing by, we had a water rescue drill on Monday morning a...
Sat. Apr 30th 2016
This morning our dive team was at it again practicing their skills and getting ready for another potentially busy season. Today divers worked on getting reacquainted with equipment and also finding different objects under the water. Our usual practice place has proven to still be a great...
Sat. Apr 30th 2016
Today was a bitter sweet event where we say see you soon to long time fire police member Chet Romatowski. Chet has decided to move and live with family out of state. Chet has provided dedicated service to the Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Company that will be very hard to replace. Man...
Fri. Apr 1st 2016
We regret to announce the passing of Life Member Joseph Buczkowski. Joe served the fire company for over 25 years. He served in the positions of firefighter, trustee, fire police and fire police captain. Joe's service to our community will surely be missed. Please keep Jo...
Fri. Mar 18th 2016
Ocean Beach Fire Company would like to offer condolences to the Dover Brick First Aid on the loss of current Captain Winnie Hartvigsen. Winnie's dedication to the Shore Community and it's residents will surely be missed. Rest in Peace Winnie.
Sat. Sep 3rd 2016
As Tropical Storm Hermine heads North East it still kicked up some intense surf causing a few emergencies!First Station 27 Was requested for possible swimmers in distress but was lifeguards practicing skills in rough water. Later this same day we had a request for 4 kayakers in distress near Hankins...
Sat. Aug 27th 2016
Fireboat 2756 along with fireboats from Island Heights and East Dover Fire Companies responded to a boat accident on Hankins Island around 2200 hrs. 3 people were transported to area hospitals and 8 more were removed from the island. Dover Brick First Aid members responded fireboat 2756 to render ai...
Tue. May 17th 2016
Stations 26, 27, 28, 29, 44, 45, & 53 all responded to pelican Island for the report of a missing person feared to have fallen in the water at approximately 2238 hours. Units searched the area until about 0200 hours when the search results were negative and the search was called off. All t...
Tue. May 10th 2016
While attempting to drill at an acquires structure in Normandy Beach a reported fire in Lavallette came in. Engine 2701, Ladder 2705 and Chief 2700 responded while Engine 2801 who was drilling with us joined in the response. On arrival Stations 44, 45 & 69 had just arrived and began ...
Tue. Feb 9th 2016
Station 69 was dispatched to 300 Ocean Avenue for a fire alarm. On arrival 6910 found a smoke condition and requests Station 27 & 44 to assist. Engine 2721 with 5 members, Ladder 2705 with 5 members, 2716 with 1 and 2700 with Chief Giordano responded to the scene to assist. 6921 stre...