FRIENDS IN FAITH
At a moment's notice your volunteers respond to calls helping friends, neighbors, and complete strangers. Today the members of Ocean Beach Fire are asking you to help one of our own.
Last month Lt. Drew and Lindsey Calvo's one year old daughter Faith was diagnosed with a tumor on the left side of her abdomen. She has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a solid cancer of the nerve tissue of the sympathetic nervous system.
Friends in Faith have established a fund to help with mounting medical costs. Please visit the Friends in Faith page at the link below and contribute whatever you can to help a family that has given so much to Ocean Beach Fire and the community.
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!
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
Tue. Apr 14th 2015
Late post, last week members of Station 27 worked on hose advancement and teamwork. Members worked on deploying lines from the new Engine 2701,maintaining good accountability and using the new Scott Airpacks. Great of training!!So you know you have what it takes to join the fun!! S...
Sun. Mar 22nd 2015
This morning members from all 6 fire companies in town participated in a drill at the Township Fire Academy. The objective was to identify any weaknesses and strengthen those areas of training as needed. Also a big push was made in separating members from each company into separate group...
Mon. Feb 23rd 2015
Tonight our 2 newest members graduated Toms River Township's Fire Academy completing their Level 1 training. We are extremely proud to have these 2 new members added to our roles. As a sign of congratulations and welcoming to the company each member was presented a company jacket. &n...
Sat. Feb 21st 2015
Station 27 once again helped our neighbors in what has become a winter tradition in Seaside Heights today. Members from our Water rescue Team suited up and entered the water to assist anyone who needed it while participating in the annual Polar Plunge fund raiser. Thousands of people bra...
Sat. Feb 21st 2015
Please come out to vote in the Fire Commissioner election between 2 and 9 pm. Station 27 firehouse is a voting location on the island. Your vote matters.
Sun. Mar 15th 2015
This morning Station 27 was dispatched with Stations 44, 45 & 69 and Station 25/26 RIT Team for a structure fire on Sumner Avenue. On scene units found a small fire as a result of a natural gas explosion. The building suffered serious structural damage as a result and a tenant on the...
Sat. Nov 29th 2014
This evening Station 27 was requested to the scene of a working structure fire in Mantoloking off of Bergen Avenue. Engine 2721 responded with a crew of 5 along with 2700. While enroute initial crews were able to get the upper hand on the fire and redirected Station 27 units to cover Sta...
Sun. Oct 26th 2014
Today at approximately 1600 hrs Station 27 was requested to assist Brick Stations 21 & 22 for 2 swimmers in distress off of Brick Beach 2. A mother and daughter paddle boarding duo were struggling to make it back in with thier paddle boards against a west wind. All companies involved...
Tue. Oct 14th 2014
At approximately 2100 hrs Station 44, 45, 69 & 27 were dispatched to 108 Sunset Street on Pelican Island for a reported structure fire. On arrival companies found a working fire and went to work quickly. Station 27 responded with Engine 2721 and Ladder 2705 however due to the number ...
Wed. Aug 13th 2014
Beginning at approximately 0130 hrs calls started to pour into the communication center ranging from fire alarms to people trapped in their flooded homes. Station 27 responded to 5 incidents on the island and assisted several residents from their flooded residences and brought them to higher g...