FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 4-10, 2015 “HEAR THE BEEP WHERE YOU SLEEP: EVERY BEDROOM NEEDS A WORKING SMOKE ALARM”
According to NFPA statistics, half of all U.S. home fire deaths occur at night between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am, when people are most likely to be sleeping. Having a working smoke alarm in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half. These facts underscore the extreme importance of having working smoke alarms in all bedrooms.
“Because fires can happen when people are sleeping, having working smoke alarms in bedrooms is a critical element of home fire safety,” said Carli, who notes that three out of every five U.S. home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. “Smoke alarms can make the difference between life and death in a fire by alerting people in time to escape safely, but they need to be installed in all the required locations, including all bedrooms, and they need to be working.”
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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/
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Sun. Oct 4th 2015
During the month of October and continuing each month moving forward the Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Company will be making big strides to find fresh new members to help fill our ranks. In order for the fire company to continue to gain strength and move forward we need some new members to fill our ra...
Wed. Jul 29th 2015
Preparations are being made now for the Annual Hot Dog Days at Lasola's in Normandy Beach please stop by and say HI!!!
Sun. Jul 5th 2015
Last night Fireboat 2756 assisted Station 69 in Lavallette with the fireworks stand by. Thanks to the guys from Station 29 for helping us fill out the crew. Great show as well!!
Wed. May 13th 2015
It is with deep sadness that Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Company announces that Firefighter Rodney Morris passed away on Wednesday May 13th . Our condolences to his family and friends.
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...
Sat. Jul 4th 2015
Unfortunately today at approximately 1430 hrs Station 27 was requested to respond into Mantoloking to assist with a missing swimmer. 2700 & 2710 responded to the scene while 2706 and 2746 responded to the beach and launched 2746 who responded via the Ocean Front. Due to rough sea con...
Mon. May 18th 2015
This morning at approximately 0515 hrs Station 27 was requested to assist Stations 28, 25, 26 & 53 for a subject in the water near the Tunney Bridge. The season hasn't really started and we are already off and running.Here is news coverage from the Toms River Patch. http://patch....
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...