(Calls include Mutual Aid Requests)
|Trash Can/Dumpster Fire||0|
|Down Wires/Arcing Wires||1|
|Fire Alarm Activation||27|
|CO Alarm Activation||1|
|Motor Vehicle Accident||1|
|OTHER - Smoke/Fire Investigation||0|
|Assist the Police/ First Aid||0|
Engine 4611 and Truck 4602 returning to our station after a call earlier this morning. So far we have responded to two calls during this storm.
Firefighter One Graduation
January 29, 2015
Congratulations to Firefighter Teague Ruttle for graduating from the Ocean County Fire Academy this past Thursday night. This accomplishment takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and time. In the picture from left to right: Deputy Chief Rick Traut, Firefighter Teague Ruttle, and Chief Todd MacLennan. Congrats to Teague and all of the other Firefighter 1 graduates! (photo by Roman Isaryk, Thanks!)
2015 Installation Dinner
January 24, 2015
2015 Officers being sworn in by Mayor Huelsenbeck (Below)
2014 Karl "The Birdman" Von Schuler Award - Mike Van Liew (Below)
2014 Chief's Award - Skip Butler (Below)
2014 Firefighter of the Year - Josh Traut (Below)
2014 President's Award - Doug White (Below)
The bell ceremony (Below)
John Volpe reading the Fireman's Prayer (Below)
January 12, 2015
Engine #4611 was featured in an article in Fire Apparatus and Emergency Equipment Magazine. This truly displays the hard work that our Truck Committee dedicated to laying out our new engine.
"Located in Ocean County, New Jersey, on Long Beach Island, is the town of Ship Bottom. The town is often referred to as the “Gateway to LBI” because of the causeway bridge that crosses Barnegat Bay and connects the mainland to the island. The population of Ship Bottom soars from roughly 2,000 year-round residents to about 20,000 people during the summer vacation months. The town got its name when a ship capsized in the fog off the shore in the early 1800s. A captain from another ship had rowboats approach the schooner and they heard banging on the hull. They used an ax to cut open the hull to remove a female passenger. Legend has it that when she reached land she drew a cross in the sand as a thank you because there was a language barrier. The place of the shipwreck and rescue has been known as Ship Bottom ever since and the ship is the centerpiece of the department’s patch (photo 1).Unfortunately, the fire department has recently faced a shipwreck of its own. The company’s apparatus, tools, equipment, and firehouse were all damaged during Super Storm Sandy, and efforts to rebuild have been ongoing. Recently the fire department accepted a pumper built on a Rosenbauer RBM Commander cab and chassis. It is equipped with a 750-gallon water tank, a Hale Qmax side-mount fire pump, Cummins engine, and Allison automatic transmission. It is painted in an all-white design with a reflective blue stripe running from the cab and through the roll-up compartment doors to the rear of the apparatus. It has an overhead ladder storage rack and is labeled as Engine 46 Note that it is also labeled 4611 to coincide with the county-wide radio designation sequence: the first and second digit is the station number, the third digit is the unit number assigned by the individual department, and the last digit is the county apparatus identifier.
The apparatus’s right rear side compartment is a tool and equipment storage compartment. It is equipped with three large vertical roll out shelving units. (photo 2 and photo 3) Each vertical shelf runs in a track and has a hydraulic piston controlling arm (mounted towards the top of the shelf) that prevents it from rolling out of or into the compartment to fast. There are “open cut-out” handles in each shelf, allowing a firefighter wearing a glove easy access to open or close the shelf. There are vertical reflective safety stripe stickers on each side of each shelf, for more visibility during operations in limited lighting. Each shelf and the rear wall of the compartment have equipment mounted to them. They have a multitude of PAC mounting brackets and, with the design of the shelves, they can be easily relocated or moved to allow other tools and equipment to be mounted. The compartments also have an orange tubular webbing cord closure which allows the roll down door to be shut when it’s pulled down on. The Ship Bottom Fire Department is still recovering from the storm and is in the process of acquiring more tools and equipment, which will be added to this compartment.
Mounted on the rear wall of the compartment are two fiberglass broom heads and handles that are often used to sweep up after auto accidents. On the rear side of the rear vertical pull-out shelf are two flat head shovels (photo 4), and on the front side of this shelf there is a 52-inch halligan tool and fiberglass-handled flat head axe. (photo 5) The middle vertical pull-out shelf’s rear side has a TNT tool and a sledgehammer with fiberglass handle mounted on it. (photo 6) On the forward-facing side of this shelf there is another 52-inch halligan tool and fiberglass-handled flat head axe. (photo 7) On the front vertical pull-out shelf there is a Little Giant portable ladder mounted. (photo 8) At the present time, nothing is mounted to the back side of this vertical shelf. All the tools and equipment in each compartment are marked with a reflective sticker with the Ship Bottom Fire Department’s identification." Mike Ciampo
The 2015 Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company Officers
Chief Todd MacLennan
Deputy Chief Rick Traut
Assistant Chief Doug White
Captain John Volpe
Safety Officer Rhonda Traut
President Dan English
Vice President Frank Ascolillo
Secretary Rhonda Traut
Treasurer Timothy Butler
Trustee Pete Maschal
Trustee Doug White
Trustee Fred Traut
Trustee Robert Gleason.
Our new Rosenbauer Engine
Body: EXT Tank Cap: 750
Pump Model: Q-MAX
Pump Mfr: Hale
Pump Cap: 1,750
Foam Cell: N/A
Engine Model: ISL HP: 330
Transmission: Allison EVS 3000
Warning Lights: Whelen LED
Generator: Rosenbauer Green Star
Chassis: RBM Commander
Pump Mount: Side
Sun. Mar 29th 2015
Engine 4611 and command vehicle 4607 responded with Engine 4901 (Surf City) and there was no alarm sounding when crews arrived. Crews did a walk through of the residence and did not find any detector heads activated. No issues were found.
Sat. Mar 28th 2015
Engine 4631, 4611, and Engine 4901 (Surf City) responded and crews checked the area with gas meters for a natural gas leak. A gas leak was located and New Jersey Natural Gas Company responded to fix the leak.
Thu. Mar 26th 2015
Engine 4631 responded with Engine 4901 (Surf City Fire Company) and crews found all of the smoke detectors activated. A bad detector head was found and crews left a temporary detector in its place.
Thu. Mar 26th 2015
Ladder truck 4605, command vehicle 4607, and Engine 4611 responded to assist the Surf City Fire Company with a fire alarm activation. Crews walked through the residence. All units were released by Surf City command.
Wed. Mar 25th 2015
Ladder truck #4605 and truck #4602 responded and crews found that the occupant burned food in the microwave which set off the alarms. Crews checked the area and did not find any extension.