Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 2

Apparatus

Truck 711 Engine 718 Engine 720 Tanker 714

Rescue 719

Utility 716

Water Rescue/Dive Team 712

 

Early Morning Marina Fire

Approximately 12:30am on April 16th, a fire was reported at the Marine Max located on Espanong Road. Jefferson Fire Companies 1 and 2 responded on scene, along with Picatinny Fire. Upon arrival, flames and smoke were visible. After forcing entry, firefighters made an aggressive attack using multiple handlines, including a 2.5" line. After the bulk of the fire was knocked down, there was a partial collapse of the roof, caving in on the showroom floor. Luckily, not a single firefighter was injured. Ladders from both Companies 1 and 2 were venting the roof around the time of the collapse. Around 4:00am crews were released.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

SARS Auto Wreckers Burns For 3 Days

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Around 7pm on Saturday the 28th of December, Jefferson Fire Companies1 and 2 Along with Milton first Aid Squad, were dispatched to a fire at SARS Auto Wreckers. As the fire grew in size, hydrants could not handle the demand for water, so the Morris County Tanker Task Force was requested as well as resources from Sussex and Warren Counties, bringing dozens of municipalities’ tanker engines on scene. Multiple draft sites were setup throughout the incident to help with the demand for water. Around 6pm on Sunday fire operations were reduced, but started up again around 9 pm as the fire flared up and grew, causing surrounding towns to be called back to scene for water support. Operations finally stopped around 3am Monday morning. Morris County HAZ-MAT as well as the DEP were on scene monitoring air quality and checking for signs of pollution. During the time of the event, Jefferson OEM also setup a shelter at Camp Jefferson for any residents who were concerned about the smoke being produced.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Company 2 Gets Rare Chance To Surprise

On Sunday October 2nd, members from Company 2 and Jefferson Rescue received a rare opportunity.

Back in April, both departments
responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 15, where the patient needed to be extricated and transported to the hospital.  

Months after conflicting reports on the patient's status, we were made aware of an event at her workplace, celebrating her return.  Everyone was both surprised and happy to see both departments come to the event.  Flowers were given and numerous photos were taken.  This was a special event to everyone involved, considering it is a rare occurrence to hear what happens after a call.

More photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.

Company 2 Participates at Briggs for Water Safety

On Tuesday June 18th, our department participated at the Briggs annual water safety demonstration.  Inside the kids learned about drowning and to “reach and throw, don’t go”.Outside, Assistant Chief Mickey Deloreto, talks about boat safety.  He covered topics of safe boat riding, propeller safety, and the importance of proper supervision when on the water.  A special thanks goes out to Lake Hopatcong Marine for dropping off a boat for the event.

Extrication Training at Picatinny Arsenal

On Sunday June 16th, JTFD2 participated in an extracation training drill 

at Picatinny Arsenal.  We went over different methods to gain acces to the vehicle as well as where and how to properly open the vehicle to extricate a patient.

 After removing the doors and roof of the vehicle, a dash lift was also implemented using a Ram on one side and the spreaders on the other.

Saturday afternoon fire calls for Mutual Aid

On the afternoon of April 6th, a fire broke out in a Prospect Point Road home.  Upon arrival of a Fire Department officer, a second alarm was
dispatched indicating a working structure fire.  As the first engine and ladder truck arrived, hand lines were deployed to try and contain the fire.  Shortly after, the master stream off the tip of the ladder was placed into service to knock down the bulk of the fire, and was under control in about an hour.  One firefighter was transported by Jefferson Rescue for a non-life threatening injury.  Among the responding fire departments were Jefferson Fire Companies 1 and 2, Picatinny Arsenal, and Mount Arlington fire departments.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

 
 
 

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2014 Line Officers

Chief
John Tovo

Assistant Chief
Mickey Deloreto

Captain
David Cascone

Lieutenant
Bob Kinsey Jr.

2nd Lieutenant
Lou Loiacono

Engineer
Travis Luecht

Year to Date Call Total

30

 

2013 Total Calls: 228

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