Monday, January 28, 2013
A new member was appointed to the Freehold Borough Fire Department at the Jan. 22 Freehold Borough Council meeting.
The Freehold Borough Fire Department (FBFD) has a new member. At the Sunday, Jan. 6 Freehold Borough Reorganization meeting, the council approved Mayor Nolan Higgins’ nominations and appointments for 2013. Following up from that original list of appointments, the council approved the appointment of a new FBFD member. Christian Rios was appointed as the newest member of the FBFD Engine Co. 2. His appointment became effective on Jan. 22. The council also confirmed the resignation for James E. Coleman as a member of the Lake Topanemus Commission. Coleman’s resignation was effective Dec. 31 2012.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
No injuries were reported; the fire appears to be accidental.
The Freehold Borough Fire Department was called to assist in the early morning roof fire of Gus's Diner, located at Route 33 East in Manalapan Township. At about 1:47 a.m. on Tuesday, Manalapan police were called to the scene by a motorist who reportedly saw flames from the restaurant roof while driving past the establishment. Firefighters quickly responded to the scene and doused the flames. Manalapan Fire Company #1, Gordon's Corner Fire Company, Englishtown Fire Department, Adelphia Fire Company and Freehold Borough Fire Department all responded to the scene. Manalapan Fire Company #1 confirmed that the flames were coming from the roof where a new addition of the restaurant meets the existing structure; the restaurant is currently …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Freehold Borough residents are invited to check out the fire house facilities, enjoy food, and watch a fire prevention puppet show this Sunday, Oct. 21.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The iron banister outside the victim's home had to be cut down in order to access her.
The Freehold Borough Fire Department, Freehold First Aid and Freehold Borough Police responded to a Mechanic Street residence Monday afternoon to assist a fall victim. According to Police, the woman fell inside her home around 3 p.m. She was unable to get up on her own but was able to call out for help. The Freehold Borough Fire Department was called to the scene to cut down the iron banister that was on the outside stairs of the home. Once the banister was taken down, the woman was accessed and taken to the CentraState Medical Center. The extent of the woman’s injuries was not known at the time of transport.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The department extinguished the fire at Beacon Scrap Metal Co. and no one was hurt.
The Freehold Borough Fire Department responded to a 3 car fire at Beacon Scrap Metals on Throckmorton St. on Thursday afternoon. “We got dispatched around 11:40 this morning. Three cars were burning and it had spread to a pile of scrap metal,” said Dan Megill, the assistant chief of Freehold Fire Department. According to Megill, the fire started while workers were scrapping cars in the yard. The department was able to control the fire within a half-hour. One hour after arriving on the scene, the fire was out. Although the cause of the fire was not determined, Megill said the department ruled that it was not suspicious. No one was hurt in the fire. Check out the photos above to see photos of the fire.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Having a knox box on homes will help first responders get to residents in-need faster, and limit damage done to their property.
Knox boxes are now for more than just businesses and realtors in Freehold Borough. Residents now have the options of adding a knox box to their homes. These plastic or metal boxes displayed on the outside of a business or home, hold a key to gain entrance to the property. Protected by a combination, knox boxes allow people to access a property without having to wait for an owner or key holder or damaging the home in emergencies. Councilwoman Sharon Shutzer, brought the idea of knox boxes for homes to the council at the Jan. 17 council meeting. The idea was born after a neighbor contacted her with a story about a resident who fell ill at home alone. Neighbors became concerned when a borough resident stopped responding to friends for several…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The fire department will hold an open house on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Residents will get a chance to explore the Freehold Borough Firehouse during the department’s first open house. Equipment, trucks and fire suits and gear will be on display at the firehouse, 49 W. Main Street, on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “October is National Fire Prevention Safety Month. A lot of the firehouses in the area normally do it but this is the first time we’ve ever had an open house here,” said Councilman Jaye Sims, who is a firefighter with the department. Sims and his brother, Reginald Sims, also a firefighter, discussed opening the firehouse to the public and approached Freehold Borough Fire Department Chief Ryan Bailey about spearheading event. The Freehold Borough Fire Department is comprised of four fire …