The only annual tradition you and your family should be doing this year! Come on out and make amazing memories with the family. It’s time for an annual tradition over thirty years old! Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
It’s that time of year again! Our Christmas trees will be delivered tomorrow, and we will begin selling immediately. We are open Monday thru Friday, 5pm-9pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-9pm. Get them early, we are hearing there is a shortage (go figure). Breakfast with Santa and Fire Truck rides will take place on 12/19, separate message will have all details! Operation Santa will begin on 12/12, again more detail will be posted separately. Thank you for all your support, hope to see you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
We are happy to announce that after six months we were able to place into service a new command vehicle that will be utilized by Chief 19-3-67. Our old vehicle was totaled as the result of a motor vehicle accident. We thank the Board of Fire Commissioners District #3 for their help replacing our prior unit. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday afternoon, Southard Fire was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Friendship Road. Engine 19-3-75 responded with Rescue 19-3-86 and chiefs 19-3-68 and 19-3-66. The vehicle went through a fence, across a pool, through another fence and struck a tree behind a house. Units were on location for almost twenty minutes. The vehicle was recovered by Certified Auto Mall. The patient was treated for minor injuries by Howell Township First Aid and Rescue Squad #1. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday two of our members that are in the final days of Firefighter 1 training had their “Putting It All Together Day” at the Monmouth County Fire Academy. This day is significant as it allows the recruits to demonstrate the skills they have learned in front of their family and friends. We are very proud of our own Eva DeAngelis and Dmitry Zhemchuzhnikov. Now they move on to Firefighter 2! We thank all the instructors that assisted with training not only our members but also the other firefighters that are coming through the county fire academy. ... See MoreSee Less
This past Friday we completed our annual election of officers for 2021-2022. Please join us in thanking them for their service to the membership and community!
Chief of Department - Steven Hadgkiss 1st Asst. Chief - Jon-Eric Charles 2nd Asst. Chief - Travis Tucker Captain - Matthew Karabin Lieutenant - David Lovey Career Lieutenant - Joseph Geary Training Officer - Danny Ryan Training Officer - Bob Tice
President - David Lovey Vice President - Steven Hadgkiss Treasurer - Chris Guirguis Secretary - Dan Dunn Asst. Secretary - Anthony Matos Jr. Financial Secretary - Mark Orsini Chaplain - Travis Tucker Asst. Chaplain - Ryan Perillo Trustee - Danny Ryan Trustee - Anthony Matos Sr. Trustee - Michael Acevedo ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier this week members trained on forcible entry strategies and tactics. Training consisted of opening swing out, as well as swing in doors. Additionally, we trained on through the lock entry by pulling the lock cylinder out and unlocking the door. We thank Adelphia Fire Company for allowing us to use their door prop and building for the drill. - If your interested in discussing becoming a member, please message us through Facebook messenger. ... See MoreSee Less
On this evening, we remember our brother John H Somay who was who was killed in the line of duty 28 years ago today.
John Hugo Somay 15 Nov 1919 15 Nov 1993 A lifelong resident of Howell Township, NJ, John Somay was a WWII Marine Corps. Veteran. He joined the Southard Fire Dept. #1 on May13, 1949 and rose through the ranks of the department ultimately becoming Chief in 1958-1959. One of the reasons John was so popular amungst the membership and community was his work as a machinist, he would tell the members,”Why spend money on parts when we can build them”. And he did, fixing the fire apparatus many times with parts he made in his own garage. In later years, John became a Fire Police Officer for the department as well as the Monmouth County Fire Police. When Howell Township was divided into five Fire Districts, on Feb. 20, 1960, John was elected as one of the Charter Fire Commissioners, and held that position for many years. On Nov. 15, 1993, his 74th birthday, John packed his car with $386 worth of brand new fishing gear to enjoy his favorite pastime, fishing the rivers of upstate New York. Just before he was to leave for vacation, a brush fire was called in on Miller Road. John told his wife Teenie, “On the way back from the fire, I’m gonna fill up with gas and get some ice”. John never got a chance to do that. While directing traffic at the fire scene, John was struck by a vehicle and died. Free and Accepted Masons Crescent Temple ... See MoreSee Less
Early this morning members reported to Gateway National Recreation Area as part of the Southern Monmouth Large Diameter Pipeline Task Force. Units from a multitude of agencies participated with laying almost a mile of large diameter hose to two destination aerial devices. Teamwork and cooperation made the drill a success. ... See MoreSee Less
MoForNovember raises funds for and awareness of mens health and cancer services at CentraState by encouraging participants to grow their facial hair for the month of November. Each participant who rai...