This morning members drilled on drafting techniques at Bear Swamp Park where we take water in from a water source, and pump it back to either directly attack a fire or supplying a line to another apparatus.
If interested is learning how to do this as well as other firefighting processes, feel free to message us through Facebook. We are always looking for new members. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you keep a database of which houses have pools you can draft from in unhydranted areas?
Great job !!!
Laura Sanderson why did I immediately think of you and the story your sweet dad was telling me lol
We are extremely happy to congratulate Ex-Chief Danny Ryan and his beautiful wife Amanda on the birth of their son tonight. Mom, Dad and Baby are doing great. Please join us in welcoming this child into the Southard Fire Dept Family! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Brother, Best wishes to the family
Congratulations beautiful family!
Congrats Danny and Amanda!
God bless, adorable baby. Congratulations to you both.
He's so cute and wide awake. A new little firefighter. Congrats.🚒🚒
Congrats to the entire Ryan family!
Amazing, Best Wishes
So cute, looks like he’s smiling and posing for the pic. Congratulations 🎈🎊🍾
We would like to take some time to congratulate our very own Anthony Matos on being sworn into the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office. He is a valuable member of the company, and we wish him well in his upcoming training.#SheriffGolden is proud to announce the swearing in of five new sheriff’s officers to the #MCSONJ. Congrats to all who proudly took the oath of office this morning and will now begin training at the Monmouth County Police Academy to become law enforcement professionals. Best of luck to all.
Photo L to R:
U/S Darryl Breckenridge, Michael Cleary, Anthony Matos Jr., Suwayne Gibson, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Phillip Costigan, Andrew DePinho and Executive Undersheriff Ted Freeman. ... See MoreSee Less
Residents that use Maxim Southard Road by our substation, construction will begin this Monday.Maxim Southard Road Construction Detour
NJ American Water will continue their water main installation project on Maxim Southard Road near Amanda Lane starting Monday, July 19th . The southbound lane of Maxim Southard Road between Oak Glen Road and Locust Avenue will be closed 24-hours a day for approximately 4 weeks. Traffic will be detoured to Oak Glen Road, Lanes Pond Road and Locust Avenue. Local traffic will be able to access Starlight and Talcott Roads during this time. The entire width of Maxim Southard Road from Locust Avenue to Talcott Road will be repaved this fall. ... See MoreSee Less
Hello neighbors, we are in need of borrowing a fork lift and a pallet jack. We are finally restoring our bay floors and need to empty the bays for a week. We would need to borrow these devices to help unload the building, and then again after the floors are done. If you know of a person or place that would be willing to donate, please message us through Facebook. Thank you for your help! ... See MoreSee Less
Today marks 8 years since 19 members of the Prescott Fire Department interagency Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew were killed while battling a wildland fire near Yarnell, Arizona. May they Rest In Peace. ... See MoreSee Less
So young, so dedicated. May they all be at Peace. 🙏🙏💙🚒🚒
The officers and membership extend our deepest sympathies to FF. Shennard, his family and the The officers and membership extend ou. May he Rest In Peace.It is with deep sorrow the Officers and Members of Kingston Volunteer Fire Company #1 mourn the Line Of Duty Death of Firefighter Dennis B. Shennard. FF Shennard succumbed to cardiac arrest during a Live Burn at the Fire Academy while training with fellow Kingston firefighters. FF Shennard joined the fire company in 1969 and during his years of active membership he served as a line officer, executive officer, and was currently serving as a Trustee. As details of services become available, updates will be provided. ... See MoreSee Less
So sorry. May he Rest in Peace.🙏🙏🇺🇲
This evening we were requested to assist the Monmouth County SPCA with opening up a storm drain to retrieve seven ducklings that fell through the grate. Upon arrival the grate was opened and the SPCA Officer used a duck call to gather the ducklings into a net.
If interested in doing jobs like this, stop by for an application, we would love to have you.
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My daughter and I watched this in action last night; thank you for rescuing them! And for the bystander for calling in for help!!
Thank you all so much. My sister and I called Howell PD about them and amazed how all sprang into action. It was also so nice of Mike from SPCA who called us to let us know they were rescued! Great job!
Great work guys. Xoxo
Great job guys
Good work everyone
Thank you so much for your kindness 🤗
GOOD JOB!!!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰
This evening members of the department attended the Class 129, and Class 130 Firefighter 1/2 Graduation at Brookdale College. Our member Ryan Perillo graduated as a member of Class 129. This training consisted of 250 hours at the Monmouth County Fire Academy. These classes were unique as a global pandemic was occurring during their training. Stay safe out there Ryan, and welcome to the family! ... See MoreSee Less
Today the department gathered for our annual Memorial Day services where we pause and take time to honor our deceased members. After our services concluded we participated in the annual Memorial Day Parade in Farmingdale. We pause and remember not only our deceased members but also the fallen soldiers that fought for our freedoms and still fight for them. ... See MoreSee Less
God bless all the members of the department, and remember the deceased members too. Glad the tradition of the memorial service continues from when I was chief. Stay safe!
Thank you for your departments continued recognition and rememberance of the many dedicated volunteers like my father Kenneth Daly, former Chief, commissioner & 30 plus year member of Ramtown Howell F.D. and all others who are no longer with us. I clearly remember my dad stating on multiple occasions how he felt Southard F.D. was a "class act and a great bunch of guys" and I'm pleased to witness how Southard F.D. continues to maintain it's fine reputation and rich traditions that it has cultivated over the years. Gentleman, I salute you all and send my heartfelt respect and admiration. Thank you for your selfless service and may God Bless! 🚒👨🚒
Earlier this evening the Southard Fire Dept was dispatched to a car fire on Starlight Road in the Oak Glen Development. Upon arrival, Chief 19-3-66 located a working car fire. Engine 19-3-77 responded in and extinguished the fire with Rescue 19-3-86 responding in for support. Units cleared after thirty minutes on the scene.
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Thank you to Ken Ro for the photos! ... See MoreSee Less
Working vehicle fire tonight. Starlight Rd. 19 3 77 and 19 3 86 on location. 19 3 66 had command. Fire extinguished without incident. No injuries reported. ... See MoreSee Less
Stage 3 Fire Restrictions going into effect tomorrow morning at 0800.
Thank you!UPDATE - May 24 - Cape May County is now also included in Stage 3 fire restrictions.
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service has implemented stage 3 fire restrictions for our Division B & C coverage areas beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 19.
Stage 3 Fire Restrictions:
🚫🔥All fires in wooded areas will be prohibited unless contained in an elevated stove using only propane, natural gas, gas, or electricity.
🚫🔥No charcoal fires are allowed.
🚫🔥No agricultural burning.
Division B is - Burlington County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County (south of the Raritan River), Mercer County except Hopewell Township
Division C is - Atlantic County, Cape May County, Camden County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Salem County
🔗 Current New Jersey Fire Danger: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/fire/infotools/conditions-restrictions.html
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19-3-90 is set up with the flag at the Howell Shop Rite for the Howell “Fill A Truck” Food Drive, honoring Suzanne Veitengruber. They will be there collecting from 9am-2pm. All donations go towards the Howell Food Pantry and the Howell Senior Center. A big thanks to the Howell Township Police Department for their help with the donations. ... See MoreSee Less
District #3 Residents -
Today from 2pm – 9pm at our firehouse at 4611 Route 9 North is the annual Fire Commissioners budget and election. We are asking that you support the budget which is essential to providing fire and rescue suppression services for those that reside, work, or visit the Township of Howell. We ask for your support with voting for Incumbents Donald Franklin, Jr. and Louis B. Memmolo, III who are running unopposed for two seats on the Board.
In addition to voting YES for the budget, we are asking the residents of Fire District #3 to approve the purchase of a new aerial ladder apparatus. The proposed purchase shall meet the needs of the residents, businesses, and property owners within the district and surrounding response areas. The proposed aerial device will replace a (19) year old first due Rescue Engine and a (16) year old Mid-mount Tower which have become obsolete and cost prohibitive to repair and maintain. The rescue engine and mid-mount tower will be sold or traded in to offset the cost of the procurement. It should be noted that this purchase will not impact the tax rate as almost 80% of the funding needed will be paid from money already in reserves from previous years.
During 2020 our members responded to 655 calls for service that accounted for 3,347 man-hours and specific to the COVID-19 Global pandemic, our department responded to 178 service requests across the town which accounted for 775 man-hours.
We, like volunteer fire companies across the nation, are finding it increasingly more difficult to recruit new members. Unfortunately in 2020 and into 2021, it has been more difficult than in the past to recruit new members due to the lack of community events. We used to organize and/or attend many public events, but due to COVID-19 most if not all of those events were cancelled. Our membership did complete 177 birthday drive-bys while we were all in COVID-19 lockdown, but other than that, most events were cancelled. We are hoping to have National night out in August, Howell Day in September, our Open House in October, and Breakfast with Santa and Firetruck Rides in December just to name a few.
Please be sure to come vote YES for our budget as well as YES on the capital question to replace two apparatus with one as well as supporting Donald Franklin, Jr. and Louis B. Memmolo, III.
Your continued support, dedication and generosity is valued and greatly appreciated by all members of Southard Fire Department. We wish you and your families a safe and healthy 2021.
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We would like to thank @Mike Ferraro, the @Coffee Platoon and the @Rosso Financial Group for their generous donation of coffee! These amazing people chose our department to receive a full year of coffee for a year!
We thank them for their amazing generosity and for thinking of us. We will absolutely use this coffee on a daily basis!
Thank you again!The Coffee Platoon continues to March On!
Today we are donating our delicious coffee to the Howell Southard Fire Dept. No.1. in Howell, New Jersey. This Firehouse has full time and volunteer firefighters standing ready to support the local community. THANK YOU for your service protecting the Howell residents and businesses everyday.
Thank you to Rosso Financial Group for their generous support providing coffee to the Southard Firehouse for the entire year.
"Bridging the Gap" Coffee with a Cause strives to make a difference everyday.
Life is short, drink delicious coffee. ... See MoreSee Less
Staying Caffeinated to keep the community safe. 🚒🧑🚒🇺🇲☕☕
What time is coffee on?