Friday, July 30, 2010 02:00
The Southard Fire Dept was dispatched to a single motor vehicle accident at the corner of Maxim Southard Road and Alexander Ave. Upon arrival units found a car that struck the residence and caused serious damage to the foundation. Howell First Aid was on location tending to the victims when 19-50 requested a medivac helicopter. Chief 3-66 arrived on location and started preparing for a helicopter landing at the corner of Route 9 and Alexander Avenue. Engine 3-75 arrived at the scene and stretched a hand line to protect the responders working on the victims in case of a fire starting. Engine 3-78 was requested to the medevac site, upon arrival the landing zone was setup. Shortly after setting up the LZ, EMS Command 19-50 cancelled the medevac and the LZ was broken down. Chief 3-66 responded to the scene to meet up with Chief 3-68 already on location at the main incident site. Engine 3-78 was advised to provide traffic control at the corner of Alexander and Larabee Ave.
The Monmouth County Serious Accident Response Team was requested to the scene due to the seriousness of the injuries. Howell Police, Howell First Aid, MONOC, Howell Building Dept and the Southard Fire assisted with the accident. Unfortunately there was one fatality involved with this incident.
Friday, June 18, 2010
The Southard Fire Dept held their bi-monthly drill at the Tauton School. Engine 19-3-75 was requested in to a confirmed structure fire at the school. Upon arrival they were requested to pull (1) 1 3/4" pre-connect. Engine 19-3-78 was second due and hit the hydrant than dragged a 5" supply line to Engine 19-3-75. 19-3-90 arrived shortly after and was requested to prepare for aerial operations. Units were on location for 1.5 hours.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Southard Fire Dept. and the Township of Howell mourn fallen NJ State Police Trooper Marc Castellano. Last Sunday, Castellano, 29, was struck by a passing vehicle on a shoulder of Interstate 195, in his hometown of Howell, as he took part in a search for an armed suspect - a report authorities later said was unfounded. Police officers from as far away as California, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Maine and Florida attended.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Southard Fire Dept. was dispatched to a motor vehicle fire at the Country Sudser Car Wash while the Funeral Procession was just beginning to leave the St. Veronicas Church. While en-route to the reported fire, Howell Police advised that they were receiving numerous calls and now they were reporting extension into the building. Units from Southard and Freewood Acres Fire Co. responded to the fire. Also assisting was Howell First Aid and Howell Police Dept.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
The Southard Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary is now accepting applications to join our organization. Our organization supports our volunteer fire department and our community. For further information, please contact Maria at 732-580-3282 or email@example.com. An application packet can also be downloaded from http://www.southardfire.org/recruitment-info.php
Monday, May 31, 2010
While the Southard Fire Dept was staging at the Farmingdale Memorial Day Parade in Farmingdale Boro, we were requested by the Adelphia Fire Company for aerial 19-3-90 due to a confirmed vehicle fire with exposures at the Treasure Island Self Storage. Once on location, tower 19-3-90 was requested to the rear of the structure in a defensive operation by Chief Procnow (Adelphia 19-2-67). Chief Hadgkiss was requested to be the water supply officer. Chief Hadgkiss requested a Tanker Task Force due to the limited water supply in the area. Units from Adelphia, Squankum, Freewood Acres, Farmingdale, Ramtown, Colts Neck, Earle, Tinton Falls and Freehold Boro Fire Departments responded to the scene.
Units operated for numerous hours and flowed approximately 25,000 gallons of water.
Howell Police, Monoc, Howell First Aid Rehab Trailer, Farmingdale First Aid and the Monmouth County Fire Marshals Office assisted with the operation.
Members of Southard After the Fight
Saturday, May 8, 2010
This past Saturday the Southard Fire Department participated at a Propane Emergencies drill at the Middlesex Fire Academy. Members were trained on the proper techniques to use when fighting a propane fire.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Southard Fire Dept and Howell Applebees teamed up to complete a fund raising event where the firefighters of Southard waited tables. This event was fun and rewarding for not only the firefighters but also the staff of Applebees. The patrons enjoyed this change up. While performing this fund raising event, the department was dispatched to two calls for service, a carbon monoxide alarm and a fire alarm. We would like to thank Applebees for their help and generosity during this event.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
The Board of Fire Commissioners election and budget approval is this Saturday, February 20th, 2010. The poles are open from 2:00pm to 9:00pm at the firehouse. All voters located in fire district #3 are encouraged to come out and vote. Please note that Commissioners elections are held throughout the state on the same day just incase you live outside of District #3. Please help to keep the fire suppression levels in District #3 as good as they are today by approving the budget.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The Southard Fire Department received a call for a structure fire in the Windmill Club. Shortly after receiving the call Lt. Hughes arrived on location and requested Station 19-1 for a RIT, Station 19-5 for Manpower and Station 19-4 for Manpower. 2nd Assistant Chief Latchney arrived on scene shortly after and established command. Chief Latchney was presented with a multi-family townhome and heavy fire showing from the "A" side. Upon arrival of engine 19-3-75, Chief Latchney requested two hand lines into operation to the second floor. The fire was quickly knocked down and the Howell Fire Bureau was requested to the scene.
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