Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bradford Jennings and Raymond Peterson are town's newest volunteers.
The Monmouth County Fire Academy graduated two Shrewsbury men along with 57 other firefighters from Monmouth, Mercer, and Ocean counties. Bradford Jennings and Raymond Peterson will join the ranks of the Shrewsbury Hose Co.’s volunteer squad. Graduates worked 188 hours over 30 sessions and received training in rescue, fire extinguishment, hazardous materials response, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, electrical safety, and care of hoses, ladders and other equipment. The new firefighters were divided into two classes: Class 96 graduated Jan. 22 and Class 97 graduated Jan. 23. A graduate from each class earned an award in honor of Ronald Fitzpatrick, a former instructor at the Fire Academy who died in 2003. The awards went to James Taylor, …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Annual memorial held at Monmouth County Fire Academy
Hundreds of firefighters from around the county came to the Monmouth County Fire Academy on Sunday morning to honor their 43 brothers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony included not only first responders but also other local officials from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. To honor those who were lost a rose was laid at the memorial, which is located at the front of the academy. There also was an awards ceremony to honor local firefighters for a variety of accomplishments and achievements.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Cole Porter recently graduated from the Monmouth County Fire Academy.
The Monmouth County Fire Academy graduated 75 firefighters from the Firefighter I Program this week, according to a release from the country. Among the 75 graduates was Shrewsbury resident Cole Porter representing Shrewsbury Hose Company No. 1. According to the release, graduates worked 188 hours over 30 sessions and received training in rescue, fire extinguishment, hazardous materials response, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, electrical safety, and care of hoses, ladders and other firefighting equipment. Freeholder Director John Curley addressed the graduates in a recent ceremony. "Tonight, you become members of one of America's greatest creations: organized firefighting," he said, adding that the roll of firefighters has grown over the …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1 adds another member to its all-volunteer roster
For the past 40 years, the Monmouth County Fire Academy has been training firefighters to protect all of Monmouth County. On Dec. 19, 31 members of the 92nd firefighter class were recognized in front of a packed room of family and friends for their training accomplishment. "The program consisted of 180 hours of training which took place over 14 Saturdays or Sundays and 15 night classes with a homework test provided each night," said Chief William Itinger. "They had off for holidays but worked through the rain and even snow this year.” During those 180 hours, each firefighter was trained in search and rescue, ladders, hose operations, fire ground safety, property conservation, disability training, basic forest fire and other areas. Each …