Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Garrett Sickels joins Navesink Hook and Ladder and Thomas Doremus to become chief of the department
Joking that he had to adjust his glasses to make sure what he was reading was true, Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna said at last week’s Borough Council meeting that it was “with great pleasure and, indeed, overwhelming joy” that he accept the request of resident Garrett Sickels to join Navesink Hook and Ladder Company of the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department. A senior at Red Bank Regional High School, the young Sickels, who is a Penn State-bound football star, also is the son of Administrator Stanley Sickels. Recognized as one of the country’s top linemen, Garrett Sickels also comes from a long line of community volunteers. His father, Stanley, having been administrator for many years, raised his family with wife Donna, in the borough, so Menna …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Event will be held in the White Street parking lot.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual Fire Prevention Expo and free barbeque in the White Street Parking lot across from Liberty Hose this Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the department announced. The event was rescheduled from Oct. 7 due to rain. The goal of the expo is to make the public aware of the importance of fire safety. The department will focus on the need for fire safety for all people ranging from children to seniors. The free event will consist of fire safety demonstrations and information, a fire apparatus display and free food. Children can visit a smoke house trailer and participate in other activities. According to the department, the event is being held in conjunction with Fire Prevention …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The west side Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department's $5 mum sale continues today.
Like mums? Like the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department? The Union Hose Company annual fundraiser mum sale concludes today. Available for purchase are a wide variety of mums for the low, low price of $5. You'll also find pepper plants and decorative cabbage - looks good rather than tastes good. You can stock up on your fall flowers at the station at 161 Shrewsbury Ave. or stop by the Shrewsbury Avenue lot near the Galleria that's home to the G and G Hot Dog truck. They've got plenty there, too.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A serious two-car accident on Newman Springs Road resulted in a man being trapped in his car.
Update, 9:42 p.m.: According to Red Bank Capt. Darren McConnell, two people were transported to Riverview Medical Center with what turned out to be non-serious injuries following Thursday night's crash. Both were occupants of the car that was struck on its side. The driver was a 27-year-old Keyport man and a 36-year-old female passenger from Red Bank. The driver of the Toyota was a 20-year-old Morganville man. The incident took place at Newman Springs Road and Clifford Place when the vehicle being driven by the Keyport man exited Clifford Place and collided with the Toyota. Summonses are pending. The investigation is being conducted by Ptl. Beau Broadley of the Traffic Bureau. Red Bank first responders were forced to use hydraulic …
The Red Bank Fire Department will be hosting a fire prevention expo Sunday.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual Fire Prevention Expo and free barbeque in the White Street Parking lot across from Liberty Hose this Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the department announced. The goal of the expo is to make the public aware of the importance of fire safety. The department will focus on the need for fire safety for all people ranging from children to seniors. The free event will consist of fire safety demonstrations and information, a fire apparatus display and free food. Children can visit a smoke house trailer and participate in other activities. According to the department, the event is being held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, which begins Sunday. The week has its roots in …
Monday, June 25, 2012
None injured in an evening crash in Red Bank that cut power to the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue and Newman Springs Road.
The driver of a late model Jeep apparently lost control while approaching the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue and Newman Springs Road before 8 p.m., leaving the road and crashing into an electrical pole. The driver and his female companion were apparently unhurt, both taking turns pacing on a nearby corner, cell phones in hand, and describing the accident emphatically to police taking report. The pole, severed, leaned against the front of the Jeep, sparks shooting off intermittently beneath the vehicle's chassis. The crash resulted in the loss of power to the busy intersection, leading to police helping direct traffic. Red Bank Board of Education Member Sue Viscomi, campaigning nearby for a seat on borough council, witnessed the …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Fire officials believe a cigarette is responsible for a fire that gutted a two-family home early Thursday morning.
An early morning fire that destroyed a two-family home on Hudson Avenue was likely caused by a cigarette and has been deemed an accident, Red Bank fire marshal Stanley Sickles said. A fire broke out at 46-48 Hudson Ave. at about 3:20 a.m. Thursday morning. Every Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department company responded to the blaze and, with an assist from a Middletown Fire Department ladder truck, were able to have it under control by about 5:30 a.m., Red Bank Fire Chief Josh Sanders reported. Fair Haven provided fire assist to the borough during the blaze. Sickles said the fire began in the back corner of 46 Hudson, its origin under the deck or on the deck itself. Residents reported smoking out on the back deck as late as 2 a.m. After going …
A two-family home on Hudson Avenue went up in flames early Thursday morning. No one was injured in the blaze.
No injuries were reported in an early morning fire that gutted a two-family home on Hudson Avenue in Red Bank. The fire broke out around 3:20 a.m. at 46-48 Hudson Ave. and spread quickly, causing significant damage to a majority of the home before it was finally placed under control by the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department at around 5:30 a.m. Adjacent homes were not significantly damaged in the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. This article will be update when more information is available.