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2012 Was a Busy Year for Barnegat Fire Company

Company answered 572 calls throughout the year.

Between extreme weather like Sandy and other issues throughout the year, last year was Barnegat Volunteer Fire Company's busiest, according to House President Gary Brown.

The company answered 572 calls throughout the year, with the following break down: 

Fire Alarm Activations:  163
Carbon Monoxide Alarms: 77
Smoke / Gas Investigations: 47
Wires Down/electrical Issues: 52
Brush Fires:  28
Appliance Fires: 19
Structure Fires: 24
Fuel / Gas spills / leaks: 18
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 27 
Car Fires: 13
Mutual Aid with other towns: 10
Landing Zones for Medevac: 8
Others: 86

"In 2013 we plan to continue providing first class fire and rescue protection to Barnegat and surrounding areas," Brown told Patch. "We will continue to provide training to our members on the use of equipment and responding to different situations. We will increase our outreach to the community through fire prevention/fire company promotion presentations to community groups."

He also said the company plans to continue to provide fire house and fire truck tours for groups and children’s birthday parties, host several fund raisers throughout the year, including a Wine and Beer tasting scheduled for May 18, and, renting the dining hall. Interested parties should visit the company's website www.station11.org for more information.  

The officers for 2013 are: 

Line / Fire Officers:
Chief: Scott Docherty
Assistant Chief: Bob Lilley
Captain: Andrew Wahlberg
Captain: Chris Velders
Lieutenant: Kevin Kadlubowski
Lieutenant: Dan Rooney

House Officers:
President: Gary Brown
Vice President: Tom Daly  
Secretary: Darlene Metzler
Treasurer: William Tansley

John Cowie
Rick Grant
Ed Buckley
Ed Richards
Ed O'Hara 

Charles J. Giles January 28, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Thank You Station 11 for always being at the ready for all of us. You are all the epitome of the word Volunteerism. May God Bless You all, for what you do for our community.
wookfish January 28, 2013 at 02:42 PM
others..does that mean the fuel wasted to drive santa around town?
Proud Pappa January 28, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Thank You B.F.D. for all your hard work ...hope you have a safe and less busy 2013!!
Cindy Janowiak January 28, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Yes, Mr. Scrooge, “others” does include the fire trucks whisking Santa and Mrs. Claus around town to the delight of young and old alike. Many thanks to the Barnegat Fire Department for their hard work and dedication. Thanks too to the hard working women of the Ladies’ Auxiliary.
Gary Brown January 28, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Others would be things like, removing downed trees from roadways to allow safe passage, assisting the first aid squad with lifting and transporting large patients, removing children stuck between stair railings, removing children stuck in toys, dumpster fires, cars into houses, etc. just to name a few. We're always looking for new volunteers to help out, feel free to come down to the Main Station on Birdsall Street at 7:30 on the first or third Tuesday of the month and pick up an application, and you too can help your fellow citizens as well as be part of saving the town over 4 million dollars each year in labor costs by having an ALL volunteer fire company.
Mark Bernstein January 28, 2013 at 11:58 PM
In the 25 years of living in barnegat. The Barnegat Fire Dept has been an asset to the town. I worked side by side with the Fire department many times. Great group of people and always ready to handle what ever is put in front of them. Thank you Barnegat Fire Company for all you do.
Ruth E Gray January 29, 2013 at 03:23 AM
Well said Gary! We appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that is given to our township by our VOLUNTEER Fire Company
Ray January 29, 2013 at 01:33 PM
The Barnegat Fire Dept are the best. Keep up the good work.
Jack January 29, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Whose the Old Drunk that lives at the Firehouse. I always see him walking back and fourth to the Liquor Store. Hes an old wirey dirty looking man with a mustache I hope this isnt what my donations are for.t
Proud Pappa January 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Unreal....I wish to God Kyle was still here with us and see if u had the nerve to say that to him or any member of the countless fire depts. that came and granted his wish.. God Bless U Kyle..u will never be forgot..:(


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