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Save the Date!!
**November 7, 2015**
The Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company presents...
The 1st Annual Fall Festival
12pm - 7pm
Entrance Fee: $10 for Adults / Free for Kids 14 & Under 
Door Prizes, Raffles, Kids Activities, & Authentic German Food, Beer, & Entertainment!
More information will be made availble as the date gets closer.


May 2, 2015 

On the morning of May 2nd, Firefighters D.Kanko, A.Merino, M.Hopkins, P.Pross, and Probationary Firefighters, S. Nixon and O. Spisak attended a training session at the Bergen County Police and Fire Academy. While there, they expanded their knowledge of staibilization methods using various tools and techniques. It was a very successful day of training and new strategies were discovered.

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May 2, 2015
 
On Saturday, May 2nd, the township of Stafford held a "Touch-a-Truck Event" at the Manahawkin Lake! Engine 4711 and Ladder 4715 were on display at the event, as well as a variety of different trucks! Thank you Roman Isaryk for the pictures!

          


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March 23, 2015:

On Monday evening, The St. Mary's Church on Bishop Lane in Manahawkin conducted a "Blue Mass" to honor all Police, Fire, and EMS personnel. Members from our department attended the service and also brought Ladder 4725, flying the American flag in front of the church. 

Picture taken by Firefighter, Matt Dodds 



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March 19th, 2014

On Thursday afternoon, at 15:55 (3:55pm) we responded to the GSP (Garden State Parkway) for a vehicle fire with flames showing. 4700, 4710, 4741, 4751, and 4761 were the responding units. The New Jersey Forest Fire Service also responded due to a small grass fire next to the vehicle. All occupants were out of the vehicle! Excellent job to all!

*This picture was taken from a passerby, NOT affiliated with the fire department


Vehicle Fire - Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Regardless of the frigid winter weather, our dedicated members conducted an ice rescue drill Saturday morning at the Manahawkin Lake to practice rescuing techniques in case of an actual ice rescue emergency. Great job to everyone who participated! **THIS WAS NOT A REAL EMERGENCY!**

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Thank you for another great year!

For the year of 2014, the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company responded to a total of 592 calls. We would like to thank all of our members and their altruistic ambitions with their volunteer service and commitment to our department! Also, we would like to thank the community for their continued support... We look forward to many more years of serving the great township of Stafford! Happy New Year!
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Thank You!

Thank you to all of our members that made it possible for us to bring Santa around Stafford Township! We truly appreciate their dedication and hard work! Also, a big thanks to the residents who brought us cookies,  hot chocolate, and other goodies! We were so happy to see the kids cheerful faces and we were glad that we could bring holiday spirit to Stafford! Have a happy and healthy new year!

"Here Comes Santa Claus!!"

This holiday season, Station 47 will be escorting Santa all over town, greeting the boys and girls of Stafford as he rides down the streets in his sleigh!! 

On December 13th, he will begin his journey through Stafford at 6 PM and each night until December 22nd he will be visiting different sections of Stafford! As the time nears, check back here or on our facebook page (listed in the flyer) to see specifically when he will be in your area! 


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We would like to remind everyone...

Since we set out clocks back, let's not forget to also change the batteries in our Smoke detectors and our Carbon Monoxide Detectors as well! Keep your home safe and protected from fires and other emergencies! 


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September 20, 2014:

Congratulations to Firefighter John Fugee and his newly wed wife, Heather! 



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 Wednesday, August 13, 2014:

"Flooding in Stafford"

On the morning of August 13, 2014, a heavy band of rain showers rolled through our area. With that, we were dispatched to our first call at 01:27 (1:27AM), for multiple vehicles trapped in flood waters along Route 72. Approx. 20 minutes after our first call, we were requested into Barnegat Township for a working structure fire @ 4 Transom Ln. Later, at 04:55 (4:55AM), we were dispatched for a fuel tanker that was stuck on the Causeway Bridge as it was collapsing. Because of that call, our Fire Police were also requested to come and assist with traffic at 05:11 (5:11AM). A few hours later, at 09:32 (9:32AM) we responded to Barnegat Township for a Fire Alarm Activation @ 180 Bengal Blvd. It was a busy morning for Stafford and surrounding communities! Great job to all!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014:

“A Busy Day for Station 47!”

        On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, we responded to a total of 8 fire calls. The first call was dispatched at 11:11 (11:11am) for a Fire Alarm at 160 Torpedo Rd. Only about 45 minutes after that, we were hit out for another Fire Alarm at 1322 W Rt. 72 at 11:54 (11:54am). Crews discovered faulty detectors and were cleared from the scene. Two more Fire Alarms followed at 13:43 (1:43pm) and 14:56 (2:56pm). Our 5th call of the day was a “Wires call” (Electric Wires on the ground) at 20 Ruth Ann Dr. at 16:11 (4:11pm). Shortly after arriving on scene, it was discovered that they were only telephone wires and all units were released.

        On Tuesday evening a line of thunderstorms rolled through, in which the final 3 calls of the day occurred. At 19:08 (7:09pm), our 6th call was for an activated Fire Alarm at 221 Laurel Ct. Following that was a call for a Lightning Strike to a residence at 37 Sylvia Ln. at 19:44 (7:44pm). Once crews had returned from that call, a Structure Fire occurred in Eagleswood Twhshp, NJ, in which our company responded mutual aid for the FAST team at 20:05 (8:05pm). It was a very busy day for Station 47, but all calls were answered promptly and all members were returned home safely! This brings the total amount of calls to 338 for the year 2014!

 Article written by a fire company member, Scott Nixon

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Saturday, June 14th, 2014:

"Founders Day"

On Saturday, June 14th, Stafford township conducted their annual Founder's Day celebration in downtown Manahawkin. It kicked off with a parade at 10AM followed by family fun activities, food, and different events. Than it ended with a BANG as the fireworks lit up the Doc Cramer Ball fields! It was a blast and a great time for the whole community!
 


Article written by a fire company member, Scott Nixon