Kidde Alarm Recall

Kidde has issued a recall notice for approximately 260,000 units due to alerting failures. Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarms were primarily sold at Walmart, The Home Depot, and Amazon from May 2019 through September 2020. Recalled units will have the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front, according to Kidde’s website.

4th Alarm First Due Fire

Yesterday afternoon, a first due box was dropped for a residential structure fire. Career-staffed Engine 8276 along with Chief 8266 responded to find fire throughout. The fire quickly reached the 4th alarm in addition to the Western Monmouth Tanker Task Force being called out. In all, volunteer-staffed Engines 8281 and 8275 with Tanker 8296, resources from 4 counties, and the State Fire Marshal responded to the incident.

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Hot Tub Fire

Engine 8281 gets the knock on a well-off hot tub this evening in the township. The fire was held to the unit and handed off to the fire marshal for investigation. Millstone Tanker 3296 responded to provide a water supply.

Live Burn

A few volunteers tagged along with our career staff at their live burn training. These burns are done multiple times a year to keep our firefighters proficient and refined in our most basic skills.

Hose Bed Prop






Our volunteers, along with the career staff, built and trained on a new hose bed prop this week. Refining our most basics skills is critical to providing efficient and effective services to the community.

Appliance Fire

On the evening of March 15th Chief 8266, Engine 8276 and 8281, along with mutual aid companies responded to an appliance fire in the borough. First arriving units had a smoke condition and fire in the furnace. The fire was contained and extinguished without extension.

New Rescue Tools

This past month, you may have seen our members in the street or out in the community fundraising for new rescue tools. The tools that we were using are close to 30 years in age and can not cut through the newer cars that the companies are putting out because of the stronger metals that are in them. We are happy to announce that thanks to our community members and other donors wonderful generosity, we were able to purchase our first set of rescue tools! We were able to train on the new tools last week to see how they worked and how they’re maintained. A special thank you to not only the members that helped with the fundraising efforts, but to the members of the community and abroad for their generous donations! We are only 1/3 of the way done though as we are looking to purchase 2 more sets. If you would still like to donate please visit our GoFundMe page!

Open Burn

Members of HFC were dispatched at 17:36 hours for a report of an open burn on 539. 8266 arrived to find material burning on the property. 8293 and 8275 also arrived on scene to assist in putting out the fire. The NJ Forest Fire Service B-9 and RWJ EMS also responded.

Open Burn-4/3/19










Hope Fire Company members were dispatched at about 18:30 hours for a report of an open burn. 8281 arrived on scene with a pile of mulch and brush smoldering. Command then called for Tanker 32-1-95 and Brush 32-93 to the scene for assistance. Special thanks to the Millstone Township Fire Department and Allentown EMS for responding.

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