PintheQ Please take a moment to watch this video of a vehicle fire on 195. It’s not the fire that brings attention to this video... look at the message this Fire Chief is giving. I think it’s important for the motoring public to be aware of the dangers of high speeds during these conditions. This video needs to highlight these poor visibility conditions, please SLOW DOWN!
“This video isn’t for training it’s for public information. When approaching a emergency scene move over and slow down to a crawl, visibility may appear clear from the blue skies, but not clear like in this video. Think about emergency responders and their families.”
Chief William “ Billy “ Johnson -
Station 19-1 - Howell Township D-1
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ENG77INE for the vehicle fire on 195. Chief Johnson arrived to a well involved fire in the engine compartment and ordered ENG77INE to deploy the bumper line upon arrival. The members quickly knocked down the fire and turned the scene over to the NJSP. ... See MoreSee Less
RIP Brother, thank you for your service 🇺🇸It is with deep regret that Mayor Bill de Blasio and FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announce the death of Probationary Firefighter Steven H. Pollard.
Commissioner Nigro said, "It's an incredibly sad night for the Pollard family, for the Fire Department family, and for our city. Firefighter Pollard had one and a half years on the job, just starting out. He lost his life tonight in the process of helping others. He was assigned to Ladder Company 170 in Brooklyn. At approximately 10 p.m. they were called to the Belt Parkway just east of Flatbush, to a 2-car accident with injuries. As they were going to help the victims at that accident, Firefighter Pollard slipped through a gap in the roadway and fell to the ground approximately 52 feet below. He was pronounced this evening. It's a terrible loss for the Department, to lose a member just at the beginning of his career like this is devastating to us. He is the 1,151st member of the Bravest to give his life in the service of the people of this city. As his family mourns him, the Department mourns him, and certainly the citizens of our city mourn him. All we can do as a Department is stand beside the family and give them whatever support we can, stand beside the members of his unit at this difficult time for them, and ask for the prayers of everyone in this city for the Pollard family, for his father, retired Firefighter Ray Pollard, his brother Ray Jr., and for their mom and the rest of their extended family for this terrible loss." Mayor de Blasio said, "This is a family who has done so much for New York City and now they're going through this loss and this pain. It's a very, very tough situation."
Probationary Firefighter Pollard's father is retired Firefighter Ray Pollard of Ladder 102 in Brooklyn, and his brother is Ray Pollard Jr, an active member of Ladder Company 114. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Sir, thank you for your service to our community. Enjoy your retirement!!DEPARTMENT NOTIFICATION
Congratulations to Patrolman Thomas Matthews badge #606 on his retirement!
Patrolman Matthews has dedicated his life to public service as both a firefighter and a police officer here in Howell Township.
Patrolman Matthews has decided to retire after an honorable 18 years of service at the Howell Police Department with the remaining 7 as a Howell Fire Commissioner in District 1.
During his time as a Howell officer, Patrolman Matthews served in the capacity as a firearms instructor, armorer, field training officer, and most recently as the coordinator of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Maritime Emergency Response Team (MERT).
We thank Ptlm. Matthews for his service and wish him all the very best in his future endeavors!
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