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Township of Clinton Division of Fire
Township of Clinton Division of Fire3 days ago
The Annandale Hose Company responded to 56 incidents during the month of July.
Top Responding Officer- LT Charles Vaden 37 Calls (66.07%)
Top Responding Firefighter- FF Chip Riddle 41 Calls (73.21%)

If you want to challenge yourself, become part of team Annandale Hose Co. No.1. You won't regret it. The brotherhood/sisterhood of a fire station is unlike anything else you've ever experienced. Visit www.ahco1.com and fill out an application, or stop by the fire station on any Monday night. We will provide you with all of the tools necessary to do the job. All you need to be is committed to the service.

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Township of Clinton Division of Fire
Township of Clinton Division of Fire4 days ago
The Annandale Hose Company responded to 56 incidents during the month of July.

Top Responding Officer- LT Charles Vaden 37 Calls (66.07%)
Top Responding Firefighter- FF Chip Riddle 41 Calls (73.21%)

As we traverse through the Dog Days of Summer, there is no let up in sight for the first responders of the Annandale Hose Company. We finished off another month in excess of 50 calls for service. As you all know, the last several weeks have been brutally hot and humid. Add to that a set of turnout gear and an SCBA which adds an additional 75+ lbs to your weight and it doesn't take long to get drenched. The general public often makes comments about the number of companies that respond to a fire and ask why there are so many apparatus for a fire. Frankly, it's not about the apparatus, it's about getting enough manpower onto a scene so not only do we have enough people to complete all of the tasks at hand, but also be able to switch people in and out of rolls so they have a chance to cool down. It could be 100 degrees outside and members are entering a burning structure where the temperature ranges from 400-600 degrees fahrenheit. Fire can burn upwards of 1100 degrees fahrenheit, however it is impossible for us to enter a building burning that hot. My point is, don't question why we have so many resources at a fire, understand the need for those resources being there. Thank your first responders for what they do, they will appreciate that more than you questioning procedures and tactics on a fire scene.

We had a busy month as well with community events, putting in over 247 man hours to support our community. Crews participated in the following public events; Lebanon 4th of July Parade, Wetdown events for Clinton Township Recreation Summer Camp and also at the Chabad of Hunterdon Camp Gan Israel program. We also provided a stand-by crew for the Clinton Township Police Jr. Police Academy program, providing a landing zone for the NJSP NorthStar Helicopter. Members staffed Squad 51 for a 12-hour period, and also participated in a flag hanging detail for our fallen brother Rick Bauman, an ex-chief from the Califon Fire Company. As you can see, being a volunteer firefighter is much more than getting on a firetruck and responding to emergency incidents. Although that is a big part of it, training and supporting our community are also time consuming throughout the year.

If you want to challenge yourself, become part of team Annandale Hose Co. No.1. You won't regret it. The brotherhood/sisterhood of a fire station is unlike anything else you've ever experienced. Visit www.ahco1.com and fill out an application, or stop by the fire station on any Monday night. We will provide you with all of the tools necessary to do the job. All you need to be is committed to the service.

Respectfully Submitted,
Chief Robert Emery
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