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Wildwood Fire Department - 4400 New Jersey Avenue - Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
 
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WFD
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FMBA LOCAL 50
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Ernie Troiano, lIll
PRESIDENT
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Gerry Vessels
VICE PRESIDENT
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Adam Feltwell
TREASURER
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Aldo Sacco
SECRETARY
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Rob Feltwell
STATE DELEGATE
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Contact Us:
Phone: ( 609) 522-1110
Fax: 609-729-7206
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Engine 38 Responds to North Wildwood Building Fire
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On Saturday April 25, 2014 at approximately 23:20 hours Engine 38 was dispatched on the District 2 Box Alarm assignment to 2504 Delaware Ave., the Family Dollar store for a reported structure fire.  Engine 38 arrived simultaneoulsy with Engine 2 and found smoke showing from the store.  The suppression system in the building had activated and extinguished the fire.  Engine 38 assisted Engine 2 with securing the suppression system and overhaul.  Engine 38 operated on the scene for just over an hour before taking up.
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Wildwood Firefighters Send Care Packages to Our Troops
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It started with a couple of pictures that an old classmate of Firefighter Gerry Vessels posted on Facebook.  FF Vessels saw the photos of what was supposed to be Philly Cheesesteak and a can of Coke, written in Arabic writing.  It kicked FF Vessels in the gut when he saw these pictures so he reached out to his old classmate, Bill Lintner, who is serving overseas with the 150th Engineering Company from NJ and obtained the address of where he and his company are stationed.  FF Vessels then reached out to Cape Trinity Catholic where his 3 daughters attend school.  The kids at school made cards for the Troops.  Then FF Vessels contacted John Lynch of the Wldwood Convention Center and the founder of the Lunch with Lynch Program in the Wildwoods.  John took the idea and ran.  Before we knew it all of the schools on the island became involved, as well as the local Vietnam Veterans of America and American Legion Post 184.  What started out as a few boxes of fudge and salt water taffy turned into seven (7) twenty pound boxes of goods that were escorted by the Wildwood Fire and Police Departments from the Convention Center to the Post Office to be mailed on Good Friday.  The boxes contained all kinds of goodies for the Troops including Wildwood Fire Department FMBA Local 50 T-shirts.  We then received the pictures of the Troops with the contents of the boxes.  Sometimes pictures are worth a thousand words.  Job well done by FF Vessels for starting the whole thing and thanks to John Lynch for making it much more than anyone could have asked for as always.  God Bless our Troops and God Bless America!.  MORE PHOTOS
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Engine 38 Handles Building Fire
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On Monday April 14, 2014 at 14:43 as Engine 38 cleared a previous incident they were dispatched to 4900 Pacific Ave. for a reported structure fire.  Engine 38 and Rescue Co. 3 arrived within one minute to find a working fire in the rear of the building.  The fire was involving the rear trash area, electrical service, and the building.  DFC Speigel requested AC Electric be notified to respond ASAP as the electrical service on the building and the pole were arcing.  Engine 38 quickly extinguished the fire using the 1-3/4" bumper line.  The fire began to extend into the wall space but the extension was quickly halted by Engine 38.  Due to the quick response by the WFD damage was limited and further extension prevented.  The CMC Fire Marshal's Office responded to conduct the investigation.  The fire was determined to be accidental.  Engine 38 operated on the scene for about one hour before returning to service.  MORE PHOTOS
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Wildwood City Firefighters Receive Training on Narcan Administration
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Wildwood City firefighters recevied traning in the administration of Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, for patients who are suffering from overdoses involving Opioids.  The City of Wildwood Fire Department is the first Fire/EMS agency in Cape May County to receive such traning.  Dr. Kenneth Lavelle, who serves as the Department's Medical Director, conducted the traning on April 12, 2014.  Firefighters in the department previously were unable to administer this drug until the New Jersey State Department of Health approved EMT's to do so on March 20, 2014.  "With the number of overdoses increasing in the State of New Jersey and Cape May County we wanted to be on the leading edge of having our membes trained to help individuals suffering from this terrible addiction" according to Deputy Fire Chief Speigel.  This medication has been ordered and will be placed on the Fire Department's ambulances and firefighters will begin using it on suspected overdose patients.
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Engine 38 First Due on West Wildwood Dwelling Fire
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On Sunday March 23, 2014 at approximately 19:32 hours Engine 38 and Engine 2 were dispatched to 636 W. Poplar Ave. in the Borough of West Wildwood for a reported dwelling fire.  Engine 38 (C Platoon) under the command of Deputy Chief Speigel arrived on scene and found heavy smoke showing from a 2-1/2 story wood frame private dwelling.  DFC Speigel ordered the all hands transmitted.  Engine 38 established a water supply and quickly stretched  a 1-3/4" attack line to the front door.  Engine 38 stretched into the dwelling and made an aggressive interior attack quickly knocking down the bulk of the fire within minutes.  A primary search was conducted and the dwelling was found to be unoccupied.  Additional arriving companies were sent to the floor above and found fire extension on that floor and the attic.  Companies worked to open up and extinguish the remaining fire in numerous void spaces.  Engine 38 operated on the scene for approximately 3 hours before returning to service.  MORE PHOTOS
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Engine 38 and Rescue 3 Respond to Car into a Building
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On Wednesday March 5, 2014 Engine 38 and Ambulance 393 were dispatched to the City of North Wildwood for a reported car into a building on Walnut Ave.   F-200 NWFD Chief Cole arrived and reported a car into a dwelling with entrapment and significant structural damage.  He also requested Rescue 3 be dispatched for a rescue assignment.  Engine 38 and Rescue 3 arrived and assisted Engine 2 with extricating the occupant from the vehicle.  Engine 38 and Rescue 3 then assisted in shoring up the damaged area of the building.  Engine 38 and Rescue 3 operated on the scene for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.   MORE PHOTOS
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'C' Platoon Handles Boat Fire
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On February 20, 2014 at 03:01 Engine 38 was dispatched to the 500 W. block of Rio Grande Ave. for reported smoke coming from a boat.  Engine 2 (NWFD) was also dispatched on the incident automatic aid.  Upon Engine 38's arrival smoke was found coming from the stern of a 35' pleasure boat.  (yacht).  The crew located fire burning in the area of the wheelhouse and controls.  The initial fire was knocked down with the PW.  Crews began checking for extension as heavy smoke began pushing from the second level deck.  Crews opened up and found fire burning in voids in the hull and a utility chase.  A 1-3/4" line was stretched and placed in operation to extinguish the fire.  The foam pack was then used to complete overhaul.  The CMC Fire Marshal was called to conduct the origin and cause investigation .  Engine 38 and Engine 2 operated for approximately 2 hours before taking up.  The night tour was busy for C platoon handling a total of 10 runs in their 14 hour night.
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2014 Off To A Busy Start for the WFD
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'The New Year got off to a busy start for the WFD.  The first box alarm of the year was transmitted at 00:06, just six minutes into the New Year for a reported structure fire on Taylor Ave.  This incident turned out to be smoke scare as there was a large amount of smoke in the area from a smoke bomb.  January was a very busy month for the WFD with 131 fire calls and 102 EMS calls for a total of 233 runs for the month.  Engine 38 was very busy responding to numerous weather related emergencies due to the freezing temperatures.  It has been a rough winter at the shore as we have experienced subfreezing temperatures and snow.  Throughout the month Engine 38 responded to numerous water leaks and sprinkler activations due to frozen pipes breaking.  Due to the quick response and actions of Engine 38 additional damages were averted to numerous properties.  We are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures.  The members of FMBA Local 50 remind everyone to take necessary precautions to protect your homes in the winter season.  Provide a year round neighbor and the Police/Fire Department with your emergency contact information.  The installation of Knox-boxes on properties allows for rapid FD access in the event of an emergency without having to cause forcible entry damage.  For information on Knox-boxes you can visit http://www.knoxbox.com/
 
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