On August 18, 2018 in the early morning Pine Beach Police Department K-9 Officer Russell Okinsky and his family lost their home and everything in it as a result of a tragic fire. Everyone inside the residence was able to evacuate to safety. K-9 Keto was trapped in the basement along with Officer Okinsky's other dog, Lola. They were rescued shortly after the arrival of the Beachwood Vol. Fire Department, Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company No.1, Manitou Park Volunteer Fire Company, Toms River Fire Company 2, and Toms River Fire Dept., Company #1. Thanks to their heroic actions, Keto and Lola were brought to safety where they could be treated on scene and transported by Beachwood Emergency Medical Services to GSVS Pet Hospital, where they remain, to recover from their smoke inhalation. We wish everyone a speedy recovery and hope the Officer is able to rebuild his home quickly.
For those wishing to support Officers Okinsky & Keto donations can be made to the below.
Check or Money Orders only made to
PBA 253 with, "Officer Okinsky" written in the memo.
P.O. Box 253 Beachwood, NJ 08722 ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Tyler Pepe on passing Firefigter I at the Middlesex County Fire Academy. The course includes a total of 192 hours of training broken into 64 3‑hour lessons in: fire behavior, safety, ladder skills, hose skills, SCBA skills, forcible entry and ventilation, salvage, hazardous materials awareness & operations, and fire attack. We wish you a lifetime of safe firefighting. ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats Tyler Pepe on Job well done
Congrats! Question? For you to become a Firefighter, do you have to take that class?
Congratulations Tyler!!!! Be safe!!!!🔥 🚒
Thank you guys!!!
East Brunswick Independent Fire Company added 3 new photos.
1 week ago
Coverage of today's school bus accident we responded to on the Turnpike. Excellent work by all agencies involved to handle a large number of patients. Our thoughts & prayers are with everyone for a speedy recovery.
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what the heck is with all these school bus crashes and accidents in the past few months?
Thoughts and prayers go out for all on the bus need to stop asap need better laws for our children no more then 45 mph with children present
God Bless you all!!!
God bless all for a quick recovery and great job by rescue team
Prayers to all involved.
East Brunswick Independent Fire Company shared Manchester Police's 4 Officers Injured When Motorist Strikes Stopped Vehicle.
1 week ago
It's unfortunate we continue to see videos such as this. We are glad to hear the four officers and civilians will be okay. When you see flashing lights stopped on the roadway, slowdown and if safely able to, move over a lane.
Four Manchester Township Police officers and another man sustained injuries after a driver struck a stopped vehicle during a motor vehicle stop on Route 37 Thursday night.
At approximately 11:13 p.m., Ptl. Gavin Reilly and members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team stopped a 1997, Ford Explorer on Route 37 eastbound near Northampton Boulevard in Toms River. At approximately 11:39 p.m., while officers were conducting their investigation, a Ford Expedition which was traveling eastbound struck the stopped Explorer. At the time of crash, officers had the driver of the Explorer outside of the vehicle and under arrest.
Several officers were outside of their cars near the Explorer at the time of the collision. The driver of the Expedition, 39-year-old, Christopher Zarro of Manchester, immediately stopped after the crash and got out of his vehicle. Zarro did not appear to be injured and refused medical treatment.
The collision injured four Manchester Township Police officers; Sgt. Richard Mazza, Ptl. Christian Nazario, Ptl. Gavin Reilly and Ptl. Peter Manco. Injuries to Mazza, Nazario, and Reilly were minor in nature and ranged from two injured knees and an injured elbow to an injured hand. All three officers did not require additional medical treatment at the scene. The fourth officer, Ptl. Manco, sustained injuries to both knees and lower legs and was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River by Quality Medical Transport where he was treated and released. The man arrested during the initial motor vehicle stop sustained minor injuries to his back and legs but refused medical attention at the scene.
Zarro was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated by the Toms River Police Department. The motor vehicle crash and DWI incident are being investigated by the Toms River Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit. Also assisting with the crash were officers from the Toms River Police Department’s Patrol Division.
This incident comes just one day before Governor Phil Murphy officially dedicates a section of Interstate195 in honor of New Jersey State Police Trooper Marc K. Castellano, who in 2010, was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a vehicle while on the shoulder of that highway.
We would like to remind drivers that it is the law (NJ Title 39:4-92.2) to slow down, and if safe, #MoveOver – away from police, fire crews, paramedics and tow truck drivers when they see flashing lights on the side of the road. Drivers are encouraged to visit www.moveoverlaw.com for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
I lived in the development where State Trooper Marc loved. That was the toughest week to witness what his family had to go through and I made a promise to be aware, so that if the car next to me needed to get over, they could. Glad this wasn’t more serious. Stay safe and thank you all for what you do each day.
East Brunswick Independent Fire Company shared East Brunswick Police Department's post.
2 weeks ago
On 8/5/18 the male pictured below entered the LA Fitness on Hwy. 18. He did not scan in and proceeded to the men’s locker room. He then forced entry into multiple lockers by breaking the locks and removed cash. He is then seen exiting the locker room approximately 20 minutes later and leaving the gym. He did not change clothes or work out. Surveillance footage from the area showed the male entered a vehicle which was parked in the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot and left the area.
The suspect is a black male, approximately 5’9”-6’-0” with a stocky/muscular build. He has a bald head with a goatee and wears eye glasses. He is wearing a blue Nautica hat, dark camouflage t-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers with red laces. He is carrying a large Nike duffle bag.
His vehicle is a silver or grey Mercedes-Benz SUV, possibly a Mercedes GL. The vehicle appears to have a small, temporary license plate on the back with no plate on the front. The vehicle was last seen traveling north on Rt. 18 from Highland St.
If you have any information please contact Det. Dennis Chieffo at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 732-390-6990 ext 7114. Anonymous confidential tips are accepted by dialing 732-4EBTIPS (328477) or by emailing email@example.com.
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2 weeks ago
A great story about a firehouse dog named Nick that is a member of the City of Newburgh Firefighters IAFF Local 589 Department.
A castaway pit bull has become a celebrity firedog for the City of Newburgh fire department.
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Our thoughts are with the Englishtown Fire Department as they mourn the Line of Duty Death of Chief Engineer/Firefighter Pasquale “Pete the Pepper” DiBenedetto. R.I.P. Brother.
On Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Chief Engineer/Firefighter Pasquale “Pete the Pepper” DiBenedetto suffered a medical emergency which ultimately resulted in his death on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
The medical emergency occurred hours after the department responded to an alarm system investigation, in which Pasquale responded. As a result, the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety has declared the death of Chief Engineer/Firefighter DiBenedetto as a Line of Duty Death.
Arrangements are as follows:
Monday, August 6th, 2018 between the hours of 4pm and 9pm at the Lester Memorial Home in Jamesburg, NJ.
Tuesday, August 7th 2018 starting at 10 am at the Our Lady of Mercy Church in Englishtown, NJ. The funeral services will be preceded by a Fire Department Procession from the Lester Memorial Home to Our Lady of Mercy Church. Following funeral services a repass will be held at the Englishtown Fire Department.
Any emergency service agencies which plan on paying respect are requested to contact Department Chief Lou Sarti via email at 1266@EnglishtownFD.com ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Vice President Tom Szold & his wife Felissa on the birth of their son, Bryson Nicholas. Their son Matthew is excited to be a big brother. The Officers & Members wish you a lifetime of health & happiness! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to the Newark Fire Department- NJ - info on the delivery of their new apparatus!!! 7 Command Trucks & 3 Ladder Trucks!Recently the Newark Nj Fire Department took delivery of 3 2018 E-one Metro 110' Ladder Trucks and 7 F250 Command Trucks and placed them into service on Augus... ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats— stay safe!