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Firefighters Battle Working Tractor Trailer Fire

July 11, 2019 - At around 2:50am, firefighters were alert for a possible vehicle fire in the rest area of Rt80 west. As the first due engine was in route, it was confirmed that there was a working fire at the location and that it was a tractor trailer.  91-60 was first to arrive on location, confirming the fire and requesting an additional tanker to the scene…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on July 11, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Passerby keeps victim calm after MVA till help arrives

On Friday, June 14th at about 11:30am the Allamuchy Fire Department and Allamuchy-Green First Aid were alerted for an MVA with injuries. 

Prior to the alert, a member of the fire department happened to stumble upon the incident and immediately pulled over to render aid.  As the fire department was being dispatched, firefighter Adam Jones was assessing the scene to help both the patients and fire personal arriving on scene.

In addition to Adam, a passerby was also on location…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on June 19, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Firefighters get certified as extrication technicians

May 14, 2019 - Allamuchy Fire Department covers miles of roadway within Allamuchy Township, including 10 miles of route 80. Unfortunately form time to time, we get dispatched to rather serious accidents, and some of which involve entrapment's.…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on May 15, 2019 at 8:22pm — No Comments

2019 Officers take their positions

The Allamuchy Fire Department’s fire officers were sworn into duty last night under Mayor Rick Lomonaco at the Township’s Inaugural Resolution reception.

For 2019, your Allamuchy Township Fire Officers are:

Chief David Berkenbush

Asst. Chief James Bessemer

Captain Phil Garcia

Lieutenant Mike Rafferty…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on January 3, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Allamuchy Fire Responds to Harmony Twp with Tanker

Allamuchy Firefighters were alerted around 12:15am for request of their tanker to a house fire call in Harmony Township.  Firefighters quickly responded to station to take the tanker into Harmony for the working fire. 

Harmony Township firefighters were initially alerted for a chimney fire at the same address.  First due units found an interior wall and…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on November 27, 2018 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Firefighters practice extrication with simulated drill

November 13, 2018 – Two vehicles donated to the fire department were used in a training exercise involving 3 victims. Allamuchy firefighters conduct several extrication drills per year and this last extrication drill of the season had a few curve balls thrown in.  Overall, firefighters came together to work as a team and completed the drill…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on November 27, 2018 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Open House at Allamuchy Fire

October 9, 2018 - On Tuesday night at 6pm, Allamuchy Firefighters hosted an open house for the residents of Allamuchy to learn about fire safety and fire prevention.  Over 60 kids attended the open house this year, bringing their parents, grandparents, and…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on October 11, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Centenary Students of AFC 100-G Class of 2022 Volunteer with Allamuchy Fire

October 6, 2018 - On Saturday morning, the Allamuchy Township Volunteer Fire Department had the pleasure of working with some of Centenary Universities Freshman Students. During the event filled morning students learned about basic fire prevention methods, had the opportunity to try on some firefighting gear, checked out some of the tools, and washed a couple of our…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on October 8, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Firefighters Conquer the Warrior Dash

August 25, 2018 - Allamuchy Firefighters took to the mud at their annual attendance of the St. Jude’s Warrior Dash.  The 5k obstacle course is at the Pocono Speedway where firefighters work together to conquer the course.  The 13 obstacles are a challenge in themselves, and they benefit firefighters because they target different muscle groups that firefighters use on everyday…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on September 13, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

New Air Bottle Fill Station Put in Service at Allamuchy Fire

It’s with pride and pleasure that the Allamuchy Township Fire Department announces the replacement of our cascade system – a system used to refill firefighters air bottles.  The previous unit has been outdated for…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on September 13, 2018 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Firefighters Experience Smoke Explosion at Allamuchy Structure Fire

June 1, 2018 - Shortly after 8pm Friday night, Allamuchy firefighters were alerted for a reported structure fire on Oakcrest Drive.  Chief Rick Lomonaco was first to arrive confirming an active deck fire with extension to the structure.  The crew on first due engine 91-61 quickly stretched a line to the front door to attack the blaze that worked its…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on June 4, 2018 at 10:25am — No Comments

Firefighters Attend Somerset County Live Burn Training

April 21, 2018 – Allamuchy Firefighters headed down to Somerset County Fire Academy for training in their Class A - Phase 5 - Live Burn building. Structural wood framework was built into burning sections of the building for firefighters to train with as-real conditions as the state allows. With the framework set, firefighters were faced with real smoke, active fire, flashover…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on April 23, 2018 at 9:27am — No Comments

Firefighters Practice Mayday Situations

April 10. 2018 - Firefighters arrived at the station Tuesday night for their weekly drill. This evening, firefighters received a brief lecture on "Declaring a Mayday", and then practiced several evolutions within 2 scenarios.

A Mayday is the known term meaning - help is needed immediately.

The first scenario, firefighters masked themselves out and followed a…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on April 12, 2018 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Firefighters Rescue Dog and Cat from Structure Fire

March 22, 2018 - At around 730pm, firefighters were alerted for a possible oven fire in a residence off Yellow Billed Cuckoo. First arriving officers found an oven well involved with fire extending into the walls. A fire extinguisher was able to help slow the spread of the fire, but smoke quickly forced units back.

The call was updated to an active structure fire with…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on March 23, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Allamuchy Fire Quickly Extinguishes Structure Fire

March 18, 2018 – Firefighters were alerted around 230pm for a possible structure fire on Raven Road, in Panther Valley. As units went responding, an update from dispatch reported visible fire from the structure. 91-80 was first on location reporting an active fire to…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on March 19, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Firefighters Extricate One from Jeep

March 3, 2018 - At around 9:15pm, firefighters were alerted for a CO alarm off of Ridge Road.  While first due units were responding, a 2nd call came in for a motor vehicle accident on Johnsonburg Road. 

Second due firefighters headed over to the 2nd…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on March 15, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Allamuchy RIC Team Trains on Newly Built Pittsburgh Drill

February 27, 2018 - The Allamuchy Fire Department has an elite team of firefighters trained to rescue one of their own, in the event a MayDay is called by a downed firefighter.

This Tuesday night, Allamuchy Firefighters built the The Pittsburgh Drill. This drill was developed by the staff of Rapid Intervention Training Associates (RITA) to teach RIC team members to…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on March 15, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Allamuchy Firefighters Responds to Fatal House Fire on Mallard Drive

January 31, 2018 - At 4:16am on January 31st, Allamuchy Firefighters were alerted for a smoke condition at 34 Mallard Drive. As firefighters were responding to the station, Captain James Bessemer arrived on scene confirming a working fire with heavy fire showing on the front side, requesting mutual aid from Hackettstown, Independence, Green, and Budd Lake fire departments.…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on February 5, 2018 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Allamuchy Tackles Vehicle Fire

December 28, 2017 - On one of the coldest nights of the year, Allamuchy Firefighters were dispatched for a possible vehicle fire on RT80 East. Upon the arrival of first due units, it was a confirmed fully involved mini van in the right lane. As the first due engine arrived, the front bumpers 1 ¾” handline was stretched and put into action. The fire was knocked down in less…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on December 30, 2017 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Allamuchy Fire Extricates One

November 4, 2017 - Allamuchy Fire responded to RT80 East at mile marker 22 for a reported MVA with entrapment. Firefighters responded quickly to locate a vehicle off the road way, that went head on with a large tree. 

One patient was involved in the wreck who required the removal of the cars "B" post, for firefighters to safely remove them. It took less than 15 minutes…


Added by Station 91 - ATFD on November 11, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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