June 27, 2017 - Allamuchy Firefighters conducted a large area search drill at the Allamuchy School. Members were alerted for a structure fire with unaccounted for persons at the school. While en-route, an update confirmed that 5 people were missing from the gym class that was in session.
As members arrived, they began a large area search of the gym using a grid search pattern. To add to the difficulty, search crews wore blacked out masks making them really solely on their hands and tools.
Search crews were able to locate all 5 missing persons in under 20 minutes.