7-16-16 Hummer Almost Complete

Patriot Marine Fabricators have almost completed the brush conversion on the 1996 H1 Hummer.  This is the original Fort Dix Forester Hummer that was passed on to the fire department and acquired by Joint Base after the merger.  It was originally purchased through the GSA Hummers At Last program that offered the heavier duty civilian version of the Military… Read More »

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6-22-16 Tac Area 2 Fire

A fire started near the training area of Tac 2 off of Juliustown Road and found fuel that hasn’t burned in over 20 years. This combined with very low humidity, high temperature and a steady breeze created a rapid moving fire that climbed trees and burned across both the ground and canopy.  This fire threatened Lakeshore Mobile Home Park and some… Read More »

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6-20-16 Accident on Range Road Over Turned Truck

6-20-16 Accident Range Road Over Turned Truck.  Crews from Stations 3 and 4 were dispatched to Range Road near Range Control for an overturned armored crew transport.  DOD Police reported 3 trapped and the vehicle on its side blocking traffic.  Rescue 49 and E-31 along with Brush 36 responded and went in service extricating the crew.  The front… Read More »

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6-14-16 Range 29 Area Fire

6-14-16 Range 29 Area Fire. At 0730 hours Stations 3& 5 were dispatched to the area of Range 29 for a large brush fire.  This turned into a 2000 acre fire that burned for about a week.  Conditions were prime with very low humidity and a light breeze. Station 1 was called for Tender 16 and relief crews. Crews worked for… Read More »

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5-27-16 EOD Clean Up

5-27-16 EOD Clean Up.  EOD units cleaned up some old cluster type bombs and training rounds along Never Never Land.

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5-16-16 Range 61 Targeting System

5-16-16 Range 61 Targeting System.  Crews from Station 3 attended the factory training for the targeting system on Range 61.  We were shown how to secure all of the targets and where the high value items were located as well as which components are most vulnerable to high heat failure during a brush fire.

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4-30-16 Hummer Upgraded

4-30-16 Hummer Upgraded . The Hummer was sent to Patriot Marine Fabricators for upgrades.  A brush cage, barring, belly plan, new front and rear bumpers with 16,500 pound winches and upgraded lighting is being added.

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4-17-16 Fire Plow TLC

4-17-16 Fire Plow TLC.  Crews at Station 3 added a little TLC to the John Deere 350 Fire Plow.  The lighting on the tractor was less than adequate for night time use and needed to be upgraded.  We added a 30 inch LED off road flood light, 2 led corner flood lights and 2 rear flood lights giving… Read More »

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4-6-16 Range 85 Burnout Operation

4-6-16 Range 85 Burnout Operation.  Stations 3 and 5 were dispatched for a report of multiple fires on Range 85 near the By-Pass Road.  While responding NJFFS Cedar Bridge Tower contacted Brush 37 and advised them they had a large column and confirmed they had it near the edge of the range.  Upon arrival the decision was made… Read More »

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3-30-16 Tac 13 Prescribed Burn

3-30-16 Tac 13 was prescribed burned by the NJFFS and Joint Base personnel.  This was a 16 hour operation that covered a large area.

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