Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1

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Operating as usual

01/22/2022

Vanderburg Road is closed between Clymer Court and Albemarle Drive as a result of a motor vehicle crash. Police officers are on location and utility repair crews have been notified. We expect this to be a lengthy closure. Please avoid the area if possible.

#NYPD UPDATE/ CORRECTION!!Officer Jason Rivera, 22, was shot and killed responding to a domestic disturbance call in Har...
01/22/2022

#NYPD UPDATE/ CORRECTION!!
Officer Jason Rivera, 22, was shot and killed responding to a domestic disturbance call in Harlem Friday night. Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell described him as a "son, husband, officer and friend" as she addressed members of the NYPD at Harlem Hospital His partner, Officer Wilbert Mora, was also shot. He is in critical condition fighting for his life. NYPD @nypd

#NYPD UPDATE/ CORRECTION!!
Officer Jason Rivera, 22, was shot and killed responding to a domestic disturbance call in Harlem Friday night. Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell described him as a "son, husband, officer and friend" as she addressed members of the NYPD at Harlem Hospital His partner, Officer Wilbert Mora, was also shot. He is in critical condition fighting for his life. NYPD @nypd

Two NYPD officers woke up today & went to work.They answered a call for assistance.They won't go home tonight or any oth...
01/22/2022

Two NYPD officers woke up today & went to work.
They answered a call for assistance.
They won't go home tonight or any other night. Their
loved ones will not see them again alive.
Please keep them, their families, Harlem & New York city on
your mind tonight.

Two NYPD officers woke up today & went to work.
They answered a call for assistance.
They won't go home tonight or any other night. Their
loved ones will not see them again alive.
Please keep them, their families, Harlem & New York city on
your mind tonight.

History of national hugging dayKevin Zaborney created the history of national hugging day, and it falls annually on Janu...
01/21/2022

History of national hugging day
Kevin Zaborney created the history of national hugging day, and it falls annually on January 21st. The celebration of the national hugging day began in the year 1986 at Clio, Michigan, in the united states of America. There are many ways of hugs, and a simple hug can make your significant other and someone you love happy.

History of national hugging day
Kevin Zaborney created the history of national hugging day, and it falls annually on January 21st. The celebration of the national hugging day began in the year 1986 at Clio, Michigan, in the united states of America. There are many ways of hugs, and a simple hug can make your significant other and someone you love happy.

28-2 assisted Marlboro Fire Department District #1 at a  serious MVA this morning. Avoid route 18 southbound due to an a...
01/21/2022

28-2 assisted Marlboro Fire Department District #1 at a serious MVA this morning.

Avoid route 18 southbound due to an accident investigation. Shutdown from Tennent road to route 79.

On January 20, get ready to ‘havarti’ a ‘gouda’ time, because it’s National Cheese Lover’s Day! Have you ever wondered h...
01/20/2022

On January 20, get ready to ‘havarti’ a ‘gouda’ time, because it’s National Cheese Lover’s Day! Have you ever wondered how the first human discovered cheese? We’ve wondered that too, and we’ll probably never find out. All we know is that it was love at first bite; when the first human tasted the salty, tangy, delicious goodness of cheese, they were hooked. And we can definitively say that human history was forever changed. Cheese might have had mysterious beginnings over 7,000 years ago, but it’s insanely popular today. In the U.S, one-third of all milk produced in this country goes into cheese production. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry! We’re ready to celebrate it.

On January 20, get ready to ‘havarti’ a ‘gouda’ time, because it’s National Cheese Lover’s Day! Have you ever wondered how the first human discovered cheese? We’ve wondered that too, and we’ll probably never find out. All we know is that it was love at first bite; when the first human tasted the salty, tangy, delicious goodness of cheese, they were hooked. And we can definitively say that human history was forever changed. Cheese might have had mysterious beginnings over 7,000 years ago, but it’s insanely popular today. In the U.S, one-third of all milk produced in this country goes into cheese production. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry! We’re ready to celebrate it.

Celebrated on 19th January, the National Popcorn Day is observed to recognize America’s favorite go-to snack, popcorn. P...
01/19/2022

Celebrated on 19th January, the National Popcorn Day is observed to recognize America’s favorite go-to snack, popcorn. Popcorn has become a prerequisite for movie nights and has gained a special place in the munchies world, due to its versatile and easy-to-cook nature. But how did popcorn gain so much popularity in the US and throughout the world? Well, that’s a story rooted in history and propelled by innovation

Celebrated on 19th January, the National Popcorn Day is observed to recognize America’s favorite go-to snack, popcorn. Popcorn has become a prerequisite for movie nights and has gained a special place in the munchies world, due to its versatile and easy-to-cook nature. But how did popcorn gain so much popularity in the US and throughout the world? Well, that’s a story rooted in history and propelled by innovation

Units assisted Marlboro Fire Department District #1 with a house fire along with our other township brothers and sisters...
01/19/2022

Units assisted Marlboro Fire Department District #1 with a house fire along with our other township brothers and sisters from Morganville Fire Department. All occupants exited the residence prior to our arrival , and no injuries. Marlboro Township Police Department Marlboro First Aid and Rescue Squad, Inc. Morganville First Aid and Rescue Squad - MFARS

Each year on the third Monday of January we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs...
01/17/2022

Each year on the third Monday of January we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. This January 17, make the holiday more than just a day off and take time to reflect and take action on civil rights issues across the globe.

Each year on the third Monday of January we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. This January 17, make the holiday more than just a day off and take time to reflect and take action on civil rights issues across the globe.

Latest weather report ..Rain will likely continue through the remainder of tonight and into tomorrow morning, as tempera...
01/17/2022

Latest weather report ..

Rain will likely continue through the remainder of tonight and into tomorrow morning, as temperatures gradually rise through the overnight, reaching into the upper 40s by 3-4am Monday morning. By 8-9am Monday morning, rain may mix in with snow at times as temperatures begin to gradually fall in the mid to upper 30s. Conditions will begin to dry out by Monday afternoon, with temperatures remaining in the mid to upper 30s. An isolated snow shower cannot be ruled out early Monday evening around 5-7pm. Expect additional snowfall accumulations up to 0.1" and additional rainfall accumulations will approach 0.5-1". Expect winds to be from 15-25 mph with gusts to 30-40 mph, with the breeziest conditions occurring throughout the overnight tonight

Latest weather report ..

Rain will likely continue through the remainder of tonight and into tomorrow morning, as temperatures gradually rise through the overnight, reaching into the upper 40s by 3-4am Monday morning. By 8-9am Monday morning, rain may mix in with snow at times as temperatures begin to gradually fall in the mid to upper 30s. Conditions will begin to dry out by Monday afternoon, with temperatures remaining in the mid to upper 30s. An isolated snow shower cannot be ruled out early Monday evening around 5-7pm. Expect additional snowfall accumulations up to 0.1" and additional rainfall accumulations will approach 0.5-1". Expect winds to be from 15-25 mph with gusts to 30-40 mph, with the breeziest conditions occurring throughout the overnight tonight

Latest Weather update from our team of weather consultants..Looks like enough warm air will get in place before the prec...
01/16/2022

Latest Weather update from our team of weather consultants..

Looks like enough warm air will get in place before the precipitation arrives to make this all rain later today and tonight. Perhaps a brief rain/snow/pellet mix at onset for an hour or two, but temps will be above freezing at that point. And as the storm departs later tomorrow any 'wrap around' snow showers that work in will be mostly light and insignificant with temps above freezing. This snow shower chance is mainly 1pm-7pm Monday. Winds will be increasing out of the ENE by 6pm today at 12-22mph then more easterly and increasing thru the night, gusting to well into the 30mph's with a few gusts 40-45mph after midnight, then turning more southerly tomorrow morning and decreasing somewhat. Winds then turn WNW for the rest of Monday and gust into the 30-40mph range again.

Latest Weather update from our team of weather consultants..

Looks like enough warm air will get in place before the precipitation arrives to make this all rain later today and tonight. Perhaps a brief rain/snow/pellet mix at onset for an hour or two, but temps will be above freezing at that point. And as the storm departs later tomorrow any 'wrap around' snow showers that work in will be mostly light and insignificant with temps above freezing. This snow shower chance is mainly 1pm-7pm Monday. Winds will be increasing out of the ENE by 6pm today at 12-22mph then more easterly and increasing thru the night, gusting to well into the 30mph's with a few gusts 40-45mph after midnight, then turning more southerly tomorrow morning and decreasing somewhat. Winds then turn WNW for the rest of Monday and gust into the 30-40mph range again.

WARNING!!Extreme cold temperatures are here , and will be here for the next 24 hours. Skies will be clear with highs nea...
01/11/2022

WARNING!!
Extreme cold temperatures are here , and will be here for the next 24 hours.

Skies will be clear with highs near 20 and northwesterly winds at 5-15 mph and gusts to 20 mph. Lows in the upper teens are forecast.

Beware of windchills currently in the single digits.

RVFC offers the following tips on keeping homes safe and coping with extreme winter weather:



· Keep the house heated to a minimum of 68 degrees. The temperatures inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 68 degrees will not keep the inside walls from freezing.

· Watch for ice dams near gutter downspouts. Keep gutters free of leaves and debris so that melting snow and ice can flow freely. Ice dams can cause water to build up and seep into your house.

· Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip slowly. Keeping water moving within the pipes will prevent them from freezing.

· Check heating units. Poorly operating or damaged heating units can release carbon monoxide gas. Test carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and battery life.

· Watch for signs of frostbite, which include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes or face.

· Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.

· Watch pets closely and keep them indoors when possible. Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries.

· For fire safety use flashlights, instead of candles.

· Stay indoors as much as possible.

· Check all windows and doors for drafts. Place plastic if you feel a draft.

· Do not leave space heaters unattended.

· Do not use generators indoors.

· It is illegal to use kerosene heaters indoors.

· Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

· Never use your oven to heat your home.

· Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

· Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by checking and cleaning your furnace and chimney regularly and ensure you have proper ventilation and the exhaust pipe is free of debris.

WARNING!!
Extreme cold temperatures are here , and will be here for the next 24 hours.

Skies will be clear with highs near 20 and northwesterly winds at 5-15 mph and gusts to 20 mph. Lows in the upper teens are forecast.

Beware of windchills currently in the single digits.

RVFC offers the following tips on keeping homes safe and coping with extreme winter weather:



· Keep the house heated to a minimum of 68 degrees. The temperatures inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 68 degrees will not keep the inside walls from freezing.

· Watch for ice dams near gutter downspouts. Keep gutters free of leaves and debris so that melting snow and ice can flow freely. Ice dams can cause water to build up and seep into your house.

· Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip slowly. Keeping water moving within the pipes will prevent them from freezing.

· Check heating units. Poorly operating or damaged heating units can release carbon monoxide gas. Test carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and battery life.

· Watch for signs of frostbite, which include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes or face.

· Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.

· Watch pets closely and keep them indoors when possible. Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries.

· For fire safety use flashlights, instead of candles.

· Stay indoors as much as possible.

· Check all windows and doors for drafts. Place plastic if you feel a draft.

· Do not leave space heaters unattended.

· Do not use generators indoors.

· It is illegal to use kerosene heaters indoors.

· Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

· Never use your oven to heat your home.

· Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

· Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by checking and cleaning your furnace and chimney regularly and ensure you have proper ventilation and the exhaust pipe is free of debris.

Weather updateSnowfall may begin by 10-11pm tonight and is expected to last until 10-11am Friday. Expect total snowfall ...
01/07/2022

Weather update

Snowfall may begin by 10-11pm tonight and is expected to last until 10-11am Friday. Expect total snowfall accumulations to approach 5-6" with the heaviest snowfall occurring between 1-4am Friday. Snowfall rates between 1-4am could approach 0.7"/hr. Winds during the duration of the snow are expected to remain between 5-10mph.

Weather update

Snowfall may begin by 10-11pm tonight and is expected to last until 10-11am Friday. Expect total snowfall accumulations to approach 5-6" with the heaviest snowfall occurring between 1-4am Friday. Snowfall rates between 1-4am could approach 0.7"/hr. Winds during the duration of the snow are expected to remain between 5-10mph.

From our Weather Consultants...  Snow will start around 8pm, continuing through about 1pm Friday, with the heaviest snow...
01/06/2022

From our Weather Consultants... Snow will start around 8pm, continuing through about 1pm Friday, with the heaviest snow overnight tonight. Expect snowfall on the order of 3-5". Highs today will reach the low 30s, with overnight lows tonight hovering near 30. Winds will pick up Friday out of the northwest at 12-18 mph, gusting 30-35 mph. Confidence in this system is currently medium to high

From our Weather Consultants... Snow will start around 8pm, continuing through about 1pm Friday, with the heaviest snow overnight tonight. Expect snowfall on the order of 3-5". Highs today will reach the low 30s, with overnight lows tonight hovering near 30. Winds will pick up Friday out of the northwest at 12-18 mph, gusting 30-35 mph. Confidence in this system is currently medium to high

Latest weather update from DTN consultants Some light snow looks to start around 9am or so this morning, with chances co...
01/03/2022

Latest weather update from DTN consultants

Some light snow looks to start around 9am or so this morning, with chances continuing through about 3pm before ending. This forecast is fairly tricky for your area, as you look to be right on the edge of where the sharp snow gradient cuts off. As of right now, we are expecting about 2-4" for you. However, if dry air holds on and the snow takes longer to get into your area than currently expected, this could lower your totals down to 1-3". Winds during the event will be out of the north at 8-17 mph with gusts of 25-30 mph, so some blowing snow will be possible

Latest weather update from DTN consultants

Some light snow looks to start around 9am or so this morning, with chances continuing through about 3pm before ending. This forecast is fairly tricky for your area, as you look to be right on the edge of where the sharp snow gradient cuts off. As of right now, we are expecting about 2-4" for you. However, if dry air holds on and the snow takes longer to get into your area than currently expected, this could lower your totals down to 1-3". Winds during the event will be out of the north at 8-17 mph with gusts of 25-30 mph, so some blowing snow will be possible

Weather update from our consultant MORGANVILLE, NJ. Very tricky forecast for area as surface dry air could delay the sta...
01/03/2022

Weather update from our consultant

MORGANVILLE, NJ. Very tricky forecast for area as surface dry air could delay the start time of snow and limit some of the higher snow totals, but here is what we're currently thinking: Snow starts as early as 3-5am (but could be an hour or two late if this surface dry air holds off snow from hitting the ground), and ends between 3-5pm, the highest snow chance and heaviest snow is expected between 10am-1pm. Right now we're forecasting 2-4" for your area, but if start times are delayed long enough you could be closer to a trace-1". Hourly wind/temperature data can be found in your WeatherSentry Online forecast, but lows tonight into Monday morning fall to the low 30s and temperatures fall during the day tomorrow to the upper 20s. Winds look highest between 8am-4pm Monday out of the north sustained 8-16 mph with a few gusts to 20-30 mph possible during this timeframe.

Weather update from our consultant

MORGANVILLE, NJ. Very tricky forecast for area as surface dry air could delay the start time of snow and limit some of the higher snow totals, but here is what we're currently thinking: Snow starts as early as 3-5am (but could be an hour or two late if this surface dry air holds off snow from hitting the ground), and ends between 3-5pm, the highest snow chance and heaviest snow is expected between 10am-1pm. Right now we're forecasting 2-4" for your area, but if start times are delayed long enough you could be closer to a trace-1". Hourly wind/temperature data can be found in your WeatherSentry Online forecast, but lows tonight into Monday morning fall to the low 30s and temperatures fall during the day tomorrow to the upper 20s. Winds look highest between 8am-4pm Monday out of the north sustained 8-16 mph with a few gusts to 20-30 mph possible during this timeframe.

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94 CR-520
Morganville, NJ
07751

General information

In the early part of 1958, several interested men met at the home of William Morris to discuss the establishment of a Volunteer Fire Company. Prior to this time several attempts were made by uninterested individuals to form a fire company, but the cost and lack of response made the efforts fail. On April 28th, 1958, Clifton T. Barkalow, Attorney, incorporated the Company and on May 5th, 1958, the first organizational meeting was held at the Robertsville School. At this meeting Bob Nivison was elected Chief and William E. Storer as President. A dream has become a reality and the seed was sown. No one could have foreseen the rapid and dynamic growth that was to come in the next half of century. In October, 1958 the Company acquired its first piece of equipment. A 1940 GMC pumper classified as K-31, purchased through the generosity of Howard Preston for $2500. This truck has become a source of extreme pride through the years as a first-line pumper and today as a Parade Vehicle. It will always occupy an honored place in the Company. K-34, a 1958 White chain-driven tanker/trailer was purchased to supply water to the Company. It remained in service off and on, until 1962. The Company had no home and the equipment was housed at Frank Boyce’s Garage on Rt. 9. 6.4 acres of land was purchased in November of 1958, from the Lambersons at the present site of the company for use to build a firehouse in the near future. Up until the purchase of a siren in March, 1959 the firefighters used a phone relay system to notify each other of an alarm. This method of notification stayed in use, in one way or another, until phased out later. A need for a firehouse was apparent and on January 26th 1960, a mortgage was obtained for $10,000 from the Central Jersey Bank and Trust Company. This money was to be used to build a firehouse on the land purchased in 1958. Work began on the original building in March of 1960, and the firehouse was completed a little more than a year later in August of 1961. The original building was erected with the blood, sweat and tears of those men and women who were driven by their sense of community and the many donations of material and labor of so many others. The years from 1961 to 1963 were filled with many memories. The fighting of some memorable fires at the Stokes home, Julia’s Drive-in, the G&G Egg plant and the Koos Brothers furniture store, to name a few. The classes held at the firehouse by the the Robertsville school, the Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and so much more. The dances and parties to celebrate weddings and christenings of community people made the firehouse a focal point in the lives of many.

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(732) 536-3565

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Today marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, the catalyst for the United States' entry into World War II. A date that lives in infamy and continues to remind us to unite for peace and reconciliation. Today, we honor the valor, legacy, and sacrifice of those who fought and gave their lives on December 7, 1941.
Congratulations to our newly elected 2022 Operational & Administrative Line Officer’s: Chief - Keith Badler Assistant Chief - Nick Castillo Captain - Brandon Beja 1st LT - David Ruditsky 2nd LT - Joe Ancona Fire Police Chief - Sy Ruditsky President - Derek Deluca Vice Pres - James Velez Treasurer - James Smith Secretary - Tess Bender Trustee - Steve Lax Trustee - Matt Molloy Trustee - Joe Ancona Best of luck & stay safe!
On Saturday December 18th Operation Santa will bring Santa and his Firefighter Elves around District 2, from 0900a to 530p, times are tentative. If you are interested in having us, bring your child a gift, feel free to bring it to the station between 7 and 8 pm on Thursday 9th or 16th, make sure there is a tag on it with the child's name, your address and a good contact number in case there is an issue. Don't forget to use the Santa Tracker Link to see live locations of Santa. Happy Holidays from our house to yours. OPERATION SANTA ROUTES AND TIMING INFORMATION (UPDATED) (Times are an estimate) 1. STARTING OUT ON CREST DRIVE/HARRY COURT (0900) 2. EAST FRANCIS AVENUE, HAMILTON AVENUE, BURR AVENUE, WEST FRANCIS AVENUE (0905) 3. CHASE DRIVE (0915) 4. BLUFFS COURT (0920) 5. POINT DE JARDIN (0925) 6. ENCLOSURE DRIVE (0940) 7. MILLPONDS WAY (1000 8. BENNINGTON WAY (1015) 9. POINT OF WOODS BOULEVARD (1025) 10. TEXAS ROAD TO ROUTE 9 SOUTH TO SERPENTINE DRIVE (1035) 11. SANDBERG DRIVE (COVERING MILLAY, GUEST, MARKHAM, ETC.) (1045) 12. HAWKINS ROAD TO JANWICH DRIVE (1115) 13. LINDSAY DRIVE (COVERING AIKEN, MORRIS, EMERSON, TURNER, & BRYANT) (1125) 14. WILLOW LANE (ROSEN, OKAN) (1140) 15. MARLBORO PLAZA (DRIVE THROUGH TO ROUTE 520) 16. BREAK @ 28-2 TBD (1145) 17. ANGELIQUE COURT (1300) 18. TENNENT ROAD TO CLAYTON LANE (GARY, CROYDON, SAMI COURT, ETC.) (1310) 19. TENNENT ROAD TO DARLENE COURT (1330) 20. TENNENT ROAD TO DUNCAN DRIVE (REGINA, BRUNSWICK, ETC.) (1335) 21. MCCUE ROAD TO PRINCE EDWARD (COVERING PRINCE WILLIAM TO HALIFAX) (1400) 22. CHURCH ROAD TO TIMBER HILL/YELLOWKNIFE (1435) 23. CHURCH ROAD TO GEORGIAN BAY DRIVE (LORENE, DIANE, SUSSEX, ETC.) (1445) 24. OTTAWA ROAD NORTH, CARLTON (1505) 25. MICKI DRIVE (1520) 26. VISTA DRIVE (1525) 27. CALGARY COURT (1530) 28. LEONARD DRIVE (1535) 29. EVERGREEN/FOXCROFT DRIVE (1540) 30. BENNET COURT (1550) 31. WASHINGTON AVENUE (RUBY, BARCLAY, ADAMS STREET, ETC.) (1600) 32. CRINE TO DEERFIELD (1620) 33. SCOTT DRIVE (WESTBROOK, JACKIE, ETC.) (1630) 34. VALESI (1645) 35. DEEP RUN (1650) 36. EVAN DRIVE (1655) https://robertsvillefire.org/operation-santa-route/
From Our House to Yours, Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving! https://robertsvillefire.org/happy-thanksgiving-fire-safety/
Another year, another fantastic Fire Company tradition! Take note of the new 2021 date and track us on-line beginning that morning! (Reminder, our company serves within the Fire District #2 boundaries of Marlboro and Morganville).
Thank you to all of our veterans and active duty military for their service to our country. Thanks to their family and friends as well for the sacrifices they make. Stay safe and wishing you the happiest holidays! Thank you to each and every veteran.
The day before Veterans Day also marks a special day for service members. Nov. 10 honors the establishment of the U.S. Marine Corps. The military branch started in 1775, leading up to the American Revolution. Members provide protection at sea along with the Navy. Marines proudly say once a Marine, always a Marine, so if you know one you can mark the day by thanking them for their service.
The Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1, Reminds Residents to Change Their Clocks, Check Their Alarms During Daylight Saving Time Marlboro Fire Dist. 2 — Chief Keith Badler and the Robertsville Fire Co, would like to remind residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when setting their clocks back for daylight saving time this weekend. Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 a.m., and clocks will move back one hour at that time. During this time, residents are encouraged to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure that they are working properly and change their batteries if needed. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (41%) or no working smoke alarms (16%). In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, two of every five (41%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries. The Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1, also asks that all business owners not only change their clocks, but also change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and replace the batteries on wall-mounted emergency lights and exit signs. All businesses should have emergency backup lighting as a safety feature to provide temporary lighting in case of power failure. To keep residents’ homes safe and prevent fires or carbon monoxide poisoning, Chief Badler recommends these safety tips from the NFPA: 1, Test all smoke alarms at least once a month, pressing the test button to ensure the alarm functions properly. 2. Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away. 3. Alarms with any other type of battery need a new battery at least once a year. When you change your clocks, also replace regular batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. Smoke alarms have a shelf life of 10 years. Be sure to replace them after 10 years of use. 5. CO alarms should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 6. Smoke alarms should be installed in each room of the house. CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each bedroom or sleeping area, on every story of the home and in other locations required by standards, codes or laws. 7. Make sure alarms interconnect so when one alarm sounds, they all do. 8. If the CO alarm sounds, immediately exit the house or building and move outside to an area of fresh air, ensuring each person inside the home is accounted for. Then call for help and await instructions from emergency personnel. 9. Working with each member of the household, create and practice a home escape plan. The Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1, would also like to remind residents that carbon monoxide and smoke alarms are not interchangeable and should never be disconnected. The best practice for checking your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms is to do so monthly. For more information on smoke and carbon monoxide alarm safety, visit the NFPA website or contact the The Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1, @732-536-3565.
Marlboro residents. As a result of an incident located in the bear Brook portion of the Henry Hudson Trail There is increased police presence in and around the area. This incident is being investigated by the Monmouth County Prosecutors office. As always we ask that all residents be aware of their surroundings. If you see something say something. http://mcponj.org/2021/11/06/physical-sexual-attack-on-jogger-in-county-park-under-investigation/?fbclid=IwAR04jJEnctk5T2_FLaXz6oh1O-q4KtxEKelXbu-TCPtAFdxDnsFNuoKcyAQ
RVFC volunteers were requested to respond to this crash at 6:06am this morning. Please avoid the area as significant delays build for the morning commute.