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Wildwood Fire Department - 4400 New Jersey Avenue - Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
 
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FMBA LOCAL 50
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Ryan Troianol
PRESIDENT
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Gerry Vessels
VICE PRESIDENT
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Adam Feltwell
TREASURER
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Aldo Sacco
SECRETARY
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Rob Feltwell
STATE DELEGATE
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Swearing In Ceremony for Wildwood's 3 New Career Firefighters

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A swearing in ceremony was held on December 12, 2014 at Wildwood City Hall for our three new career firefighters.  Before a packed house of family and friends, Firefighter Dave Bannon, Firefighter Darrick Kobierowski, and Firefighter Matt Long were officially sworn in as firefighters in the City of Wildwood Fire Department.  Remarks were offered by Commissioner of Public Safety Tony Leonetti, Chief Chris D'Amico, and Deputy Chief Dan Speigel.  After being sworn in the new firefighters had their badges pinned on by their family members.  With the swearing in of these three new firefighters the City of Wildwood Fire Department is at full staffing for the first time in nearly 20 years.  The officers and members of Wildwood FMBA Local 50 wish our newest members congratulations and the best for long, prosperous, and healthy careers.  MORE PHOTOS
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Cape May County Professional Firefighters Present Check to Survivors of Cancer
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On November 22, 2014 the Cape May County Professional Firefighters, comprised of Wildwood FMBA Local 50, North Wildwood FMBA Local 56, Ocean City FMBA Local 27, and Cape May City IAFF Local 3495, hosted a Beef and Beer at the Bayview Inn in Wildwood Crest to benefit the Survivors of Cancer Inc. from Wildwood.  The Beef and Beer was the conclusion of the 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt sale campaign.  As a result of the t-shirt sales and the beef and beer the Cape May County Professional Firefighters were able to present  a check to the Survivors of Cancer for over $18,000.00.  The Cape May County Professional Firefighters wish to thank all of those that supported our efforts to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause.
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2 Alarm Fatal Dwelling Fire in North Wildwood

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On November 18, 2014 at 20:18 hours Engine Co. 38 was dispatched with Engine Co. 2 to 212 W. 17th Ave. for a reported structure fire.  While enroute dispatch advised PD on scene was reporting possible entrapment.  F-301 Deputy Chief Speigel arrived on scene and reported a well involved fire in a 2 story dwelling with entrapment reported on Division 1. DFC Speigel assumed Incident Command.  The second alarm was requested bringing a full response from the WFD as well as a Rapid Intervention Team from Rio Grande FD Sta. 72.  Engine 2 arrived with Engine 38 arriving right behind them.  Engine 38 secured a water supply and laid into Engine 2.  Engine 2 and Engine 38's crews stretched a 1-3/4" line to Division 1 Side B to attempt to make entry to conduct a primary search.  However, members were unable to advance due to debris and intense fire conditions.  The weather conditions at the time of the fire were wind chills in the teens with winds gusting to 30 mph.  Engine 38's crew then stretched in through the front door on Side A and attempted to search the front room on Side A before being driven out by the intensifying fire conditions.  At this time the first and second floors were heavily involved with fire through the roof.  Companies were evacuated from the dwelling and master streams put into operation to darken down the heavy fire.  After the fire was darkened down crews re-entered the dwelling to complete extinguishment and conduct a thorough secondary search.  Unfortunately, during the search firefighters located a deceased victim on the first floor of the dwelling.  WFD units operated on the scene for over 3 hours before returning to service.  During the fire Rio Grande FD Sta. 72 covered the City of Wildwood and they responded to one fire incident during that time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim.  MORE PHOTOS
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C Platoon Members Complete Bridgeton 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
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On September 11, 2014 the members of C Platoon completed the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Bridgeton, NJ hosted by the City of Bridgeton Fire Department.  The memorial climb is an annual event that remembers the victims of 9/11 and raises money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  Members wearing their gear climbed the 110 stories to signify the 110 stories of the World Trade Center Twin Towers.  Never Forget!  C platoon members completing the climb included Captain Jim Grauel, FF Dan Dunn, FF Adam Feltwell, FF Joe Reighn, and FF Mike Blair.   MORE PHOTOS
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2nd Alarm Fire Starts off Labor Day Weekend 2014
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The Wildwood City Fire Department responded at 10:59 a.m. to Oak and Park Blvd. for a building fire. Engine Company 38 arrived and reported a well involved fire in a two-story mixed occupancy (1st floor store/2nd floor apartment).

Deputy Chief Daniel Speigel requested dispatch to strike the “All-Hands” (calling Rio Grande FD to the scene and to cover the city). Initial reports were of a woman trapped in the second-floor apartment. E38 and North Wildwood Engine Company 2's crew made an aggressive interior attack while performing a primary search. A second-alarm (North Wildwood Engine & Ladder and Wildwood Crest Engine) was quickly transmitted due to deteriorating conditions. Firefighters operating on the roof were able to open up exposing the extending fire in the cock-loft area. Crews continued to aggressively attack the fire, containing the fire to the building of origin. MORE
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Wildwood Firefighter Darrick Kobierowski Wins Around the Island Row
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Congratulations to Wildwood City Firefighter Darrick Kobierowski (right) for winning the 20-mile Around the Island Row along with his partner Terrance McGovern of the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol.  Darrick and Terry dominated the race.  Firefighter Kobierowski also won the singles row at the Atlantic City Classic and at the Cape May County Lifeguard Championships this summer.  Darrick's hard work and dedication definitely paid off. The officers and members of Wildwood FMBA Local 50 are proud of Firefighter's Kobierowski's accomplishments.  MORE PHOTOS
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Engine 38 and Ambulance 391 Respond to Injured Child at Wildwood Crest Hotel
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On the evening of August 7, 2014 Engine 38 and Ambulance 391 (C Platoon) responded mutual aid to Wildwood Crest at the Bal Harbor Hotel for a report of an arcade machine that fell on a child.  Upon arrival the machine had been lifted off of the child by a bystander.  Engine 38 and Ambulance 391 packaged the patient for transport to the landing zone which was set up by WCFD at Crest Memorial School field.  The patient was transported to the LZ and transferred to the Medevac who transported the patient to Dupont Hospital in Delaware.
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WFD Responds to Victim Shot with a Crossbow
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On the morning of August 5, 2014 Engine 38 and Ambulance 391 (C Platoon) responded to 100 E. Schellenger Ave. for a reported stabbing.  Upon WFD arrival it was determined that the patient had been shot in the upper leg with a cross bow.  Firefighters had to cut a portion of the arrow away from the victim to prepare him for transport to the landing zone which was set up at Maxwell Field by NWFD Engine 2.  The patient was transported by Medevac to the the Trauma Center where he was reported to be in critical condition.  The incident is under investigation by the Wildwood Police Dept. and CMC Prosecutors Office.
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Congratulations to Wildwood's Two Newest Career Firefighters
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The officers and members of Wildwood FMBA Local 50 would like to congratulate Firefighter Dave Bannon and Firefighter Darrick Kobierowski on their appointment as firefighters in the City of Wildwood Fire Department.  Firefighter Bannon has worked for the City's Code Enforcement Office for the past several years and was also a Volunteer Firefighter in the Holly Beach Fire Company.  Firefighter Kobierowski has worked as a part-time firefighter on the B Platoon for the past two years.  He has also been a lifeguard for the past 20 years on the Stone Harbor, Wildwood Crest, and Wildwood Beach Patrols.  Darrick has also been a Volunteer Firefighter in Wildwood Crest for several years.  Firefighter Bannon has been assigned to D Platoon and Firefighter Kobierowski assigned to B Platoon.  The officers and members of Wildwood FMBA Local 50 welcome our newest members and wish them the best in their careers.
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Car Strikes Utility Pole, Shuts Down Rio Grande Ave. for Hours
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On July 24, 2014 at 02:16 Engine 38 (D Platoon) was dispatched to the 400 W. Block of Rio Grande Ave. in front of Wawa for a MVC, reported car vs. utility pole.  Upon WFD arrival a car was found to have snapped a utility pole with wires and transformer on the ground.  The driver of the vehicle was treated and transported to the hospital by Ambulance 391.  Engine 38 remained on scene for several hours while Atlantic City Electric made repairs.  While on scene, Engine 38 handled an electrical incident at a property across the street.  While Engine 38 was committed on this incident NWFD Engine 2 handled a rubbish fire at Wildwood and Ocean Ave.  Traffic was snarled for hours on the main throfare in and out of the City as Atlantic City Electric replaced the pole.
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Engine 38 Responds to Stuck Roller Coaster
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On July 7, 2014 at 22:23 Engine 38 (D Platoon) was dispatched to Wild Wheels Pier for a reported roller coaster stuck with stranded passengers on board.  Upon WFD arrival Capt. Sacco (D-1) established Command and met with pier staff.  The Great White wooden roller coaster was struck about three quarters of the way up the track.   Engine 38 personnel safely assisted riders out of the roller coaster and down the walkway to safety.  There were no reported injuries in the incident.  After all riders were safely on the ground Engine 38 took up after about one hour.
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WFD Responds to Wildwood Crest Motel Fire
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On July 5, 2014 at 12:44 hours Engine 38 (D Platoon) was dispatched mutual aid to Wildwood Crest at the Cozy Crest Motel located at 7202 Seaview Ave. for a building fire.  Engine 38 arrived second due and picked up the water supply.  The box was filled for all Wildwood Companies.  Crews found fire burning in the large attic area of the motel.  Engine 38 was assigned to vent the roof as well as other fireground duties.  Wildwood units operated on the scene for about one hour before taking up. MORE PHOTOS
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Engine 38 Responds to North Wildwood Building Fire
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On Saturday April 25, 2014 at approximately 23:20 hours Engine 38 was dispatched on the District 2 Box Alarm assignment to 2504 Delaware Ave., the Family Dollar store for a reported structure fire.  Engine 38 arrived simultaneoulsy with Engine 2 and found smoke showing from the store.  The suppression system in the building had activated and extinguished the fire.  Engine 38 assisted Engine 2 with securing the suppression system and overhaul.  Engine 38 operated on the scene for just over an hour before taking up.
 
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