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Wildwood Fire Department - 4400 New Jersey Avenue - Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
 
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Aldo Sacco
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Matt Johnson
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Wildwood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local # 50
Is proud to present:
In Honor of The Charleston 9:
A Study of Change Following Tragedy
By: Dr. David Griffin

When: Wednesday September 14, 2016 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Convention Center-4501 Boardwalk
Cost: $45.00 per person

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2016 Seasonal Employee Orientation Training
The Wildwood City Fire Department conducted their yearly seasonal employee training and orientation on Saturday April 16th. Firefighters were first briefed on updates in Emergency Medical Protocols by the departments Medical Director, Dr. Kenneth Lavelle. Dr. Lavelle actually began his medical career with the department back in the late 80's. After completing the EMS training firefighters conducted competency training on several aspects of the job, including Engine Company operations which consists of hose line selection and stretching, suppression efforts and hydrant operations. Truck Company operations which consists of ladder selection, placement, ventilation and search and rescue for victims. Rescue Company operations which consists of JAWS of Life extrication, high pressure air lifting bags, saw operations and other technical rescue components. The final station was Self Contained Breathing Apparatus or SCBA. Firefighters had to show competency in their components, operation and use of the air-packs that firefighter wear to enable them to enter hazardous atmospheres. Annually the Wildwood City Fire Department hires approximately twenty part-time Firefighter/EMT's who augment the career staff for the summer months. Eight Firefighter/EMTs are assigned to platoons and the remaining Firefighter/EMT's are on-call for an as needed basis due to the many events that occur that require EMS coverage in the summer months.
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Wildwood City FD and NWFD Conducting Live Burn Training with US Coast Guard Tracen Station 59
Members of the Wildwood City Fire Department and North Wildwood Fire Department are conducting live burn training this spring at the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May along with USCG Station 59 firefighters.  This training is being conducted as the WFD quarterly training.  Members have the opportunity to hone their skills while conducting several different scenarios.  The Wildwood City FD would like to thank the members of USCG Station 59 for their hospitality.  Pictured are WFD B Platoon and NWFD C Platoon along with USCG Station 59 members after completing their training on April 13, 2016.
D Platoon Handles Commercial Building Fire
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On March 29, 2016 at approximately 10:50 a.m.   Engine Co. 38 and Engine 2 were dispatched to 3401 New Jersey Ave. to investigate smoke.  While enroute dispatch advised of a working fire.  Capt. Sacco requested the box alarm assignment filled out.  Upon arrival units found smoke showing from a dry cleaning store within a multi-unit commercial occupancy.  Engine Co. 38 stretched a hoseline and found fire in the ceiling area of the occupancy.  The fire was quickly knocked down.  Additional arriving box alarm companies assisted with ventilation and overhaul.  No injuries were reported in the fire.  Fire units operated on the scene for approximately 1 hour before taking up.
D Platoon Makes Quick Work of Magnolia Ave. Dwelling Fire
On March 12, 2016 at approximately 12:25 Engine Co. 38 and Engine 2 were dispatched to the area of 200 W. Glenwood Ave. for reported smoke.  The incident was updated enroute to the 200 W. block of Magnolia Ave. for a structure fire.  The box alarm assignment was filled out.  Upon arrival units found fire involving the second floor porch of a dwelling.  Engine Co. 38 quickly stretched a 1-3/4" hoseline and extinguished the fire.  Box alarm companies assisted with ventilation and overhaul.  Units operated on scene for approximately one hour.  No injuries were reported during the fire.
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2nd Alarm North Wildwood Apartment Fire for B Platoon
On March 11th  at approximately 07:48  during shift change the North Wildwood Box Alarm was transmitted for reported smoke coming from a building between 10th and 11th Ave's on JFK Blvd.  As Engine 2 and Engine Co. 38 signed on dispatch was reporting multiple calls and confirming a working fire.  F-201 DFC McClain arrived on scene and reported heavy fire showing from an apartment (condo) on the second floor of a three story condo building.  The 2nd alarm was requested bringing Rescue Co. 3 and Tower 51 to the scene as well.  Engine 2 and Engine 38 quickly stretched a hoseline to the second floor and knocked down the fire.  Additional crew members assisted with deploying ladders and ventilation.  Wildwood City FD units operated on the scene for approximately one hour prior to taking up.
Wildwood City FD Responds to Winter Storm Jonas
Winter Storm Jonas severely impacted the City of Wildwood on January 23-24th, 2016.  The storm began as snow during the evening on January 22nd and continued into the morning of the 23rd.  As high tide approached on Saturday morning, the 23rd, the City would experience the highest levels of tidal flooding since Superstorm Sandy.  The members of the Wildwood City FD handled over 70 fire responses and another dozen EMS calls during the event.  Members responded to everything from reported building fires, electrical fires, and gas leaks to downed wires, and multiple evacuations of residents stranded in flooded homes.  The members of the Wildwood City FD responded proudly as always to serve our neighbors and residents in need.  Job well done by all!
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Wildwood FD and North Wildwood FD Conduct Elevator Rescue Training
On Wednesday January 20, 2016 the Wildwood FD and North Wildwood FD conducted quarterly joint training.  The topic this time was elevator rescue.  The class was taught by DFC Speigel and FF Mark Becica of the Baltimore City FD.  Members received refresher training in elevator components, terminology, and removal techniques.  Members then conducted hands on training at Regency Towers and Seacrest Towers in North Wildwood.  Thanks to Regency and Seacrest Towers Condo Associations for allowing us to use their buildings and thanks to Mark Becica for donating his time to help teach the course.
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Wildwood FD Members Participate in 2016 Special Olympics Polar Plunge
Several members of Wildwood FMBA Local 50 participated in the 2016 Wildwood Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics of NJ.  Members participate in this event each year as part of the Cape May County Police and Fire Plunge Team.  FF's Gerry Vessels, Matt Johnson, and Matt Long took the plunge into the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday January 16th. FF Vessels, Johnson, and Long raised over $3,000  for the Special Olympics and the team raised over $15,000.  Several other members of the Wildwood FD volunteered to conduct the water rescue standby during the event.  DFC Speigel, BFC E. Troiano Jr., Captain Troiano III, FF Cripps, FF Dunn, and FF Kobierowski were in the water making sure that all plungers had a fun and safe time.  Nice job by all involved for a great cause!!
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Wildwood FD RUST Team Members Train on Confined Space Emergencies with Ocean City FD
Recently, on January 9, 2016 members of the Wildwood FD and the CMC RUST (Regional Urban Search Team) Team conducted a confined space emergencies training session with the Ocean City Fire Dept.  The training was held in Ocean City.  In the morning members reviewed confined space equipment operation and set up at OCFD Station 3.  Member then participated in a simulated scenario at the OC MUA facility that included a downed worker in a below grade area.  The training was very successful.  The members of the WFD, OCFD, and CMC RUST train on various technical rescue topics during the year to constantly maintain and hone our skills to provide the highest level of service to our respective communities and to Cape May County.
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Wildwood City Fire Department Responds to 3,609 Incidents in 2015
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2015 was another busy year for the Wildwood City FD.  The Department responded to a total of 3,609 incidents.  1,422 of those incidents were fire incidents and 2,187 were EMS incidents.  The fire incidents included 79 fires of which 56 were building/structure fires.  There were 178 hazardous conditions which include electrical emergencies, gas leaks, carbon monoxide incidents, and hazardous material incidents. There were 157 service calls which include water leaks, lock-outs, and police assists.  There were 365 incidents that involved activated fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and carbon monoxide alarms.  The remaining incidents included 99 good intent calls which include smoke scares, 543 medical assists which are medical incidents of a serious nature that required additional manpower, and 2 citizen complaints.  The Fire Department also conducted over 5,000 fire inspections of properties located in the City.  Additionally, members participated in hundreds of hours of training on various topics throughout the year.
Wildwood Firefighters Train on Rescue Company Operations
On Wednesday October 14, 2015 the members of the Wildwood City Fire Department conducted an all day training session on Rescue Company tools.  The training consisted of a breaking/breaching/cutting station, a lifting station, and a moving station.  Members rotated through each station getting hands on training with various rescue tools that are in service on Rescue Co. 3.   It was a successful day of training for all involved.  This type of training allows the Wildwood City Fire Department to provide highly specialized technical rescue response capabilities to the Wildwoods as well as all of Cape May County if needed.  A special thank you to Firefighter Matt Johnson for setting the training up.
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Wildwood Pre-K Students Visit Fire Station and Get a Lesson in Fire Safety

The members of B Platoon hosted the Pre-K students from Glenwood Avenue Elementary School (St. Simeon's Annex) on October 8, 2015 during Fire Prevention Week.  The children watched a fire safety video and then learned some important fire safety lessons.  They were able to see a firefighter in full gear, up close and personal, to teach them that firefighters are not scary when they are wearing all of their gear and masks.  The students were then treated to a special visit by Sparky.  Before leaving the children were able to take an up close look at the apparatus and even were able to operate a real fire hose.  Thank you to the Pre-K students and all of their teachers for coming to visit.

D Platoon Makes Quick Work of Arctic Ave. Dwelling Fire

October 5, 2015 - The Wildwood City Fire Department responded to 4800 Arctic Avenue for a reported dwelling fire at 11:33 AM . Engine Company 38, under the command of Captain Aldo Sacco, along with North Wildwood FD Engine Company 2 arrived and began a search of the building and extinguishing the fire. Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Speigel arrived on scene, assumed command and requested the alarm be upgraded to a box alarm assignment recalling off-duty firefighters and volunteer companies. Firefighters found fire in one unit of a three unit dwelling. Fire was confined to the kitchen area of that unit. The building was occupied at the time of the incident. The occupants self-evacuated prior to the Fire Departments arrival. Fire units operated on scene for about an hour. There were no reported injuries. On scene were Engine Companies 38, 2, 37 and Tower 51. Wildwood PD also on scene for scene control.  The fire was investigated by the Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office and the City of Wildwood Fire Department and determined to be accidental (cooking). Damage is estimated at $ 10,000. Fire damage was throughout was contained to the unit of origin.
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B Platoon Responds to Commercial Building Fire and a Wall Collapse During Coastal Storm
Engine Company 38, under the command of Captain Gose, along with North Wildwood FD – Engine Company 2 responded to 3800 Pacific Avenue for a reported structure fire at 11:22 PM on October 2, 2015. The fire was reported to be showing from the roof. On arrival fire was showing along the roof line of the structure on Pacific Avenue. The fire was quickly extinguished and the area overhauled searching for fire extension in the roof/soffit area. This fire occurred during the storm which created a dangerous situation during the incident with the high winds and driving rain. Fire units operated on scene for about an hour. There were no reported injuries. The fire was investigated by the City of Wildwood Fire Department and was determined to be accidental (Electrical). Damage is estimated at $ 5,000.
Also during the storm Engine 38 was dispatched to 3700 New Jersey Avenue, Sandman Towers for a wall collapse at 01:05 AM . Units arriving discovered a large section of the brick façade had collapsed due to the high winds. Structurally, the building remained sound as the curtain wall that collapsed is more decorative than structural. Firefighters removed remaining pieces of the wall to prevent further collapse and secured the area from pedestrian traffic. No injuries were reported at this incident as well. The City of Wildwood Construction Office was notified.
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Wildwood Firefighters Complete Bridgeton 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

On Friday September 11, 2015 several members of the Wildwood Fire Department completed the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb hosted by the City of Bridgeton Fire Department.  Members completed the climb which consists of climbing a total of 110 stories.  This climb honors and remembers the members of the FDNY who responded to the 110 story World Trade Center Twin Towers on that fateful day 14 years ago.  It was an honor and privilege to climb in honor of these fallen heroes.  Members completing the climb were: Captain Jim Grauel, FF Bill Cripps, FF Dan Dunn, FF Ryan Troiano, FF Adam Feltwell, FF Darrick Kobierowski, FF LJ Raniszewski, and FF Sean Stanton.  Never forget!!
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A Platoon Makes Quick Work of West Wildwood Fire

On Wednesday August 19, 2015 Engine Co. 38 was dispatched along with the West Wildwood FD to 648 W. Maple Ave. for a reported structure fire.  Engine Co. 38, under the command of Captain Ernie Troiano, arrived first due and found a large shed in the rear of a 1 story dwelling heavily involved in fire.  The fire was extending to the dwelling and the rear deck.  Engine Co. 38 established a water supply and quickly stretched a 1-3/4" hoseline and knocked down the main body of fire in short order.  West Wildwood Engine 21 arrived on scene and assisted Engine Co. 38 with final extinguishment and overhaul.  The exposure dwelling was saved but did sustain heat damage.  There were no injuries reported.  Engine Co. 38 operated on scene for about one hour prior to taking up.  The fire is under investigation by the Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office.
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Wildwood Firefighter Darrick Kobierowski Wins Around the Island Row for Second Straight Year

Wildwood Firefighter and WBP Lifeguard Darrick Kobierowski along with his partner from WCBP, Terry McGovern won the Around the Island Row for the second straight year on Wednesday August 12, 2015.  Kobie and McGovern started the race in the lead and never looked back.  In addition to this win, FF Kobierowski has had an impressive summer winning the singles race at Wildwood's Dutch Hoffman's as well as the singles and doubles at the Tri-Resort Race in Sea Isle City.  Darrick also placed 3rd in the singles row at the Kerr Memorial Race in Avalon and second place in singles row at the South Jersey Lifeguard Championships in Margate.  Awesome job Kobie and congratulations on an impressive race season!
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D Platoon Hosts Foreign Students for Tour

On Monday August 10th the members of D Platoon hosted a group of foreign exchange students who are employees of Morey's Pier for the summer season.  The students were given a tour of fire headquarters and also learned about different equipment and apparatus.  The students were able to try on firefighting gear and also experienced live demonstrations of equipment including the Jaws of Life.  The students thoroughly enjoyed their visit as did we having them as our guests.
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B Platoon Responds to Mid-Morning Dwelling Fire

On Wednesday August 5th, Engine Co. 38 and Engine Co. 2 were dispatched to Garfield and Arctic Ave. for a reported porch fire.  Upon arrival members found the remnants of a chair that had been on the second floor porch on the sidewalk smoldering.  Members opened up the second floor porch area to check for extension finding none.  The fire was contained to the area of origin.  The fire was investigated by the WFD and CMC Fire Marshal's Office and determined to be accidental.
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WFD Participates in National Night Out

On Tuesday August 4th members of the Wildwood Fire Department participated in the Annual National Night Out event that is held at Fox Park.  The WFD set up a sprinkler for the kids to play in to cool off in the high temperatures.  Children attending the event also were able to use a fire hose, with the help of a firefighter, to knock down some traffic cones.  In addition to the Fire Department activities there were pony rides, games, a dunk tank, police vehicles,  a monster truck, and army trucks.  A great time was had by all that attended.
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Firefighter Darrick Kobierowski Wins Singles Row at Dutch Hoffman Race

Congratulations to Wildwood Firefighter, FMBA Local 50 member, and WBP Lifeguard Darrick Kobierowski on his win in the singles row in the Dutch Hoffman Lifeguard Race that was held on the City's beach on Friday July 31st.  Darrick's win helped propel the Wildwood Beach Patrol to a 3rd place overall finish in the races which featured beach patrols from Brigantine all the way to Cape May Point.  Several of his fellow firefighters were there to help cheer him on during the race.  Congratulations on another big win Kobie!
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Wildwood and North Wildwood FD Hold Annual Open Water Rescue Refresher Training

On June 24th Wildwood City Firefighters, along with North Wildwood Firefighters conducted in-service training for open water rescue emergencies. This is a continued effort to keep firefighters skills sharp in handling drowning victims during the times that lifeguards may not be on duty.

Annually both departments conduct a full-day of training in equipment, its uses, techniques and scenarios so that firefighters are well prepared for these type emergencies. All firefighters are trained in the awareness level with many being trained in operations and technician levels.
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Engine Co. 38 and Rescue Co. 3 Respond on North Wildwood Dwelling Fire

At approximately 01:25 hours on June 24th Engine Co. 38 was dispatched on the North Wildwood Box Alarm to the 200 W. Block of 3rd Ave. for a reported dwelling fire.  Engine 2 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke and fire showing from the first floor D side of a 2 story single family dwelling with exposure problems.  F-200 arrived on scene and requested the second alarm bringing Rescue Co. 3 on the assignment.  Engine Co. 38 arrived second due and established the water supply for Engine 2.  Engine Co. 38's crew then stretched a 1-3/4" hoseline to the first floor and assisted with fire extinguishment.  The fire was quickly knocked down minimizing damage to the D exposure.  Rescue Co. 3 arrived and initially assumed RIT duties and eventually was assigned to overhaul duties.  Wildwood FD units operated on scene for about 1-1/2 hours before taking up.
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Wildwood City Fire Department Swears In Firefighter Rich Harron Jr.

On June 19th before a packed house of fellow firefighters, family and friends Rich Harron was sworn in as a career firefighter in the City of Wildwood.  Rich was officially appointed to the position on June 1st.  Rich previously served as a part-time firefighter in the City of Cape May Fire Department and a Corrections Officer for the Cape May County Sheriff's Office.  Rich is a past Chief of the Villas Fire Department and is also a Deputy Fire Marshal for Cape May County.  The officers and members of Wildwood FMBA Local # 50 are proud to have Rich as a member of our department and wish him the best of luck for a successful and prosperous career in the Wildwood City FD. MORE PHOTOS

D Platoon Makes Quick Work of All Hands Boardwalk Store Fire
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The Wildwood City Fire Department responded to 4004 Boardwalk for a report of smoke showing at 11:51 p.m. June 16. Engine Co. 38, under the command of Captain Sacco, and North Wildwood Fire Department Engine 2, arrived and confirmed a working fire and requested the Box Alarm.   Firefighters found fire in the Boardwalk-level store area extending up an interior wall.  The All Hands was transmitted as  Engine Co. 38 stretched 300' of 2-1/2" attack line. The fire was quickly knocked down as ventilation was completed. The store was closed at the time of the incident.

Fire units operated on scene for about one and a half hours. There were no reported injuries. Units operating on scene were Wildwood City Fire Department, North Wildwood Fire Department and Rio Grande Fire Department. Wildwood Crest Fire Department covered the city, along with Middle Township EMS.

The fire was investigated by the Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office and the City of Wildwood Fire Department, and was determined to be accidental (electrical). Damage is estimated at $20,000.
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Spencer Ave. Dwelling Fire for A Platoon

On Wednesday June 3rd just before midnight, the box alarm was transmitted for a reported dwelling fire in the 100 block of West Spencer Ave.  Upon Engine Co. 38's arrival, Capt. Troiano reported fire in the rear of a 1 story vacant dwelling.  Engine 2 and Rescue Co. 3 arrived on scene while F-300 Chief D'Amico assumed Command.  Engine Co. 38 quickly stretched two 1-3/4" hoselines with one going to the rear of the dwelling and the other going inside of the dwelling.  Entry was forced into the dwelling while the exterior fire was knocked down.  The fire was mostly contained to the exterior of the building with minor extension into the dwelling.  Due to the quick response the fire was quickly knocked down and further damage prevented.  The fire is under investigation by the Wildwood City FD and Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office.  Units operated on the scene for about 2 hours before taking up.
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B Platoon 2nd Due on North Wildwood Motel Fire

On Friday May 29th at 03:21 Engine Co. 38 was dispatched on the North Wildwood Box Alarm to 1507 Ocean Ave. the Condor Motel for reported smoke on the top floor.  Engine Co. 38 arrived second due and found light smoke showing from a storage room on the top floor.  Engine Co. 38's crew was assigned to assist Engine 2 in locating the fire.  The motel was occupied at the time of the fire and all occupants were evacuated.  Crews utilized multiple thermal imaging cameras to assist in locating the fire.  The fire was located burning in a partition between an old and new section of the building.  Once the fire was located it was quickly extinguished.  Engine Co. 38 operated on the scene for about 2 hours before being released by NWFD Command.

All Hands Davis Ave. Dwelling Fire for A Platoon

The Wildwood City Fire Department responded to 111 East Davis Avenue for a reported dwelling fire at 11:04 PM (May 17, 2015).  The fire was reported by a subject who walked into the police department.  Engine Company 38, under the command of Captain Ernie Troiano III quickly arrived at the two story, two family dwelling which is across the street from Fire Headquarters and found heavy fire showing from Division 2 on the B side.  Engine Co. 38 along with North Wildwood FD Engine Company 2 arrived and began searching the building and extinguishing the fire.   Heavy fire conditions were throughout the second floor.  The second floor unit was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  The first floor unit was occupied.  The occupants self-evacuated prior to the Fire Departments arrival.     Fire units operated on scene for about two and a half hours.  There were no reported injuries.  Additional fire units on scene were West Wildwood FD, Wildwood Crest FD and Rio Grande FD.  Wildwood Crest FD and Wildwood FD Tower 51 responded to an additional 5 fire calls during this incident.  All due to the heavy smoke condition which traveled throughout the city.  The fire remains under investigation by the Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office and the City of Wildwood Fire Department.    Damage is estimated at $60,000.  Fire damage was throughout the second floor along with smoke and water damage to the first floor. MORE PHOTOS

C Platoon Responds to Davis Ave. Dwelling Fire

The Wildwood City Fire Department Engine Company 38, under the command of Captain Grauel, along with North Wildwood Fire Department Engine Company 2, responded to 148 East Davis Avenue for a reported structure fire at 4:12 a.m. May 14. The fire was reported by Patrolman Stevens while on patrol. He quickly requested the fire department, evacuated residents from the second floor apartment and used a fire extinguisher from the building to keep the fire in check prior to the fire departments' arrival. Firefighters arrived and found fire on a second floor deck area and quickly extinguished the fire with minimal damage to the building. Fire units operated on scene for about an hour. There were no reported injuries. The fire was investigated by the City of Wildwood Fire Department and was determined to be accidental (discarded smoking material). Damage is estimated at $2,000. Fire damage was minimal due to the quick response of Patrolman Stevens and firefighters. Because of Patrolman Stevens' quick actions, especially due to the time of the incident, certain civilian casualties were averted.
We would like to remind residents and visitors to please be mindful of discarded smoke materials. The Wildwood City Fire Department has recently responded to a half-dozen fires involving decks or porches where the fire is believed to be caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.
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D Platoon Handles 26th Ave. Dwelling Fire

At approximately 01:52 on May 9, 2015 Engine Co. 38 was dispatched to 128 W. 26th Ave. for a reported dwelling fire.  However, it was quickly realized that this address is on the Wildwood City side of the border.  Upon arrival Engine Co. 38 found fire involving an exterior shower enclosure attached to the dwelling and exposing the B exposure.   The fire was quickly knocked down by Engine 38 and Engine 2.  Units opened up to check for extension to both dwellings.  Units operated on scene for approximately 1.5 hours before taking up.

Wildwood FMBA Local 50 Supports the Murph Challenge

Today, May 7th, is Lt. Michael P. Murphy's Birthday and to honor his sacrifice for our freedom we are proud to announce our participation and sponsorship of this years "The Murph Challenge". The Murph Challenge is a charity workout in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy United States Navy (SEAL) whom died in the line of duty during Operation Red Wing near Asadabad, Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. To read more about Lt. Michael Murphy check out these links: themurphchallenge.com and murphfoundation.org/ .

As Americans we all should know what Michael Murphy did for our freedom, as firefighters we all strive to serve as he did; Honor, Courage, & Commitment. For the second year in a row our members organized and will participate in this challenge on Memorial Day. We expect 100 athletes from various Fire Departments, Police Departments, and lots of other motivated people from all over the Tri State will Honor the Fallen by challenging themselves through this charity workout. This event is hosted all over the country at firehouses, police stations and CrossFit gyms, none quite as unique as the Wildwood Murph. What makes this event special for the athletes is for the second year in a row we are lucky enough to be right on the Wildwood Boardwalk on Memorial Day Monday! If you are up for a challenge or would like to volunteer at the event sign up here:
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Congratulations to City of Charlotte Firefighter Steve Skipton Jr.

The officers and members of Wildwood City FMBA Local # 50 extend our congratulations to Firefighter Steve Skipton Jr. who graduated from the City of Charlotte, NC Fire Training Academy Recruit Class 95 recently.  Steve was awarded the Academic Achievement Award in his class.  Steve is a former part-time firefighter with the Wildwood City Fire Department who served up until last fall.  Steve has been assigned to Engine Co. 21 in Charlotte.  Again, congratulations to Steve and his family and best wishes for a prosperous career.  Stay safe Steve!
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Congratulations to Cherry Hill Captain Dan Direnzo III

The officers and members of Wildwood City FMBA Local # 50 extend our congratulations to Cherry Hill FD Lt. Dan Direnzo III on his recent promotion to Fire Captain.  Dan has been assigned as the Station Commander at Squirt 51.  Capt. Direnzo is a former part-time firefighter in the Wildwood City Fire Dept.  Congratulations to Captain Direzno and best wishes for a continued successful career. MORE PHOTOS

Wildwood City Fire Department Announces Improved ISO Classification Rating
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The Insurance Services Office (ISO) – Public Protection Classification (PPC) for the city of Wildwood improved from a Class 4 to a Class 3 rating, which becomes effective July 1. ISO collects information on municipal fire protection efforts throughout the United States. The communities' PPC rating is evaluated based on emergency communications systems; fire departments; water supply; and community risk reduction efforts. ISO analyzes the above noted data and then assigned a PPC classification from 1 – 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire protection while a Class 10 indicates the fire suppression system does not meet the ISO's minimum criteria. The city of Wildwood is one of only 2,891 communities achieving this rating out of over 47,000 jurisdictions evaluated across the country. Insurance companies use PPC information to establish appropriate fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties. By securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that improve their firefighting services. “With the help of the Commissioners of the city of Wildwood, who clearly have put forward their concerns for the safety and welfare of our residents and visitors, we have been able to improve our rating,” said Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Speigel. “We continue to improve our operations, staff assignments, training and equipment, all in an effort to provide the very best public safety protection to our community,” said Commissioner Tony Leonetti. “The men and women of our fire department work very hard for our community and their commitment continues to show through programs such as this.”

C Platoon Makes Quick Work of Poplar Ave. Apartment Fire
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On Sunday April 19, 2015  the Wildwood City Fire Department responded to 107 West Poplar Avenue for a reported dwelling fire at 10:31 PM. While enroute the box was filled due to police officers on scene reporting fire in a wall of an occupied building. Engine 38, under the command of Captain James Grauel along with NWFD Engine 2 arrived and began evacuating the building and extinguishing the fire. Firefighters found fire in a rear wall and second floor deck area. The fire was quickly extinguished with minimal damage to the building. Fire units operated on scene for about an hour. There were no reported injuries. Additional fire units from Wildwood City FD were on scene and assisted in extinguishment and also covering the city. The fire was investigated by the City of Wildwood Fire Department as was determined to be accidental (discarded smoking material). Damage is estimated at  $ 2,500. Fire damage was minimal due to the quick response of firefighters allowing the occupants to also return to their apartments. MORE PHOTOS

Engine Co. 38 and Rescue Co. 3 on Wildwood Crest All Hands Fire
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On Sunday April 12th at 17:54 as shift change was occuring the Wildwood Crest FD was dispatched to 103 E. Syracuse Ave. for a reported structure fire.  WCFD F-401 arrived on scene and reported a working fire with multiple exposure problems.  F-400 Chief Harwood requested the All Hands bringing Engine Co. 38 (C Platoon) and Rescue Co. 3.  Engine 38 arrived second due and stretched a 1-3/4" hoseline through the front door of the dwelling while WCFD was beginning extinguishment of several sheds on the D Side rear of the dwelling.  Engine Co. 38 quickly opened up and prevented further fire extension into the dwelling minimizing damage to the interior of the dwelling.  The fire damaged several sheds, fences, brush, in addition to the damage to the dwelling.  Engine Co. 37 and Tower 51 covered WCFD Station 4 during the incident.  Wildwood City FD units operated on scene for about 1 hour before taking up. MORE PHOTOS

Congratulations to Cape May City Firefighter Harry Godfrey
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The officers and members of Wildwood City FMBA Local # 50 would like to extend our congratulations to Firefighter Harry Godfrey who was sworn in as a career firefighter in the Cape May City Fire Department on April 1st.  Harry is a former part-time firefighter in Wildwood City and his father, Jim, is a retired Captain.  Congrats Harry and best wishes for a prosperous career.

Maple Ave. Dwelling Fire for A Platoon
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The Wildwood City Fire Department responded to 232 West Maple Avenue for a reported dwelling fire at 3:58 a.m. March 31. Engine 38 and NWFD Engine 2 arrived, confirmed a working fire and requested a general alarm. Chief Christopher D'Amico arrived on scene and assumed command. Firefighters found fire in the crawl space in the rear of the dwelling. The stubborn fire was extinguished after approximately one hour. The building was occupied at the time of the fire and the occupants from the second floor were able to safely evacuate after their smoke detectors sounded. Fire units operated on scene for about two hours. There were no reported injuries. Additional fire units from Wildwood City FD were on scene assisting in extinguishment and also covered the city.   The fire was investigated by the Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office and the City of Wildwood Fire Department, and was determined to be accidental (electrical). Damage is estimated at $15,000. MORE PHOTOS

2nd Alarm North Wildwood Dwelling
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On St. Patrick's Day Engine Co. 38 was dispatched on the North Wildwood Box Alarm to 1205 Ocean Ave. for the reported structure fire.  Dispatch advised that PD was on scene confirming a working fire.  NWFD F-200 arrived and reported heavy smoke showing from the attic area and requested a 2nd alarm which brought Rescue Co. 3, Engine Co. 37, and Tower 51 from Wildwood City.  Engine Co. 38 arrived on scene 2nd due and secured a water supply for Engine 2.  Engine 2 and Engine 38 stretched a line to the second floor.  Heavy fire conditions were found in the attic area.  The fire was quickly knocked down with the aggressive Engine work of Engine 38 and Engine 2.  Wildwood City FD units operated on the scene for about 1 hour before taking up. MORE PHOTOS
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D Platoon Makes Quick Work of Pacific Ave. Apartment Fire
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On March 10th at 15:03 Engine Co. 38 and Engine Co. 2 were dispatched to 5309 Pacific Ave. for the smell of smoke.  Engine Co. 38 (D Platoon) under the command of Capt. Sacco arrived within 2 minutes of the call.  Initially there was noting showing from the 2 story occupied multiple dwelling.  A quick investigation found a heavy smoke condition in a first floor apartment.  Entry was made and fire was located in the kitchen.  The fire was quickly extinguished minmizing damage to the property.

Arctic Ave. Dwelling for C Platoon
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The Wildwood City Fire Department responded to 3814 Arctic Avenue for a reported dwelling fire around 8:45 a.m. March 9 .  Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Speigel arrived, confirmed a working fire and requested a general alarm. Fire units operating on scene were Engine 38 and Engine 2 from North Wildwood FD. Firefighters found fire in the attic area where the HVAC unit for the dwelling was located. The fire was quickly extinguished with minimal damage. The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire, although SJ Gas Company was on scene, along with a representative for the owner. They were apparently on scene starting the heating unit when the fire occurred. Fire units operated on scene for about 45 minutes. There were no reported injuries. Additional fire units from Wildwood remained in quarters covering the city.

The fire was investigated by the Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office and the City of Wildwood Fire Department, as was determined to be accidental. Damage is estimated at $3,000.

Engine Company 38 and Engine 2 from North Wildwood also responded the same afternoon at about 13:40 hours to a heater fire at 533 W. Andrews Ave.  Units arrived with smoke showing and found fire burning in a heating unit.  The fire was quickly extinguished minimizing damage to the property.
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