AVALON, STONE HARBOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS TEAM UP

Members of the Avalon Volunteer Fire Department went to Stone Harbor on Thursday, September 23rd to show members of that community the advanced life saving equipment and training that can save lives, especially during a water rescue.

“We welcomed the opportunity to meet with our peers in Stone Harbor to showcase Avalon’s rescue equipment and share the latest water rescue training techniques”, said Avalon Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ed Dean.  “Everyone in the public safety community shares information and training all of the time to serve our communities better, and this was an excellent way to help our friends in Stone Harbor”.

More than a dozen volunteers from the Avalon Fire Department went to the Stone Harbor Fire Department on Thursday, September 23rd.  Avalon firemen brought a rescue wave runner to the discussion in Stone Harbor; Avalon currently has two rescue wave runners, along with two fireboats.  The wave runners and fireboats can be used in the event of a boat fire or a boating accident.  They can also be deployed to help fight a structure fire next to the bay, inlet, or ocean.  The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department has developed a comprehensive water rescue program to serve the community, and serves as a model for other beach communities in the State of New Jersey.

The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department provided the Stone Harbor Fire Department with a demonstration on how the wave runner can be effectively used during a water rescue.  Avalon firemen participated in a training exercise on the 95th Street beach in Stone Harbor to provide an example of how the rescue wave runners can be deployed.

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