Thursday, January 10, 2013
Price includes trade-in value of two older trucks
The Eatontown Council approved a resolution awarding a $834,537 bid for a new fire truck for the Eatontown Fire Department during its Tuesday night meeting. The price for the truck includes the trade-in value of two older trucks that were valued at $1,000 and $10,000. The fire department is trading in its 1989 Pierce pumper truck and its 1985 Pierce pumper truck to help offset the cost of the new truck. The council wanted to wait to award the bid until it found out what the trade-in value of the two trucks was in addition to the cost of the Quint Type Fire Truck by Pierce Manufacturing Inc. Borough Administrator George Jackson has said a requirement for Pierce is to accept two of the borough's older fire trucks as trade-ins. Jackson said …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Lone bid for fire truck came $834,537
The Eatontown Council is going to wait for more information before awarding the lone bid it received to purchase a new fire truck for the Eatontown Fire Department. The council did not pass a resolution during its meeting earlier this week that would have paid Pierce Manufacturing Inc. $834,537 for a Quint Type Fire Truck. Borough Administrator George Jackson said a requirement for Pierce is to accept two of the borough's older fire trucks as trade-ins. Jackson said that while Pierce did accept the trade-in of the two trucks, that they did not tell the borough how much money was taken off the total price of the new fire truck after the trade-ins were figured into the $834,537 the borough is paying. "The council want the cost broken down, …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Truck will replace two older apparatuses
The Eatontown Council has passed an $807,500 bond ordinance for the purchase fo a new fire truck for the Eatontown Fire Department. The total price of the truck, which will replace two of the department's older apparatuses, is $850,000. Every councilmember with the exception of Councilman Dennis Connelly, vote to pass the ordinance. Councilman Connelly said he was "not in favor of the purchase" and thought the truck's $850,000 price tag was too expensive. He said he supported replacing one of the older trucks with the a new one priced closer to $500,000. The new truck will be a quintuple combination pumper or quint-style apparatus that doubles as an engine and ladder truck. Eatontown Fire Department Second Assistant Chief William Mego …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Council will draft bond ordinance to pay for truck
The Eatontown Fire Department appears to finally be getting what it has been asking for in the form of a new fire truck that will replace two older apparatuses. The Eatontown Council gave the fire department its support during last night's council meeting and said it would draft a bond ordinance to purchase an $850,000 fire truck. "The decision has to be about the safety of our firefighters and residents," Mayor Gerald Tarantolo said. "If that is starting to be impacted, then we have to make the right moves." Eatontown Fire Department Second Assistant Chief William Mego said two of the department's three fire engines are 23 and 27-years-old and need to be replaced. He said the suggested shelf life of a fire engine is 20 years before it …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Department is selling 911 reflective address signs
The Eatontown Fire Department wants to help makes residents' home addresses more visible to emergency responders and has begun selling reflective signs to help highlight them. "With the reflective street address signs, Emergency Services will be able to quickly locate your residence or business when those seconds count," a flyer from the department states. "The signs can be seen from a long distance especially at night and during inclement weather." Eatontown Fire Department Assistant Chief Joe Miller said "three-fourths of the homes in town do not have a visible address." The signs have a white background measuring 5 inches high by 14 inches long with 4 inch blue reflective numbers. They can be one sided for house mounting or two sided …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Some scores can only be settled with Blazin' hot sauce.
There are the finest. There are the bravest. And there are the elite, those fine and brave public servants able to consume massive quanities of hot wings in about five minutes. That's the kind of people we have here in Eatontown, folks. Last week Eatontown's fire and police departments gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings to settle a score It was five police officers versus five fire and first aiders. "It was real close," said Bill Marsh of the Eatontown Fire Department, who's team fell short of the winning time of 5 minutes, 31 seconds. In the end, though, there were no losers. Delicious wings were eaten and the crew raised some money for the fire department. No indigestion was reported. Add your own photos and comments from the event.
Monday, January 2, 2012
The borough held a swearing in ceremony for fire and first aid officers and capped it off with a celebration at the firehouse next door.
Eatontown's emergency services volunteer members held a swearing-in ceremony on New Year's Day and followed it up with a celebration with friends and neighbors next door at the firehouse. The annual event was held in the borough's council room following the reorganization meeting for Eatontown officials. 2012 Officers for Eatontown Fire Department are: The First Aid Squad swore-in Capt. Gary Strasser and 1st Lt. Anthony Pusateri, Jr. for their one-year term. The ceremony was kept in order by Municipal Clerk Karen Siano, who was assisted by Councilwoman Jennifer Piazza who is the council's liason to the borough's emergency services groups.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The softball team beat Port-au-Peck 5-4 on Sunday, Aug. 21.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Eatontown Fire Department softball team took the league championship on Aug. 21 as they wrapped up a best-of-three series against Port-au-Peck's team. The first game was played and won by Eatontown on Sunday, Aug.7 at Oceanport's Black Berry Park, according to Eatontown fire member Bill Marsh. Game two was scheduled for the following Sunday, Aug. 14 at 80-Acres park in Eatontown but was rained out. The game was rescheduled for this Aug. 21. Eatontown Fire Department beat Port au-Peck with a score of 5-4 in a close game to win the series and the league championship.