Members of the Oldwick Fire Company extinguish fire in corn silo north of Oldwick.
Oldwick fire and other countywide officials are researching what the benefits, use cases, and other operational needs / requirements of starting a drone program. In April, our membership approved and created a drone exploratory committee. We are currently applying for grants/funding and putting together, SOG (standard operating guidelines) use cases based on NFPA 2400 and FAA Part 107 regulations. We welcome interested individuals to help build this program.
Recently, drone lead coordinator Steve Timko attend a UAS skill training class at the Millstone Valley Fire Department. We learned how drones can help find missing victims, preplanning, enhance safety, among delivery supplies to folks in distress. Our team is planning to attend additional sessions to be hosted by Homeland Security in utilizing drones for disaster management and more.
James W Conner, a long term member of the Oldwick Fire Company and past chief passed away last Saturday. Services will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in the Coughlin Funeral Home, 15 Academy Street, Califon, NJ 07830. Calling hours will be from 1-3 PM with a service immediately following.
On June 17, 2019, members of Lebanon Boro Fire Company, Pottersville Fire Company, Whitehouse Rescue and the Oldwick Fire Company held a friendly competition via the newly erected barrel. Teams practice hose handling and water operations by aiming the hose stream at the red suspended barrel. The team that pushes the barrel to the opposing side wins. All firefighters received a good workout and a cool down on a hot day. The barrel is located just south of the fire house on Route 523.
Please join us for another warm evening around the bonfire in the field next to the Oldwick Fire Company on January 19, 2019. After enjoying your tree during the holidays, we are collecting Christmas trees in the field behind the firehouse up until January 19th. The drop off location will be marked with traffic cones. Festivies will begin at 6 pm and of course there will be cookies and hot chocolate for all. Drive by the firehouse and you will see a big pile of trees!
On behalf of the entire membership of the Oldwick Fire Company, thank you Tewksbury for your support. We hope that all who were able to make it, took a break from the cold winter and had a good time. While the books haven’t closed, we did turn a profit, which will be used for equipment repair, maintenance and replacement as well as operational expenses. Many thanks to our tireless committee.