We would like to thank everyone for their financial support in 2021. Your support assisted us in various projects in our firehouse. We continue to need your support through 2022.
The Oceanport Hook & Ladder is the only fire company in town that owns and maintains our own firehouse. We rely on your support and fundraisers to cover the costs of maintenance, repairs and to fund capital projects for the upkeep of the firehouse. Over the past year, we have finished installing our new generator with an automatic transfer switch, seal coated our driveway and repaired our building’s sewer drainage lines and system. We also performed regular maintenance of the firehouse to include servicing our boiler system and restriping the lines on our apparatus floors. All of this could not have been done without your financial support.
Your local volunteer firefighters are here to answer your call for help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Oceanport Hook & Ladder is one of two volunteer fire companies in town serving our residents. Our company consists of over twenty-five firefighters operating three pieces of fire apparatus.
Your firefighters volunteered over 600-man hours responding to 174 incidents in 2021. This does not include the time spent training, in meetings, drilling or on standbys. We responded to motor vehicle accidents, structure fires (in town and mutual aid to out of town), rubbish fires, elevator and water rescues as well as other calls this year.
Our firefighters trained with the Monmouth County Fire Academy virtually and in person training. We participated in a burn building drill at the academy and used a forcible entry prop. We also conducted an acquired structure drill and drilled on our extrication tools commonly known as the “jaws of life”. We also completed the annual mandatory training that we are required to conduct yearly. Members also attended other training on their own time and provided fire prevention education to students at our borough schools.
We accept donations on our website via PayPal and Venmo, as well as written checks mailed in. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR ADDRESS WHEN DONATING ELECTRONICALLY. For more information on our company including to how to join, go to our website at www.ophl.org or call 732-542-6928.
Please continue to help us to provide local fire suppression services by local volunteers. We thank everyone for their continued support through all of our fundraisers.Donate Via Paypal/Credit Card Link (Please ensure to include your address)