Free Summer Concert Series: BStreetBand — July 18, 2015

Sea Isle City’s Free Summer Concert Series continued on July 18, 2015 when the BStreetBand, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, took to the Bandshell stage at Excursion Park.

The group played a variety of Springsteen hits to a near-capacity Excursion Park.

Tri-Resorts Lifeguard Races — July 13, 2015

The Beach Patrols of Sea Isle City, Wildwood, and Upper Township competed in the Tri-Resorts Lifeguard Races at the 44th Street Beach in Sea Isle City on July 13, 2014.

Sea Isle City won the event, with Wildwood placing 2nd and Upper Township 3rd.

 

NYPD Shootings Remind of Fire Service Christmas Tragedy

A memorial that was dedicated earlier this year for those killed in the West Webster shootings on Dec. 24, 2012. Photo by The Democrat & Chronicle.

A memorial that was dedicated in 2013 for those killed in the West Webster shootings on Dec. 24, 2012. Photo by The Democrat & Chronicle.

In recent weeks, the world has been mourning the assassination of two New York City police officers in an ambush attack while they sat in their car on duty. Police and fire departments across the country have been on high watch ever since, warning their members about potential threats they may face while performing their duties.

While many may see firefighters at less of a threat than Continue reading

Remembering Pearl Harbor’s Purple Heart Firefighters

Battleships burn after Japanese Air Raids on Pearl Harbor Naval Base. Photo courtesy Wikimedia/National Archives.

Battleships burn after Japanese Air Raids on Pearl Harbor Naval Base. Photo courtesy Wikimedia/National Archives.

On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor Naval Air Base in Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy, claiming the lives of over 2,400 military personnel and wounded over 1,200.

In addition to the military members killed, there were 48 civilians on the island that also perished on that fateful day. Three of those civilians were members of the Honolulu Fi Continue reading

Why Are We Going In?

Photo courtesy WikiMedia Commons

(Photo courtesy WikiMedia Commons)

With houses burning quicker and hotter than ever, and firefighter deaths remaining high, it’s time to step back and ask why we’re always going in. Continue reading

The Apparatus Crash Epidemic, and How We Can Prevent It

Crashes involving emergency, like this one in Huntington, WV, are becoming a common sight in the United States. (Photo by flickr user dfirecop)

Crashes involving emergency, like this one in Huntington, WV, are becoming a common sight in the United States. (Photo by flickr user dfirecop)

For those who frequently read or watch the news, it should come as no surprise that one of the most common instances of emergency services in the news include responding to incidents. However, more often than needed, the news is the emergency they’ve caused themselves during their response through an apparatus crash Continue reading

Recent PA Trooper shooting reminds of past firefighter attacks

An ambush in December, 2012 claimed the lives of two West Webster (NY) firefighters.

An ambush in December, 2012 claimed the lives of two West Webster (NY) firefighters.

With the recent ambush killing of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryon Dickson that also injured another officer topping newscasts across the region, the incident is eerily similar to an ambush that killed two firefighters in 2012. Continue reading