Members of MPFD, as well as Madison Park First Aid, and Old Bridge Auxiliary PD, attended and escorted the children of Madison Park and their parents in the yearly Halloween parade.
Oct 24 2015
Oct 17 2015
Today the Madison Park Fire Company and District 4 fire prevention bureau participated in Home Depot’s annual safety day. We would like to thank our crews for the day Chief Kyle Martin, Fire Marshal Frank Giacolone , Assistant Chief Ken McLaughlin, Captain Thomas Alfrey , Lieutenant Robert Conklin , Fire Inspector Jim Craig and Firefighters David Kerchner, Keith Scheetz, Michael Graves , Joseph Dinkelacker, Charley Haggerty for all their hard work to make today a success.
We would also like to thank all the other departments who were present including South River Fire Department, Division of Forestry, Cheesequake Fire Prevention and everyone else who was present.
This is just one of the many pictures sent to us today from the visitors to the event.
Oct 03 2015
Jul 23 2015
Approximately 1700 Hours on July 22, 2015, Madison Park Fire Company was dispatched to assist the township of North Brunswick on a major ware house fire that was burning since 0200 hours and had surpassed a fifth alarm. Engine 407 responded to the call with Assistant Chief Ken McLaughlin, Captain Thomas Alfrey, Firefighter Mike Greaves and Firefighter Joseph Dinkelacker. Other members of the fire company remained in the Madison Park area to staff engine 409 in the event of another call.
The Crew of Engine 407 worked through out the night at a tanker fill site ensuring that water was supplied to the various aerial firefighting apparatus and the Neptune High Flow water delivery system. Around 0200 Hours the crew was reassigned to assist the New Brunswick Fire Department with a 2nd alarm house fire
Assistant Chief McLaughlin and Firefighter Dinkelacker entered the structure and assist crews from New Brunswick and several other area agencies in extinguishing the fire.
Engine 407 finally returned to Madison Park at around 0600 hours on July 23rd.
The crews who attended this fire and those who remained in district did a great job.
Jul 16 2015
On the morning of Friday July 16, 2015 Ladder 408 was picked up to be delivered to its new owners.
Ladder 408 was traded in as part of a purchase of a 2015 Spartan Rescue Engine that should be arriving to Madison Park around September.
Ladder 408 has served the district well and will be missed by the firefighters and residents of the district.
Madison Park is using a temporary pumper (designated 409) provided by the company who purchased the ladder until the new pumper arrives.
Jul 04 2015
On Saturday July 4, 2015 Madison Park Fire Company participated in Milltown’s annual 4th of July parade. Assistant Chief Ken McLaughlin drove Car 420 and Ladder 408 was staffed by Captain Tom Alfrey, Firefighter Mike Greaves, Probationary Firefighter Charley Haggerty and Junior Firefighter Rebecca Alfrey.
As always we wish everyone a Happy and Safe Fourth of July.
May 03 2015
On May 3, 2015 the members of Madison Park Volunteer Fire Company provided support the Jimmy Moran Memorial motorcycle run, which began at the Middlesex County fire academy, and ran through multiple towns. Engine 407 and Assistant Chief 420 set up on Bordentown Avenue to assist with the remembrance of South Amboy Firefighter Jimmy Moran, an avid motorcycle enthusiast and dedicated family man who was lost to cancer too soon. They ride to commemorate his love of riding and love of life. Rest easy brother.
Apr 22 2015
On April 21, 2015 Madison Park Fire Company was dispatched to a kitchen fire on Princeton Rd. Chief 400, Assistant Chief 420, Engine 407 and Ladder 408 responded to the call. All occupants evacuated safely and the fire as extinguished with minimal damage to the structure.
As always a great job was done by all responding members.
Apr 15 2015
On Monday, April 13, 2015, MPFD was dispatched into South Amboy for mutual aid for a structure fire, Ladder 408 was requested to cover South Amboy FD Independents station with Laurence Harbor FD Engine 104. Shortly after that, Engine 407 was requested for the County’s request for an LDH strike team, with MPFD as the staging area. Engine 407, South Old Bridge Engine 311, Spotswood Engine 71-4 and Laurence Harbor Engine 105 were sent from our station into South Amboy for the assignment to assist the multiple other departments already on scene. Engine 407s crew provided suppression assistance throughout the afternoon and late into the Evening. Ladder 408 and LHFD Engine 104 responded to one activated fire alarm (false alarm) while covering the remainder of South Amboy during the incident. After most of the companies on scene were released, 408 was moved up to the scene with Engine 104 to replace the crews that had been there all day to continue flowing water into the structure to extinguish remaining hot spots. All Madison Park units were released and back at the station by midnight. A great job was done by all departments on scene. MPFD is always ready and willing to answer another Depts call for assistance and this call is a great reminder on how well all departments work together to acheive the objective and most importantly, everyone went home.
Check out the Photos page for more photos of the event.
Feb 22 2015
On Saturday February 21, 2015 the Madison Park Fire Company held a open house and annual installation dinner for the incoming and outgoing line and executive Officers. We would like to mention the following members who were recognized during the dinner.
Treasurer Al Check
Chief John Dragotta
Assistant Chief John Watkins
Captain Al Check
1st Lieutenant Ken Mclaughlin
Years of Service
Matthew Pelc – 5 Years
Jay Lublang – 5 Years
Frank Giacolone – 20 Years *
Tom Mann – 25 Years
Jordan Solicoswitz – 45 Years
Tim White – 45 Years
* Receiving Life Membership
1st Place – David Kerchner
2nd Place – Michael Greaves
3rd Place – Anthony Guarnera
Charley Haggerty – Outstanding service as a Junior Firefighter.
President Frank Giacolone
Vice President Mike Greaves
Treasurer Robert Conklin
Correspondence Secretary Naureen Diamond
Recording Secretary Jay Lublang
Chief Kyle Martin
Asst. Chief Ken McLaughlin
Captain Tom Alfrey
1st Lieutenant Robert Conklin
2nd Lieutenant Dan Garrity
A Special Thank you to those who helped with the ceremonies
Senator Sam Thompson
Councilman Reggie Butler
Invocation – Deacon Donald Zampella Saint Bernadette’s Church
Honor Guard – Old Bridge High School US Air Force JROTC
Bag Piper – Friendly Sons of Shillelagh
Awards – Firehouse specialties and Raritan Printing and Banner
Food Culinary – Classics Catering
DJ – Mike Bartlinski
Floral Arrangements – Jackie’s Florist
Invitations – Copy Shop
All Fire companies and First aid squads in attendance
Check the Photos page for more pictures of the dinner.