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.
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