|Sun. Aug 28th 2011|
Volunteers began staffing the fire station at 9:00 PM Saturday night as the first bands of rain started falling from Hurricane Irene. It wasn't long after that they received their first call, and calls would continue until 6 PM Sunday evening.
In all, the Fire Company would respond to a record number of 37 incidents during that time frame, reporting no injuries from either civilians or members. Calls included several basement smoke conditions, a hazardous materials response, live wires and trees down across roads, and pump details throughout the Township. The firehouse also acted as a temporary shelter for residents in need.
It's important to note the community's excellent level of preparedness before the storm. Considering this was the most significant weather event to hit the area in over ten years, things could have turned out quite differently.
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