On Sunday, November 25, the members of the Lebanon Fire Company, along with our partner companies in the North Hunterdon Fire Alliance had the opportunity to host a Parade for Declan.
Declan is a 2 year old Clinton Township resident who has been battling Acute Myloid Leukemia. The membership learned of Declan and in particular his love of fire trucks. Word went out in the fire community and on Sunday, 91 fire companies from around NJ and PA showed up in Lebanon with 159 fire trucks, ambulances and police cars to show Declan that he has the support of the entire fire fighting, EMS, and police communities.
The parade was accompanied by a toy drive for the Tomorrows Children’s Fund, located at Hackensack University Medical Center.
A crew from Lebanon Fire Company covered Squad 51 from 6pm on Saturday, November 24 to 6am, Sunday November 25. The evening started with a thorough truck equipment check to ensure response ready status for the equipment and crew. The crew then enjoyed a nice dinner before training, and finally responding to a total of 5 requests for service.
Squad 51 is a product of the North Hunterdon Fire Alliance whereby one of the member companies staffs a Squad truck each Saturday evening throughout the year. The crew is designated Squad 51 and responds to any alarm within the coverage areas for the North Hunterdon Fire Alliance member companies. The member companies of the NHFA are; Lebanon Fire (18), Annandale Hose Company (46), Clinton Fire (45), High Bridge Fire (14), and Quakertown Fire (91) .
The members of Lebanon Boro Fire capped off Fire Prevention Week by welcoming the community the station for Fire Prevention tips, fire truck rides, Snow cones, and an extrication demonstration.
Lebanon Fire Company is working with High Bridge, Clinton, Annandale, and Quakertown on a program to ensure proper weekend coverage this summer. The program started the weekend of July 4 and will continue through Labor Day weekend.