Please come out and support the Middlesex County Fire Prevention and Protection Association at Bahama Breeze this Wednesday night, April 17th from 5pm-10pm. Please print the flyer and present it to your server so that 25% of your check will be donated by Bahama Breeze back to the Middlesex County Fire Prevention and Protection Association for your community.
Thursday evening, January 24th, 2019, the Board of Fire Commissioners of Woodbridge Fire District #1 continued the progress within their department. Under Chief Charles Kenny, with the board's support, the Woodbridge Fire Department has expanded the officer ranks to include a Deputy Fire Chief. This new position along with the promotions of Battalion Chiefs and Captains continues to advance the department. During the special meeting held at the Woodbridge Fire Department, they also welcomed to the department two new career firefighters in an effort to maintain manpower and staffing levels to enhance resident safety. The members of Local 290 would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Fire Commissioners and Chief Charles Kenny for their continued dedication to the safety and well being of the residents and fire department staff. Congratulations to the following personnel:
Come out and help raise funds for a great cause!!Please come out on February 24, 2018 to help raise money and awareness for the MDA. Our annual event raises more than one thousand dollars each year. Help continue this successful fund raiser!
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Woodbridge Bowling Center
The Board of Fire Commissioners of Woodbridge Township Fire District 1 promoted two Lieutenants to the rank of Captain and two Firefighters to the rank of Lieutenant. The members of Local 290 would like to recognize Captain Michael Balog, Captain Robert Minkler Jr., Lieutenant Stephen Weber and Lieutenant David Hines. Congratulations and good luck to all!
The Board of Fire Commissioners of Woodbridge Fire District 1 made history on Friday, May 12, 2017. Charles Kenny, a veteran of the Woodbridge Fire Department for more than thirty years, rose through the ranks and has been provisionally promoted to the rank of Chief of the Department. This promotion makes Provisional Chief Charles Kenny the first Career Fire Chief in Woodbridge Township. The membership of Local 290 applaud the decision by this Board. Congratulations Chief Kenny!
The members of Local 290 would like to extend our appreciation to R.S. Marble and Granite of Port Reading for their generous donation of granite for the island and countertops for the newly renovated kitchen at Port Reading Fire Station 2. The members of Local 290 worked together to renovate the kitchen by removing old outdated appliances and installing commercial cookware that was donated by Buckeye Pipeline in Port Reading. The end result is a fully functioning kitchen that will serve the members for years to come.
Autism Awareness month concluded with members and supporters of Local 290 attending the annual POAC (Parents Of Autistic Children) Walk in Sewaren today. There we were able to sell some of our remaining t-shirts to promote awareness and to raise money for POAC. This we raised more than $2,000 for the group. The members are proud to have shown our support and we are glad to see the funds go to a worthy cause. Keep up the great work POAC!!!
The members of Local 290 will be sporting these shirts all throughout April to boost Awareness of Autism in our communities. These shirts are also available for sale to the general public. If interested, please contact Bob Paul via phone or email. His information is on the image. All proceeds will go to support the Parents Of Autistic Children (POAC). POAC has played a vital role in the community training teachers, first responders, administrators, paraprofessionals and most importantly, the parents themselves. For more information on POAC or how to get involved, click here.
The 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts have arrived. T-Shirts are available for sale to anyone interested in purchasing one for $15. Sizes range from adult small to adult extra large. Please email us with your name, telephone number and size. We will call you as soon as possible. All proceeds go towards breast cancer research. Get your's soon and show your support. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is only 10 days away.
With Tropical Storm Hermine on the horizon, the members of IAFF Local 290 ask that you take a moment to review some safety tips.
Tips for Preparing Your Home
Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe.
Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to prevent water damage to your property.
Reduce property damage by retrofitting to secure and reinforce the roof, windows and doors, including the garage doors.
Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet.
What to do 18-36 Hours Before the Storm
Bookmark your city or county website for quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks); and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on the building.
What to do 6 Hours Before the Storm
If you’re not in an area that is recommended for evacuation, plan to stay at home or where you are and let friends and family know where you are.
Close storm shutters, and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you.
Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to be able to check the food temperature when the power is restored.
Charge your cell phone now so you will have a full battery in case you lose power.
Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
For more information on preparing for severe weather, please visit ready.gov