Thursday, March 21, 2013
'It's about brothers helping brothers,' said representatives of Parsippany's Fire District 1 and the department serving Long Branch.
Superstorm Sandy did no favors for Parsippany. But if we are honest, we must note that the worst of the October mix of rain and gale force winds hit places such as the Jersey Shore. And one of the towns hit hardest was Long Branch. "Their fire department was practically wiped out," said Bryan Crawford, a fire captain for the Mt. Tabor Volunteer Fire Company Knowing that fellow firefighters were in need, Parsippany's District 1 found out that the Long Branch Fire Department was in need of fire hoses and a fan. The Tabor crew happened to have a cache of extra hoses and a fan it was no longer using. Asked why he and his colleagues were being so generous, Crawford, who is something of a fire department historian, referred to the past. "There …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sandy is keeping many away from event, but MTVFD volunteers offered visitors an inside look at its operations.
Firefighters from the Mt. Tabor Volunteer Fire Department, Parsippany's District 1, gave residents a firsthand look at their lifesaving work—plus lessons in fire safety—on Sunday at its Fire Prevention Month Open House. The annual event took place at the Tarn Road firehouse. Visitor turnout was low for the open house, which wasn't a surprise to MTVFD Fire Captain Bryan Crawford. "With the storm coming, a lot of people probably are out preparing or staying home," he told Patch. But those who did come out for the event were able to see the company's apparatus, including fire fighting tools and fire trucks. Some even braved a ride skyward on a ladder from a truck usually housed at the MTVFD's Powder Mill Road firehouse. "The ladder is 100 …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Mt. Tabor's volunteer firefighters are in the midst of their 28th annual Easter Plant Sale.
Patch held a special Office Hours Thursday afternoon at the Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Easter Plant Sale. We had a ball watching the firefighters show their skill with flowers and ribbons (with assists from Amy TK OF THE Ladies' Auxiliary and the editor's grandson). These are real men for the new millennium, and Parsippany and Mount Tabor are blessed to have them. You can pick up Easter flowers and plants at the firehouse at 909 Tabor Road and Tarn Drive through Sunday. The prices are excellent, and the proceeds of this 28th annual event go to keep this volunteer operation afloat.