Local fire departments conduct mutual aid drill at the Osprey


MANASQUAN — The Manasquan Fire Department conducted a mutual aid drill at the Osprey on Ocean Avenue last Thursday, Oct. 8.

The drill included the borough’s mutual aid partners from the Brielle, Sea Girt, South Wall, Glendola, Spring Lake and Point Pleasant Beach fire departments as well as the Manasquan First Aid Squad and county Fire Coordinator.

For the simulation, the Osprey was filled with theatrical smoke while firefighters were scattered throughout the building acting as victims.


“Upon arrival firefighters secured a water source, laid out 2/12″ hose lines, placed ladders in strategic positions, secured utilities and search teams, searched and found the 4 victims turning them over to first aid,” according to ex-fire chief Paul Samuel.

Mr. Samuel also thanked Osprey owners, Dave and Dianne Marcks, for allowing the departments to use the building for the drill.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with the fire department is encouraged to visit Manasquan Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, 33 Abe Voorhees Drive, or Manasquan Engine Company No. 2, 111 Parker Ave., on any Thursday at 7 p.m.

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