WALL TOWNSHIP — The South Wall Fire Rescue Company presented a scholarship to Wall Highschool Graduate Jackson Adams at their firehouse on Monday.
It was the first-ever scholarship that South Wall Fire Rescue gifted, according to Donald Witkowski, a fireman in the South Wall Company.
“We wanted to further give back to the community for which we serve and promote further education beyond High School,” said Mr. Witkowski.
South Wall Fire Rescue Company, District 3 currently operates two firehouses, housing two engines, one truck, one heavy rescue and multiple special services units, including a boat and a special operations trailer.
Covering a 13 square mile area, their state-certified firefighters provide fire suppression as well as land and water rescues whenever necessary.
South Wall Fire Rescue was established in 1946 and is the 3rd fire district within the Township of Wall. Other companies include district 1 West Belmar Fire Co. to the East and district 2 Glendola Fire Co. to the North.
In addition to serving Wall Township, their firefighters provide mutual aid to surrounding towns, including Sea Girt, Manasquan, Brielle, Howell and Point Pleasant.
Shared services and Mutual aid agreements between neighboring towns ensure that residents are supported by the manpower and equipment necessary in the event of an emergency.
Additionally, South Wall Fire Rescue is frequently called into action as a Rapid Intervention Team [RIT] to rescue a downed firefighter should the need arise.
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