Lieutenant Dan Opizzi, Firefighter Mark Jenkins, and Firefighter David McCorkle were recognized for a CPR Save they were part of on March 30, 2015.
Thank you for your hard work and service to the community!
MLFD Participates in NJ Task Force Training
In the event of a terrorist attack, major man-made disaster, or major natural disaster in the State of New Jersey, the NJ-TF1 (task force) provides assistance. It is comprised of 220 plus active members from Fire, Police, EMS and various civilian occupations. Each year this task force demonstrates its abilities during a specialized drill.
The NJ-TF1 Urban Search and Rescue Red Team 2015 Drill, was an operations based drill designed to establish a learning environment for players to exercise emergency response plans, policies, and procedures as they pertain to structural collapse rescue. One of our firefighters, Mark Jenkins was able to participate in this two day advanced training event which was being assessed by FEMA.
Currently the Mount Laurel Fire Department (MLFD) has two members assigned to the team who have demonstrated their commitment to professional development and mentorship in bringing back knowledge, skills and abilities acquired as members of the NJTF-1 team and passing those traits onto the MLFD’s personnel. The other member assigned to the team is Captain Christopher Santone. MLFD is also an participating agency to the Burlington County Technical Rescue Taskforce, http://websites.firecompanies.com/eveshamfire/files/2014/05/BCTRTF-Presentation-PPT-2014.pdf.
We thank all of our members for their personal and professional commitment to these teams and for enhancing the emergency services that we are able to deliver to our community.
2015 Child Safety Seat Inspections
According to officials, nationally, about 75 percent of the child safety seats are installed incorrectly prior to the intervention of a trained child safety seat technician.
The dates, times and locations of these FREE Safety Seat Checks can be found below:
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tip
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a gas. It has no odor. CO gas is poisonous. It can make a person feel sick and can be deadly. In the home, heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.
Click on the link below for additional Carbon Monoxide safety information.
September 11, 2001 Memorial Fund Drive
IAFF Local 4408 in cooperation with the Mount Laurel Fire Department is taking donations to create a memorial to remember those lost on September 11, 2001. The focal point of the memorial will be a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center, generously donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. We are asking for your monetary support to create a fitting memorial that will last for years to come. You can use the PayPal button below for your donation or visit our website at www.iaff4408.com.
Thank you in advance for your support.