MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Middletown Fire Department was dispatched to what could have been a devastating situation. A fire was reported with flames showing in a 2-story apartment complex at McGuires Grove Building 10 on Route 35.
The initial call was after 8pm. By approximately 8:30, the fast action by the department resulted in cancellation of additional services and a report that the fire was knocked down.
The Middletown Fire Department is considered one of the most professional in the area...and the largest. According to their website, the Middletown Township Fire Department is made up of eleven individual Fire Companies and together they:
- Serve & protect the Township’s 42 square miles, 12 zip codes, 19 miles of coastline, 68,000 residents, 21 schools & 1,100+ businesses (including Brookdale Community College & multiple day care & senior living facilities).
- Respond to an average of 1,250 emergency calls per year!
- In addition to Fire response, they answer the call for chemical/environmental hazards, trapped or injured persons in buildings, trenches, floods, trees, the ocean/bay/lakes & more.