Welcome to Laurence Harbor Fire Department!
At our Installation Dinner 2015, we honored many Firefighters for their dedication and years of service to the Laurence Harbor Fire Department. In particular, we honored the following Firefighters, whose total years of service accumulated to more than 200 years! Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve!
Left to right: Gerorge Dimsey (50 y.o.s), Robert Eriksen Sr. (60 y.o.s), Wallace Jacobus Sr. (55 y.o.s), Fred Geores (55+ y.o.s)
Laurence Harbor Fire Company is an all volunteer company. We proudly provide a wide range of fire protection services to a beach community with an area encompassing approximately 3.1-square miles. We are of a diverse population, approximating 5,800 people.
We operate out of 2 stations, and protect a primarily residential area that is mixed with some commercial and industrial facilities. Included within our District are the following: Cooper Elementary School, Memorial elementary School, the MetroPark complex consisting of 2 multi-storied office buildings, a Senior Center, Parkview at Madison a 240-unit apartment complex, an ever growing townhouse development known as Bridge Pointe with over 300 units and Industrial Dr. with around a dozen Industrial Warehouses.
Our area of Fire-Rescue coverage includes: Laurence Harbor, Cliffwood Beach, Genoa, approximately a 4-mile stretch of the Garden State Parkway, (mile markers 123 to 119, north and south), part of Cheesequake State Park, the shoreline of Raritan Bay, (from the Morgan Bridge on the north to Whale Creek on the south), an approximate 2-mile length of New Jersey Transit railway and an approximate half-mile stretch of Cheesequake Creek.
We also are called upon to provide mutual aid to Cheesequake ( District #2 ), the towns of Morgan, South Amboy, Cliffwood, Matawan and any other that make the call. Our department is a quasi-governmental organization; the members of which, are on a volunteer status, and maintain a 24/7 vigilance. We maintain 3-Pumpers, 1-Light Rescue Pumper, 1-Medium Rescue Truck, 1-Brush Truck and 2-Marine Boats. We currently carry an ISO rating of 4.
Time is of the essence when fighting fires! Your Laurence Harbor Firefighters battle with slippery roads, hidden hydrants, and frozen hose lines. Please do your part to keep you and your neighbors safe by clearing hydrants of snow. A clear path on all four sides makes hydrants easier to locate and operate if the need arises.
Also, in snowy weather, please utilize off street parking whenever possible. This allows better access for emergency vehicles and allows the township to clear the roads more efficient. And please don't shovel snow into the street!