About Holmdel Fire and Rescue Company # 2
The Holmdel Fire and Rescue Company # 2 provides fire protection and rescue services to the residents of the 18.1 square miles of Holmdel Township as well as surrounding communities. Station 18-2 (also known as station 2 or HFRC#2) is an all-volunteer, non-profit fire company that provides excellent service to area residents. Founded in 2006, our fire department is one of the newest and most progressive departments in the state. Our headquarters is located at 11 Centerville Road (North Station) with our substation located at 20 Crawfords Corner Road (Central Station). From these buildings our staff of over 45 firefighters is ready to respond to any emergency. The members of the Holmdel Fire and Rescue Company # 2 are dedicated to saving lives, protecting property, and improving the quality of life for our residents and visitors, by providing rapid and reliable services when needed. Our company provides 24-hour response to fires, vehicle extrication,medical support requests, and technical rescue incidents in and around the township.
Our Mission Statement
The Holmdel Fire Rescue Company #2 will endeavor to provide superior fire and rescue services for the Township of Holmdel, its residents and property. We will, without hesitation, perform those duties diligently, professionally and to the best of our abilities. We will work together, and in conjunction with the other emergency services both within Holmdel Township and in surrounding municipalities, while promoting and fostering brotherhood and a positive public image.
The Holmdel Fire and Rescue Company # 2 operates two engines, a brush truck, and a tower ladder to protect the residents and property of Holmdel from the devastating effects of fire. Our firefighters are all state certified and have attended one of the area fire academies for training. HFRC#2 firefighters respond in a rapid and safe manner with victim and citizen safety as our top priority.
In addition to being trained firefighters, most of our members are also skilled motor vehicle extrication technicians. Our fire apparatus carry hydraulic, pneumatic, and hand tools to aid in the removal of trapped victims following a severe vehicle collision.
HFRC#2 provides assistance to the Holmdel First Aid Squad at major incidents and when requested. Our vehicles are all equipped with fully stocked medical bags and automated external defibrillators. Several of our members are EMTs and certified EMS First Responders, trained to immediately determine a patient’s condition and begin lifesaving medical care. This care may include oxygen administration, bleeding control, or even CPR.
HFRC#2 has the equipment and training to respond to confined space and hazardous materials calls. We are trained in a variety of rescue techniques as well as chemical spill and decontamination procedures. We also work closely with the township’s Office of Emergency Management in all aspects of disaster preparedness and emergency response to large incidents.