Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

NJ State Fire Convention

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • NJ State Fire Convention

    Who's going down to Wildwood this weekend? Weather Forecast looks good...(so far) Just would like to say Goodluck to all the competing departments who are going to be in the parade.Everyone look for South Amboy Fire Dept down there 2002's State Champions!!!
    Andrew
    Firefighter/EMT
    New Jersey

  • #2
    There's a competition? A parade? Damn, I thought that was just the traffic out of town.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

    Comment


    • #3
      Gee, do you think they will vote on the IAFC Resolution to ban alcohol in fire houses?
      PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

      Comment


      • #4
        Actually George, something similar was talked about briefly at my County caucus(sp?). Of course, it was over a few beers.
        "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

        Comment


        • #5
          The New Jersey State Firemen's Convention. Wildwood Convention Center.

          Who better, for many years, than FF's to violate the occupancy rating of a structure...by cramming something like 11,000 delegates into a hall rated for 8,000. My figures may be off...but all of you who have been there in the past, will verify it.

          I found it outrageous. I no longer attend.
          Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
          Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

          *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
          On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

          Comment


          • #6
            NJ, come back. New convention hall opened last year. Our attendance no longer fills the building close to capacity, there are even empty seats left. Very nice building, well setup, lots of room and conveniences.

            And yes, sitting in the old one (which is currently a pile of rubble as it was demolished in last week or so) on Saturday morning was absolutely horrible.
            "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

            Comment


            • #7
              Not only was it horrible...we were breaking the law! Year after year after year....and everyone knew it. Of course, the Wildwood code officials wouldn't dare put an end to it...and risk losing all that money being spent.

              Maybe next year.
              Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
              Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

              *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
              On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

              Comment


              • #8
                See you all there, I'll be at the Task Force display Friday AM then in for the meeting.....This being my first, I still have no idea what's going to be brought up at least they could give a brief on that some you could get some backgroud info so you can make an informed vote.
                Peace to our fallen brothers...

                9/11/01 NYC WTC

                7/4/02 Gloucester City, NJ

                -=IACOJ=- The proof is in the crust

                ......Work hard, play hard, and always have fun along the way......

                Comment


                • #9
                  Bowman, I'll look for you. You should have had a County caucus meeting recently, which goes over almost everything that will be brought up at the meetings themselves. Plus you can expect someone from southern Ocean county bringing up discussion from the floor about a second fireman's home.
                  "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bones42
                    Bowman, I'll look for you. You should have had a County caucus meeting recently, which goes over almost everything that will be brought up at the meetings themselves. Plus you can expect someone from southern Ocean county bringing up discussion from the floor about a second fireman's home.
                    1. In reality, you could count on one hand the number of useful issues that have been handled at that convention in the past 20 years.

                    2. As a Boonton native, I have to ask, why in the world do we need another Firemen's Home? The one we have is gorgeous and well run. It is built on about a skillion acres that could easily be expanded. Plus it is protected by the finest FD in the State of NJ.
                    PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Well it was a real interesting time in Wildwood, Spent 1 1/2 hours standing in the rain Friday at the southern most part of the displays, Then in to the convention hall for good time watching beach balls being bounced around in the stands to the Gov. being boo'ed. We now have a new President after a long and drawn out count and re-count and re-re-count Joe Paolo is now the President winning by a count of 53 votes
                      Peace to our fallen brothers...

                      9/11/01 NYC WTC

                      7/4/02 Gloucester City, NJ

                      -=IACOJ=- The proof is in the crust

                      ......Work hard, play hard, and always have fun along the way......

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        SOUTH AMBOY WINS AGAIN

                        Well it was an enjoyable weekend...even though it rained thursday & friday ,saturday definatley made up for it. Parade was awesome, the tents had nice variety of things to buy and the apparatus displays had some amazing trucks to look at. But the best of all was the convention center when we won best Overall for the Parade and when my truck won 1st place for best appearing Platform.....So for those who were there....what did ya think of South Amboy FD??? Just curious on how other people view our department.
                        Andrew
                        Firefighter/EMT
                        New Jersey

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: SOUTH AMBOY WINS AGAIN

                          Originally posted by Engine58
                          Well it was an enjoyable weekend...even though it rained thursday & friday ,saturday definatley made up for it. Parade was awesome, the tents had nice variety of things to buy and the apparatus displays had some amazing trucks to look at. But the best of all was the convention center when we won best Overall for the Parade and when my truck won 1st place for best appearing Platform.....So for those who were there....what did ya think of South Amboy FD??? Just curious on how other people view our department.
                          I'd be a whole lot more impressed if you were bragging about your fire suppression capability.

                          BTW, somebody tell me more about McGreevey getting booed. I love it.
                          PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Or even better a rundown of your Fire Prevention programs.
                            IACOJ

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Re: SOUTH AMBOY WINS AGAIN

                              Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI


                              BTW, somebody tell me more about McGreevey getting booed. I love it.
                              Well, he was boo'ed as he walked in not alot, then he spoke for 10 minutes (people were getting bored real fast) then as he walked the boo'ing started again, but on his way out he stopped for a few photo op's, man did this **** people off cause they wouldn't re-start the meet until after he left the boo'ing got so load it was unreal
                              Peace to our fallen brothers...

                              9/11/01 NYC WTC

                              7/4/02 Gloucester City, NJ

                              -=IACOJ=- The proof is in the crust

                              ......Work hard, play hard, and always have fun along the way......

                              Comment

                              300x600 Ad Unit (In-View)

                              Collapse

                              Upper 300x250

                              Collapse

                              Taboola

                              Collapse

                              Leader

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X