It was a hot start to July in Toms River. In the first week of the month, starting on June 30th the volunteers of the Toms River Township Fire Department answered 64 calls for service despite soaring temperatures across the township.
During that time period the fire department has responded 3 motor vehicle accidents requiring extrication, 2 structure fires and 2 vehicle fires, 2 Water Incidents, multiple fire and carbon dioxide alarms along with numerous other calls for service within the township.
With the heat index from 90 to over 100° range, the volunteers worked hard to serve the public.
“Many of these calls happened at the same time,” said Sam Seaman, ” Apparatus was sent in several directions to answer the calls.”