Goodwill Hose Company sends their hearfelt condolences to the Avon Fire Department on the loss of one of their own, William "Bill" Palmer. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Bills Family and the Avon Fire Department. R.I.P. Bill we will take it from here. Thank you for your dedicated service to the Brotherhood.
Below is the obituaray for our fallen brother:
William H. Palmer, 3rd
AGE: 68 • Avon-by-the-Sea
William H. Palmer 3rd of Avon passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Jersey Shore University Hospital. He was 68 years old. Mr. Palmer was born, raised and lived in Avon his entire life. A 1964 graduate of Asbury Park High School, he was a member of Local Union 400 IBEW for 35 years before retiring in 2002. Mr. Palmer was a dedicated member of the Avon-by-the Sea Fire Department serving from 1967 to the present. He was a life member, chief of the department in 1978 presiding over the Avon Inn fire, held a second term as chief in 1984, was the Financial Secretary for 23 years, President of the Relief Association for 26 years and member of the Exempt Association. He was also a member of the Avon First Aid Squad serving as Captain in 1972. Mr. Palmer was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being in the outdoors with his family. He freely gave his time and talent to neighbors, friends and family to help with construction projects. A life-long member of Avon United Methodist Church, he was a member of the Board of Trustees and helped maintain the church facilities.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth (Betsy) Palmer; his daughter, Kimberley Palmer Downs and her husband John; his daughter, Dawn Palmer Hector and her husband Bill; and three grandchildren, John (Jack) Downs, Jr., Erin Hector and Kylee Hector who lovingly called him "Pop-Pop."
The funeral service will take place on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 am at Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home, 2652 Highway 138, Wall, NJ 07719. Visitation will be held from 2 - 4pm and 6 - 8pm on Friday, April 18 with a Fireman's Service at 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bradley Food Pantry, 605 4th Ave., Bradley Beach, NJ 07720.
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It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Ex-Chief Robert V. Pringle. Robert joined Goodwill Hose Company in November of 1949 and was an active member for the past 69 years. During the 69 years Robert held many positions including President (1967) Chief (1960 through 1962) and Treasurer from 1973 to 1998, a position he held for 25 years. In 1999, Goodwill Hose Company honored him by renaming their fireman's hall after him. Robert truly...
The following members were recently voted in by the membership of the company and the department to serve as the line officers for both the Belmar Fire Department and Goodwill Hose Company. Department Chief :Tucker Brendle ( Hook and Ladder )1st Assistant Chief:Steve Hines ( Union Fire Co )2nd Assistant Chief:Brad Child ( Goodwill Hose Company )Captain:Jason Downing1st Lieutenant:Adam Sherman2nd Lieutenant:Tyler Pringle The Company wishes all the above Good Luck and best wishes f...
It is with Deep Regret and Sympathy with announce the passing of Lifetime Member, Lorraine T. Pringle, of the Goodwill Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary and family member to Goodwill Members; Ex-Chief's Robert Pringle, Glenn Pringle, and Sean Pringle ( current Captain) and to Active Members; Tyler Pringle & Adrianne Pringle . We, the members of Goodwill Hose Company, extend our prayers and condolences to the Pringle family.. Thank you for your years of service and dedication. RIP Lorraine T....
Congratulations to Firefighter Brandon Murray on successfully passing Firefighter 1 training at Monmouth County Fire Academy.
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Congratulations to the Belmar Fire Department & Goodwill Hose Company elected line officers for the year 2015.2015 Belmar Fire Department Officers Department Chief - George Burr 1st Assistant Chief - Brad Child 2nd Assistant Chief - Tucker Brendle 2015 Goodwill Hose Company Line Officers Captain - Sean Pringle 1st Lieutenant - Adam Sherman 2nd Lieutenant - Jason DowningHead Engineer Engine 375 - Ken Child Assistant Engineer Engine 375 - Cody Child...
The Belmar Fire Department held its annual service at the firefighter memorial located at 12th Av & Main St on May 24th, 2014 at 9:15 AM. Members met at the monument to honor our fellow fallen firefighters. Members of the public were welcomed as they joined us in paying respect to our fallen. Immediately following the fire department service wass the veterans service at monument row.
Belmar Fire Department members participated in a lecture held at Goodwill Hose Co. on May 27th led by Ex-Chief Casey Willms from the Spring Lake Heights Fire Company. The topic of the lecture was "Firefighting in the Modern Environment" . There was lengthy discussion that took place an the effects of modern construction and how fire is different today than of years ago.Lots of different strategies on how to attack were also discusses and shown to the members of the department...
Goodwill Hose Company sends their hearfelt condolences to the Avon Fire Department on the loss of one of their own, William "Bill" Palmer. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Bills Family and the Avon Fire Department. R.I.P. Bill we will take it from here. Thank you for your dedicated service to the Brotherhood. Below is the obituaray for our fallen brother: William H. Palmer, 3rd AGE: 68 • Avon-by-the-Sea William H. Palmer 3rd of Avon passed away on Wedn...
New Floors were recently installed in the Apparatus Bays of the firehouse. Keep checking back for continued progress of the firehouse renovations will be posted as they take place. Members have been putting alot of hard work into the project and the firehouse is looking great, as you can see from the photos.
Members attended the Step Up and Lead seminar at South Wall Firehouse on Monday, January 27 presented by Deputy Chief Viscuso. The class, presented by All Hands Fire Equipment and Training, hosted by South Wall, and discussed tips and different ways to lead in the fire service. The seminar was very inciteful and members felt like they learned a few things after hearing the lecture.
Firefighter Michael Cook completed his firefighter I classes and graduated on Tuessday night Janurary 14, 2014. Mike started in February going every Tuesday and Saturday for four months. After completeing a one year probation period,Mike will be eligible for full membership.
Congratulations to the newly elected 2014 Line officers and Chief . The 2014 Goodwill Officers will be Chief: Brad Child Captain; Sean Pringle 1st Lieutenant: Louis "JR" Theilen 2nd Lieutenant: Adam Sherman Engineer 375: Frank Neigel Asst Engineer 375: Sean Pringle Engineer 376: Ken Child Asst Engineer 376: Adam Sherman The new positions will be official on Jan 1, 2014
The link below will direct you to a website where you can listen to the Belmar Fire department live .... http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/15027
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President Eugene Cavanagh Jr.
Secretary Tim McGuire
Tresurer William Aker
Trustee Donald Heyniger
Trustee Tim McGuire
Trustee Anthony Nardone
Trustee Sean Pringle
Trustee Glenn Pringle
Chief Jason Downing
Captain Tyler Pringle
1st Lieutenant Sean Pringle
2nd Lieutenant Mario Gargiulo