Recent Calls
Thu. Jun 12th 2014
The Belmar Fire Department was dispatched to reported structure fire in a high rise. The fire was quickly extinguished by crews.
Wed. Jun 11th 2014
The Belmar Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire on 12th av.
Fri. Apr 25th 2014
Belmar Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire on 11th Av. While responding police confirmed a working fire. Engine 375 arrived and stretched 2 line and quickly went into operation...
Sun. Mar 30th 2014
Belmar Fire Department was dispatched at approximately 8:25 AM to a reported fire in the area of 8th Av & A St. While responding units were updated of a confirmed vehicle fire in the rear of a pro...
Tue. Jan 21st 2014
Belmar Fire Department was dispatched to Oakwood Rd for a reported Oven Fire in a residence.
News Headlines
Fri. Sep 21st 2018
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 ...
Tue. Nov 15th 2016
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...
Thu. Aug 25th 2016
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'...
Mon. Dec 21st 2015
Congratulations to Firefighter Brandon Murray on successfully passing Firefighter 1 training at Monmouth County Fire Academy.
Sun. Jan 25th 2015
LOCAL FORECAST JANUARY 25TH - 4:00 PMBLIZZARD WARNING for Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New York City and the NJ counties in northeast NJ that border NYC. WINTER STORM WARNING for remainder of NJUpd...
Goodwill Hose Company Sends Prayers and Thoughts to Avon Fire Dept
Thu. Apr 17th 2014

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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