The Lanoka Harbor Volunteer Fire Company #1 was established in 1941. We are currently located at the intersection of Route 9 & Warren Ave. in Lanoka Harbor. The fire company is an all volunteer organization and receive no payment for services rendered to the residents of the Township of Lacey. Even though the department is funded by the Township of Lacey, we rely heavily on donations from the residents. The department also has a banquet hall that it rents out for a minimal fee. At this time, L.H.F.D. has approximetly 45 members on the rolls, all of which are active. We are always acepting application from individuals, male or female, that wish to possibly join our department.
The response area of L.H.F.D. is from the Berkley Twp. border, south to Naulitus Blvd (north side). Our southern boundry from Nautilus Blvd. is almost a straight line to the rear of the Mill Pond Elem. School on Western Blvd. Just because those are our boundries, it doesn’t mean that we can’t leave them. You might see us responding south of Nautilus Blvd into Forked River to provide “mutual aid” to the Forked River Fire Dept., Sta. 60 or north of the Cedar Creek to assist Bayville Fire Dept., Sta. 17. L.H.F.D. will go to any area that requests our assistance!
Currently, the L.H.F.D. is dispatched by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Dept., Communications Dept. You can hear us dispatched on a frequency of 508.1875 from a conventional scanner. The O.C.S.D. handles all of our requests for additional departments whether it be another fire department, Ocean County Fire Marshall’s Office, Medevac helicopters or any of the utility companies. In other words, the O.C.S.D. is our life line when we are operating on a scene. Even though we are dispatched by the county, we still work closely with the Lacey Twp. Police Dept.
The Lanoka Harbor Fire Department is also home to the Lacey Twp. Underwater Rescue & Recovery Team. The L.T.U.R.R. team is its own, seperate orginization. Although the team is partly made up of firefighter’s & housed at the L.H.F.D., we are not the same orginization. L.H.F.D does however provide assistance to the team.
The Lanoka Harbor Fire Dept. currently has a Fire Prevention program for all ages. Annualy, we go to various pre-schools and elementary schools to talk to the children about fire safety and prevention. Also, in October, we hold an “open house” at our building for families to come and collect literature on fire safety and prevention! At the “open house”, we allow the families to come and operate fire hoses, participate in extinguishing controlled fires with fire extinguishers and participate in the “Fire Safety House”. This is a night to be enjoyed for the entire family, and on top of it all, it’s all free!!!!
If you wish to tour the fire house at any other time besides the “open house”, just simply stop by the house any Monday or Thursday between 6:30pm and 8:30pm or contact us at any time. Any of the firefighter’s would be more than happy to show you around.