Early one recent Sunday morning, more than 75 local volunteer firefighters from the Middletown Township Fire Department (MTFD), along with several other fire departments in Monmouth County, participated in a large-scale training exercise to practice the deployment of “pipelines” at the New Jersey National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt. The purpose of the drill is to simulate a situation in which the firefighters need to create a pipeline from a local water source to stop a fire.
According to Monmouth County Pipeline 7’s Coordinator and Middletown Township Fire Department Ex-Chief Doug Corbet, the drill was a resounding success. He said, “It is pretty much physically impossible to establish a pipeline over that distance any quicker.” MTFD Chief Tony Citarella echoed his sentiments.
Thank you to all the volunteers for their efforts!