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Bass River Fire Fighters Memorial - Bass River Twp., NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 37.269 W 074° 26.364
18S E 548116 N 4385860
Quick Description: This is a very comprehensive and detailed memorial just off to the side of E. Greenbush Road. The Bass River Memorial honors wildland firefighters who died on different incidents. Take your time, read the various plaques and stay awhile.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2008 11:12:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM575W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 18

Long Description:
"The memorial was originally dedicated in 1976 to commemorate the 40th anniversary loss of 5 firefighters (two State Fire Wardens and three Civilian Conservation Corps fire fighters) who were burned over in 1936 while fighting a forest fire near the Town of Warren Grove.

"On July 22, 1977, four volunteer firefighters from the Eagleswood Fire Company were killed when their engine was burned over on a fire several miles from this memorial, and in 1982 a plaque was added for them. Another memorial stone was placed in front of the Forest Office.


The waymark for that particular memorial in front of the Forest Office can be found here --> CLICK

Some of my information came from this site --> CLICK

There is also a photo gallery as well --> CLICK

One of the plaques read

"Dedicated By
Department of
Environmental Protection,
Division of Parks
& Forestry,
Bureau of Parks,
In Memoriam

Volunteer Fire Fighters
Died In The Performance of Duty
May 25, 1936

Another plaque reads

"Dedicated by the
New Jersey
Forest Fire Service
In Memoriam
Who, On July 22, 1977,
Gave Their Lives In The
Performance Of Their Duties
As Members of the
Eagleswood Fire Company No. 1
November, 1982

The third and final plaque reads

"Dedicated by
Company 225
C.C.C. Camp S 55
New Gretna, NJ
In Memoriam
Died In The Performance Of Duty
May, 25, 1936

Dearest Friends Now Gone Forever,
Off From Earthly Care And Strife;
Leave Us As A Gift Those Virtues,
Which Have Beautified Thy Life.
Gave Your All To Save The Forest,
Building A Most Noble Plan;
God Reward Your Brav'ry Fellows,
For You Acted Like A Man.
We Shall Always Love Your Mem'ry,
Stanley, John And Ed We Miss You --
Fellows, Here's A Last Goodbye.

By F. William Bates


There is also a large information Kiosk in the parking lot which explains the entire history of the '36 fire.

Memorial Website: [Web Link]

Physical address:
East Greenbush Road
Bass River, NJ USA

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