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Seabrook Community Recognizes Tinton Falls First Responders' Professionalism, Dedication and Compassion With Gift

March 18, 2015

TINTON FALLS, NJ – The Borough of Tinton Falls has an approximate population of 20,000 residents with nearly eight-percent living at the Seabrook retirement community on Essex Rd. Seabrook is well aware of its large population, including nearly 1,000 employees.

Thankfully, the borough recognizes this as well- especially its police, fire and EMS first responders who have been providing emergency assistance to the community for the past 17 years.

The Seabrook community thanked these dedicated heroes by welcoming Mayor Gerald M. Turning, Borough Council President Gary Baldwin, who also resides at Seabrook, and members of the Tinton Falls police, fire and EMS departments. Equal checks were given to each response agency totaling $10,000.

The money was donated by residents and will be earmarked by each department in their ongoing effort to provide emergency response throughout the borough.

The idea to raise funds for Tinton Falls was brought to the Seabrook community by resident Judy Tier earlier this year. Mrs. Tier said that it is incumbent upon residents to support first responders in any way possible since they are so important to the community.

Mayor Turning said, "We are extremely honored and thankful to receive this gift from the great residents of Seabrook who have been such an integral part of our borough for the last 17 years. In addition to our dedicated police officers and EMS responders, we are extremely fortunate to have devoted firefighting volunteers who protect the wellbeing of all our residents. This generous gift will be put to good use as all emergency personnel continue to meet the needs of our community."

"Seabrook and Tinton Falls have historically had a wonderful relationship," said Council President Baldwin. "Our seniors here have continually donated their time and talent supporting children in the schools through mentoring, tutoring and by providing employment opportunities for students who work in our restaurants. I am extremely fortunate to be part of the Tinton Falls Borough Council and to call myself a Seabrook resident."

"All the Tinton Falls first responders are critical to the welfare of the residents here at Seabrook," said Resident Advisory Council President Bob Gamble. "This donation is our way of thanking the borough's police, fire, EMS and emergency management employees who work tirelessly to support not only the needs of residents, but our staff and the entire population of Tinton Falls."

The Borough of Tinton Falls has 41 police officers and commanders, 40 volunteer firefighters and 24 EMS responders, all of which cover the nearly 16 square miles that make up the town.

In addition to the donated checks, large "Thank You" cards were signed by residents and presented to each individual emergency responder unit.

About Seabrook:  Seabrook is one of 18 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 98 acre campus is located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and is home to more than 1,400 residents. Seabrook is the perfect greater Monmouth and Ocean County retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure. 

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Photo Caption:

From left to right onstage are; Seabrook resident Judy Tier; Tinton Falls Director of Emergency Management John Mack; Tinton Falls Borough Council President Gary Baldwin; Fire/Emergency Management Responder David Boehning; Emergency Responder Cary Costa; Seabrook Resident Advisory Council President Bob Gamble; Tinton Falls Police Lieutenant Scott Trocchia; Tinton Falls Police Officer James Sapia; Tinton Falls Police Captain David Scrivanic; Tinton Falls Police Officer Michael DeLucia and Tinton Falls Police Chief John Scrivanic

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