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Mark Mains started his fire service career, to follow in his father’s footsteps, in 1996 with the Millstone Township Fire Department located in Monmouth County. Marks passion for firefighting quickly grew as he rose to the position of Asst. Chief. In 2005 Mark decided to take the next step and became a career firefighter with the Millstone Township Fire District where he currently holds the position of the departments’ engineer. Mark offers a wide variety of skills and talents which include his mechanical background and knowledge of equipment. He holds certification in Foundation Brake  and Air Disc Brake training from Transaxle.  Mark is a certified in Hale Pump Maintenance and Operations and is Waterous Pump Certified. He is EVT certified and is working towards earning his master EVT certification.


Patrick Howell  is a graduate of  Lincoln Institute of Technology receiving a diesel mechanic certification and top honors in his class . Pat followed in his father and brothers footsteps and is an 19 year veteran with the Manchester Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 and had served as the companies Chief Officer for 4 years. Pat also formerly served as a per diem firefighter with the Millstone Township Fire District #1 for 2 years.  Patrick has received his Hale Centrifugal Fire Pump Maintenance and Repair Certification.


Paul Schear  is a graduate of the Universal Technical Institute receiving his diploma in Automotive Technology /Diesel and Industrial Technology. Paul also has certifications as a Chrysler C tech and numerous Ford certifications with  performance and diagnostics testing.


Billy Nicoll has been an active member in the Toms River Company service for 30 years, and is a past chief.  Growing up Billy worked and learned the automotive industry working hands on for his father who owned a automotive service center. Billy then went on to take over the family business which he ran for 10 years.  He brings 30 plus years working in the automotive service industry with vast diesel mechanic knowledge and skills in electrical work.


Brian Sutton Jr.

Antique truck Service – Service writer

has been around fire trucks all his life, growing up at the Enterprise Volunteer Fire Company. He has been a firefighter since the age of 16, and made captain by 20. It was only fitting that Brian would go on to work in the fire industry in which he grew up in.  Brian has 24 years of experience working on fire apparatus and diesel trucks. This has given him an extensive background with all aspects of service and maintenance. Brian trained through the Peterbilt factory.  The certifications he has achieved over the years are EVT certified, NJ State A/C and emissions certified , Cat, Bendix, Hale, and holds numerous other certifications. Brian Sutton has a reputation that precedes him throughout the fire industry, rest assured your apparatus is in good hands.