Galloway Mayor Don Purdy said task forces from Atlantic and Cape May counties were alerted and asked to send one piece of aparatus per community, according to Shore News Today.
Galloway Fire Chief Tim McKenna said Galloway dispatched a pumper with about a half-dozen firefighters, according to Purdy and according to Shore News Today.
Atlantic County emergency crews responding to Ocean County are staging at the Galloway rest area on the Garden State Parkway, according to Shore News Today.
Galloway Ambulance Squad Chief Chuck Uhl, organizing a group to head north at the Atlantic City Service area on the Garden State Parkway around 10 p.m. said, “It’s real bad," according to Shore News Today.
“They’re asking for a strike team out of AtlanticCounty tonight,” Uhl said, according to Shore News Today. “We’re sending five ambulances. And they’re calling for the same from Burlington.”Crews from Atlantic County were on standby at Ocean County departments while firefighters continues to douse the flames.
State police, as well as Ocean County emergency management officials patrolled the blocks surrounding the boardwalk,which were blocked off with yellow police limes, fielding questions from curious onlookers as well as the numerous journalists who have descended upon Seaside Park this morning.
There were at least 20 television and radio vans on scene this morning.
Meanwhile, business owners took to Facebook and other social media to update fans of their businesses about their condition. From outside, it was obvious that some businesses, like Three Brothers Pizza, were gutter.
Press conferences are being held throughout the morning, including one scheduled with Gov. Chris Christie at 10:30 am.