BELMAR, NJ - Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty and Council members approved continuation of free beach access for Belmar Fire and First Aid Volunteers and included all Monmouth County Fire and First Aid volunteers for Summer 2012. 

Mayor Doherty said, “Belmar has a long history of volunteerism which is exemplified by the service to the community by members of the Belmar Fire Department and First Aid Squad.  Our Fire and First Aid volunteers keep us safe and come to the rescue 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  They respond to our homes, businesses, beach and houses of worship when called, no matter what time of the night or day - and all for no pay!   I want them and their families to enjoy themselves and take a break without having to pay for beach access.

It is important to recognize the enormity of the heroism of these volunteers and we want them to know that we support them, they are in our hearts, and we are extremely grateful for the sacrifices they make each and every day.

On behalf of all the families of Belmar, we wish to honor and recognize our volunteers by continuing our program that grants free beach access and this year we are including all of the Fire Department and First Aid Squad volunteers in Monmouth County.

This is a great promotion for our beach to families throughout Monmouth County.”

For those who qualify, simply show the gate attendant a valid municipal government identification card from the municipality where they volunteer.