Early in the afternoon of Monday April 20th, Ranger 28 was requested into Hopewell Township, Mercer County, to assist with an ongoing land and water search for a missing person. Brush/Ranger 28, Van 28 and Car 282 responded along with other Somerset County resources from Flagtown Fire (Station36) and Rocky Hill FAS (53 Rescue). The Somerset County crews were placed in staging and formed a Task Force of off road rescue vehicles. Crews stood by to provide RIC type resources for the crews working in the field. All Somerset County resources were released by approximately 5:30pm and returned to service. On a side note, the lost person was located by the Mercer County Officials later that evening.
Over the weekend of April 17th – April 19th, the duty crews covering District 1 took advantage of the very nice weather getting out into Colonial Park to provide fire safety education and interact with the families enjoying the park. Firefighters opened up Squad 28 for a tour and answered questions on the equipment and what firefighters do. The crew also had some of the every popular fire hats on hand and also handed out fire safety literature. Look for the squad and the firefighters in the future in the park for fire safety education.
On Monday April 13th, Franklin Police requested Ranger 28 onto the D&R Canal Tow Path to assist EMS with transporting a victim of a serious medical emergency. Crews from Millstone Valley placed Ranger 28 into service south on the tow path from Amwell Road along with Brush 28 heading to the Blackwells Mills Road entrance for additional manpower. Crews arrived and provided assistance to Franklin Police, BLS and ALS in treating the victim. Our thoughts and sympathy to the family of the victim.
Additional information can be found in this link http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2015/04/man_dies_while_exercising_on_blackwells_mills_trai.html#incart_river
On the evening of Sunday April 5th, Millstone Valley was dispatched at the request of Franklin PD ESU to the Colonial Park Leash Free Dog Park to assist with tools to remove a dog whose paw was confined to the seat track of a car. Air 28 responded with a crew of four along with both Chiefs and found a dog with his paw had slid into the rear seat track of a SUV type vehicle. The owners and ESU officer had tried several techniques to remove the paw, however, it was a bit wider than the opening of the track. The crew utilizing the manual pump Holmatro tool was able to provide enough spread of the track to where the dog could remove his paw. The crew then helped the owner check the dog for injuries which were minimal as the dog was interested in thanking those who helped him by going to each member and giving them “kisses”. The dog owner and the large crowd who had gathered as the nice weather on that Sunday made the dog park a popular attraction thanked all who came to the rescue.
We regret to announce the passing of Ex-Chief, Joseph McCarthy.
Full obituary can be found here Joseph McCarthy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mr. McCarthy’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 – See more at: http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/trenton/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-mccarthy&pid=174638933&#sthash.f2OWkM9M.dpuf
Stop in on April 2nd from 2pm – 7pm, April 3rd from 8am until 6pm or April 4th from 9am until 1pm for our Annual East Flower Sale. We will have an assortment of flowers ranging in price from $5 to $30.
Then join us for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th at Noon. There will be separate groups based on age, so don’t hesitate to bring both the little and big kids.
Join us on Friday April 3rd for our Fish Fry Buffet. We will have several types of fish, soup, baked Mac & Cheese, vegetables, and chicken nuggets for the kids. We will also have a few specialty items, but they may go fast, so get here early.
Prices are; $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $6 for kids, Under 5 are Free
It’s that time of year again. Now that many of us have clocks that automatically change with Daylight Savings Time it is extremely important to not forget about changing your detector batteries. Even if your detectors are hard wired, there is still a battery inside as a backup just in case we lose power. You must change your batteries at least annually, and if your detectors are not hard wired, at least semi-annually.
Also don’t forget to check your dates, smoke detectors are good for 10 years and Carbon Monoxide detectors are good for 5 years. There should be a date sticker on the back, don’t go by when you purchased it or bought your home. If you need assistance in changing your batteries please call the firehouse, NOT 911. We will be happy to assist you in checking your alarms, replacing your batteries, or answering any questions you may have.
Note: We are 100% volunteer so please leave a message and someone will get back you. If you have an emergency call 911.
Firehouse Phone # 732-873-3800