2014 Annual Open House

This year Fire Prevention Week is October 5- 11 and the theme is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives. Station 28 will be holding our annual Open House on Saturday October 18th from 11am – 4pm. This event will focus on smoke alarms, but we will also have games and gifts for kids, food, and our members will be available to answer any other questions you may have.

Bring the entire family down for some fun and education, and don’t forget to visit our neighbors at the Canal Fest taking place on Market St.

Open House 2014

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Free Community CPR course

Millstone Valley Fire Department will be hosting a free community CPR/AED course on October 23rd starting at 7pm.  Seating will be limited to the first 20 registrants.  Upon completion of the course, students will receive a digital certification card and a digital book.

This course is not designed for healthcare workers.  If you require Professional level certification, please contact us here.

Register Here


Fire Rescue International 2014

Members of station 28 are attending Fire Rescue International in Dallas, TX.  Our members are participating in various levels of the Officer Development Program from Company Officer to Chief Officer.  The extended commitment these members have given of themselves, will allow them to better serve the residents and transients of Fire District #1.  These members have acknowledged that training never ends, and FRI provides some of the best continuing education available.

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Joint RIC Drill with Station 36

On Saturday morning, June 21st, stations 28 and 36 went to Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center for a joint RIC drill.  The crews from both companies completed exercises in hostile environment mask/regulator change outs and Pittsburgh drill prior to intermingling the crews for a larger scenario. All members worked extremely well together and made the day a huge success.  The companies provide RIC services for each other therefore a closer interaction between the members enhances safety for all.  A special thanks to the instructors as well, their guidance and scenarios made the training very challenging.  image ricdrill 62114image

MV Fire on Jacques Ln

20140610_223026 Just prior to 10:30pm on Tuesday evening, Station’s 28 and 44 were dispatched to a possible vehicle fire on Jacques Ln and Canal Rd.  Car 28 (Chief Stashek) arrived to find a vehicle in the road fully involved.  Squad 28 arrived and deployed the Front Bumper Foam Line and extinguished the fire.  Deputy 44 (Ubry) assumed operations with the crew from Engine 44-2 providing additional manpower.  Chief 44 (Cuddy)assisted Fire Police 44 with the road closure on South Middlebush Rd side, while Fire Police 28 closed the Canal Rd side.  Tanker 44 was also on scene as an additional water supply.


Spring ’14 Firefighter 1

On Sunday, June 1st, the spring class for Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy completed their Hands-on practicals.  The group endured over 150 hours of training in total and will be among the first in New Jersey to receive the Pro Board Certification, which is a nationally recognized certification. Among those achieving this certification are 3 of our own Station 28 members; Mat Russo, Kyle Scheuerman, and Chris Slomkowski.  Great job guys, and to all the graduates.Spring '14 Fire 1

Ranger 28 provided EMS Assistance

At 18:03 on Saturday, Ranger 28 was special requested to assist Kendall Park EMS with removing a patient with a leg injury from the wooded area  between Canal Rd & Mosher Rd.  EMS accessed the patient on foot who was in a creek bed approximately 300 yards into the woods.  Due to the recent flooding carrying the patient out of the woods would be difficult.  Ranger 28 accessed the victim who was already packaged by Kendall Park EMS and safely transported the victim out of the woods to a waiting ambulance.   All units cleared at 18:34 hours.



Amwell Rd MV Fire

At approximately 8:30am on Saturday, May 3rd, Millstone Valley (Station 28) and Elizabeth Avenue (Station 26) were dispatched for reported vehicle fire at Mettlers Road and Amwell Road.  After C282 marked up responding, FTPD advised that the car was fully involved.  D/C McDonnell (Car 282) arrived and established Amwell command.  Squad 28 arrived and stretched the front bumper 1.75″ line and began extinguishment.  Engine 261 arrived and was assigned to assist Squad 28 crew with opening up the engine and passenger compartments.  Crews worked together to complete extinguishment and overhaul.  All units cleared by 9:05am and scene turned over to FTPD to await wrecker and direct the heavy traffic in area due to Amwell being the only crossing of the Millstone River open after recent flooding.imageimage


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At 17:24 hours on Tuesday April 15th, District #1 responded to Madison Suites Hotel for a fully involved car fire. Car 442 arrives first establishing command. Engine 261 and Squad 28 arrived simultaneously, and deployed a front bumper foam line from Engine 261. No damage to any other vehicles or the building occurred, all units cleared in approximately 25 minutes.