We would like to welcome you all to the Official Millstone Valley FD Website. The Millstone Valley Fire Department has been proudly serving the Township of Franklin and the Borough of Millstone since 1929. We are a 100% Volunteer department that operates out of 1 Station housing 2 Engines (Engine 28 and Squad 28), 1 Special Service (Air 28), 1 Brush Truck (Brush 28) and 1 6×6 Polaris Ranger (Ranger 28). In 2012 we responded to 695 calls for assistance including fires, fire alarms, motor vehicle accidents and other service calls. We are always looking for new members so please see our Volunteer Info page for more information.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Prayers will be said 9 AM on Friday, December 13, 2013 at the funeral home followed by a 10 AM Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in East Millstone. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway.
It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of ladies auxiliary member Theresa Kwiatek and her husband Edward. The two were tragically killed when a fire damaged there home on the evening of December 5th. While we do not have anymore details to confirm, here is a link to the local news article. MyCentralJersey News Article
As we remember her dedication to the Millstone Valley Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, let us keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers. As more information becomes available we will do our best to update this article.
At 1:50 pm Fire District #1 was dispatched for smoke from the attic of a vacant house at 34 Ulysses Rd. Car 26 arrived first to find a heavy smoke condition throughout the entire structure and requested a 2nd alarm be transmitted. Engine 26-1 was first due and found a fire in the kitchen area and heavy smoke on the 2nd floor. The fire was extinguished with no further damage and no injuries reported. Mutual aid was provided by South Bound Brook, Bound Brook, East Franklin, Community, New Brunswick, Franklin Park, and Middlesex. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.
Join us on Saturday, December 7th @ 7pm for our annual town square tree lighting ceremony. We will sing a few songs, drink hot coco, and start the holiday season off with friends and neighbors.
And mark in your calendar December 21st, as we will be escorting Santa around town before he returns to the firehouse for pictures and small gifts.
At approximately 2:35 am, Hillsborough Fire District responded to a reported structure fire. Upon arrival command had heavy fire in the rear and requested a full first alarm assignment, which included Station 28′s RIC. Air 28 responded and requested Station 26 to supplement our crew. No injuries or other property damage was reported.
On Thursday November 21st, Fire District #1 was dispatched for a brush fire in the area of 13 Jensen Dr. Car 26 arrived within minutes and found an area of brush approximately 100′ X 200′ burning, apparently started when a lawn mower with a leaf blower attachment overturned down an embankment. The high winds at the time quickly spread the fire into some trees and an open field, in the direction of some homes located on Mettlers Lane. The fire was contained by District #1 companies with the assistance of New Jersey Forest Fire Service and South Bound Brook FD. No injuries or other property damage occurred.
We are currently running a raffle for an Apple iPad Air 32GB + WiFi. Tickets are only $10 each and can be purchased from any of our members or at our upcoming events. The drawing will be held after pictures with Santa on December 21st around 8pm at Station 28. All proceeds to go directly to Millstone Valley Fire Department, thank you all for your continued support.
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, like during Sandy. You must change your batteries at least annually, and if your detectors are not hard wired, at least semi-annually. Please don’t wait until the detector starts to beep at 3am, change the batteries now.
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.
732-873-3800 or fill out this form below
At approximately 03:15am on October 28th, Station 28 was requested in to Hillsborough Township as a RIC team for a working dwelling fire. A crew of 6 members responded on Air28 along with Deputy28 in Car282. Station 26 (Elizabeth Avenue VFC) was requested by Deputy 28 for additional RIC resources due to the structure involved being under renovation and a heavy fire load present. Station 28 crews established a RIC on the A side of the structure while Station 26 crews established a RIC on the C side and Deputy 28 managed the RIC operations. Crews operated as a Rapid Intervention Crew for approximately 3 hours and with out activation or incident.
In addition to the RIC duties, Air 28 provided scene lighting, bottle filling and basic responder rehab services.
All Hillsborough Fire Companies operated at the scene along with mutual aid tenders from Middlebush, Somerset , Griggstown, Montgomery (Belle Mead), and Neshanic due to lack of hydrants in the area.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the members of Station 28 continue to try and increase awareness for this important cause. Breast Cancer holds a special place in several of our members hearts as we have several survivors in our “family”.
During the month of October, our members will be wearing Pink firefighting hoods to show our support. This will be our 2nd year wearing the hoods, hopefully our visual appearance will raise the awareness for those that we encounter.