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.
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.
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.
Once again the Millstone Valley Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring the Village Yard Sale. The 2 day event will take place on June 7th and June 8th Rain or Shine. We encourage you to register early at the discounted fee of $10 ($20 the day of).
See flyer for more information and registration form.
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.
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.
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.
Then join us for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th at Noon. There will be separate groups based on age, so don’t hesitate to bring both the little and big kids.
Update: We are making our final preparations for April 5th and we still need your help. Please respond if you will be attending, and if you have any media that you would like to share please contact us so we can incorporate them. We really look forward to spending a day of celebration with everyone that James has touched.
We will celebrating James’ life on April 5th. The services will start at 2pm at the United Methodist Church on Elm St in East Millstone. Immediately following the services, we will reconvene at Millstone Valley Fire Department for Food, Drinks, and Memories. All are welcome, but in an attempt to prepare for the day, we ask that you RSVP through this page to better provide us a head count. Please pass this information along to whoever may enjoy this day of celebration and remembrance.
Please help us make our 20th Annual Tricky Tray a success by joining us on April 6th. The doors open at 1:30 pm with an admission fee of only $4. We will provide free coffee and desserts, and there will be plenty of other raffles and door prizes throughout the day. For more information please contact 908-229-9437.