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.
On Tuesday March 18th at 16:00, District #1 was alerted to a motor vehicle fire at 1815 Amwell Rd. Car 28 (Chief Stashek) arrived first to find a car in the driveway well involved, some small brush fires spreading, and a boat extremely close to the fire. Car 56 (Chief Panchery) arrived and was given command while Chief Stashek took operations.
Upon Engine 44-2′s arrival, the members of FM8 (Fire Prevention) pulled an 1 3/4″ bumper line and immediately stopped the fire from involving the boat. With the assistance of Engine 26-1′s crew, the remaining fire in the car and the small brush fires were extinguished.
Westbound traffic on Amwell Rd was diverted for approximately 30 minutes by Fire Police 44 while the crews operated.
UNITS ON SCENE: Engine 26-1, Car 28, Car 44, Engine 44-2, Fire Police 44, Car 56, FM8 C/D/F/G, FTPD
On Wednesday, March 12th at 14:36 District 1 companies were alerted to Mercury Street for reported smoke coming from the rear of a house. District 1 crews were clearing a commercial fire alarm call and responded immediately. Upon arrival Car 26 established command and upgraded the assignment to a structure fire in a detached garage on the property. Deputy 28 (McDonnell) took operations and with the FM8 members forced entry into the garage. Engine 261 crew contained the fire that was consuming the contents of the garage. Squad 28 arrived and supplied Engine 261 due to the lack of hydrants in the area. Squad 28 crew along with crews from Ladder 26, Engine 561 and Tender 44 completed overhaul. Scene was turned over to the fire marshals office (FM8) for investigation. Air 28 was on scene to provide air bottle filling and rehab of the members operating.
UNITS ON SCENE: Car 26, Engine 261, Ladder 26, Van 26, Car 282, Squad 28, Air 28, Car 44, Tender 44, Fire Police 44, Car 562, Engine 561, Air 27 (RIC), Engine 551, FM8C/D/F/G/H, RWJUH BLS, FTPD.
Photo Courtesy of MAC Mangino
Photo credit to Station 26
Join us on Friday March 21st for a 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, 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.
Firehouse Phone # 732-873-3800
Due to the weather we will not be setting up a tent this year. We will be selling the roses from inside the building. We will be there from 7am-7pm on Thursday and Friday, despite the snow! Please use extra caution if you must travel Thursday morning, but if you are out, stop in and get your Valentine something nice.
It’s that special time of year again, it’s time to show those special people in your life that you really care about them. Stop by the firehouse on Thursday or Friday 2/13 – 2/14 between 7am-7pm. We will have roses for $12 a dozen and other assorted candies and gifts for $2-$5. Get yours early, since we have been advised that quantities may be limited due to the weather.