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 1 Engine (Squad 28), 1 Special Service (Air 28), 1 Brush Truck (Brush 28) and 1 6×6 Polaris Ranger (Ranger 28). In 2013 we responded to 590 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.
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.
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.
Friends and family, we will be gathering at the East Millstone Methodist Church (Elm St, East Millstone) for a celebration of James’ life. Services will be held at 2pm on April 5th, 2014. After the services, all are welcome to join us at our firehouse (Millstone Valley Fire Department) for food, drinks, laughs and reminiscing.
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Ex-Chief and Life Member James Fair. In addition to his service with the Millstone Valley Fire Department James served his community as a Fire District #1 Commissioner, and Captain of the East Millstone First Aid Squad. James was a cornerstone of the East Millstone community devoting his life to helping others, mentoring the town’s youth and strong leadership to his emergency services peers.
At this time the family will be holding services in Florida, where James lived. A memorial is being planned in East Millstone for the spring time to celebrate his life. As more information becomes available we will update this post.
Chief of Department – Stephen Stashek
Deputy Chief – Robert McDonnell
Captain – Dave Werensly
1st Lieutenant – JT Giorgianni
2nd Lieutenant – Chris Ziobro
President – Ray Heck
Vice President – Neil Gallo
Treasurer – Brian McCarthy
Secretary – Marianne Zelinack
Trustee – Tony Presutti
Trustee – Ryan Hunt
Trustee – Kevin Kraft
Trustee – Terry Warrelmann
Trustee – Jeff Santora
These are the Top 10 Responding Firefighters; also noted are our 2 fire police members Marianne Zelinack (128), and Wendy Heck (120).
1) Joseph Giorgianni (251)
2) Robert McDonnell (238)
3) Raymond Heck (218)
4) Stephen Stashek (211)
5) Christopher Ziobro (157)
6) Timothy Kormeluk (152)
7) Andrew Rodriguez (141)
8) Dave Werensly (136)
9) Kevin Kraft (111)
10) Neil Gallo (93)
And we have a Winner:
The drawing was completed tonight and the winning ticket is #413. The winner has been contacted. A huge thank you to everyone for your support.
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.
Once again the Millstone Valley Fire Department has talked with Santa and will be bringing him around town with a Fire Truck escort. Santa will also be at our station on Saturday 12/21 around 8pm for pictures and a small gift for all those good boys and girls. Santa has also asked us to help those in need by giving him canned food that will be donated to the Franklin Township Food Bank.
Hope to see you all on 12/20 in Wildflower Ridge around 6pm and 12/21 in East Millstone / Millstone Boro area at 6pm.
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.