2015 Fire Prevention Campaign

2015 Annual Open House

This year Fire Prevention Week is October 4- 10 and the theme is “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm”. Station 28 will be holding our annual Open House on Saturday October 17th 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 2015



(Somerset, NJ) – On Friday, July 31 2015 at approximately 21:40 hours, Kyle Scheuerman left the Millstone Valley Fire Department on a motorcycle.  After not returning within a few minutes, several members began a local search for him until the early morning hours of August 1, 2015.  As the search resumed in the later morning of the 1st, we received notification that a single motorcyclist was found down on Millstone River Rd.  This motorcyclist was later identified as missing firefighter Kyle Scheuerman.

Our department would like to express our sincere gratitude for all those that have reached out to us and the Scheuerman family during this difficult time.  As we prepare to remember Kyle, we’re providing the service details below for all those who would like to join us.  I have also identified several areas that we could use some assistance.  If anyone can provide assistance in these areas, or require more information, please contact me.

Viewing – Thursday August 6, 2015 from 16:00 to 20:00 @ Gleason Funeral Home 1360 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873 with Fire Department service at 19:45

Funeral Services – Friday August 7, 2015 10:00 @ St. Joseph’s Parish Center 34 Yorktown Road Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Committal Services – Immediately following funeral services @ Franklin Memorial Park 1800 State Route 27, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Repast – Immediately following committal services @ St. Joseph’s Parish Center 34 Yorktown Road Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Fire Department Assistance needed;

Our department will be posting guard during the entire viewing times.  Help is needed at any time during those hours.  Each guard will be a 15 minute detail.

The family has requested a Fire Department procession from the church to the memorial park.  Please advise if your department will participate and how many apparatus you expect to attend.

Our department will begin preparation of our apparatus and station for the funeral services on Tuesday 8/4 at 1900hrs any assistance with the tasks would be greatly appreciated.

I’m looking for companies to standby in our station on Thursday and Friday, times are TBD.


Press Release Kyle Scheuerman

Annual Village-wide Yard Sale

East Millstone Yard Sale 2015

Get your unwanted items ready as the Millstone Valley Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring their annual Village Yard Sale.  The 2 day event will take place on June 6th and June 7th 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.  If you did not receive a flyer or need more copies, please feel free to print this flyer out or pick them up at the Post Office or Sunrise Creek Deli.

Ranger and Brush into Hopewell Township for Land Search

Early in the afternoon of Monday April 20th, Ranger 28 was requested into Hopewell Township, Mercer County, to assist with an ongoing land and water search for a missing person.  Brush/Ranger 28, Van 28 and Car 282 responded along with other Somerset County resources from Flagtown Fire (Station36) and Rocky Hill FAS (53 Rescue).  The Somerset County crews were placed in staging and formed a Task Force of off road rescue vehicles.  Crews stood by to provide RIC type resources for the crews working in the field.  All Somerset County resources were released by approximately 5:30pm and returned to service.  On a side note, the lost person was located by the Mercer County Officials later that evening.


Weekend Duty Crews do Fire Safety Education in Colonial Park

Over the weekend of April 17th – April 19th, the duty crews covering District 1 took advantage of the very nice weather getting out into Colonial Park to provide fire safety education and interact with the families enjoying the park.  Firefighters opened up Squad 28 for a tour and answered questions on the equipment and what firefighters do.  The crew also had some of the every popular fire hats on hand and also handed out fire safety literature.  Look for the squad and the firefighters in the future in the park for fire safety education.

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Ranger 28 requested on Tow Path to Assist PD and EMS

On Monday April 13th, Franklin Police requested Ranger 28 onto the D&R Canal Tow Path to assist EMS with transporting a victim of a serious medical emergency.  Crews from Millstone Valley placed Ranger 28 into service south on the tow path from Amwell Road along with Brush 28 heading to the Blackwells Mills Road entrance for additional manpower.  Crews arrived and provided assistance to Franklin Police, BLS and ALS in treating the victim.  Our thoughts and sympathy to the family of the victim.

Additional information can be found in this link http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2015/04/man_dies_while_exercising_on_blackwells_mills_trai.html#incart_river

Unique Request to Assist Franklin Police

On the evening of Sunday April 5th, Millstone Valley was dispatched at the request of Franklin PD ESU to the Colonial Park Leash Free Dog Park to assist with tools to remove a dog whose paw was confined to the seat track of a car.  Air 28 responded with a crew of four along with both Chiefs and found a dog with his paw had slid into the rear seat track of a SUV type vehicle.  The owners and ESU officer had tried several techniques to remove the paw, however, it was a bit wider than the opening of the track.  The crew utilizing the manual pump Holmatro tool was able to provide enough spread of the track to where the dog could remove his paw.  The crew then helped the owner check the dog for injuries which were minimal as the dog was interested in thanking those who helped him by going to each member and giving them “kisses”.  The dog owner and the large crowd who had gathered as the nice weather on that Sunday made the dog park a popular attraction thanked all who came to the rescue.

Easter Flower Sale & Egg Hunt

Stop in on April 2nd  from 2pm – 7pm, April 3rd from 8am until 6pm or April 4th from 9am until 1pm for our Annual East Flower Sale.  We will have an assortment of flowers ranging in price from $5 to $30.

Then join us for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th at Noon.  There will be separate groups based on age, so don’t hesitate to bring both the little and big kids.

Easter Flowers 2015