On Monday, September 18, 2017 Somerset Fire & Rescue and Elizabeth Avenue Fire were dispatched to a 2nd alarm structure fire in the Finderne section of Bridgewater Township. Rescue 56 and Ladder 26 responded as a Rapid Intervention Company. The crews remained on scene for approximately 90 minutes.
On September 8-10, 2017 members from Somerset Fire & Rescue, Elizabeth Avenue Fire, Community Fire/Rescue, Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention and Franklin Park Fire attended a 3 day course on structural collapse training hosted by Somerset Fire at the Somerset Firehouse. This 3-day class conducted by Safety and Survival Training LLC. This multi-day training covered the skills to certify the attendees to the awareness and operations level. All of the members from the different departments worked seamlessly to make this class an enormous success. We look forward to having S&ST LLC. back soon for future classes.
Update – September 11, 2017 – The chassis and body survived hurricane Irma. Thanks to the staff at EVI for keeping her safe!! Mid construction trip is scheduled for early November.
Update – August 24, 2017 – Cab and Chassis arrived safely in Florida.
Update August 6-8, 2017 – Final inspection at Seagrave. A few punch list items to be rectified, shipping to EVI in Florida next week.
Update July 26, 2017 – Cab and chassis mating to the frame rails is partially completed, should be complete this week.
Update July 18, 2017 Cab and Chassis final inspection scheduled for August 7,8. Body framing is complete see updated pictures.
Update – July 10, 217
June 29, 2017
The first construction pictures of the new Rescue 56 are coming in. Stay tuned for more developments as they happen.
Monday, June 26, 2017 – 80 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ
At approximately 19:47 hours Station 26 and 56 were dispatched to a car into a building at 80 Cottontail Lane, Somerset. Upon the arrival of the the first fire units, it was determined that the exterior facade and window assemblies of the building were compromised. This condition prohibited the vehicle from being removed safely without emergency shoring. Deputy Chief Scott (Car 26-2) assumed command of the incident. Chief Sudo (Car 56) took over incident operations. Car 56-2 (DC. Gardner), R-56, E56-2, U56 w/ Technical Rescue Trailer 56, L-26 and other support units inserted emergency shoring to support the damaged area so the vehicle could be removed. The operation lasted approximately 2 hours, there were no reported serious injuries.
June 3, 2017 North Brunswick, NJ
Somerset Fire & Rescue Co. No. 1 takes home Best appearing Rescue and Special Service apparatus trophies. Great work by all the members who helped get the rigs ready for the parade!
It is with profound sadness Somerset Fire & Rescue Co. No. 1 announces the passing of President Louis Hajdu-Nemeth on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Lou leaves a distinguished fire service legacy as the President of Somerset Fire and Rescue Co. No. 1. Lou was a Past Chief of the Middlebush Fire Department. Lou also served as a Commissioner of Fire District No. 1. Lou leaves behind a wife, two sons, a daughter and a new grandchild.
Arraignments for Lou are:
Visitation – Gleason’s Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St. Somerset, NJ 08873
Wednesday, May 3 2017 13:00-15:30 and 18:30-21:00
Mass – St. Mathias Church, 170 JFK Blvd. Somerset, NJ 08873
Thursday, May 4, 2017 09:00
Internment Service – Franklin Memorial Park, 1800 Rt. 27, North Brunswick NJ
Rest Easy Brother.
3/3/17 – 05:34 Somerset Fire & Rescue Co. No. 1 responded on a RIC assignment to a 2nd alarm fire in fire district 3. Crews operated on the scene for approximately 1 hour no injuries were reported.
3/2/17 – 15:32 Fire District No. 1 companies were dispatched to a possible structure fire at 397 Windfall Ln. While responding a working fire was confirmed by FM8-E. Car 26 (Fredericks) upgraded the call to what would eventually become 2 full alarms. The first arriving units immediately established a water supply, protected the exposure buildings and deployed multiple heavy water streams on the fire building. The main body of fire was under control in approximately 30 minutes. The crews remained on the scene for a few hours to completely extinguish the fire with the assistance of a piece of heavy equipment. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Franklin Township Fire Prevention Department.
Stations 56 and 44 were dispatched to a fully involved vehicle fire in the parking lot of 1760 Easton Avenue. Car 562 and Engine 562 arrived and extinguished the fire. Crews from Rescue 56 and Engine 441 assisted with overhaul. HazMat 26 was also requested to mitigate the run-off water.