On Monday, August 27, 2018 at approximately 12:06 hours, Fire District No. 1 was dispatched to an EMS assist with a worker who had fallen approximately 12 feet into the basement of a commercial building under construction. Engine 561 and the FM-8 units arrived and conferred with RWJ EMS and devised a plan. The basement was only accessible via a steep dirt slope at one end of the basement. A 24′ extension ladder was laid on the slope to allow the patient on a backboard to be hauled up the slope to the awaiting ambulance. Chief 56, Chief 26, Van 26 and FM8 units successfully retrieved the patient from the basement. The patient was received by EMS and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
On Monday, August 27, 2018 at approximately 09:54 hours, Fire District No. 1 was dispatched to a smoke condition at 6302 Minuteman Circle. While responding, a 2nd fire alarm activation from the same building. A precautionary 2nd alarm mutual aid request was made. Upon the arrival of FM8-E (Mickelsen) it was determined to be unattended cooking on the 3rd floor in apartment # 302. A heavy smoke condition was present in the apartment and 3rd floor hallways. At that time the 2nd alarm was cancelled and an extensive ventilation operation was started by Engine 561, 562, Car 56 and the FM8 Units. No fire damage occurred, units remained on the scene for approximately 60 min.
Friday, 8/3/2018 at approximately 23:53 Station 56 and 44 were dispatched to an overturned tanker truck and subsequent 3-car MVC on Easton Avenue and JFK Blvd. Upon the arrival of Car 56 (Sudo) he found an overturned water tanker leaking water and fuel along with a mult-car MVC. This accident spaned the jurisdiction of Fire District 1 and 3. Along with the District 3 companies Station 26 and the Somerset County Hazmat Team responded. No serious injuries were reported. Crews were 9n scene for approximately 60 minutes
FINALLY!!!! July 20, 2018 – The new Rescue 56 is scheduled for delivery tonight at 1700 hours. A few last minute tweeks and the relocation of the equipment from the old Rescue 56 it should be in service in less than a week.
Update- May 17, 2018 Rescue 56 received a lot of traffic at the EVI/ Seagrave booth. Many nice comments on the new rig. Here she is…
Update – May 13, 2018.
Rescue 56 is at Campbell Supply getting dressed up for its debut at the Harrisburg, PA Fire Expo. Check it out at the EVI booth. Check out some more completed pictures from EVI’s website.
Update – April 13-15, 2018 – Final Inspection
A few loose ends and small additions are being worked on. We are expecting a May 2nd departure from EVI and arrival in New Jersey at Campbell Supply May 4th.
Update- March 18, 2018 – Final Inspection set for April 13-15, 2018!
Update – February 28, 2018 – It looks bigger with the doors on! Getting close now.
Update – February 22, 2018 – Things are moving along now. Tentative final inspection date is looking like mid April. More to come.
Update – November 14, 2017 – Body set on the frame, mid-construction trip set for next week. She will be home soon!
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 andChassis 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.
July 19, 2018 – A trench collapse occurred in the borough of Bound Brook trapping a worker up to his waist. The Franklin Township Technical Rescue Task Force (Station 56, 25, 26) was requested. Chief 56, Special Ops 56 and TRT unit responded with the other task force units to the incident. The victim was removed from the trench and transported to a medical facility. No further information is available.
On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:36 hours Fire District No. 1 responded to a working car fire in a driveway exposing a structure. Car 26, FM8 units, Car 28, E562, E442 responded to the scene and extinguished the fire without incident.
On January 24, 2018 Fire District No. 1 responded to a compactor fire at a industrial facility on Belmont Drive, Somerset. Car 56, E562 responded the fire was extinguished by Fire District No. 1 companies.
On January 22, 2018 Car 56, Car 562 and Rescue 56 responded on a RIC assignment into District 3 for a residential structure fire.
On January 19, 2018 Stations 56 and 44 were dispatched to a working structure fire in station 56’s first due area while out on another run. Car 56, E561, E562 responded along with the 2nd alarm mutual aid companies. Crews operated on the scene for approximately 2.5 hours.