New Rescue 56 Update

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.

Car into Building

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.  

 

Passing of President Louis Hajdu-Nemeth

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.

2nd Alarm Structure Fire

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.

Credit E. Mickelsen

Credit FTPD

MVC Fire

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.

 

MVC Fire

Somerset Fire and Elizabeth Ave fire were dispatched to a car fire in front of the Econo-Lodge hotel at 1830 Easton Ave.  Engine 562 arrived and found a passenger vehicle on fire in the parking lot.  Engine 562, Rescue 56 and Engine 261 extinguished the fire without incident.  The crews remained on the scene for approximately 30 minutes.

Vehicle in the water

Somerset diver’s responded to a car in the water near Amwell Road.  After searching for the vehicle, it was discovered in the Delaware and Raritan Canal near the historic Rockingham site in the Kingston section of Franklin Township.  The vehicle which was presumed stolen, was retrieved with the help of Somerset diver’s.