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.

Machine Fire

Fire District No. 1 was dispatched to a fire alarm activation at a electronics reclamation facility on Apgar Drive.  During the response the incident was upgraded to a reported fire involving a piece of machinery inside the building.  Car 26 immediately upgraded the response to a second alarm.  The first arriving units found a fire in a plastic compacting machine.  A lithium battery was inadvertently left inside one of the items being compacted which shorted and started the large mass of plastic on fire.  The fire was partially controlled by the building occupants.  Engine 561 and FM8 units stretched a hose line into the building to complete extinguishment.  Extensive ventilation was needed to clear the building of the remaining smoke.  Units operated on the scene for approximately two hours.  The cause of the fire was investigated by the Franklin Township Fire Prevention Department.

MVC with entrapment

Stations 56 and 26 were dispatched to a MVC overturned with entrapment on Cottontail Lane near Weston Canal Road.  Rescue 56 and E261 Arrived on the scene to find a 2 vehicle MVC involving a delivery truck and a single passinger vehicle.  Upon the arrival of the first fire units it was determined by medical personnel on the scene that the driver of the passinger vehicle was pronounced at the scene.  Car 56, Car 562, SO 56  and E562 were returning from a SCUBA drill out of town and responded to the scene.

MVC with entrapment

Stations 56 and 28 were dispatched to a single vehicle MVC on Blackwell’s Mills Road near Canal Road.  Rescue 56, Car 56, SO56 E562 responded with Engine 441, Car 44 Car 28 and Squad 28.  Somerset members extricated one person who was heavily entrapped.  The driver suffered serious non life-threatening injuries.  The victim was transported to the hospital by RWJ medics and BLS.  This complicated extrication took approximately 40 minutes to perform.  Great work by all who responded.

Mutual aid dive unit response

Somerset Fire & Rescue Co.  No.1 divers were requested into the city of New Brunswick to assist them with the recovery of a vehicle that plunged onto the Raritan River along Rt. 18.  Car 56, Car 562, Special Ops 56 with Marine Units 2 and 3, Van 56 and Rescue 56 responded.  Somerset divers assisted with occupant removal and rigging for the tow truck to remove the vehicle.  This incident is still under investigation.

Our deepest condolences to all affected by this tragedy.

MVC with entrapment

Stations 56 and 44 were dispatched to an overturned single vehicle MVC with entrapment on Easton Avenue near Easton North Drive.  Car 56 and Rescue 56 responded with Car 44 and E442.  The driver of the vehicle suffered a medical emergency which caused the accident.  The driver was extricated and died sometime later.  The accident is still under investigation.

MVC with entrapment

Somerset Fire & Rescue and Middlebush Fire were dispatched to a single car MVC overturned with possible entrapment.  Shortly after dispatch, the incident was upgraded to confirmed entrapment of the driver.  Chief 56 (Sudo) and Chief 44 (Cuddy) arrived on scene and found a single vehicle had crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic and rolled at least one time coming to rest on the passenger’s side partially off the roadway.  Rescue 56 crew arrived and performed vehicle stabilization and started the extrication of the seriously injured driver.  Engine 562 and Special Operations Unit 56 arrived a short time after to assist in the extrication.  The driver was removed in approximately 30 minutes and quickly transported to the hospital by Robert Wood Johnson Paramedics and EMS.

MVC with entrapment

Fire District No. 1 companies were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Canal Road near Suydam Rd. Car 56, Car 562 and Engine 562 and Rescue 56 found a panel truck partially on it’s side with the driver entrapped. Crews from Rescue 56 and E562 stabilized the vehicle and removed the driver’s door to free the driver. The driver was not seriously hurt, the incident is being investigated by the Franklin Township Police, Traffic Division.

MVC with entrapment

While operating at a multi-alarm mutual-aid structure fire, Rescue 56 was dispatched to a single car MVC with entrapment.  R56 responded from the fire scene in South Bound Brook.  Thankfully, the vehicle operator was able to exit the vehicle with minor injuries prior to R56 arriving on the scene.  R56 picked up from the MVC and returned to work at the structure fire.