Just as the new Rescue 56 project wraps up, the new Engine 561 committee is in full swing. Stay tuned for updates.
For a short time Somerset Fire & Rescue Co. No. 1 will proudly feature all Seagrave Fire Apparatus.
After dealing with many months of painstaking details the new Rescue 56 is in full service. Within a few hours the new rig responded to numerous calls and has been busy ever since. We are expecting many years of problem free service. We are sad to see the old R56 leave us after many years of faithful service. However, we are equally excited to run the new and improved Rescue 56 for many years into the future.
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.
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.
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Finally, the final phase of our long term property upgrade project is in fill swing. This will conclude the new building project started 2 years ago. The final phase will include:
- New retaining wall
- New LED parking lot lighting
- Underground water retention system for the new building
- Complete re-grading of the entire property
- Full re-paving of the parking lot
More picture to come.
The Commissioners of Fire District No. 1 conducted the annual inspection of the four fire stations. Inspection day kicked off at Somerset Fire & Rescue Co. 1. The Commissioners checked various items for compliance such as, apparatus cleanliness, NFPA compliance, record keeping, facility conditions and personel inspection. Somerset Fire & Rescue members in attendance were proud to display our facilities and apparatus in spotless condition. All the hard work showed and was noted by the Commissioners. Great work by all the Somerset members who worked all week and stood for inspection, great work!
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.
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!