New Rescue 56 Update

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 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.

RENOVATION PROJECT

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.

FIRE DISTRICT No. 1 INSPECTION

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!

RIC ASSIGNMENT INTO BRIDGEWATER

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.  

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.

Newest Firefighters

Congratulations to Somerset’s newest firefighters – Charlie Watts and Garrett Leung. Charlie and Garrett passed their final firefighter exam and are ready for action. ¬†Great work boys!!

Bound Brook Carnival

Engine 561 was on stand-by for the Bound Brook Fire Department during their annual carnival.  While standing by, the crew just happened to catch a rainbow that formed after a brief rain shower.