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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.