STRUCTURE FIRE

On January 19, 2018 Stations 56 and 44 were dispatched to a working structure fire in station 56’s first due area while out on another run.  Car 56, E561, E562 responded along with the 2nd alarm mutual aid companies. Crews operated on the scene for approximately 2.5 hours.

 

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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.  

STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On September  8-10, 2017 members from Somerset Fire & Rescue, Elizabeth Avenue Fire, Community Fire/Rescue, Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention and Franklin Park Fire attended a 3 day course on structural collapse training hosted by Somerset Fire at the Somerset Firehouse.  This 3-day class conducted by Safety and Survival Training LLC.  This multi-day training covered the skills to certify the attendees to the awareness and operations level.  All of the members from the different departments worked seamlessly to make this class an enormous success.  We look forward to having S&ST LLC. back soon for future classes.  

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.