On July 20th we held our annual dive/boat drill at Donaldson Park. Our divers and tenders practiced suiting up , dive tending and search patterns. Members also practiced boat handling , docking , and how to right and overturned boat. Great day of training and hard work by all. Thank you to Millstone Valley (Station 28) for providing rehab and a cooling tent, and to East Millstone First Aid for providing ems coverage.
On July 19th at 19:23 hours our engine was requested into South Bound Brook for a 2nd alarm structure fire. Engine 562 responded with a 4 man crew and arrived as the 2nd due engine. The fire was quickly extinguished by first arriving companies , the crew assisted with checking for extension, ventilation and overhaul. Van 56 and Car 56 also responded with additional manpower. All 56 units were clear after approximately 1 1/2 hours.
This afternoon at 11:09 hours our RIT was requested into Montgomery for a structure fire. Car 562 , Rescue 56, and Van 56 responded to supplement the RIT along with members from Station 26 (Elizabeth Ave) and Station 28 (Millstone Valley). The combined crew stood by without incident for approximately 1 1/2 hours before being cleared .
This morning at 04:52 hours our RIT was requested into Hillsborough to standby at Station 38 for a fire inside a commercial building. Moments later Deputy 28 requested Rescue 56 to the scene to supplement the RIT team already on location. Van 56 responded with an additional crew, all 56 units stoodby for approximately 1 1/2 hour without incident before being cleared by chief 28.
This evening at 23:04 hours our RIC was requested into District 3 for the working structure fire. Rescue 56 responded with a full crew of 8. Upon their arrival the crew conducted 360’s and monitored operations due to live power lines being involved in the fire. The crew stood by without incident for approximately 1 1/2 hours before being cleared.
On June 12th, 2019 at 13:10 hours our RIT was requested into North Brunswick for a 3rd alarm structure fire. Rescue 56 responded with a crew of 5. Upon arrival the crew conducted 360’s and split the team to have members on the A and C sides of the structure. The crew stood by without incident and cleared the scene in approximately 2 hours.
This afternoon at 13:21 hours our RIT was requested into North Brunswick for a 2nd alarm structure fire. Rescue 56 and Car 562 responded with a combined crew of 6. Once on scene, the crew conducted their 360’s and set up on the A side of the fire building. Shortly after, the RIT was activated for a downed firefighter in the rear of the structure. Within moments the team was tending to the patient. The crew performed patient assessment, gear removal, and provided oxygen until EMS arrived. After assisting with loading the patient into an ambulance, the crew was sent to rehab. Station 25 was requested to the scene to set up an additional RIT in the rear of the building. After rehab, both crews stood by without further incident and cleared after approximately 2 hours.
This morning at 11:43 hours, Engine 562 was requested into South Bound Brook for a 2nd alarm structure fire. Engine 562 with a 4 man crew and Car 56 responded. On arrival, the crew was tasked with primary searches and assisted in fire suppression and overhaul. Once the Engine had cleared, our dewatering equipment was requested back to the scene. Special Ops 56 towing our pump trailer, and Van 56 responded. Once on scene, the crews assisted in removing water from the fire building. All 56 units were clear in approximately 5 hours.
This evening at 18:32 hours, Franklin District 1 companies were dispatched to Smithwold Court for a reported house fire. While en route Car 562 advised County Comms he had smoke visible from a distance and requested the 1st alarm be filled. Once on location Car 562 (Deputy Chief Gianotto) established command, advised he had heavy fire through the roof and requested the 2nd alarm be filled. On the arrival Engine 562, the crew pulled additional lines off of Engine 442 and immediately started fire suppression. Engine 561, Car 56, Van 56, and Special Ops 56 were also on location. The various crews were responsible for fire suppression, ventilation, searches, and extensive overhaul. All units were cleared in approximately 3 and 1/2 hours.