At 12:40 hours while clearing a previous call, Station 56 and the rest of Fire Dist. 1 were dispatched to 130 Belmont Dr for a reported dumpster fire. Deputy 56 arrived, confirming the working fire, E562 arrived first due and stretched a line for extinguishment. Units remained on scene for extensive overhaul.
This afternoon Car 562 and Rescue 56 along with Ladder 26 , Hazmat 26, and Engine 261 escorted the FHS Lady Warriors basketball team home from the Tournament of Champions Final. The lady warriors remain undefeated after their 65-57 win over Saddle River. Congratulations on the hard fought win and for a perfect season ladies!!!!!!!
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at approximately 16:21 hours a structure fire at 1815 Amwell Road was reported by a passerby. Fire District No.1 companies, Franklin Township Fire Prevention and mutual aid from Fire District No. 3 responded. The fire was paced under control in about 90 minutes. No one was hurt during the fire however, a family pet perished. The fire is under investigation by the Franklin Township Fire Prevention Department.
https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2019/03/13/franklin-fire-damages-amwell-road-house-no-one-hurt/31497Franklin fire damages Amwell Road house, no one hurt51002/ via @MyCentralJersey
Just as the new Rescue 56 project wraps up, the new Engine 561 committee is in full swing. Stay tuned for updates.
At 09:53 hours our engine was requested into Piscataway to standby at River Road’s firehouse while they operated on a structure fire. Engine 561 responded with a 3 man crew and shortly after arriving at the firehouse was redirected to the scene. Upon their arrival the crew from the engine went to the man power pool and was tasked with primary search. The crew conducted primary searches on the second floor , basement , and assisted interior crews extinguishing hot spots. Engine 561 was cleared and back in town in approximately 3 1/2 hours.