On April 25, 2019 Fire District No.1 responded to a reported structure fire at 17 Norwich Place. A large mutual aid response bought this fire under control in approximately 5 hours. 8 units were damaged which left the building uninhabitable. There were two firefighter injuries reported and one domestic pet was rescued. The fire is under investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutors, Franklin Township Police and the Franklin Township Fire Marshals.

New Brunswick Road structure fire

This evening at 18:36 hours District 1 companies were dispatched to New Brunswick Rd for a report of a fence on fire. Engine 562 arrived on scene with smoke showing. Moments later Deputy Chief 56 upgraded the assignment to a working structure fire. The 5 man crew from Engine 562 stretched a 1 3/4 inch attack line to extinguish the fire, the crew then assisted other district companies with overhaul. All units were cleared and the scene was turned over to fire prevention in approximately 1 hour.

Bound Brook RIT Assignment

This afternoon at 13:06 hours our RIT was requested into Bound Brook for the 2nd alarm structure fire. Rescue 56 responded with a crew of 6 along with Chief 56. Once on scene the crew arrived they preformed their initial size up and continued to conduct 360 degree walkarounds through the duration of the fire. The crew stood by without incident and was clear in approximately 2 hours.

River Road Standby

This afternoon at 14:03 hours our engine was requested into Piscataway to standby at River Road’s firehouse while they operated on a structure fire. Engine 562 responded with a 3 man crew and stood by for approximately 2 1/2 hours. During the cover assignment the crew responded with Ladder 27 to a mulch fire. On arrival the crew stretched the 1 3/4 inch bumper line to extinguish the fire. Units were clear of the fire in approximately 10 minutes. Engine 562 was clear of Piscataway at approximately 16:30.