On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Stations 44 and 28 responded to a reported structure fire at 60 Ruppert Drive. Upon the arrival of the first fire units a full district response was requested. Along with mutual aid from outside Fire District No. 1 an aggressive interior attack limited the fire damage to the garage and 2nd floor of the home. No injuries were reported. The fire was under control in approximately 3 hours. The fire is under investigation by the Franklin Township Fire Marshal’s office.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Fire District No. 1 responded to a report of a working fire at 162 Beckett Place. First arriving units found a working fire in an attached garage of a condo in the middle of the row. An aggressive interior attack limited the damage to the unit of origin. No injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation by the Franklin Township Fire Marshal’s Office.
After almost 20 years to the day of faithful service the old Rescue 56 pulls out of the station one last time. She is going to her new home, a department in West Virginia purchased her to replace their damaged rescue truck. She has served us well and with continue to do so with her new owners. Best of luck old girl!
The new rescue 56 has been making some headlines.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Somerset diver participated in one of our yearly dive drills. Divers refreshed their skills and practiced emergency procedures. This was also a trial run for some new equipment and a chance to get our tenders some time on our shore based operations. A big thanks to The Cedar Hill Swim Club for the use of the pool.
On May 3, 2019 Fire District No. 1 responded to a fully involved car fire on Millstone River Road. No injuries were reported.
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.
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.