On January 24, 2018 Fire District No. 1 responded to a compactor fire at a industrial facility on Belmont Drive, Somerset. Car 56, E562 responded the fire was extinguished by Fire District No. 1 companies.
On January 22, 2018 Car 56, Car 562 and Rescue 56 responded on a RIC assignment into District 3 for a residential 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.
On January 7, 2018 Station 56 was requested into Bound Brook Boro for a multi-family structure fire. Car 56, Car 562, Rescue 56 responded as a RIC. Crews operated for approximately 2 hours.
On January 6th 2018 Station 56 was requested for an mutual aid response to South Bound Brook for a residential structure fire. Car 56, Car 56-2, Rescue 56 and Engine 561 responded. Crews operated for approximately 3 hours.
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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.
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!
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.
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.