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 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.
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.
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.