Rescue operations following the aftermath of Ida.

Franklin Fire District 1 operated throughout the storm and the days following, performing water rescues and answering calls for service. Pictured is units operating at School House Road x Weston Canal Road. Our Marine units, supported by helo operations, rescued 36 people from Zarephath and Pizza n’ Pasta in Manville.

Photo credit: Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media

District 3 Highland Ave Structure Fire

On Wednesday, February 10th, at 0345 hours, Station 56 was requested into Franklin District 3 for a working structure fire. Car 56, Car 562, Rescue 56, and Utility 56 responded with a combined crew of 14 members. Upon arrival, the crew was split and tasked with operating on Division 1 and 2. Crews assisted with opening up and overhaul, operating for approximately 2 hours before returning to service.

easton ave motor vehicle fire

This afternoon at 12:04 hours District 1 companies were dispatched to the rear of 1075 Easton Ave for a reported mv fire. Car 56 arrived to confirm a working mv fire , Engine 562 arrived first due and deployed the bumper line to extinguish the fire. Engine 561 arrived minutes after and assisted in overhaul.



This afternoon at 1300 hours, Station 56 was alerted to respond into Franklin District 3 for a working apartment fire on John F. Kennedy Blvd. Rescue 56 responded, assigned initially as the Rapid Intervention Crew, but arrived 2nd due (1st arriving special service) and was reassigned as the search company. The crew performed primary searches and assisted North Brunswick Truck 3 in opening up on Division 2. Crews were met with heavy fire in the attic, which was quickly extinguished. After rehab and swapping air bottles, the Rescue crew stood by as RIC. Units operated for approximately 2 hours.


At 13:46 hours, Station 56 was alerted to respond mutual aid into Hillsborough Township for a working fire at Reckitt Benckiser. Rescue 56 and Car 56 responded with a crew of 8. The assignment was quickly scaled up to a multi alarm incident, bringing additional resources to the scene. Rescue 56 assumed Rapid Intervention Crew duties on the Delta side and worked closely with Finderne Fire Department, Elizabeth Avenue Fire Company, and Millstone Valley Fire Department. The fire was brought under control and Rescue 56 was relieved approximately 4 hours into the incident.