Just after 2AM this morning Station 56 was alerted to respond mutual aid into Franklin District 3 for a working fire in an apartment. Upon Rescue 56’s arrival, Rapid Intervention Crew duties were assumed and crews were later reassigned to assist with ventilation.
This morning at 01:34 hours stations 56 and 44 were dispatched to De Palma Ct for the reported structure fire. Chief 56 arrived and confirmed a working fire and requested a first alarm assignment. Engine 562 arrived first due and stretched a 1 3/4 line and was able to quickly knock the fire. Engine 561 arrived minutes after and was assigned primary search of the fire building and the adjacent units. Utility 56 assisted other District units with overhaul and Car 562 had operations. After the fire was placed under control crews remained on scene to ventilate adjacent units. All units were clear in approximately 2 hours.
Yesterday morning at 07:40 hours District 1 was dispatched to Frito Lay on Commerce Drive for the reported motor vehicle fire. Chief 28 arrived and had smoke showing from a 53 foot trailer parked in the lot with no exposures. Engine 562 , Utility 56, and Van 56 responded with a crew of 7. Upon their arrival they assisted the crew of Engine 44-1 and the FM8 units with gaining access to the trailer and extinguishment. The bulk of the fire was knocked and crews started extensive overhaul. All units were clear in approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
This morning at 10:54 our RIC was requested into District 3 for a working structure fire. Car 56 , Rescue 56 , Utility 56 and Van 56 responded with 8. On arrival crews set up on the A side and conducted 360’s. Units were clear in approximately 1 hour.
At 12:55 hours this afternoon District 1 companies were dispatched to Easton Ave and Davidson Ave for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. While en route units were advised by Franklin Police that a door pop would be needed to free the driver. Car 44-2 arrived to confirm 1 patient trapped and updated the location to Easton Ave and Route 287. Rescue 56 arrived with a 5 man crew and immediately went to work stabilizing the vehicle and securing the battery. The crew quickly preformed a full door removal and transferred the patient over to ems. All units were clear in approximately 40 minutes.
At 08:47 hours this morning we were requested into South Bound Brook to assist with a worker who had fallen in a crawl space. Rescue 56 and Utility 56 responded with a crew of 7. Once on scene units assisted the crew of engine 55-2 with extricating 1 patient from the crawl space. There were no reported injuries and all units were cleared within the hour.
At 19:27 hours this evening stations 56 and 44 (Middlebush) were dispatched to Emerson Road for a squad assist with a patient who fell out of a tree. Chief 56 arrived and confirmed one patient down in the wooded area behind the residence and requested station 28 (Millstone Valley) for their ranger. Rescue 56 arrived and immediately went to work assessing the patient and setting up a haul system. Car 562 , Engine 561, and Engine 562 arrived shortly after and assisted the rescue crew and EMS with patient packaging. The combined crews along with members from Engine 44-1 along with Chief 28 and Deputy 44 were able to quickly and efficiently remove the patient. All units were clear in approximately 30 minutes.
This morning at 01:32 hours Stations 44 (Middlebush) and 56 (Somerset) were dispatched to South Middlebush Road for the reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment . Chief 56 arrived and confirmed a car on it’s side with the driver trapped. Engine 441 arrived and stretched a precautionary hoseline and assisted Rescue 56 with stabilization of the vehicle. Car 562 and Engine 562 arrived shortly after and the combined crew was able to quickly and safely remove the driver. Great job by all on scene.
Yesterday afternoon at 14:59 hours our engine was requested into Piscataway. Engine 561 responded with 6 to standby at River Road’s firehouse while they operated on a 2nd alarm fire. The crew was released after approximately an hour.
This evening at 20:08 hours stations 56 and 44 were dispatched to Classon Court for the reported car fire. Car 56 arrived and confirmed a working fire. Engine 562 arrived and stretched the bumper line to extinguish the fire. Car 562 and Engine 561 were also in scene. All units were cleared within an hour.