Last night at 19:52 hours stations 56/44 were dispatched to the area of Lakeside Ave / 1st Street for reported car fire. Car 56, Car 562, Engine 561 , and Engine 562 responded with 10 members. Chief 56 arrived and confirmed a working fire. The fire was extinguished and all units were cleared in approximately 45 minutes.
This morning at 04:52 hours our RIT was requested into Bound Brook for a structure fire. Car 56, Car 562, and Rescue 56 responded with a total of 9 members. Once on scene the crew split to cover the A and C sides and threw ground ladders. After the bulk of the fire was knocked the crew assisted with extensive overhaul. Units were clear after approximately 4 1/2 hours.
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At 15:20 this yesterday afternoon District 1 companies we’re dispatched to The Somerset Hotel for a reported dumpster fire. While en route companies were advised the dumpster was heavily involved and under the building. With the update Car 562 requested a 2nd alarm box 2601. Car 562 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire with extension to the building. Engine 562 arrived and laid a supply line to Engine 8. The crew then pulled additional lines to assist in fire suppression. On their arrival crews from Engine 561 and Van 56 assisted in checking for extension , ventilation. Once the bulk of the fire all crews worked on doing extensive overhaul. All units were on scene for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Great stop by the first arriving companies , and thank you to the mutual aid and cover companies.
This afternoon at 12:08 hours District 1 companies were dispatched to 287 southbound in the area of mile marker 10/3 for a motor vehicle accident 1 vehicle reported to be smoking. Rescue 56 and Car 56 responded. Rescue 56 located a 3 car accident and updated the location to mile marker 9/8. Once on scene the crew from the Rescue assessed 1 patient for minor injuries before transferring care to RWJ EMS. Car 56 and Rescue 56 then stood by as blockers for state police until all cars were cleared from the highway. Units were on scene for approximately 1 hour.
Last night at 21:18 hours District 1 was dispatched into Millstone Boro for an MVA with entrapment. Car 562 , Rescue 56, Engine 562 , and Engine 561 responded. Once on scene the crews split into stabilization and patient care. Once the car was stable the crew was able to extricate 1 patient from the back seat. Then assisted with patient packaging and removal from the vehicle. The patient was then handed over to ems for transport. All units were cleared in approximately an hour.
Yesterday evening at 23:12 hours our engine was requested into Piscataway Township to cover River Road’s firehouse while they operated on a structure fire. Engine 561 responded with a 5 man crew. Shortly after calling in service the engine was redirected to the scene. Upon their arrival the crew stretched a supply line to River Road Engine 652. The crew then went to work assisting in ventilation , checking for extension , and hitting hot spots in the fire room and adjoining apartments. The crew operated for approximately 1 hour before being cleared.
This morning at 07:52 hours, our RIT was requested into District 3 for a car vs. building with a natural gas main struck. Car 56 and Rescue 56 with a crew of 5 responded. Upon their arrival, the crew conducted 360’s and set up at the A/B corner of the structure. The crew stood by without incident for approximately 1 hour before being cleared.
Yesterday morning at 03:19 hours our RIT was requested into District 3 for a working structure fire. Rescue 56 with a crew of 6 and Car 562 responded. Upon their arrival the crew conducted 360’s and set up on the A side of the structure. The crew stood by without incident for approximately 1 1/2 hours before being cleared.
After clearing an AFA across the district, Engine 561 came across a 2 car MVC on Easton Ave in the area of the 287 northbound ramp. After radioing in to County Communications , Rescue 56 was requested for possible entrapment and Engine 261 for a blocker. The crew of Engine 561 quickly went to work accessing the drivers for injuries. Car 562 arrived and assumed command. After confirming no entrapment , the combined crews secured the batteries to both vehicles and stood by until being cleared by state police.