Don Sweeney, a life member/past president of Somerset Fire & Rescue, and ex-commissioner of Franklin Fire District 1, recently suffered a serious accident and still remains in the ICU. His prognosis is good but the recovery will be long and difficult. Don is a husband, father, and has always been active in the community. A gofundme has been created to support the Sweeney family in their time of need, any assistance will be greatly appreciated!
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold our annual Installation of Officers Dinner. Yesterday, at our company meeting, the 2021 fire and administrative line were sworn in, and the following awards were presented in recognition of our membership’s hard work and dedication.
On Friday evening, December 20th Santa will be visiting the neighborhoods off of JFK Boulevard and DeMott Lane. Santa will be leaving the firehouse at 5:30 PM and proceeding first to Stratford Place and London Place, then across DeMott Lane to Ellison Road. Santa then heads north on DeMott Lane and then travels down New Brunswick Road and JFK
Safety is Santa’s top priority and because of that he can not stop on DeMott Lane, JFK Boulevard, Cedar Grove Lane, and New Brunswick Road. If you live along these roads, please feel free to join Santa on one of the many other streets he visits during his tour.
On Saturday afternoon, December 21st, Santa will be leaving the firehouse at 1:30 and visiting the Avalon Somerset neighborhood. After a well deserved break, Santa will be heading out again at 3:30 PM and proceeding to Wexford Way off of Cedar Grove Lane. From there he visits Stone Leigh Way, Dartmoor Drive, Brenner Road, Rue Cezzane, Rue Matisse, Monet Court, and Renoir Way. Santa then heads down Treptow Road and Martino Drive to visit Eton Way, Steeplechase Court, Barclay Court, Gloucester Drive, and Canterbury Circle. Santa then heads north on DeMott Lane to visit Emerson Road, Fairfield Road, Deerfield Road, and Academy Road. Unfortunately, Santa’s sleigh is too big to drive down Richmond Drive, Cambridge Lane and Bedford Road. Residents of these streets are asked to walk down to Emerson Road or Academy Road to visit with Santa. The last stop of the evening for Santa will be the Eastern North neighborhoods of Eastern North Drive and Oakcroft Lane.
On Sunday, December 22nd, Santa will be leaving the firehouse at 4:00 PM and heading up Hollywood Avenue towards Dellwood Lane. From there, he will visit Rue Chagall, DiVinci Court, and Picasso Court. He then heads back onto Dellwood Lane and heads down Willow Avenue to 4th Street, turns and heads up Walnut Avenue to 13th Street, turns and visits Culver Street to 1st Street, turns and heads to the entrance to Lakeside Court. Unfortunately, Santa’s sleigh is too big to drive down Lakeside Court so residents wishing to visit with Santa should walk down to 1st Street. From there Santa visits 2nd Street and then onto John E. Busch Ave before heading off again to the North Pole.
Every year we are honored to escort Santa around our neighborhoods. Sometimes fires or other emergencies or weather cause us to have to alter our schedule. We ask for your patience while you wait for Santa.
This afternoon Car 562 and Rescue 56 along with Ladder 26 , Hazmat 26, and Engine 261 escorted the FHS Lady Warriors basketball team home from the Tournament of Champions Final. The lady warriors remain undefeated after their 65-57 win over Saddle River. Congratulations on the hard fought win and for a perfect season ladies!!!!!!!
After dealing with many months of painstaking details the new Rescue 56 is in full service. Within a few hours the new rig responded to numerous calls and has been busy ever since. We are expecting many years of problem free service. We are sad to see the old R56 leave us after many years of faithful service. However, we are equally excited to run the new and improved Rescue 56 for many years into the future.
FINALLY!!!! July 20, 2018 – The new Rescue 56 is scheduled for delivery tonight at 1700 hours. A few last minute tweeks and the relocation of the equipment from the old Rescue 56 it should be in service in less than a week.
Update- May 17, 2018 Rescue 56 received a lot of traffic at the EVI/ Seagrave booth. Many nice comments on the new rig. Here she is…
Update – May 13, 2018.
Rescue 56 is at Campbell Supply getting dressed up for its debut at the Harrisburg, PA Fire Expo. Check it out at the EVI booth. Check out some more completed pictures from EVI’s website.