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2019 Somerset Fire & Rescue Annual Santa Tour

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

Boulevard to Webster Road, Landry Road, Tripplet Road, Summerall Road, Hughes Road, Vince Court, Larsen Road, Renfro Road, Rosewood Court, Chandler Road, and Sherman Circle.


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.

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2019 OPEN HOUSE

Mark your calendars. Join us for this years open house!!

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NEW BAY ROOM TABLE

Today we took delivery of our custom made bay room table. Thank you to Ridder’s Custom Woodwork for the table top / stands, and to Agin signs for the artwork. 

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FHS Lady Warriors State Champs

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!!!!!!!

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NO REST FOR THE WEARY

Just as the new Rescue 56 project wraps up, the new Engine 561 committee is in full swing. Stay tuned for updates.

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Apparatus News

A House Full of Seagraves

For a short time Somerset Fire & Rescue Co. No. 1 will proudly feature all Seagrave Fire Apparatus.

America’s Oldest Fire Apparatus Builder
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NEW RESCUE 56 PROGRESS

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.  

https://www.evi-fl.com/heavyrescues-franklin

Update – April 13-15, 2018 – Final Inspection

A few loose ends and small additions are being worked on.  We are expecting a May 2nd departure from EVI and arrival in New Jersey at Campbell Supply May 4th.

Update- March 18, 2018 – Final Inspection set for April 13-15, 2018!

Update – February 28, 2018 – It looks bigger with the doors on!  Getting close now. 

Update – February 22, 2018 – Things are moving along now.  Tentative final inspection date is looking like mid April.  More to come.

Update – November 14, 2017 – Body set on the frame, mid-construction trip set for next week.  She will be home soon!

Update –  September 11, 2017 – The chassis and body survived hurricane Irma.  Thanks to the staff at EVI for keeping her safe!!  Mid construction trip is scheduled for early November.

Update – August 24, 2017 – Cab andChassis arrived safely in Florida.

Update August 6-8, 2017 – Final inspection at Seagrave.  A few punch list items to be rectified, shipping to EVI in Florida next week.

 

Update July 26, 2017 – Cab and chassis mating to the frame rails is partially completed, should be complete this week.

Update July 18, 2017  Cab and Chassis final inspection scheduled for August 7,8.  Body framing is complete see updated pictures.

 Update – July 10, 217

June 29, 2017

The first construction pictures of the new Rescue 56 are coming in.  Stay tuned for more developments as they happen.

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Change your clock, change your battery.

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BELOW GRADE EMS ASSIST

On Monday, August 27, 2018 at approximately 12:06 hours, Fire District No. 1 was dispatched to an EMS assist with a worker who had fallen approximately 12 feet into the basement of a commercial building under construction.  Engine 561 and the FM-8 units arrived and conferred with RWJ EMS and devised a plan.  The basement was only accessible via a steep dirt slope at one end of the basement.  A 24′ extension ladder was laid on the slope to allow the patient on a backboard to be hauled up the slope to the awaiting ambulance.  Chief 56, Chief 26, Van 26 and FM8 units successfully retrieved the patient from the basement. The patient was received by EMS and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION

Please click the link below from Kidde Inc. regarding important recall information.

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall