2021 Top 10 Responders

In 2021, Somerset Fire & Rescue responded to 1027 calls for service. The top 10 responders were:

1. Billy King – 986 calls
2. Garrett Leung – 672 calls
3. Chris Gianotto – 653 calls
4. Mike Lesik – 601 calls
5. Nick Rossi – 545 calls
6. Nick Gianotto – 458 calls
7. Mike Kraus – 429 calls
8. Troy Armstrong – 315 calls
9. Dave Summers – 291 calls
10. Zach Leubner – 271 calls

We would like to thank all our members and the community for their continued support! We look forward to a safe 2022!

2021 Santa Ride Update (Departure Time Change)

Santa has changed his departure times to 2:30 PM on Saturday, and 4:30 PM on Sunday. The route remains the same:

On Saturday afternoon, December 18th, Santa will be leaving the firehouse at 2:30 and visiting the Avalon Somerset neighborhood. From Avalon, Santa will proceed 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 19th, Santa will be leaving the firehouse at 4:30 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.

The safety of your families, Santa and all our firefighters are our top priority. Therefore, Santa and his elves will be taking enhanced COVID safety precautions. Santa will be practicing social distancing therefore; children will not be able to climb up on the sleigh and sit on Santa’s lap. Santa’s sleigh will stop so that the children can walk up to the sleigh, say high to Santa, hand him a list and receive a traditional candy cane. Santa needs to stay healthy during the pandemic, so he is watching his diet. We ask that you do not bring cookies or snacks for Santa.

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.

2021 Somerset Fire & Rescue Annual Santa Tour

In 2021, Santa will continue his annual tradition of visiting all the wonderful children and families in the neighborhoods around our firehouse. The safety of your families, Santa and all our firefighters are our top priority. Therefore, Santa and his elves will be taking enhanced COVID safety precautions. Santa will be practicing social distancing therefore; children will not be able to climb up on the sleigh and sit on Santa’s lap. Santa’s sleigh will stop so that the children can walk up to the sleigh, say high to Santa, hand him a list and receive a traditional candy cane. Santa needs to stay healthy during the pandemic, so he is watching his diet. We ask that you do not bring cookies or snacks for Santa.
 
On Friday evening, December 17th 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.
 
The safety of your children 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 18th, 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 19th, 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.

Life Member/Past President/Ex-Commissioner Don Sweeney in Need of Assistance

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!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-sweeney-family-in-their-time-of-need

2020 Awards

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.
 
Rookie of the Year: Nick Rossi
Don Wilbur Award: Dave Summers
Officer of the Year: Billy King
Sal Pultro Award: The 2020 Trustees
 
Lifetime Service Awards:
1,000 calls: Dave Summers
2,000 calls: Garrett Leung
3,000 calls: Jeff Eriksen
4,000 calls: Alan Grosso
8,000 calls: Chris Gianotto
9,000 calls: Billy King
 
Top 10 Responders:
1. Billy King – 824 calls
2. Garrett Leung – 771 calls
3. Chris Gianotto – 657 calls
4. Mike Lesik – 530 calls
5. Nick Rossi – 455 calls
6. Troy Armstrong – 432 calls
7. Jeff Eriksen – 409 calls
8. Tyler Katzenback – 405 calls
9. Nick Gianotto – 292 calls
10. Anthony Mayo – 289 calls

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.

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!!!!!!!