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.

RENOVATION PROJECT

Finally, the final phase of our long term property upgrade project is in fill swing.  This will conclude the new building project started 2 years ago.  The final phase will include:

  • New retaining wall
  • New LED parking lot lighting
  • Underground water retention system for the new building
  • Complete re-grading of the entire property
  • Full re-paving of the parking lot

More picture to come.

FIRE DISTRICT No. 1 INSPECTION

The Commissioners of Fire District No. 1 conducted the annual inspection of the four fire stations. Inspection day kicked off at Somerset Fire & Rescue Co. 1.   The Commissioners checked various items for compliance such as, apparatus cleanliness, NFPA compliance, record keeping, facility conditions and personel inspection.  Somerset Fire & Rescue members in attendance were proud to display our facilities and apparatus in spotless condition.  All the hard work showed and was noted by the Commissioners.  Great work by all the Somerset members who worked all week and stood for inspection, great work!

RIC ASSIGNMENT INTO BRIDGEWATER

On Monday, September 18, 2017 Somerset Fire & Rescue and Elizabeth Avenue Fire were dispatched to a 2nd alarm structure fire in the Finderne section of Bridgewater Township.  Rescue 56 and Ladder 26 responded as a Rapid Intervention Company. The crews remained on scene for approximately 90 minutes.  

Passing of President Louis Hajdu-Nemeth

It is with profound sadness Somerset Fire & Rescue Co. No. 1 announces the passing of President Louis Hajdu-Nemeth on Sunday,  April 30, 2017.  Lou leaves a distinguished fire service legacy as the President of Somerset Fire and Rescue Co. No. 1.  Lou was a Past Chief of the Middlebush Fire Department. Lou also served as a Commissioner of Fire District No. 1.  Lou leaves behind a wife, two sons, a daughter and a new grandchild.

Arraignments for Lou are: 

Visitation – Gleason’s Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St. Somerset, NJ 08873

                       Wednesday, May 3 2017  13:00-15:30 and 18:30-21:00

Mass –  St. Mathias Church, 170 JFK Blvd. Somerset, NJ 08873

                       Thursday, May 4, 2017  09:00

Internment Service – Franklin Memorial Park, 1800 Rt. 27, North Brunswick NJ

Rest Easy Brother.