On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Stations 44 and 28 responded to a reported structure fire at 60 Ruppert Drive. Upon the arrival of the first fire units a full district response was requested. Along with mutual aid from outside Fire District No. 1 an aggressive interior attack limited the fire damage to the garage and 2nd floor of the home. No injuries were reported. The fire was under control in approximately 3 hours. The fire is under investigation by the Franklin Township Fire Marshal’s office.

Easton & Cedar Grove MVC

On May 30th, 2019 Van 44 came across an MVC at the corner of Easton and Cedar. Once it was confirmed with injuries, Rescue 56 which was traveling on Easton Ave with 2 EMT’s on board quickly responded. Once on scene, the crew assessed 1 patient with a minor arm injury. Patient care was transferred on the arrival of RWJ BLS.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 Fire District No. 1 responded to a report of a working fire at 162 Beckett Place. First arriving units found a working fire in an attached garage of a condo in the middle of the row. An aggressive interior attack limited the damage to the unit of origin. No injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation by the Franklin Township Fire Marshal’s Office.


After almost 20 years to the day of faithful service the old Rescue 56 pulls out of the station one last time. She is going to her new home, a department in West Virginia purchased her to replace their damaged rescue truck. She has served us well and with continue to do so with her new owners. Best of luck old girl!

Last time out the door.


Saturday, May 11, 2019 Somerset diver participated in one of our yearly dive drills. Divers refreshed their skills and practiced emergency procedures. This was also a trial run for some new equipment and a chance to get our tenders some time on our shore based operations. A big thanks to The Cedar Hill Swim Club for the use of the pool.


On April 25, 2019 Fire District No.1 responded to a reported structure fire at 17 Norwich Place. A large mutual aid response bought this fire under control in approximately 5 hours. 8 units were damaged which left the building uninhabitable. There were two firefighter injuries reported and one domestic pet was rescued. The fire is under investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutors, Franklin Township Police and the Franklin Township Fire Marshals.

New Brunswick Road structure fire

This evening at 18:36 hours District 1 companies were dispatched to New Brunswick Rd for a report of a fence on fire. Engine 562 arrived on scene with smoke showing. Moments later Deputy Chief 56 upgraded the assignment to a working structure fire. The 5 man crew from Engine 562 stretched a 1 3/4 inch attack line to extinguish the fire, the crew then assisted other district companies with overhaul. All units were cleared and the scene was turned over to fire prevention in approximately 1 hour.