Deerfield Road Car Fire

This afternoon at 17:06 hours District 1 companies were dispatched to Demott Lane and Deerfield Road for the reported car fire. Car 56 arrived and confirmed a working fire. Car 562 , Engine 562 , Engine 561 arrived shortly after. The combined crews assisted by Engine 442 were able to quickly extinguish the fire. All units were cleared within an hour.

Lakeside Ave Car Fire

Last night at 19:52 hours stations 56/44 were dispatched to the area of Lakeside Ave / 1st Street for reported car fire. Car 56, Car 562, Engine 561 , and Engine 562 responded with 10 members. Chief 56 arrived and confirmed a working fire. The fire was extinguished and all units were cleared in approximately 45 minutes.

Bound Brook Structure Fire


This morning at 04:52 hours our RIT was requested into Bound Brook for a structure fire. Car 56, Car 562, and Rescue 56 responded with a total of 9 members. Once on scene the crew split to cover the A and C sides and threw ground ladders. After the bulk of the fire was knocked the crew assisted with extensive overhaul. Units were clear after approximately 4 1/2 hours.

Photo credit to Abbey Wojnar

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New Engine 561

We are proud to announce the purchase of our new engine. In production now , hoping to see it by Spring 2020. Stay tuned for updates during the building process. Some features of this apparatus include:
* Seagrave Stainless Steel 142″ Capitol Cab
* Cummins X12 500 HP
* 24″ Extended Bumper with Through Bumper Intake
* Whelen LED Warning Light Package
* Waterous CSU 2000 GPM Pump
* 750 Gallon Water Tank
* Stainless Steel Pump Plumbing
* Stainless Steel 146″ Body
* Seagrave Hydraulic Ladder Rack
* Harrison 10 kW Generator
* FRC LED Scene Light Package
* 198.5″ Wheelbase

Dumpster Fire

At 15:20 this yesterday afternoon District 1 companies we’re dispatched to The Somerset Hotel for a reported dumpster fire. While en route companies were advised the dumpster was heavily involved and under the building. With the update Car 562 requested a 2nd alarm box 2601. Car 562 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire with extension to the building. Engine 562 arrived and laid a supply line to Engine 8. The crew then pulled additional lines to assist in fire suppression. On their arrival crews from Engine 561 and Van 56 assisted in checking for extension , ventilation. Once the bulk of the fire all crews worked on doing extensive overhaul. All units were on scene for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Great stop by the first arriving companies , and thank you to the mutual aid and cover companies.

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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.

MVC With Injury

This afternoon at 12:08 hours District 1 companies were dispatched to 287 southbound in the area of mile marker 10/3 for a motor vehicle accident 1 vehicle reported to be smoking. Rescue 56 and Car 56 responded. Rescue 56 located a 3 car accident and updated the location to mile marker 9/8. Once on scene the crew from the Rescue assessed 1 patient for minor injuries before transferring care to RWJ EMS. Car 56 and Rescue 56 then stood by as blockers for state police until all cars were cleared from the highway. Units were on scene for approximately 1 hour. 

Dive Class

Today 7 of our members started the 1st day of a 4 day rapid deployment rescue and recovery course offered by Life Guard Systems. This is the last step to becoming full fledged rescue divers and dive tenders on our team. Along with us are divers from Lambertville FD as well as dive tenders from Millstone Valley (Station 28) and Elizabeth Ave (Station 26).


This afternoon at 12:13 hours our RIT was requested into District 3 for a working structure fire. Rescue 66 responded with a crew of 6. Upon their arrival the crew conducted 360’s and set up on the B side of the structure. The crew stood by for approximately 2 hours without incident. 


Last night at 21:18 hours District 1 was dispatched into Millstone Boro for an MVA with entrapment. Car 562 , Rescue 56, Engine 562 , and Engine 561 responded. Once on scene the crews split into stabilization and patient care. Once the car was stable the crew was able to extricate 1 patient from the back seat. Then assisted with patient packaging and removal from the vehicle. The patient was then handed over to ems for transport. All units were cleared in approximately an hour.