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.

Pie Fundraiser!

Somerset Fire & Rescue Pie Fundraiser!

Griggstown Farm pies for sale! All proceeds benefit the firehouse! Orders must be prepaid, cash or check payable to Somerset Fire & Rescue. Completed order forms can be returned to any Somerset Fire member or dropped off at the firehouse (14 Hollywood Ave, Somerset, NJ) on Tuesday nights, between 7PM and 8:30PM. Orders are due Friday, November 12th!

Pick up will be at the firehouse (14 Hollywood Ave, Somerset, NJ) on Sunday, November 21st 12 PM to 2PM

Please refer to the attached flyer/order form.
Download here: https://station56.org/index.php/download/pie-fundraiser-2021/

Questions? Email nrossi@station56.org

Thank you for your continued support!

Rescue operations following the aftermath of Ida.

Franklin Fire District 1 operated throughout the storm and the days following, performing water rescues and answering calls for service. Pictured is units operating at School House Road x Weston Canal Road. Our Marine units, supported by helo operations, rescued 36 people from Zarephath and Pizza n’ Pasta in Manville.

Photo credit: Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media

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!