New Engine 561 Delivered

 

We are proud to announce the delivery of our new engine 561. Thank you to our engine committee and our sales rep Wayne Lyons for months of dedication. 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

 

easton ave motor vehicle fire

This afternoon at 12:04 hours District 1 companies were dispatched to the rear of 1075 Easton Ave for a reported mv fire. Car 56 arrived to confirm a working mv fire , Engine 562 arrived first due and deployed the bumper line to extinguish the fire. Engine 561 arrived minutes after and assisted in overhaul.

 

DISTRICT 3 APARTMENT FIRE

This afternoon at 1300 hours, Station 56 was alerted to respond into Franklin District 3 for a working apartment fire on John F. Kennedy Blvd. Rescue 56 responded, assigned initially as the Rapid Intervention Crew, but arrived 2nd due (1st arriving special service) and was reassigned as the search company. The crew performed primary searches and assisted North Brunswick Truck 3 in opening up on Division 2. Crews were met with heavy fire in the attic, which was quickly extinguished. After rehab and swapping air bottles, the Rescue crew stood by as RIC. Units operated for approximately 2 hours.

HILLSBOROUGH COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE

At 13:46 hours, Station 56 was alerted to respond mutual aid into Hillsborough Township for a working fire at Reckitt Benckiser. Rescue 56 and Car 56 responded with a crew of 8. The assignment was quickly scaled up to a multi alarm incident, bringing additional resources to the scene. Rescue 56 assumed Rapid Intervention Crew duties on the Delta side and worked closely with Finderne Fire Department, Elizabeth Avenue Fire Company, and Millstone Valley Fire Department. The fire was brought under control and Rescue 56 was relieved approximately 4 hours into the incident.

jfk blvd motor vehicle accident

This afternoon at 15:34 hours, Station 56 was alerted to respond to the intersection of John F. Kennedy Blvd and New Brunswick Rd for a motor vehicle accident with a vehicle smoking. Car 56 and Rescue 56 responded with a crew of 6. While en route, units were advised that multiple callers reported one vehicle had overturned. Units arrived to a three car MVC with negative entrapment. Crews operated on scene for approximately 40 minutes.

Route 287 Trailer Rollover

At approximately 1300 hours this afternoon, Station 56 was dispatched with Franklin District 1 to a reported overturned motor vehicle on 287 south. Upon arrival, Car 56 confirmed a camper had overturned with another vehicle leaving the roadway, there was no entrapment. Rescue 56, Engine 562, and Van 56 responded. Crews secured onboard propane tanks and assisted the towing company with up righting the camper. Units operated for approximately 3 hours, with District 1 answering 2 additional calls during that time.

District 3 Apartment Fire

Just after 2AM this morning Station 56 was alerted to respond mutual aid into  Franklin District 3 for a working fire in an apartment. Upon Rescue 56’s arrival, Rapid Intervention Crew duties were assumed and crews were later reassigned to assist with ventilation.