Thursday, December 5, 2013
Flagtown Fire would like to thank the members of Hillsborough Girl Scout Troop 60718 for the delicious cookies and muffins and the really cool bracelets! We appreciate your kind gesture very much. Thank you!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Hey Kids, great news! Santa has contacted our firehouse to let us know that he will be in the Flagtown area on December 7th and he wants to meet you. Santa’s reindeer are busy getting ready for Christmas Eve so we will be driving Santa around in our fire truck. We will be driving Santa through Flagtown and the surrounding area starting at 8 am. Please come outside to meet Santa when you see our truck coming and you hear the Christmas music and the siren. Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28 at 1514 Stations 36 and 48 were dispatched to Orchard Drive for the report of smoke coming from a chicken coop. Deputy Chief 36 arrived, established command, and confirmed the smoke condition. Ladder 36 arrived and stretched a 1 ¾ attack line. Tender 48 supplied Ladder 36 with water. Crews from both companies over hauled the coop. All units cleared the scene at 1558.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wishing you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving from all of us here at Flagtown Fire/Rescue!!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
On Tuesday November 26th at 0237 the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to Abby Court for a possible fire on the outside of a residence. Shortly after dispatch, the District was re-dispatched to a confirmed structure fire at the residence. Multiple Chief Officers from Station 38 arrived shortly after and advised the residence had heavy fire on both floors in the rear of the house, spreading rapidly to the front and roof. Station 36 checked in with Ladder 36 which was assigned to the front of the structure on arrival. Crews quickly set up for aerial operations in conjunction with Ladder 38 to start knocking the heavy fire from the roof. Crews on scene encountered heavy fire, large open spaces inside the house and solar panels on the roof. Command advised all units this was an exterior operation from the start. Multiple lines where pulled including two 2 ½ inch lines to the rear. Station 36 crews worked well into the early morning to extinguish the fire, chase down hot spots, overhaul the structure, and assist in cleaning up the scene. Crews operated on scene until 0700 before clearing.Units on scene: Car 36, Car 36-2, Ladder 36, Engine 36, Tanker 36, Tower 37, Engine 37-2, Ladder 38, Engine 38,s apparatus and crew from stations 48, 28, and 26, EMS 79, OEM and the Hillsborough Bureau of Fire Safety.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
On Sunday November 24th at 0103 Station 36 Fire was dispatched to the area of Atkinson Circle for a possible brush fire. Upon arrival Car 36, Chief DeCicco advised the call was not on Atkinson Circle. He advised it was on a vacant piece of property off of Amwell Road. Chief 36 and Deputy Chief 36 arrived to find a fully involved out of service railroad bridge as well as a small area of brush adjacent to the bridge on fire. Brush 36, Brush 36-2, and Ranger 36 made access to the bridge and manpower braved high winds and freezing temperatures for approximately 2 hours to extinguish the flames and overhaul the railroad ties. All units were cleared and back at quarters shortly after 0300.Units on scene: Chief 36, Deputy 36, Tender 36, Engine 36, Brush 36, Brush 36-2 and Ranger 36.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
On Thursday November 21st approximately 1235 Stations 37 and 38 were dispatched for a downed power line in the area of Hamilton and Old Somerville Road. The Chief Fire Marshal (FM-10 Alpha) arrived to find the downed power line in heavy brush on a vacant piece of property owned by the state. Contractors on site hit the power lines and ignited the brush. Due to the traveling fire, the close proximity of multiple vacant structures, and the high brush fire alert (Red Flag Day) that day, FM-10 Alpha had Brush 36 Tender 36 units added to the assignment. Once PSE&G advised the power was cut, 36, 37 and 38 units went to work extinguishing and overhauling the area. Units operated on scene for approximately 2 hours. Brush 36, Brush 36-2 and Tender 36 operated on the scene.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
On Sunday November 3rd at 0900 Flagtown Fire was joined by Manville Fire (Station 42) at the Somerset Emergency Services Training Academy (SCESTA) for live fire training. The drill was organized by Captain Dziminski (36–C5) and held in the Phase 5 building under fire conditions. The training consisted of 3 evolutions including a 2 basement fires.Crews were broken into engine companies and ladder companies. Engine companies stretched in with primary and backup lines while truck companies practiced vent-enter-search (VES) techniques and victim rescue. All participants improved their VES and extinguishment techniques.
Monday, October 28, 2013
On Monday October 28th at 0300, the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to the area of Claremont Drive and Sunnyside Lane for the reported working structure fire. Assistant Chief 38 arrived on-scene with a single-story vacant private home with heavy fire showing through the roof and power lines down. Chief 37, Deputy Chief 37, and Deputy Chief 36 arrived shortly after with Chief 37 taking command. Engine 37 and Tower 37 arrived one after another and went to work setting up the aerial for a master stream operation while stretching a 2.5" line to begin suppression. Car 36, Ladder 36, and Brush36 arrived shortly after. Due to the lack of hydrants in the neighborhood command requested the South County Tanker Task Force as well as a 2nd-Alarm. Crews from Station 36 where assigned to the rear sector of the house with Deputy 36 to overhaul and make access to the fire. Crews from 36, and 26 were met with the task overhauling the area. District crews had the bulk of the fire knocked down by 0445 and cleared the scene by 0645. Companies on-scene: 36 (Hillsborough #1), 37 (Hillsborough #2), 38 (Hillsborough #3), 48 (Neshanic), 28 FAST (Millstone Valley), 26 FAST (Elizabeth Ave), 45 Tanker (Montgomery #1), 44 Tanker (Middlebush), 35 Tanker (Griggstown), 56 Tanker (Somerset), 79 EMS (Hillsborough), Hillsborough PD, Hillsborough Fire Safety and Hillsborough OEM.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Congratulations to Dave and Caitlyn from all of us! We all wish you many years of health and happiness in your new lives together.
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