Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #1 - Flagtown

Students Start Fire I

Monday, February 16, 2015  On Monday February 16th, Firefighter DJ Rolle started Fire I at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy (SCESTA).  Flagtown Fire wishes DJ and all the other students at SCESTA all the best. New Jersey Firefighter I is a 170 hour course spanning 5 months.  It is a combination of classroom and hands on training where students master the basics of firefighting. We know DJ will make us proud and look forward to his graduation in the summer.



RIT Drill

Thursday, February 12, 2015  During our weekly work detail on Thursday February 12th Flagtown Fire ran a RIT drill.  Members split into 2 teams and went through 2 scenarios.  Both started with searching for a downed firefighter in dark smoky conditions. In the first scenario, the team dealt with an air emergency and practiced connecting the RIT pack and swapping out a mask or regulator.  In the second scenario, the team packaged and removed the downed firefighter using the Rite Rescue System.  The drill was a great refresher and confidence builder for all.



SCBA Refresher and Confidence Drill

Thursday, February 5, 2015  During our weekly work detail on Thursday February 5th Flagtown Fire ran an SCBA confidence and refresher drill.  Members reviewed the SCBA packs and our RIT pack.  Then members donned gloves and blacked out face pieces and were timed while they untangled and donned a pack.  The drill was a great refresher and confidence builder for all.



RIT Call - Wellington Court Montgomery

Friday, January 23, 2015  On Friday January 23rd at 1752, the Station 36 FAST was requested into Montgomery on a 1st alarm basement fire.  Montgomery arriving Chiefs found a 2.5 story wood frame, vast private dwelling with heavy smoke from the front door and heavy fire in the B/C corner.  Chief 36 arrived and did a quick 360 investigation to brief the FAST arriving on Ladder 36, of the scene situation prior to their arrival.  Chief 36 was then assigned to the command post to supervise all FAST operations and assist Chief 45.

RIT 36 set up on the front lawn under the direction of Captain Regiec.  Due to the size of the home, multiple floor breaches from fire, and scene hazards, manpower from 28 Fire, Millstone Valley, and Kingston Fire 39 were added to the RIT compilation.  Crews stood by on the A/B corner and C/D corner to keep a close eye on operating crews.  Because of the hazards RIT crews were at a constant ready and communicated through the event on manpower locations and operations.  All units were cleared shortly after 23:00 hours.  No injuries were reported and all crews on scene did a great job.



Cub Sout Pack 89 Den 12 Comes to Visit

Wednesday, January 21, 2015  On Wednesday January 21st, Cub Scout Pack 89 - Den 12 came to visit Station 36 and learn about fire safety.  Firefighter Marshal Farley, Firefighter Tony Valentine, and President Jeff Singer gave the scouts a tour of Ladder 36 and Engine 36 and taught the scouts important fire safety lessons.  Everyone had fun and learned a lot.  Thanks for coming to visit guys!



Structure Fire - Merrit Drive

Friday, January 16, 2015  On Friday January 16th at 1919 the Hillsborough fire District was dispatched to Merit Dr. for a structure fire.  Chief 37 and Assistant Chief 37 arrived on scene with Chief 37 taking command and Assistant 37 confirming a fire in the basement.  Crews from Station 36 assisted in establishing a water supply to Engine 37-2 while Ladder 36 set up for aerial operations.  With a water supply established, Flagtown crews assisted with fire suppression and overhaul on all floors.  Command was terminated at 2211.



Rest In Peace Bill Galaini

Saturday, January 3, 2015  On Saturday January 3rd, Flagtown Fire / Rescue said their final goodbyes to life member Bill Galaini.  Bill became a fireman in 1951 and served as our President in 1959.  Our members stood watch at the funeral services and accompanied Bill to his final resting place in St. Bernard Cemetery.  Bill will be remembered as will his service to our community.  Rest in peace Bill.



Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Happy New Year!  Wishing all of you a very happy, healthy, and safe 2015 from all of us at Flagtown Fire / Rescue!



2014 Years Of Service Milestones

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Flagtown Fire would like to congratulate the following members who reached a years of service milestone in 2014.  Thank you for your service to our community and for your dedication to safeguarding the life and property of our neighbors.

James Farley         -    45
John Spellman       -    40
Matt DeCicco         -    30
Mike Wesoloski      -    20
Tom Lachowski      -    10
Jason Rogers         -    10
Adam Armstrong    -    5
Mike Carone           -    5
Joey Giarrusso       -    5
Josh Jansky            -    5
Tyler Riordan          -    5
Jay Spagnuolo        -    5



Congratulations 2014 Top Responders

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Congratulations to the 2014 Top 10 Responders!  Thank you for your hard work and dedication throughout the year.



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