Saturday, March 8, 2014
On Saturday March 8th, Flagtown Fire sent Ladder 36 with Captain Dziminski, Captain Regiec, Lieutenant Heitz, and a crew to stand by at Station 26 District 1 held its Awards Ceremony.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
On Saturday March 8, 2014 at 0900, the members of Flagtown Fire gathered at the firehouse for our 1st quarterly RIT drill of 2014. The drill centered on a “back to basics” theme and covered packaging techniques. Members practiced packaging and backboarding a downed fireman. Different techniques and options were discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Those who participated came away with reinforced knowledge and confidence in skills we all pray we never have to use.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
On Saturday March 1st Stations 36 and 37 were dispatched multiple times to the DPW dump for the reported Mulch Fire. On each occasion, Tanker 36 Supplied water to Engine 37.
Friday, February 28, 2014
On Friday February 28th at 21:19 Tanker 36 was dispatched as part of a tanker task force to Linderbergh Road in East Amwell Township for the reported structure fire. Tanker 36 participated in the water shuttle operations dropping 7 full loads totaling over 22,000 gallons of water by the time operations were completed. Some manpower from 36 assisted in firefighting operations as well. Crews cleared the scene at 0117 the following morning.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
On Thursday February 27th at 2000, Assistant Chief Lachowski and Captain Regiec conducted a mini size-up drill at Station 36. The drill was facilitated using the Sims-U-Share software. Captain Regiec programmed several scenarios using several different building types. Members were able to see how the fire progressed in each scenario. For each scenario, Assistant Chief Lachowski walked members through the different fire stages and discussed how size-up, strategy, and tactics all change as the scene evolves. The drill was extremely informative and all members came away with added knowledge.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
On Thursday February 27th at 1814 the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to Millstone River Road for the reported shed fire. Chief 37 arrived on scene, established command, and reported a 10x10 shed burning in the back of the property. The high winds exposed the residence on the property as well as neighboring structures to possible danger from traveling embers. Ladder 36, Tanker 36, and Brush 36-2 responded. Ladder 36 extended its aerial device and to check the rooflines of exposed structures while the remaining crews from 36 joined district crews in extinguishment operations. Units cleared the scene at 1921.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
On Sunday Feburary 23rd at 15:27, Tender 36 and Brush 36-2 were requested by Chief 37 to respond the DPW dump off of Auten Road for a brush fire. Chief 36 and Assistant 36 arrived and assisted 37's mini pumper crew with evaluating a burning pile of mulch. Brush 36-2 arrived and put water on the burning pile while 37's crew moved the mulch around. Hillsborough DPW arrived with a loader and assisted crews on scene with dispersing the pile. The pile was extinguished after snow from the site was used to coat the pile. It's been a bad winter but the snow helped crews on scene for this call. All units cleared within an hour of arrival.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Hello all,Just want throw something out there for you to think about when on scene working around structures with snow loads. With the large amount of snow we've had this winter rooftops are collecting more and more snow before it has a chance to melt. With that said, the weight of that snow is something to think about when working at fire scenes. There have been numerous roof/ structure collapses around the state. Please use caution when working on roof tops both flat and pitched. Also be mindful when operating on the ground next to the structures. For those of you that were at the fire at the Girl Scout camp you may have seen the entire snow load slide off the roof when heated up by the fire. Luckily no one was near the structure at that time so no one was injured. I was near the area when it fell and it sounded like a freight train coming toward me. I'm putting this out to all of you to remind you to keep an eye in this hidden danger and the other dangers of working through a heavy winter like we've had. Any questions feel free to contact me.Thank you,Assistant Chief LachowskiHVFC #1
Vote Peter Michael Carone for Hillsborough Fire Commissioner, Saturday February 15 from 2-9pm at the municipal building. Please also vote yes to this years fire budget.Mr. Carone has been an active firefighter for many years and is very knowledgeable in firematics. In his personal business he has an extensive background in budgeting and operations. He will be a great fit for the community and fire district as a commissioner.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
On Thursday February 13th at 2004 the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to Camp Dewitt on Montgomery Road for a structure fire. Chief 48 arrived on scene, confirmed a working fire on division 2 of the structure, and activated the tanker task force. Chief 36, Deputy Chief 36, and Assistant Chief 36 arrived on the scene. Chief 36 took over Staging, Deputy Chief 36 took Operations, and Assistant Chief 36 plowed the access road enabling apparatus to reach the scene. Ladder 36, Tanker 36, and Mini Attack 48 arrived on scene and began defensive extinguishment operations. All units cleared the scene at 2312. Tanker 36 was dispatched the next morning at 0959 to extinguish hot spots.Units on scene, Car 36, Car 36-2, Ladder 36, Tanker 36, Brush 36, Brush 36-2, Car 37, Engine 37, Mini Attach 37, Car 38, Ladder 38, Tanker 38, Car 48, Tanker 48, Mini Attack 48, RIT 21, Tanker 32, Tanker 45, Tanker 51, Tanker 52, EMS 79, HBPD, HB DPW.Thank you to Country Hills FD (24) for covering Station 36 and Manville FD (42) for covering Station 37.
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