Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #1 - Flagtown

Kitchen Fire - River Road

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  On Monday July 21st at 1421, the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to River Road for a possible kitchen fire. Assistant 38 arrived and advised he had nothing showing from the street but after a brief survey, had a heavy smoke condition from inside. Crews from Engine and Ladder 36 arrived and established the fire on the stove was out but crews needed to overhaul the area. Engine 37-2 crew arrived and assisted 36 crews with ventilation. All of the effected appliances were removed my FD and the scene was turned over to the building department. No injuries reported.



Plane Crash - Sunnymead Road

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  On Wednesday July 16th at 1027, Stations 37 and 38 were dispatched to the area of 270 Sunnymead Road for an Aircraft crash. Fire Marshal John Yanko arrived on scene first and advised responding units that there was a small plane down with confirmed entrapment of a single occupant. Shortly thereafter extremely wet and muddy conditions were reported which were hampering responders from making access and 4 wheel drive vehicles were requested. Ranger 36 and Brush 36-2 were added to the box for all terrain support. Ranger 28 was also added by command. The patient was extricated quickly and transported by ground. Units remained on scene until secured by Officials on location while the investigation was completed. Later in the day at around 1430 Brush 36-2 was requested back to the scene to stand by with Brush 37-2 until the plane was removed.



Happy Independence Day

Friday, July 4, 2014  Flagtown Fire would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July.

For the freedoms that we all enjoy, our thanks go to the men and women who have served and are serving in all branches of the military.  We salute you!

Please take a moment today to thank a member of our military for their brave service in defending our freedoms.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…” Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776



Heavy Rains - Storm Response

Thursday, July 3, 2014  On Thursday July 3rd from approximately 1900 – 2200 Flagtown Fire responded to multiple reports of wires and trees down due to high winds and heavy rains.  Crews from Station 36 closed multiple roads and secured safety areas until utility companies arrived on scene to conduct repair operations. Crews reported near blinding driving conditions with trees and limbs jeopardizing crew safety but all  personnel made it back to the station safely.



The Somerset County 4-H Alpaca Club Visits Flagtown Fire

Wednesday, July 2, 2014  On Tuesday July 1st, The Somerset County 4-H Alpaca Club visited the Flagtown Fire. Their fair theme this year is 'Ignite the Green' and they decided to honor this by bringing two of their alpacas Terroir and Kerner to take pictures with our ladder truck. The fair is August 6th, 7th & 8th.



Congradulations Hillsborough High Graduates!

Thursday, June 26, 2014  Flagtown Fire would like to congratulate Joey Spense and Scott Weiss for graduating from Hillsborough High School!

In September Joey will be attending The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) where he will study Criminology.

Scott will head off to Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) where he will be studying General Business.

We will certainly miss both of these valuable firemen while they are away.  We wish you all the best as you pursue your education.

Flagtown Fire would also like to congratulate all of the other students graduating high school this year!



June Quarterly RIT Drill

Saturday, June 21, 2014  On Saturday June 21st, Flagtown Fire (Station 36) Millstone Valley Fire (Station 28) conducted dual RIT training together at the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center.  The topics covered in the drill were RIT pack, emergency radio communications, RIT radio communications, and mask change outs.  Thanks to all who attended.



Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 15, 2014  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there from all of us at Flagtown Fire / Rescue!



Cub Scout Bon Fire - Ann Van Park

Saturday, June 7, 2014  On Saturday June 7th, Chief Dave Foelsch and Firefighters Scott Weiss and James Boyda stood by at the request of Township Cub Scouts at their ceremonial event.  The Cub Scouts retired numerous American flags and participated in the passageway from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts while gathered around a small camp fire.



Special Work Detail For Engine 36

Saturday, May 31, 2014  On Saturday May 31st from 0900 - 1700, Flagtown Fire held its first apparatus work detail of the year.  Chief Foelsch organized the work detail for the purpose of thoroughly inspecting and cleaning Engine 36 and its equipment.  During the 8 hour work detail, members stripped all the equipment and hose off the apparatus.  The truck was meticulously cleaned inside and out.  All the equipment was carefully inspected, repaired as needed, and cleaned.  In addition all the hose was power washed.  As Chief Foelsch stated, “This work detail proved necessary to make our jobs easier and make sure the equipment we depend on to do our jobs is ready for service.”

A very special thank you to our Associate members for coming down to the firehouse early and cooking a delicious breakfast for us to enjoy.



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