Jun
25
2015

Water Flow and Master Stream Drill

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During our weekly work detail on Thursday June 25th Flagtown Fire conducted a water flow and master stream drill at Sunnymead Road.  Engine 36 tied the hydrant establishing a water supply.  Engine 36 flowed through its deck gun and supplied Ladder 36 which flowed through its aerial waterway, 2 portable monitors, and a 2 ½”
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Jun
21
2015

Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there from all of us at Flagtown Fire / Rescue!
Jun
18
2015

Congratulations Hillsborough High Graduate Tony Valentine

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Flagtown Fire would like to congratulate Anthony Valentine for graduating from Hillsborough High School!  In August Tony will be attending the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) where he will study to become a diesel mechanic.  We will certainly miss Tony while he is away.  We wish him all the best as he pursues his education and
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Jun
16
2015

RIT Call – Dreahook Road, Branchburg Township

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On Tuesday June 16th at 1908 RIT 36 was dispatched to Dreahook Road in Branchburg Township for a confirmed structure fire.  Chief 36, Deputy 36, and Ladder 36 responded.  Chief 36 arrived and did a quick 360 investigation to brief the FAS Team arriving shortly after on Ladder 36 of the scene situation.  RIT 36
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Jun
4
2015

Landing Zone Coverage – Foothill Acres

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On Thursday June 4th at 0022 Station 36 was dispatched to Dogwood Dr for landing zone coverage.  Chief 36 arrived on scene and observed tall grass and overgrown conditions at the proposed landing site.  Chief 36 communicated with county and the Northstar pilots and together it was decided a new landing site was needed.  The
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Jun
2
2015

Thanks Nick Patullo

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Thank you to Firefighter Nick Patullo for cleaning and organizing the station’s tool room!  Before Nick undertook this project the tool room had become a dumping ground for an assortment of equipment and tools.  Thanks to Nick the room is usable once again.
Jun
1
2015

Congratulations Michelle and Mindy on your Engagement

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The members of Flagtown Fire would like to congratulate Michelle Golder and Mindy Wolfmayer on their engagement!  Michelle and Mindy have been together for 2 and a half years.  Congratulations to both of you!  You two are a great couple and we all know you will have an amazing life together
May
31
2015

Water Rescue Drill and Demonstration

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On Sunday May 31st Flagtown Fire / Rescue participated in a multiple agency water rescue drill and demonstration in the Raritan Rive at the Dukes Parkway Park in Manville.  The public was on hand to watch as swift water rescue techs conducted rescue operations from the shore as well as from marine units. Agencies participating
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May
31
2015

Tanker Drill – Perth Amboy

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On Sunday May 31st Tanker 36 participated in a tanker taskforce drill in Perth Amboy.  There were 25-30 tankers participating from fire departments all over the area.  The purpose of the drill was to demonstrate the value of a water shuttle operation to supplement other sources of water in an urban environment.  Flow rates of
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May
27
2015

Happy Birthday Flagtown Fire!

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On Friday May 27th, 1938, 29 brave men came together to form Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #1. Happy 77th birthday Flagtown Fire / Rescue! “Never underestimate the power of a small group of dedicated individuals to change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”  – Margaret Mead
May
25
2015

Happy Memorial Day

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On this Memorial Day the members of Flagtown Fire would like to take a moment to remember all of the brave men and women in our armed forces who gave their lives in service to our great nation.  They made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our way of life.  They gave up their today for
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May
23
2015

Multiple Calls During Memorial Day Remembrance

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On Saturday 5/23/15 the Flagtown Fire Company had a busy day. The morning started off with our members and apparatus attending the Hillsborough Township Memorial Day Parade to honor all those who have given their life in service to our country.  Toward the conclusion of the parade at 1114, Car 36, Brush 36, Engine 36,
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May
23
2015

2015 Memorial Day Parades

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Flagtown Fire will participate in two parades this Memorial Day weekend.  On Saturday May 23rd, Station 36 took part in the Hillsborough Memorial Day parade and on Monday the 25th, we will join Neshanic at their parade.  Flagtown Fire honors all our nation’s veterans and extends its heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all who have
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May
17
2015

Quarterly RIT Drill

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On Sunday May 17th Flagtown Fire conducted its second quarterly RIT drill for 2015.  Firefighters from Station 37 joined us.  The drill was run by Assistant Chief Lachowski and focused on Firefighter packaging and removal from a second story window with the use of an extension ladder and a haul system.  Crews received instruction on
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May
7
2015

Spring Cleaning at Flagtown Fire

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On Thursday May 7th Flagtown Fire started our weekly work detail 2 hours early to get some spring cleaning done.  Members took advantage of nice weather and came together to thoroughly clean the bays, throw out unneeded items, power wash the fence, and clean the apparatus.
May
5
2015

Structure Fire – Orlando Drive – Raritan Borough

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On Tuesday May 5th at 1130 Hillsborough Fire Companies 36 & 37 were dispatched mutual aid to Orlando Drive in Raritan Borough for a structure fire in a large abandon commercial structure.  Stations 36 and 37 responded while station 38 remained in town to cover Hillsborough.  Ladder 36 arrived on scene to find a very
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Apr
30
2015

Wildland Fire Drill

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During our weekly work detail on Thursday April 30th Lieutenant Perfette organized a classroom brush fire drill.  George Efinger from the NJ Forest Fire Service was brought in to provide instruction on wildland firefighting tactics and wildland urban interface structure defense.  The drill concluded with a hands on demonstration of the tools used in wildland
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Apr
25
2015

Congratulations Nancy and Jeff on Your Marriage

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On Saturday April 25th member Nancy Gulla married her fiancé Jeffery Murray.  Congratulations to you both.  We wish you many years of happiness together.
Apr
21
2015

Flagtown Fire Heads to FDIC

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Flagtown Fire sends Chief Foelsch, Commissioner Patullo, and Engineers Riordan and Guzy to take classes at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis Indiana.
Apr
19
2015

Brush Fire – Riverside Drive

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On Sunday April 19th at 1315 Station 36 and the Forestry Service were dispatched to Riverside Drive for a reported brush fire.  Crews arrived on scene to find a brush fire burning along the side of the road measuring approximately 20’x2’.  Crews worked to extinguish the fire and overhaul the area.  All units cleared the
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Apr
19
2015

Brush Fire – Zion Road

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On Sunday April 19th at 1201 Stations 36 and 48 and the Forestry Service were dispatched to Zion Road for a reported brush fire.  Crews arrived on scene to find a brush fire measuring approximately 50’x50’.  Crews worked to extinguish the fire and overhaul the area.  All units cleared the scene at 1256.
Apr
18
2015

Congratulations to Pete and Alyssa on Your Engagement

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The members of Flagtown Fire would like to congratulate Pete Heitz and his fiancé Alyssa Bohler on their engagement!  Pete and Alyssa have been together for 3 years.  Congratulations to both of you!  You two are a great couple and we all know you will have an amazing life together.
Apr
16
2015

Pump and Flow Drill – Strykers Lane

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During our weekly work detail on Thursday April 16th Flagtown Fire conducted a water flow and pump operations drill at Stryker Lane.  Engine 36 tied the hydrant establishing a water supply.  Engine 36 supplied Ladder 36 which conducted Aerial Operations and flowed an 1 ¾” CAFS hand line.  Lieutenant Heitz instructed rookie members in the
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Apr
16
2015

Brush Fire – Amwell Road

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On Thursday April 16th at 1639 Stations 36 and 37 were dispatched to the area Amwell Road for a possible brush fire.  Chief 36 arrived to find smoke showing in the woods behind Amwell Mall.  Chief 36 established command and due to the red flag warnings added Station 38′s brush unit.  Crews made access to
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Apr
16
2015

Outlet Fire – Merrit Drive

On Thursday April 16th at 0744, Stations 36 and 37 were dispatched to Merrit Drive to perform a fire investigation after the homeowner reported seeing a flame from an outlet when unplugging a device.  Chief 37 arrived on scene and assumed command from the Fire Marshals so Assistant 36 and FM 10B could enter the
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Apr
13
2015

MVC With Brush Fire

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On Monday April 13th at 1442 Stations 36, 48, and the Forestry Service were dispatched to Blackpoint Road for the report of a car into a utility pole with a transformer fire.  Units arrived on scene to find that the driver had self-extricated.  Command reported a car had struck and knocked down a utility pole
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Apr
6
2015

Mutual Aid – Engine Request To Station 18

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On Monday April 6th at 1552 Engine 36 was dispatched to Hunterdon County to stand by at Lebanon Borough’s (Station 18) Firehouse while they fought a very large brush fire in Tweksbury.  The crew from Engine 36 manned Station 18 for approximately 2 hours while the Lebanon firefighters brought the brush fire under control.  Engine
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Apr
5
2015

First Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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On Easter Sunday at 1000 Flagtown Fire held its first annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children of our members.  Coffee and Donuts were supplied for the members while the kids hunted for plastic eggs filled with small toys and candy in the yard.  We even had a special appearance by the Easter Bunny!  Thanks
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Apr
5
2015

Happy Easter and Passover

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, safe, and joyous Easter and Passover from all of us at Flagtown Fire / Resue!
Apr
2
2015

Ladders Drill

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During our weekly work detail on Thursday April 2nd Flagtown Fire ran a ladders drill at Hillsborough High School.  There were 2 stations.  At the first, members practiced raising, lowering, footing, and working on extension ladders.  At the second station members practiced maneuvering the aerial to gain proficiency and accuracy.  The nigh ended on the
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Mar
31
2015

Chimney Fire – Millstone River Road

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On Tuesday March 31st at 1902, the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to Millstone River Road for a reported chimney fire.  Chief 37 arrived on scene, established command, and confirmed a chimney fire with fire and smoke showing.  Crews from 36 and 37 fire entered the structure, extinguished the fire in the fire box, and
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Mar
31
2015

PD Assist – Playground Next to Municipal Building

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On Tuesday March 31st at 1631, Stations 36, 37, and Rescue 79 were dispatched to the playground next to the Municipal Building on South Branch Road to assist the Police Department in removing a child stuck in playground equipment.  Units arrived on scene to find a child with their legs stuck in a rubber swing. 
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Mar
24
2015

CPR Recertification

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On Tuesday March 24th, members of Flagtown Fire/ Rescue re-certified their CPR.  As first responders it’s important to be up on our skills and all members passed with ease.  Thank you to instructors Sean Mornoney, Christine Gwin, Rob Slovik, and Lori Voorhees for making the class fun while we learned valuable skills.
Mar
22
2015

Bailout Bag Certification

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On Sunday March 22nd, members from Stations 36 and 37 completed training and became certified on the bailout system we carry with our gear.  The bailout bag is used to provide a safe means of escape from a building if a firefighter becomes trapped and must exit the building through an upper story window.  The
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Mar
14
2015

Sprinkler Class – Chubb Loss Prevention Lab

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On Saturday March 14th members of Flagtown Fire joined by fellow brothers from Lyons Fire Department attended a class at the Chubb Loss Prevention Lab in Warren Township.  Members listened to a Loss Prevention and systems specialist explain how sprinkler systems operate under fire conditions and how crews can secure these systems after a fire. 
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Mar
14
2015

Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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On Saturday March 14th Flagtown fire lined up to participate in the annual Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Many companies were in attendance and a good time was had by all.  Flagtown sent Car 36, Brush 36 and Marine 36.
Mar
10
2015

Rest in peace Chief Ex Chief George Kavanaugh

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The members of Flagtown Fire would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Somerville Fire Department for the loss of Ex Chief George Kavanaugh.  Rest in peace Chief.
Mar
10
2015

MVC With Entrapment – Amwell & Woodfern

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On March 10th at 0625 Stations 36 and 48 along with Rescue 79 were dispatched the area of Amwell Rd and Woodfern for a single car crash. Assistant 48 arrived on scene and advised a single car into a pole with heavy entrapment. Medevac was also requested at that time. Chief 36 arrived on scene
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Mar
9
2015

Odor of Natural Gas

On Monday March 9th beginning at 1558, Stations 36 and 37 responded to multiple odor of natural gas calls along the 206 corridor from Gail Road (area of Dukes Parkway and Claudia Road) down to Hillsborough Transmission and as well as Falcon Road.  At one location, members from Stations 36 and 37 discovered natural gas
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Mar
9
2015

MVC With Entrapment – River Road

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On Monday March 9th at 1442, Stations 36, 37, and 48 were dispatched along with Rescue 79 to River Road for a reported overturned motor vehicle with entrapment.  Chief Fire Marshal Weniger arrived on scene, established command, and confirmed an overturned motor vehicle with heavy entrapment.  Rescue 79 began extrication operations with assistance from members
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Feb
16
2015

Students Start Fire I

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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
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Feb
12
2015

RIT Drill

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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
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Feb
5
2015

SCBA Refresher and Confidence Drill

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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
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Jan
23
2015

RIT Call – Wellington Court Montgomery

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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
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Jan
16
2015

Structure Fire – Merrit Drive

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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
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Jan
14
2015

Cub Sout Pack 89 Den 12 Comes to Visit

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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
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Jan
3
2015

Rest In Peace Bill Galaini

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
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Jan
1
2015

Happy New Year!

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

2014 Years Of Service Milestones

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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      -   
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Dec
31
2014

Congratulations 2014 Top Responders

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Congratulations to the 2014 Top 10 Responders!  Thank you for your hard work and dedication throughout the year.
Dec
25
2014

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas from all of us at Flagtown Fire / Rescue!
Dec
22
2014

MVC – Overturned Vehicle – Dukes Parkway West

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On Monday, December 22, at 2322 hours Station 36 and Rescue 79 were dispatched for an overturned motor vehicle in the area of Dukes Parkkway West and Roycefield Road.  County dispatch advised responding units that accident was on Roycefield Road near River Road.  Chief 36 arrived on scene and established command.  Chief 36 advised motor
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Dec
21
2014

Rest In Peace Officers Ramos, Liu, and Kondek

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Flagtown Fire / Rescue would like to send a message of solidarity to the NYPD and the Tarpon Springs Police Department.  Our members extend their thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies to the families and friends of our fallen brothers in blue.  Rest in peace Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu of the NYPD and Officer
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Dec
18
2014

Thank You Gibraltar Rock

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Flagtown Fire would like to say thank you to Aidan Kilcoyne, Mike Kotlaez and Gibraltar Rock for their wonderful donation of turkeys to our firefighters!  This is the 4th year in a row, that Gibraltar Rock has donated turkeys to our members.  Thank you very much!
Nov
6
2014

RIT Drill

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During our weekly work detail on November 6th, Captain Eric Regiec organized and led a RIT drill for the members of Flagtown Fire. The drill focused on the deployment and operation of 3 new pieces of RIT equipment: A Rite Rescue System, a Scott RIT PAK 3, and a RIT Wheel. All three pieces of
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Oct
31
2014

Happy Halloween!

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Have a Happy and Safe Halloween from all of us at Flagtown Fire / Rescue! Stop by station 36 between 530 and 730 tonight for some trick or treating. Thank you to Norz Farm for donating the corn stalks to our firehouse.
Aug
18
2014

Students Start Fire I

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On Monday August 18th, Firefighter Anthony Valentine started Fire I at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy (SCESTA).  Flagtown Fire wishes Tony 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
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Aug
16
2014

2014 Annual Picnic

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On Saturday August 16th, Flagtown Fire held its annual picnic.  Once again family and friends got together to share good food and good times.  There was plenty of eating, swimming, sports, and even a little karaoke. In addition to the the normal festivities we also celebrated 2 birthdays.  Flagtown Fire wishes very happy birthdays to
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Jul
31
2014

Marine 36 Preplanning at Duke Farms

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On Thursday July 31st at 1900, members from Flagtown Fire met with representatives of Duke Farms to preplan an access ramp that the estate graciously installed on their property for marine access to the river.  Ranger 36 was used to guide Marine 36 down to the river bank for a simulated launch.  Crews also preplanned
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Jul
26
2014

Medevac Landing Zone – New Centre and Orchard

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On Saturday July 26th at 1725, Station 36 was dispatched to the area of New Centre Road and Orchard Drive to secure a landing zone for a medevac.  Chief 36 arrived on location and spoke to Rescue Squad representatives to establish a location.  Engine 36 established a landing zone in the area of New Centre
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Jul
23
2014

Kitchen Fire – River Road

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
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Jul
6
2014

Plane Crash – Sunnymead Road

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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
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Jul
5
2014

Structure Fire – Deanna Drive

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On Saturday July 5th at 0051, the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to Deanna Drive for a possible shed/structure fire with exposures.  Chief 37 arrived and confirmed a shed, truck, fence, and a dumpster on fire.  Chief 36 arrived shortly after and marked the plug for incoming units.  District units extinguished the fires, overhauled the
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Jul
4
2014

Happy Independence Day

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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
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Jul
3
2014

Heavy Rains – Storm Response

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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
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Jul
2
2014

The Somerset County 4-H Alpaca Club Visits Flagtown Fire

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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.
Jun
26
2014

Gradulations Hillsborough High Graduates!

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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.
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Jun
21
2014

June Quarterly RIT Drill

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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.
Jun
15
2014

Happy Father’s Day!

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Sunday, June 15, 2014 Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there from all of us at Flagtown Fire / Rescue!
Jun
7
2014

Cub Scout Bon Fire – Ann Van Park

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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
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May
31
2014

Special Work Detail For Engine 36

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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
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May
30
2014

Oven Fire – Fellen Place

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Friday, May 30, 2014 On Firday May 30th at 2124 the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to Fellen Place for the reported oven fire. Chief 36 arrived on scene, established command, and reported the fire was out and the residence was well ventilated. Ladder 36 and Tanker 36 arrived on scene and sent crews interior
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May
29
2014

New Auxiliary Lights for Brush 36-2

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 Special thanks to Chief Engineer John Novak and Commissioner Nick Patullo for installing bed lights in Brush 36-2. These lights will prove invaluable during night operations.
May
29
2014

Tanker / Pumper Drill

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 On Thursday May 29th during our weekly work detail, Captain Regiec set up a mini Tanker / Pumper drill. The drop take was set up allowing Engine 36 to draft. A 1¾” hand line and the BlitzFire were deployed to flow water. The drill gave us the opportunity to demo some
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May
27
2014

Happy 76th Birthday Flagtown Fire!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Happy 76th Birthday to Flagtown Fire! On Friday May 27th, 1938, 29 brave men came together to form Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #1; Flagtown Fire / Rescue. “Never underestimate the power of a small group of dedicated individuals to change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
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May
26
2014

Happy Memorial Day

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Monday, May 26, 2014 On this Memorial Day the members of Flagtown Fire would like to take a moment to remember the brave men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives in service to this great nation. They gave their last full measure of devotion to defend our way of life. We
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May
25
2014

Camper Fire – Beekman Lane

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Sunday, May 25, 2014 On Sunday May 25th at 1013 Flagtown Fire was dispatched to Beekman Lane for a reported motor vehicle fire. While responding Chief 36 reported visible smoke from a distance and requested Station 37 for additional manpower. Chief 36 arrived on scene, established command, and reported a fully involved 20’ enclosed camper
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Apr
18
2014

Students Start Fire I

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On Monday August 18th, Firefighter Anthony Valentine started Fire I at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy (SCESTA).  Flagtown Fire wishes Tony 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
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Mar
27
2014

Flammable Liquids Drill – May 15th

On Thursday May 15th Flagtown Fire will conduct a flammable liquids drill using the Phase I burn box at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy (SCESTA). The drill will start at 1930. Trucks will leave Station 36 at 1900. Please contact Captain Dziminski with any questions.
Mar
22
2014

Smoke Condition – James Town Commons

Saturday, March 22, 2014 On Saturday March 22nd at 2229, the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to James Town Commons for the reported smoke condition on the 2nd floor. Chief 37 and Chief36 both checked in service with Chief 37 arriving and having the command and Chief 36 taking interior operations. Chief 36 confirmed a
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Mar
16
2014

Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 On Sunday March 16th Flagtown fire lined up to participate in the annual Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Many companies were in attendance and a good time was had by all. Flagtown sent Car 36, Engine 36, Ladder 36, and Brush 36-2
Mar
15
2014

Structure Fire – Auten Road

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 On Saturday March 15 at 1750, the Hillsborough Fire district was dispatched to Auten Road for the reported structure fire. Chief 37 arrived on scene, established command and reported smoke showing from the roof of a middle unit townhouse. Assistant 38 took operations. Crews from station 37 made an interior attach
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Mar
15
2014

Parade Prep

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 On Saturday March 15th, the members of Flagtown Fire cleaned and prepared the apparatus for the Somerville St. Patrick’s day parade.
Mar
11
2014

Smoke Condition – Black Point Road

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 On Tuesday March 11th, at 0725 the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to Black Point Road for the reported smoke condition in a residence. Chief 36 arrived on scene and assumed command, while Chief 48 took Operations. Chief 36 confirmed a smoke condition in the residence and advised responding units of
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Mar
8
2014

Ladder 36 Stands by at Station 26

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 On Saturday March 8th, Flagtown Fire sent Ladder 36 with a crew to stand by at Station 26 District 1 held its Awards Ceremony.
Mar
8
2014

March Quarterly RIT Drill

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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,
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Mar
1
2014

Mulch Fire – DPW Dump – Auten Road

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.
Feb
28
2014

Mutual Aid Into East Amwell Township For Structure Fire

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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
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Feb
27
2014

Mini Size-up Drill

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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
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Feb
27
2014

Structure Fire – Millstone River Road

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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 10×10 shed burning in the back of the property. The high winds exposed the residence on the property as well
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