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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