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, and Ranger 36 were dispatched to the Sourland Mountains to assist the Rescue Squad with transporting an injured individual at the top of the preserve. Members of Flagtown Fire and the Hillsborough Rescue Squad carried the patient a little more than a mile over extremely rough terrain to the waiting all-terrain vehicle which then transported the patient down the pipeline. Units cleared the scene almost 3 hours later at 1357.
A few hours later the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to smoke from a barn. Chief 36 arrived and held the assignment to Station 36 due to the homeowners putting out a small fire under their barn prior to FD arrival. Minor overhaul was performed and units clear after operating for approximately 30 minutes on scene.
An hour later Flagtown was dispatched back to the Sourland Mountain Preserve for another injured hiker. Ranger 36, Brush 36, Brush 36-2, and Ladder 36 personnel were used to assist 79 personnel at trail marker 2 to transport the patient to a waiting ambulance.
Soon after Flagtown Fire was dispatched again with the request for our Tanker to assist Readington Fire Station 32 for a reported odor of smoke.
The day ended with a call for an open burn in the area of Longfield Dr and Rohill Rd.