Jul
28
2015

Brush Fire – Lorien Place

Brush Fire - 07-28-2015 - 18 Lorien Place - Jeff 002
On Tuesday July 28th at 1550 Stations 36 and 37 were dispatched to Lorien Place for a reported smoke condition in the woods.  Assistant 37 arrived, established command, and confirmed a small brush fire approximately 50×30 in the woods.  Brush 36 arrived on scene and assisted with extinguishment.  All units cleared the scene at 1646.
Jul
25
2015

Search & Rescue – Sourland Mountain Preserve

Search & Rescue - 07-25-2015 - Sourland Mountain Preserve 002
On Saturday July 25th at 1321 while members were cleaning up from the district drill, Station 36 was dispatch along with Rescue 79 for an injured hiker in the Sourland Mountain Preserve on trail 10 or 11. Chief 36 responded and joined Asst. Chief 79 in ascertaining the patients location. Ranger 36 & 79 responded
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Jul
25
2015

Fireground Tactics Drill – SCESTA

Fireground Tactics Drill - 07-25-2015 - SCESTA 001
On Saturday July 25th at 0800 members from 36 Fire joined members from 37 & 38 Fire at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy (SCESTA) for our first District organized drill. Members practiced basic ladder operations, vent enter search, hose evolutions and completed a maze in black out conditions while being hung up on
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Jul
24
2015

Festival of Balloning – Solberg Airport in Readington

QuickChek Festival of Ballooning - 07-24-2015 - Solberg Airport Redington - Foelsch 005
On Friday July 24th Hillsborough Vol. Fire Co. #1 was requested by Readington Fire to assist them in standing by at the Annual QuickChek Festival of Ballooning at the Solberg Airport in Readington. Readington Crews staff the event for 3 days and often request assistance from local agencies so that thier members can take a
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Jul
23
2015

CPR Recert at Station 79

CPR Recert - 07-21-2015 - Station 79 002
On Thursday July 23rd at 1830 members from Flagtown Fire attended a 4 hour course at Hillsborough EMS Station 79 for CPR recertification.
Jul
22
2015

Ladder Stand By at North Brunswick Station 1

Ladder Standby - 07-22-2015 - North Brunswick Station 1 001
On Wednesday July 22nd at 1122 Ladder 36 was requested to stand by at North Brunswick Fire Station 1 to cover the town while crews from North Brunswick and surrounding areas continued to battle a very large warehouse fire on Livingston Ave.  Ladder 36 stood by at Station 1 for approximately 7 hours before returning
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Jul
21
2015

Tanker Drill – Branchberg

Tanker Drill - 07-21-2015 - Branchberg - Mike 005
On Tuesday July 21st at 1830 Tanker 36 participated in a Station 48 hosted Tanker Task Force drill in Branchberg.  Tankers from neighboring departments practiced water shuttle operations.
Jul
20
2015

Congratulations SCESTA Graduates

SCESTA Graduation - 07-20-2015 - Auten Road School 001
Congratulations to all the students who graduated from the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy (SCESTA) tonight.  And a special congratulations to the graduates from Flagtown Fire.  We are very proud of all of you. DJ Rolle           – Fire I Tyler Riordan   – Fire Officer I
Jul
19
2015

Search & Rescue – Sourland Mountain Preserve

Search & Rescue - 07-19-2015 - Sourland Mountain Preserve 011
On Sunday July 19th at 0835 Flagtown Fire and Rescue 79 were dispatched to the Sourland Mountain Preserve to locate and retrieve a hiker in distress with reported chest pain. Chief 36, Deputy 36, Brush 36 and Ranger 36 responded with Chief 36 taking command upon arrival.  Rangers 36 and 79 entered the preserve to
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Jul
18
2015

Drafting Drill – SCESTA

Drafting Drill - 07-18-2015 - SCESTA 022
On Saturday July 18th at 0800 Flagtown fire and Station 37 meet at Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy (SCESTA) to conduct a drafting drill.  Crews practiced drafting from a static water supply utilizing Engine 36 and Engine 37.  After pulling the draft the engines supplied Tower 37.  Water was flowed through deck guns, aerial
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