Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company #2

MEMBERS WANTED

Sunday, April 3, 2016  Hillsborough Fire Co.2 is looking for new members. If you want to be part of one of the busiest fire companies in Somerset County - Email us at membership37fire@yahoo.com.

     

We are 37 Fire



 

Rest in Peace

Monday, March 28, 2016  It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our sister firefighter Doris Flatley. Doris was a member of Station 37 Fire since 1983. She was a life member and dedicated over 35 years of service to the residents of Hillsborough Township. She was the first female fire fighter in Hillsborough Township. FF Flatley was also a fire instructor at the Somerset County Fire Academy. Doris was a key member of the Somerset County Fire Academy building committee during the construction phase. Firefighter Flatley ended her shift on March 17th 2016. Rest in Peace Doris - We got it from here!

   


 

Thank You!

Monday, March 28, 2016  Thank you so much to the Incredible Kids Academy in Hillsborough for their banner and kid's signatures honoring all of our emergency responders. We've proudly displayed your work on the walls inside our firehouse! Thank you from all of us here at Station 37 Fire.

   


 

One Month Later...

Friday, March 11, 2016  One month later Station 37 Fire along with our brothers from Station 36 Fire responded back to 152 Route 206 for a smoke condition. Great job once again by the firefighters of Hillsborough. When Chief 37 arrived he requested Station 36 ladder to help reach the fire. Ladder 37 was out being repaired during the call.

   


 

Thank You





Hillsborough Township Fire Company #2 would like to thank all residents and local business for your generous donations and support. It has been a very challenging weekend for the members of the Hillsborough Fire District. We were faced with what is being considered as the largest fire in Somerset County history. Despite two minor injuries, all members who participated did return home to their families after several days of hard work. The mental and physical stress our members and officers had to endure over the past weekend will definitely be marked in the back of our minds forever.

The VA Depot complex consisted of four 312000 sf buildings and crews working around the clock for close to three days managed to contain the fire to one and three-quarters of the four buildings. Our firefighters and officers had many odds against them as they struggled to deal with high winds and inadequate water supply.

The ability for crews to work around the clock could not have been accomplished without the outpouring of support from residents, local businesses and our mutual aid companies. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to assisting us in any way possible. From the signs displayed around town to the cards sent to us by local children, as well as the business that provided food and water to our members who were working on the scene as well as covering the Township of Hillsborough. There are no words that we can use to describe the amount of gratitude we have for everyone who has supported us and continues to support us through this challenging time.

We have been asked by many people about donations to the Hillsborough Fire District. The Hillsborough Fire District consists of three volunteer fire companies and one volunteer contract company: Flagtown Fire Company #1, Hillsborough Township Fire Company #2, Woods Road Fire Company #3 and Neshanic Fire Company. At this time, we ask that anyone who is interested in making donations to please contact or visit the Hillsborough Bureau of Fire Safety at the following address:

Hillsborough Bureau of Fire Safety
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Phone: 908-369-4313 ext. 178
Fax: 908-369-0609
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Do you want to help the firefighters of Hillsborough for free? All it will require is less than 30 minutes of your time. Please come out and vote for the Hillsborough Fire Commissioners and Fire District Budget. The voting will be held on Saturday, February 20th from 2:00pm - 9:00pm at the Hillsborough Municipal Building. Major items to be included in the 2016 budget is funding for new firefighting gear to replace existing outdated or damaged personal protective equipment, new radios and new firefighting hose. The Budget also covers training expenses, equipment upgrades, vehicle maintenance, insurance and other general operating expenses.


Again, we thank you all for everything you have done for us and your continued support throughout the year.



   


 

Holiday Toy Drive



The 2015 Toy Drive is also underway and will run through December 16th. Drop Boxes have been placed at local businesses throughout the township to collect a new unwrapped gift for a child in need. All items collected are provided to the Hillsborough Township Department of Social Services to be distributed to local families. Boxes are located at the following businesses:

Amwell Auto & Tire (Firestone)

Applebee’s

Boro Toy Shoppe

Century 21

Hillsborough Fire Co. # 2

Hillsborough Municipal Building

Hillsborough Racquet Ball & Fitness Club

IHOP

JK Design

Kohl’s

Provident Bank

Staples

Stop & Shop

Neighbors helping neighbors. For more details about the Fire Company check out our Facebook page.





   


 

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

On December 12 and 13th from 9am to 2pm Hillsborough Fire Station 37 will be escorting Santa around our primary response area.

Hillsborough Fire Station 37 has been doing the Santa Run for over 25 years and our firefighters enjoy seeing the kids of Hillsborough getting a chance to see Santa as he makes his preplan for Christmas Day.

If anyone has a special needs child and would like us to stop by please contact Ex-Chief Nick Speciale at 908-359-5530 or email at nspeciale@hillsboroughoem.org





   


 

Junior Firefighter Olympics

On Saturday, September 12th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Hillsborough Fire Company #2 will be hosting the annual Junior Firefighter Olympics at the firehouse located at 375 Route 206. The event is open to everyone and is completely free to all participants ages 12 and under. Participants will receive a complimentary photo of them wearing fire gear in front of the fire truck. The obstacle course will include simulations of what it takes to be a firefighter such as, the hose carry, ladder climb and slide, search and rescue and putting out a fire. The Hillsborough Fire District Bureau of Fire Safety will be at the event to answer fire safety related questions, distribute brochures and perform presentations with the smoke house.

   


 

Loss of a brother

Saturday, August 1, 2015  The men and women of Station 37 extended our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters of Millstone Valley Fire Department (Station 28) on the loss of Firefighter Kyle Scheuerman.  Firefighter Scheuerman suffered traumatic injuries in a motor vehicle accident while off duty. 


RIP Brother


   


 

Brush Fire

Tuesday, July 28, 2015  FM- 10-D (Fire Marshal Giordano) came across a large smoke condition in the area of New Amwell Road and Lorien Place this afternoon and requested the services of the Fire Companies.  Engine 37 quickly marked responding and arrived along with Chief 37 to find a brush fire off the road which involved several large branches and parts of trees.  Brush 36 and Mini-pumper 37 proceeded into the woods to make an attempt at extinguishing the fire.  A water supply was established by Engine 37.  No further resources were necessary.  Units were available within an hour. 


   


 
 
 

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