Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company #2

2nd Alarm mutual aid assignment- Montgomery

Sunday, January 25, 2015  At 1343 hours, Station 37 was requested to respond with Tower 37 to the scene of a smoke condition in a commercial building at the request of Chief 46.  Command had a smoke condition from an unknown source in a three story commercial building with crews investigating.  Tower 37 marked up with a full crew along with Engine 37-2 heading to cover Station 46.  Tower 37 arrived and was given instructions by Deputy 37 to stage on CR 518 at the fire lane and stand by.  No additional manpower was necessary and Tower 37 cleared up within 15 minutes.  Engine 37-2 was released from their coverage. 



Coverage Assignment- Millstone Valley

Saturday, January 24, 2015  Engine 37-2 supplied a crew for coverage this evening from 1800 hours until midnight while members from Millstone Valley Fire Department enjoyed their annual Installation Dinner.  No assignments were taken by Engine 37-2 and we thank them for their hospitality as well as a congratulations to their 2015 officers!



2nd Alarm mutual aid assignment- Montgomery

Friday, January 23, 2015  At 1800 hours, Station 37 was requested by Chief 46 to stand by in quarters with Engine 37-2 and Tower 37 while units began to operate at a basement fire.  Montgomery command arrived to a 2.5 story wood frame, large private dwelling with heavy smoke from the front door, majority of the 1st division and heavy fire in the B/C corner.  Command requested the 2nd alarm box be filled on 45-14 which brought the Engine and Tower to the scene.  Engine 37-2 and Tower Ladder 37 both marked up with full staff each along with Car 37.  Crews arrived and established the manpower pool with Chief 37 taking the assignment and Ex-Chief Wiecenski filling the accountability officer role.  Engine 37-2's crew assigned to assist with hoseline operations on the C side and attempt to access the basement.  Due to very early failure of the first floor, all interior operations were withheld by command and defensive operations were initiated.  Crews spent the majority of the scene with exterior handlines and an aerial master stream hitting fire and high heat areas throughout the first and second floors.  Tower 37 crews also assisted with exterior hoseline operations on the A side mainly focusing on ground ladders into division 2.  37 crews cleared the scene and became available at approximately 2330 hours. 



2nd Alarm Basement fire- Box 37-03

Friday, January 16, 2015  Hillsborough District companies were dispatched this evening to 922 Merritt Dr Apt B on Box 37-03 for the reported structure fire. Upon arrival of Asst. Chief Shaffer, heavy smoke was visible from a 2-story middle of the row townhouse with a confirmed basement fire. First-arriving Engine 372 grabbed it's own hydrant and stretched two lines to the interior, while Ladder 36 arrived shortly after and immediately went to work on the roof from Side C. Thanks to another outstanding job by all companies involved, the fire was knocked at the 15-minute mark. As companies were checking for extension minor fire spread was located in the walls on multiple floors and as a result command requested the 2nd alarm for additional manpower.

Chief 37 had command, Chief 38 held operations.  Stations 36, 37, 38, 48, 26 FAST, 28 FAST, 30 FAST, 79 EMS and Fire Safety representatives were all on scene.

Units on standby at our quarters were Tower 45 and Engine 42-2.



Snowy day extrication

Tuesday, January 6, 2015  At approximately 0912 hours this morning, Station 37, 36, 79 EMS and RWJ-S ALS 8A2 responded to the area of Dukes Parkway West off Route 206 for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Upon arrival of Hillsborough PD and FM-10C, a single car accident into a tree was advised with entrapment and a critical patient.  Rescue Technicians from EMS 79 began patient care and extrication immediately with crews from Engine 36 and Engine 37-2 assisting with removal of the patient and stabilization of the vehicle.  Crews from U37 and Brush 36 assisted with traffic diversion until available resources from the county arrived.  The patient was removed and turned over to EMS personnel for transportation to Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick. 



2014 wrap up!

Thursday, January 1, 2015  2014 Total: 579 calls

Your Fire and Executive Line Officers for 2015 are:

Chief - Jim Paterno

Deputy Chief - Rich Bartolucci

Asst Chief - Bill Shaffer

Captain - Mike Patton

1st Lt - Brian Talorico

2nd Lt - Rich Crater

3rd Lt - Mike Nelson

Quartermaster - Rollin Rathbun

President - Ted McCollum

Vice President - Mohammed Khashab

Secretary - Bruce Baran

Treasurer - Bob Uniszkiewicz

Corresponding Secretary - Ryan Buckley

Sergeant At Arms - O'Ryan White



New Year's Eve fire

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  At 1037 hours, the district was alerted to 75 New Amwell Road for the reported chimney fire. Upon arrival of Chief 36 (Foelsch), the assignment was upgraded to a full 1st alarm with fire showing on the exterior of the Delta side of the residence. Engine 37-2 arrived first due and lead off with a 1.75" attack line to knock the exterior fire. Minimal extension was noted to the inside of the house but inspection points were made in all areas surrounding the chimney. All units were made available within an hour and the scene was turned over to the Bureau of Fire Prevention for inspection and cause.



Santa run 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014  Santa made his annual visit to our firehouse this weekend and he had a fantastic time!!

The families and children of Hillsborough were so happy to see him this weekend as he made his way through all the neighborhoods on the fire truck. 

Thank you to all who came out to see Santa and start the season off with a smile and a small gift from the big guy!

Also, thank you to all who donated a small fund towards our company.  Your generosity does not go unnoticed and we appreciate all your support!



NYPD LODD- 2 officers

Saturday, December 20, 2014  This afternoon, we learned of a terrible tragedy that occurred in New York City.  Two police officers were fatally wounded by a gunman who shot them both at point blank range while sitting in their marked police vehicle.  Officers Ramos and Liu lost their lives tragically.

The members of Station 37 extended our most deepest and heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the brothers and sisters of the New York City Police Department as well as the families of both officers. 



2nd Alarm Standby

Friday, December 19, 2014  Late this evening, Station 37 was requested to standby in quarters to staff Tower 37 while companies in Raritan operated on a structure fire in their town.  15 members stood by in quarters ready to respond with Tower 37 and Support 37 if necessary.  Units were released within 45 minutes.



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