Monday, November 25, 2013
The 2013 Holiday Toy Drive is underway!!Drop boxes have been placed at local businesses throughout the township to collect a new and unwrapped gift for a child in need in our area. All items collected will be delivered to the Hillsborough Township Department of Social Services and will be distributed to local families. Boxes will be located at the following businesses:Hillsborough Racquet Ball and Fitness Club (30 Brower Lane, off Roycebrook Road)Kohls (315 Route 206)Applebee's (315 Route 206)Century 21 (256 Route 206)IHOP (260 Route 206)Amwell Auto and Tire/Firestone (626 Route 206)Stop and Shop Staples (315 Route 206)Provident Bank (425 Route 206)Hillsborough Municipal Building (379 South Branch Road)Hillsborough Fire Company #2 (375 Route 206)The toy drive will be taking place from November 27 through December 18.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Santa will be visiting Hillsborough the weekend of December 14 and December 15. Santa will accompany the firefighters on the Fire trucks and see the Township families from 9:00am-4:00pm.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
At 1132 hours, the Fire District was alerted to 375 Route 206, Hillsborough Radiology for the reported smoke condition within the structure. Arrival of Assistant 37 (AC Bartolucci) proved a light smoke condition within the structure from an unknown source. Engine 37 quickly signed on and crews arrived to investigate. Crews from Tower 37 got onto the roof off the bucket to investigate the HVAC units. Source was narrowed down to a large commercial printer. Ventilation was conducted and all units went available. Units on scene were E37, TL37, Support 37, Ladder 38, Engine 36, Ladder 36, Car372, Car 36, Car 362, Car 38, EMS79 and HPD.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
As we approach Thanksgiving, the members of Station 37 would like to remind you of some important safety tips while stuffing the turkey and baking the rolls.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 0237
At 0237, Hillsborough District companies were requested to respond to 5 Abby Ct in 38's first due for the reported structure fire. Arrival of Deputy 38 (DC Murphy) showed a working fire along the "C" side of the structure and starting to spread throughout the house on division 1. A full 1st alarm was requested at that point. Arrival of Ladder 38 and Ladder 36 provided Aerial Master stream operations as the structure became fully involved and the assignment was upgraded to a 2nd alarm. Crews on scene provided defensive operations as no interior attacks were necessary or safe due to the extreme fire conditions. Units remained on scene for approximately over 3 hours for overhaul. Units on scene included Engine 372, Tower 37, Ladder 38, Engine 38, Ladder 36, Engine 36, Tower 26 and Air 28 as the RIC, Chief 38 had command, Deputy 38 had operations and the scene was turned over to Fire Safety for investigation by FM-10A (Weniger).
Saturday, November 23, 2013
November 23rd, Hillsborough Fire Company #2 hosted Operation Shoebox New
Jersey. Volunteers and staff packed personal care boxes for US Troops deployed
overseas. Volunteers also had the opportunity sign a large banner of well
wishes and thanks.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
At approximately 1215 hours this afternoon, stations 37 and 38 were alerted to the are behind 30 Hamilton Road for the reported wires down. FM-10A (Weniger) arrived to find a downed power wire which had sparked a significant size of brush on fire. Station 36 was special called for their brush units and their tanker due to the close proximity of an abandoned residence. Public Service arrived and secured power. Crews extinguished the fire shortly after and utilized chain saws to cut up large branches. Units on scene included MP37, Brush 372, Enginer 372, Brush 37, Brush 36, Brush 362, Engine 38, FM-10A, FM-10B and Hillsborough EMS.
Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 is partnering with
Somerset Medical Center in the Super Community Blood Drive. This special event
will take place on Thursday, November 21st
from 3-7 p.m. at the Fire Company #2 firehouse, located at 375 Route 206
in Hillsborough. All donors will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the 2014 Super
Bowl at MetLife Stadium. The drive will be conducted by Somerset Medical
Center as part of the hospital’s new mobile blood collection program. This
event is a special opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors; all blood collected at the drive will stay
within our community to be used by patients at Somerset Medical Center. Each
pint of blood carries the potential to save two lives!
The blood donation process is safe, efficient and takes
approximately 45 minutes. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110
lbs. (Donors who are 16 may donate with parental consent and need to weigh at
least 120 lbs.) Appointments are
encouraged and can be made by calling Nicole Greco at 908-685-2991.
Friday, November 1, 2013
If you happen to have heard our units on the radio lately, you'll have noticed that our radio designations have changed in accordance with Somerset County Communications updated plan. Here's the new identifiers:
Engine 37-103 (former) = Engine 37 (new)
Engine 37-102 (former) = Engine 372 (new)
Tower 37-116 (former) = Tower Ladder 37 (new)
Brush 37-141 (former) = Brush 37 (new)
Mini-Pumper 37-145 (former) = Mini-Pumper 37 (new)
Special Services 37-151 (former) = Support 37 (new)
Deuce 37-152 (former) = Brush 372 (new)
Car 37 (unchanged)
Deputy Car 37 (former) = Car 372 (new)
37-C1 (former) = Chief 37 (new)
37-C2 (former) = Deputy 37 (new)
37-C3 (former) = Assistant 37 (new)
37-C4 (former) = Captain 37 (new)
37-C5 (former) = Lieutenant 37-1 (new)
37-C6 (former) = Lieutenant 37-2 (new)
37-C7 (former) = Lieutenant 37-3 (new)
Monday, October 28, 2013
At 0300 hrs on Monday October 28th the Hillsborough Fire District was alerted to the area of Claremont Dr and Sunnyside Ln for the reporting working structure fire. Assistant 38 (Kazar) arrived on-scene with a single-story private home with heavy fire showing through the roof and power lines down. Chief 37 (Vatter) arrived shortly after and assumed command with Deputy 37 (Paterno) taking operations. Engine 37 and Tower 37 arrived one after another and went to work setting up the aerial for a master stream operation while stretching a 2.5" line to begin suppression. Crews attempted an interior attack but were pulled out due to the sheer volume of fire and structural instability. Due to the lack of hydrants in the neighborhood command requested the South County Tanker Task Force as well as a 2nd-Alarm on Box 3702. Crews had the bulk of the fire knocked down by 0445 and cleared the scene by 0645. Companies on-scene: 37 (Hillsborough #2), 38 (Hillsborough #3), 36 (Hillsborough #1), 48 (Neshanic), 28 FAST (Millstone Valley), 26 FAST (Elizabeth Ave), 45 Tanker (Montgomery #1), 44 Tanker (Middlebush), 35 Tanker (Griggstown), 56 Tanker (Somerset), 79 EMS (Hillsborough), Hillsborough PD, Hillsborough Fire Safety and Hillsborough OEM.
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