Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company #2

2014 Toy Drive under way!

Saturday, November 29, 2014  The 2014 Toy Drive is currently underway.  Collection boxes have been distributed to the listed businesses below.  We are collecting new and unwrapped toys for children within Hillsborough Township.  The toys will be delivered to the Township Social Services Department before Christmas.

Any questions, please contact Lieutenant Rich Crater- 908-359-5530 

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)

JK Designs- 465 Amwell Road

The Boro Toy Shoppe- 411 Town Centre Drive



Two evening district boxes

Friday, November 28, 2014   At approximately 1945 hours, the district was alerted to 110 Falcon Road for the reported structure fire within a building that was under construction.  Upon arrival of Deputy chief 37, the box was scaled back due to a propane heater in operation within the structure.  There was no hazard and all units went available. 

The second box came in at 2310 hours to 15 Wakeman Circle for the reported chimney fire.  Deputy 37 arrived and established command with smoke showing from the chimney, no other signs of smoke throughout the rest of the house.  Engine 37 arrived as first due engine and found no signs of extension or heat within the house.  Ladder 36 pulled first due ladder and extended their aerial to the chimney for investigation.  The fire within the fireplace was extinguished and the embers were removed.  No other findings were noted throughout the house and units cleared up within 45 minutes. 



37 Family keeps growing!

Sunday, November 23, 2014  We would like to recognize some growth within the company this past week.  We want to first congratulate Firefighter Jon Senchisen on his recent engagement to his long time girlfriend Teressa!

We would also like to congratulate firefighters Ken Buck and Kaci Iskra on the birth of their baby girl, Ella Noelle on Tuesday Morning.  Mom, daughter.....and dad!.....are all doing fine!

Welcome to the family!



Minor fire in garden apartments

Saturday, November 22, 2014  At 1550 hours, station 37 was dispatched to 132 Robin Road for the reported smoke condition within the structure.  Seconds later, the box was upgraded to a full district response.  Upon arrival of PD and Chief 37, the incident was scaled back to Engine 37-2 due to the cause of the smoke being from a flower pot that was on fire.  No extension of damage was found during investigation.  All units were available and back in service within 30 minutes.



Vehicle Fire

Friday, November 21, 2014  At 0700 hours, Station 37 was requested to respond by Chief 36 to the area of Riverside Drive in 36's primary for a motor vehicle fire with possible extension to a structure.  First arriving 36 officers found a fully involved pick up truck with no extension to the structure.  The operation was scaled back to 36 and 48 companies responding in.  Engine 37-2 was canceled enroute.



Minor accident- car into a building

Friday, November 21, 2014  At 1248 hours, stations 36 and 37 were requested to respond along with 79 EMS for the reported motor vehicle accident, car into a residence.  First arriving units found a vehicle that had struck the building but minor damage was indicated.  Crews investigated the integrity of the structure and found no significant damage.  All units went available within the hour.



Dryer fire in commercial occupancy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  The district was alerted at 1433 hours to 601 Route 206 at Nelson's Corner for the reported fire.  First arriving officers found an extinguished fire within a dryer located in the rear of the salon.  FM-10A advised that there was no signs of extension and the dryer was removed from the occupancy.  Units were available within the hour.



Overturned Motor Vehicle

Saturday, November 15, 2014  At 0158 hours, stations 37 and 79 EMS were dispatched to the area of Falcon Road for the overturned vehicle with unknown injuries.  Chief 37 arrived and had a vehicle that had rolled onto its passenger side with unknown occupants.  Reports were made from passengers in the vehicle that they could not locate the driver.  With the assistance from NorthSTAR for aerial light support, the driver was located at the parking lot of Kohl's.  All passengers were attended to by EMS.  Units were made available within 90 minutes.



October meeting highlights

Tuesday, October 7, 2014  October Meeting highlights-
Once again, a very active meeting was held with multiple members receiving awards and advancements
First, Chief Paterno gave out black helmet shields to Firefighters White, Borisenko and Phuongthong signifying they have completed their probationary requirements and are now interior firefighters
During the membership reports, 3 new members were given their first readings followed by former Junior Captain, Mark Pagano, receiving his second reading allowing him to move from Junior firefighter to active regular member.

Years of Service awards were given to the following members-

Mohammed Khashab (10 years)

Charles Bonnell (20 years) 

Bill Melenchuk Jr for 65 years of continued service!
Shannon Paterno was voted into the company  and given her decorative helmet to be hung in the member's area.

Congratulations to all!!



Mutual Aid Structure Fire

Sunday, September 28, 2014  0628 hours, Station 37 was requested to standby in quarters while companies in Montgomery Township operated at a residential structure fire at 49 Meadow Run Drive.  As their units arrived, Engine 37-2 was requested to move up to the scene.  Car 37 and Engine 37-2 arrived and were assigned to searches.  Crews performed primary searches above the garage, secondary searches of the basement and division 1 followed by tertiary searches of Division 2.  Units remained on scene until approximately 0930 hours. 



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