Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company #2

Firefighter 1

We are proud to acknowledge the following members who have successfully passed all exams and practicals for Firefighter 1.

Firefighter 1 is the first step in any firefighter's journey and marks the beginning of his/her career in the fire service. This year is a milestone for the fire service in New Jersey. The Spring 2014 Firefighter 1 class completed over 150 hours of training and will become the first class in New Jersey to receive the nationally recognized Pro Board Certification.

Congratulations to the following members of Station 37:

Maksim Borisenko

Sean Ismaili

Mark Pagano

Shannon Paterno

Mike Phuangtong

O'Ryan White



Junior Firefighter Olympics

On Saturday August 16th starting at 10:00 am, Hillsborough Fire Co. 2 will be hosting the annual Junior Firefighter Olympics at our station located at 375 Route 206 in Hillsborough, NJ.



Ladies Aux Flea Market Dates

Friday, June 6, 2014  The Hillsborough Township Fire Co. #2 Ladies Auxiliary Flea Markets for 2014 are as follows:

June 7, 2014
June 21, 2014
July 12, 2014
July 26, 2014
August 23, 2014
September 6, 2014
September 20, 2014
October 4, 2014

The Flea Markets are held outside, BEHIND the firehouse which is located at 375 Route 206 in Hillsborough, NJ. VENDORS WANTED! Rest rooms are available. No tables are provided. Come as early as you like to set up. We have plenty of room - no reservations are necessary. $15 per space. For more information, please call 908-359-2785908-725-4908, or 908-359-6819.



Rollover with Entrapment on Weston Rd.

Thursday, May 29, 2014  On Thursday May 29th at 0830 hrs, Stations 37 & 38 were dispatched along with 79 EMS to the area of Weston Rd near Boyd Blvd in 37's primary for the reported motor vehicle accident with rollover and entrapment. Crews from both Fire and EMS worked together to extricate one victim from the vehicle who was turned over to EMS for care. All units cleared the scene by 0945 hrs.



Mutual Aid to Station 36

Saturday, May 24, 2014   On Saturday May 24th at 1020 hrs Station 37 was dispatched to assist Station 36 with a working camper fire in their primary at 88 Beekman Ln. Engine 37, Engine 372, Chief 37 (Paterno) and Deputy 37 (Bartolucci) arrived on the scene and assisted Station 36 with overhaul after the fire was knocked down. All units cleared the scene by 1100 hrs.

Conditions upon arrival

Conditions upon arrival


Structural Collapse Training

Sunday, May 18, 2014  Over the past 2 weeks, Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Buckley participated in specialized training on Structural Collapse at the Operations level.  The class was held at the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center.  Students were put through different evolutions using skills to construct different types of shores to stabilize unsafe structures. 



Swiftwater Rescue Training

Sunday, May 18, 2014  This weekend, members of Station 37 joined members of Stations 36 and 38 to reinforce their skills in the specialty of Swiftwater Rescue.  Instructors through ERT Consultants put the students through rigorous evolutions including swimming maneuvers in a pool followed by evolutions in a local river.  All fire companies, as well as the Rescue Squad, provide swiftwater Rescue Technician services to victims in need should the incident arise. 



Gas Line Struck at the Academy

Saturday, May 17, 2014   On Saturday May 17th Station 37 was alerted to the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy on Roycefield Rd. for the reported gas line struck. Chief 37 (Paterno) arrived with a high-pressure gas line that was broken and a significant leak present. Engines 37 & 372 arrived, established a water supply and conducted readings within the academy classroom building. Units stood by on the scene until PSE&G arrived and secured the leak. While operating units handled an additional call for a reported brush fire on Raider Blvd.



Vehicle into the Store

Thursday, May 15, 2014  At 0942 hours on 5/15, Stations 37, 36 and 79 EMS were alerted to the Big Bang Music store on Route 206 in Station 37's primary for the reported vehicle into the structure.  AC 37 (Shaffer) arrived and established command with a vehicle that had struck the Alpha side of the structure causing minor damage to the front door and window.  No injuries were reported and no structural integrity was compromised.  All units went available within 30 minutes.  While units were out on this incident a fire involving a garbage truck was reported in Station 38's primary, which command diverted units from Station 36 to assist with.



Extrication Training

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Today, 13 members of Station 37 began their training in the specialty of vehicle rescue.  A Motor Vehicle Extrication Awareness class was held today at the firehouse and was lectured by Firefighter/Paramedic Buckley, Chief Foelsch and Firefighter/Commissioner Patullo from Station 36.  Students learned about the different equipment used during rescue operations as well as new model vehicles with modernized steel and body construction concepts.  Sergeant Kazar from Hillsborough EMS provided Heavy Rescue 79 and assisted with a lecture and demo on how to assist EMS with patient care during a scene.  

Further training opportunities will be offered in the future.  



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