Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company #2

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. 




Saturday, July 25, 2015  The men and women of Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Co. #2 extended our deepest sympathies to the brothers and sisters of Spotswood EMS and North Stelton Fire/EMS as they mourn the loss of one of their own this morning.

EMT Hinal Patel lost her life this morning while responding mutual aid into East Brunswick while she was working for Spotswood EMS.  Her ambulance was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Cranbury Road and Ryders Lane where her ambulance was struck and overturned onto the passenger side.  EMT Patel sustained fatal injuries during the accident. 

We wish all our brothers and sisters prayers and well wishes during these difficult times. 



North Brunswick Mutual Aid

Wednesday, July 22, 2015  At around 0530 this morning, Station 37 was alerted to respond with other Somerset County Companies into Middlesex county, North Brunswick Township for a large structure fire.  North Brunswick and additional mutual aid companies were battling a large warehouse firehouse that had quickly escalated above 3 alarms upon arrival of first due companies.  Engine 37-2 responded with a crew of 5 to establish a fill site at the intersection of Route 27 and Veronica Ave in Franklin township.  Multiple tankers were responding in to shuttle water to dump sites for the crews operating on scene.  

Engine 37-2 and Chief 37 operated for approximately 10 hours filling multiple tankers.  A relief crew came in at 1600 hours and secured around 2000 hours. 

The fire raged for another 5 days as crews rotated multiple companies spanning across 7 different counties and 2 states. 



Grill Fire

Monday, July 20, 2015  Shortly before graduation completed this evening, Station 37 crews were alerted to a grill fire off Auten Rd. Deputy 37 arrived with smoke showing from the rear of a townhouse with a working grill fire approx 5' ft from the structure. Due to damage on the propane valve after knock down, crews had to remove the tank to a safe distance and dissipate the fumes with a hose line.



Fire Academy Graduation

Monday, July 20, 2015  We want to recognize and congratulate the following for successfully completing courses at the Somerset County Fire Academy

Firefighter James Bartok- Firefighter I

Firefighter, MJ Capps- Firefighter I

Firefighter Adam Capwell- Firefighter II

Firefighter O'Ryan White- Fire Officer I

Engineer Zach Bartok- Fire Officer I



4th of July Fireworks

Saturday, June 27, 2015  Tonight's Independence Day Celebration has been postponed due to weather! The event will take place Sunday June 28.



Ventilation Drill

Thursday, June 25, 2015  Tonight we tackled our new roof prop. The prop was built in house to simulate cutting ventilation holes on a roof. Members utilized both echo chainsaws and the K12 rotary saws. This is a skill that is not practiced often so having the prop in house will improve our skills. Excellent job men!



Happy Father's Day!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015  Our family at station 37 is not just a bunch of men and women that spend hours upon hours drilling, responding, training and cleaning.....its comprised of sons, daughters, wives, mothers and especially fathers. These individuals spend time away from their families to serve the community to make it safe for those that reside here. We want to take this opportunity to thank and recognize the men who go above the extra step and still manage to hold the greatest title of all- Dad. Thanks to all those that not only raise your kids at home but also raise those that have join the ranks after you and are the "firehouse dads." Happy Father's Day!!



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