Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company #2

Burn victim after explosion

Sunday, April 26, 2015  At approximately 2056 hours, crews from Station 37, 79 Rescue and Hillsborough PD were dispatched to the area of Meadowbrook Drive for the reported fire after an explosion.  Chief 37 arrived with PD units and advised of 1 burn victim in the rear of the backyard.  Crews from Mini-Pumper 37 assisted EMS personnel in stabilization and treatments for the patient.  The patient was subsequently flown by NorthSTAR medevac helicopter to St. Barnabas in Livingston. 




April Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, April 7, 2015  Several Length of Service Awards were handed to members during the April Monthly Meeting:

Lieutenant Mike Nelson was awarded for 5 years of active service

Ex-Chief Nick Speciale was awarded for 25 years of service

Don Demming was awarded for 40 years of service.

Ex-Chief Phil Stolz was awarded for 50 years of service!



School bus accident

Monday, March 16, 2015  This afternoon Stations 37 & 38 were dispatched along with 79 EMS for the school bus off the road into a ditch and smoking on Falcon Rd. Engine 372, Rescue 37, Mini Pumper 37 and the 3 chiefs responded and assisted with vehicle stabilization, student evacuation and traffic control.  No injuries to the students in the bus.



Commissioner swearing in

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  This evening, newly elected Commissioner Pat Buckley was sworn in during the March commissioner meeting.  His term will carry for 3 years.  Congratulations!



Overturned Motor Vehicle

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  Crews were dispatched to River Road in the area of Beekman Lane for the reports of an overturned motor vehicle with entrapment.  First arriving units found one overturned vehicle with a critical patient still entrapped.  Extrication crews went to work with tools and freed the victim.  EMS crews transferred the patient to Atlantic Air One who transported by air to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.




Saturday, February 21, 2015  Congratulations to the newly elected Fire District Commissioners, Pat Buckley and P. Mike Carone.  We also want to thank former commissioners Greg Kane and Nick Patullo for their years of service on the board! We look forward to a progressive and safe 2015 year.



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.



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