Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company #2

Junior Firefighter Academy

On Saturday September 10th from 11am to 2pm, we will be hosting our annual Junior Firefighter Academy. The Academy is comprised of educational and physical firefighting themed events for children, from basic fireighting agility tests to fire safety and a tour of the smoke house simulator. For additional information on the Junior Firefighter Academy, please contact our Chairman, AJ, at aj.bocchino@yahoo.com.



Welcome Probie Gildea

Tuesday, August 16, 2016  At our August monthly meeting we welcomed to Station 37 Fire - Probation Firefighter Robert Gildea. Probie Gildea took his oath during this meeting and will be attending FF1 Training in a few weeks. Welcome Aboard Probie!



Another Boro's Bravest Leaves for USMC

Tuesday, August 16, 2016  Station 37 Fire would like to take this time to wish Firefighter James Bartok best of luck when he leaves on August 21st for the US Marines. FF Bartok will be attending the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island South Carolina to complete this very tough training. FF Bartok once completing the training program will join the ranks with 2 other recent US Marines of the Company FF Capps and FF Blakes. They always say 3's a Charm! Good Luck FF Bartok. Make sure you shoot Expert....



Hands-On Training

Tuesday, August 16, 2016  On Thursday evening 8/4 crews from Station 37 Fire/Rescue and Station 36 Flagtown Fire/Rescue - Hillsborough joined together to drill at a vacant structure on Route 206 that is slated for demolition. Over 20 members from Station 37 attended and participated in several scenarios covering all aspects of basic structural firefighting. Many thanks to our brothers and sisters from Station 36 for partnering with us and allowing us all the opportunity to work with and learn from one another.



Years of Service Awards

Tuesday, August 16, 2016  Ex-Chief/Membership Chairman Nick Speciale presented to the company the Years in Service Awards for some of the Boro's Bravest. Members receiving their service awards: Ex-Chief Paterno, Ex-Chief/Commissioner Buckley, Firefighter Berju, Ex-Chief Kelly Great Job and Thank you!



Hurst Tool Mini Drill

Tuesday, August 16, 2016  Station 37 Fire a few years ago put into service the Hurst Rescue Tool. As with every other piece of equipment the Fire Company uses on a regular basis it never hurts to hold training to refresh the operation of that specific piece of equipment. During our monthly meeting - As part of the mini-drill Lt Bartok gave a short class to the firefighters on the Hurst Tool and discussed the operation.



Congrats Marine

Friday, August 12, 2016  Station 37 would like to send a big congratulations to one of its own, Firefighter Olivia Blake, for graduating from the Marine Corps boot camp at Paris Island, SC. Olivia is the second member from Station 37 to graduate from Marine Corp. boot camp this month. Pictured below is Olivia with her parents Donovan and Marie. Outstanding job Olivia! From all your brothers and sisters at Station 37, we wish you the best of luck in your Marine Corps career!



Congrats Marine

Friday, July 22, 2016  Station 37 would like to send a big congratulations to one of its own, Firefighter Michael "MJ" Capps, who graduated from the United States Marine Corps bootcamp today in Paris Island, SC. He will be continuing his MOS training in North Carolina for military police. A few of Station 37's members have traveled to SC in support of our fellow brother. Pictured (from left to right) Firefighter James Bartok, Veteran Marine Ryan White, MJ Capps, Firefighter AJ Bocchino and Firefighter Tim Kwaak. Firefighter Bartok will also be leaving for basic training at Paris Island next month. Congrats MJ! Grat job FF White-Bocchino - Kwaak and Bartok for making the trek to Parris Island.



Flea Market at Fire Co.2

Friday, July 22, 2016  The Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a Outdoor Flea Market during the year. The flea market will be located on the grounds of Hillsborough Fire Co.2 at 375 Route 206 across from TD Bank. Flea Market starts at 9am and goes into the afternoon as there are customers. There is sufficient parking on the grass and parking lot behind the fire house. Please do not park in coned off areas since this is an active driveway for firefighters responding to fire calls in the township. All proceeds benefit the Hillsborough Fire Co.2. Tables and Chairs not provided - Cost for the space is $15.00 - No reservations needed!!!! For more information please call 908-359-0123 or 908-725-4908. Dates of the Flea Markets July 23rd August 27th September 24th October 8th and October 22nd. Come out and support your local fire company!



Ladies Auxiliary Members Wanted

Friday, July 22, 2016  The Ladies Auxiliary is looking for new members to join this great organization. The Ladies do a great job supporting the firefighters of this company. They are a true asset to our company and members! A MESSAGE FROM DR. CHRISTINE BERJU - Ladies Auxiliary Publicity Committee Want to get out, meet people, help the firefighters and help the community? The Hillsborough Fire Company No.2 Ladies Auxiliary invites you to come to their next meeting at 800pm on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). The meetings take place in the conference room at the firehouse which is located at 375 Route 206 next door to Hillsborough Radiology and across the street from TD Bank. The meeting dates are July 12th-August 9th - Sept 13th - Oct 11th and Nov 8th. We welcome anyone interested in checking us out and would like to become a member. Potential members do not need to have a relative in the fire company to join. For more information please call Dr. Christine Berju at 908-359-0123 or email chrisberju@gmail.com.



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