Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company #2

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. 



NFPA Fire Prevention Week

Tuesday, September 23, 2014  Fire Prevention Week will occur from October 5-11, 2014.  The theme this year is focusing on smoke detectors within your home and testing them regularly. 

We will be coming around to the various schools and day care centers during the majority of October and educate the kids on fire safety within their home. 



1st Alarm Chimney Fire

Monday, September 22, 2014  At 2116 hours, Station 37 responded into Flagtown's primary on Beekman Lane for the reported chimney fire.  First arriving Chief units from 36 and 37 advised of smoke showing with flames coming out of the top of the chimney.  Investigation showed a small fire located and contained within the chimney with no extension.  Significant heat was noted within the attic spaces but no fire extension was found.  Units cleared up within 2 hours. 



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