Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company #2

In remembrance

Friday, May 8, 2015  We want to extend out deepest and most sincere thoughts and prayers to the families of the members of service who lost their lives in the line of duty within the past week.  It has been a very sad and rough few days for emergency services.

April 30- Firefighter Timothy Peters, Pine Grove PA- Medical Emergency

May 4- New York City Police Officer Eric Moore- Shot while on duty on Saturday May 2 in Queens.  He was taken off life support on May 4 and died from his injuries

May 4- Lieutenant Ricky Thurman, Swainsboro, GA- Cardiac arrest at a structure fire

May 5- Firefighter Timothy Gunther, Poughkeepsie, NY- cardiac symptoms that worsened and succumbed to injuries

May 6- Lieutenant Kevin McRae- District of Columbia Fire, Washington DC- heart attack

Keep the brothers and their families in your thoughts and prayers!



May anniversaries

Tuesday, May 5, 2015  At our May general membership meeting, a number of outstanding years of service awards were presented. 

Ex-Chief Charlie Ingraham Jr- 35 years

Ex-Chief Phil Stolz- 50 years

Firefighter Robert McDonnell- 50 years

Ex-Chief Floyd Padgett- 60 years

Ex-Chief Ed Bertin- 60 years

Congratulations to all the guys and we thank you for your many years of dedicated service to our company and community!



Mutual Aid assignment- Raritan Borough 3rd Alarm

Tuesday, May 5, 2015  At noon, Station 37 was requested for one engine to respond mutual aid into the Borough of Raritan for the structure fire.  Raritan units arrived to face an abandoned warehouse with heavy smoke showing.  Due to the former occupants and the unknown contents, whereabouts of this fire, a 2nd alarm was immediately struck bringing in an engine crew from 37.  Crews assisted other companies on scene with searching for the fire, handling master streams and exterior attack lines as well as roof work for ventilation.  After approximately 6 hours on scene, a relief crew was brought in for the initial crew.  The second crew stood by while truck companies continued to flow water through their aerial master streams to flood out the basement on top of the hi-expansion foam what was used in the basement in an attempt to extinguish the fire.  After another 4 hours, a third relief crew was brought in due to unknown length of operation time and the late hours.  The third engine crew relieved crews from Manville Truck company and assisted with operating their aerial master stream into the building.  Crews also assisted with repacking hose and getting other companies back in service.  Engine 37-2 was released at approximately midnight after a long, hard 12 hours of operations.  Excellent job to all the crews that operated including the Incident Command staff and the IC on scene (Chief 52, Kredatus).  We look forward to working with your company again.



Overturned Motor Vehicle

Monday, May 4, 2015  At 2215 hours, Station 37 was dispatched to Dukes Parkway East for the reported overturned motor vehicle.  Lt 37-2 arrived and found one vehicle that was in the process of being uprighted by the tow company.  No injuries or entrapment were noted.  Engine 37-2 stood by and found no hazards.  Units were made available within 15 minutes of being on scene.



Car Fire

Saturday, May 2, 2015  Crews were dispatched to the parking lot of Shop Rite on Route 206 for the reported motor vehicle fire.  Assistant 37 arrived and found one vehicle with heavy smoke pushing from the engine compartment.  Engine 37 led off with an 1.75" attack line and knocked the fire down that was contained to the engine compartment.  No other extension or exposures were compromised.  Engine 37-2 arrived as second due and fed Engine 37 off their tank water.  No injuries were reported and units went back in service in 45 minutes. 



Elevator Emergency

Friday, May 1, 2015  Station 37 was requested to respond to the Claremont Towers at 776 Eves Drive for the reported elevator emergency.  Chief 37 arrived and found a stuck car at the ground floor with one juvenile still inside not requiring any medical assistance.  Crews from Engine 37 and Rescue 37 stablized the car by securing power and was able to manually open the doors to gain access.  No injuries were reported and all units went available within 30 minutes. 



Hillsborough named the 46th safety city in the country

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  safewise.com published their top 100 safest towns in the United States today.  Hillsborough Township was named the 46th safest out of 100!  Thank you to all the brothers and sisters in our emergency services that work tirelessly to keep our community safe!




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.



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