Wednesday night the Level 2 box alarm was dispatched For Fire Box 1727 The Lambertville Station Restaurant at 10:22pm for the smell of something burning and a light haze in the structure . Dispatching 17 fire, Quint26, Engine and Tower46, Pumper/Tender23, 17 Rescue and 17 PD. Chief 17 arrived established command and confirmed smoke in the structure and requested the upgrade to a Level 3 response as Squrt17 arrived. Bringing Engine 26, Engine 64, Rescue 5(RIT), Ladder 5 and Squad 47 for the cover. Crews investigated for over an hour with light smoke coming from air vents, returns and exhaust fans. Crews checked the entire building with Thermal imaging cameras and also checked the roof mounted HVAC units with nothing evident. Crews continued the search and found a burnt up blower motor in a 3rd floor closet, secured the power and started the clean up.
Thank you to our mutual aid companies for their assistance.
This call was the second late night in a row for the department with a fully involved out building fire Tuesday night in Stockton Boro. ... See MoreSee Less
At around 1:40am the department along with most of the southern Hunterdon County fire companies were dispatched into Stockton Boro for the level3 building fire. Squrt17 arrived within 8 minutes of dispatch with a crew of 4 and assisted 23 fire with suppression and overhaul until being released by Chief23. All other units were canceled prior to their arrival. ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier today the District firefighters conducted a fire drill at Little Haven Rest Home. Members went over evacuation plans and talked about some other fire safety tips. Tower17, Squrt17 and BLS1752 crew members did a walk through of the building to familiarize them selves with the building. This is a yearly drill conducted by us for the Rest Homes insurance company. ... See MoreSee Less
Today at 11:26 am the department was requested to assist 49 Rescue with an ice rescue of a goose frozen in the pond. Our Special Service17 with a crew of 3 Responded non emergency with our ice rescue equipment as a back up team to assist 49R if needed. A member of 49R went out on the ice and rescued the goose and turned it over to the ACO. ... See MoreSee Less
With the numbers of volunteers in a steady decline over the past several years, Princeton may be heading away from an all-volunteer fire department to a combination of paid and volunteer firefighters....
Use caution this afternoon on the roads!A Snow Squall Warning has been issued for our area until 3:00 pm.
At 205 PM EST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line extending from near Erwinna to Greenville, moving east at 20 mph.
HAZARD...Whiteout conditions. Zero visibility in snow and blowing snow. Wind gusts greater than 30 mph.
IMPACT...Dangerous life-threatening travel.
This will impact portions of Interstate 76, 476, 676, 78, 95, 295 and U.S. routes 22 and 30 and state routes 422, 700
Locations impacted include... Philadelphia, Allentown, Trenton, Camden, Wilmington, Newark, Easton, West Chester, Somerville, Gloucester City, Bethlehem, Bensalem, Bridgewater, Ewing, Norristown, Chester, Deptford, Pottstown, West Deptford and Glassboro.
Reduce your speed and turn on headlights! During snow squalls, the visibility may suddenly drop to near zero in whiteout conditions.
There is no safe place on a highway when a snow squall hits.Visibility and traction are immediately lost in whiteout conditions, making it difficult or impossible to slow down and avoid stopped vehicles. Delay travel or safely exit the highway before the snow squall arrives.
Wet roadways will quickly freeze after passage of the snow squall. Black ice will cause untreated roads, bridges and overpasses to become slick and dangerous. Slow down and be prepared for sudden loss of traction. ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier tonight Tower17 was requested into New Hope to assist New Hope Eagle Fire Company Station 46 with a dwelling fire. Tower17 responded with a crew of 6 and stretched a 2nd line to the 3rd floor fire room. Crews opened up the ceiling and walls in the fire room to check for extension which no extension was found. Crew helped pack up equipment and released. A Quick response and Good teamwork made for the fire being held to room of origin. Tower17 alone with Pumper/tender23 were requested from Hunterdon. ... See MoreSee Less
Christmas came early for the Department with 3 MSA G1 thermal Imaging camera installed By the Firestore on 3 of the officers packs on Squrt 17, Tower 17, and Rescue17 to make searching for victims or fire a little easier. ... See MoreSee Less