Over the last few days the career staff has been busy organizing and mounting our new Paratech struts and extension’s on Special Service 17. This will help supplement Rescue17’s Paratech equipment which gives the department enough to start shoring operations and to help supplement the HCTRTF trench equipment. ... See MoreSee Less
Over 40 students participated in a perfect Ice Rescue weather weekend! 32 initial and 10 refreshers kept the class active, educational, and exciting! 12 different agencies were represented from Long Valley down to Deptford Twp, Verona to Boonton Twp, all with the same objective of increasing their ice rescue skills! Thanks for choosing the RPI Training Team! ... See MoreSee Less
Ice Rescue Technician is complete ! Members of Fire District 1 completed their Ice Rescue Technician training today at Watchung Lake. This 3 day class covered many techniques and scenarios pertaining to ice rescue. This course challenged the most seasoned fire fighters and EMS personnel to complete, with real life conditions (suddenly falling thru the ice,ice breaking while performing rescues,falling thru the ice while trying to package the patient, just to name a few) this training was as real as it gets. I want to thank all the District fire fighters that gave up your entire weekend to train and better serve our community and achieving higher learning. ... See MoreSee Less
Today members of fire district 1 spent their Saturday afternoon training for Ice Rescue technician. This is a three day program implementing various techniques and equipment to further our education and to better serve our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday 8:50am Rescue 17 with a crew of 5, along with Chief, Deputy, and Captain 17 we’re standing by at south union and mount hope streets for a wire down with fire. Crews mitigated the hazard and awaited 5 + hours for the power company to arrive. Even in the frigid temps commissioner Al Komjathy stood with us as we awaited JCP&L. ... See MoreSee Less
December ended with another busy Month for the district with 35 calls for service
level 1s- Alarm- 7
CO- 2 Smell of gas outside- 1 Brush fire- 0
level 2s-Smell of gas in- 3
Smell of smoke in- 1 Chimney- 2 Smoke in building- 4
level 3s-Building Fire- 2- 1 - N Franklin St Storage Building Under Investigation by the Lambertville Police Department, Hunter County Prosecutors Office and the State Fire Marshals Office
1- Alarm sounding and smell of smoke turned into extinguished kitchen fire
EMS/BLS assist- 3
Rescue Calls- 5 - 1- car vs building
Hazmat- 2- 1- gasoline in a laundry mat
1-gasoline spill in a parking lot
Special- 4- 1- installed smoke detectors for a residence
1-follow up to a building fire
Training- Regular fire/rescue training continues
The career staff trained on our new rope rescue equipment.
Ropes and Aztecs and different rigging options
Santa run 2017
Career staff put on a lunch in for mutual aid and friends of the district.
Over the holidays the career staff maned the station from 8am till 2am daily during the week days and nights. So on Christmas Day the chief cooked and served a family style dinner to our members and their families
This month we ran calls in…
West Amwell- 3
New Hope - 3
For the month
Average turn out time 3min 39 sec
Average response time 6min (dispatch to arrival)
Average on scene time 57min 8sec
Thank you for your support over the last few months.
Good Tuesday morning NWS Mount Holly FB friends and travelers to NJ DE e PA e MD. Winter will become more dangerous Wednesday night-Saturday night (snow and near record cold).
Snow will occur near and east of I-95 later Wed night-Thursday with plowable amounts, especially near the Atlantic coasts (local area graphic attached).
Wind chills of 20 to 30 below zero will become common in the high terrain near and north of I-80 Thu night-Saturday evening; with wind chill values occasionally 5 to 15 below zero elsewhere.
This is definitely going to be more serious than what has already occurred the past two days.
To minimize the adverse impact of the upcoming cold, recommendations include ensuring building heating systems and all transportation systems are adequately fueled and in good working condition. Pets will quickly suffer if left outside for more than a few minutes.
Above normal (and above freezing) temps are expected next Monday January 8th. ... See MoreSee Less