This week the Department welcomed back Firefighter CJ Townes after a year over seas with the United States Army Reserves as a firefighter. CJ has been with Department as a volunteer since high school. Welcome back Cj Townes... See MoreSee Less
At tonight’s Fire District Commission Meeting. Retired Chief Millard Thornton was honored for his 47 years of service with the department. Millard worked is way up through the ranks of the department from Firefighter (1971)to Chief of the department (1993-1996). Millard retired from the department in October of 2018 being the top responder for the last few years. Members of his family were in attendance as they support him through his years of service. The Commissioners and Members of the Lambertville Fire Department would like to thank Millard for his many years of service to the citizens of Lambertville. ... See MoreSee Less
At 2:28pm, members of the Franklin Fire Company were alerted for a motor vehicle accident at 1038 Lincoln Way West in Hamilton Township. Squad 41, Engine 43 and Chief 46 responded along with EMS units. Upon arrival, crews found a dump truck into the guardrail with a single occupant confined inside. As crews began the extrication, the patient pulled a pistol from his side. Engine 43's driver called out that the patient had a gun and began attempting to secure the patient's arm. Members operating outside the vehicle quickly jumped inside, restrained the patient and secured the weapon. The patient continued to punch, kick and spit on members until additional State Police arrived and helped with restraints. During the incident, the patient and members slid down the embankment. Members utilized a stokes basket and rope to get the patient back up to EMS units. No members were injured. Lincoln Way West is shut down for an extended period. ... See MoreSee Less
Currently Tower17 is returning from an East Amwell Township (48fire) 1st alarm Structure Fire. The Tower was requested due to manpower issues during the day time work hours. Tower17s crew checked for extension and preformed overhaul before being released. Great job by first due companies. ... See MoreSee Less
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning. No open burning of any kind. “A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels," the National Weather Service said in its warning Wednesday morning. ... See MoreSee Less
The PPD thanks all those who reached out and shared this post to spread the word. Working together has resulted in us being able to identify the suspect. Charges are pending and hopefully he will be in custody soon.Thank you!
On 03/23/2019 at 1730 hrs, The pictured male suspect entered Dunkin' Donuts, Small Word Coffee, and Bent Spoon in Princeton and scammed the employees into making them believe he worked for "Metro Fire Prevention, 1485 State Street, Trenton, NJ" (no such business exists) and that he inspects fire extinguishers. The suspect was able to get about $800 from the businesses after he pretended to inspect their fire extinguishers.
He is a white male, bald or crew cut, 6'02", heavy build, approx. 40 years old. The suspect wrote on sales invoices and used language as if he knew what he was talking about, so there is a possibility that he is a recently fired employee from a fire protection company or works for one and is doing these scams for extra money.
If you have been a victim of this scam or you have relevant information regarding this scam, please contact Det. Sgt. Ben Gering at 609-921-2100 ext. 1840 or Det. Adam Basatemur at 609-921-2100 ext. 2170.