December 13,2017 1810hrs The district was dispatched for the working warehouse fire. CHIEF 17 (Barlow) arrived and updated a working fire in a 30x100 ft garage type wood building Squrt17 w/ Captain 17 (Siwy)And crew of 3 responded in 4 min hit the hydrant at York St and N Franklin and laid in 900ft of 5”. Crews quickly had water on the fire to hold it to the back half of the building. Quint 26 had 1 line in service and aerial set up if needed. Tower17 also set up as well. Crew worried for a 3 hours to get the fire out and overhauled. Other equipment on location P/T23, E46,E26,R91,Sq47, T64,E53, And 17 Rescue w/rehab 17 Great team work and a quick response paid off again. The District would like to thank our mutual aid companies.
The fire in under investigation by Lambertville Police, Hunterdon County Prosecutors office the state of New Jersey fire marshals office. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday December 11,2017 1632hrs The district was dispatched for a gas leak in a South Main St residents Crew had high concentration of gas in the basement, secured the gas and power Contacted Elizabethtown Gas Squrt17 secured a water source at Swan and So Main while Quint 26(West Amwell)had the hydrant at the south end. Also on location was Rescue 17 and Engine 46(New Hope) ... See MoreSee Less
Santa Is Coming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The annual Santa Run will be held on Sunday December 17 th starting at 1:00pm. Santa and his elves will go north on main street to cherry lane and south on union to mt. hope street then north back on main to Fire District # 1 Headquarters for a quick break, Then he will proceed to the Lamberts hill area then down RT 179 to swan street and then to the wood crest development. Listen for the sirens and come say hi to Santa !!! ... See MoreSee Less
December 9,2017 1643hrs The department was dispatched along with Qunit26(west Amwell) Engine 46 (New Hope) To a Perry Rd residents for the reported chimney fire. The chimney checked no fire found and the home was ventilated of smoke.
With cold snowy winter here Remember to have your chimney cleaned and inspected. ... See MoreSee Less
At 1:26 am Rescue 17 was dispatched to the area of 200 Brunswick pike for a single car MVA into a house.Rescue 17 with a crew of 4 arrived on scene within minutes of dispatch and found a vehicle had struck a pole and come to rest against a house,with the patient out of the vehicle.The crew of rescue 17 mitigated the hazards and used the “jaws” to gain access to the battery under the PS rear seat. Situation was turned over to JCP&L with the crew clearing the scene at 4:00am. ... See MoreSee Less
Ended another busy month with 24 calls for service. Level 1- 6 5 alarm activation 1 brush fire Level 2- 4 1 Electrical fire 2 smell of smoke 1 smoke in a structure (Heritage Village) Level 3- 4 1-barn Fire (District) 1-building Fire (ABC Supply West Amwell) 1-store Fire ( New Hope) 1- chimney fire(New Hope) Rescue - 2 MVAs EMS - 4 BLS Assist Hazmat-1 fuel spill Special Detail-1. American Legion Post 120 flag burning ceremony
The district ran calls in 4 New Hope 2 West Amwell 2 Sergeantsville 1 Mercer County
Members have still been keeping up with training in all aspects of our service.
Hose and Ladder testing with West Amwell Fire Company on November 3,2017 Pump Testing with West Amwell Fire Company November 20, 2017 All testing was completed by Fail Safe. Over the last few years The District and the West Amwell Fire Company have been scheduling and completing our annual testing together So our equipment (hose/ladders/pumps) are certified and ready when needed.
2 member have started their state fire inspector course. When done 5 members of our department will be certified state fire inspectors.
Member trained the Lambertville New Hope Ambulance Rescue Squad Youth Squad members In rope rescue and patient packaging
Members with Gator17 went to Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center for a class on UTVs Operations on and off-road
SQURT 17 was out of service for 2 weeks and had its main lift cylinder replaced.
Members spent time and did in-house fabricating on Tower17s rear slide out tray to fit all our new rope rescue equipment Arizona Vortex along with all equipment that goes along with it was purchased and placed in service
The district Fire fighters and commissioners want to wish Everyone Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less
Today the career staff trained with the new Arizona Vortex and the new technical rescue cache.this new addition to our equipment greatly improves our capabilities and expands our desire to train. ... See MoreSee Less
There will be no monthly meeting in December for the Fire Commission. The next scheduled meeting is January 11, 2018, at which time the Commission will hold a public hearing for the 2018 budget. ... See MoreSee Less
November 30,2017 19:53hrs the District was dispatched for a working building fire behind a Buttonwood Street residents. Captain17 a few blocks away upgraded and added the 2nd alarm due to location and being close to other structures. Squrt17 w/crew of 4 responded and stretched 1 400’ 1 3/4 hose line off the rear of Squrt17. Chief 26 (Ent) had command. Captain 17(Siwy) had operations.Chief 46( Taylor) safety officer. 2nd due Pumper/Tender23 arrived and was sent to the Buttonwood street side and stretched a 2” line to protect exposures. Tower 17 laid a 5” supply into the scene and supplied Squrt17 with water. Crews extinguished the fire and did some overhaul. Crews also checked a few nearby building for extension. The 2nd alarm companies were released by command along with most of the first alarm companies. All other companies were released around 10:30pm.
Thank you to all our mutual aid companies for the help The fire is being investigated by the Lambertville Police Department, Hunterdon County Prosecutors office and State Fire Marshall’s office any information please contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutors office
November 27,2017 1620 hrs The Tower And Rescue were dispatched on box 1723 Heritage Village (55and up community) for the alarm system while enroute PD advised of a smoke condition on the 3rd floor. Tower17 w/3 responded within a min and arrived within 5 minutes and made entry into the building while residents were evacuating. The crew of Tower17 found a Moderate smoke conditions in the 3rd floor hallway and advised command to upgrade the call. Further investigation found a microwave safe container was used on the electric stove top which burnt and caused the smoke condition. Command (Chief Barlow) requested Q26 (West Amwell Fire Company) And Tower46 ( New Hope Eagle) to assist with fans to remove smoke from the 4 story building. Crews worked with fans for Approximately 1 hour to remove all the smoke. Thank you to our mutual aid companies for helping out.
1742 hours Rescue17 was dispatched into Solebury Township along with New Hope Fire for and auto accident with entrapment. Rescue17 w/ crew of 6 was responding within a minute. We were later canceled while in the borough of New Hope. (Patients self extricated ) ... See MoreSee Less
November 21,2017 07:54hrs Rescue17 was dispatched to Rt 165 in front of Valparsios Deli for the 2 car MVA with minor injuries. Captain17 w/car17 arrived the same time PD and a BLS unit arrived. Rescue17s crew controlled hazards and awaited the Tow company. All units cleared in about 25 min. ... See MoreSee Less
Over the past month the District and our brothers from West Amwell Fire Company got together and did some required annual testing. To save time and make it easier for us. We had our hose,ladders and our pumps tested together By Failsafe Fire hose, pump and ladder testing.
All of Lambertvilles and West Amwells Fire hose , ladders and pumps are tested yearly by Fail Safe so when our equipment is needed it’s safe and ready for use. ... See MoreSee Less