LODD. The officers last action was to save his men. He leaves behind 3 kids and a wife. He had plans when he got off work this morning he was going to Disney world with his family. From several people, I’ve been told he’s was a Firemen's Firemen. Be safe everyone.
The month of October was another busy one for the Department with 34 calls for service.
The department continued training throughout the month. -Special operations divers trained at the Suez reservoir with our new communications system. -Special Operations along with the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force trained on victim removal with high water vehicles. - Members finished up Swift Water Technician instructed by Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center.
The department participated in New Hope Eagle Fire Company Station 46’s open house/fire prevention.
The department held our own fire prevention and the station was visited by the kids of the Lambertville Academy during fire prevention week.
Below is the breakdown of calls along with pictures from the month. ... See MoreSee Less
Some scenes from Friday nights incidents, MVA into a porch at main and York, and an equipment fire at the Mercer County Correction center in Hopewell township. In attendance was Chairman Al Komjathy performing a ride along to observe our operations firsthand. ... See MoreSee Less
On Sunday October 27,2019 while member of the departments Special Operations Team along with Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Taskforce were training on HIGH WATER VEHICLE AND VICTIM RESCUE. The department was alerted for our 300th call for service. The department has been busy this year and with 2 months left in the year we are expecting to run well past our 310 calls for 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Today's training with the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force...The Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force agencies participated today (10/27/19) in a drill to practice floodwater rescue and evacuations operations using marine assets (boats) in conjunction high water vehicles. The training included a classroom operations and safety review at the Lambertville FD headquarters, followed by in-water practical exercises at Bull's Island State Park in Delaware Township. The drill / class was developed and presented by HCESTC instructor Joe Gribbins.
High water vehicles ("Storm Trucks") from Clinton and Flemington - Raritan Rescue Squads were backed into the water. Personnel then used boats from Flemington - Raritan Rescue and Hunterdon County Emergency Services to "rescue" victims and transport them to the trucks. They were then transferred from the boats to the trucks. During an actual flood incident, the trucks would then drive the subjects out of the high water area to dry ground. This keeps the boats operating in the deeper water not accessible to the trucks, and speeds rescue and evacuation of trapped subjects. Various techniques were practiced to safely transfer victims to both vehicles. Pet carriers (with weights inside, not pets!) were included in the exercise to simulate evacuating pets with their owners. The heavy rain throughout the day made for realistic conditions.
This morning, the Dive Rescue Team conducted training at the Suez Water - Lambertville Reservoir on Route 518.
Divers and tenders practiced search patterns and integrated the new diver hardwire communication system into the drill.
With the water and air temperatures both hovering around 50 degrees, it was a brisk start to the morning. Personnel were back in quarters by about 1330, followed by equipment maintenance and cleaning. ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday afternoon at 17:03hrs the department was dispatched to the area of Alexauken ￼Creek Road and Route 29￼ for the Single car MVA with injuries. Patrol arrived and advised the vehicle was 30ft off the road into the woods down an embankment with victim self extricated and the vehicle was smoking. ￼Rescue 17 arrived along with Chief 17 who requested a heavy duty rotating wrecker. ￼ The crew secured the power and checked for fluid leaks. The department awaited the wrecker and assisted until the vehicle was removed from the woods and loaded onto a flatbed wrecker. Also assisting and handling the investigation was the Lambertville Police department assisted by West Amwell Police. ... See MoreSee Less
10/18/2019 Earlier tonight at 16:43 hrs the department was dispatched to a Delaware Rd address for a reported chimney fire. Tower17 with the night shift crew of 4 responded within a minute. Chief 17 arrived and established command while Squrt17 arrived a few minutes later. Tower 17s crew checked the home for extension while Squrt 17 laddered the building and hooked into Tower17 along with Tanker 46 after they arrived. The wood was removed from the fire box and wet down outside with no extension found. Crews cleaned up and cleared.
Thank you to our mutual aid companies West AMWELL Fire Company- Chief 26 New Hope Eagle Fire Company- E46-1 and T46 Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad BLS Unit Lambertville police ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Lambertville residence ￼for coming out on this cold/windy night and learning about what we do to help protect the residents of our city. It was a great turn out and everyone including the firefighters had fun.
Make sure to check your smoke detectors and CO detectors monthly
Remember, Smoke and CO detectors save lives.
Thank you Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad￼ for traveling down the hill and hanging out with us. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday night Rescue17 and Special Service 17 Were invited to New Hope PA Station46 for their Open house /Fire Prevention . Rescue 17 and the night crew covered calls for Station 46 as well as our local. Special Service 17 was put on display to show our swift water equipment , ice rescue equipment and also our diver equipment. Chief Barlow dressed out in full dive gear and dove in a portable dump tank to show the crowd how we operate under water and also let a few kids talk with the chief while under water over our communications system.
New Hope puts on a great display of all types of equipment from there mutual aid companies, fire truck rides, rope rescue demonstrations and a mock building burn. Marine units Fire trucks Helicopter Dogs Police EMS
￼also the night crew had some art work created for the station.
On Wednesday 9 October at 1550 Hours, Fire Box 17-29 was dispatched for smoke in the ceiling at the Diamond Silver Office Complex located at 24 Arnett Avenue in the City of Lambertville.
The alarm came in just before the career staff shift change, so the evening shift responded immediately in Tower Ladder 17 and the day shift manned Squrt 17. Chief 17 Barlow arrived on scene in less than a minute and assumed command. Tower Ladder 17 arrived and the crew immediately entered the building to locate any fire while the chauffeur prepared the aerial for use. Squrt 17 backed down Arnett Avenue, with the crew moving to assist the personnel from TL17. Meanwhile, the chauffeur of Squrt 17 stretched a 5" supply line to feed TL17. If water supply was needed, Squrt 17 would reverse lay to the hydrant at Main and Elm Street. (While there is a hydrant closer to the complex, it is a reduced flow hydrant...the hydrant at Main and Elm is capable of 2000 gallons per minute if needed and easily within the 1200' length of supply line carried by the Squrt).
New Hope Eagle Engine 46-1 arrived and supplied manpower, while NHE Tower 46 was assigned the C side (rear) of the building. Lambertville - New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad BLS 1753 staged and provided EMS stand-by.
Luckily, the crews inside the building quickly located the source of the smoke and determined it to be a burned out light ballast. Additional responding units were recalled. Personnel quickly picked up and were clear of the scene within 30 minutes.
The Lambertville FD responded with eight career firefighters and two volunteer members. Volunteer or Career, Staffing Matters! ... See MoreSee Less
10/8/2019 B-shift answered 2 calls for service tonight
Call#1 Tower17 Assisted Station 23, 47 and 26 fire with an electrical stove grease fire at 17:14 hrs. Tower17 arrived first due and the crew checked the home for extension. Nothing was found. All units cleared within 20 minutes.
Call#2 B-shift assisted New Hope Station 46 with an apartment fire at 21:45 hrs Rescue17 was first due and stretched 100’ of 2.5” hooked to a gated wye with 200’ of 1 3/4” across a walking bridge to a second floor apartment. The crew with members of E46 located and extinguished the kitchen fire and preformed overhaul. All units were packed up and cleared by 22:37hrs
Having career staff in house is paying off. Having a faster more efficient response and being able to extinguish a fire or control the problem faster is saving property and lives.
Remember to keep your bedroom door closed while sleeping.
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Nearly half of Americans believe it’s safer to sleep with the door closed in the event of a fire, yet only 26% always sleep with their bedroom door completely shut. Watch this chilling, real-life example from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department showing how a closed door can make a life-saving difference. Encourage your friends and family to #CloseBeforeYouDoze — it could save a life. #FirePreventionWeek ... See MoreSee Less
Here are some additional fire safety tips as we move through Fire Prevention Week 2019.
The Lambertville Fire Department will be participating in the New Hope Eagle Fire Company's Open House and Fire Prevention Night on Thursday from 6PM-9PM at the Eagle fire house in New Hope (Route 202 and Sugan Road). There will be plenty of emergency vehicles from local agencies to check out, demonstrations, fire truck rides and displays. Stop in Thursday night and check it out!
The Lambertville Fire Department will have our own fire prevention open house on Thursday 10/17 from 6PM-8PM...More details to follow! ... See MoreSee Less