Did you know that it is recommended to change your smoke detector batteries once every six (6) months?
The City of Lambertville Fire District #1, is a Combination Career & Volunteer Fire Department with 3 Career Firefighters staffing the district from 8:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday. The Districts Volunteer Members continue to respond to calls and train as always. As of early 2016, all members are now officially operating under the Fire District as one.
The City of Lambertville Fire District #1 responds to an average of 250+ emergency calls throughout the year, which includes mutual aid assignments in our surrounding communities. In mid 2016, Fire District # 1 became a participating member in the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force,This unit is a collective group of specialized and highly trained personnel that perform in extreme hazards and conditions that are not common in ordinary emergency calls.
Collectively the Lambertville Fire Department, District #1 operates with 1 Tower Ladder, 1 Rescue/Class A pumper, 1 Squirt, 1 Special Service Unit, 1 Command Vehicle, 1 4×4 Gator and 1 Cascade trailer.
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After enjoying lunch with our friends working today with the Lambertville - New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad and the Lambertville Police Department, the day crew firefighters went out and practiced pump operations with Rescue 17.
Two emergency calls were answered during the day tour including a fire alarm activation on North Union Street and a Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force call. The HCTRTF was cancelled about ten minutes after the initial alert as the services were not needed. ... See MoreSee Less
We would like to thank Mr. Steward O’Donnell for his generosity in donating lunch for the day crew today !!! We appreciate it very much ! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Mr. O’DONNELL!!
Day crew guys. Lol
On Wednesday 2 September, the Lambertville Fire Department responded to three incidents during the day shift (0800-1600).
At 1140 Hours, Rescue 17 responded mutual aid with the Eagle Fire Company in New Hope for a ruptured natural gas main on Old Mill Street. The line had been struck by a construction crew working in the area. The crew of Rescue 17 assisted with the evacuation of local residents and conducted air monitoring in the area until released by command after the leak was secured.
Within about a minute of backing into the station from the gas leak, Box 1731 was dispatched at 1238 Hours for "an odor of plastic burning" at the Lace Works on Route 29. Rescue 17 responded and arrived on scene to begin investigating. The crew reported a smoke condition in the basement of the building. Due to the size of the Lace Works, the many rooms in the building, the building construction type, and the poor water supply on that end of Route 29, the officer in charge requested that the call be upgraded to a Level 3 assignment, bringing additional mutual aid resources to the scene. Crews searched the building for the source of the smoke, while a handline was stretched and ladders placed as a precaution. Luckily, the source of the smoke was determined to be an overheated HVAC blower. The LFD responded with Rescue 17, Tower Ladder 17 and Squrt 17. Thanks to our mutual aid partners!
At 1507 Hours, the Lambertville FD was dispatched to the Tow Path Restaurant on Canal Street for a fire alarm activation. Upon arrival, the investigation revealed a water leak in the ceiling had accidentally activated the fire alarm after water had filled the ceiling smoke detectors and several lighting fixtures. Rescue 17 was clear after securing the water and electrical service to the building. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to emergency personnel on both sides of the river. God bless you and keep you safe.
Thank you for what you do!