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2015 Annual Open House

This year Fire Prevention Week is October 4- 10 and the theme is “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm”. Station 28 will be holding our annual Open House on Saturday October 17th from 11am – 4pm. This event will focus on smoke alarms, but we will also have games and gifts for kids, food, and our members will be available to answer any other questions you may have.

Bring the entire family down for some fun and education, and don’t forget to visit our neighbors at the Canal Fest taking place on Market St.

Open House 2015


(Somerset, NJ) – On Friday, July 31 2015 at approximately 21:40 hours, Kyle Scheuerman left the Millstone Valley Fire Department on a motorcycle.  After not returning within a few minutes, several members began a local search for him until the early morning hours of August 1, 2015.  As the search resumed in the later morning of the 1st, we received notification that a single motorcyclist was found down on Millstone River Rd.  This motorcyclist was later identified as missing firefighter Kyle Scheuerman.

Our department would like to express our sincere gratitude for all those that have reached out to us and the Scheuerman family during this difficult time.  As we prepare to remember Kyle, we’re providing the service details below for all those who would like to join us.  I have also identified several areas that we could use some assistance.  If anyone can provide assistance in these areas, or require more information, please contact me.

Viewing – Thursday August 6, 2015 from 16:00 to 20:00 @ Gleason Funeral Home 1360 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873 with Fire Department service at 19:45

Funeral Services – Friday August 7, 2015 10:00 @ St. Joseph’s Parish Center 34 Yorktown Road Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Committal Services – Immediately following funeral services @ Franklin Memorial Park 1800 State Route 27, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Repast – Immediately following committal services @ St. Joseph’s Parish Center 34 Yorktown Road Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Fire Department Assistance needed;

Our department will be posting guard during the entire viewing times.  Help is needed at any time during those hours.  Each guard will be a 15 minute detail.

The family has requested a Fire Department procession from the church to the memorial park.  Please advise if your department will participate and how many apparatus you expect to attend.

Our department will begin preparation of our apparatus and station for the funeral services on Tuesday 8/4 at 1900hrs any assistance with the tasks would be greatly appreciated.

I’m looking for companies to standby in our station on Thursday and Friday, times are TBD.


Press Release Kyle Scheuerman

Annual Village-wide Yard Sale

East Millstone Yard Sale 2015

Get your unwanted items ready as the Millstone Valley Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring their annual Village Yard Sale.  The 2 day event will take place on June 6th and June 7th Rain or Shine.  We encourage you to register early at the discounted fee of $10 ($20 the day of).

See flyer for more information and registration form.  If you did not receive a flyer or need more copies, please feel free to print this flyer out or pick them up at the Post Office or Sunrise Creek Deli.

Easter Flower Sale & Egg Hunt

Stop in on April 2nd  from 2pm – 7pm, April 3rd from 8am until 6pm or April 4th from 9am until 1pm for our Annual East Flower Sale.  We will have an assortment of flowers ranging in price from $5 to $30.

Then join us for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th at Noon.  There will be separate groups based on age, so don’t hesitate to bring both the little and big kids.

Easter Flowers 2015

Fish Fry

Join us on Friday April 3rd for our Fish Fry Buffet.  We will have several types of fish, soup, baked Mac & Cheese, vegetables, and chicken nuggets for the kids.  We will also have a few specialty items, but they may go fast, so get here early.

Prices are; $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors,  $6 for kids, Under 5 are Free

Change your clock, Change your batteries

It’s that time of year again. Now that many of us have clocks that automatically change with Daylight Savings Time it is extremely important to not forget about changing your detector batteries. Even if your detectors are hard wired, there is still a battery inside as a backup just in case we lose power. You must change your batteries at least annually, and if your detectors are not hard wired, at least semi-annually.

Also don’t forget to check your dates, smoke detectors are good for 10 years and Carbon Monoxide detectors are good for 5 years. There should be a date sticker on the back, don’t go by when you purchased it or bought your home. If you need assistance in changing your batteries please call the firehouse, NOT 911. We will be happy to assist you in checking your alarms, replacing your batteries, or answering any questions you may have.

Note: We are 100% volunteer so please leave a message and someone will get back you. If you have an emergency call 911.

Firehouse Phone # 732-873-3800