Ranger 28 requested on Tow Path to Assist PD and EMS

On Monday April 13th, Franklin Police requested Ranger 28 onto the D&R Canal Tow Path to assist EMS with transporting a victim of a serious medical emergency.  Crews from Millstone Valley placed Ranger 28 into service south on the tow path from Amwell Road along with Brush 28 heading to the Blackwells Mills Road entrance for additional manpower.  Crews arrived and provided assistance to Franklin Police, BLS and ALS in treating the victim.  Our thoughts and sympathy to the family of the victim.

Additional information can be found in this link http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2015/04/man_dies_while_exercising_on_blackwells_mills_trai.html#incart_river

Unique Request to Assist Franklin Police

On the evening of Sunday April 5th, Millstone Valley was dispatched at the request of Franklin PD ESU to the Colonial Park Leash Free Dog Park to assist with tools to remove a dog whose paw was confined to the seat track of a car.  Air 28 responded with a crew of four along with both Chiefs and found a dog with his paw had slid into the rear seat track of a SUV type vehicle.  The owners and ESU officer had tried several techniques to remove the paw, however, it was a bit wider than the opening of the track.  The crew utilizing the manual pump Holmatro tool was able to provide enough spread of the track to where the dog could remove his paw.  The crew then helped the owner check the dog for injuries which were minimal as the dog was interested in thanking those who helped him by going to each member and giving them “kisses”.  The dog owner and the large crowd who had gathered as the nice weather on that Sunday made the dog park a popular attraction thanked all who came to the rescue.

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

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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

Valentine Rose Sale

UPDATE: We have sold out of roses. Unfortunately our supplier was unable to provide us with additional roses that we requested. We thank all those that continue to support us, and hope to see you all at our Pancake Breakfast next Sunday.

It’s that special time of year again, it’s time to show those special people in your life that you really care about them. Stop by the firehouse on Friday 2/13 from 7am-7pm or Saturday 2/14 from 9am – 4pm.

Due to the Amwell Rd Bridge being closed, we will only be selling Roses and Cards this year.  We also will have limited quantities of Roses available, so get yours early.

Rose Sale 2015

Life Member George Paris Passes

We regret to announce the passing of life member George Paris.  George was a past President of our Department (1971).

The full obituary can be found here.

Viewing will be a Ryan’s Funeral Home located @ 145 St. Catherine Blvd. Toms River, NJ 08757, on Friday 1/2/15 from 2-4 and 7-9.  Burial services will be on 1/3/15 in East Millstone at Cedar Hill Cemetery following service at the funeral home @ 9am.