And we have a Winner:
The drawing was completed tonight and the winning ticket is #413. The winner has been contacted. A huge thank you to everyone for your support.
We are currently running a raffle for an Apple iPad Air 32GB + WiFi. Tickets are only $10 each and can be purchased from any of our members or at our upcoming events. The drawing will be held after pictures with Santa on December 21st around 8pm at Station 28. All proceeds to go directly to Millstone Valley Fire Department, thank you all for your continued support.
Once again the Millstone Valley Fire Department has talked with Santa and will be bringing him around town with a Fire Truck escort. Santa will also be at our station on Saturday 12/21 around 8pm for pictures and a small gift for all those good boys and girls. Santa has also asked us to help those in need by giving him canned food that will be donated to the Franklin Township Food Bank.
Hope to see you all on 12/20 in Wildflower Ridge around 6pm and 12/21 in East Millstone / Millstone Boro area at 6pm.
Join us on Saturday, December 7th @ 7pm for our annual town square tree lighting ceremony. We will sing a few songs, drink hot coco, and start the holiday season off with friends and neighbors.
And mark in your calendar December 21st, as we will be escorting Santa around town before he returns to the firehouse for pictures and small gifts.
Join us for an all you can eat Pork dinner on Friday November 15th at 5pm. Our menu will include Braised Pork Ribs, Roast Pork Loin, Potatoes, and some kids meals. Prices are $15 for Adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for kids (5-12), and don’t forget the younger kids (under 5) as they’re free.
This year Fire Prevention Week is October 6 – 12 and the theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires. Station 28 will be holding our annual Open House on Saturday October 19th from 11am – 4pm. This event will focus on how to Prevent Kitchen Fires, 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.
Join us this Saturday at the Somerset County Fire Academy in Hillsborough, on Roycefield Rd, for a live demonstration of Residential Fire Sprinklers. The Somerset County Fire Marshals Association is presenting this live demonstration in an effort to bring awareness to everyone about the major impact that Residential Fire Sprinklers can have on a home fire. With today’s materials burning hotter and faster, you need early water application to prevent complete devastation from a fire, Residential Fire Sprinklers do just that.
12 years ago the most unimaginable terroristic acts occurred on our country. With the cause yet not fully known, hundreds of emergency workers responded to the Twin Towers to begin to mitigate the problem. Why? Because that is what we do. We go where there is a need, without question, without prejudice, without hesitation.
Never Forget is not just another slogan that the fire service created, it’s a mindset. It goes far beyond the fire service. We as Americans, regardless of race, creed, religion, must never forget that those who perished that day were not victims of some accident, they were MURDERED. We must remember them and honor their legacies.
For the emergency service personnel that gave their lives, we will never forget the 343 that died that day. But Never Forget can’t stop at those 343; since the attacks over 1,000 people have developed a WTC cancer. We must not forget that these men and woman gave selfishly of themselves to help those in need, who now have health issues.
Please take today to remember that firefighters give whatever is needed, to whoever is needing, whenever they can. We don’t do it for the glory, we don’t do it for the money, we do it for the community’s we serve.
NEVER FORGET 343 and ALL Emergency Service Personnel
On Sunday September 8th, Millstone Valley continued with its commitment to maintain a skilled RIC team. An early departure traveling to the Morris County Fire Academy for a bit of a change in training venues. Members reviewed advanced search techniques and executed several exercises to locate and remove lost or trapped firefighters.
Crews completed Denver and Pittsburgh evolutions along with an advanced search using the mask confidence course on the training grounds. Thanks to the instructors at Morris for providing a challenging training regimen today.
Join us Saturday August 3rd for a Dual Wetdown to dedicate the new Air 28 and Engine 26-1. Both apparatus are 2013 Pierce Custom Cabs.
Judging begins at 10:30am for the following categories
- Best Appearing Pierce
- Best Appearing Engine
- Best Appearing Aerial
- Best Appearing Specialty
- Best Appearing Chief’s Vehicle
- Furthest Traveled
Event begins at 1pm and is open to the public. Bring the whole family down for some food and fun.
On Saturday, July 27th, the Traffic Safety Officers of Somerset County will be at Station 28 performing FREE child seat safety inspections. 3 out of 4 children in child safety seats are not properly secured! Come by and have your seat inspected by certified passenger safety technicians.
For more information; NJDHTS