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Town Square Tree Lighting 2014

Join us on Saturday, December 6th @ 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 20th, as we will be escorting Santa around town before he returns to the firehouse for pictures and small gifts.

2014 Tree Lighting


Free Community CPR course


While we still have seats available, there has been a lot of interest in this course.  If the class does fill up, we will run another one before the end of the year.  We do plan on hosting 2-3 classes per year in case this class date doesn’t work for you.  Also please contact us if you have a small group that you would like to arrange a private class for.


Millstone Valley Fire Department will be hosting a free community CPR/AED course on October 23rd starting at 7pm.  Seating will be limited to the first 20 registrants.  Upon completion of the course, students will receive a digital certification card and a digital book.

This course is not designed for healthcare workers.  If you require Professional level certification, please contact us here.

Register Here


Fire Prevention Week 2014

October 5th through October 11th is Fire Prevention Week, presented by the NFPA.  This years theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”.  Almost 60% of home fire deaths are the result of fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.

Working smoke alarms reduce the risk of dying in home fires by half.

An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, or where extra time is needed, to awaken or assist others, both types of alarms, or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms are recommended.

Make sure you stop by our Open House on October 18th for a demonstration between these 2 alarms.

2014 Annual Open House

This year Fire Prevention Week is October 5- 11 and the theme is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives. Station 28 will be holding our annual Open House on Saturday October 18th 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 2014

Fire Rescue International 2014

Members of station 28 are attending Fire Rescue International in Dallas, TX.  Our members are participating in various levels of the Officer Development Program from Company Officer to Chief Officer.  The extended commitment these members have given of themselves, will allow them to better serve the residents and transients of Fire District #1.  These members have acknowledged that training never ends, and FRI provides some of the best continuing education available.

Joint RIC Drill with Station 36

On Saturday morning, June 21st, stations 28 and 36 went to Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center for a joint RIC drill.  The crews from both companies completed exercises in hostile environment mask/regulator change outs and Pittsburgh drill prior to intermingling the crews for a larger scenario. All members worked extremely well together and made the day a huge success.  The companies provide RIC services for each other therefore a closer interaction between the members enhances safety for all.  A special thanks to the instructors as well, their guidance and scenarios made the training very challenging.  image ricdrill 62114image

Spring ’14 Firefighter 1

On Sunday, June 1st, the spring class for Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy completed their Hands-on practicals.  The group endured over 150 hours of training in total and will be among the first in New Jersey to receive the Pro Board Certification, which is a nationally recognized certification. Among those achieving this certification are 3 of our own Station 28 members; Mat Russo, Kyle Scheuerman, and Chris Slomkowski.  Great job guys, and to all the graduates.Spring '14 Fire 1

Easter Flower Sale & Egg Hunt

Easter FlowersStop in on April 18th from 8am until 6pm or April 19th from 9am until 2pm 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 19th at Noon.  There will be separate groups based on age, so don’t hesitate to bring both the little and big kids.

James Fair Memorial Information

Update: We are making our final preparations for April 5th and we still need your help. Please respond if you will be attending, and if you have any media that you would like to share please contact us so we can incorporate them. We really look forward to spending a day of celebration with everyone that James has touched.

We will celebrating James’ life on April 5th.  The services will start at 2pm at the United Methodist Church on Elm St in East Millstone.  Immediately following the services, we will reconvene at Millstone Valley Fire Department for Food, Drinks, and Memories.  All are welcome, but in an attempt to prepare for the day, we ask that you RSVP through this page to better provide us a head count.  Please pass this information along to whoever may enjoy this day of celebration and remembrance.

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