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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.

Ranger 28 provides EMS Assistance

At approximately 4pm on Sunday, September 28th, Ranger 28 was requested to locate and transport to a pediatric fall victim from a bicycle inside of the Six  Mile Run preserve.  Brush 28, Ranger 28 and Car 28 (Capt. Werensly) responded to the parking lot on Jacques Lane to enter the trails and locate the injured child and his father who were in contact with Franklin Police via cell phone.  Based off the description provided it was determined that the Red trail in the preserve would bring the crews closest to the point where they were.  FTPD ESU had entered the trail prior to Ranger 28 and was able to locate the injured child and provide a clear way point as to their location approximately 150 yards off the trail.  Ranger 28 EMTs along with East Millstone FAS EMT onboard stabilized patient for transport and Ranger 28 transported to child to the awaiting BLS ambulance.

With the increase in the local interest in mountain biking and hiking in Six Mile Run; MVFD’s preparation and understanding of the trails and terrain is critical when emergencies occur.  The drilling that Millstone Valley does in the Six Mile Run Preserve pays off and is key to successful outcomes like today.


Air 28 RIC response into Hillsborough

Around 9:15pm on September 22nd, Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to a chimney fire on Beekman Lane.  Arriving Chiefs (Car 36 and Car 37) found fire coming from the chimney and upgraded the alarm to a full first alarm with RIC team.  Station 28 was dispatched for RIC and responded with Air 28, Car 28 and Car 282 and 8 personnel.  Hillsborough crews quickly mitigated the fire in the chimney and the heat condition in the attic.  Air 28 was available approximately 30 minutes after arrival once it was determined RIC services were not needed and air bottle refilling was not needed.  Good job by all on scene.




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

MV Fire on Jacques Ln

20140610_223026 Just prior to 10:30pm on Tuesday evening, Station’s 28 and 44 were dispatched to a possible vehicle fire on Jacques Ln and Canal Rd.  Car 28 (Chief Stashek) arrived to find a vehicle in the road fully involved.  Squad 28 arrived and deployed the Front Bumper Foam Line and extinguished the fire.  Deputy 44 (Ubry) assumed operations with the crew from Engine 44-2 providing additional manpower.  Chief 44 (Cuddy)assisted Fire Police 44 with the road closure on South Middlebush Rd side, while Fire Police 28 closed the Canal Rd side.  Tanker 44 was also on scene as an additional water supply.


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