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On 7/18/24 a few of our members took a ride over to the Franklin Highschool with our Drones and Air truck to help show the Youth Police Acedamy students what it’s like working with different Fire Departments and their resources. Stations 44 @middlebushfire and 56 @svfrc1 were also in attendance.

The students were split into groups and visited each stations apparatus and what they have to offer depending on the situation. Our station demonstrated the drones and some of the capabilities that they have. We were able to get 2 drones in the air and the students had an up close look at our setup in the trailer and what everything looks like from the drones perspective. Our members had a great time and are always happy to assist and offer ways we can help! Thanks again Franklin PD @ftpd_somersetnj for inviting us out! #MillstoneValley #dronedemonstration
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On 7/18/24 a few of our members took a ride over to the Franklin Highschool with our Drones and Air truck to help show the Youth Police Acedamy students what it’s like working with different Fire Departments and their resources. Stations 44 @middlebushfire and 56 @svfrc1 were also in attendance. 

The students were split into groups and visited each stations apparatus and what they have to offer depending on the situation. Our station demonstrated the drones and some of the capabilities that they have. We were able to get 2 drones in the air and the students had an up close look at our setup in the trailer and what everything looks like from the drones perspective. Our members had a great time and are always happy to assist and offer ways we can help! Thanks again Franklin PD @ftpd_somersetnj for inviting us out! #MillstoneValley #dronedemonstrationImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

On 7/10/24 around 5:00 pm Franklin D1 @eavfc26 @svfrc1 @middlebushfire was alerted to the area of Schoolhouse road and Randolph road for a report of some kind of fire near the warehouses. Shortly after, Somerset County Communications notified that multiple callers were reporting black smoke coming from the top of the warehouse on Schoolhouse road. With responding units viewing a column, a first alarm was sounded for a working fire. Units arrived to find the solar panels on the roof of the structure on fire spreading rapidly.

Franklin Fire Marshals who were still on duty at the time arrived with D1 chiefs and put the deck gun on Engine 8 in service quickly, Deputy 28 had command and upgraded to a second alarm. Our Squad, Air, Utility with the Fan and Fire Police responded with a total of 14 members. Squad 28 arrived behind other apparatus and laid in from the street to supply Tower 26, this plan was quickly ditched and Engine 8 supplied them as conditions were deteriorating due to strong winds. After some time with master streams from towers 26 and 25 and multiple hand lines the fire was placed under control.

Once confirming all fire was knocked our fan was then positioned to ventilate the structure from the B side. Fire officials were able to begin their investigation soon after. We also put one of our drones in service to get an aerial view of the fire damage to provide photos for the investigation. At 8:30 pm all FD personnel were clear.

Solid work from all companies on scene keeping this fire in check despite fighting strong winds and extreme heat. We would like to thank the following agencies for assisting us on scene or covering the district while we operated.

@ftpd_somersetnj
@somersetfmbalocal497
@montgomeryems
#boundbrookems
@rwjuh_nb medics
@sbbfire55
@engine23_bbfd
@cvfc_1
@eastfranklinfd
@findernefirestation30
@flagtownfd
@htvfc3
@manvillefireco1
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On 7/10/24 around 5:00 pm Franklin D1 @eavfc26 @svfrc1  @middlebushfire was alerted to the area of Schoolhouse road and Randolph road for a report of some kind of fire near the warehouses. Shortly after, Somerset County Communications notified that multiple callers were reporting black smoke coming from the top of the warehouse on Schoolhouse road. With responding units viewing a column, a first alarm was sounded for a working fire. Units arrived to find the solar panels on the roof of the structure on fire spreading rapidly. 

Franklin Fire Marshals who were still on duty at the time arrived with D1 chiefs and put the deck gun on Engine 8 in service quickly, Deputy 28 had command and upgraded to a second alarm. Our Squad, Air, Utility with the Fan and Fire Police responded with a total of 14 members. Squad 28 arrived behind other apparatus and laid in from the street to supply Tower 26, this plan was quickly ditched and Engine 8 supplied them as conditions were deteriorating due to strong winds. After some time with master streams from towers 26 and 25 and multiple hand lines the fire was placed under control. 

Once confirming all fire was knocked our fan was then positioned to ventilate the structure from the B side. Fire officials were able to begin their investigation soon after. We also put one of our drones in service to get an aerial view of the fire damage to provide photos for the investigation. At 8:30 pm all FD personnel were clear.

Solid work from all companies on scene keeping this fire in check despite fighting strong winds and extreme heat. We would like to thank the following agencies for assisting us on scene or covering the district while we operated.

@ftpd_somersetnj 
@somersetfmbalocal497 
@montgomeryems 
#BoundbrookEms
@rwjuh_nb medics
@sbbfire55 
@engine23_bbfd 
@cvfc_1 
@eastfranklinfd 
@findernefirestation30
@flagtownfd 
@htvfc3 
@manvillefireco1Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

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I wonder is it the solar panel company is responsible for the fire on the person's roof that's the reason why I wouldn't put them on my own house

Looks like another solar panel fire. Does not make me confident to add them to a house.

Karen Vitale

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Last night at 10:00 pm our drones were requested into Peapack and Gladstone borough to assist police, county sheriffs and EMS Peapack-Gladstone First Aid and Rescue Squad Inc. with a missing person. Chief 28, utility 28 with the drones, Air 28 and Brush 28 responded. Members put 3 drones in service to search the surrounding wooded area. A few spots were thoroughly checked but after some time with still no luck the county search team and peapack fire department Peapack Gladstone Fire Department were called in to assist.

A new plan was in place to relocate to the train station in town and resume searching. As we arrived at the new location and began setting up, police advised the person was found. At 2:00 am, we were on our way back to town. Thank you to our members that came out to assist. #millstonevalley #dronecall #mutualaid
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Last night at 10:00 pm our drones were requested into Peapack and Gladstone borough to assist police, county sheriffs and EMS Peapack-Gladstone First Aid and Rescue Squad Inc. with a missing person. Chief 28, utility 28 with the drones, Air 28 and Brush 28 responded. Members put 3 drones in service to search the surrounding wooded area. A few spots were thoroughly checked but after some time with still no luck the county search team and peapack fire department Peapack Gladstone Fire Department were called in to assist. 

A new plan was in place to relocate to the train station in town and resume searching. As we arrived at the new location and began setting up, police advised the person was found. At 2:00 am, we were on our way back to town. Thank you to our members that came out to assist. #MillstoneValley #Dronecall #mutualaidImage attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

Early this afternoon , our station was dispatched on the first alarm assignment into Hillsborough Township for our RIT. Air 28 and Utility 28 responded and stoodby on scene with members from Station 26 Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company - Station 26 for approximately 30 minutes before being released. Great stop by the Hillsborough Firefighters. #millstonevalley #mutualaid #RIT ... See MoreSee Less

Early this afternoon , our station was dispatched on the first alarm assignment into Hillsborough Township for our RIT. Air 28 and Utility 28 responded and stoodby on scene with members from Station 26 Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company - Station 26 for approximately 30 minutes before being released. Great stop by the Hillsborough Firefighters. #MillstoneValley #Mutualaid #RITImage attachmentImage attachment

The members from Millstone Valley give there sincere condolences to the Family, Friends, and Firefighters of our neighboring town South Bound Brook. Rest in peace Mike.It is with deep regret, the South Bound Brook Fire Company announces the passing of President and Past Chief Mike Kelly.

Services are as follows
Sunday June 30th viewing at VanArsdale Funeral Home in Somerville. 2:00 pm-6:00pm.
Firefighter services at 5:00pm.

Funeral service Monday July 1st at 10:30am.
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The members from Millstone Valley give there sincere condolences to the Family, Friends, and Firefighters of our neighboring town South Bound Brook. Rest in peace Mike.

On Sunday 6/16/24 around 10:00 pm Deputy 28, Squad 28 and Air 28 along with Stations 26 Elizabeth Avenue VFC and 44 Middlebush Volunteer Fire Dept were called to the area of Mettlers rd and Amwell Rd for the reported overturned vehicle with no entrapment. Deputy 28 arrived to find a vehicle back on all 4 wheels with no entrapment. Squad 28 arrived to secure the battery and began mitigating the fluids that were on the ground while Air 28 blocked the road at wortman street. Crews from all stations worked together to clean the road up and put speedy dry down where the fluids from the vehicle remained. American water was notified due to a fire hydrant that was damaged and Somerset County DPW was also contacted to assist with fluid removal on the road. Companies were clear around 12:30 am. Great work to all on scene! #millstonevalley #MVC ... See MoreSee Less

On Sunday 6/16/24 around 10:00 pm Deputy 28, Squad 28 and Air 28 along with Stations 26 @eavfc26 and 44 @middlebushfire were called to the area of Mettlers rd and Amwell Rd for the reported overturned vehicle with no entrapment. Deputy 28 arrived to find a vehicle back on all 4 wheels with no entrapment. Squad 28 arrived to secure the battery and began mitigating the fluids that were on the ground while Air 28 blocked the road at wortman street. Crews from all stations worked together to clean the road up and put speedy dry down where the fluids from the vehicle remained. American water was notified due to a fire hydrant that was damaged and Somerset County DPW was also contacted to assist with fluid removal on the road. Companies were clear around 12:30 am. Great work to all on scene! #MillstoneValley #MVCImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

On 6/15/24 we held our yearly drill at Chubb Engineering Center in branchburg. Members from stations 44 @middlebushfire and 56 @svfrc1 also attended. Members had the opportunity to get an up close look at sprinkler systems, fire pumps and alarm systems and what’s going on behind the scenes in a controlled environment. Understanding how all of these work together is key when pulling up to an activated fire alarm/ waterflow alarm. Members had the opportunity to re familiarize themselves with the systems and different fire pumps. They were also shown how to safely and correctly close them or check to see if water is flowing and what riser or area it would be.

In addition to that members also had the chance to see live demonstrations of different sprinkler heads and what happens when they are installed incorrectly or damaged. One sprinkler head was also demonstrated with the cap still on to show just how drastically the water flow can change. At the end there was also a display on what happens when a sprinkler head activates after being introduced to heat/fire. This drill was a great way to refresh memories and learn more about these systems that are common in our district. Understanding what’s going on and how to figure out a problem when we’re called ensures the problem is fixed and continues working properly! Thank you to Michele for the tour and valuable information, and also a thank you to our Captain, Ryan Hunt for organizing this drill for our members! Thank you to those who could make it out! #MillstoneValley #Chubbriskengineeringcenter #Yearlydrill
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On 6/15/24 we held our yearly drill at Chubb Engineering Center in branchburg. Members from stations 44 @middlebushfire and 56 @svfrc1 also attended. Members had the opportunity to get an up close look at sprinkler systems, fire pumps and alarm systems and what’s going on behind the scenes in a controlled environment. Understanding how all of these work together is key when pulling up to an activated fire alarm/ waterflow alarm. Members had the opportunity to re familiarize themselves with the systems and different fire pumps. They were also shown how to safely and correctly close them or check to see if water is flowing and what riser or area it would be.

In addition to that members also had the chance to see live demonstrations of different sprinkler heads and what happens when they are installed incorrectly or damaged. One sprinkler head was also demonstrated with the cap still on to show just how drastically the water flow can change. At the end there was also a display on what happens when a sprinkler head activates after being introduced to heat/fire. This drill was a great way to refresh memories and learn more about these systems that are common in our district. Understanding what’s going on and how to figure out a problem when we’re called ensures the problem is fixed and continues working properly! Thank you to Michele for the tour and valuable information, and also a thank you to our Captain, Ryan Hunt for organizing this drill for our members! Thank you to those who could make it out! #MillstoneValley #Chubbriskengineeringcenter #YearlydrillImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Definitely was a good drill. Good knowledge came out of it.

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Another field day in the books! Our members had a great time this morning at Elizabeth Ave School providing fun activities for the kids during there field day! We set up hose lines and gave them a chance to check out the fire truck! We look forward to being back again next year, Thanks for having us! Also a thank you to the members for coming out and making this a successful and fun day! #millstonevalley #easfieldday2024 ... See MoreSee Less

Another field day in the books! Our members had a great time this morning at Elizabeth Ave School providing fun activities for the kids during there field day! We set up hose lines and gave them a chance to check out the fire truck! We look forward to being back again next year, Thanks for having us! Also a thank you to the members for coming out and making this a successful and fun day! #MillstoneValley #EASFieldday2024Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Good to hear it was a great time

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