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Department News

2021 Comes to an End- Chief Wortman Sworn In

We would like to welcome our new Chief of Department Robert Wortman who was sworn in at the borough 2022 re-organization meeting on the 1st. New Assistant Chief Jose Rodriguez was also sworn in as Deputy Chief Dave Vallone Sr. and Assistant Chief Joseph Stitley renewed their oaths. 2021 was...
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1st Alarm in Manville

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:30pm, Somerville Engine 3 was requested into the Borough of Manville along with other mutual aid companies for a 1st alarm structure fire on Fable Ave. Engine 3’s crew assisted with ventilation and overhaul after a great knockdown by Manville companies. Units were secured and returned...
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Annual Holiday Lights Parade

It’s that time of year again and the holiday season is upon us! Come out and either participate in or view our annual Holiday Lights Parade. Prizes given out for the best decorated fire and emergency vehicles, personal floats vehicle, and best decorated houses and/or businesses in SomervilleParade Starts at...
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In need of Help?

ATTENTION! If you are in need of food, clothing, toiletries, anything you may need… please stop by at Lincoln Hose Fire House 4 at 34 Warren St. In Somerville. Volunteers will help you out. We are also accepting donations of all of those items. Please drop off at the firehouse...
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Disaster Response during Ida

Ida will truly go down as one of the great tragedy’s in our Borough’s history. In the past few days, Somerville Fire and agencies from all across the state have responded to 200+ calls plus countless other calls from Somerville EOC within the Borough. 100s of water rescues were made...
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Inspection Day 2021

On Saturday October 9th at 3pm, our annual inspection day ceremony and parade will take place. See attached flyer for details. Inspection Day holds great tradition and pride for the members of the Somerville Fire Department. Past firefighters are honored, and the day gives members a chance to display their...
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Flooding from Henri

With waters continuing to rise in the Raritan River and in the creeks and brooks in town, roads may continue to be flooded in Somerville throughout the day. Southside Ave. is currently closed. As a reminder DO NOT try and drive through a flooded area.

Back to Raritan: 2+ Alarms

Somerville and Raritan were dispatched this morning for a reported smoke condition in a house on Canal St.. Upon arrival, a 1st alarm was transmitted for a working structure fire. The second fire in Raritan in the last 72 hours. Somerville E-3 arrived shortly after and an attack was initiated...
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About us

The Somerville Fire Department has been proudly serving the residents of the borough if Somerville New Jersey since 1835. We are a volunteer department with an additional maintenance division which is staffed with firefighters during the daytime. Our dedicated members are trained to handle and mitigate emergencies involving fire suppression, hazardous materials response, and other forms of rescue. The department currently operates 3 engines and 1 truck along with other specialized equipment and utility vehicles out of 3 separate firehouses within the 2.2 square mile county seat of Somerset County. On average the department responds to 400+ fire calls per year with that call number increasing as the borough continues to increase in size.

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