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Department News

Passing of Ex-Chief Dave Bowden

It is with a heavy heart the Somerville Fire Department announces the passing of Ex-Chief Dave Bowden. Chief Bowden was a member of Engine Company #1 for 57 years serving as chief from 1977-1978. A lifelong resident of Somerville and Raritan, he also served as Chief of the Veterans Administration Fire...
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Somerville Flag Day Festival

On Friday night June 18th, The Somerville Fire Department attended the Somerville Flag Day Festival on the Somerset County Courthouse steps. Members were honored to be apart of the ceremony as they received the ceremonial flag from boy scouts and rose it over the crowd on Truck 1. The ensuing...
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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 operate 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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