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Department News

TAC-57 Arrives

Somerville Fire has taken delivery of a special custom piece of apparatus known as TAC-57. Built by Lee’s Emergency Equipment and designed in house. This unique truck was specifically designed to gain access to every one of the numerous parking decks located within the Borough. With the boom in construction...
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Williams St. Working Fire

On Saturday February 12th,  Somerville and Raritan fire were dispatched to Williams St. for a reported dryer fire. Upon arrival, it was confirmed the fire was extending to the structure down the hallway. A 1st alarm working fire was transmitted. After lines were stretched, the fire was quickly knocked down...
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Bridgewater 2nd Alarm

Yesterday afternoon Truck 1 was requested mutual aid into Bridgewater Township to the scene of a well involved 2nd alarm house fire off Rt. 28 Somerville crews operated on the second floor of the home’s addition assisting in cutting off the fire’s spread. Walls and ceilings were breached to reach...
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Working Fire Fairview Ave.

Monday morning on the 24th of January at 3:55am, Somerville and Raritan Fire were dispatched to Fairview Ave. for a reported dryer fire in a second floor apartment. Units arrived to find smoke showing and a working fire. Crews made an attack and encountered zero visibility on the second floor....
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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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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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