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.
wind: 5mph NNW
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Mailing Address 170 E.Main St. Somerville, NJ 08876
This morning, members of the SFD along with @raritanfire52 and @findernefirestation30 attended a lecture on Concrete Parking Garages. This lecture focused on the unique hazards of Parking Garages and appropriate strategies and tactics associated with fires in such garages. The lecture concluded with field visits to various decks around town to pre-plan and recognize hazards in our first due area....
Back to Raritan on a busy day. Engine 3 and Truck 1 were requested on a 1st alarm commercial fire by @raritanfire52 . Crews arrived on scene and went to work extinguishing the fire which was extending from the kitchen area to the attic and also preformed ventilation....
Engine 3 and Utility 57 responded into Raritan today to assist in a quickly spreading brush fire along Orlando Dr. A line was stretched off the Utility and Engine 3 assisted in filling additional brush trucks from the state forest fire service and surrounding area....
Utility 57 was designed to go where no conventional fire apparatus fits - parking decks. With many new parking structures in Somerville, with many more to come, Somerville FD designed this apparatus to be able to respond to any emergency that could take place in a parking deck. Pictured is an elevator rescue last night in which 3 occupants were successfully removed from a stalled elevator at the new Train Station Parking Garage. Utility 57 is just another tool in our toolbox to serve the residents of Somerville....
Engine 3 responded as an engine company into Bound Brook this afternoon for a 2nd alarm structure fire. Initial arriving units from @bound_brook_fire_23 and @findernefirestation30 made an incredible knock on the fire. Somerville crews assisted with searching for fire extension....
Last night at approximately 11:23pm, Engine 3 was requested mutual aid into the Borough of Manville for a working house fire. E-3 and Car 57 responded with 10 members and assisted with overhaul and hitting hot spots. A great stop by @manvillefireco1...
Tonight Somerville fire members had the pleasure of receiving a lecture from FDNY retired Deputy Chief Ted Goldfarb. The topic was fires in wood frame construction buildings, hitting specifically on the new lightweight construction being built and older balloon frame buildings throughout town. Chief Goldfarb imparted a wealth of knowledge from his decades of experience and first hand examples with all that attended. As our borough is grown into a small city by developers, we hope to grow our knowledge as much as possible to try and keep up with the buildings being erected overnight around us....
Tonight the @somerville54rescue held their annual dinner. Numerous members of the squad who are also Somerville Fire members received life saving awards for their efforts the night Ida wrecked havoc across our borough. Congrats to those members for their heroic efforts!...