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Somerville, NJ 08876


Department News

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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2nd Alarm House Fire in Raritan

On Tuesday morning at 4:44am, Somerville Fire was dispatched with Raritan Fire for a possible structure fire on 1st Ave in Raritan. Raritan units encountered heavy fire on arrival with extension to a second house and a 2nd alarm was transmitted. Somerville Engine 3 arrived immediately after and assisted Raritan with...
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Covid-19 Vax Offered

On Wednesday August 4th from 3pm till 7pm their will be a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination site set up at Somerville Engine Co. 1 located at 170 E. Main St. If you have not been vaccinated and would like to be, please stop by and get the shot.

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 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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