Established on July 29, 1929 the East Franklin Fire Department has faithfully served the residents of Franklin Township Fire District 3 in Somerset, New Jersey for over 85 years. Bordering the City of New Brunswick in the southeast corner of Somerset County, East Franklin, Station 27, responds to a small but densely populated 6.25 square mile area with approximately 25,000 residents. Our mission is to respond in a safe manner to all reported emergencies in the community of Franklin Township, Somerset, N.J. to help the citizens deal with natural and man-made emergencies, and with the resources available and with the utmost regard for the safety of the members of the department, work to the best of it’s abilities to limit the loss of life, the environment, and property.

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Apr
16
2015

Structure Fire at 95 Spruce Street

On April 15th, 2015 at 23:54 Fire District #3 was dispatched to 95 Spruce Street for a reported house fire with entrapment. Car 27 (Chief Krushinski) called in service and was advised that it was a confirmed fire, with 1 person still inside the house. While enrollee to the scene, Chief Krushinski requested a 1st
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Apr
11
2015

9 Years Later We Still Never Forget…April 11th, 2006

Saturday April 11th, 2015 - Today marks the 9th anniversary of the tragic fire that took the lives of Firefighter Kevin Apuzzio and the woman that he was trying to save. Every year on this day family, friends and members of East Franklin gather for a mass at Kevin’s church, and head to the cemetery to
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Apr
7
2015

Structure Fire at 103 Ambrose Street

On April, 7th, 2015 at 6:45 pm Fire District #3 was dispatched to 103 Ambrose Street, on a reported structure fire. Car 27 got on the air, at which time County Dispatch advised a report of children trapped inside the house. Chief Krushinski requested a 1st Alarm be transmitted, until further info was passed along.
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Mar
27
2015

Late Night MVC with Fluids

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On Friday March 28th, 2015 at approximately 8:44pm Fire District #3 was dispatched to the area of Franklin Blvd. and Matilda Avenue, for a reported Motor Vehicle Collision with fluids on the roadway. Chief Krushinski responded in Car 27 and established command, reporting 1 motor vehicle into a tree with fluids on the roadway. Squad
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Mar
27
2015

Mutual Aid into District #1

On Friday March 28th, 2015 at 5:38pm EFFD was requested to respond into Fire District #1, specifically to 110 Davidson Avenue (Crown Plaza Hotel). The initial reports were an Activated Fire Alarm, but it turned out to be a small fire located in one of the hotel rooms. E-276 responded with Chief Krushisnki, DC Banks
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Mar
26
2015

Fire District #3 Monthly District Drill (March)

On Thursday March 26th, 2015 at 7:30pm Fire District #3 held it’s monthly joint district drill at the Holmes Marshall Fire Department in Piscataway, NJ. During this time, Retired Deputy Chief Phillip Morris of the Elizabeth City Fire Department instructed us on First Due Engine Company Operations. It was a good drill bringing the members
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Mar
19
2015

First Timers in the Line and Promotions

East Franklin would like to congratulate the following members for either becoming a first time Fire Officer or moving up in the ranks: Chris Banks- moved up from Assistant to Deputy Chief Matt Desmond- moved up from Captain to Assistant Chief Craig Miller- moved up from Lieutenant to Captain Joe Inzirillo- newly elected Lieutenant Alan
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Mar
6
2015

Activated Fire Alarm at 888 Easton Avenue

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On Friday March 6th, 2015 at 7:41pm District #3 was dispatched to 888 Easton Avenue for a reported Activated Fire Alarm. Car 25 (Chief Calvo) arrived on the scene and established Command, reporting an activated alarm. Station 27 had a Duty Crew in house and they arrived on the scene in 4 minutes utilizing Squad
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Mar
5
2015

Structure Fire at 725 Hamilton Street

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On Thursday March 5th, 2015 at approximately 2:20pm Car 25 (Chief Calvo) reported a Working Structure Fire at 725 Hamilton Street in Fire District #3. He immediately established Command and requested a 2nd Alarm be toned out. One of the occupants initially reported that her children were trapped in the apartment, but they were located
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Feb
20
2015

EFFD at the 1st Annual Chili Cook Off

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On Friday February 20th, 2015 Franklin Township Food Bank held it’s 1st Annual Chili Cook Off. This event featured both Restaurant Style Chili, as well as chili prepared by the Firehouses of Franklin Township. Firefighter Tom Canales represented Station 27 at this event and placed 2nd overall with his awesome chili recipe. Great Job to
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