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 75 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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Nov
30
2014

Final Live Burn of the Year

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On Sunday November 30th, 2014 The East Franklin Fire Department participated in a Live Burn Exercise at the Hunterdon County Fire Academy. This was a joint drill with participation from Bound Brook and Highland Park Fire Departments. The members rotated in groups, going through several evolutions operating in different capacities on the fireground and enjoyed
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Nov
17
2014

Motor Vehicle Fire at Wendy’s

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On Monday 11/17/14 at 6:40pm, Fire District #3 was dispatched to  Wendy’s on Easton Avenue, for a reported motor vehicle fire. Squad 27 arrived first due, confirming a working motor vehicle fire. The crew pulled a 1 and 3/4 inch hand line, in order to knock down the fire. Car 27, Car 252 arrived on
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Nov
15
2014

Early Morning Activated Alarm

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On Saturday November 15th, 2014 at 05:03am  Fire District #3 was dispatched to 73 Veronica Avenue, for a reported activated fire alarm. Car 27 arrived first due and 27-A established command. After completing a 360 degree Size-Up, 27-A noticed what appeared to be smoke in the windows. Engine 278 was the first due apparatus, the crew
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Nov
13
2014

Mutual Aid into Highland Park

On Wednesday November 12th, 2014 at 5:55 pm Station 27 was requested Mutual Aid into Highland park, to assist with a reported Structure Fire at 115 South 1st Ave. We responded into the borough with 1 Engine and 1 F.A.S.Team. Upon arrival, both units were put to work to assist with Fire Suppression. Command called
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Nov
12
2014

Garage Fire at 41 Ambrose Street

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On November 11th, 2014 District #3 Fire was dispatched to 41 Ambrose Street for a reported Garage Fire. Upon arrival of first due units, an update was given that the homeowner had knocked down the fire in the garage with a fire extinguisher. Fire crews extinguished the remainder of the fire and overhauled it, without
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Nov
10
2014

PSA: Turkey Fryer Use during the Holidays

A public safety announcement from the members of the East Franklin Fire Department: Please be safe this upcoming Thanksgiving, especially if you plan to cook with a Turkey Fryer. Here are some safety tips and pointers to use a Turkey Fryer safely, check the link out from the NFPA.   http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Safety%20information/Safety%20tip%20sheets/TurkeyFryerSafety.pdf
Oct
24
2014

Kevin Apuzzio L.O.D.D. Presentation

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On Friday October 24th, 2014  Chief Krushinski, Capt. Desmond, Capt. Shannon and FF Recine presented the Firefighter I Class at Morris County Fire Academy with a presentation detailing the events that took place on April 11th, 2006. This was a day that would live in our hearts forever, the day we lost a brother, hero
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Oct
18
2014

EFFD helps out the Food Bank

On October 18th, 2014 FF B. Victor and FF Salvador spent time at the Franklin Township Community Food Bank on Millstone Road. While they were there, they assisted in helping families in need by putting together food packages for the less fortunate within the community and gave it out to them. Thanks to those guys
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Oct
11
2014

Fire Prevention Week 2014

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October 5th to October 11th, 2014 marks the annual Fire Prevention Week. Here at the East Franklin Fire Department, we take this very seriously and give our time and efforts to educate the public in both Fire Prevention and Fire Safety. Checking your smoke detectors regularly, changing the batteries as needed and with the change
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Oct
11
2014

New Brunswick 250th Anniversary

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On Saturday October 11th 2014, members of East Franklin joined our brothers from New Brunswick Fire Department in celebrating New Brunswick FD’s 250th Anniversary.  With over 20 members marching, Car 27, Utility 27, Squad 27, Engine 276, the ’52Chevy, and the ’60 Mack participated in the parade down Livingston Ave.  Our Ladies Auxiliary and the
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