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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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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Feb
12
2015

Teaching the Kevin Apuzzio Class in Spring Lake, NJ

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On February 11th, 2015 Chief Krushinski, Captain Desmond, Captain Shannon, Lieutenant Daughton and FF Recine paid a visit to the Spring Lake Fire Department and gave a lecture to the members there regarding the Line of Duty Death of our brother Firefighter Kevin Apuzzio. Time and time again, we are willing to travel all over
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Feb
11
2015

Franklin Township Press Release

Press Release On February 10, 2015 at 4:28 PM the Franklin Township Police Department was alerted that members from the East Franklin Volunteer Fire Company were out with a head on motor vehicle crash on Franklin Blvd. in the area of Norma Avenue. Post Date: 02/11/2015 11:44 AM On February 10, 2015 at 4:28 PM the
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Feb
10
2015

A Busy Day as District #3 Responds to 4 Incidents

We would like to thank the members who gave their time on a busy day in Franklin Fire District #3 on Feb 10th, 2015. We responded to 4 calls back to back including a Smoke Condition, Water Problem. Lift Assist and a MVC with injuries and fluid on the roadway. Great job to all the
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