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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Oct
19
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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Oct
1
2014

Fire Prevention Kick Off

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To all members, friends, family and residents of Franklin Township: Sunday October 5th, 2014 from 11a-2p will be the kick off to Fire Prevention Week held in the K-Mart Parking Lot on Easton Avenue. Here is the attached flyer with information, hope to see you there!
Sep
28
2014

Tunnel to Towers 5k Run in NYC

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On September 28th, 2014 Captain Desmond, Lieutenant Daughton and FF Espinoza participated in the 13th Annual Tunnel to Towers  5K Run held in New York City. This event is to honor and remember the victims of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. The event specifically honors a Firefighter by the name of
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Sep
28
2014

Sunday Morning Training

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On Saturday September 28th, 2014 members of the East Franklin Fire Department participated in training with specific focus on Pumping and Hoseline Operations. The firefighters practiced standard pumping off a hydrant, relay pumping as well as operation of the Saber Jet Nozzles and Blitzfire Master Steams. This was a great learning experience for new members
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Sep
27
2014

Montgomery’s 75th Anniversary

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Congratulations to Butch VanDeursen, representing The East Franklin Fire Department with the 1952 Chevrolet. He received the    1st place award for best appearing apparatus from 1940-1964, as well as 1st place award for the Furthest Traveled Company at Montgomery’s 75th Anniversary 9/27/14. Good Job Butch and Thank You!
Sep
4
2014

Article on Reedy Dedicated in the Home News Tribune

Thursday, September 4, 2014 – Check out this article on the Home News which has been dedicated to Life Member Howard Reed . Here is the link: http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/somerset-county/2014/09/03/east-franklin-fd-member-serves-years/14975061/
Aug
27
2014

Passing of Life Member and Fire Commissioner Jack Ritterson

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – It continues to be a very trying week for our department. This evening we learned of the sudden passing of East Franklin Fire Department Life Member, and Franklin Township Fire District #3 Commissioner, Jack Ritterson. Jack joined the department in March 2000 and became a life member in 2011. He
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Aug
26
2014

Passing of Life Member Russell Thompson

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Russell Thompson on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Russell joined the department in 1996 and achieved life member status in 2006. Funeral services will be held at 8:15 AM Friday from Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick
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Aug
5
2014

Somerset Patriots Game to benefit the Kevin Apuzzio Memorial Foundation

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – On August 5th, 2014 members of the East Franklin Fire Department and their family attended a Somerset Patriots Game, held at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. This game was the Somerset Patriots vs. the Camden Riversharks and it was a special day, as the funds raised from ticket
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