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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Jan
17
2015

MVC on Easton Avenue

On Saturday January 17th, 2015 at 3 pm Squad 27 was on the road and came across a MVC, directly in front of 575 Easton Avenue. Lt. Conklin called out to County Dispatch and advised his crew would be assisting EMS with patient care, as well as cleanup of fluids on the ground. After EMS
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Jan
15
2015

Structure Fire on Berry Street

On Thursday January 15th, 2015 at approximately 5:04 pm Fire District #3 was dispatched to 363 Berry Street for a reported Structure Fire. Car 27 (Chief Krushinski) arrived 2 minutes after dispatch, reported a working fire and requested a re-tone of District 3. Squad 27 arrived first due and deployed there own feeder line, as
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Jan
12
2015

2014 Annual Awards Presentation

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On Sunday January 11th, 2015 at 1pm Franklin Township Fire District #3 held its Annual Awards Luncheon at Maggiano’s in Bridgewater, NJ. During this time, members from both Station 27 and 25 gathered for a nice meal, some good conversation and awards were presented to the Firefighters who gave an extraordinary effort in the year
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Jan
3
2015

Installation of Officers Dinner 2015 (I.O.D.)

On Saturday January 3rd, 2015 East Franklin Fire Department held it’s Annual Installation of Officers Dinner (I.O.D.) at the Imperia in Somerset. Throughout the evening, stories were told of the past year, good memories were shared and everyone got to enjoy a nice meal. The following members of Station 27 were honored and given awards
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Dec
24
2014

Christmas Tree Safety

Please Check out these safety tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Agency on maintenance of Christmas Trees. These simple tips will keep you and your family safe from fire that could be started by improper care and maintenance of the Christmas Tree. Please be safe and Merry Christmas:   http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Safety%20information/Safety%20tip%20sheets/christmastreesafetytips.pdf
Dec
24
2014

Merry Christmas from EFFD

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From all the members of the East Franklin Fire Department, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Please stay safe during this holiday season and enjoy time with your families. Here are pictures from our 2014 Annual Holiday Kids Christmas Party…
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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