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.

Jul
26
2015

L.O.D.D. Spotswood EMS

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The East Franklin Fire Department would like to extend it’s condolences to the Spotswood Emergency Medical Squad. On July 25th, 2015 they suffered a Line of Duty Death, with the loss of EMT Hinal Patel. The 20 year old EMT who lost her life was responding to a Motor Vehicle Crash and was working her
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Jul
25
2015

Kevin Apuzzio Memorial Foundation at the Somerset Patriots Game

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On July 25th, 2015 members of the East Franklin Fire Department, along with their families attended the Somerset Patriots Game in Bridgewater, NJ. The Kevin Apuzzio Memorial Foundation, which funds a scholarship each year for one lucky college student who is involved in the Emergency Services Field was in attendance at the game, raising funds
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Jul
22
2015

Multi Alarm Structure Fire Mutual Aid Job in North Brunswick Township

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On July 22nd, 2015 the East Franklin Fire Department was requested Mutual Aid into North Brunswick Township. North Brunswick Fire Department was operating at a Multi Alarm Commercial Structure Fire at 1600 Livingston Avenue (Okinite). Squad 27 and Car 27 responded to the scene and were immediately tasked with securing a water supply from the
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Jul
21
2015

Recruits Graduate Firefighter I

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The East Franklin Fire Department would like to congratulate the following members for graduating Firefighter I: (From Left to Right) - FF Kimoy Blake - FF Luther Evans - FF Arthur Gribachov - FF Gil Francis After 16 plus weeks of both educational and hands-on training in Basic Firefighting Skills, the 4 members successfully completed
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Jun
4
2015

Website Update on News Feed

To those of you who follow our stories and posts regularly, the website is now linked to Facebook. Click on the top of  the page to view the latest stories on Fire Incident’s, Community Events, Special Details, Photographs, etc… Please like our Facebook Page as well and if you have any suggestions for the site
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May
25
2015

Memorial Day Services

Today at 10 AM, members of East Franklin Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary came together to pay respects to the fallen. Chaplain Fischer said the prayer followed by Paulette and Amanda Ritterson placing the wreath for the fallen firefighters. Krissy Inzirillo placed the wreath for fallen ladies auxiliary members. Dr. and Mrs. Apuzzio placed the
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May
5
2015

Trench Rescue

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On Tuesday May 5th, 2015 at 4:00 PM, East Franklin & Community Volunteer Fire Companies were dispatched to 14 Neuville Drive for a report of a worker who fell in a hole and was trapped. While en route, Car 27 (Chief Krushinski) called for additional rescue companies from New Brunswick and Somerset Fire Rescue to
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Apr
29
2015

April’s District Drill (Live Burn)

On Wednesday April 29th, 2015 Fire District #3 had it’s monthly District Drill held at the Piscataway Fire School’s Burn Tower. During this time, the members ran through 5 live fire evolutions while performing 3 different fire ground functions (Primary and Secondary Fire Attack Teams and F.A.S.Team). All who participated worked hard and a lot
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Apr
26
2015

Pump Operations Training

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On the weekend of April 25th and 26th, 2015 Firefighters from both the East Franklin Fire Department and Community Fire Department attended a Pump Operations Training Course. This course was instructed by Bob Burns of the Piscataway Fire School and was comprised of two parts. Day 1 was classroom oriented and Day 2 was hands-on
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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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