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East Franklin Fire Department Station 27

121 Pinegrove Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone (732) 247-0820
Fax (732) 247-1780



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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Montgomery Wet Down at Company #2
Saturday, July 26, 2014 13:00
     On Saturday July 26th, 2014 at 1pm, members of the East Franklin Fire Department attended a wet down in Montgomery Twp. at Fire Company #2. The event was organized in order to give dedication to a brand new 2014 E-1 Pumper, which will help provide better service to the residents of Montgomery Twp. A good time was had by all, thank you to Montgomery Fire Co. #2 for inviting us!

Live Burn at MCFA
Thursday, July 24, 2014 19:00
     On Thursday July 24th 2014 at 7pm, Station 27 along with North Brunswick Company #2 attended a live burn training session held at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville, NJ. During this time, the members rotated through being the Fire Attack, Search and Rescue and the F.A.S.Team. All firefighters participated in 3 evolutions, practicing their strategy and tactics under the some of the best instructors in the State of NJ. Thank you to the 24 members who attended and to the instructors of the MCFA, for giving us your time and passing on your fireground knowledge. Never Stop Training!

MVC wtih Entrapment
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 08:22
     On Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 Fire District #3 was dispatched to 621 Hamilton Street (Intersection of Hamilton/Kee) for a reported Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment.

     Upon arrival, 25-B established Fire Command reporting 2 people trapped in what appeared to be a Honda SUV. The crew of Squad 27 stretched a 1 inch and 3/4 hand line for fire protection and began to stabilize the vehicle with cribbing. Engine 251 assisted the Squad's crew with initial operations, while this was taking place Fire Command requested Rescue 56 (Somerset FD) and the City of New Brunswick's Rescue 3 to respond to the scene to assist.

    A partial roof removal was completed and 2 patients were successfully removed from the vehicle with non-life threatening injuries. Both patients were transported by BLS to the hospital, for further treatment and evaluation.

     Units on scene were Car 27, Car 273, Squad 27, 25-B, Engine 251, Rescue 56, Car 56 1&2  and the City of New Brunswick Rescue 3, Ladder 1 and 908 units. Job well done by all who operated on the scene!

60 Years of Service
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 
    It is with great pleasure that the East Franklin Fire Department announces that as of July 7th, 2014 Howard "Reedy" Reed has proudly served with the FD for 60 year. During this time, there has been much change, through the leadership, the technology, the apparatus and the tactics. The one thing that has never changed is that every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, Howard and his wife Jean were at the firehouse for the monthly departmental meeting and they both are always willing to lend a helping hand.

   Thank You Reedy, for your service and dedication to the community of Franklin Twp. Fire District #3.

Firefighter I Graduation
Monday, July 21, 2014 19:00
     On Monday July 21st, 2014 at approximately 7pm Foreman Ferretti and Lt. Daughton attended the graduation of one of our brother firefighters at the Hillsborough High School.

     On this day, Benjamin Ferretti was given his Firefighter Level 1 certificate from the Instructors of the Somerset County Emergency Services  Training Academy. He has endured 16 weeks of intense training learning the basics of firefighting and how to preserve life and property. FF B. Ferretti is an excellent contributor at the firehouse and will be a wonderful addition to the active interior firefighter roster of the East Franklin Fire Department. Congratulations!

Chief Krushinski Autograph Signing at Firehouse Expo
Saturday, July 19, 2014 
On July 17th, 2014 the Fire Line Officers of the East Franklin Fire Department attended the Annual Firefighters Expo held in Baltimore, MD. While the men were taking classes to better educate themselves in the fire service and the ever changing world, Chief Dan Krushinski sat in the booth and signed his autograph where the book "Pass It On: What We Know, What We Want You To Know" written by Chief Billy Goldfeder was being sold. In this book Chief Krushinski has two pages written of his own account as a Fire Chief and some of the experiences he has gone through. This is a must buy as 100% of the proceeds go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship Fund. Anyone looking to purchase this book it can be found at Pennwell Books, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Milltown 4th of July Parade
Friday, July 4, 2014 09:00
On July 4th, 2014 at approximately 9:00am 10 members of the East Franklin Fire Department participated in the annual 4th of July Parade held in Milltown. During this time, Car 27, Engine 276 and the restored antique Mack were part of the parade procession. Car 27 took 1st place in the Chief's Car Category, The Mack took 1st place in the Antique Category and Utility 27 took 2nd place in the Utility Unit Category. Great job to the members who participated and help keep the apparatus clean and orderly.

Flammable Liquids Drill
Thursday, June 26, 2014 19:00
On June 26th, 2014 at approximately 7pm, 27 members from Station 27 participated in a Flammable Liquids Drill held at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville. During this time, the members learned the different methods on how to apply foam onto a flammable liquids fire, how to use it during pump operations and coordinated fire attack with multiple hose lines. This was a great experience and the members learned a lot, thanks to all those who attended. Training never ends!!!

New Command Vehicle
Monday, June 16, 2014 
On June 16th, 2014 the new Car 27 was placed into service and ready for Chief Krushinski. A brand new 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe was outfitted by Emergency Services Systems Inc. with a new command cabinet, mobile radios, emergency lights and mounting brackets for the new tools. This vehicle will prove to be a valuable tool for Station 27 and the residents of District #3 as it will only better assist us in providing services to the residents within the district. Thanks to ESS Inc. and all those who assisted in putting this together.

Mutual Aid into the City of New Brunswick
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 
On June 11th, 2014 Station 27 was requested Mutual Aid into the City of New Brunswick, while they operated on a working structure fire at 970 Somerset Street. During this incident, Chief 27 and Engine 278 responded to the scene and assisted with fire ground operations, as well as assisted 21 with accountability. After a short period of time, the fire was brought under control with minimal extension. Good stop by the NBFD and thank you to the members who responded to this incident.

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