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.

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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Apr
11
2015

9 Years Later We Still Never Forget…April 11th, 2006

Saturday April 11th, 2015 - Today marks the 9th anniversary of the tragic fire that took the lives of Firefighter Kevin Apuzzio and the woman that he was trying to save. Every year on this day family, friends and members of East Franklin gather for a mass at Kevin’s church, and head to the cemetery to
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Apr
7
2015

Structure Fire at 103 Ambrose Street

On April, 7th, 2015 at 6:45 pm Fire District #3 was dispatched to 103 Ambrose Street, on a reported structure fire. Car 27 got on the air, at which time County Dispatch advised a report of children trapped inside the house. Chief Krushinski requested a 1st Alarm be transmitted, until further info was passed along.
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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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