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.

Welcome to the
East Franklin Fire Department

Bordering the City of New Brunswick in the southeast corner of Somerset County, East Franklin, Station 27, responds to a small but densely populated 3.5 square mile area with approximately 30,000 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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Become a member today!

If any of this at all interests you and you are over the age of 16, please email us at [email protected] to setup a time to meet with our membership committee.
Stop on by and we will be more than happy to explain what we’re all about!

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Phone: 732.247.0820
(For emergencies dial 911)

121 Pine Grove Avenue
Somerset NJ 08873

Duty Crews which are held Sunday-Friday from
7:00 PM-10:30 PM

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Hall Rentals

We are currently booking for 2023 (and dates are filling up fast!) We have no Saturdays for 2022. Our maximum occupancy is 150 guests. To book, please stop by any Thursday night between 7 PM-10 PM. A $300 cash refundable deposit is required to reserve the date. If you are interested in renting on a Sunday, the hall is not available until after 1:30 PM. Any questions/concerns, please contact us via email at [email protected]. Unfortunately, voicemails left on the Department phone number will not be returned. Thank you!

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History

By Richard Cheu – East Franklin Firefighter

The East Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department officially began operations on July 29, 1929, but it had its beginnings much earlier in the minds of a group of men determined to provide better fire protection for the West New Brunswick area of New Jersey. The department began with 12 members; men like Joseph Godrey and Louis Katko Sr. All of the original 12 members are gone now but they are not forgotten for what they did for their neighbors and community.

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Hall Rental

Our hall is open for rentals!

We are currently booking for 2023 (and dates are filling up fast!) We have no Saturdays for 2022. Our maximum occupancy is 150 guests. To book, please stop by any Thursday night between 7 PM-10 PM. A $300 cash refundable deposit is required to reserve the date. If you are interested in renting on a Sunday, the hall is not available until after 1:30 PM. Any questions/concerns, please contact us via email at [email protected]. Unfortunately, voicemails left on the Department phone number will not be returned. Thank you!