Summer is here and what better way to kick off things that with a Firework show followed up by a parade the next morning? The Franklin Township Firework show is set to take place on Tuesday night, July 3rd and the next morning on July 4th at 10am, Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual 4th of July parade! The parade will go around the block, beginning at the Fire Station, go down Olcott Street, a left onto Railroad Avenue, a left onto South Middlebush Road, a left onto Amwell Road and then a final left back onto Olcott Street. While the Parade starts at 10am, please make sure to show up earlier to register the kids or parade vehicles/floats so to ensure they get a surprise at the end!
A benefit concert for Louie and Steve Hadju Nemeth will take place on Saturday June 23, 2018 at Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department starting at 2pm. Louie and Steve were both life members of the organization and Louie was an Ex Chief of Middlebush, Fire District 1 Commissioner and
member of Somerset Fire and Rescue as well.
Please join us for an afternoon of great music!
On March 17th, 2018 please join the Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department for our Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner! As we have in the past, our amazing cooks will be preparing some delicious Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots … and of course we’ll have Irish Soda Bread. So come on down for some delicious food, some great entertainment, and of course some friendly company to celebrate St Patrick’s Day! Continue reading →
It’s almost that time of year … the air is getting chilly and brisk, decorations are starting to pop up around town and soon Holiday music will be playing on everywhere! What comes next … Santa Claus comes to town, at Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department’s 6th Annual Santa in the Park Event! Come on down to Thomson Park at the corner of Amwell Rd and South Middlebush Rd on Saturday December 16th, from 1-3pm or 5-7pm to get into the Holiday spirit with members from our department. There will be Hot Cocoa & Cookies, plenty of decorations, music will be playing and of course Santa will be waiting for all the boys and girls to see what they would like for Christmas. This year, the 5-7pm session will have a new and special ‘visual’ surprise for anyone who comes down to visit!
Over the past 10 months, members of the New Engine Committee, here at Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department have been meeting and diligently laying out what the new 44-1 Engine will look like and include. We have met with multiple apparatus vendors during this time and have analyzed what options are offered versus what we are looking for in our new apparatus. We have also painstakingly gone through each component of the apparatus, from door types (rollup or hinged) to discharge and intake options and have all come to an agreement for each of the options chosen. At that point, we waited to see what the vendors would come back with and make a decision from there, then gain approval from our Board of Commissioners on our decision. We are happy to say that we gained approval at last month’s Commissioners meeting and all appropriate documentation has been completed and submitted, so as of this morning, we were informed that our apparatus ordering process has begun.
First on the list was the Tunnel to Towers Race which took place on Sunday, September 24th. This was the 3rd Annual Trip to this amazing race by Middlebush Vol Fire Department and year over year, the number of attendees has grown! We first started with 10 of our members attending in 2015 and this year we were up to 16 attendees. Unlike the other years when the weather was cooler, this year Race Day temperatures reached 90 degrees so it was quite the experience, but we all thoroughly enjoyed the event. Our group left the Station at 5:30am and made it lower Manhattan around 6:30am … then we made our way to the ferry over, which took us over to the staging area, where we picked up our bibs and made our way to the start line. After the race, our group met at Merchant’s River House for some tasty, after race grub, and then took in the 9/11 memorial and pools before heading back to NJ. We even had someone photo bomb our group photo … absolutely hysterical! Enjoy some of the pictures below:
The date has been set … mark your calendars for September 30th, from 2pm to 6pm. On that date, Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting our Annual Free Safety Fair! Bring your friends and family to this fantastic event, where we open the doors to the public and have meet and greets with the Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters, The East Millstone Rescue Squad and the Franklin Township Police Department.
There will be many stations with activities such as learning how to use fire extinguishers, a smoke house where you will learn about fire and how to escape safely, not to mention our FireFighter in gear station, where you can see all the equipment we put on before going into a fire, and of course our popular hose deployment and water flowing station where the kids and whole family can handle a hose line being pumped from one of our Fire Engines!
On Sunday 9/17/17, Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department covered a firework detail for a wedding taking place at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ. The fireworks were fantastic and the bride and groom as well as the guests shouted in joy after after the grande finale. After the fireworks were over, a request was made to the Officer in charge, to have the apparatus and firefighters come up to the venues main entrance for some photos. This was the first request we had of this type and no one wants to say no to a bride on her wedding day, so we happily obliged.