Over the past month, Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department has been fortunate to welcome four new members into our Station. Each new recruit was sworn in at our business meetings held in June & July and they are now officially probationary members. Congratulations and welcome to Nick, Cecilio, Ian & Scott! The new recruits will start Firefighter I this fall at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy in Hillsborough, NJ. Best of luck to all of them and looking forward to seeing them on the rigs soon!
This morning, 7/15/2016, Middlebush Volunteer Fire in conjunction with the Franklin Township Police Department, assisted in clearing the landing zone and monitoring the landing of a NJ Medevac Helicopter at the corner of Amwell Road and Demott Lane. We had a crew of 8 in attendance with multiple pieces of apparatus as well as a crew from the Middlebush Fire Police take part in this event.
Every year, the Franklin Township Police Department hosts the Police Youth Academy Class. This program brings approximatley 30 young people, aged between 7th and 10th grade, to the police station to learn the different aspects of law enforcement … you can learn more here.
Hello, there everyone! Middlebush Volunteer Fire Company welcomes you to the new and improved www.middlebushfire.com! Over the past couple of years, we realized that the growing popularity in social media and website interactions have grown tremendously. A few years ago we created and implemented our Facebook site, which has grown to be a huge success. Some of you may have even tuned in to see a ‘Live Video’ on Faecebook of some drills over the past couple of months! All of that said, we knew that it was time to update our website and make it easier to read, easier to navigate and most of all … easier to use, so more members can post and share the goings on of the department.
We just wanted to say thank you to all the families who came out to celebrate the 4th of July with us this year and we hope that you all had a great time! For those who were unaware, this is our 100th year of service to Franklin Township, so in addition to the parade, we had a fantastic 100th giveaway, as well as Burgers, Hot Dogs and some other fun treats.
On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 Middlebush Vol Fire Department held their monthly drill night. The drill this month focused around the ‘Mayday’ SOG’s that we have in our district as well as a hose evolution with 2 crews … suppression and search. Using our smoke machine, we filled the front engine bay at the station with smoke and created an obstacle course of furniture and other items for firefighters to navigate through. In addition, during each hose evolution, the search team was looking to rescue our ‘victim’ from peril, buried somewhere deep in the smoke.
2016 marks the 100th Anniversary for the Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department. This historic milestone is founded in the community we serve, and we want to celebrate with those who have supported us so greatly over the past 100 years.
That said, on July 4th at 10am, we will be having our Annual 4th of July Parade, which will be followed by a celebration … see the larger flyer in this post for additional details.
We hope to see you all there!
On Tuesday June 7th, 2016, Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department hosted an SCBA Confidence drill at the station for all of it’s members to participate in. The drill consisted of multiple stations, with different fire scene tasks that needed to be completed while on air. The stations consisted of: low profile maneuvering, pulling a tangled charged hose line and flowing water, rolling one length of hose, using an ax (simulating forcible entry), reaching with a pike pole (simulating overhaul), starting a gas powered saw, walking 100 feet and then ascending and descending a ladder. Once complete, we then checked each participants level of air left in their pack bottles and emphasized how important air usage is while on a fire scene.
On Saturday, May 14th, 2016, Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department took part in the District Wide Water Shuttle Drill. This drill was a team building exercise, getting all the departments together to flow as much water as possible, while working together to ensure that everyone knows their role if we ever need to deploy this technique for a true fire emergency. Check out the amazing flyover video taken by our District Commissioners below!
On March 12th, 2016 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 and drinks. In addition, as in prior years, the ‘Heritage Irish Dance Company’ will be joining us to perform for
Last weekend we had our first Argo training with the Tracks on!