Remembering Bob Blackwell – Charter Member

Thoughts on this cloudy and sunny day about Bob Blackwell, a man with a sunny smile and reassuring hand on the stormiest of days in all of our lives.

The flag outside Station 49 is at half staff today for Rev. Robert L. Blackwell, a Charter Member of the Plainsboro Fire Company in 1960 and the former Pastor of Plainsboro Presbyterian Church as his funeral services take place this afternoon in Columbia, South Carolina.

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2015 Second Busiest Year For Fire Company

We responded to 621 calls in 2015, the second busiest year in our 55-year history. Our busiest year was 2012 when we answered 640 calls, helped in part by Hurricane Sandy.


First Annual New Year’s Brunch

Station 49 held its first, but likely annual, New Year’s Brunch for members and their families. Great food. Great company. Great start to the New Year.


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Firefighters to Escort St. Nick through Plainsboro






405 Plainsboro Road

Plainsboro, N. J. 08536

Business: 609-799-0492

Emergency: 9-1-1

Non-emergency Dispatch: 609-799-2333





For Immediate Release                                                                                 Contact:

                                                                                                                        Doug Vorp

                                                                                                                        (609) 799-0492


Here Comes Santa Claus:

Firefighters to Escort St. Nick through Plainsboro


Annual Early Visit Scheduled for December 18 and 19


PLAINSBORO – Santa Claus is coming to township neighborhoods for an early visit once again this year with a fire escort to help him on his way.


The Plainsboro Fire Company’s annual “Santa Ride” will take place Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19.  Rain date will be Sunday, December 20 and times will be posted on www.plainsborofire.com.


“We’ll be making a scheduled stop in each Plainsboro neighborhood,” said Chief Brian Wagner of the Plainsboro Fire Company.  “That allows us to bring Santa Claus to each development and cover the entire township.”


Santa’s itinerary has stops in 24 neighborhoods.  The schedule with approximate times for each stop can be accessed at www.plainsborofire.com.  Signs will also be posted at each stop.


Because the scheduled stop times are approximate, Chief Wagner recommends residents arrive at the stop early and be prepared for a possible late arrival.  In the event inclement weather or a major emergency causes a postponement, changes will also be posted at www.plainsborofire.com.


The schedule is as follows:


Friday, December 18


Plainsboro Village                   Okeson and Sullivan                           4:45 P.M.

Plainsboro Town Center         Macnamee and Wilson                        5:00 P.M.

Wyndhurst Drive                    Community Meeting Ctr.                    5:25 P.M.


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Hunters Glen Drive                 Bldg. 4300                                          5:40 P.M.

Tamarron Drive                       Bldg. 8000 parking lot                        5:45 P.M.

Hampshire Drive                     Lot 39-51 by Tot lot                           6:10 P.M.

Ravens Crest Drive                 Lot 1100 by volleyball court               6:20 P.M.

Ravens Crest Drive                 Lot 39                                                 6:30 P.M.

Gentry                                     Franklin Dr. at pool lot                       6:40 P.M.

Gentry                                     Madison Drive at Adams Ct.              7:00 P.M.

Quail Ridge Drive                   Lot 2000 at Management Office        7:15 P.M.

Quail Ridge Drive                   Lot 4300                                             7:50P.M.

Brentwood Drive                    Brentwood at Poplar Drive                 8:00 P.M.

Princeton Manor                     Kinglet Drive So. at Falcon Court      8:20 P.M.

Estates at Plainsboro               Woodland Drive at Oriole Ct             8:40 P.M.

Pheasant Hollow                     Bldg. 20 by pool                                 8:50 P.M.


Saturday, December 19


Princeton Collection               Parker Rd. at Dennison Pl.                 3:45 P.M.

Princeton Collection               Silvers Lane at Major Lane                 4:10 P.M.

Barclay Square                        Clubhouse                                           4:30 P.M.

Walker Gordon Farms             Walker Gordon Dr. at Clubhouse       5:15P.M.

Country Village                      Ruedemann Dr. at Knight Dr.                        5:35 P.M.

Country Village                      Linden Lane at Wethersfield Dr.        5:45 P.M.

Stults Drive                             Stults Drive at Cooks Corner Dr.       6:00 P.M.

Grovers Mill Estates               Harvest Drive at Colonial Drive         6:15 P.M.

Grovers Mill Estates               Alfalfa Circle at King Haven              6:30 P.M.

Beechtree Estates                    Beechtree Lane at Red Oak Drive      7:10 P.M.

Brittany                                   Thoreau Drive opposite #69                7:20 P.M.

Ashford                                   Ashford Drive at pool                         7:50 P.M.

Aspen                                      Aspen Drive at Bldg. 24                     8:00 P.M.

Deer Creek                              Deer Creek Drive at tennis court        8:20 P.M.

Fox Run                                  Fox Run Drive at tennis court            8:40 P.M.


Additional information can be obtained by contacting Firefighter Doug Vorp at the Plainsboro Fire Company, 609-799-0492.






Congratulations to Firefighter Liz Connor who graduated from the Mercer County Fire Academy tonight. Left to right: Firefighter Mike Ruskuski, Chief Brian Wagner, Firefighter Connor, Lt. Jerry Byrnes and Firefighter Martin Moreno.



Congratulations Firefighter Dominick Byrnes

Congratulations to Dominick Byrnes for successfully completing Firefighter I. His father Lt. Jerry Byrnes had the honor of removing the probationary shield and putting the firefighter shield on his helmet.  Way to go Dominick, we are so proud of you!



Tanker 49 Covers City Of Hoboken

Tanker 49 has responded mutual aid to Hoboken to support the Hoboken Fire Department during the state of emergency caused by the water main break over the weekend. Lt. Byrnes and FF Bloom will be working an 0600-1800 shift in the city today.

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Structure Fire Fox Run Drive

Station 49 responded to a report of a smell of smoke in a second floor apartment in Building 12 in The Crossing on Fox Run Drive. An investigation discovered a heavy smoke and fire condition in a first floor apartment. Chief 49 transmitted a first alarm, but held with Engine 66 (Princeton Plasma Physics Lab F.D.) after a quick knockdown of a fire in the living room.

Pictured left to right- Deputy Chief Roy Wagner, Asst. Chief Scott Kivet, Chief Brian Wagner, FF Zohar Ashon, FF Liz Connor, Captain Tom Healey.



Congratulations Firefighter Liz Connor!

Congratulations to Liz Connor who successfully completed Firefighter 1 this week at the Mercer County Fire Academy.



Mutual Aid To Princeton For Dumpster Fire In Parking Garage

The fire company responded mutual aid into Princeton for a dumpster fire inside the parking deck at Hulfish Street Parking Garage.