Station 49, Engine 66, Special Services 66, Plainsboro Township Police and Plainsboro Township EMS responded to Mapleton Road to investigate a possible chlorine leak at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab with a full task force from Middlesex County HazMat, which made a Level 2 entry. Engine 60 covered Station 49 during the incident. (Thanks, Princeton.)
RIT 49 responded mutual aid into East Windsor overnight for the three-alarm fire at the Windsor Castle apartments.
The fire company responded to three separate calls last night back to back. First Rescue 49 responded as the RIT company to a structure fire in East Windsor. Then Tower 49 was requested to cover Hightstown, while Hightstown operated at the structure fire. Shortly after Squad 49 responded to a gas leak at Fox Run Drive.
The Plainsboro Fire District held a swearing-in ceremony for newly promoted Lieutenant Matt Collins, newly hired firefighter Doug Vorp and current Day Shift firefighters Dave Seip and Al Maguire followed by a reception for them and their families sponsored by the Plainsboro Fire Company. Police Chief Guy Armour, Plainsboro Public Safety Director, administered the oath of office. Photos by Cindy Rashkin
Eight-call Monday, beginning at 0443 and ending at 1148
-Mutual aid to South Brunswick, Tanker 49, large mulch pile fire
- Sayre Drive, fire alarm malfunction
- Forrestal Road, contractors working in the building
- Schalks Crossing Road, broken sprinkler pipe
- Research Way, broken sprinkler pipe
- Homewood Suites, broken sprinkler pipe
- Aspen Drive, broken water pipe
- Stults Drive, CO detector malfunction
During the early morning hours of Monday February 16th Tanker 49 was special requested to assist with a large mulch fire in South Brunswick. One would think that it would not be possible to have a mulch fire with wind chills of -14 degrees and a temperature of 1 degree, but it’s possible. Tanker 49 was on location for approximately 8 hours, braving the frigid temperatures with other fire companies. Cranbury Tk 48, Millstone Tk 32-95, East Windsor Tk 42, Monroe Tk 23, Little Rocky Hill Tk 41, and a tanker from Griggstown. In all approximately 318,000 gallons of water was used to put the fire out.