PLAINSBORO FIRE COMPANY
405 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
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Plainsboro Fire Co. to Mark 9/11 Raising Funds for Seriously Injured Firefighter.
Funds from Weekend Car Wash and Donations to Support Paralyzed Pennsylvania Firefighter.
PLAINSBORO Plainsboro firefighters will mark 9/11 with a car wash on Saturday, September 6, to raise money for a Pennsylvania firefighter who was paralyzed in a car accident while responding to an emergency call.
In cooperation with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, named for the 9/11 FDNY hero proceeds from the fire companies annual 9/11 fundraiser will support the Farrell Fund and go directly to Dingman Township, Pa. Volunteer Firefighter Chris Plaxe, who suffered traumatic injuries in a car accident while responding to a call and is paralyzed from the chest down.
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund has already provided funds to Plaxe. The car wash will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehouse, 405 Plainsboro Road at the corner of Prospect Avenue. Rain date is Sunday, September 7. Patrons of Plainsboro food establishments will also be asked to donate to the fund and deposit their contributions in a firefighters boot.
It is the fourth consecutive year the fire company has sponsored the car wash as part of its commemoration of 9/11 to support the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, which provides financial support to help firefighters, firefighters families and fire departments meet educational, medical and equipment needs.
Friday, August 22, 2014 On Tuesday evening August 19th the fire company conducted a live burn at the Mercer County Dempster Center. The focus of the class was long hose stretches without a preconnect for garden style apartments that are set back and not easy to access. There are several apartment buildings in Plainsboro in which this training was beneficial to learn from. Members used a 3″ line connected to a high rise pack with a gated Y to get the maximum reach to the fire floor, as well as use a backup line for protection and search.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 Station 49 hosted a two-day tanker certification course taught by John Reith of the N.J. Forest Fire Service and Plainsboro Captain Scott Kivet. Companies participating included Middlebush, Jamesburg, Cranbury, Millstone, East Windsor, Princeton Junction, Madison Park and West Windsor. Photos by Cindy Rashkin.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Station 49 responded on a one-alarm fire this morning to the Salt Creek Grille in Forrestal Village and extinguished a small fire in the kitchen that caused a heavy smoke condition in the restaurant. Responding with us on the first alarm were Kingston, Princeton, Cranbury, Kendall Park and Hightstown. Thanks for your response.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 While already on a gas leak assignment on Larch Way the fire company was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Cranbury Neck Rd car vs. pole. Engine 49-1 diverted from the gas leak to the accident scene. Prior to arrival the driver was out of the vehicle and not injured. The crash took out a utility pole, and street sign in front of 205 Cranbury Neck Rd. The road was closed for several hours while PSE&G worked to get a new utility pole in place. Units that responded Engine 49-1, Engine 49, Deputy 49, Plainsboro Police, Plainsboro Rescue Squad.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 The members of the fire company would like to express appreciation and gratitude to Tom Healey. He has been an important member to the fire company and to the community celebrating 25 years of dedicated service.
He currently serves as the fire company president, is a lieutenant and had been the safety officer for a number of years.