Station 49 responded to a working structure fire at Building 2 Deer Creek late this afternoon. Two minor firefighter injuries. No civilian injuries, but heavy fire damage to three units. Smoke, water and related damage to five units.
Video of fire:
Engine 49 and Tanker 49 were called as part of the Middlesex County Tanker Task force to North Brunswick to assist with extinguishing a massive warehouse fire. The fire is located off of Livingston Avenue in North Brunswick. They have been on scene since early this morning and are working with numerous other fire companies from Middlesex and other surrounding counties to put the fire out. Numerous master streams, tankers and areial platforms are in place. Stay tuned for more information. You can refer to the news link for more information: http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2015/07/firefighter_battling_massive_north_brunswick_wareh.html#incart_river
On 06/16/15 at approximately 1245hrs, Rescue 49 was special called to assist Monroe Sta. 23 with a serious motor vehicle crash on the NJ Turnpike North Bound outer-lanes.
Upon arrival, all hands from Monroe station 23 and Station 57 were tunneling through an overturned tractor trailer where the operator was heavily entrapped. Chief Brian Wagner, Assist Chief Scott Kivet and their crew Martin Mareno, Matt Safranek and Ted Wagner provided a large supply of equipment, specifically large paratech struts, numerous sawzalls, the Hurst large sized cutter and spreader, multiple Rams, and a large amount of cribbing. All equipment was used, in addition to three (3) large heavy duty tow truck cranes to remove the large concrete sound barriers, weighing at an estimate 7000lbs per each concrete section.
All crews worked together and subsequently were able to free the operator from the entanglement. It was an amazing well orchestrated job by Monroe Sta 23 and 57 which ultimately saved the operators life.
Plainsboro station 49′s crew were happy to be part of the rescue effort.
Assistant 49 and Squad 49 have responded to the Mercer County Fire Academy staging area for the five-alarm fire on East State Street in Hamilton.
TV coverage of the fire that went to five alarms in Hamilton
Ladder 49 responded mutual aid into Princeton to cover Station 60. While en route, the ladder was redirected to an elevator rescue at One Preservation Place with Engine 44 and Rescue 168. The occupant of the elevator was freed when power, possibly knocked out in a storm, was restored to the elevator.