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.
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.
PLAINSBORO FIRE COMPANY
405 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, N. J. 08536
Non-emergency Dispatch: 609-799-2333
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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.
Plainsboro Santa Ride 2015 P.2
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.
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.