Station 49 responded to a kitchen fire on Fox Run Drive on the first alarm. A quick knockdown by first arriving police officers and Ladder 49 confined damage to the stove area. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Fire Department (Station 66) responded to the scene along with Chief 48 (Cranbury). Cranbury (Station 48) West Windsor (Station 43), Highstown (Station 41 and Applegarth (Station 57) were returned by command.
Congratulations to our Deputy Chief, Scott Kivet, who was sworn in yesterday as a Sergeant in the Robbinsville Township Police Department.
Ladder 49 responded mutual aid into South Brunswick earlier today for a three-alarm structure fire on Georges Road in which a firefighter fell through a floor into the basement. See NJ.com news coverage.
It is with deep regret that the Plainsboro Fire Company and the Board of Commissioners of Plainsboro Fire District No. 1 announce the passing of Ken Wilson, a former Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and a former Chief and Life Member of the Plainsboro Fire Company.
Ken joined the fire company in its first year of operation, following in the footsteps of his father, Elmer Wilson, who also served as fire chief. With the exception of his service in Vietnam, he was an active responding firefighter until he and his wife, Kathy, moved to Louisiana many years ago to be closer to thier daughters and grandchildren.
Ken served as chief of the fire company in 1988 and 1989 and was the first chairman of the Board of Commissioners when Plainsboro Fire District No. 1 was formed.
He was a skilled craftsman, working in the HVAC shop at Princeton University for many years. He was also a talented softball player and active in many leagues in the Plainsboro area.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The members of the Plainsboro Fire Company and the Board of Commissioners are grateful for his many contributions to the fire service and to each of us personally.
Funeral services will be held Friday in Louisiana.
Rest easy, Brother. We’ll miss you, Ken.
At 3:47 AM on March 27th, the MJFD was dispatched to Nicholas Court for a machine on fire inside a commercial building. Crews arrived to find a heavy smoke condition throughout the building with fire inside a machine. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and were on location until shortly after 6 AM checking for extension and ventilating the building. Responding to the 2-alarm fire were MJFD Engines 206 & 208, Tower 201, Support 207 and Chiefs 200 & 210, as well as the Jamesburg Fire Department, Kendall Park Volunteer Fire Company, Kingston Volunteer Fire Department #1, and North Brunswick Fire Co. #2. The Brookview Volunteer Fire Company and Plainsboro Fire Company provided coverage at Station 20.