EAST BRUNSWICK FIRE DISTRICT # 1
 

East Brunswick Fire District # 1 is one of three fire districts that protect the Township of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Our response area is a total of ten square miles. The Department is currently made up of sixty volunteer members that respond out of three stations. We respond to all types of emergencies including but not limited to Structural Fires, Brush Fires, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Extrications, Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Fire Alarms, Haz- Mats, and Water Rescues.

 

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East Brunswick Fire District # 1 is one of three fire districts that protect the Township of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Our response area is a total of ten square miles. The Department is currently made up of sixty volunteer members that respond out of three stations. We respond to all types of emergencies including but not limited to Structural Fires, Brush Fires, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Extrications, Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Fire Alarms, Hazardous Material Incidents, and Water Rescues. Greetings, and Welcome to the website of the OLD BRIDGE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SERVING EAST BRUNSWICK FIRE DISTRICT #1. People throughout the last forty years have wondered why we are called the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Dept. when we are located in East Brunswick Township, N.J. The original "Old Bridge", New Jersey was always a part of East Brunswick Township. The geographic area known as "Old Bridge" also included a small part of Sayreville and a vast area of what was formerly known as Madison Township, N.J. Residents from East Brunswick petitioned for a change to unify all of East Brunswick's geographic area under the East Brunswick Zip Code. The ballot question for the Old Bridge section of East Brunswick passed. In addition to this, another ballot question was put up in Madison Township shortly after, and residents voted to change the name of their town to the "Township of Old Bridge." This essentially left our fire company with its name in another town. In anticipation of this, we began adding "East Brunswick Twp." to the lettering scheme on all of our apparatus. Postal delivery for the residents of the Old Bridge area of East Brunswick was transferred to the East Brunswick Post Office. As time progressed and people moved in and out of the area, the original area known as "Old Bridge" seemed to have lost its identity both geographically and in name. Though many of the lifelong residents of the Old Bridge Village are gone, there are still a few who fiercely defend the claim to being the original "Old Bridge, N.J." We are the fire company that was organized in the original geographic area known as Old Bridge, New Jersey, in 1906. Despite attempts by a few of our members to change the name of our fire company, we have remained the "Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Department," East Brunswick Fire District #1. The people who know of us, know where we come from and know what the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company has been for over one hundred years; one of the best fire fighting forces in Middlesex County with some of the greatest fire fighters you could ask for. Members both past and present are some of the hardest working, and progressive people you will ever meet as volunteers. For those of you who visit this site, who are life members, inactive members, former members, or family members of the same, we wish to thank you for your sacrifices in the continued success of this fire company. The hard work through the years, put in by ALL of the people who made this such a worthwhile endeavor, will never be forgotten. For the citizens of East Brunswick Fire District #1 we would like to thank you for all of your support, contributions, and loyalty to the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company. We, the members, are dedicated volunteers committed to providing you with the best services and educated members to ensure you live and work in a safe community. Welcome again, and enjoy!

Truck 709 Drill

Thursday, July 28, 2016   View from the top of T709 at our monthly drill

     



 

Tanker/LDH Drill

Sunday, May 1, 2016   East Brunswick Fire District #1 participated today in a large scale water supply exercise with nearly 80 New Jersey communities in Plainsboro. The exercise included tanker/large diameter hose task forces which pumped nearly 4,000 gallons per minute for more than a mile from the Bristol-Myers Squibb campus in Plainsboro, through Princeton University's James Forrestal Campus, to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. E702 participated as a relay engine as part of the Middlesex County Tanker Task Force.

     



 

December Monthly Drill

Saturday, December 20, 2014   This month, members of East Brunswick Fire District #1 were instructed on different techniques to pull dry wall and other materials from ceilings. Lieutenant Yockman led the drill utilizing the King Ceiling Prop by King Training Innovations. The prop allowed firemen to be able to perform these techniques in a controlled training environment and quickly rotate back through the prop as needed. This skill is essential in the operations of a truck company to be able to quickly find and expose fire so it may be extinguished.  

     



 

Santa Ride Around

Tuesday, December 9, 2014  We'll be having our annual Santa ride around on December 13, 2014. At this time we don't have ETA's of what times we will be arriving in neighborhoods. Come outside and see Santa!

   


 

Car into a house

Monday, August 11, 2014   Car into a house Rues lane and summerhill road, 706, 704 and 708 on scene

     



 

Santa comes to visit OBVFD

Tuesday, December 3, 2013   The Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company will be receiving a visit from Santa Claus on December 14th Santa has agreed to once again join us in a ride around town beginning at 10am. Listen for the sirens and come out and see Santa.


   


 

Winding Woods Kitchen Fire

Saturday, October 26, 2013  On Saturday October 26,2013 the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Department responded along with the Sayreville Fire Department to the Winding Woods Apartment Complex for a kitchen fire. Members of both companies worked together to quickly extinguishing the fire. No injuries were reported. It was another great job by both departments to save the apartment and adjoining units.

     



 

Structure Fire on Winton Road

Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:57pm On Thursday, September 26th EBFD#1 was dispatched to 8 Winton Road for a reported basement fire. Asst. Chief Sommer (750) arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire and immediately requested a Township General Alarm. First-due Engine 707 arrived and quickly placed into service an 1-3/4” handline to get a knock on the fire in the basement. Second-due Engine 702's crew stretched a 2nd 1-3/4” handline off of 707 and went to work on the 1st floor of the structure, knocking down fire that had extended up from the basement. After the initial knock down firefighters from EBFD#1, East Brunswick Independent Fire Company (EB District # 2) and Brookview Volunteer Fire Company (EB District # 3) spent a significant amount of time overhauling and venting the structure, chasing and extinguishing pockets of fire that had extended throughout the house. Additional units on scene included Rescue 704, Engine 706, Ladder 709, Utility 711, Safety Officer 780, Chief 800, Chief 850, Ladder 801, Engine 805, Engine 806, Chief 900 and Engine 901. A big thank you to all of our neighboring departments that provided station coverage while all three township companies operated on scene.

   


 

September Monthly Drill

Saturday, September 21, 2013  East Brunswick Fire District # 1 members spent time training on deploying and advancing hose-lines during the September monthly drill

     



 

Rescue Assignment for a Trapped Hand

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 20:16 At 20:16 hours EBFD#1 was dispatched to Lonczak Lane near Ryders Lane for "an individual changing a tire who had the car fall on his hand".  Assistant Chief Sommer (750) arrived on scene and confirmed that he had a male victim with his hand trapped underneath the front tire.  The Assistant Chief requested that air bags from Rescue 704 (Heilbronn) be placed into service upon arrival to free the victims hand.  Crews from the Rescue and Engine 706 (Drozdowski) worked in tandem to stabilize the vehicle before raising the car off of the individuals hand.  Once freed the victim was turned over to EMS for evaluation.  After the scene was secured firefighters then took the time to change the tire for the individual, finishing the job that he had started before the accident occurred.  All units were cleared from the scene and back in service in under 30 minutes. 

   


 
 
 

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