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!

Township General for Senior Complex Fire

Saturday, July 27, 2013 06:40 Approx 0634 Hrs East Brunswick Independent Fire Co was dispatched to 551 Cranbury Rd for an activated fire alarm. Asst. Chief Johnson (850) arrived to find a 4 story senior citizen apartment complex with nothing showing. During investigation Chief Johnson was met with a smoke condition in the stairwell. L801 & E806(Fox) arrived and went to Division 2 to investigate. The crew found an active fire an apartment. A township general was struck bringing Captain Drozdowski(751) E707 (Bassano) E706 (Taylor) T709 (Paradise) Chief Newman (900) and E901(Umbach). During a search of the fire floor the crews from L801 & E806 found an elderly female who had fallen out of her wheelchair and unable to escape the smoke in the apartment next to the fire room. The crews were able to bring the women downstairs to safety. E707 arrived and went in service with an 1 3/4 high rise pack on division 2. The remainder of responding units assisted with searches of the building. Unfortunately the fire resulted in a fatality in the fire apartment. Multiple EMS agencies responded along with township OEM in order to move the residents to a shelter. The fire is currently under investigation.

   


 

Engine Company Responds into Old Bridge

Monday, July 22, 2013 11:30 Just before noon EBFD#1 was dispatched for a single engine response to the scene of a structure fire on Grace Dr in Old Bridge. Engine 707 (Bassano) arrived as 4th due engine to a gas fed fire secondary to an explosion. The crew from E707 assisted with fire suppression and remained on scene for 3 hours before returning.

   


 

Fire Company Picnic

Saturday, July 20, 2013 13:00 The members of the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Department held their annual picnic for the first time in years. The picnic arranged by VP Smith, FF's Lukowski, Yockman, and Tim Nelsen was a huge success. Everyone had a great time. There was plenty of water events and not many dry people by the end of the day. Special thanks to all those who came and help set up and clean up afterwards. Great job!

     



 

Drafting Training

Sunday, July 14, 2013 08:30 Members learning about drafting at their weekly Sunday morning training led by Captain Drozdowski and Lieutenant Prinzo.

     



 

Members Participate in The Rugged Maniac

Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:00 Members of the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Department participated in the 2013 Rugged Maniac Competition held at Raceway Park. Although suffering from some bumps and bruises "The Guys" did a great job and made us proud.

     



 

Milltown 4th of July Preparation

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 19:00 Members cleaning the apparatus in preparation for the Milltown 4th of July Parade. Members solicited the aid of their children to help clean the apparatus. Several trophy's were won by our department and a great time was had by all. Good Job Milltown!

     



 

Structure Fire in Spotswood

135 Donald Court Spotswood 03/23/13

135 Donald Court Spotswood 03/23/13

Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:49         On 03/23/2012 at 11:49 EBFD#1 was dispatched to 135 Donald Ct in Spotswood for a working structure fire.  Engine 702 responded along with Utility 716 and Assistant Chief Sommer to assist.  The fire was quickly brought under control and the crews were back in service at 12:56. 

   


 

Rescue 704 Refurb

Friday, March 22, 2013  Several months ago R704 was sent out to be refurbished at Rescue 1 in Manasquan NJ. The truck is being updated throughout with today's needs and technology in order to make the truck last as long as possible. The members recently went down for an inspection of the progress. The truck is now completed with paint work and ready for equipment mounting. We are expecting the truck back sometime in May.

     



 

Patient Packaging / Rope Rescue Drill

Saturday, January 19, 2013 08:30 Monthly Drill in January taught by Lieutenant Casterline consisted of packaging patients and Roper Rescue techniques.

     



 

Santa is coming !!

Friday, December 7, 2012  On Saturday December 15th, The EBFD#1 will be giving Santa a ride through the district.  When you hear the sirens come outside to see Santa and special treats!

   


 
 
 

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