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!

New Hurst Tools Put Into Service

Saturday, October 20, 2012  On 10/20/2012 the members of EBFD#1 met at Civic Center station to test out the new Hurst Tools that were placed onto Rescue 704.

     
Photo by Mike Heilbronn

Photo by Mike Heilbronn

Photo by Mike Heilbronn

Photo by Mike Heilbronn



 

Car Fire on Williams Ct.

Thursday, August 30, 2012  @ 12:58 Hrs EBFD#1 was dispatched to Williams Ct. for a car fire.  Chief Booke (700) arrived confirming the report of a working car fire.  E701(Bassano) went in service with an 1 3/4" Handline upon arrival.  E702 (Prinzo) arrived shortly after and assisted with suppression.  Crews operated for just over 30 minutes before taking up.  The fire is under investigation by Dist. 1 Bureau of Fire Prevention. 

     
Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron



 

Working Fire on Morgan Pl

Sunday, August 12, 2012  @ 05:55Hrs EBFD#1 was dispatched for a possible structure fire on Morgan Pl.  Dist. #3 Asst. Chief Kramer(950) was able to see heavy smoke coming from the area and requested the call be re dispatched for a working fire.  Upon his arrival, Chief Kramer found a two story middle unit townhouse with heavy fire throughout and already extending to the delta side exposure.  A township general alarm was transmitted bringing in Dist.#2 EBIFC and Dist.#3 BVFC as well as cover companies for the township.  T709(Sommer) arrived and went in service with a 2 1/2" hand line as the aerial was being set up.  E706 (Droz) followed behind laying a supply line to T709.  Captain Drozdowski(751) assumed command until the arrival of Asst. Chief Twomey (750) E706 Also placed a second 2 1/2" hand line in service.  T709 opened its aerial master stream and quickly started making progress on the fire.  A second supply line was layed to T809 which was utilized on the Delta side of the structure.  The fire was placed under control within the hour and crews began an extensive overhaul process.  Several units remained on location assisting the fire prevention bureau.  The fire is still under investigation at this time.  Additional units on location: Car 780, E701, E702, E806, E803, E805, E901, EBPD, EBRS, and Spotswood EMS. 

     
Photo Courtesy of Gary Wasylyk

Photo Courtesy of Gary Wasylyk

Photo Courtesy of Gary Wasylyk

Photo Courtesy of Gary Wasylyk



 

Apparatus Moved Into New Firehouse

Sunday, July 15, 2012 

     
Photo Courtesy of Gary Wasylyk

Photo Courtesy of Gary Wasylyk

Photo Courtesy of Gary Wasylyk

Photo Courtesy of Gary Wasylyk



 

Flag Day

Thursday, June 14, 2012  Members assisted the American Legion on Flag Day to properly dispose of unserviceable flags. Each year this ceremony takes place. Through out the year residents drop off old flags so that they can be properly destroyed in accordance with strict regulations over seen by members of the American Legion.

   


 

Working Fire on Cypress Ln

Wednesday, June 13, 2012  At 0750Hrs EBFD#1 was dispatched to the 2600 building on Cypress Ln. for possible fire.  After receiving multiple calls the alarm was upgraded to a township general response.  Safety Officer Hoover (780) arrived to find a two story end of the row townhouse with heavy fire showing on the second floor and quickly extending to the cockloft.  E707 (Yockman) arrived as first due engine securing a water supply and quickly supplied E706 that was pulling up.  The crew from E706 went in service with a 2 1/2" hand line while E707 stretched a supply line to L801 (Johnson) who was setting up to put their aerial master stream in service.  Captain Sommer (752) arrived on scene assuming command and requesting a RIT Team from Spotswood and station coverage for the township. The crews from E806 & E701 operated multiple hand lines.  R704 & E901 (Newman) worked together to perform a search of adjacent units as E702 secured a second water supply. The fire was placed under control and all units on scene began extensive overhaul.  Crews remained on scene for 4 hours before clearing.  The fire is under investigation by Dist. 1 Fire Prevention.  Other units on location included E803, E902, E71-1, EBPD, East Brunswick OEM, Trans med BLS, and Spotswood EMS. 

     
Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron



 

Engine & Rescue respond to MVA in Spotswood

Saturday, June 2, 2012  At 2223Hrs EBFD#1 was dispatched to the area of Old Stage Rd & New Brunswick Ave.  Upon arrival Captain Sommer(752) found a two car MVA with the passenger of a pickup truck entrapped following the collision.  Due to the incident being on the Spotswood side of the road, Asst. Chief Twomey(750) requested a response from the Spotswood Fire Dept.  R704(Bassano) & E706(Droz) arrived on scene and began stabilization of the truck.  E71-4(Drako) assisted with patient care and securing power to the vehicle.  The crews quickly removed the passenger door with hydraulic rescue tools and assisted EMS with removing the patient from the vehicle.  Other units on location included E71-1, Spotswood EMS, Monroe EMS, EBRS, RWJ MICU. Photos courtesy of Steve Baron.

     
Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron



 

Bus Fire

Wednesday, May 23, 2012  At1520Hrs, EBFD#1 was dispatched to the Brunswick Square Mall parking lot near Barnes & Noble for a possible bus fire.  Shortly after Ex- Chief Kramer(790) arrived, confirming all occupants were off of the bus and that it appeared to be an engine compartment fire spreading to the interior.  E707(Bassano) arrived to find a heavy smoke condition and fire showing from the roof of the bus.  The crew from E707 went in service with an 1 3/4" hand line after venting the bus and made a quick knock down.  Captain Sommer(752) arrived shortly after assuming command and requesting an additional engine from East Brunswick Fire Dist. 2.  E806(Anderson) responded in and assisted with overhaul of the bus.  Crews operated for just over an hour.  The fire is under investigation by the Dist 1 Bureau of Fire Prevention.  Additional units on scene E706, T709, Car 780, Trans med BLS, EBPD.  Photos courtesy of Steve Baron.

     
Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron



 

Transformer Fire

Wednesday, May 16, 2012  At 1100Hrs EBFD#1 was dispatched to 85 Main St, a disabled JCP&L sub station for a transformer fire.  Upon receiving the alarm, Safety Officer Hoover(780) requested JCP&L to respond.  E707(Yockman) went on location confirming the report and stood by until JCP&L was able to confirm that the transformer was disabled.  The fire was quickly knocked down and crews from E707 & T709 cleared within an hour.  The fire is under investigation by the Dist 1 Fire Prevention Bureau. Photos courtesy of Steve Baron.

     
Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron



 

Busy day for Dist 1

Saturday, May 5, 2012 13:00 Just a few hours after clearing from a working fire on Old Stage Rd. EBFD#1 was dispatched for a possible car fire on Rt 18 near Rues Ln.  Asst. Chief Twomey(750) arrived confirming the report of a working car fire, and giving the corrected location of the capitol bank parking lot on the northbound side of Rt 18.  E701(Sommer) arrived on scene and went in service with an 13/4" hand line. The crew from E706(Lucido) assisted overhaul.  Units operated for 30 minutes before clearing. Photos courtesy of Steve Baron

     
Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron

Photo courtesy of Steve Baron



 
 
 

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