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!

Working Fire on Old Stage Rd.

Saturday, May 5, 2012 09:35 At 0935Hrs EBFD#1 was dispatched in the area of Old Stage Rd. & New Brunswick Ave. for a possible house fire.  Asst. Chief Twomey (750) arrived to find a single story house with a fire in the attached garage.   E707 (Casterline) arrived first and went in service with an 1 3/4" hand line.  E701 (Droz) arrived shortly after, securing a water supply for E707 and pulling a second 1 3/4" hand line.After confirming a working fire Chief Twomey requested a R.I.T. Team from the Spotswood Fire Dept. bringing E71-4 (Drako) to the scene.. The fire was quickly knocked and overhauled with no extension to the interior of the home.  Other units on scene  included E706, R704, Car 780 and Chief 71.  Units operated for just under an hour before turning the scene over to District # 1 Fire Prevention.   

     



 

Car Vs. Tree

Sunday, April 22, 2012 16:20 Approximately 1620Hrs, EBFD#1 was dispatched to the area of Old Stage Rd. & Helmetta Blvd for an MVA with entrapment.  Asst. Chief Twomey (750) arrived on Helmetta Blvd to find a single vehicle off the roadway.  Spotswood EMS was already on scene removing one patient and confirming there was another entrapped.  R704 (Bassano) was given the update and upon arrival placed its Hurst rescue tools in service.  E706 (Droz) arrived and assisted with the extrication as well as remove several small trees that were blocking access to the car from the roadway.   Once the extrication was complete including a full roof removal the patient was transported to Robert Wood Johnson hospital by Spotswood EMS & RWJUH MICU.  Units operated on scene just over 30 minutes before clearing.

   


 

Tommie Lukowski Fund

Friday, April 6, 2012  The members of EBFD#1 would like to thank everyone that came out for a successful comedy show put on by the Laughter Saves Lives foundation.  The night was a great success and everyone had a great time.  Donations can still be made to help Tommie by sending checks to the

Tommie Lukowski Fund

5 Pine Street, East Brunsick, NJ 08816

   


 

EBFD#1 Goes to work on NJTP

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 13:45 Approximately 1345Hrs EBFD#1 was dispatched for an activated fire alarm on Elkins rd. in Dist 2's area.  Safety Officer Hoover (780) determined the cause of the alarm to be from large amounts of smoke blowing into the building from a truck fire on the turnpike where Dist. 2 was operating.  While returning from the alarm E707 (Bassano) was requested to the scene of the NJTP.  Upon arrival E707 was utilized as water supply as well as assisting with fire suppression.  The fire was a result of a collision between a tractor trailer and dump truck.  The crew from E707 remained on scene to assist with overhaul and was later utilized for the use of its hydraulic rescue tools in order to remove part of the truck.  The engine crew operated for just over 3 hours before being released by command.

   


 

Help us raise funds to help one of our own.

A Comedy Fundraiser to benefit East Brunswick Firefighter Tommie Lukowski. Tommie is a 22 Year old Fire Fighter with Cancer and has mounted a considerable amount of medical bills. Please join us for this great show in East Brunswick New Jersey. Starring Rescue Me's Adam Ferrara, hosted by John Larocchia with other special guests. It's going to be a great night of comedy and special surprises. Sponsors are needed, please contact me for info. Thanks to D. Ruocco Jewelers you'll even be able to sell your gold and silver right at the show and get cash! THIS WILL SELL OUT! GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY BY VISITING THEIR WEBSITE. http://laughtersaveslives.org/

   


 

Working Fire on Huron Court

Sunday, January 15, 2012  On January 15, EBFD1 was dispatched to Huron Court for a possible structure fire.  Assistant Chief Twomey arrived and confirmed he had a fire in the garage area of the structure.  Engine 707 arrived and deployed a primary line shortly followed by Enginge 706 who deployed a secondary line.  Truck 709 arrived and assisted with quickly knocking down the fire. The fire was quickly knocked down and contained to the garage area.

     
Huron Court 01/15/2012

Huron Court 01/15/2012

Huron Court 01/15/2012

Huron Court 01/15/2012



 

Ex-Chief Frank Zeller Laid to Rest

Tuesday, December 6, 2011  After 52 years of service to East Brunswick Fire District 1 Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company, Ex-Chief and Senior Life Member was laid to rest today. AGE: 80 East Brunswick Francis G. Zeller, died Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Brethren Village in Lancaster, PA. He was 80. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he resided there before moving to East Brunswick in 1954. Prior to retiring in 1990, he was a maintenance foreman for Kimberly Clark Company, Spotswood, where he worked for 35 years. A Navy veteran, he served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Zeller was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church, Old Bridge. He was an ex-chief for the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company, East Brunswick, where he was a member for 52 years. Additionally, he was a member of the Molly Pitcher Yacht Club in Red Bank. Mr. Zeller was predeceased by his wife Arlene Brunner Zeller in 2011; and his brother Raymond. Surviving are his son Richard F. Zeller of Richland, PA; 2 brothers, Richard and Donald Zeller; and a sister Rita Ploss , all of New York; 2 grandchildren, Jamie Lynn and Clayton; and 3 great grandchildren, Alex, Dom and Ella. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 8:15 AM in The Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 9:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church, Old Bridge. Interment will follow at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, 5-8 PM. For directions, please visit www.brunswickmemorialhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org).

     
120611 Ex-Chief Zeller

120611 Ex-Chief Zeller

120611 Ex-Chief Zeller

120611 Ex-Chief Zeller



 

MVA WITH ENTRAPMENT

Monday, December 5, 2011 06:53 At 0653 EBFD# 1 was dispatched to Cranbury Road and Helmetta Boulevard for the accident with entrapment. Rescue 704 along with Engine 706 and Truck 709 responded and removed the driver door from the van. The patient was turned over to EMS and the units cleared after securing all the vehicles.

     
120511 Cranbury and Helmetta

120511 Cranbury and Helmetta

120511 Cranbury and Helmetta

120511 Cranbury and Helmetta



 

Rollover on Highway

Monday, November 14, 2011 16:59 AT 1700 HRS EBFD1 was dispatched to Highway 18 southbound in the area of Rues Lane for a MVA with a rollover. Safety Officer Hoover (780) arrived to find one vehicle on its side, and advised incoming units that there was one victim entrapped. Engine 706(Schlusselfeld) and Chief Twomey (750) arrived shutting down the highway and began stabilizing the vehicle. Rescue 704(Bassano) arrived and placed the hydraulic tools as well as paratech struts in service. The roof of the vehicle was removed from the vehicle and the rest of extrication was completed in just less than 15 minutes. The victim was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick with critical injuries. Units operated on scene for approx 1.5Hours E706 remained on scene to assist EBPD with lighting. Other units on scene included E701, E702, Trans Med BLS, and RWJUH MICU.

   


 

Giddy Up

Monday, October 31, 2011 13:42 At 13:42Hrs on Monday EBFD1 was dispatched to the parking lot of Burger King on Rt 18.  Chief Booke(700) Arrived on scene to find a horse trailer with the rear leg of a horse kicked through the rear door of the trailer and entrapped.  Rescue 704(Bassano) was advised of the situation en route and upon arrival immediately put the hydraulic rescue tools in service.  The window bars were able to be spread and the door was cut off of the trailer, freeing the horse.  The owner of the horse was able to give the horse sedatives and calm the horse during the process.  The horse received no further injuries.  Units operated on scene for less then an hour.

     



 
 
 

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