This afternoon, Ladder 60 was dispatched to Kingston to cover their station while they operated on a 2A dwelling fire. While in station, Ladder 60's crew was split to provide additional manpower to the scene to continue operations on Division 01 of the dwelling.
Princeton Fire Department has officially placed Ladder 60 into service and anticipate placing Rescue 60 into service by the end of this week.
Many thanks to all of our members who have assisted in this effort!
Engine 60 covered East Franklin Dist. 3 fire while they attended a district wide drill. While on standby crews took in a fire alarm.
Princeton Fire Department is proud to announce that Santa has approved our request to take a short tour to spread cheer in Princeton! On Friday December 23rd from 6pm to 9pm Santa will be making four (4) stops to take pictures and spread cheer with a fire department escort.
🎅🏼 1st stop will be Princeton community Village Club House (off Bunn Dr.)
🎅🏼 2nd stop will be at the Princeton Shopping Center by the arch.🎅🏼3rd stop will be at Palmer Square in front of the tree.
🎅🏼4th stop will be at Town Hall parking lot (400 Witherspoon st)
*each stop will be about 20-30mins**
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and a link to track Santa in town that night!!
On November 29th the Princeton Fire Department took delivery of a 2016 Pierce Arrow XT 75' rear-mounted Ladder and 2016 Pierce rescue engine. These apparatus will replace a 1983 Mack engine and 1989 Pierce Dash engine, which have remained in active service to the Department.
This past Sunday, Station 60 responded on two working fires in commercial occupancies in Town. The one alarm fire at 601 Ewing Street came in as an automatic fire alarm system activation, which was upgraded upon arrival of PD confirming heavy fire showing from the front of the structure. Crews made an aggressive interior attack and knocked down the bulk of fire within an adjacent office suite which had extended to the exterior of the structure.
The two alarm fire at 41 Witherspoon Street was initially reported as a bucket smoldering to the exterior of the structure. Upon investigation it was determined that the fire had extended into the wood floor assembly below and was running the joists within the crawlspace towards adjacent occupancies. Crews opened up the floor assembly to gain access to the crawlspace to extinguish the fire and confirmed no further extension.
Many thanks to PPD, PFARS and the many mutual aid agencies involved for their help during these incidents.
Around midnight on Monday, Station 60 responded to the report of smoke coming from the exterior of the Dinky Train Station on Alexander Street. Crews investigated and determined the cause of the smoke to be a malfunctioning HVAC unit above the ceiling. The scene was turned over to Princeton University Facilities Department and all units were released from the scene.
This morning, Station 60 members performed a pre-planning walk-through of the Avalon Bay development on Witherspoon Street which is now partially occupied.
Station 60 Truck Committee spent the weekend training on the aerial component of Ladder 60 prior to it being placed into service.
Many thanks to everyone for the great turn-out and success of our second annual Fire Prevention Open House!