July 5, 2021

Structure Fire - Harmich Road

Just before 11:30pm, the FD was called to the Republic Services Waste Management Center on Harmich Road for a fire in the building. Chief 50 arrived on scene, found heavy smoke emanating from the building, and transmitted the working fire signal. Engine 5 laid a 500-foot supply line from the hydrant at the street to the main fire building. A Blitzfire and the deck gun from Engine 5 were deployed for initial fire suppression. Truck 7 arrived and set up ladder operations in an attempt to extinguish the deep-seated fire in a large mound of trash. Two front-loaders were used to move the trash outside where it was able to be fully extinguished. No one was hurt, and fire units cleared the scene just after 5am the next morning. Chief Scalera in command.  Plainfield Engine 3 stood by at our quarters throughout the duration of the call.  Photo credit to Fire Marshal Joe Abbruzzese and Firefighter Jim Erdmann.

214511651_4778418082187919_7502179903164567362_n.jpeg
213757521_4778418452187882_5346034868267852961_n.jpeg
214366184_4778419258854468_8328217316281679880_n.jpeg

June 21, 2021

Structure Fire - Ada Place

Just after 7pm, SPVFD was dispatched to the 200 block of Ada Place for a fire in the attic. Deputy Chief 1 arrived on scene and confirmed heavy smoke pushing from the attic of a single-story residence, and the working fire signal was transmitted. Engine 5 arrived on scene, where the crew advanced a 1 3/4" handline into the attic to knock down and extinguish the fire. Truck 7 arrived shortly thereafter and began to vent the attic area. Due to the quick suppression and containment of the fire, most of the structure was spared from serious damage. Firefighters remained on scene for over two hours due to extensive overhaul and ventilation. No injuries were reported. Plainfield Fire stood by in our quarters. Deputy Chief DelNegro/Chief Scalera in command.  Photo credit to Fire Marshal Joe Abbruzzesse.

204851444_4737913619571699_5557897120302449048_n.jpeg
205729616_4737913596238368_338997500669242_n.jpeg
203321198_4737913576238370_5249331056474403559_n.jpeg

May 1, 2021

Structure Fire - Watchung Avenue, North Plainfield

At 2:18pm, SPVFD was requested for mutual aid by the Borough of North Plainfield for a structure fire on Watchung Avenue.  Engine 6 responded and assisted with fire suppression and overhaul.  Photo credit to Eddie Pfeifer.

181472146_4584728841556845_8822924287062950623_n.jpeg
181454171_4584728994890163_8050156088323391647_n.jpeg
182457834_4584728864890176_2926691079913449222_n.jpeg

March 25, 2021

MVA - Hamilton Boulevard near South Clinton Avenue

At 10:16pm, firefighters responded to Hamilton Boulevard in front of the Woodspring Suites for a vehicle that struck a utility pole.  Deputy Chief 1 arrived on scene and found a single vehicle that struck and snapped the utility pole.  Engine 5 soon arrived and disconnected the vehicle battery and Rescue 1 provided scene lighting.

166101162_4466670773362653_456866825236611081_n.jpeg
165243394_4466670876695976_1193504046999627456_n.jpeg
165338393_4466670786695985_1273906087438235216_n.jpeg

February 27, 2021

Structure Fire - Fernwood Drive, Piscataway

Just after Midnight, SPVFD was requested into the Arbor section of Piscataway for a second-alarm structure fire on Fernwood Drive. Engine 6 responded and stood by as the Rapid Intervention Team. SPVFD firefighters cleared around 2am.

IMG_5451.jpg
IMG_5453.jpg
IMG_5455.jpg

January 24, 2021

Two Fires in Three Hours

At 10:41am, firefighters responded to the 500 block of Harrison Avenue for a reported motorcycle on fire. Fire Official Abbruzzese arrived on scene and clarified that it was an ATV on fire in the backyard. Deputy Chief 1 arrived and established command. Engine 5 arrived on scene and firefighters used an 1 3/4” line to extinguish the fire. Engine 6 provided additinal manpower. Deputy Chief DelNegro in command.

Less than three hours later, at 1:27pm, firefighters were called to the 200 block of Van Fleet Avenue for a reported house fire. While in route Dispatch notified responding units they were receiving multiple calls. Fire Official Abbruzzese arrived on scene and confirmed the working structure fire. The working fire signal was transmitted. Engine 5 arrived on scene and firefighters used a 1 3/4” line to extinguish the bulk of the fire on the exterior of the D side. Firefighters pulled a back up 1 3/4” line to the garage area. Additional firefighters made entry into the residence to check for any extension while Truck 7 set up and checked the side and roof area of the garage. Plainfield Engine 3 was assigned as RIT. Chief Scalera in command.

140952116_4290477210982011_2706493980796
142384338_4290515467644852_4643251678283
142428582_4290515167644882_9902574284066

Previous Years -20202019