Welcome to Hillsborough Twp Fire Co. # 3

Our mission is “ to provide a comprehensive emergency service designed to enhance our community through fire prevention, public education and emergency response. We are dedicated to protecting life, property and the environment ”. We are an entirely volunteer force and are one of three fire companies located in Hillsborough Township. In addition, Neshanic Volunteer Fire Company, located in Branchburg Township, also provides coverage to a primarily rural section of Hillsborough.

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School Bus Accident

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Hillsborough Fire Companies 37 and 38 and the Hillsborough Rescue Squad were dispatched at approximately 3:15 pm on March 16 for a report of a school bus that ran off the road  on Falcon Road In Station 37′s primary area.  First arriving units reported that the bus was resting in a drainage ditch and that children were on board.  Firefighters, police and rescue squad personnel safely removed the children from the bus.  Station 37 responded with Engine 37-2 and Station 38 responded with Ladder 38 and Rescue 38.  Also responding were the Hillsborough Police Department and the Hillsborough Township Office of Emergency Management.  Falcon Road remained closed for several hours after the accident.
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Photos by Brian Nagy and Manny Nowacki


Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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On Sunday March 15, members of the Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company .# 3 (Station 38) attended the annual Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Chimney Fire in Residence

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At 4:16pm, the Hillsborough Township Fire District was dispatched to a reported chimney fire at 6 Vliet Drive in Station 38’s primary area. First arriving units found an active chimney fire which was quickly knocked down with a dry chemical extinguisher. Crews removed the chimney cap and used a thermal imaging camera to check for extension. The house was ventilated and crews cleared at 5:20pm.

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Photos by Manny Nowacki


Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 Holds 2015 Installation Dinner

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Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 and the Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 Auxiliary held their 2015 Installation Dinner on January 31, 2015.  Officers for both organizations were sworn in by Hillsborough Mayor Doug Tomson.

Service awards were presented to:

50 Years – George Marlatt
40 Years – Marc Della Bella
35 Years – Daniel Pannucci
25 Years – Michale Guire
20 Years – Donald Kazar
20 Years – Kris McAloon
10 Years – Andrew Fingerhut
5 Years – Matthew Wells

Other awards and presentations were:

Fireman of the Year – Ken Johnson
Rookie of the Year – John Klena
Most Drills Attended – Ken Johnson
Most Work Details Attended – Edward Kovach
Top Responder – Edward Kovach


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Photos by John Cauda and Rick Artz


Car in River

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On Monday January 19th at 12:36 PM, Station 38 was dispatched into Millstone Valley’s primary response area to a reported car in the river in the area of 1500 Millstone River Road. Upon arrival the driver was out of the vehicle and uninjured. Also responding to the call were Station 37, Franklin District 1, NJ State Police and Hillsborough Rescue Squad.




Town House Fire

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On Friday January 16th at 7:22pm, Station 38, along with the Hillsborough Fire District, was dispatched to a structure fire at 922-B Merritt Drive in Station 37’s primary area.  First arriving units found smoke coming from the townhouse.  Residents of the involved unit had already evacuated, but firefighters evacuated residents of the neighboring units.  The fire was located in the basement and knocked down in 15 minutes. Responding to the scene were all Hillsborough fire companies, Hillsborough police, Hillsborough Rescue Squad, Neshanic Fire Co., fire companies from Manville, Millstone, Elizabeth Avenue, Montgomery, Country Hills, Rocky Hill and Finderne, Somerville Rescue Squad, Hillsborough Office of Emergency Management, Hillsborough Department of Public Works, Hillsborough Building Department and PSE&G


Station 38 Responds to Two Motor Vehicle Accidents

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On Sunday January 4, Hillsborough Township Fire Company# 3 was dispatched to two separate motor vehicle accidents.

The first dispatch was at 10:33 AM for a two vehicle collision on Millstone River Road just north of Blackwells Mills Road. The collision resulted in a fatality to the female driver of one of the vehicles with two other people being transported to hospitals for their injuries.

The second dispatch was at 2:37 PM to Township Line Road, near the intersection with Willow Road, for a vehicle that crashed into a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle declined medical attention.

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Township Line Road (near Willow Road)

Millstone River road and Blackwells Mills Road

Millstone River Road and Blackwells Mills Road


Top Responders for 2014

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Hillsborough Township Fire Company # 3 concluded calendar year 2014 with 225 fire calls. The Company’s top responders along with the number call made are:

180 Edward Kovach
170 Christian Fulmino
154 Manfred Nowacki
153 Ken Johnson
143 Rick Artz
141 Tim Coyle
130 Ken Wetzel
120 Charles Nuara
106 Scott Muller
105 Robert Francolini


Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 Announces Officers for 2015

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Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company # 3 recently elected its slate of officers for calendar year 2015. They are as follows:

Chief Christian Fulmino
Deputy Chief Michael Murphy
Assistant Chief Daniel Kazar
Captain Sam Rozycki
Lieutenant Adam Santos
2nd Lieutenant Thomas Marvits
3rd Lieutenant Matthew Hand
Chief Engineer Edward Kovach
President Andrew Fingerhut
Vice President Donald Kazar
Secretary Nicholas Glass-Hardenbergh
Treasurer Seth Freund
Sergeant-at-Arms Roy Horowitz
1 Year Trustee Ken Wetzel
2 Year Trustee Manfred Nowacki
3 Year Trustee Edward Kovach
4 Year Trustee Ronald Yoder
5 Year Trustee Robert Francolini



Santa Visits

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Hillsborough Fire Company # 3′s Santa and his firefighter elves visited the neighborhoods in the fire company’s response area on Saturday December 20.
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Photos by Rick Artz and Manny Nowacki