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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Apr
12
2014

Hillsborough Township Committee Recognizes Local Organizations

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The Hillsborough Township Committee recognized the following organizations and individuals for their contributions towards enhancing awareness and funding research for autism.  Recognized were Governor Chris Christie, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Autism New Jersey, Autism Speaks, Bella Vida Coaching Services, Brilliant Brains, Paul Gubitosi Charitable Foundation, Hair Plus Salon, Hillsborough Board of Education’s Special Services Department, Hillsborough Department of Parks & Recreation, Hillsborough Police Department, Hillsborough Rescue Squad, Hillsborough Rotary Club, Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Companies No.1, No.2, and No.3, Knights of Columbus, Neshanic Fire Company, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Organization for Autism Research (OAR), Shop-Rite of Hillsborough, Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, Somerset County Special Olympics, and the Somerset County Park Commission.

Thank you to everyone for their continued contributions.

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Pictured above:  Mayor Doug Tomson along with some of the Proclamation Recipients.

Mar
22
2014

Incident at James Town Commons

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On Saturday March 22nd at 2229, the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to James Town Commons for the reported smoke condition on the 2nd floor. Upon arrival a heavy smoke condition was found on the second floor. Engine 37 hit the hydrant and pulled one 1 3/4″ line to the fire apartment. Ladder 36 was sent to the roof, Ladder 38 was positioned to provide roof access to the adjacent unit and the crew pulled a 1 3/4″ handline to an exposure. After searching all divisions and all exposures, smoke was from a possible malfunction of the furnace and no fire conditions were present.

Mar
15
2014

Auten Road Townhouse Fire

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On Saturday March 14, the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched at 5:50 PM to a working structure fire at a townhouse building at 448 Auten Road. Crews had the fire quickly knocked down and kept the fire contained to the one building. Stations at the scene were Hillsborough Stations 36, 37, and 38, as well as Neshanic, Finderne, Elizabeth Avenue, Manville and Millstone Valley.

Photo by Manny Nowacki

Photo by Manny Nowacki

Photo by Manny  Nowacki

Photo by Manny Nowacki

Photo by Manny Nowacki

Photo by Manny Nowacki

Mar
11
2014

Doctor Ron Berju Receives Proclamation From Township Committee

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At the Tuesday March 11, Hillsborough Township Committee Meeting, Doctor Ron Berju received a proclamation from Hillsborough Township Mayor Doug Tomson for his 17 years of service as a Hillsborough Township Fire District Commissioner. During that time, Doctor Berju served in the posts of secretary and later Committee Chairman.

Photo by Mark Brownlie

Photo by Mark Brownlie

Mar
11
2014

Recent Fire Academy Graduates Recognized at Township Committee Meeting

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Seven Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 firefighters were recognized at the March 11 Hillsborough Township Committee meeting for completing firefighter certification classes.

Fire Fighter 1 graduates were Brian Nagy, Tyler Skolnik, Walter Johnson, Mike Lemonie, Ken Johnson, Brad Johnson and John Klena.

Fire Fighter 2 graduates were Walter Johnson, Ken Johnson, Brad Johnson and Tom Marvits.

Photo by Mark Brownliue

Photo by Mark Brownliue

Feb
22
2014

Ice Rescue Drill

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On Saturday February 22, Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 (Station 38) rescue technicians led by Deputy Chief Mike Murphy and 2nd Lieutenant Roy Horowitz along with Foreman Ken Johnson and Foreman Tom Marvits hosted an ice rescue drill on the ice covered Fox Chase pond in Station 38’s primary area. Other participants were Flagtown Chief Dave Foelsch and Assistant Chief Tom Lachowski from Station 36 and members of the Hillsborough EMS / Station 79.

The pond was accessed from Hunts Club Road and the drill was aimed at practicing many rescue techniques utilizing several different specialized rescue tools (i.e. throw ropes, rescue ring, rescue sling, roof ladder and different style boats) to collaboratively work through rescue scenarios varying in complexity. EMS/Station 79, which has both technicians and EMTs in their department (along with 38’s EMT and technician Brad Johnson) provided practice and training for patient packaging and removal techniques on a simulated unresponsive victim. EMS also provided standby care for the first responders while they practiced in a controlled environment. Weeks prior, Station 38 conducted a walk-thru drill at Piedmont Path pond also in its response area. Station 38 has six trained ice rescue technicians and many swift-water rescue technicians to provide rescue services for the town.
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Feb
13
2014

Structure Fire at Camp DeWitt

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The Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched at 8:10 PM to a structure fire at Girl Scouts’ Camp Agnes DeWitt in Neshanic Station 48′s primary area. Crews had difficulty getting apparatus to the fire scene due to snow cover on the long driveway leading to the camp. In addition to Hillsborough fire companies, the tanker task force was dispatched since there are no hydrants in the area.
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Photo from Station 37 Facebook Page

Photo from Station 37 Facebook Page

Feb
2
2014

Ice Rescue Training

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On Sunday February 2, Station 38 firefighters reviewed ice rescue options at two frozen ponds within Station 38′s primary response area. Firefighters practiced rescue techniques using different types of equipment. Marine 38-2 (inflatable Zodiac boat) was deployed.

Pictured in photo (left to right) are Walter Johnson, Roy Horowitz, Tom Marvits, Ken Johnson and Mike Murphy.

Photo by Helene Horowitz

Photo by Helene Horowitz

Jan
25
2014

Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 Holds 2014 Installation Dinner

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Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 and the Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 Auxiliary held their 2014 Installation dinner on January 25, 2014. Officers for both organizations were sworn in by Hillsborough Mayor Doug Tomson.

Service awards were presented to:
• Ryan Murphy – 5 years
• Scott Muller – 5 years
• Adam Santos – 5 years
• Nick Glass-Hardenbergh – 5 years
• Carmine Nuzzolo – 10 years
• John Cauda – 15 years
• Christian Fulmino – 15 years
• Tim Coyle – 20 years
• Mike Bakaletz – 20 years
• Rudy Harding – 25 years
• Mark Brownlie – 25 years
• Ron Campbell – 50 years

Other awards and presentations were:

•Badges to new members Tyler Skolnick, John Klena, Brian Nagy, Walter Johnson
•Most Drills Attended: Ken Johnson
•Most Work Details Attended: 4 way tie: Ed Kovach, Rick Artz. Bob Francolini, Mike Murphy
•Top Responder: Ed Kovach
•Junior Firefighter of the Year – Brian Nagy
•Rookie of The Year – Ken Johnson
•Valiant Teamwork Award: Christian Fulmino, Mike Murphy, Daniel Kazar, Walt Johnson, Matt Hand, Tom Marvits, Sam Rozycki
•Breakfast with Santa Chairman: Mark Brownlie
•Golf Outing Chairman: Sam Rozycki

Additional pictures are available for viewing by going to the photo gallery section of this website.

Station 38 members present 25 year award to Rudy Harding (wearing hat) at his home.

Station 38 members present 25 year award to Rudy Harding (wearing hat) at his home.

President Andy Fingerhut (left in photo)   presents 50 year service award to ex-chief Ron Campbell (second from   left). Also in photo left to right are Vivian Campbell and Ron's daughter Bonnie and son Richard.

President Andy Fingerhut (left in photo) presents 50 year service award to ex-chief Ron Campbell (second from left). Also in photo left to right are Vivian Campbell and Ron’s daughter Bonnie and son Richard.

Jan
4
2014

Structure Fire on Shire Court

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Saturday, January 4, 2014 – The Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched at 9:22 PM to a reported kitchen fire at 52 Shire Court in Station 37′s primary area. Responding crews found a fire in the wall between adjoining townhouses which resulted in minor damage to the kitchens of 52 and 54 Shire Court.

In additions to Hillsborough Fire companies 36, 37 and 38, responding units included Neshanic 48, Manville 42 (standby assignment), Montgomery 45 (standby assignment) and Millstone Valley Station 28 (FAST team).

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