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.

Jul
16
2014

Airplane Crash

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Stations 37 and 38 were dispatched at 10:16 AM to the area of 270 Sunnymead Road for an aircraft crash. Fire Marshall John Yanko was first on scene and confirmed a single occupant was entrapped in the downed plane. The pilot was extricated and transported to the hospital by the Hillsborough Rescue Squad. The location of the crash is near Central Jersey Airport from where the plane had taken off from shortly prior to the crash.

Photo by Mark Brownlie

Photo by Mark Brownlie

 

Jun
16
2014

Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 Building Expansion Completed

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Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 completed its expansion of its station on Woods Road. The 1,235-square-foot expansion provides more room for fire apparatus, two boats, a rescue truck and lockers and equipment. The work extended the bay doors 20 feet closer to Woods Road.

Photo by Manny Nowacki

Photo by Manny Nowacki

Photo by Rick Artz

Photo by Rick Artz

Jun
5
2014

Hillsborough Fire District Improves ISO Classification

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The Hillsborough Fire District is excited to announce that the ISO Public Protection Classification for Hillsborough Township has significantly improved. ISO’s Public Protection Classification Program (PPC) plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. In fact, most U.S. insurers-including the largest ones-use PPC information as part of their decision making when deciding what business to write, coverages to offer or prices to charge for personal or commercial property insurance.

The ISO survey and inspection reviewed numerous items within the Hillsborough fire district, including apparatus and equipment, firefighter training, water supply availability, fire prevention office capabilities and emergency dispatch facilities. Hillsborough’s new Public Protection Classification improved from a 5/9 to 3/3Y. The PPC rating scale uses a 1 through 10 classification with a classification of 1 being the best. Chief Fire Marshal Christopher Weniger stated “We were able to significantly improve our classification through the hard work and dedication of our fire district leadership, firefighters and staff. This improved classification once again shows the fire district’s commitment to providing a high level of service to the community in a fiscally responsible manner. Our improved PPC should help to improve our community’s insurance premiums”.

Jun
2
2014

15th Annual Golf Outing

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On Monday June 2, Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 hosted its 15th Annual Golf Outing at Royce Brook Golf Club. With the support of over 60 sponsors, 136 golfers took advantage of a beautiful day.  Given last year’s rainy weather, this year’s outing was held on a beautiful sunny spring afternoon. The volunteer firefighters of fire company # 3 would like to extend a sincere thank you to all golfers and sponsors. Their participation made this year’s outing a tremendous success.

Golf Outing 1Golf Outing 3

May
29
2014

Rollover on Weston Road

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Hillsborough Stations 37 and 38, along with the Hillsborough Rescue Squad, were dispatched at 8:34 AM to a motor vehicle accident on Weston Road in Station 37′s primary area.  Arriving crews found a vehicle on its side with one occupant in the vehicle.  The person was extricated from the vehicle and transported to the hospital.  Station 38 responded with Ladder 38 and Rescue 38.

MVA Weston Road May 2014

May
28
2014

New Fire Police Take Oath of Office

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On Thursday May 22nd at 3:30 PM, four Hillsborough firefighters were sworn as fire police by Township Clerk Pam Borek at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Building.  In the photo appearing from left to right are Roy C. Horowitz, Robert P. Francolini, John D. Catrombon, Jr. and Ronald J. Campbell.

Fire police are members who receive sworn police powers, special training, and support firefighting efforts at incidents. In addition, they may perform traffic and crowd control. On occasion, fire police also assist regular police with other tasks as requested.

Fire Police May 2014

May
26
2014

Firefighters Attend Neshanic Memorial Day Parade

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On Monday May 26, Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 firefighters attended the annual Neshanic Memorial Day parade.  Pictured at right, the firefighters pose in front of Tanker 38.

Neshanic and Tanker

May
25
2014

Station 38 Introduces New Water Rescue Vehicle

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Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 (Station 38) introduced its newest piece of apparatus at the Hillsborough Township Memorial Day parade on Saturday May 24.  The 1993 former army personnel carrier has been refurbished to serve primarily as a water rescue vehicle.  The “deuce” carries a 12,000 pound winch, water rescue and ice rescue equipment, an inflatable zodiac boat and 25 horsepower marine engine.  It is also equipped with a hitch so that it can also tow Station 38′s other zodiac water rescue boat.

6Deuce 5Deuce and boat

May
24
2014

Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade

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Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 (Station 38), along with the rest of the Hillsborough Fire District,  participated in the annual Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade on Saturday May 24.  The parade concluded with the laying of wreaths at the Hillsborough Township municipal building.

1Firefighters marching 2Ladder at Parade 3wreath 4Deuce with Iggy

May
21
2014

Swiftwater Rescue Training

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During the weekend of May 17 and 18, Station 38 firefighters, along with their fellow firefighters from Stations 36 and 37, participated in swiftwater rescue training.  Station 38 firefighters that participated were Michael Lemonie. Keith Salzman, John Klena, Michael Murphy, Tom Marvits, Sam Rozycki, and Alex Glass-Hardenbergh.

Training Swiftwater