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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We are now hosting birthday parties. For information, see our Birthday Party page.

Jul
22
2015

Tanker 38 Responds to North Brunswick Warehouse Fire

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Hillsborough Township Fire Company # 3 (Station 38) was dispatched at 4:22 am on July 22 to a large warehouse fire in North Brunswick.   Tanker 38 responded as part of a multi-county tanker task force to provide additional water to fight the fire since hydrants in the area were not sufficient for such a large blaze. Tankers responded from Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Monmouth and Morris counties.
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Jun
9
2015

Township Committee Honors George Marlatt for 50 Years of Service

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Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company # 3 member George Marlatt was honored at the June 9 Hillsborough Township Committee meeting with a proclamation for his 50 years as a volunteer member of the fire company.  George joined the fire company on October 8, 1964. Congratulations to George from all of the members of Fire Company # 3.
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Jun
1
2015

Station 38 Holds 16th Annual Golf Outing

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Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #3  (Station 38) held its 16th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 1, 2015, at Royce Brook Golf Club on Hamilton Road in Hillsborough.  Despite the rainy weather, all attendees had a good time.
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Photos by Rick Artz.

May
31
2015

Water Rescue Drill

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Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 (Station 38) participated on Sunday May 31 in a water rescue drill and demonstration in the Raritan Rive at the Dukes Parkway Park in Manville. Other companies participating were Hillsborough Stations 36 and 37, Manville Station 42, Hillsborough Rescue Squad, and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Dive Team.

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Photos by Al Skolnik

May
25
2015

Firefighters March in Memorial Day Parades

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Hillsborough Fire Company # 3 (Station 38) members marched in two parades during the Memorial Day weekend; Hillsborough parade on Saturday May 23 and Neshanic parade on Monday May 25 and also held a separate memorial service at the Station 38 building.

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Photos by Rick Artz, Alan Skolnik and Helene Horowitz.

Apr
22
2015

Motor Vehicle Accident

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Hillsborough Fire Companies # 2 and #3 (Stations 37 and 38) were dispatched at 4:49 pm on April 22 to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Hillsborough Road and Willow Road in Station 38′s primary area. Involved in the collision were two cars and a small truck.  Responding apparatus included Engine 37-2, Engine 38 and Rescue 38.  Also responding to the call was the Hillsborough Rescue Squad.  All units cleared the scene at approximately 5:45 pm
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Photos by Manny Nowacki

Mar
31
2015

Chimney Fire on Millstone River Road

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The Hillsborough Township Fire District was dispatched at 6:49 pm on March 31 for a chimney fire at 1213 Millstone River Road in Station 37′s primary area. First arriving units found an active chimney fire with heavy black smoke coming out of the chimney. Crews extinguished the fire with several water extinguishers. Responding were Hillsborough Stations 36, 37, 38 and Neshanic Fire Company, along with the Hillsborough Rescue Squad and the Hillsborough Police Department. Crews cleared the scene at approximately 8:10 pm.IMG_20150331_190630_657 IMG_20150331_190645_957 IMG_20150331_191457_530 IMG_20150331_191437_469
Photos by Manny Nowacki

Mar
16
2015

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

Mar
15
2015

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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Mar
4
2015

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