Welcome

Welcome to the web site for Fairmount Fire Company.
The mission of the Fairmount Fire Company No. 1 is to respond to all dispatched emergencies within Washington Township, Morris County and Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon County:  to help citizens deal with those emergencies utilizing the resources provided by the residents; and with the utmost regard for the safety of its competently trained volunteer members do all it can to limit loss to life, the environment, and property.


 

Tender Assist To Raritan Township

Posted on January 1, 2017

Our tender and a crew responded with the North Hunterdon Tender Task Force to a residential structure fire in Raritan Township on December 31, 2016.  Although the tender didn't dump any water the crew was put to work assisting with overhaul operations.

Photos courtesy of Rich Maxwell.

Click here for an NJ.com article on the fire.  

Ruth Lane Structure Fire

Posted on December 26, 2016

At 4:56 AM, Monday, December 26, 2016 the Washington Township Fire Companies, Long Valley First Aid Squad, Hackettstown Fire Department's 78-69, and Tri-County Fire Company were dispatched to Ruth Lane for a residential structure fire.  Fairmount Engine 2-1 laid a 5" supply line from the intersection of Old Turnpike Road and Ruth Lane to the scene while Fairmount Engine 2-2 was positioned on the bridge on Old Turnpike Road and drafted from the Musconetcong River and fed the 5" supply line to the scene.  Fairmount Tender 2-7 acted as a nurse-tender at the scene supplying water to the attack engines.

Photos courtesy of Rich Maxwell.

Geisel Family Assistance

Posted on July 26, 2016

Tim Geisel, a former member whose family has been a part of Fairmount Fire Company since the beginning, has suffered third degree burns to over 40 percent of his body.  Tim's grandfather, Emmett Philhower, was a charter member and his father, Chuck  Geisel, is a past chief and life member.  Tim's family would appreciate any assistance at this time and has established a Go Fund me page that can be accessed here:  Tim Geisel Go Fund Me

MVA With Fire - Old Farmers Road & Parker Road

Posted on September 3, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:53pm: Fairmount Fire Company, Long Valley First Aid Squad, and Washington Township Police were dispatched to Parker Road and Old Farmers Road for a two car accident with reported fire.  Fairmount Engine 2-1 arrived and reported a two vehicle MVA with a Jeep fully involved in fire.  The fire was extinguished while LVFAS evaluated and treated several patients.  Fortunately the Jeep was not occupied while aflame and injuries were minor.



Photos courtesy of Rich Maxwell.





Children's Birthday Parties

Posted on May 21, 2015

Host your next children's birthday party at the firehouse! Our new birthday package includes interactive time with a real firetruck and a fire safety demonstration. Contact birthday@34fire.org for details and to reserve your time.



Parties will include the following.

1) Set up of tables and chairs.

2) A fire safety quiz.

3) Demonstrate working and non-working smoke detectors.

4) Pass around and explain some of the tools we use and how/why we use them.

5) A member will demonstrate going from street clothes to fully dressed in fire gear and explain to them why they shouldn’t be afraid of a fire fighter in full gear.

6) Break for lunch (While kids eat a member will setup the fire truck to spray the cone).

7) Each child and adult (if you dare) will get to spray the fire hose, attempting to knock a safety cone over) from a working fire truck.

8) Cake time and presents to be provided by parents.

9) Break down of tables and chairs.