Welcome

Welcome to the new 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.


 

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.

Vernoy Fire

Posted on March 9, 2015

On Tuesday, March 3rd Fairmount Fire Company, along with Califon, Oldwick,and Lebanon Boro Fire Companies, responded into the Vernoy section of Tewksbury Township for a possible residential structure fire.  Califon's first engine on scene provided an update of smoke coming from the eaves of the structure.  The fire was quickly located and extinguished.  Fire units remained on scene to conduct salvage and overhaul operations.



NJ.com article




Christmas Night Structure Fire

Posted on December 26, 2014

Just before 8 PM on Christmas, Fairmount and Califon Fire Companies, Lebanon Boro Ladder 18, Oldwick Tender 24, and Tewksbury First Aid and Rescue Squad were dispatched for a couch fire inside of a residence on Boulder Hill Road in Tewksbury Township.  While enroute resopnding fire units were advised by Tewksbury Township Police on scene that there was heavy smoke coming from the residence with a second update reporting that there was active fire.  When Califon Engine 44-1 arrived on scene the structure was fully involved.  Fairmount Engines 34-1 and 34-2 were the next two fire units to arrive on scene, 34-1 supplied water to Califon's Engine and Fairmount Engine 34-2 assisted with knocking down the fire.  Fairmount Tender 34-7 supplied water to Engine 34-1.  The fire was quickly knocked down and overhaul operations were completed.  Units cleared the scene shortly after 10 PM.  Chester Fire Company provided station coverage for us while we were on scene.

NJ.com Article