Fairmount's New Engine 2-2

Posted on June 11, 2019

The progress of the build of Fairmount's new Pumper at Spartan can be seen by selecting "Photos" in the categories on the left and selecting the desired photo album.






What Do Volunteer Firefighters Do??

Posted on September 24, 2019

 

Today's firefighters, volunteer and career, are trained to do more than just put out fires.



Be a part of the team, stop by the firehouse any Tuesday night

 

Pickle Road Fire 1/21/19

Posted on February 1, 2019

At 10:20 PM on Monday night (January 21) Fairmount Fire Company, Long Valley Fire Company and Schooleys Mt. Fire Company were alerted for a structure fire on Pickle Rd in Washington Twp. Upon arrival the house was found to be fully engulfed in flames as well as a barn that was within 20 feet of the house. Firefighters went to work with large diameter hoses to knock down the heavy amount of fire. Schooleys Mt. Fire set up their ladder truck and helped with suppression. A second alarm was requested at 10:27. We were able to save the barn, but unfortunately the house was too far gone prior to our arrival for us to stop. There was (1) fatality at the scene which is under investigation by the Morris County Prosecutors Office.



We would like to thank our Mutual Aid Fire Companies: Chester Fire, Pottersville Fire, Califon Fire, Budd Lake Fire, Lebanon Twp. Fire and Oldwick Fire for their assistance in the suppression of the fire and providing station coverage. The Long Valley First Aid Squad stood by the entire time for rehab and the Morris County OEM sent a warming bus for firefighters to warm up. The Washington Twp. Police, Morris County Sheriff’s Office and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office all worked with the investigation.

All Fire Units cleared the scene at 10:06 am the next morning.



Fairmount Fire Company expresses their deepest regrets and condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

 

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