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.

It's Not Easy Being A Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on May 1, 2019

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.


Washington Township Fire Receives Grant

Posted on September 6, 2018

This post is reprinted from Committeeman Matt Murello's Facebook page.

Washington Township and the Long Valley Fire Company No. 1, Schooley's Mounain Fire Co. 3, and Fairmount Fire Company No. 1 are excited to report that we were notified today that we were awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $457,000.00.

This grant will allow the upgrade of all Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) used by all of the township fire departments with modern equipment to keep our firefighters safe. This equipment moderation will benefit the residents of the Townhip and the surrouning communities that our volunteers serve through mutual aid agreements.

We are grateful to past Chief Keith Heimburg for his hard work on preparing the grant and the constant support and assistance from Congressman Leonard Lance. Washington Townshp is lucky to have such a strong representative in Washington as Congressman Lance,who is never afraid to work with others to beneft the residents of the 7th Congressional District.

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.