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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.


 

Always A Firefighter

Posted on September 9, 2017

Fairmount Firefighters Receive Lifesaving Award

Posted on May 11, 2017

Four firefighters from Fairmount Fire Company #1 received a lifesaving award from the 200 Club of Hunterdon County on 5/10/2017. The award was presented to recognize their actions in saving a patient involved in a motor vehicle accident on February 20, 2016.

The recipients are: Robert Cline Sr, Robert Cline Jr, Cory Waller and Sawyer Waller. This team provided critical patient care for a bicyclist that was reportedly stuck by an automobile prior to the arrival of EMS personnel.

Fairmount Fire was requested to establish a medevac landing zone for a victim of an automobile accident. The victim was reported to be riding a bicycle that was stuck by an automobile.  Initial radio reports indicated that the victim was severely injured. The team responded to the firehouse and several had been monitoring their radio scanners and noted that no EMS units had yet responded. The group decided to take a quicker vehicle to respond to the patient. A second crew established the landing zone.

Once on scene, Firefighter/EMT Robert Cline Jr took over patient care. His initial assessment showed the patient was unconscious with massive facial trauma and a compromised airway. The team was able to clear the airway and ventilate him allowing him to breathe again. The Tewksbury First Aid squad arrived shortly thereafter and took over patient care.

The actions of the Fairmount team saved the patient’s life. The situational awareness of the severity of the patient’s condition and the lack of any rescue squad(s) on the road led them to make a decision to respond with a quicker vehicle to render aid to the victim in a timely manner. The patient made it to the hospital alive so doctors had a chance to save him due to the quick thinking and training of this team.

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