Tewksbury Township Structure Fire 4/6/2012

Posted on April 7, 2012

The volunteer firefighters were toned out at 23:04 on 4/6/2012 for a reported deck fire at 78 Sutton Road. In route to the fire, the call was updated to a fully involved structure fire. Califon Chief Bill Kibler established command for the incident and verified that all residents had evacuated the structure. Fairmount Chief Dave Steinel acted as the Operations Officer.  The Califon Fire company attack engine was positioned on the front lawn and executed an interior attack on the second floor through the front door of the home. Fairmount's attack engine was positioned at the rear of the home and made an aggressive interior attack on the first floor. Through the efforts of both attack teams, damage to the structure was limited.

Fairmount Tender 2-7 was positioned in the driveway and fed water to both attack engines. Tender 2-7 was resupplied with water from Oldwick and Lebanon Borough tenders.

The following units responded to the scene: Fairmount, Califon, Lebanon Borough, Long Valley (air truck); High Bridge (RIT) , Oldwick, Tewksbury Rescue, Califon Rescue.

Photographs will be posted when available

Hunterdon County Democrat Article

Newest NorthSTAR Helicopter

Posted on April 25, 2012

On 4/24/2012, Fairmount Fire was requested to establish a landing zone for a medical evacuation at the Tewksbury Municipal Building landing zone. The NJ State Police responded with the newest NorthSTAR (Northern Shock-Trauma Air Rescue) helicopter. The helicopter is part of a fleet of 4 new Agusta AW-139 medevac aircraft. This is the first time we have seen this new helicopter in our area.