Hacklebarney Brush Fire

Posted on May 1, 2012

On Sunday, 4/29/2012 at 19:26 fire units from Chester and Fairmount were requested to respond to Hacklebarney State Park for a reported brush fire along the RED trail. Responding Chester and Fairmount fire units staged in the parking lot at the entrance to the park. The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service was requested to respond shortly after the Chester Fire Chief arrived and established command.  The NJFFS assumed command upon their arrival and started several backfires to control the initial fire. Fairmount units were released shortly after NJFFS arrived. Chester units remained on-scene as their brush truck was in the woods at the scene of the fire.  

Thank You!

Posted on May 19, 2012

The members of Fairmount Fire Company would like to thank the community for their continued support.  This past Sunday we held our last Pancake Breakfast of the season.  The following Saturday, our members gathered for a “Coin Toss” at the Route 512 & 517 intersection in Tewksbury.

Recently, funds raised from our annual Fund Drive, Pancake Breakfasts, and Coin Tosses have been used for purchasing and outfitting our Ford Expedition Command Vehicle, Ford F350 Utility Truck, equipping our 2003 Pierce Engine with a Compressed Air Foam System, building improvements, and utility expenses.

On June 9th, all three companies of the Washington Township Fire Department will be teaming up to hold a Spaghetti Dinner at Schooley’s Mountain Fire to support the Lightner Family of Long Valley.  Glenn Lightner is a 13 year old Long Valley Middle School student fighting anaplastic ependymoma grade three brain cancer in Belgium.  Funds will be used to offset over a hundred thousand dollars of medical expenses.  The event will be held between 5pm and 9pm.

Lightner Dinner Flyer

Fairmount Provides Mutual Aid To Peapack Gladstone

Posted on May 19, 2012

On Friday, May 18 at 18:19, Fairmount Fire was requested to respond to a structure fire in Peapack Gladstone with Tender 2-7. Fairmount was one of several tenders that responded from the area to provide water for the firefighting efforts. The neighborhood where the fire occurred had hydrants but first arriving units found low or no water pressure.

Bernardsville News Article