Kingston Volunteer Fire Department #1

Kingston Volunteer Fire Department #1 If you are interested in helping your community, please contact us at (609) 924-1181 or visit our website at www.kingstonfireco.com for more information.
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Kingston Volunteer Fire Department #1 congratulates Chief George T Luck, Jr upon his retirement December 31, 2020 from t...
12/31/2020

Kingston Volunteer Fire Department #1 congratulates Chief George T Luck, Jr upon his retirement December 31, 2020 from the office of Chief of our department. Chief George Luck Jr has served four separate terms with our department as Chief for a total of 23 years leading our department over the course of his more than 54 years in the fire service. His many hours of commitment to the Kingston community, his exemplary leadership to our members and the countless hours he has contributed in volunteer service are all to be commended. Although George will continue his work as a volunteer firefighter in Kingston, we wish him well in his retirement as Chief. We trust George, his wife Carol and their family will enjoy the free time provided in his retirement as Chief.

We were honored to be a part of the Christmas Parade held at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center at Plainsboro this e...
12/19/2020

We were honored to be a part of the Christmas Parade held at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center at Plainsboro this evening. We decorated Engine #4 (244) with holiday lights and even had one of Santa's elves join us. We were happy to be able to say THANK YOU to the Healthcare workers and staff at the Medical Center.

Our volunteers were proud participants...
12/19/2020

Our volunteers were proud participants...

In a surprise and tremendous show of support, local first responders from throughout the greater central New Jersey region returned to honor our Healthcare Heroes and patients with a socially-distanced visit from Santa this evening! We are so inspired and moved by this thoughtful gesture. Thank you! We appreciate you and your unwavering dedication to our community.

The Officers and Members of Kingston Volunteer Fire Company #1 and Kingston Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary mourn the pass...
12/14/2020

The Officers and Members of Kingston Volunteer Fire Company #1 and Kingston Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary mourn the passing of Life Member Joan Eisenmann. We remember with thanks her commitment and service to the Kingston community.

12/08/2020

For those that missed our Santa Drive Thru event on December 5, don’t forget to join us at our holiday event next year. The Ladies Auxiliary’s tremendous hard work paid off as over 100 cars drove through, providing us an overwhelming supply of food donations. Special thanks to Tracy Frederick and HarborChase of Princeton for the proceeds from wreath sales and dinner!

Here is a video of the path through our decorations. Thank you all for participating, donating and attending this event. It was a great success!!!

Carol Luck, representing the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company delivered non-perishable food items...
12/08/2020

Carol Luck, representing the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company delivered non-perishable food items to the South Brunswick Food Pantry today. The Auxiluary received enough donated food to fill the back of our Special Services #6. The food was collected from those who attended the "Santa and Mrs. Claus Drive-through on December 5. They also received $85.00 in cash for the Food Bank. The Auxiluary and Fire Company wish to thank all who attended for their generous donations.

On Sunday evening, December 6 we used Engine #5 (245) to provide lights for the parking lot at the Annual Kingston Tree ...
12/07/2020

On Sunday evening, December 6 we used Engine #5 (245) to provide lights for the parking lot at the Annual Kingston Tree Lighting Ceremony. The tree lighting is sponsored every year by the Kingston Historical Society. We were happy to assist in keeping everyone safe.

The Kingston Ladies Auxiliary hosted a Drive Through visit with Santa and Mrs Claus on Saturday, December 5. 110 carload...
12/06/2020

The Kingston Ladies Auxiliary hosted a Drive Through visit with Santa and Mrs Claus on Saturday, December 5. 110 carloads of adults and children came by and enjoyed the festive event. Donations of food were accepted for Local Food banks. If you enjoy our video please make a donation to your local food bank and leave us a comment with details please.

https://youtu.be/ddJ8Q_IsPU8

Kingston Ladies Auxiliary Drive Through Visit withSanta and Mrs Claus happening now (December 5) from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. h...
12/05/2020
12/5/2020 - Christmas Drive Thru

Kingston Ladies Auxiliary Drive Through Visit withSanta and Mrs Claus happening now (December 5) from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

https://youtu.be/r0yEcwVpG18

Kingston Volunteer Fire Company and the Ladies Auxiliary welcome South Brunswick and Franklin Township residents to come say hi to Santa!

REMINDER - DRIVE THROUGH VISIT WITH SANTA AND MRS CLAUS ON Saturday, December 5 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Rain or Shine!R...
12/03/2020

REMINDER - DRIVE THROUGH VISIT WITH SANTA AND MRS CLAUS ON Saturday, December 5 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Rain or Shine!

ROAD CLOSURES:
o Heathcote Road between Ridge Road and Route 27 (Main Street)
o Euclid Avenue between Prospect Street and Heathcote Road

Directions to “DRIVE THROUGH VISIT WITH SANTA AND MRS CLAUS”

o From Ridge Road make a right on to Academy Street and then turn right onto Euclid Avenue. Proceed to Prospect Street road block for access and continue as directed to make a left on to Heathcote Road. You will be making a right into the driveway along the right side of the Firehouse.

o From Route 27 (Main Street) turn on to Academy Street and then turn left onto Euclid Avenue. Proceed to Prospect Street road block for access and continue as directed to make a left on to Heathcote Road. You will be making a right into the driveway along the right side of the Firehouse.

o All vehicles will make a right on to Heathcote Road when leaving the Firehouse to return home.

REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LETTER TO SANTA FOR OUR “SPECIAL DELIVERY” MAILBOX. Please include an email or mailing address for a special response from Santa!

The three South Brunswick Fire Districts have been successful in selling the Fire Safety House through a government bid ...
11/30/2020

The three South Brunswick Fire Districts have been successful in selling the Fire Safety House through a government bid process.
The three Fire Districts had purchased the Surrey Fire Safery House brand new in 1996.
The trailer was operated by all three South Brunswick Fire Departments (Kendall Park, Kungston, and Monmouth Junction)
This trailer was used at Fire Department Fire Prevention Open Houses, and taken to the Township Elementary schools for many years, along with other events.

Thousands of children and adults were taught many fire safety tips in this "house".
This trailer served all three Fire Districts and Fire Departments well for 25 years.

At 14:00 today (November 20), we were dispatched on the first alarm of a two alarm fire to assist Kendall Park Fire Comp...
11/21/2020

At 14:00 today (November 20), we were dispatched on the first alarm of a two alarm fire to assist Kendall Park Fire Company at a structure fire on Richford Road. We responded with Chief 240, Deputy Chief 250, Engine #5 (245), Engine #3 (243), Rescue #2 (242) and Special Services #6 (246).

Chief 240 was assigned Safety, Deputy Chief 250 had Accountability, and Engine #5 had the hydrant and was the attack Engine.

Crews assisted with fire attack, extinguishment, and overhaul. Rescue #2 filled Scott air bottles.
All units returned to our station at 16:59.

Great job by all on the scene.

11/16/2020
At 14:08 today (November 12) we were dispatched for a Motor Vehicle Crash on Ridge Road near Route 1 with a vehicle smok...
11/13/2020

At 14:08 today (November 12) we were dispatched for a Motor Vehicle Crash on Ridge Road near Route 1 with a vehicle smoking..
Upon arrival it was determined that the smoke was actuall6steam from a damaged radiator. This crash involved 5 vehicles with two "head on". There were only two minor injuries. Fire Company crews secured the power to two vehicles, spread speedy dry on the anti-freeze spill and assisted with traffic control. Chief 240, Engine #5 (245) and Rescue #2 (242) responded.
South Brunswick Police and South Brunswick EMS were also on the scene. We returned to our station at 14:48.

The three Fire Districts in South Brunswick Township have agreed to sell their jointly owned Fire Safety House. A centra...
11/12/2020
Surrey 29-Foot Fire Safety Education Trailer - govdeals.com

The three Fire Districts in South Brunswick Township have agreed to sell their jointly owned Fire Safety House. A central component to providing hands on training to the citizens of South Brunswick Township for many years by all three township fire companies- Kingston, Kendall Park and Monmouth Junction.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=12&acctid=6845

GovDeals is the place to bid on government surplus and unclaimed property including heavy equipment, cars, trucks, buses, airplanes, and so much more.

We congratulate Firefighter Cris Armenti for successfully completing Firefighter II at the Somerset County Fire Academy....
11/02/2020

We congratulate Firefighter Cris Armenti for successfully completing Firefighter II at the Somerset County Fire Academy. He completed 120 hours of training in such subjects as; Flammable Gas Fires, Confined Space, Advanced Forcible Entry, Motor Vehicle Extrication, R.I.T., Firefighter Survival, and High Rise Fires, along with other subjects. We really appreciate his perseverance and dedication.

10/31/2020
Today, October 24 we attended the Fall Arts Festival sponsored by the Kingston United Methodist Church. We were happy to...
10/24/2020

Today, October 24 we attended the Fall Arts Festival sponsored by the Kingston United Methodist Church.
We were happy to be a part of this wonderful event!

In celebrating this year’s Halloween, HarborChase of Princeton, Platinum Home Care of Monroe, NJ, and Holisticare Hospic...
10/22/2020

In celebrating this year’s Halloween, HarborChase of Princeton, Platinum Home Care of Monroe, NJ, and Holisticare Hospice sponsored a special visit from Mr Softee NJ at our station. We want to thank them all for inviting us to this sweet treat, and as they stated, “Without the tricks!”

Today the staff at Princeton Detox and Recovery Center stopped by our station to say "Thank You" for all the help we hav...
10/19/2020

Today the staff at Princeton Detox and Recovery Center stopped by our station to say "Thank You" for all the help we have provided them this year. They brought a large tray of pretzels from the Philadelphia Pretzel Factory along with cupcakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes. We are grateful for their thoughtfulness and the very tasty treats.

At 01:37 this morning (October 16), we were dispatched on the First Alarm to assist the Monmouth Junction Fire Departmen...
10/16/2020

At 01:37 this morning (October 16), we were dispatched on the First Alarm to assist the Monmouth Junction Fire Department on a structure Fire on Georges Road in Dayton. This fire went to a Second Alarm.

Crews assisted with fire suppression and overhaul. We cleared the scene at 04:27. Chief 240, Deputy Chief 250, Engine #5 (245) and Rescue #2 (242) responded.

On Monday (October 5) we visited the Ying Hua International School in town to display our Chief's vehicle, Rescue #2 and...
10/07/2020

On Monday (October 5) we visited the Ying Hua International School in town to display our Chief's vehicle, Rescue #2 and Engine #5.

We gave the staff individually wrapped fire prevention material to be handed out to the students.

The students also had the opportunity to come outside and walk around the apparatus to see the equipment.

National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 4 through 10,
with this year's theme being "Serve Up Fire Safety In The Kitchen."

Today (October 4) is National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day, a time for us as a Nation to reflect on the 82 Firefight...
10/04/2020

Today (October 4) is National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day, a time for us as a Nation to reflect on the 82 Firefighters who died in the Line Of Duty in 2019. We gathered this morning to have a brief ceremony to honor their memory. We concluded our ceremony with the ringing of the bells, as part of "Bells Across America For Fallen Firefighters". The tradition of the ringing of the bells signifies that the Firefighter has answered their Final Call.

We are pleased to announce that probationary member Tyler S. Steinfeld has successfully completed his Firefighter I trai...
10/03/2020

We are pleased to announce that probationary member Tyler S. Steinfeld has successfully completed his Firefighter I training. Firefighter Steinfeld received his training at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville, New Jersey. In addition to his training as a Firefighter he also was awarded Certificates in Haz-Mat Level I - Awareness, Haz-Mat Level I - Operational, and Developmental Awareness Training For NJ Emergency Rrsponders. We are proud to welcome him as a Certified New Jersey Firefighter. CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done.

Today, October 1, members of the South Brunswick Scool District Staff stopped by our station to thank us for our service...
10/01/2020

Today, October 1, members of the South Brunswick Scool District Staff stopped by our station to thank us for our service. They brought with them a large amount of snacks for us to enjoy. Many of these are energy snacks, which will be a real benefit during emergency responses or training exercises. We extend a heartfelt thanks to South Brunswick Education for their thoughtfulness. We are also thankful to them for the work they do in our community in making sure our children get a quality education.

Today (September 27), we attended the New Jersey Fire Museum Open House and the New Jersey Fallen Firefighter Memorial S...
09/27/2020

Today (September 27), we attended the New Jersey Fire Museum Open House and the New Jersey Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service.

We took Engine #1 our 1939 Ward La France engine to display. While there, we saw our 1943 American La France/Ford Engine that we donated to the museum.

Kingston Volunteer Fire Company joined an Encouragement Parade for Tyler Odman (age 4) who was recently diagnosed with S...
09/26/2020

Kingston Volunteer Fire Company joined an Encouragement Parade for Tyler Odman (age 4) who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Hepatoblastoma, a rare childhood liver cancer. Tyler and his brother Chase are twin sons of Firefighter Jason Odman and his wife Heather. Jason began his service as a volunteer firefighter with Kingston and continues to serve as a volunteer with Plainsboro Fire Company.

For complete news coverage of the event please visit:
https://midjersey.news/2020/09/25/police-and-firefighters-have-siren-parade-to-support-child-with-stage-4-cancer/?fbclid=IwAR2mnrP1RPUkXENvwY7Fh4H1_FOrrlv8bivnn7kwxvCeJIZDxWv6JMEK_h8

Tyler’s mom, Heather, is the niece of Chief George Luck, Jr and President David Luck and they would like to share with you the GoFundMe page setup to help cover the ongoing expenses for Tyler’s cancer treatments through The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/tyler039s-tribe?pc=fb_co_campmgmtbnr_w&rcid=r01-160082271561-47d4e98cf5f147d2&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bbanner&fbclid=IwAR3LMph-2ZBAvKsOP372vZR391jCjGwQM1tlRMEYQ2zgIGoiL5wKnK3gUaU

We want to express our sincere thanks to the citizens of Kingston who are providing food and beverages for our members a...
09/19/2020

We want to express our sincere thanks to the citizens of Kingston who are providing food and beverages for our members at the Kingston Deli and Cafe. We were informed by the Deli that several citizens, who wish to remain anonymous, have given donations to provide this for us. We are extremely grateful for their generosity and thoughtfulness.

We are truly blessed to serve in such a wonderful and caring community.

Today the Co-Advisors of the South Brunswick High School Interact Club stopped by our station on behalf of the Club to d...
09/15/2020

Today the Co-Advisors of the South Brunswick High School Interact Club stopped by our station on behalf of the Club to drop off water bottles to our members. The South Brunswick Viking bottles were a thank-you for being essential members of the community.

We appreciate their thoughtfulness.

This morning we took time to reflect on the event nineteen years ago. We will never forget those who went to work and ne...
09/11/2020

This morning we took time to reflect on the event nineteen years ago. We will never forget those who went to work and never returned home to their families and friends. May they rest in peace.

https://youtu.be/blju0tR8AvQ

Never forget...
09/10/2020

Never forget...

At 00:09 this morning (August 30), we were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash involving a rollover with entrapment on ...
08/30/2020

At 00:09 this morning (August 30), we were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash involving a rollover with entrapment on Route 1 North near the Extended Stay hotel. Arriving crews found two vehicles involved in the crash with a Jeep on its side with the driver entrapped. Crews quickly stabilized the vehicle and then removed the windshield in order to extricate the victim.

Responding were Chief 240, Deputy Chief 250, Engine #5 (245), Rescue #2 (242), South Brunswick Police, South Brunswick E.M.S., and Capitol Health paramedics.

We were dispatched at 17:16 for a fire in an electric box outside of the DoubleTree Hotel on Route 1. Deputy Chief 250 a...
08/25/2020

We were dispatched at 17:16 for a fire in an electric box outside of the DoubleTree Hotel on Route 1. Deputy Chief 250 arrived to find an electric box burning about 20 feet from the building.

Investigation showed that the fire had originated in the main transformer box for the hotel and put smoke into the first floor of the building. The building was evacuated, and Kendall Park Fire Company was requested to assist.

Also responding was Chief 240, Engine #3 (243), Engine #5 (245), Rescue #2 (242), Chief 220, Deputy Chief 230, Ladder 223, and Special Services 227. Crews cleared the scene at 19:00. Also responding was O.E.M. Fire Coordinator 290, South Brunswick Police, South Brunswick E.M.S., South Brunswick Fire Safety and Public Service Electric and Gas.

We thank everyone for their assistance.

On Tuesday, August 4 we provided Final Honors for our departed member Betty Jane Luck Adair.  Firefighter Adair was our ...
08/05/2020

On Tuesday, August 4 we provided Final Honors for our departed member Betty Jane Luck Adair. Firefighter Adair was our first female firefighter joining our Company in October 1979. She quickly demonstrated her dedication and commitment to the fire service. She was awarded her "Life Member" status in 2005. She will be missed. Rest In Peace Sister!

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8 Heathcote Road, Kingston, NJ 08528
Kingston, NJ
08528

General information

Our primary service area is the Village of Kingston, NJ. This small village is approximately 5 square miles and divided into two different townships (South Brunswick and Franklin) and two different counties (Middlesex and Somerset). In addition, we provide mutual-aid service to our surrounding neighbors in Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset Counties. Operating out of a single station, which is located at 6 Heathcote Road in Kingston, New Jersey, our apparatus list includes three engines, one rescue, two command vehicles, one utility, and one boat. We are funded by the Board of Fire Commissioners of South Brunswick Township, Fire District #3, http://sbfiredistrict3.com/. 2019 LINE OFFICERS Chief - George Luck, Jr. Deputy Chief - John Luck Captain - Robert Weissman Captain - Chris Ciabattone Lieutenant - Agostino Racanti 2019 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS President - Patti Shennard Vice President - David Luck Treasurer - Steven Monobianco Secretary - Cheng-Yu Lee Assistant Secretary - Tyler Steinfeld

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