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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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 Department...
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!

Yesterday, the fine folks of HarborChase of Princeton provided a luncheon for us. They brought delicious food from Genna...
07/31/2020

Yesterday, the fine folks of HarborChase of Princeton provided a luncheon for us. They brought delicious food from Gennaro's Italian Market, Kingston along with beverages and dessert. We are thankful to David and Tracy for their generosity and the time they shared with us today.

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Life Member Betty Jane Adair. Betty Jane was our Fire Company's f...
07/30/2020

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Life Member Betty Jane Adair. Betty Jane was our Fire Company's first female member. She is the oldest daughter of Norman Luck, Sr.

Today, residents of the Princeton Walk Preserve provided lunch for the volunteer firefighters and EMTs of South Brunswic...
07/25/2020

Today, residents of the Princeton Walk Preserve provided lunch for the volunteer firefighters and EMTs of South Brunswick Township. The group provided pizzas, beverages and desserts for all who attended. The event was held at our firehouse.

We want to thank them for their generosity and community outreach. It was appreciated by all.

At 11:46 today (July 18) we were dispatched along with the Little Rocky Hill Fire Company (Station 41) for a reported br...
07/18/2020

At 11:46 today (July 18) we were dispatched along with the Little Rocky Hill Fire Company (Station 41) for a reported brush fire on Kingston-Rocky Hill Road. While enroute Chief 39 was advised by Somerset County Communications that the fire was located on the tow path between Kingston and Rocky Hill.

Chief 39 met with the individual who reported the call showed him the location, which was 1/2 mile in from Washington Road (Route 518). Special Services 39-6 along with New Jersey State Forest Service Brush A-13 were able to drive on the tow path to the fire. Crews were able to cut the trunk down, and then extinguished the fire utilizing Forest Service Brush A-13. In addition to Chief 39, Special Services #6 (39-6), and New Jersey Forest Fire Service Brush A-13, Kingston Deputy Chief 39, Engine #3 (39-3), and Little Rocky Hill Engine 41 responded. Rocky Hill Fire (Station 53) and Rocky Hill EMS were called due to the extreme heat conditions and the possible need for their "Gator.” Crews cleared the scene at 12:31.

At 16:02 today (July 10), we were dispatched on the 1st Alarm to assist Monmouth Junction Fire Department with a structu...
07/11/2020

At 16:02 today (July 10), we were dispatched on the 1st Alarm to assist Monmouth Junction Fire Department with a structure Fire on Fresh Ponds Road. Chief 240, Deputy Chief 250, Engine #5 (245), and Rescue #2 (242) responded. Crews were assigned to R.I.C. while Chief 240 was assigned Operations, and Deputy Chief 250 was assigned Safety by Command (Chief Scott Smith). Crews returned to our station at 17:49.

Today we celebrated Indepedence Day with a motorcade through our town.  We started this morning at our station where we ...
07/04/2020

Today we celebrated Indepedence Day with a motorcade through our town. We started this morning at our station where we honored our Nation's 244th birthday with the playing of our National Anthem. We then proceeded with the motorcade with all our emergency vehicles displaying Amercan flags. We ended the morning with an old fashioned barbecue at the firehouse. Special THANKS to all of the residents who came out to cheer us on.

Right At Home of Central New Jersey and HarborChase of Princeton hosted us for a Summer BBQ today.  We really appreciate...
07/03/2020

Right At Home of Central New Jersey and HarborChase of Princeton hosted us for a Summer BBQ today. We really appreciated their hospitality and a chance to meet some of the folks.

We thank them for the delicious food and conversation.

Keep safe and enjoy the fourth.
07/02/2020

Keep safe and enjoy the fourth.

As we get ready to celebrate our nation's independence, please be careful and obey the laws concerning fireworks that are illegal in New Jersey. We hope everyone has a very safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

At 11:31 today (July 1) we were dispatched to assist Monmouth Junction Fire Department for a car into a building with a ...
07/02/2020

At 11:31 today (July 1) we were dispatched to assist Monmouth Junction Fire Department for a car into a building with a ruptured natural gas line. Chief 240, Deputy Chief 250, Engine 245, Rescue 242 and Special Services 246 responded. The Engine stood by at the hydrant. Crews assisted with evacuation and checked adjacent units for any levels of natural gas present. We returned to our station at 14:00.

Our Officers and Members invite you to join us in celebrating our nation’s Independence this Saturday, July 4 beginning ...
06/29/2020

Our Officers and Members invite you to join us in celebrating our nation’s Independence this Saturday, July 4 beginning at 10:00 am. We will be using the following route to drive throughout our coverage area. Please gather in your front yards or safely off the street and maintain “social distance” from your neighbors. Flags and noisemakers are appropriate means of celebration but please leave fireworks to licensed professionals.

The motorcade route for our Independence Day Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 4.

We will leave the firehouse at 10:00 a.m. and head north on Route 27, right onto Spruce, left onto Brook Drive East, right onto Fairfield, left onto Schuh, left onto Kingston Terrace, right onto Route 27, right onto Raymond, right onto Cleveland , left onto Taylor, left onto Raymond, right onto Douglass, right onto Raymond, left onto Route 27, right onto Church, right onto Union, left onto Laurel, right onto Sycamore, right onto Union, left onto Shaw, right onto Route 27, left onto Academy, left onto Euclid, and left onto Heathcote Brook, ending at the firehouse.

Hope to see you as we pass by!!!

06/23/2020

While we were out training during our monthly drill, we took a moment to join the South Brunswick “Clap Out” this evening. We celebrate the last day of school and wish the best to all graduating seniors. Congratulations to all those advancing to their new schools.

On Friday, June 19 we helped the 8th Grade graduates of the Ying-Hua International School celebrate their graduation.  D...
06/22/2020

On Friday, June 19 we helped the 8th Grade graduates of the Ying-Hua International School celebrate their graduation. Deputy Chief 39, Engine #1, Engine #3, and Engine #5 led the drive by procession past the school as parents, staff, and local residents joined in with their vehicles to celebrate this milestone.
We congratulate the graduates, and wish them much success in their future endeavors.

Today our members were treated to a meal from a Kingston couple who prefer to remain anonymous.  The meal was prepared b...
06/19/2020

Today our members were treated to a meal from a Kingston couple who prefer to remain anonymous. The meal was prepared by Gennaro's Italian Market in Kingston and was individually wrapped so the members could enjoy it with their families. We truly appreciate the couple's thoughtfulness and generosity. Thank you!

AU REVOIR ET MERCI BEAUCOUP!!Today was Firefighter Andre Barreales's last day with us. Andre was a firefighter in his na...
06/17/2020

AU REVOIR ET MERCI BEAUCOUP!!
Today was Firefighter Andre Barreales's last day with us. Andre was a firefighter in his native France before moving to Kingston last summer. He joined us in the Fall of 2019 and obtained his New Jersey Firefighter certification in February 2020. We really have appreciated his service with us. Today, he returns to his home in France. The "Brotherhood/Sisterhood of Firefighters" is a strong bond that is shared around the world.

If you would like to experience that Brotherhood/Sisterhood camaraderie, consider joining our ranks.

Again to Andre and his family, Au Revoir et Merci Beaucoup (Goodbye and Thank you so much!)

At 15:29 today (June 15) we were dispatched for a reported chimney fire on Kingsland Circle. Engine #5 (245) arrived at ...
06/16/2020

At 15:29 today (June 15) we were dispatched for a reported chimney fire on Kingsland Circle. Engine #5 (245) arrived at 15:34 and reported heavy smoke pushing from the roof and requested a full First Alarm. Chief 240 arrived 1 minute later and took command. Crews made their way to the roof and found heavy smoke and fire. Kendall Park Ladder 223 arrived and put their ladder to the roof. Crews stretched hose lines to the roof and to the second floor. Monmouth Junction Engine 204 stretched a supply line from the hydrant and supplied Engine 245. Command requested a 2nd Alarm at this time. South Brunswick Police evacuated all of the neighboring structures.

Responding to the fire were Kingston Chief 240, Deputy Chief 250, Engine # 5 (245), Engine #3 (243), Engine #4 (244), Rescue #2 (242), Utility #7 (247), and Special Services #6 (246), Kendall Park Chief 220, Deputy Chief 230, Ladder 223, Engine 221, Brush 224, Monmouth Junction Chief 200, Deputy Chief 210, Engine 204, Tower 201, Support Unit 207, Plainsboro Chief 49, Tower 49, Special Services 49, Little Rocky Hill Engine 41, Rocky Hill Engine 53-1, North Brunswick #3 Squad 3, Cranbury Tower 48, South Brunswick EMS, Plainsboro EMS, Princeton EMS, and North Brunswick EMS Rehab unit. Also on the scene was O.E.M. Fire Cordinator 290, South Brunswick Police and South Brunswick Fire Safety. The Kingston Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary brought food to the scene.

Montgomery Township Fire Company #2, Griggstown Fire Company, Jamesburg Fire Company and Franklin Park Fire Company covered the Township during the call. All units cleared the scene by 19:53.

We want to thank everyone for their assistance on this call. It was much appreciated.

Today we were treated twice to treats.  This morning PJ's Pancake House and Bakery in Kingston treated the staff with de...
06/02/2020

Today we were treated twice to treats. This morning PJ's Pancake House and Bakery in Kingston treated the staff with delicious treats for their service to the community. This afternoon Alfonso Berrios of Cub Scout Pack 98 and his family stopped by the station. He stopped to help us clean Engine #5 as a service project to assist us keeping everything clean during the COVID-19 situation. He and his family also brought cookies for our members to share. It is great to be part of such a caring community. We thank everyone for their support.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 193 of Plainsboro donated face masks to our Fire Company today.  They made the face masks for...
06/01/2020

Members of Boy Scout Troop 193 of Plainsboro donated face masks to our Fire Company today. They made the face masks for us to provide our members with protection during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We are grateful for their thoughtfulness and generosity.

Pictured are Boy Scout Ajit Kandasamy and Chief George Luck Jr.

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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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