A History of Our Company.
The Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company was incorporated in 1926 with a membership of 20 Volunteers. The land on which house #1 now stands, was donated by William Gross, a charter member of the fire company. The first building was a 12'x 15' tin shed, which was used to house a hand drawn chemical wagon obtained from the Morgan Munitions Plant.
In 1932, a building was purchased from the Crescent Sportsman Club, and moved to the site of the shed, to house the 1917 Model T fire truck, purchased from the Leonardo Fire Dept. In 1937, a 1931 Chevy fire engine was purchased from New Jersey Fire Equipment Company. This truck remained in service until 1950, when an addition was put on the building to house a new International Pumper(201).
In 1959, when another 750gpm pumper (203) was ordered, a completely new firehouse was built. This was dedicated in May of 1960. In 1961 another pumper (202) was put into service, then in 1965, when a decision was made to order an 85' aerial ladder truck (204), an extension was built and the building was enlarged.
In 1969, a 4 wheel drive pickup was ordered for use as a utility vehicle. This vehicle was later adapted with a slide-on-pump for use as a brush truck (206).
In 1971, we acquired a 1000gpm pumper (207) and a station wagon for the Cheif's car (209). In 1976, we received our Rescue and Squad Truck, (205).
The fire house on highway 516 was built in 1967 to protect the rapidly growing Lakeridge area. It remained empty due to the lack of manpower, until early in 1969, when a recruiting drive with the help of local newspapers netted us the neucleus of our fire fighting crew of "Engine Two".
Station 3 opened in the late 1970's in a building that was originally a church. Due to the size and the age/condition of the building in the mid 1990's the fire company replaced the old church building with a modern, steel construction building.
Mission: We, The Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company, are Fire District #2 and our objectives are to keep you and your family safe, keep your possessions safe, and maintain stability in the community.
Come out to vote in favor of our budget and help us help you! We protect you 24/7, 365 days a year!
Please come out on Saturday, 2/15/2020, from 2pm - 9pm, to our Fire Commisoners Office located at 3098 Route 516, Old Bridge, to vote to approve our budget!
**You must live in Old Bridge Fire District #2 and be a registered voter**
Please help us help you in an emergency! Make sure you have large, easy to read address numbers visible from the roadway.
A lack of visible address numbers on houses is adding precious seconds to their response times.
Help out our brothers at LHFD on their fundraiser.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to make your significant other happy than with some roses!
Our 5th Annual Valentine’s Day Rose Sale will be taking place on Thursday 2/13 and Friday 2/14.
Stop by and pick up some roses for that special someone, while helping your local fire department raise money!
Commissioners of Fire District #1
After an all night battle was held by multiple fire companies from all around the area. This morning things looks to be in the firefighter's favor. Large scale damage remains from the battle the was waged. Multiple structures have sustained damage from the inferno.
I would like to remind everyone just how important our community's "Volunteer" firefighters are. Without the large scale deployment of these dedicated Volunteer firefighters from many communities. The devastation would have been much worse.
So, the next time you see a fund raiser or a firefighter out in the street with a boot. Please support them. The give all and risk all for you and the community.
But, the most important thing is. if you want to be a firefighter ask a firefighter how to join. If you have high school students, get them involved in a junior firefighter program. Nothing looks better on a college application then community service. Get involved today, to make a better and safer tomorrow. 🚒🏪
IAFF Local 3311 - Old Bridge Twp. Career Firefighters
Yesterday, Local 3311 members along with the Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company responded as mutual aid to Woodbridge Township for a large fire at a recycling center. The crew operated for about 12 hours, and were utilized as a fill station for the responding water tenders. Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company
Santa would like to thank the residents of Old Bridge Township Fire District 2 for another great year. Unfortunately, mother nature wasn't cooperating the best with us. We did the best we could to spread the Christmas spirit.
Santa has arrived and crews are going out now!
We are sorry to announce that due to heavy rain expected tonight Santa will not be visiting Fire District 2 this evening.
Santa will be watching the forecast overnight and make every effort to resume his tour tomorrow morning.
There is no street schedule so please listen for the sirens and music announcing his arrival in your neighborhood.
A burglary to Rahway Fire Department New Jersey. Please help them out to solve this case!
*** Update*** Thank you for all of the shares and tips! As a result of your help, two of the four suspects have turned themselves in and are cooperating fully with our investigation. The initial report indicated that the suspects used the credit card to purchase gasoline. Further investigation revealed that this is not accurate. We are still in the process of investigating this incident, and hope to bring it to a complete resolution quickly. We appreciate your support and assistance.
The Rahway Police Department is actively investigating a burglary to Rahway Fire Headquarters that occurred in the early morning hours of November 29, 2019.
Video cameras from inside the fire station captured the images of the four male suspects, who appear to be in their early 20s. The men arrogantly entered fire headquarters through an open door while the firemen were out on an emergency call. The suspects lingered in the bay area, and even pointed to the surveillance cameras. They then rummaged through the offices and building, and left before emergency personnel returned from the call. The suspects stole one of the fire fighter’s jacket that contained his keys, wallet, cash and credit cards.
We are seeking the public’s assistance in helping to identify the four men. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rahway Police Department TIPS line at 732/ 388-1553
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We are always looking for more volunteers (18 years old and older)! Come help serve and protect your community! All training will be provided to you free of charge!
Ever wonder what it takes to become a firefighter? From the gear (175 lbs.) and the training (200 hours), to practicing in 90+ degree heat… here is an inside look at Firefighter I training at the Middlesex County Fire Academy.
Town of Westfield, NJ Police Department
This year we have posted twice about the NJ “Move Over” Law.
The first post was various emergency vehicles from around the country. Then it moved closer to us with a fire department first responder vehicle in Pennsylvania.
This week it struck the county next to us, Essex County, with a horrific crash.
Troopers from the New Jersey State Police were already on scene on Route 280 in West Orange investigating a motor vehicle crash with injuries, along with an ambulance and fire engine from West Orange Fire Department. Reports from on scene indicate that a dump truck then crashed into the existing crash scene injuring 3 troopers, 5 firefighters and multiple pedestrians. Thankfully, everyone survived both crashes.
Middlesex - Old Bridge - Morningside Dr - 2nd Alarm - FD on scene with a well involved residential fire
Garden State Emergency Vehicles
A few action shots of @code3inc equipped Ford Expeditions taken by @demonracer2_erv 🚨 The first is Cheesequake Fire’s twin Ford Expeditions recently built by Emergency Services Systems. The second is one of 10 Ford Expeditions recently built by Vineland Auto Electric! and if you don’t follow @demonracer2_erv get over to his page and start!!!!
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After an Emergency
🚫Generators, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices should never be used inside a home, basement, garage, or camper – or even outside near an open window.
🔋Every home should have at least one working carbon monoxide (CO) detector. The detector’s batteries should be checked at least twice annually, at the same time smoke detector batteries are checked.
☎️If CO poisoning is suspected, call 911 or the New Jersey Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222 or consult a health care professional right away.
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South Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company
Hey Old Bridge Residents! Did you know our library is a cooling center? If you know someone without air conditioning, have them hang out at our public library to keep cool in the scorching temps this weekend. Also, be aware of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and those at the highest risk. For more information contact our emergency operations center at 732-721-5600 ext. 3070, 3071, or 3072 or write to them at [email protected]. Stay cool this weekend! 🔥🌡
Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary
Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!
113 State Route 34 Old Bridge, NJ
Become a Volunteer Firefighter, a Junior Firefighter, or a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary ages 16 and up! No experience is necessary. The Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company will provide all necessary training and equipment at no cost to you. You will quickly experience the comradely of being involved with the fire company while providing a valuable and rewarding service to our community.
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Thank you to all the veterans!
2014 08-25 CVFC Assisting OBPD In The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge