Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company

Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Old Bridge Township NJ Fire District #2
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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.

IAFF Local 3311 - Old Bridge Twp. Career Firefighters
12/18/2019

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

12/15/2019

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.

12/14/2019

Santa has arrived and crews are going out now!

12/13/2019

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!
11/30/2019

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.
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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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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CVFC!!
11/28/2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CVFC!!

11/25/2019
ABC News

Be very careful this Thanksgiving!

HOLIDAY WARNING: Firefighters around the country demonstrate the dangers of improperly frying a turkey ahead of Thanksgiving. abcn.ws/2BacQDw

Jamesburg Fire Department
11/23/2019

Jamesburg Fire Department

11/11/2019

Thank you to all the veterans!

Thank you to Steven Pow Photography for taking these pictures and videos of our 2019 Open House on 10/12/2019.
11/06/2019

Thank you to Steven Pow Photography for taking these pictures and videos of our 2019 Open House on 10/12/2019.

Thank you to Steven Pow Photography for taking these pictures and videos of our 2019 Open House on 10/12/2019.

Don't forget tonight! Change your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors!
11/02/2019

Don't forget tonight! Change your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors!

CVFC responded.
10/31/2019

CVFC responded.

CVFC responded to a truck fire.
10/29/2019

CVFC responded to a truck fire.

Our annual open house is going on until 4:00 today. Firefighting demonstrations, tour the trucks and firehouse, bounce h...
10/12/2019

Our annual open house is going on until 4:00 today. Firefighting demonstrations, tour the trucks and firehouse, bounce house, food, ice cream and more.

10/11/2019
10/10/2019
10/09/2019
10/08/2019
Thoughts and prayers for our brothers, sisters, family, and friends in this tragic incident. (CVFC luckily was not invol...
09/15/2019

Thoughts and prayers for our brothers, sisters, family, and friends in this tragic incident. (CVFC luckily was not involved)

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved in the deck collapse in Wildwood during the Fireman's Convention.

CVFC Rescue 205 responded to NYC on a cover assignment for FDNY on 9/11/2001.*Editted*Remember our former member Keith R...
09/11/2019

CVFC Rescue 205 responded to NYC on a cover assignment for FDNY on 9/11/2001.

*Editted*
Remember our former member Keith Roma who was serving with the New York Fire Patrol that day, he was never recovered.

9/1/2019, Knights Of The Inferno 9/11 Memorial Ride stopped at CVFC Station #1 and Truck 204 flew the American flag.
09/05/2019

9/1/2019, Knights Of The Inferno 9/11 Memorial Ride stopped at CVFC Station #1 and Truck 204 flew the American flag.

09/04/2019
Just Stop.

Tomorrow is the first day of school. Make sure you drive extra carefully and obey all traffic laws including stopping for school buses so everyone gets home safe!

School Bus Stop Sign Safety Awareness Campaign

Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary
09/02/2019

Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

08/03/2019
Middlesex County NJ

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
08/01/2019

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.

Please slow down! Please move over!

For additional information about NJ's Move Over law, please visit www.nj.gov/oag/hts/move-over-law/index2.html

#MoveOver

Make sure you close your bedroom doors!
07/31/2019

Make sure you close your bedroom doors!

Proof that closing your bedroom door before you fall asleep makes a difference.

CVFC retired Engine 202 testing dry hydrants tonight in Ohio at it's new home. Deck gun working good!
07/30/2019

CVFC retired Engine 202 testing dry hydrants tonight in Ohio at it's new home. Deck gun working good!

07/30/2019
Central Jersey Fire Buffs

CVFC Engine 202 responded on a cover assignment.

Middlesex - Old Bridge - Morningside Dr - 2nd Alarm - FD on scene with a well involved residential fire

Garden State Emergency Vehicles
07/24/2019

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
07/23/2019

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.

👉For more information check out https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/cofacts.html or https://www.cdc.gov/es/disasters/cofacts.html en Español (Spanish)

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#BlackOut
#SummerSafety
#CarbonMonoxide

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South Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company
07/19/2019

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
07/04/2019

Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary

Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!

A few pictures courtesy of Andrew Sullivan from Station 42 Photography.
06/28/2019

A few pictures courtesy of Andrew Sullivan from Station 42 Photography.

Congratulations to former CVFC member Kevin Drew on his graduation from Wilmington Fire Department’s recruit academy. Be...
06/01/2019

Congratulations to former CVFC member Kevin Drew on his graduation from Wilmington Fire Department’s recruit academy. Best of luck on your assignment and stay safe.

Today the WFD 40th Recruit Academy graduated and were given their assignments. Outstanding job recruits be safe. #FIGHTIN40TH

Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary
05/28/2019

Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary

We are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice of those who died for the Unites States of America. Their courage and dedication will never be forgotten.

05/27/2019
Old Bridge Township

CVFC Asst. Chief 210, Truck 204, and Engine 208 attended the Old Bridge Memorial Day Parade.

Crestview Fire Department
05/12/2019

Crestview Fire Department

We would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Moms out there! Enjoy your day and stay safe!!

On 5/5/2019, CVFC Engine 202 responded to Perth Amboy on a cover assignment.
05/07/2019

On 5/5/2019, CVFC Engine 202 responded to Perth Amboy on a cover assignment.

On 5/5/19 at 00:59, the Department was dispatched to a reported fire at 118 State Street. Units arrived to find heavy fire in the rear of the apartment building with extension into all three floors and the cockloft. All residents safely escaped the fire due to working smoke detectors. The incident escalated to 3 alarms bringing numerous mutual aid units to the scene. 5 hoselines were needed to contain & extinguish the fire. All searches were completed throughout the 7 apartments and major overhaul was conducted for several hours once the fire was brought under control. The fire was contained to the building of origin. Responding units were E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, T-2, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-5, C-9 along with Mutual Aid units Hopelawn Rescue 8, Keasbey 4-2-4, South Amboy E-7, Sayreville E-3, Sayreville T-1, Fords 7-1 and Iselin 9-3-4. East Brunswick & Cheesequake covered the City during the incident. The fire is under investigation by the PAFD & Middlesex County Fire Marshal’s Office.

South Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company
04/14/2019

South Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company

FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED!! We provide the gear and training needed for you to become a fully certified firefighter, all you need is to provide the time. If you don’t live in South Old Bridge FD coverage area, you can seek information from your local Fire Department (Cheesequake, Laurence Harbor or Madison Park Fire Departments).

This morning CVFC flew the flag over the starting line for the Mayor’s Health & Wellness 5K Honoring Our Hometown Heroes...
03/30/2019

This morning CVFC flew the flag over the starting line for the Mayor’s Health & Wellness 5K Honoring Our Hometown Heroes.

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113 State Route 34
Old Bridge, NJ

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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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