Princeton Fire Department

Princeton Fire Department The Princeton Fire Department is a combination career & volunteer department and was founded in 1788.
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The members of Princeton Fire Department would like to wish you a safe and happy Independence Day. 🇺🇸
07/04/2021

The members of Princeton Fire Department would like to wish you a safe and happy Independence Day. 🇺🇸

The members of Princeton Fire Department would like to wish you a safe and happy Independence Day. 🇺🇸

A message from our partners at Princeton NJ Police Department.  Please have a safe Fourth of July with your family and f...
07/02/2021

A message from our partners at Princeton NJ Police Department. Please have a safe Fourth of July with your family and friends.

As we near the weekend's Fourth of July celebrations, the Princeton Police want to urge the public to please use proper firework safety if you plan on using them. On average, 180 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Fireworks can be dangerous and can cause serious burn and eye injuries, as well as many other types of nasty injuries! Please take a moment and check out these simple safety tips listed on the picture below. The 2020 statistics from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission are also listed below. Please stay safe and healthy, and have a very Happy Fourth of July!! #CelebrateSafely

06/26/2021

The members of Princeton Fire Department express their deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters of Kingston Volunteer Fire Department #1 with the Line Of Duty Death of Firefighter Dennis B. Shennard. FF Shennard succumbed to cardiac arrest during a Live Burn at the Fire Academy while training with fellow Kingston firefighters. We are here to support you with anything you need.

On behalf of the Line Officers, we are pleased to recognize Firefighter Adam Hurley on passing the department house test...
06/03/2021

On behalf of the Line Officers, we are pleased to recognize Firefighter Adam Hurley on passing the department house test. Thank you for your dedication to serving the town of Princeton. We appreciate your volunteerism and commitment to excellence.

On behalf of the Line Officers, we are pleased to recognize Firefighter Adam Hurley on passing the department house test. Thank you for your dedication to serving the town of Princeton. We appreciate your volunteerism and commitment to excellence.

This weekend we remember and honor those that have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom.
05/29/2021

This weekend we remember and honor those that have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom.

This weekend we remember and honor those that have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom.

Last night members enhanced their skills with ladder operations.  This included effective techniques to deploy ground la...
05/05/2021

Last night members enhanced their skills with ladder operations. This included effective techniques to deploy ground ladders and moving equipments to roof tops in a timely manner.

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mercer County Fire Marshal, James Greschak. Jimmy will never be forgotten and...
05/02/2021

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mercer County Fire Marshal, James Greschak.
Jimmy will never be forgotten and his commitment to serving the community will continue to be an inspiration for all of us. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mercer County Fire Marshal, James Greschak.
Jimmy will never be forgotten and his commitment to serving the community will continue to be an inspiration for all of us. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

Today, Station 60 conducted several drills with Plainsboro Fire Company at an acquired structure in town.   We appreciat...
05/01/2021

Today, Station 60 conducted several drills with Plainsboro Fire Company at an acquired structure in town. We appreciate the support of our local builders in supplying these structures to us.

On behalf of the Line Officers, we are pleased to recognize Firefighter Adam Szyszko on passing the department house tes...
04/18/2021

On behalf of the Line Officers, we are pleased to recognize Firefighter Adam Szyszko on passing the department house test. Thank you for your dedication to serving the town of Princeton. We appreciate your volunteerism and commitment to excellence.

On behalf of the Line Officers, we are pleased to recognize Firefighter Adam Szyszko on passing the department house test. Thank you for your dedication to serving the town of Princeton. We appreciate your volunteerism and commitment to excellence.

Last night our Junior Firefighters honed their skills at the hydrant and deploying handlines.   We appreciate their comm...
04/17/2021

Last night our Junior Firefighters honed their skills at the hydrant and deploying handlines. We appreciate their commitment.

Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters of Kingston Volunteer Fire Department #1.
04/13/2021

Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters of Kingston Volunteer Fire Department #1.

Princeton Fire Department is pleased to welcome our new Junior Firefighters to the department.   These firefighters play...
03/28/2021

Princeton Fire Department is pleased to welcome our new Junior Firefighters to the department. These firefighters play a critical role in the future of the department.

Princeton Fire Department is pleased to welcome our new Junior Firefighters to the department. These firefighters play a critical role in the future of the department.

You will be missed John Newbon, Sr. (Supervisor - Mercer County Emergency Services Communications Center)
03/20/2021

You will be missed John Newbon, Sr. (Supervisor - Mercer County Emergency Services Communications Center)

You will be missed John Newbon, Sr. (Supervisor - Mercer County Emergency Services Communications Center)

Yesterday many departments faced high winds and brush fires.  Station 60 was no different - responding to two incidents ...
03/15/2021

Yesterday many departments faced high winds and brush fires. Station 60 was no different - responding to two incidents in town.

This evening Station 60 was dispatched for the Appliance Fire.  Upon arrival crews were able to identify an issue with t...
03/07/2021

This evening Station 60 was dispatched for the Appliance Fire. Upon arrival crews were able to identify an issue with the appliance, secure it and supply the homeowner with relevant information. Thank you to our mutual aid companies for assisting us.

We are proud to work along side our partners at Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad and Princeton NJ Police Department.
02/28/2021

We are proud to work along side our partners at Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad and Princeton NJ Police Department.

Members of Station 60 spent the day on the ice refining their Ice Water Rescue skills with Princeton First Aid & Rescue ...
02/14/2021

Members of Station 60 spent the day on the ice refining their Ice Water Rescue skills with Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad.

Station 60 was dispatched for the alarm activation.  Upon arrival DC60 found a smoke condition in the rear of the commer...
02/06/2021

Station 60 was dispatched for the alarm activation. Upon arrival DC60 found a smoke condition in the rear of the commercial property and upgraded to another 1 - 1. L60 arrived and performed an investigation with T49 and E24. The smoke was found to be coming from the HVAC motor.

Station 60 was dispatched for a gas main struck by contractors in the area of Palmer Square.  Upon arrival the incident ...
02/05/2021

Station 60 was dispatched for a gas main struck by contractors in the area of Palmer Square. Upon arrival the incident was upgraded to the first alarm with multiple commercial properties needing to be evacuated with gas concentrations in the structures. The utility company secured the gas line and the buildings were ventilated.

Today members practiced their skills with hose line deployment, search and rescue, and VES techniques.  Thank you to Mon...
01/31/2021

Today members practiced their skills with hose line deployment, search and rescue, and VES techniques. Thank you to Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 for allowing us use of their training center.

Yesterday Station 60 was dispatched for the smoke condition in a residence.  Upon arrival FM60 filled the box with smoke...
01/12/2021

Yesterday Station 60 was dispatched for the smoke condition in a residence. Upon arrival FM60 filled the box with smoke pushing from the soffits. C60, DC60, AC60, DIR60 arrived on location with L60. Crews went to work and made a quick stop of the fire spreading from the kitchen to division 2. Thank you to our mutual aid companies.

Station 60 was dispatched for a utility pole that fell into a house.  Firefighters secured the area and evacuated the ho...
01/07/2021

Station 60 was dispatched for a utility pole that fell into a house. Firefighters secured the area and evacuated the homes until the utility company arrived on scene. Everyone is safe.

Over the past week members have been refining their skills at this property provided by a local builder.  These are grea...
01/04/2021

Over the past week members have been refining their skills at this property provided by a local builder. These are great
opportunities for firefighters to enhance their skills; including hose line deployment, forcible entry, and search techniques.

This morning Rescue 60, Chief 60 and Deputy 60 responded to an overturned motor vehicle.  Upon arrival Montgomery Townsh...
12/26/2020

This morning Rescue 60, Chief 60 and Deputy 60 responded to an overturned motor vehicle. Upon arrival Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 was on scene stabilizing the vehicle. PFD crews assisted in removing one patient from the vehicle.

After 8 long years, this beam recovered from the World Trade Center has a final resting place where local residents can ...
12/14/2020

After 8 long years, this beam recovered from the World Trade Center has a final resting place where local residents can visit, reflect, and view the memorial. The Princeton Fire Department would like to thank the committee for driving this initiative and Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad for providing a beautiful location. We will never forget the sacrifices made that day and the years following September 11th. #neverforget

12/11/2020

This morning Princeton Fire Department was dispatched for the vehicle fire. Engine 60 and Deputy 60 arrived on scene within minutes and began suppression operations. The fire was quickly knocked and all occupants are safe.

On behalf of the Line Officers, we are pleased to recognize Firefighter Patrick Richichi on passing the department house...
11/26/2020

On behalf of the Line Officers, we are pleased to recognize Firefighter Patrick Richichi on passing the department house test. Thank you for your dedication to serving the town of Princeton. We appreciate your volunteerism and commitment to excellence.

Station 60 dispatched for the appliance fire yesterday.  Ladder 60, Rescue 60 and DC60 responded to the incident.  Upon ...
11/15/2020

Station 60 dispatched for the appliance fire yesterday. Ladder 60, Rescue 60 and DC60 responded to the incident. Upon arrival the first alarm was called. After making entry - crews were able to knock down the fire with one hand line. Thank you to Plainsboro Fire Company Rocky Hill Fire Department Lawrence Road Fire Company Kingston Volunteer Fire Department Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad Princeton NJ Police Department for their assistance.

The Princeton Fire Department thank all of our veterans that have faithfully served.
11/11/2020

The Princeton Fire Department thank all of our veterans that have faithfully served.

An important message - please ensure you slow down and move over for everyone's safety.
11/10/2020

An important message - please ensure you slow down and move over for everyone's safety.

National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

November 9-15 is National Traffic Incident Awareness Week. We want to take this opportunity to remind drivers to do their part protecting police, DOT workers, and emergency personnel working on New Jersey roadways by remembering to “Slow Down and Move Over.”

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10/30/2020

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9-11-19
Hightstown Engine Company is having a comedy night. Come join us... https://www.facebook.com/events/2064504493809339/?active_tab=about
The Princeton Fire Department is sorry for Worcester’s FD loss of FF Roy, our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Rest Easy Brother ...
Palmer Square Tree Lighting with Princeton Fire Department 🎅🤶🏻
Prepare for power outages by reviewing storm preparation tips @ https://nj.pseg.com/safetyandreliability/stormsafety. To report an outage: Call PSE&G Customer Service 1-800-436-PSEG. and Go to pseg.com/outagecenter for updates Report an outage by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734).
PSE&G’s Energy Strong Upgrades Protect Against Severe Storms Monday Marks 6th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy (NEWARK, N.J. – October 28, 2018) Six years after Superstorm Sandy’s arrival in New Jersey, Public Service Electric and Gas Company’s (PSE&G) Energy Strong program has meant that nearly half a million more people would keep their power on if a similar hurricane hit today. Since Sandy, PSE&G’s $1.2 billion of Energy Strong investments have raised and reinforced electric switching and substations, replaced vulnerable natural gas mains and added technology to prevent customers from losing power. “Many of our electric customers experience faster restoration times today than when Sandy hit. Our electric grid is becoming safer, more reliable and more resilient,” said Jack Bridges, PSE&G’s vice president, electric operations. “Yet, we have a lot more work to do to ensure that the full benefits of Energy Strong reach many more of our customers.” In June 2018, PSE&G proposed to invest an additional $2.5 billion during the next five years to further strengthen the utility’s electric and gas systems to withstand storms, improve reliability and significantly enhance resiliency. The Energy Strong II proposal is with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for review. When Sandy hit New Jersey on Oct. 29, 2012, about 90 percent of PSE&G’s 2 million electric customers lost power, most for an extended period. Since then, scientists have predicted that climate change and other factors will continue to pummel New Jersey with storms that bring heavy snow and/or rain and cause damaging flooding – like those that hit this March, May and September. Under the first phase of Energy Strong (2014 to 2018), PSE&G: •Raised, relocated or protected 26 switching and substations that were damaged by water in recent storms, including Sandy, benefiting 490,000 customers. •Made additional circuits available to 260 critical facilities (police, fire, hospitals, etc.) to improve resiliency; 412,500 other customers also benefit from this work. •Deployed smart grid technologies to better monitor system operations to increase our ability to more swiftly deploy repair teams. •Installed smart communications devices at 111 stations that serve 1.4 million customers, allowing for the remote detection of outages. •Replaced and modernized 240 miles of low-pressure cast iron gas mains in or near flood areas, removing 90,000 customers from risk of losing gas service due to flooding. •Protected five natural gas metering stations and three gas storage facilities affected by Sandy or located in flood zones. If approved by the NJBPU, Energy Strong II will mean that more customers will experience fewer outages, faster restoration times and other improvements. The program also will create jobs, improve worker safety and add more advanced technology and redundancy to make our systems even more resilient. Energy Strong II Proposal Highlights: Electric ~$1.5 billion • $428 million to raise and harden 14 stations and eliminate two stations in flood zones • $478 million to rebuild 15 outdoor stations, most built before 1956 and in need of replacement • $345 million to upgrade 475 miles of circuits, reducing power outages by making them more resistant to tree and limb damage • $145 million to upgrade to smart grid technologies to reduce the number of people impacted by an outage (rerouting electricity quickly around problems), enable swifter deployment of repair teams and reduce outage durations • $107 million to create an advanced distribution management system -- deploying advanced technology to upgrade and secure vital communications networks Gas ~$1 billion •$863 million to add redundancy to the gas distribution system to ensure more reliable service in the event gas deliveries into New Jersey are curtailed by a supplier. •$136 million to modernize seven natural gas metering stations, including two located in flood zones.
PSE&G Prepares for Nor’easter Offers Storm Preparation Tips (NEWARK, N.J. – October 25, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is making preparations for the forecasted nor’easter that could affect New Jersey late Friday night into Saturday morning. Experts predict the remnants of Hurricane Willa will merge with a cold front and hug the Eastern Seaboard throughout the weekend. The utility is closely monitoring the weather and preparing for cold, gusty winds; heavy, driving rains, and flooding – with some models showing snowflakes in the northern most parts of the state. “The first nor’easter of the season is always tricky because trees are still full of leaves, creating an increased chance of outages from trees and branches downing power lines,” said Jack Bridges, PSE&G vice president, electric operations. “We are scheduling our construction, damage assessment and tree crews around the clock to be ready to restore service.” PSE&G employees are ensuring that all objects are secured at stations, division headquarters and work sites. Customers are encouraged to do the same at their homes and businesses. High winds can cause flying debris, and bring down trees and power lines. Customers should be cautious and stay alert to their surroundings during and after storms. What you can do now: • Be ready to communicate about your situation. • Make sure you have a family emergency plan. • Prepare an emergency kit. Stay connected: • Compile a list of emergency phone numbers; include PSE&G Customer Service 1-800-436-PSEG. • Go to pseg.com/myaccount to sign up to report outages online and to check restoration progress. • Go to pseg.com/outagecenter to check the “Outage Map,” which is updated every 15 minutes with PSE&G outage information, and to register for MyAlerts to receive text notifications. • You can report an outage by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734). • “Like” PSEG on Facebook and follow PSEG on Twitter @PSEGdelivers. Formulate a plan: • Discuss storm safety with your family, determining: • How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings? • How will my family/household get to safe locations? • How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet or landline doesn’t work? • How will I let loved ones know I am safe? How will my family/household get to a meeting place after the emergency? • Be sure everyone in the family is prepared. Go to sesamestreet.org/toolkits/ready to download the PSEG and Sesame Street “Let’s Get Ready!” emergency preparedness app for young children. Make an emergency kit that includes, at minimum: • One gallon of water per person, per day for three days • A three day supply of non-perishable foods and a manual can opener • A battery-powered radio and fresh batteries • Flashlights and extra batteries; and, • A first aid kit. Consider purchasing a portable gas generator. More information on how to prepare an emergency plan and kit is available at ready.gov. Stay away from downed wires: • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay at least 300 feet away from downed wires. Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything it might be in contact with. If a wire falls on or near your car, stay inside the car, call 911, and do not get out until PSE&G deenergizes the line. If you MUST get out of the vehicle because it is on fire, jump as far as possible away from the vehicle, with both feet landing on the ground at the same time, and hop or shuffle away. Other important safety notes: • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space. • If you are on life-sustaining medical equipment, ensure that you have alerted PSE&G in advance and notify your local police and fire departments.
Please Join the Princeton Fire Department for a Pasta Dinner on Friday November 9, 2018 @ Station 60 located at 363 Witherspoon Street!
The Princeton Fire Department remembers and honors all who gave their lives that day and the families and loved ones left behind ❤️
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/27/18 PSE&G Prepares for Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain and Gusty Winds Extra personnel and equipment at the ready (NEWARK, N.J. – July 27, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, is preparing for the approaching system that could bring thunderstorms, heavy rain and gusty winds. "We are carefully monitoring the weather that is expected to affect our service territory later this afternoon and we’re prepared to respond to any outages,” said John Latka, senior vice president of electric and gas operations for PSE&G. “We'll have additional personnel scheduled and contractors on standby, with extra tree personnel and equipment at the ready. Our employees are rechecking that all objects are secured at our stations and division headquarters. We encourage our customers to do the same at their homes and businesses.” High winds can cause flying debris, and bring down trees and power lines. Customers should be cautious and stay alert to their surroundings during and after storms: • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything it might be in contact with. If a wire falls on or near your car, stay inside the car, call 911, and do not get out until PSE&G deenergizes the line. If you MUST get out of the vehicle because it is on fire, jump as far as possible away from the vehicle, with both feet landing on the ground at the same time, and hop or shuffle away. • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space. To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Also, customers can report outages by logging into their PSE&G account online or by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734). The utility’s mobile-friendly website includes an “Outage Map” that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service area. # # # Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company. Visit PSEG at: www.pseg.com PSEG on Facebook PSEG on Twitter PSEG on LinkedIn PSEG blog, Energize! PSEG 80 Park Plaza Newark, NJ 07102 See what's happening on our social sites