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Quakertown Fire Company

PO Box 34
Pittstown NJ 08867

908.735.5220

 
 
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Station 91 Fire/Rescue is located at 67 Quakertown Road in Franklin Twp, Hunterdon County. We provide primary fire protection and rescue services to a 49-square mile area that covers all of Franklin and parts of Alexandria and Union Townships. QFC provides EMS transport and first-responder services to the residents of Franklin Twp as well. Our first-due response area is comprised of large single-family homes, light-industry and commercial business zones, farms and two private airfields.

Station 91 runs one Engine, one Squad, two Tenders, one Heavy Rescue, one Brush unit, two Basic Life Support Ambulances and numerous support vehicles. Our station consists of staffing that is volunteer.

The Quakertown Fire Company is always looking for new members. Whether or not you have experience as a firefighter/EMT and if interested, call (908) 735-5220 or stop-by the station on a Monday night. We would be happy to give you a tour and explain what the QFC is all about!!!


Quakertown Fire Company Photo of The Day for


Retired Rescue 91-82

 


Triple Pull for Raritan House Fire
Sunday, January 24, 2016 
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On Sunday evening around 7pm, Box 2145 (Raritan Twp Fire) was dispatched for a dryer fire on Four Seasons Drive bringing Engine 91 and Tender 91-1 mutual aid. Chief 91 was the first fire unit to arrive and confirmed a working fire in large single family dwelling with fire showing and requested a 2nd alarm. This brought Rescue 91 also to the scene. Crews had fire on 3 divisions and numerous lines were stretched. A nice job was done by all companies on the scene knocking down a well advanced fire and working thru the deep snow. QFC responded with 13 volunteers. Thank you to Squad 92 (Milford) for covering the QFC station. All units were back in service by 23:00.

 
   
   
Congrats to new EMT Sean Swider
   
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 
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Congrats to Junior Member Sean Swider on achieivng the status of NJ Emergency Medical Technician! Sean is a Franklin Twp resident and a Junior at North Hunterdon High School. Sean hopes to also get his Firefighter credentials in the future. There are many EMT and FF 1 classes planned in 2016. Who will be the next to get their picture posted?

 
2015 Quakertown Fire Company Wrap-up
   
Monday, January 4, 2016 
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In 2015, Quakertown Fire Company was dispatched to 504 calls for service and not one was missed. The service our company provided in 2015 would not be possible without the support of our volunteers and their families, the Fire District and it's professional staff, the communities we serve and the mutual Fire/EMS organizations that partner with QFC. The goal in 2015 was to build the foundation of the organization to weather the changes that the future looks to bring. While much progress was made toward this goal, finalizing many of these objectives is the aim in 2016. Thanks again to all who made 2015 a success, we will be needing your help again in 2016.

 
QFC to upgrade Facility, add Live-in Program in 2016
Thursday, November 5, 2015 
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In the next few months, the Quakertown Fire Company will be addressing some issues at our facility which will require some signifcant construction. Our primary goals are to improve the facilities usage by the public and by our staff. Improvements planned will help to reduce our response times and improve our staffing levels. Our last public approval was received last week and QFC would like to thank the Twp of Franklin for all their support during this process. The construction will involve adding 2300 sq ft to the facility as the plan adds a 2nd floor for overnight and live-in program crews. In addition, signifcant Homeland Security issues will be fixed on the 1st floor with a reconfiguration of the offices and training room. These changes have come with much thought and planning but QFC continues to raise money for these building improvements. Sunday, November 15th is our next fundraiser with a Chicken and Ribs BBQ planned. The current plan is to have construction start after the New Year and have the Live-in program up and running by Fall 2016. More details to follow!

 
   
   
Quakertown Fire looking for training cars
   
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 
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The Quakertown Fire Company is looking for vehicles for training. In mid-November, QFC is hosting a large vehicle rescue class and our students need 6-8 cars to train on. Donating these scrap cars is considered a donation and is tax deductible. Push, Pull, Drag...Help us becoming a better Rescue Company!

 
Engine 91 and Tower 45 team-up for Animal Rescue
   
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 
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This afternoon, QFC Engine 91 was summoned to Sidney School Road in Franklin Twp for a "cat in the tree". The Engine Company determined that a Tower Ladder was necessary to reach Flame the Cat and reached out to the Clinton Fire Department. Tower 45 (Clinton) responded with a full crew and set-up for the rescue. CFD Capt Dylan Desaulniers, CFD Engineer Billy Smith and QFC EMS Lt Brian Morris headed up in the Tower and were able to successfully rescue the cat from it's perch 50 feet off the ground.

Engine 91/Tower 45 working together again!


 
Animal Rescue and Outdoor Fire
   
Monday, August 31, 2015 
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On Monday morning around 8:15, Rescue 91 and Car 91-2 responded to Cherryville Road and Twins Ct in Franklin Twp to assist the Police with a deer stuck in a fence. With the use of the battery-operated Rescue Tools and some comforting of the animal, the removal was quickly performed. The fawn was last seen running at a high-rate.

On Monday evening, QFC was alerted to a smoke condition on Joe Ent Road in Franklin Twp. As the first units were going enroute, a back-up caller advised of a fire on Rake Factory Road on the Franklin/Raritan Twp border. Engine 91 arrived first and found a debris pile burning to the rear of a farm property. Two lines were deployed and the fire was knocked down in about 10 minutes. Additional units responding on the alarm were Brush 91, Tender 91-1 and Tender 91-2, Squad 91, Car 91-2 and both ambulances. Also NJFFS responded to the alarm as well as the Franklin Twp PD. All units were available in an hour.


 
Cook Books for Sale
Saturday, August 15, 2015 
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Quakertown Fire Company is selling local history that can fill your belly! Recently, our crew uncovered some great cookbooks from the 1980s put together by the Ladies Auxilary. These books have over 100 pages of recipes submitted by many of the longtime families of the Quakertown and Pittstown area! We have a limited supply and are putting them up for sale. The books are $5 if you plan to pick-up at the fire station or $10 if you wish us to send it to you in the mail. Stop-by or send us a message and get them while they last.

 
   
   
QFC appoints two new EMS officers
   
Sunday, August 2, 2015 
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Effective August 1st, the following appointments have been to made to the Division of EMS: EMS Capt-Matt Papenfuhs (Capt 915) EMS Lt-Brian Morris (Lt 915) Congrats to Matt and Brian on their new roles.

 
Tender 91-2 responds to North Brunswick
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 
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At approximately 7AM, Tender 91-2 was requested as part of a Tender Strike Force to respond to a large warehouse fire in North Brunswick.  The Tender shuttled 66,000 gallons of water during the 12-hour deployment.  Tender 91-2 was back in quarters by 2030 hours.

During deployment, QFC  was alerted to 3 other calls (2 EMS and 1 Fire).


 
   
   
Four QFC Volunteers acheive their NJ EMT certificantions
Thursday, July 2, 2015 
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Over the last two weeks, four QFC volunteers have achieved their NJ EMT certifications.  EMTs Kyle Straube, Kevin Richards, and Devin Strange attended EMT class as part of the first wave of students to go through the new Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad program.  FF/EMT Matt Papenfuhs regained his EMT status after a short lapse. 

Congrats to these folks on helping to improve the service QFC provides to the communities in Hunterdon County.  If you looking to serve our community, click on the application section on this site or call 908-735-5220.


 
EMT Devin Strange
   EMT Devin Strange
EMT Kyle Straube
   EMT Kyle Straube
Large-Scale Training Exercise in Alexandria Twp
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 
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On Monday night, QFC sponsored a large-scale water supply drill at the Lester D Wilson School in Alexandria Twp. Numerous companies participated and at the peak, the gallons per minute flowing reached around 1200 for approximately 20 minutes. Numerous lessons were learned and opportunities for improvement were discovered and working with our mutual aid partners is always valuable.
Units operating included Engine 91, Squad 91, Rescue 91, Tender 91-1, Tender 91-2, Special Ser...vice 91, Ambulance 91-51, Ambulance 91-52, Car 91-1, Car 91-2, Car 91-3, Tower 45 (Clinton), Engine 92 (Milford), Tender 92-2 (Milford), Tender 92-1(Milford), Engine 16-1 (Kingwood Twp), Tender 16-1 (Kingwood Twp), Tender 16-2 (Kingwood Twp), Engine 11-1 (Frenchtown), Tender 43 (Bloomsbury), Tender 47 (Sergeantsville) and the Hunterdon County Fire Coordinators
Thanks to all who participated!


 
   
   
Franklin Twp Fire District Job Posting
The Franklin Township Fire District No. 1 is seeking candidates for the Per Diem position of Firehouse Caretaker. Interested parties should forward their resumes to District Administrator Bill Crampton at the station or by email at wcrampton@quakertownfire.com  The job description is attached.


 
QFC Activites captured in Photos
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 
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Here are some photos of QFC activities over the last 6 weeks! 


 
Squad 91 prepares to enter a home with high CO
   Squad 91 prepares to enter a home with
      high CO
Tender 91-2 operating at a large outdoor fire
   Tender 91-2 operating at a large outdoor
      fire
Rescue 91 responds on Box 42-13
Photo by Rich Maxwell
   Photo by Rich Maxwell
Friday, February 6, 2015 
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Rescue 91 was dispatched as a Special Request on Box 42-13 for the reported fire on Mockingbird Lane in Bethlehem Twp (Hampton Fire-First Due).  Rescue 91 responded with 5 men and staged on Valley Road. Once determined that the fire was under control, Rescue relocated to the Hampton station.  19 SCBA bottles were refilled for Hampton and Glen Gardner Fire by the onboard cascade.  All units were available by 0430.

Air Temperatures were in the single digits and crews had to overcome a driveway covered in ice.


 
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