It's that time of the year.... Santa Claus made his annual tour around the township with the Princeton Junction Fire Company. With the help of fire trucks to announce his arrival and his firefighter elves to hand out candy canes, Santa rode through the streets of West Windsor joyfully exclaiming "Ho Ho Ho".
All the members of the Princeton Junction Fire Company would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year.
The members of the Truck Committee took a trip to the KME Factory for the final inspection of our new Rescue Pumper. The trip gave the members a chance to look over the truck ensuring that all the details of production were completed as specified. The truck will now go to ESI, Inc. to be fitted with Holmatro rescue equipment. Some of the features include a 25 kW Onan generator, 2 Wilburt light towers, a CAT C9 diesel engine, an Allison transmission, a portable winch, a hitch receiver at the front and rear of the vehicle, and warning package from Code 3 and Whelen.
September 9th, 2008
In the early morning of Monday August 25th Princeton Junction and West Windsor Volunteer Fire Fighters responded to a fully involved apartment fire at 305 Trinity Court in the Canal Pointe development. Initial reports were a fire on the balcony of the third floor. Chief 44 arrived on location reporting fire showing third floor and extending to the roof, and he entered the building with West Windsor Police officers to evacuate residents. Crews quickly established a water supply and began master stream operations. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down crews began an interior attack and checked for extension. The fire was under control in roughly 45 minutes. Crews remained on scene for several hours checking for extension and assisting with the investigation.
Companies that responded included Princeton Junction Station 44, West Windsor Station 43, Plainsboro Station 49, Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad 168, The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, and West Windsor Police.
In the early evening hours of July 16th Princeton Junction fire fighters responded with West Windsor Fire Company to a 2-alarm house fire at 2 Restrick Court. Upon arrival the house was fully involved and crews had to start with a defensive attack from the exterior. Multiple master streams were placed into operation and in service for several hours.
On Wednesday April 30th at 9:35 PM, Princeton Junction and West Windsor Volunteer fire fighters were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Clarksville Rd. A group of Princeton Junction members were clearing up from a special event at the Baskin Robins in Plainsboro and quickly responded in Engine 44. Chief 44 (Huber) arrived on location confirming 1 patient entrapped. Rescue 44 and Engine 44 arrived on scene at the same time and quickly went to work extricating the patient, who was thrown to the rear of the vehicle due to the lack of seat belt use. A door pop of the sliding door on the van was performed allowing access to the patient for awaiting EMS personnel. Crews remained on location for a short time while the vehicle was loaded onto a wrecker and the roadway cleared of debris.
The annual installation dinner was held on January 19th, 2008 at the Mercer Oaks Country Club. Members from the Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company & West Windsor Volunteer Fire Company, along with their guests, enjoyed an evening of dinner and dance. Elected officers from each company where sworn in by West Windsor Council President Will Anklowitz. Service awards were presented, door prizes were won, conversation was plenty and a good time was had by all.