Clinton Fire Department is located in the heart of downtown Clinton, Hunterdon
County, New Jersey. We proudly protect a population of over 2,000 covering
approximately 1.2 square miles. We run out of one station located on the
corner of New Street and Old Route 22.
The Clinton Fire Department handles all the fire department duties --
extinguishing building fires, resetting fire alarms, supplying water at
car accidents, and other miscellaneous jobs -- for the town of Clinton.
Besides covering Clinton, we also cover parts of our neighboring towns,
Franklin and Union Townships.Outside of our first due area, we respond
when requested to other parts of the county. We typically average around
190 calls per year, most of which are smells of smoke and alarm bells.
Along with responding to fire calls, we have monthly drills and meetings.
The Clinton Fire Department is always looking for new membership. If interested,
call (908) 735-8613, or better yet, stop by the station. We are always
around on Monday nights and Sunday mornings and will be happy to show
you around. If you'd like more information about becoming a member, fill
out our Information Request Form.
|02/05/2013 : COMM : (Clinton)|
Some updates on what has been happening at CFD. In December Jackson Pyle, Hyun Lee, and Tony Somma finished Firefighter 1 at the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center. Firefighter 1 is over 140 hours of training that prepares members to be able to fight fires safely. We congratulate and thank them for their hard work and dedication.
At our January meeting we welcomed two new Junior Firefighters to our family, Gabriel Cruz and Jack Vajda.
Last night at our February meeting our members approved a change in Junior Firefighter requirements. CFD now accepts Junior Firefighters at 15 years of age. We also approved our first two Juniors in the new age group, Jessica Dorf and Bailey Pyle. Jessica is a 2nd generation CFD member, her Father Walter Dorf is our current Deputy Chief. Bailey is the Brother of Firefighter Jackson Pyle.
|01/29/2013 : FIRE : (Clinton)|
***NWS Issues FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Wednesday, January 30th, 2013***
Flash Flood Watch
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
251 PM EST TUE JAN 29 2013
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN DELAWARE...
NORTHEAST MARYLAND...NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA...INCLUDING
THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHERN DELAWARE...NEW CASTLE. IN
NORTHEAST MARYLAND...CECIL. IN NEW JERSEY...CAMDEN...EASTERN
WARREN AND WESTERN MONMOUTH. IN PENNSYLVANIA...BERKS...
CARBON...DELAWARE...EASTERN CHESTER...EASTERN MONTGOMERY...
UPPER BUCKS...WESTERN CHESTER AND WESTERN MONTGOMERY.
* FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING
* A SLOW-MOVING AND POTENT COLD FRONT WILL TAP THE GULF OF MEXICO,
AND IT IS FORECAST TO GENERATE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF BETWEEN ONE AND
TWO AND ONE-HALF INCHES. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE IN
PROLONGED AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. MOREOVER, THUNDERSTORMS MAY
* PROLONGED AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS WOULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING IN SOME
LOCATIONS. ROAD FLOODING IS LIKELY. SINCE THE GROUND IS FROZEN
JUST BELOW THE SURFACE AND PLANTS ARE TAKING IN VERY LITTLE
WATER, HEAVY RAINFALL WILL NOT BE ABSORBED. ANY LINGERING SNOW ON
THE GROUND NORTHWEST OF PHILADELPHIA WOULD MELT AND EXACERBATE
* FLOODING OF SMALLER AND MORE FLASHY CREEKS AND STREAMS ALSO IS
POSSIBLE. MAJOR RIVER FLOODING IS NOT LIKELY.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
|01/24/2013 : FIRE : Union Rd (Clinton)|
Just after 8 pm Box 4504 Level 2 was dispatched for the Chimney Fire Responding on the box was Chief 45, Tower 45, Engine 45-1, Squad 91(Quakertown), Ladder 14(High Bridge), Pumper Tender 46(Annandale) and Clinton Rescue. PD arrived on scene and reported flames from the Chimney. Fire units were on scene in 7 minutes and quickly determined the fire was contained to the chimney. Members cleared the fire box and checked the chimney and found the fire had self extinguished. Important lesson is to check the work of your chimney sweep as this resident had just recently had their chimney cleaned. This was CFD's 8th call in the last three days. Stay safe!
|01/23/2013 : FIRE : Multiple (Clinton)|
Since 4:54 pm on Tuesday CFD has answered 5 calls for service. Tuesday at 4:54 Tower 45 responded on the structure fire in Clinton Township. At 2:48 am Wednesday Engine 45-1 was dispatched for the West County Tender Task Force for the building fire in Alexandria Township. Engine 45-1 assembled a crew but was cancelled. At 3:25 am Engine 45-1 was dispatched to cover Quakertown Fire and responded with 6 firefighters. At 3:32 am while in route to QFC we were dispatched to Box 2548 in our first due area for the fire alarm at HDC. Chief 45, Engine 45-1, Squad 91(QFC), and Squad 25(PVFC) responded and determined the alarm was false. Engine 45-1 continued to QFC for the cover assignment. At 4:28 am Units were again dispatched for box 2548 for the fire alarm. Chief 45, Engine 45-1 and Squad 91 returned to the scene and found the alarm to be false again. The alarm was left in test and the cottage was put on fire watch by employees. Engine 45-1 returned to the cover and was released and back in Clinton by 5:30 am without any further calls.
|01/22/2013 : FIRE : Rt 31 (Clinton Twp)|
At approximately 4:54 pm Tower 45 was dispatched with Annandale Hose Company for Box 4601 Level 2 for the chimney fire. The box was promptly upgraded to a Level 3 for the working structure fire. Tower 45 arrived and deployed an 1-3/4\" line to division 1 and a crew in the bucket took care of extension on the exterior.
|01/08/2013 : COMM : (Clinton)|
For Mrs. McGaheran, calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, at 26 Main Street in Lebanon. CFD will be going through at 8 pm to pay our respects.
The funeral mass is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, also at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton. There will be refreshments at CFD following the service.
Memorial donations can be made to the Clinton Fire Department, Po Box 5062, Clinton, NJ 08809 or the Clinton Rescue Squad, PO Box 5265, Clinton, NJ 08809.
|11/12/2012 : DRILL : (Clinton)|
CFD had no calls on Monday but were busy anyway. ISO, the company that sets insurance rates, visited CFD for the first time since 1996. ISO checked our equipment and records and found everything to be in order. Our rating combined with the 911 center and water company ratings will determine if fire insurance rates will go down. Clinton is currently a 5 and we are hoping to go to a 4. We will let you know when the ratings are determined.
Last night we had a budget meeting to review our current budget to ensure we are on target for the fiscal year that ends March 31. While the budget meeting was going on the rest of our members were out training on Engine 45-2 doing hydrant hook ups.
|10/26/2012 : COMM : (Clinton)|
Severe weather is approaching. Please ensure you are ready today! Issues with the upcoming storm are going to be high winds and excessive rain. If you know you are at risk for flooding make sure your sump pump is working. Do you have a back up pump? Does your sump pump have an alternate source of power? DO you have a generator? Have you ensured it is working and you have plenty of fuel? If you are going to use a generator PLEASE keep it out of and away from your home! Carbon monoxide WILL KILL YOU! Do you have a licensed Electrician that can assist you after the storm if needed? Make sure you have fresh water, flashlights, a batter operated radio, and plenty of batteries.
CFD will do all we can to assist during the storm but keep in mind that we are volunteers and we have homes and families to take care of as well. We also have limited resources such as portable pumps. We will deploy them as needed but will prioritize based on actual danger involved. We will also utilize this page as well as our website to keep you informed during and after the storm. Prepare now so you are ready later! Stay Safe (and dry)!