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06/15/2015 : DRILL : (Clinton)

CFD trained on hand lines and tower operations at our Monday evening drill.

06/13/2015 : FIRE : (Clinton)

Here is the weekly update on the new Engine 45-2. The cab is being prepped for paint, work continues and the body, and construction of the pump housing has begun.

06/07/2015 : PUB : (Clinton)

On May 20, 2017 Clinton Fire Department and Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad will hold a joint anniversary parade. The parade will mark CFD\\\'s 125th and CFARS 50th Anniversaries. Check out the website created by Ryan Clancy to stay up to date.


06/06/2015 : FIRE : School St (Clinton)

At 2:37 pm CFD was dispatched for a car fire in the Clinton Garden Apartments parking lot. Patrol advised of an active fire and Chief 45 requested CFARS for a BLS unit. Engines 45- & 45-2 responded and made quick work of the fire.

06/05/2015 : FIRE : (Clinton)

Here s the first update on the New Engine 45-2. The new Engine is being built by Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton Wisconsin. Our local Dealer Fire &Safety Services will be send ing us updates until the final inspection. These updates hep us ensure the Engine is being built to our specifications without the expense of trips to Wisconsin.

03/01/2014 : FIRE : (Clinton)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Langston Sr. Bill served in the United States Marine Corps and was as an active member of the Clinton Fire Department for over 60 years. Billís family is a big part of CFD as his brother Don was also a member and his wife Adele was part of the Ladies Auxiliary for many years. Two of Bills sons, Bill Jr and Tim, served with their father and both rose to the rank of Chief of the department. Recently one of Billís grandsons joined the ranks of CFD. Bill was a resident of the Firemanís Home in Boonton at the time of his passing. He was proud of his service as a Marine and loved being a part of CFD. We cannot imagine where we would be without his dedicated service. Rest in Peace Bill you will be missed!

Arrangements will be posted when available!

12/21/2013 : PUB : (Clinton)

New CFD Special Event. On December 21, 2013 from 10am to 3pm Santa will be in Clinton to deliver presents to children. Santa has agreed to do this to help CFD raise funds. Print the form for more details. You can also call 735-8613 and leave a message if you have questions. This is a first come, first served event. Limited to 35 families.

06/12/2013 : COMM : (Clinton)

As you may be aware CFD is a nonprofit organization. Until recently however we were not a 501(c)3 organization with the IRS. Treasurer William Wintermute and our Accountant Brian Skelton worked diligently for over a year and CFD has finally attained 501(c)3 status. This allows us to receive matching funds from many of our donors that we had previously been unable to apply for. Our Annual Fund Drive was mailed out a few weeks ago and we want to bring this new development to your attention in case you were planning on giving and you employer offers matching gift programs.

While on the topic of our Fund Drive we want to apologize for the our arriving at the same time as the Clinton Rescue Squad. This was not intentional and was due to circumstances beyond our control. We are taking steps to avoid this in the future. As always we appreciate all of your support as we could not do our job without it. Thank you and stay safe!

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
251 PM EST TUE JAN 29 2013











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.

01/19/2013 : PUB : (Clinton)

2013 Yuletide Bonfire

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. Josephís 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.

10/29/2012 : STANDBY : (Clinton)

1130 on Monday still OK in Clinton - Hurricane Sandy

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)!

10/01/2012 : COMM : (Clinton)

Please check out the following GE Dishwasher recall information. CFD recently responded to a GE dishwasher fire in town.


09/22/2012 : PUB : Hunts Mill Park (Clinton)

CFD grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken for the Town of Clinton Annual Picnic. CFD had a great time and appreciate everyone\'s support. Thanks to the members who worked so hard to make this a successful event.

09/11/2012 : FIRE : North Hunterdon HS (Clinton Twp)

On Tuesday evening just before 9pm CFD Engine 45-1 was dispatched with Annandale Hose Company (46 Fire) for the report of a smoke condition over North Hunterdon High School. Deputy 46 was responding immediately after dispatch and held units in quarters due to roofing job at the school. Deputy 46 investigated and confirmed the smoke was from the roofing job and cancelled all units.


08/27/2012 : FIRE : Lower West St (Annandale)

Fire Box 4621, Level 1, Engine 45-1 mutual aid with 46 Fire for the fire alarm.


08/27/2012 : FIRE : Pittstown Rd (Union Twp)


False alarm at HDC, Fire Box 2548, Level 1 Monday at 12:55

08/26/2012 : FIRE : West Main (Clinton)


Engine 45-1 responded and found situation to be nonhazardous. Hunterdon County Hazmat responded as well as the responsible company.

07/13/2012 : PUB : Halstead St (Clinton)

We will be parking cars for the Black Potatoe Music Festival in the field north of the Library on Halstead Street. All proceeds from parking the cars will go to the Clinton Fire Department. Here is a link to the Festival website and a map. http://blackpotatoe.org/parkingmap/

06/21/2012 : COMM : New St (Clinton)

Arthur August Kraeuter, 92, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away in the early hours of Friday, June 8, 2012. Born: He was born to the late Louis M. Kraeuter and Caroline P. Kraeuter on April 13, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY. Personal: Having moved to Hunterdon County, NJ, Arthur attended the one-room schoolhouse in Pattenburg, NJ and graduated from Clinton High School. He married Inez Pearle Smithers on July 13, 1941 and together they stayed for 54 years. Arthur was a Veteran of Foreign Wars having fought in World War II as a member of the U.S. Army. He was a longstanding volunteer and held many offices including that of Fire Chief of the Clinton Fire Department. Through the years he worked as a tax collector for the Town of Clinton, Worline\'s Oil Co., Poniatowski Bros/Case Equipment Co., and Flemington-based Rexham Plastics before retiring to Bethlehem Twp., PA with Pearle. He had been a long-time resident at Country Meadows Assisted Living Home in Bethlehem Twp., PA. Memberships: He was a member of the Pattenburg VFW, and a member of the International Order of Oddfellows. Later in life he became a member of the Musconetcong Valley Presbyterian Church of Hampton, NJ. Survivors: A dedicated and loving father, he is survived by his five children, Ruth Gronsky of Hampton, NJ, Carol Jancar of Ridgway, CO, Lewis Kraeuter of Cleveland, NY, James Kraeuter of Mansfield, TX and Robert Kraeuter of Vineland, NJ. He was a proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: There will be a memorial service held at the Clinton Fire Department, Friday, June 22, at 11:45 a.m. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Clinton Fire Department, 1 New St., Clinton, NJ 08809 or the Alzheimer\'s Association , 400 Morris Ave., Denville, NJ 07834. Funeral Arrangements handled by Martin Funeral Home, Clinton, NJ. For online condolences, please visit www.martinfh.com.

04/22/2012 : FIRE : Union Rd (Clinton)

7:23 pm Fire Box 4504 Level 2 - Dispatched for the Chimney Fire. Deputy 45 arrived immediately and was advised there may be fire in the walls. Deputy 45 upgraded to a Level 3. Tower 45 arrived and laid a 5" supply line from the hydrant. The crew did a quick size up and entered the structure to investigate also stretching an 1.75" hand line. The crew quickly determined there was no fire in the walls and that it was contained to the chimney. Ladder 14 removed the fire from the fire place and Pumper Tender 46 went to the roof to check the chimney. Engine 45-2 went to the hydrant and Engine 91 stood by. All units were clear at 7:57 pm.

04/20/2012 : PUB : New St (Clinton)

The Friday Night Grill was a big Success. We had such a good turn out that we ran out of clams at 8 pm. That is 1,000 clams in 2.5 hours! Thanks so much for your support, we greatly appreciate it. The next Grill night is May 18 and we promise to order extra clams!

04/20/2012 : PUB : New St (Clinton)

The first Friday Night Grill for 2012 is this Friday, April 20. Hours are from 5:30 - 9:00. Come on down and have some good food and enjoy downtown Clinton.

04/20/2012 : FIRE : Messig Rd (Clinton)

8:34 pm Fire Box 4504 Level 3 - Dispatched for smoke in the kitchen. Chief 45, Deputy 45, Engine 45-1, Tower 45, Special Service 45, Engine 91, Ladder 14, Pumper Tender 46, and Squad 18(RIT) responded. Chief 45 arrived in 2 minutes and determined it was burnt food. All units were cancelled except Engine45-1 which remained on scene to clear the smoke. All units were clear at 8:46 pm

04/20/2012 : FIRE : Pittstown Rd (Franklin Twp)

3:32 pm Fire Box 9106 Level 1 - Engine 45-1 responded with 45 Rescue and 91 Fire for the MVA overturned with possible entrapment. While responding a BLS unit from 45 Rescue arrived and determined there was no entrapment an no injuries. Engine 45-1 handled a small fluid spill and assisted with traffic until the car was removed. Deputy 91 was in command.

04/19/2012 : FIRE : I-78 East (Clinton Twp)

9:20 am Fire Box 4601 Level 1 - Annandale Hose Company (46 Fire) was dispatched with Clinton Rescue for the MVA on I-78 east at MM 19.4. CFD had 2 members available and contacted Deputy 46 to see if they were needed. Deputy 46 asked them to respond to station 46-1. Engine 46-1 responded with 2 46 Fire members and 2 CFD members. The Engine crew contained a small fluid spill and assisted EMS removing a patient from 1 vehicle. Units were clear at 9:59 am.

04/17/2012 : FIRE : Moebus Place (Clinton)

1:27 pm Fire Box 4502 Level 1 - Dispatched for the car leaking gas. Special Service 45-2 and Car 45-2 responded. Crews contained the spill and cleared the scene at 2:03 pm.

04/16/2012 : FIRE : I-78 East (Union Twp)

8:36 pm Fire Box 2549 Level 1 - Dispatched for a possible truck fire. Chief 45, Deputy 45, Engine 45-1, Engine 45-2, and Special Service 45 responded. Chief 45 arrived to find a disabled tractor trailer with no fire and cancelled all units at 8:45 pm.

04/16/2012 : FIRE : Walmart (Franklin Twp)

5:06 pm Fire Box 9106 Level 1 - Tower 45 responded automatic aid with QFC to Walmart for the fire alarm. Squad 91 and Tower 45 arrived to find a sprinkler head had been broken causing a water flow alarm. Crews secured the water supply to the affected sprinkler and were released by command at 5:29 pm.

04/16/2012 : FIRE : I-78 West (Union Twp)

4:13 pm Fire Box 2549 Level 1- Engine 45-1 responded for the working car fire on I-78 West near Ruppell Rd. The car was well involved on arrival and was extending to brush on the embankment. Engine 45-1 knocked down the brush fire and extinguished the car. Pattenburg also responded and extinguished the brush fire from Rt. 173. All units were clear at 4:48 pm

04/14/2012 : PUB : Exit 15 (Clinton)

On Saturday from 8:00am until 12:00pm CFD members were at Exit 15 collecting donations. We want to thank everyone for their patients and generosity. Without your support our organization would not be able to operate. Thanks Again!

04/07/2012 : FIRE : Landsdown Rd (Franklin Twp)

11:18 am Fire Box 9101 Level 1 - Dispatched with QFC (91) for the wire down with brush on fire. Engine 45-1 responded and were staged on Landsdown @ Sidney School Rd to block traffic. QFC handled the fire and all units were clear of the scene at 12:28 pm.

04/07/2012 : FIRE : Walmart Plaza (Franklin Twp)

5:03 pm Fire Box 9106 Level 1 - CFD was dispatched with Quakertown(91)for the mulch fire near Paul Phillips Eye Center. Chief 45 arrived and determined the fire was out. Chief 91 had Brush 91 and Engine 45-1 continue in non-emergent. Brush 91 wet down the area and all units took up at 5:15 pm.

04/07/2012 : FIRE : Leigh St (Clinton)

10:24 am Fire Box 4501 Level 1 - Dispatched for the fire alarm. Deputy 45 and Engine 45-2 responded and found the cause of the alarm was burnt food. Smoke was cleared and all units were back in service at 10:40 am. Nine CFD members responded for this call.

04/04/2012 : FIRE : Washington Ave (High Bridge)

2:17 pm Fire Box 1410 Level 3 - Tower 45 was dispatched for the structure fire with High Bridge at Custom Alloy. On arrival command advised fire was contained to dust collector and Tower 45 was staged in the parking lot. The crew of Tower 45 assisted with extinguishing the fire and venting the building. Tower 45 was back in quarters at 4:30 pm.

04/02/2012 : PUB : New St (Clinton)

CFD held our annual meeting at 7:30 pm on April 2. The annual meeting marks the beginning of our fiscal year and our election of officers. The following were elected to another term: Chief Steve Higgins, Deputy Chief Walter Dorf, President Jerry Malecki, Vice President Scott Wintermute, Secretary Matt Brown, Treasurer Bill Wintermute, and Trustee Tim Langston. Elected as new Trustees were Butch Runyon and Jack Daniels. Congrats to all and best of luck in the coming year!

03/30/2012 : MVA : I-78 East @ Ex 18 (Clinton Twp)

4:24 pm Fire Box 4601 Level 1 - Engine 45-1 was returning from previous call when Annandale Hose Company(46 Fire) was dispatched for MVA. As part of our shared service agreement with 46 Fire Engine 45-1 responded to assist. Engine 45-1 blocked traffic and assisted EMS. Engine 45-1 cleared the scene at 4:32 pm.

03/30/2012 : FIRE : Washington Ave (High Bridge)

5:55 pm Fire Box 1401 Level 3 - Dispatched with High Bridge Fire(14 Fire) for the report of smoke coming from a building. Chief 14 quickly determined it was from a vehicle starting up and cancelled all units at 5:58 pm. 14 CFD members responded.

03/30/2012 : FIRE : Main St (Whitehouse Station)

1:36 am Fire Box 2405 Level 3 - Dispatched to cover assignment at Whitehouse Fire Company(22 Fire). Engine 45-1(crew of 5) and Chief 45 responded to Station 22. Engine 45-1 was available to respond to calls in Readington, Lebanon, and Clinton Township while those department assisted at a 2 alarm fire in Tewksbury. Units cleared the cover assignment at 4:39 am.

03/30/2012 : MVA : Village Rd (Union Twp)

3:58 pm Fire Box 2545 Level 1 - Dispatched with Clinton EMS for the car vs. pedestrian MVA. Engine 45-1 and Chief 45 responded and were on scene in 4 minutes. CFD assisted EMS and were released at 4:16 pm.

03/28/2012 : FIRE : Landsdown Rd (Franklin Twp)

9:50 am Fire Box 9101 Level 1 - Dispatched with Quakertown Fire for the brush fire. Engine 45-1 responded but was cancelled by Chief 91 before arriving. Engine 45-1 was back in service a 10:08 am.

03/26/2012 : DRILL : New St (Clinton)

On Monday evening Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad (CFARS) brought ambulance BLS 45-53 and Heavy Rescue 455 to CFD for a drill. The drill consisted of CFARS members showing CFD what equipment is carried on their ambulances and the Heavy Rescue. CFD and CFARS work well together on incidents and this drill will make it easier for CFD to assist at accidents and other emergencies. CFD also showed CFARS members some features on Tower 45 that may be useful to them at certain rescue scenes. Thanks to CFARS for taking the time to show us your equipment.

03/26/2012 : FIRE : Main St (Whitehouse Station)

3:19 pm Fire Box 2278 Level 3 - Dispatched to cover Whitehouse Fire Company with Engine 45-1 while they operated at a dwelling fire in the East Whitehouse section of Readington Township. Engine 45-1 responded with 8 FF's and Deputy 45 responded in Car 45-2. Engine 45-2 returned to CFD at 5:54 pm.

03/21/2012 : FIRE : New St (Clinton)

Tower 45 responding to call in August 2011.

03/19/2012 : PUB : New St (Clinton)

Friday night grills are back again in 2012! CFD is pleased to announce the dates for this years Friday Night Grills. April 20, May 18, June 15, August 17, and September 21. Stay tuned for more details as the dates approach.

03/19/2012 : DRILL : Hoffman Farm (Union Twp)

On Monday participated in a drill hosted by Pattenburg Fire Department. CFD, Pattenburg, Quakertown, and High Bridge Fire Departments used an acquired structure on the Hoffman Farm to practice searching for victims. Members worked in teams and searched for victims in a small 2 story structure filled with fake smoke. Pattenburg, Clinton, High Bridge and Quakertown(fire) EMS provided crews to stand by and provide rehab services for the firefighters. This was a great opportunity to utilize buildings slated for demolition. Hopefully more training can be done before these structures are demolished.

03/19/2012 : MVA : I-78 West (Union Twp)

11:45 pm Fire Box 2549 Level 1 - CFD and Clinton Rescue were dispatched for a multi-vehicle MVA on I-78 west bound in the area of exit 13. Deputy 45 and Engine 45-1 responded. Engine 45-1 blocked traffic to protect emergency responders. The engine crew applied speedy-dry to a fluid spill and assisted Clinton Rescue. Eleven members responded and all units were back in quarters at 12:31 am.

03/15/2012 : MVA : Freedom Rd (Union Twp)

11:00 pm Fire Box 2546 Level 1 - CFD was dispatched with Clinton First Aid & Rescue for the MVA car vs. tree. Original location given as Pittstown Rd near HDC. MVA was located on Freedom Rd near Edna Mahon Prison. Chief 45 and Engine 451 responded and secured hazards on vehicle. Clinton Rescue handled patient care and transported victim with EMS-1 (Paramedics).

11/13/2009 : PUB : New St (Clinton)

The first four weeks of donations for our 2009 Clinton Fire Department Fund Drive have been received and we want to thank everyone who has contributed to date. We realize that the recession has hit everyone across the country and any support is much appreciated! Reminders to the community will be sent out in early December so please look out for those.

If you are outside our primary response area and would like to make a donation to the Fund Drive please send a check to Clinton Fire Department, P.O. Box 5062, Clinton, NJ, 08809 and write Fund Drive in the memo line. Our volunteers appreciate all the support that we get from the public.

Thanks again for your support and stay safe!

11/02/2009 : FIRE : Rt 513 (Alexandria Twp)

7:51 pm - Fire Box 4191 Level 2 - Route 513 in Alexandria Township for an electrical fire outside a dwelling. Tower 45 and Engine451 are assigned to this box to assist Quakertown Fire Company(91). Tower 45 and Engine 451 responded within 3 minutes but were canceled at 7:58 pm by 91 Fire who investigated and determined the fire was out and they handled the call. All CFD units were back in quarters at 8:07 pm.

10/31/2009 : PUB : New St (Clinton)

This Saturday is our Halloween open house and we would love to see you there. This annual community event has grown from strength to strength each year and many kids look forward to it months in advance. Along with all the fun and festivities we will be collecting canned and other non-perishable goods the Food bank of New Jersey. Please bring your food products and support this wonderful community effort.

The open house starts at 5 pm and ends around 9 pm. The event gives your family the opportunity to tour the apparatus and ask any questions that they may have about the volunteer fire service. We added a LARGE inflatable jumping castle to the list of attractions last year and it was a definite hit with both the firefighters and the kids. Along with the candy, juice and chips that were provided by ShopRite of Clinton, weíll also have fire prevention information available.

We look forward to seeing you at the fire house!

10/31/2009 : FIRE : Rt 513 (Union Twp)

10:47 am - Fire Box 2548 Level 1 - Hunterdon Developmental Center in Union Township for the suspicious package. Deputy 45 and Engine 451 arrived on scene and pulled a protective line while Human Services and State Police investigated. Police eventually determined the package to be harmless and all units were released at 11:42 am.

10/30/2009 : FIRE : Rt 31 (Annandale)

1:40 pm - Fire Box 4621 Level 1 - North Hunterdon High School for the fire alarm. Engine 451 is assigned to assist Annandale Hose Company(46) on this box. Engine 451 arrived with Tower 46 at 1:47 pm, Captain 46 assumed command. Tower and Engine crews investigated and found a faulty detector caused the alarm. All units were ready for service at 1:58 pm.

10/30/2009 : FIRE : Wal-Mart Plz (Clinton)

11:09 am - Fire Box 9106 Level 1 - Shop Rite in Franklin Township for the fire alarm. Tower 45 and Engine 451 are assigned to the box to assist Quakertown Fire Company(91) on this box. Deputy 91 and Engine 912 arrived first and investigated the alarm. Tower 45 arrived and staged in the rear of the building. 91 Fire units determined there was no alarm and the actual alarm was at the old Shop Rite building in Clinton Township. Annandale Hose Company was dispatched to investigate and all 45 fire units were ready for service at 11:33 am.

10/29/2009 : FIRE : West Main St (Clinton)

10:42 am - Fire Box 4504 Level 1 - West Main Street and Hancock Street for the reported vehicle fire. Chief 45 arrived at 10:44 am and determined the car was overheated and not on fire. All other units were canceled without responding. Chief 45 cleared the scene at 10:47 am.

10/20/2009 : FIRE : Rt 31 South (Clinton Twp)

10:03 am - Fire Box 4621 Level 1 - Fire Alarm at Ingersoll Rand Route 31 South in Clinton Township. Engine 451 is assigned to this box to assist the Annandale Hose Company(46). Engine 451 responded at 10:06 but were quickly canceled by Chief 46 when he was informed the alarm was actually a fire drill and the dispatcher alerted the fire box in error. CFD was ready for service at 10:08 pm.

10/20/2009 : MVA : Leigh St (Clinton)

3:47 pm - Fire Box 4503 Level 1 - Motor vehicle accident with entrapment Leigh Street and School Street in the Town of Clinton. Chief 45 arrived at 3:48 pm and found a car struck a house and a Clinton Rescue Squad EMT on scene was requesting a helicopter to med-i-vac the driver. Engine 451 arrived at 3:53 pm and quickly stretched a hose line to protect the Rescue Squad during extrication. Other CFD members assisted EMS and Rescue as needed. Annandale Hose Company(46) was requested for an Engine to set up the landing zone at Clinton Public School. Clinton Rescue Squad extricated the patient and paramedics determined the helicopter was not needed and Engine 461 was canceled as they arrived at the school. All CFD units were back in service at 4:38 pm.

10/19/2009 : FIRE : Rt 513 (Union Twp)

10:39 pm - Fire Box 2548 Level 1 - Fire alarm at Hunterdon Developmental Center, Cottage 11 - Quakertown(E-912) and Pattenburg(E-251) are also assigned to this box. Tower 45 and Engine 912 arrived at 10:45 followed by Engine 451 at 10:47. Members quickly investigated the alarm and found the cause to be burnt food in a microwave. Engine 251 was canceled without responding. All units were back in service at 11:01 pm.

10/17/2009 : FIRE : Fairview Ave (High Bridge)

12:02 pm - Fire Box 1402 Level 1 - Fire alarm at High Bridge Elementary School. Tower 45 is assigned to this box to assist the High Bridge Fire Department(14). Chief 14 arrived at 12:03 pm and quickly determined the alarm was in error and CFD was canceled at 12:06 pm.

10/16/2009 : PUB : Main St (Clinton)

October is a busy month for the Clinton Fire Department as we are involved with the haunted mill in town. Performances are scheduled for the evenings of October 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30 starting at 6:30 pm. The fire department assists the new comers club with this event and we are responsible for most of the construction (maze construction, ramps, prop installation etc) as well as providing fire protection services during event nights. This is a major fundraiser for us and all our members give a lot of time during the week and on weekends. I hope to see everyone at this wonderful event.

For more information please check out the haunted village website.

10/14/2009 : FIRE : Haverfarm Rd (Clinton)

8:18 am - Fire Box 4503 Level 1 - Fire Alarm on Haverfarm Road in the Town of Clinton. Hunterdon County Communication advised Chief 45 the alarm company received proper code after dispatch and was requesting cancellation. Chief 45 held all apparatus in station and proceeded non-emergent to ensure all was OK at the residence. Chief 45 arrived at 8:23 am and spoke to the resident who had set the alarm of in error. The scene was clear at 8:26 am.

10/11/2009 : FIRE : Frontage Dr (Franklin Twp)

6:06 pm - Fire Box 9106 Level 1 - Hampton Inn for a fire alarm. Clinton Engine 451 and Tower 45 respond mutual aid to Quakertown Fire Company (91) on this box. Chief 45 and Chief 91 arrived on scene at 6:10 pm. Chief 45 assumed command and Chief 91 was Operations Chief. Tower 45 arrived and was sent to the 4th floor to investigate the cause of the alarm. Engine 912, Engine 451, and Rescue 91 also responded and stood by on scene. 91 Police arrived on scene for a disorderly person complaint at the same time the FD's were investigating the alarm. Investigation determined the alarm was pulled by the disorderly person who was having a medical issue and was transported by Clinton EMS. The alarm was reset and all units returned to service at 6:36 pm.

10/09/2009 : FIRE : Main St (Clinton)

4:09 pm - Fire Box 4501 Level 1 - Town Restaurant, Main Street Clinton for a fire alarm. Engine 452 responded and arrived at 4:16 pm. Investigation determined the alarm was caused by cooking and there was no problem. All units returned to service at 4:21 pm.

10/09/2009 : FIRE : Rt 513 (Union Twp)

1:30 pm - Fire Box 2548 Level 1 - Hunterdon Developmental Center Cottage 17 for a fire alarm activation. Engine 451, Engine 912 (Quakertown), and Squad 25 (Pattenburg) responded to this incident. Investigation determined the alarm to be false, a bad detector was found. The detector was cleaned and replaced and the alarm was reset. All units returned to service at 2:02 pm.

10/08/2009 : FIRE : Rt 31 (Annandale)

8:21 pm - Fire Box 4621 Level 1 - North Hunterdon High School for a landing zone. This fire box is set up by Annandale Hose Company for fire calls at the school and Engine 451 is assigned. Annandale had sufficient manpower to handle this incident and CFD was cancelled at 8:22 pm.

10/05/2009 : FIRE : Rt 31 South (Clinton Twp)

At 7:18 pm Fire Box 4601 Level 4 - Gasoline leaking from a vehicle at the Valero Station on Route 31 south in Clinton Township. Engine 45-1 is assigned to Assist AHCo(46) on level 4 call in this box. Engine 45-1 and Deputy 45 arrived at 7:22 pm and assisted in containing the spill and the leak until Hunterdon County HazMat arrived on scene. All CFD units were ready for service at 8:51 pm.

10/02/2009 : FIRE : Frontage Dr (Franklin Twp)

At 2:31 pm Fire Box 9106 Level 1 - Fire alarm activation at the Hampton Inn in Franklin Township. Tower 45 and Engine 45-1 are assigned to assist Quakertown Fire Company(91) on this box. Tower 45 arrived at 2:37 pm and Engine 45-1 was canceled en route. The cause of the alarm was determined to be a faulty detector in a room and the system was reset. All CFD units were ready for service at 2:57 pm.

10/01/2009 : FIRE : Regional Rd (Clinton Twp)

At 5:58 pm Fire Box 4601 Level 2 - Smoke coming from a furnace on Regional Rd in Clinton Township. Tower 45 is assigned to this box to assist the Annandale Hose Company(46). Tower 45 arrived at 6:07 and assisted in ventilating the structure once it was determined to be a faulty furnace. Tower 45 returned to service at 6:26 pm.

10/01/2009 : FIRE : Fairview Ave (Clinton)

At 2:37 pm Fire Box 4502 Level 1 - Smoke odor in a dwelling on Fairview Ave in the Town of Clinton. Engine 45-2 arrived at 2:43 pm and determined the odor was caused by someone smoking in the residence there was no fire. Engine 45-2 was returned to service at 2:49 pm.

10/01/2009 : FIRE : Fairview Ave (High Bridge)

At 8:59 am Fire Box 1402 Level 1 - Fire alarm activation at the High Bridge Elementary School. Tower 45 is assigned to assist High Bridge Fire Department(14) on this box. Tower 45 arrived at 9:09 am and stood by per Chief 14 who had command. HBFD members determined the alarm was faulty and Tower 45 returned to quarters and was ready for service at 9:27 am.

09/29/2009 : FIRE : Rt 513 (Union Twp)

At 9:49 am - Fire Box 2548 level 1, Hunterdon Developmental Center cottage 18 for a fire alarm. Chief 45 arrived at 9:52 am and investigated the source of the alarm. The alarm was quickly determined to be false and all units were canceled. QFC(91) and PFC(25) are also assigned to this box. All units were ready for service at 9:55 am.

09/29/2009 : FIRE : Church St (High Bridge)

At 3:50 pm - Fire Box 1401 level 2, Church St in High Bridge Boro for a possible structure fire. CFD responds as mutual aid with High Bridge Fire Department(14) on this box. Deputy 14 arrived and determined the fire was out and canceled mutual aid companies at 3:53 pm.

09/28/2009 : FIRE : Maple Ave (Annandale)

At 6:50 pm - Fire Box 4607 level 2, Maple Ave in Annandale for a possible structure fire, smoke in the basement. CFD responded mutual aid on this call with Annandale Hose Company(46). Chief 45 arrived at 6:53 pm and established command. Engine 46-1 and Tower 46 arrived shortly after and began investigating the cause of the smoke. Chief 46 arrived and assumed command from Chief 45. High Bridge Fire was requested for ladder 14 due to CFD ladder being out of service. Engine 45-1 arrived at 6:55 pm. Crews thoroughly checked the basement and determined the cause of the smoke was a defective washing machine. The unit was disconnected and removed from the dwelling. All units returned to service at 6:33 pm.

09/26/2009 : FIRE : Center St (Clinton)

At 7:48 am - Fire Box 4502 level 1, Center St in the Town of Clinton for a residential fire alarm. Chief 45 and Deputy 45 arrived in 2 minutes and quickly determined the homeowner had burnt food while cooking and there was no problem. all units were canceled and returned to service at 7:54 am.

09/26/2009 : MVA : 78 East Ex 15 (Clinton)

At 5:35 am - Fire Box 2549 level 1, 78 east bound near exit 15 in Union Township for a Motor Vehicle Accident. CFD units arrived on scene and found a car had driven off 78 and rolled over landing near Freedom Rd. CFD members checked the vehicle for hazards and the Clinton Rescue Squad treated and transported the victims. All CFD units were back in Service at 6:37 am.

09/25/2009 : FIRE : Frontage Dr (Franklin Twp)

At 5:14 pm - Fire Box 9106 level 1, Hampton Inn in Franklin Township for a fire alarm. CFD responded mutual aid with Quakertown Fire on this box. Units arrived within 6 minutes and quickly determined the alarm was set off by paint fumes. All Units were back in service at 7:29 pm.

09/24/2009 : FIRE : West Main St (Clinton)

At 6:25 pm - Fire Box 4504 level 1, West Main St in the Town of Clinton for an outdoor ashtray fire. Chief 45 and Captain 45-1 arrived on scene at 6:28 pm and moved the ashtray away from the building and used a hose from the building next door to extinguish the fire. All other units were canceled and returned to service at 6:33 pm.

09/24/2009 : FIRE : (Clinton)

At 6:59 am - Fire Box 2549 level 1, reported brake fire on a tractor trailer interstate 78 14.4 mile marker in Union Township. CFD as well as Pattenburg Fire Company were dispatched to this call. Chief 45 arrived at 7:45 am and canceled all other units due to the fire being extinguished by the truck driver prior to arrival. All units were back in quarters at 7:20 am.

09/20/2009 : FIRE : Rt 513 (Union Twp)

At 4:43 pm Fire Box 2548 Level 1 was transmitted at HDC for an explosion and fire in a manhole. Chief 45 arrived in 2 minutes and found smoke coming from a manhole near cottage 17. Chief 45 set up command and was notified of multiple fire alarms and a smoke condition in cottage 12. Command requested the call be upgraded to a level 3 and a special call for Tower 46 due to CFD Tower being out of service. Units checked building to building verifying that the alarms were false and that no smoke or Carbon Monoxide was entering the buildings. The smoke condition in cottage 12 was caused by a compressor motor fire which was secured by FD members. Cottage 17 also had smoke condition which was determined to be coming from the manhole fire via conduit. 9 cottages as well as the hospital building were evacuated. HDC Engineering arrived and ensured that power was shut off and opened the manhole. Once units ensured all buildings were safe and there was no further danger all occupants were allowed to return to the buildings and the scene was turned over to HDC Staff. All FD and EMS units were back in service at 8:15 pm.

The following responded and assisted at the scene.
Fire Units: Clinton FD(Chief 45, Engines 45-1, and 45-2, Service 45) Quakertown (Deputy 91, Engine 91-2, Rescue 91) High Bridge (Chief 14, Deputy 14, Ladder 14) Annandale (Chief 46, Tower 46) Pattenburg (Squad 25) Lebanon (Squad 18(FAST))
Station Cover: Glen Gardner (Engine 12-2) and Lebanon (Ladder 18)
EMS: Clinton (Chief 45-5, BLS 4651, BLS 4554, BLS 4553, Rescue 45-5, Service 45-5) High Bridge (BLS 1451) Quakertown (BLS 9152) Flemington (BLS 4955) Bloomsbury (BLS 4352)
Hunterdon County: Deputy Fire Coordinators (Stephens & Rathborne) EMS Coordinator (Buchannon)
NJ Division of Fire Safety: Tim Weiss and Walter Zieser.

09/19/2009 : FIRE : Rt 513 (Union Twp)

At 10:17 am Fire Box 2548 Level 1 was dispatched for HDC Cottage 13 for the fire alarm activation. Engine 45-1 assisted by Chief 91, Engine 91-2, Engine 46-1, and Engine 25 found the alarm to be caused by water leaking into the alarm system. The alarm was cleared and the building was turned over to HDC Staff. All FD units returned to service at 10:45 am.

09/19/2009 : FIRE : Spruce Run Recreation (High Bridge)

At 8:39 am Engine 45-1 was dispatched with High Bridge for an alarm at Spruce Run Recreation area. The alarm was quickly determined to be false and CFD was cancelled without responding.

09/19/2009 : FIRE : Rt 513 (Union Twp)

At 2:10 am Fire Box 2548 Level 3 was dispatched for a possible fire in the hospital building at Hunterdon Developmental Center. Units arrived and found there was no fire, but a serious steam leak in the basement. The hospital was evacuated as fire units from Clinton, Quakertown, High Bridge, and Pattenburg worked with HDC Engineering to shut down the leak. The leak was stopped around 3:30 am and all units were clear of the scene by 4:00am.

09/19/2009 : FIRE : Beaver Ave (Clinton Twp)

At 5:53 am Engine 45-1 was dispatched with Annandale for an odor of gas at Amerigas on Beaver Ave. in Clinton Township. Units arrived quickly and determined there was no problem, all units were back in service at 6:09 am.

09/18/2009 : FIRE : Wellington Dr (Clinton Twp)

At 8:39 pm CFD was dispatched for Engine 45-1 on automatic mutual aid with Annandale Hose Company for a natural gas odor in a dwelling on Wellington Dr. Engine 45-1 arrived 9 minutes after dispatched and assisted with a gas meter to monitor the house. No readings were found and the gas company was notified. Engine 45-1 returned and was ready for service at 9:16 pm.

09/16/2009 : FIRE : Rt 513 (Union Twp)

At 8:29 pm Fire Box 2548 Level 1 was dispatched for the fire alarm at Hunterdon Developmental Center, Cottage 21. This box brings CFD, Quakertown(Engine 91-2), And Pattenburg(Engine 25). Chief 45 and Deputy 45 arrived in 3 minutes and quickly determined the cause of the alarm was accidental and all responding units except Engine 45-2 were canceled. The Engine crew double checked the building and reset the alarm. All Units were back in quarters at 8:46 pm.

09/16/2009 : FIRE : Old Hwy 22 (Clinton)

At 3:28 pm CFD was dispatched to (Fire Box 4501 Level 1)Old Highway 22 for an odor of gas behind the Hair Cutters. Chief 45 arrived in less than a minute followed by Engine 45-2 and quickly determined the source to be a small diesel spill behind the Laundromat. Absorbent was applied and units were back in quarters by 3:41 pm.

06/17/2009 : FIRE : Busy Day in Town (Clinton)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009: Clinton fire had a busy afternoon. At 1732 Clinton(45) and Quakertown(91) were dispatched on box 2548 for the vehicle fire. Deputy 91 arrived at a fully involved van in the parking lot of HDC. Deputy 91 assumed command and E451 arrived to begin an attack. Chief 45 arrived and command was transfered when Deputy 91 responded to an MVA in 91 Fire's first due. E91 and E452 arrived next and assisted in suppression efforts. Magnesium and a considerable fuel leak hindered efforts to extinguish the fire. Booms and pads were placed near catch basins to limit environmental damage from the leaking fuel. County Haz-mat was notified of the spill and all units were cleared at 1846.

At 1904 while Clinton firefighters were cleaning equipment and restoring apparatus to full duty, Box 4501 Level 3 was dispatched for the possible fire in the A&P. Units assigned to the box were Clinton(E451 & T45), Annandale(E461), High Bridge(T14), Quakertown(E91) and Lebanon Boro(FAST). Chief 45 arrived and assumed command. Workers advised there was smoke coming from a freezer unit in the store. E451 and T45 arrived on scene and quickly determined the fire had been put out by store employees with an extinguisher. The assignment was held to E451 and T45 all others were returned. Members checked for extension and shut off power to the unit before taking up. The Health Department and Fire Marshal 45 were notified and all fire units cleared the scene by 1925.

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