Station 26 responded with station 56 for a motor vehicle accident with an overturned vehicle and entrapment. Upon arrival the patient had self extricated himself. FD units secured the vehicle and awaited the tow truck.
Members of the Elizabeth Avenue Fire Company attended a memorial mass for Kevin Apuzzio. Kevin was tragically killed one year ago while rescuing a civilian at a structure fire. Ladder 26 and New Brunswick Ladder 2 formerly L-26 displayed the flag in front of the church. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Apuzzio family and our brothers at Station 27.
Elizabeth Avenue Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is having a Murder Mystery Dinner fund raiser. See the flyer for details.
Our entire region was hit with a powerful storm that dumped between 6-8 inches of rain. During a 30 hour period Station 26 was on stand-by and responded to dozens of calls. These calls included requests for dewatering at a number of residential homes rescuing motorists stranded in the flood waters fire alarms smoke conditions and providing coverage for the Bound Brook FD. Everyone did a great job under difficult conditions and with little rest. A special thank you to our Ladies Auxilary for their assistance in feeding our members.
The new Car 26 a 2007 Chevy Suburban is in production. All 4 stations in Fire District 1 are replacing their exsisting 1997 Ford Expeditions. PL Custom in Manasquan NJ is outfitting each of the new trucks delivery is expected in early May. Additional photos and details to follow.