Welcome to the official web site of the Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company, Station 26 of Franklin Township, Somerset County New Jersey.
The Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company has protected the northern portion of Franklin Township, Somerset County since 1942. Our completely volunteer membership operates an engine, ladder truck and a haz-mat response unit from our Wiley Drive firehouse. Our primary response area consists mainly of high-tech industries, large area distribution facilities, multi-story offices and hotels, a quickly growing residential area, two miles and two interchanges of Interstate Route 287.
Ladder 26 serves as the primary ladder truck company for Franklin Township Fire District One and the Borough of Millstone, and responds to all fires and smoke condition calls, district-wide. Haz-Mat 26 responds to all hazardous materials incidents in Fire District One and Franklin Township.
In 2020 we responded to over 900 calls for assistance, including fires, automatic fire alarms, motor vehicle accidents and other service calls. The time our membership devoted to training resulted in hundreds of man-hours being donated by our membership to the citizens of Franklin Township.
We are always looking for new members in all capacities. We accept members not only from our response area, but also the surrounding area and surrounding communities. See our Volunteer page for more information.
The Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company is a member of the following organizations:
- Franklin Township Fire District One
- Franklin Township Fire Chiefs’ Association
- Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy
- Somerset County Firemen’s Association
- NJ State Firemen’s Association
- NJ State Fire Chiefs’ Association
- International Association of Fire Chiefs
- National Fire Protection Association