Oct 122015

On Wednesday October 7th Chief Russo, Capt Dante, Capt DeVizio and F/F Valentino made stops at each elementary school to educate the students on the importance of fire safety at home and in the schools.

The crew reviewed importance of escape planning, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and cooking safety!



Sep 072015

imageimageOn Sunday September 6th, Community, Mount Bethel and Mount Horeb fire companies responded to Mary St for a reported Mulch Fire. Engine 61-103 provided initial suppression while Squad 61 and Engine 61-102 provided manpower, fire suppression and water supply support. Firefighters operated for approximately 60 minutes to control and deescalate the situation.




Aug 282015

On Wednesday night, members of Mount Bethel, Community and Mt. Horeb Fire Companies participated in the collective Warren Twp. Fire Department drill. The topic of training was Stand-pipe operations – something that we don’t routinely get access to. A property owner in town was kind enough to arrange for access to their facility after hours and use it for training purposes. We deployed Mount Horeb’s Engine 61-2 to feed the stand-pipe while two mixed fire company teams were deployed into subdivision-2 (two stories below grade parking deck) and deployed two hand-lines into operations. The “charlie team” deployed and flowed water out the deck while the “alpha team” deployed to above floor (simulating operating below the fire level) and flowed water out of the deck as well. The opportunity to operate a non-simulated stand-pipe setup is an excellent opportunity and we all learned something from the drill!


Jan 252015

Just a friendly reminder to all the residents of Warren to please help us by ensuring that your nearby fire hydrant has been shoveled out. Being able to locate and quick utilize fire hydrants is crtical for operations. So while we’re out running fire calls, please please please go outside and shovel out your neighborhood fire hydrant.

Nov 262014

HazMat 2014

The Mount Bethel Fire Company responded to a reported fuel leak from a vehicle last week. Upon arrival fire units confirmed the leak and requested Somerset County HazMat for assistance. The fire department worked to contain the leaking fuel as shown in the picture using “portable containment pools”. The Somerset County HazMat team assisted with the mitigation of small amount of fuel in the storm drain system.
The owner of the vehicle arrived with a tow company and secured the leak and towed the vehicle in for service.

May 292014

As summer is around us and many of you will be opening your pools for the summer, please take an opportunity to watch this video. It could save a life!


Apr 032014

Fire Department Response Totals for the 1/1/2014 to 3/31/2014 quarter.
Data Source – Fire service software reporting system (NFIRS compliance)

Total calls for period: 126

Mount Bethel Fire Company #1
SQUAD 61            71 responses
RESCUE 61          67 responses
UTILITY 61-1        26 responses
CAR 61-2              39 responses

Mount Horeb Fire Company #2
ENGINE 61-2        21 responses
UTILITY 61-2          5 responses
BRUSH 61               1 response

Community Fire Company #3
ENGINE 61-3        38 responses
UTILITY 61-3        16 responses

Washington Valley Fire Company #4
ENGINE 61-4          3 responses
TOWER 61              2 responses

Warren Township Fire Department
Chief 61                  24 responses
Personal                 24 responses