Updated: Jan 5, 2019
On Monday November 5th at 17:05 Station 51, along with all other Hopewell fire companies and Rescue 23 (Lawrenceville Fire Company), were detailed to Shrewsbury Ct. of Brandon Farms in Hopewell Township for a structure fire. Deputy 51 arrived on scene with fire showing from the A/D corner of an end unit of a multi family structure. Deputy 51 established command and requested the 1st alarm. This upgrade added an additional tower out of Lawrence as well as RIT 30 (Ewing Fire Division 30).
Rescue 51 and Rescue 23 arrived simultaneously. Rescue 51 established a water supply and laid in to the structure. 1.75” lines were immediately pulled and stretched to the building. Rescue 23 was tasked with interior attack while the Rescue 51 crew was sent to the roof to begin ventilation operations. Tower 51 was ordered to position itself in front of the structure and raise the aerial to begin master stream operations. Station 51 put its entire fleet on the road besides Special Services 51 and Brush 51. Command placed the fire, which was contained to a single unit, under control 30 minutes after the initial dispatch. Units were released after overhaul operations were complete. All Pennington units cleared the scene within 2 hours. Lawrence companies responded directly from the scene to a reported appliance fire in their district.
Tower 60 (Princeton Fire Department), Engine 31 (Prospect Heights Volunteer Fire Company) and Tanker 71 (Upper Makefield Fire Company) covered our house while we operated at this incident. Thank you to these stations and all other mutual aid companies for your assistance!
No further details will be released regarding this incident
*Approved for release by Chief 51