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Quakertown Fire Company

PO Box 34
Pittstown NJ 08867

908.735.5220

 
 
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Station 91 Fire/Rescue is located at 67 Quakertown Road in Franklin Twp, Hunterdon County. We provide primary fire protection and rescue services to a 49-square mile area that covers all of Franklin and parts of Alexandria and Union Townships. QFC provides EMS transport and first-responder services to the residents of Franklin Twp as well. Our first-due response area is comprised of large single-family homes, light-industry and commercial business zones, farms and two private airfields.

Station 91 runs one Engine, one Squad, two Tenders, one Heavy Rescue, one Brush unit, two Basic Life Support Ambulances and numerous support vehicles. Our station consists of staffing that is volunteer.

The Quakertown Fire Company is always looking for new members. Whether or not you have experience as a firefighter/EMT and if interested, call (908) 735-5220 or stop-by the station on a Monday night. We would be happy to give you a tour and explain what the QFC is all about!!!


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QFC to hold Annual Soup and Easter Flower Sale
Monday, April 14, 2014 
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The Quakertown Fire Company will be hosting its Annual Easter Flower sale on Easter Weekend, April 18-19th. The hours for the sale will be Good Friday 9AM-5PM and Saturday 9AM-5PM. This year's soup choices are Corn and Crab, Pasta Fagioli,and Chicken Tortilla. Soup is $ 5, includes bread and can be delivered if local. The sale benefits the EMS Division and the QFC Junior Members For information or to pre-order your soup, call QFC at 908-735-5220.

 
   
   
Busy 36 Hours
   
Saturday, March 15, 2014 
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The last 36 hours have been busy with Engine 91 and Rescue 91 taking in a house fire on Thursday night in the Town of Clinton, a logging accident with a fly-out in Franklin Twp for Squad 91, Rescue 91 and Car 91-2 on Friday morning, another basement fire for Engine 91 and Tender 91-2 this morning on Croton Road in Delaware Twp. Add a few ambulance runs and thanks to all who have helped QFC make it happen

 
Tender, Rescue, Ambulance work East Amwell 3rd Alarm Fire
   
Friday, February 28, 2014 
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At 21:20 hours, Tender 91-2 was dispatched as part of the 2nd Alarm for a structure fire at the Peacock General Store on Lindbergh Road in East Amwell Twp. Tender 2 responded with their in-house crew and dropped their 3000 gallon folding tank upon arrival and hauled water for 4 hours. Fifteen minutes later, Rescue 91 was requested to the scene for a 2nd RIC and responded immediately with 6 volunteers. Rescue 91's crew assisted in numerous fireground roles once the fire was an outside operation. At 22:31, Ambulance 91-52 was requested to stand-by at Amwell Valley Ambulance to cover the southern portion of the county. All units were back in service by 03:00.

 
Afternoon Garage Fire in Alexandria Twp
Thursday, February 20, 2014 
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This afternoon at 1:30, Box 41-91 Level 3 was dispatched for the barn fire on Mt Salem Road in Alexandria Twp. The box called for QFC (Fire and EMS), Tower 45 (Clinton), Engine 16-1 and Tender 16 (Kingwood), Tender 25 (Pattenburg), Rescue 11 (Frenchtown), QVEMS and RIC 14 (High Bridge). Smoke was visible from the station and Chief 91 requested the West County Water Tender Task Force. Within 5 minutes of dispatch, Squad 91, Tender 91-2 and Ambulance 91-51 were on the road with 10 and arrived to find a storage barn which had partially collapsed due to the weight of the snow on fire. Crews deployed both 2" lines and darkened down the fire while Rescue 11's crew put the 2.5" into service. Additional crews started overhaul which was assisted by the homeowner using a backhoe. The fire was under control within 30 minutes and companies operated for 2 hours. While working the fire scene, Engine 49-2 (Flemington) and Tender 92-2 (Milford) stood-by at QFC.

 
   
   
QFC BBQ coming back on Saturday March 1st
   
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 
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Tired of Snow? So are the volunteers at the Quakertown Fire Company, so on March 1st, they are breaking out the grill and cooking up some chicken as well as pulled pork to be sold to the public starting at 11AM. The menu consists of Pulled Pork Sandwich with 2 sides or a Quarter Chicken with 2 sides and a drink for $ 8. Two Soups, Broccoli and Cheese and Shrimp and Corn Chowder, will be served with a roll for $5. Delivery will be offered if you live in our fire district. Those wishing to pre-order should call the fire station at 908-735-5220. The Quakertown Fire Company provides Fire, Rescue and Medical services to central Hunterdon County including the townships of Alexandria, Franklin and Union. The QFC station is located at 67 Quakertown Road in Pittstown

 
QFC Ambulances get new Equipment
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 
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YOUR donations and support of our fundraisers have allowed QFC to place 2 new AEDs in service today on our 2 ambulances. Technology is ever changing and with your support QFC can keep up-to-date with important lifesaving equipment like AEDs. THANK YOU! Your next chance to support QFC is March 1st at our "WE HATE SNOW" BBQ at the fire station.

 
   
   
Triple-Pull for Alexandria Twp House Fire
   
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 
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Rescue 91 was dispatched on the 1st Alarm on Box 41-01 for a house fire on Rt 619 in Alexandria Twp (Frenchtown Fire). The fire went to 4 Alarms bringing Rescue 91, Engine 91, and Tender 91-2 with 14. Companies were in quarters by 6 PM.

 
QFC honors Chief Patkochis on his 50th Year of Service
   
Monday, February 3, 2014 
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QFC honored Chief Charles Patkochis and his family for 50 years of service to the fire company at the Annual Banquet. During those 50 years, Chief Patkochis has been Chief of the company for 20 years (8 different terms) and served as the County Fire Coordinator for 6 years. Last year, Chief Patkochis answered 167 calls for service meaning all 50 years have been very active. Certainly things have changed since 1964, but the mission remains the same. Congrats Chief!

 
Engine 91 relocates to the State Capital and works a fire
   
Thursday, January 30, 2014 
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Engine 91 was requested as part of a county task force to respond to the City of Trenton due to multiple fire burning in the city including a 5-alarm warehouse fire. Engine 91 joined Engine 21-2 (Raritan Twp), Engine 26 (West Amwell), and Tower 46 (Annandale). Upon our arrival at Trenton Fire HQ, Engine 91 was immediately sent with a member of Trenton Rescue 1 to a working three-story duplex fire on Monmouth Street. Crews worked in fire suppression for 3 hours with Trenton, Delran, Hope Hose and Hamilton Twp firefighters. Once the fire was extinguished, Engine 91 was released to return to Hunterdon County. Riding Engine 91, ya just never know where you might end up.

 
Sunday Mandatory Training
   
Sunday, January 26, 2014 
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QFC hosted the Annual Mandatory Training Session on Haz-Mat, Right to Know, Confined Space and Blood Borne taught by the Hunterdon County ESTC. 40 volunteers attended being joined by other responders from High Bridge, Lebanon Twp and a handful of other companies.

 
Mid-day accident sends vicitm to tramua center
   
Friday, January 24, 2014 
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At 12:35, QFC units were dispatched to Allens Corner Road and Croton Road for the motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Follow-up phone calls indicated a patient seriously injured and possibly trapped. Ambulances 91-51 and 91-52, Rescue 91 and Squad 91 responded with 9 personnel and quickly removed the patient and transported to Sky Manor Airport to meet NORTHSTAR. Units were available in an hour.

 
First QFC Chicken BBQ on Feb 8th
   
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 
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Need Comfort Food yet? On Saturday, Feb 8th, QFC will be holding its first Chicken BBQ of the year at the fire station. Let's hope its warmer by then!

 
First Due House Fire in Union Twp
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 
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This evening around 530 at the height of the snow, Box 25-91 (QFC First-due) was dispatched for a fire in the walls of a house on Rt 579 in Union Twp. The box called for QFC Fire and EMS, Tower 45 (Clinton), Engine 25-2 and Tender 25 (Pattenburg) Pumper Tender 46 (Annandale), Ladder 14 and RIC 14 (High Bridge) and QVEMS. Squad 91 arrived with smoke showing from the front door of a two-story and crews stretched and started opening up in the area of the fireplace. Additional companies from QFC checked for extension on the floor above and opened up, while Tower 45 laddered the house. Once the fire was extinguished, crews tore apart the walls and ended the overhaul process by foaming the area. Additional units were recalled while Pumper-Tender 46 was relocated to QFC to stand-by. QFC units responding were Squad 91, Tender 91-2, Engine 91, Rescue 91 and Ambulance 91-51 with 17 volunteers. Crews also responded to an additional fire and EMS calls during the evening snow.

 
   
   
Poss Chimney Fire in Franklin Twp
Companies operate under the watchful eye of Chief Patkochis
   Companies operate under the watchful eye
      of Chief Patkochis
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 
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This afternoon, QFC as well as Tower 45 (Clinton) and Squad 14 (High Bridge) were dispatched to Upper Kingtown Road in Franklin Twp for the possible chimney fire. Squad 91 with 4 arrived within 5 minutes and investigated a reported smoke condition on the 1st floor. Additional crews from Engine 91 checked the 2nd floor while Rescue 91, BLS 91-51 and Tender 91-2 staged. Once the fire was extinguished in the stove, Tower 45 laddered the chimney and checked for any issues. Squad 14 relocated to QFC to stand-by. The smoke condition was possibly caused by a venting issue.

 
Rescue 91 runs 3rd-Alarm Fire in Flemington
Rescue 91 arriving
   Rescue 91 arriving
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 
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Right after lunch, Box 49-02 (Flemington) was dispatched for the apartment building fire at the Hunter Hills Complex. The fire quickly went to the 2nd Alarm which brought Rescue 91 and Car 91-1 with 7 firefighters to the scene. The fire then escalated to the 3rd Alarm which requested a full response from QFC. Engine 91 went enroute only to be cancelled when crews from QFC, Flemginton Fire Dept, Flemington-Raritan Rescue and Raritan Twp Fire got the fire under control. All units were back inservice by 2pm

 
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