It's that time of the
year.... Santa Claus made his annual tour around the township with the
Princeton Junction Fire Company. With the help of fire trucks to
announce his arrival and his firefighter elves to hand out candy canes,
Santa rode through the streets of West Windsor joyfully exclaiming "Ho
the Princeton Junction Fire Company would like to wish everyone a very
Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year.
The members of the Truck
Committee took a trip to the KME Factory for the final inspection of
Rescue Pumper. The trip gave the members a chance to look over the
truck ensuring that all the details of production were completed as
specified. The truck will now go to ESI, Inc. to be fitted with
Holmatro rescue equipment. Some of the features include a 25 kW Onan
generator, 2 Wilburt light towers, a CAT C9 diesel engine, an Allison
transmission, a portable winch, a hitch receiver at the front and rear
the vehicle, and warning package from Code 3 and Whelen.
In the early morning of
Monday August 25th Princeton Junction and West Windsor Volunteer Fire
Fighters responded to a fully involved apartment fire at 305 Trinity
in the Canal Pointe development. Initial reports were a fire on the
of the third floor. Chief 44 arrived on location reporting fire showing
third floor and extending to the roof, and he entered the building with
Windsor Police officers to evacuate residents. Crews quickly
water supply and began master stream operations. Once the bulk of the
was knocked down crews began an interior attack and checked for
The fire was under control in roughly 45 minutes. Crews remained on
for several hours checking for extension and assisting with the
Companies that responded included Princeton Junction Station 44, West
Windsor Station 43, Plainsboro Station 49, Princeton First Aid and
Squad 168, The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, and West Windsor
In the early evening hours of
July 16th Princeton Junction fire fighters responded with West Windsor
Company to a 2-alarm house fire at 2 Restrick Court. Upon arrival the
was fully involved and crews had to start with a defensive attack from
exterior. Multiple master streams were placed into operation and in
for several hours.
On Wednesday April 30th at
9:35 PM, Princeton Junction and West Windsor Volunteer fire fighters
dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Clarksville
A group of Princeton Junction members were clearing up from a special
at the Baskin Robins in Plainsboro and quickly responded in Engine 44.
Chief 44 (Huber) arrived on location confirming 1 patient entrapped.
44 and Engine 44 arrived on scene at the same time and quickly went to
extricating the patient, who was thrown to the rear of the vehicle due
the lack of seat belt use. A door pop of the sliding door on the van
was performed allowing access to the patient for awaiting EMS
Crews remained on location for a short time while the vehicle was
onto a wrecker and the roadway cleared of debris.
The annual installation
dinner was held on January 19th, 2008 at the Mercer Oaks Country Club.
Members from the Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company & West
Volunteer Fire Company, along with their guests, enjoyed an evening of
dinner and dance. Elected officers from each company where sworn in by
Windsor Council President Will Anklowitz. Service awards were
door prizes were won, conversation was plenty and a good time was had