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Volunteer Fire/EMS

Mission Statement

The purpose of this Department shall be to provide fire, rescue and Emergency Medical Services. The preservation of lives, the protection of property, and the giving of aid to all victims of sudden illness, accident, or act of nature shall be paramount.

 

We are currently looking for new members to join the fire company.  If you are interested and would like to join, please stop in to see us.  We are there on Monday nights for drill nights.  You can help serve the community and be a part of the Green Brook Fire-EMS  family.

 

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Our Volunteer Fire Company

In November, 1927, two garages and a house were destroyed by fire due to the inability of neighboring towns’ fire department to respond to the fire call in time to save these properties.

Realizing the seriousness of inadequate fire protection, a group of men – Clarence Scheurman, William Scheurman, George Wadge, Fred Fink, John B. Buckalew, Joseph Tetlow, Edward J. Kappelmann and William Gaub – organized the first fire company of Green Brook.

A sum of approximately $500 was raised by public subscription and with this money they bought an old 1918 Republic Truck equipped with two 40-gallon acid and soda tanks.  This put the new North Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Company (its name changed to Green Brook Volunteer Fire Company in 1932) in business.  Lacking suitable storage space for their truck, Fred Fink offered the use of his garage (without doors) as a fire house.  With a treasury balance of $100, doors were installed on Fink’s garage (in lieu of rent) and a siren purchased for $35.00.

Pressed for space they bought the “Little Gray School House” for one dollar in 1928 and moved it to the site it occupied until 1971.  This one room building, built around 1857 was the seat of learning for Green Brook children for over 70 years.  It was this building which became part of Green Brook’s first fire house.  Later expanded to include a garage and meeting room, it has served Green Brook well and laudable as a functional and entertainment center until October, 1971, when the new firehouse was erected.

 

How to join:

As a Volunteer Firefighter, you will be required to perform a wide variety of tasks.  These tasks are very diverse and may include rescue and care of victims; fire prevention; cleanup; hazardous containment; and/or community service. Firefighters will complete the NJ Firefighter I course, the NJSP Hazardous materials Awareness course, and the SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) training. 

 

Morris County Fire Academy - https://academy.morriscountynj.gov/fire/dates/

Middlesex County Fire Academy - http://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/Government/Departments/PSH/Pages/Fire-Academy.aspx

Hunterdon County Fire Academy - http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/911/calendar.html

Somerset County EMS Academy schedule - https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/home/showdocument?id=26642

 

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Contact us at:

115 Greenbrook RD

 Green Brook, NJ 08812

Phone: (732) 968-0121

 Fax: (732) 968-0036