Amwell Valley Fire Company would like to give a huge congratulations to new firefighters Xander Dowd and Nick Brunetti on passing their Firefighter 1 exams.
These two young men have been working hard in and out of the firehouse and we could not be more proud of them. We look forward to seeing them in action.
Last night, crews from AVFC headed up to the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center (HCESTC) to take part in a live burn.
In this drill, our firefighters enter a building that has actual structure fire conditions - flames, smoke, low visibility, etc. Multiple situations are given, such as search and rescue, with different officers in command and firefighters in different teams and roles.
This gives our firefighters a chance to keep their skills honed in real life conditions, while still in a controlled environment.
Big thanks to Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps for taking the ride up with us to be there in case any of our guys needed their assistance.
Last night at 21:29, AVCF was dispatched to Boss Rd. for the smell of smoke in a house. Crews were joined on scene by West Amwell Fire Company, Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company, and Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps.
After searching the premises for an hour, crews were able to locate two wires touching in the residence’s electrical box that were creating the smell.
Great job by everyone who responded, and big thanks to our mutual aid companies.