Organized in 1934, the North Stelton VFC operates as one of six fire districts serving Southern Piscataway Township. Sixty active volunteers provide Fire, Rescue & BLS level EMS transport services answering an annual average of 1,100 alarms (300 Fire/800 EMS). 

FIREHOUSES

MONUMENTS

ARTWORK

SLOGANS

KITSCHY

ANTIQUES

FIREMATIC HISTORY

Engine 621/622 - 1994/1995 Spartan/Smeal 1500 gpm/500 gal./40 gal. foam

Originally seating ten, both rigs were modified with storage space in lieu of two jumpseats. They feature a 3 KW gas generator powering a 2,000 watt light tower and safety features including a back-up camera and rubber stopping bumper. A “unyque” feature of these rigs is a diamond plate “rain cover” attached to the rear outer cab wall to shield the pump operator against inclement weather. Their equipment complement includes (4) 1-3/4” pre-connects, a 2-1/2” “blitz” line, 600’ of 3” supply line and 1,150’ of 5” LDH. Engine 622 which was built on a ladder chassis is emblazoned with “Silverton Strong” to honor their service to the Ocean County community of Silverton following Hurricane Sandy.

Special thanks Chief of Department John Scarpa for his assistance in positioning the apparatus for photos and providing background information on the dept’s operations.

Brush 624 - 2002 Hummer H1/Danko 500 gpm/200 gal.

Responding to brush and nuisance fires, it features a hydraulic PTO pump with pump & roll capability and a remote control front mount nozzle. It is equipped with a 200’ booster reel, 200’ 1-3/4” pre-connect, 300’ of 3” supply line and EMS gear (for response to EMS alarms during inclement weather).

Rescue 625 - 1989/1990 Spartan Gladiator/Ranger

This “unyque“ rig features a three door cab with a walk-in/walk-through body equipped with a command post. Featuring a 12 kw diesel generator, 4,500 watt light tower and 10,000 lb. winch, it is equipped for vehicle extrication, high/low angle, confined space and water/ice rescue. The first rig among the fleet to display the Incredible Hulk mascot, it was one of the last Ranger brand rigs constructed - locked behind the gates of the factory after the company closed (while already paid for), Rescue 625 was “extricated” from the lot by members of the department after some on-the-spot “forcible entry” training! The final touches were completed locally and the rig entered service with a good story behind its’ “birth” into the fire service (remember Every Fire Truck Has A Story!).

Ladder 627 - 2011 Pierce Velocity 105’/1500 gpm/500 gal.

Featuring a 15KW generator, this rig replaced a 1994 Smeal 75’ rear mount aerial quint.

North Stelton VFC operates their entire fleet from this six bay firehouse.