May 17, 2013- At around 3:45pm, Allamuchy Fire was request to respond to RT80 for a reported car fire with flames showing. With engine 91-63 responding, Warren County dispatched informed Allamuchy Fire that NJSP was on scene confirming a fully involved pick-up truck fire.
Upon the arrival of 91-63, an inch and three quarter hand-line was stretch and put in service attacking the blaze. The fire was placed under control in about ten minutes and all units were clear of Rt80 within the hour.
May 14, 2013 - the Allamuchy Volunteer Fire Department hosted a tanker shuttle drill with their immediate mutual aid company’s. The drill site was set at Plainview Growers where Allamuchy firefighters responded from their firehouse, initializing a "normal’ fire response. As company officers arrived on scene, tankers and engines were immediately requested from Green Township, Independence Township, and Fredon Township.
As Allamuchy’s first due engine arrived on scene, a five inch supply line was dropped at the A/D corner up the driveway to the location of the fire. While Allamuchy’s tanker set up a dump pool at the beginning of the driveway, their ladder truck met up with the first due engine to begin fire attack.
While Green Township Fire Department set up a draft from the pools to feed Allamuchy, Independence Township set up a draft at the Longbridge draft site – the filling station for the tankers. Tankers from Allamuchy, Green, Independence and Fredon made laps between the two sites in an attempt to hold a steady water flow.
After the drill a brief review was held at the Allamuchy firehouse and refreshments were served.
May 5, 2013 - At around 3pm Allamuchy firefighters, along with Allaumchy-Green First Aid Squad, were alerted for a reported rollover motor vehicle accident on RT80. As Engine 91-63 went into service, they were given updates that the two occupants in the vehicle were able to self extricate themselves, but a motorcyclist was also involved in the wreck, who was only shaken up due to the accident happening directly in front of him.
As firefighters arrived on scene, they found a mason dump carrying quarry grit overturned, dumping its load across the highway. Firefighters quickly assisted rescue personnel with the two victims, stabilized the truck, and gained access to the engine compartment to cut the battery. During size-up, it was also discovered that a large container of diesel fuel was also involved resulting in the dispatch of Warren County Hazmat.
Further investigation appears that the mason dump had a blow out while traveling east-bound in the slow lane, lost control of the vehicle, went air born off the center median and rolled across the 3 lanes of highway going west-bound.
State Police requested DOT to respond to the scene with a street cleaner to assist with clean up as traffic backed up both directions for over 4 miles. The official cause of the accident is under investigation by NJSP.
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Upon the arrival of Allamuchy’s engine 91-63, the siding of the garage was on fire due to a mulch fire. The fire quickly spread up the siding of the structure, but thanks to an alert neighbor, the bulk of the fire was knocked down with a garden hose prior to the fire truly advancing.
Firefighters conducted overhaul on the structure hitting any remaining hotspots, and further extinguished the mulch fire.
Units were clear of the scene approximately 60 minutes after dispatch.
Allamuchy-Green 1st Aid Squad and Hackettstown Fire Department assisted with the fire, and the Allamuchy Ladies Auxiliary provided water and food.
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FEBRUARY 25 - Around 2am, Allamuchy Firefighters responded to RT80 west for a reported tractor-trailer accident, truck into the woods. Upon the arrival of first due units, the semi was found off the embankment with the trailer hung up on the guardrail. Two lanes of the highway were shut down as firefighters secured the truck and helped rescue personnel aid the driver. Units remained on scene until DOT arrived, as well as 3 heavy wreckers.