Latest Incidents in 2012
In may of 2012 the Green Brook Fire and EMS departments were dispatched to the utility pole on fire at the intersection of Route 22 and King George Road. Upon arrival it was determined that the down wires ignited an underground gas main. After the power and gas were turned off the Fire Department extinguished the Fire. Green Brook had 2 engines on scene and 1 ambulance. Middlesex Fire Department was requested to stand by on the other side of the intersection because Green Brook couldn’t gain access due to downed wires.
From the Green Brook Fire-EMS Archives
In winter of 2012 the Green Brook Fire-EMS Department and Somerset Medical Center EMS were dispatched to Warrenville Road near the top of the hill for the two-car motor vehicle accident with 2 overturned cars. Two people were transported from the scene by EMS. The Fire Department Extricated 1 person and stabilized both vehicles.
Following a blizzard during the winter of 2011 the Green Brook Fire and EMS departments were called mutual aid into North Plainfield for a structure fire with entrapment. The EMS department sent two ambulances one for rehab and one for a patient from the fire. The fire department sent one truck and one engine to the scene.
Just before the Departments Annual Installation dinner in January 2011 the Fire and EMS departments were dispatched to Route 22 near the Bridgewater border for a motor vehicle fire. Upon arrival no passengers could be located and it was only determined after the fire was extinguished that the driver abandoned the vehicle.
In the summer of 2011 the Fire and EMS departments were dispatched to route 22 for the motor vehicle that drove off the highway and into the woods. None of the passengers were injured.
In the fall of 2011 the Green Brook Fire and EMS departments were dispatched to the intersection of Route 22 and Cramer Ave for a motor vehicle fire. An ambulance stood by while two engine companies worked to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported.
On a Friday in the summer of 2010 the Green Brook Fire Department and Somerset Medical Center EMS were called to assist an individual who was ran over by his vehicle. A State Police Medevac Helicopter flew the person to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for further treatment. The next morning the Green Brook EMS department was call to assist a cyclist who fell off his bike and hit a guardrail. The Green Brook Fire Department established a landing zone and a State Police Medevac Helicopter also flew that person to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for further treatment.
A passerby reported an early-evening commercial fire in Green Brook on Oct. 23, 2010. Crews were dispatched to Green Brook Cycle & Marine at 367 Route 22 East around 5:30 p.m. Initial calls reported heavy smoke showing from the structure. There were heavy fire conditions inside with heavy smoke pushing throughout the entire structure. Firefighters were unable to make the interior attack due to conditions and set up a defensive attack from the start. Several exterior hand lines and portable ground monitors were set up surrounding the structure. In addition, Green Brook, Dunellen and Middlesex ladder trucks set up elevated master streams. Engines from Middlesex and Dunellen and tankers from Warren Township were brought to scene to provide an additional water supply. There was an approximate 2,000-foot relay pumping operation established along Route 22. The fire was brought under control about 8:30 p.m. and the business was completely destroyed. Somerset County Hazardous Materials Team was summoned to the scene due to flammable and combustible liquids present in the water runoff.