Liberty Corner Fire Company Assists Basking Ridge Fire Company at Fatal Crash January 31, 2013
Liberty Corner firefighters were summoned to assist the Basking Ridge Fire Company at a fatal traffic accident on the afternoon of January 31. Basking Ridge firefighters were operating at a call for wires down on Old Army Rd. when a report of a tree onto a vehicle was received in the area of 170 Mt. Airy Rd, just south of the YMCA. A large section of a tree broke off in high winds falling onto a utility truck driven by a long-time employee of H.W. Alward Construction on Mt. Airy Rd., Bernardsville. The impact of the falling tree pinned the driver in the vehicle, killing him instantly.
Liberty Corner and Basking Ridge firefighters extricated the victim under the direction of the New Jersey State Medical Examiner, Newark Office. Fire Companies also provided lighting and other assistance during the investigation and cleanup which lasted for more than three hours.
Passing of Ex-Chief Charles W. Deasy January 18, 2013
The fire company mourns the loss of LCFC Ex-Chief Charles W. Deasy.
Charlie served the fire company as Chief from 1973-1974 and as President from 1966-1967.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Deasy family.
House Fire on Benedict Crescent January 17, 2013
Liberty Corner firefighters were summoned to 6 Benedict Crescent at around 2:00pm, January 17 for a fire in a private residence. Chief Marc Friedman (40-10) arrived on scene and reported a working fire on the first floor with fire venting out the rear.
Engine 4 (40-104) arrived and firefighters quickly stretched a hose line and got water on the fire while other members hand stretched five-inch supply hose to the nearest hydrant. Shortly after the arrival of Engine 4, firefighters from Far-Hills Bedminster (Station 29) arrived to assist with search, extinguishment, and overhaul. The Lyons Veterans Administration Fire Department (Station 59) also responded with their FAST (Firefighter Assist and Search Team), as is standard procedure for all working building fires. Also responding from Liberty Corner Fire Company were Engine 2 (40-102) and Rescue 1 (40-151). Liberty Corner EMS also provided support on the scene.
The fire was initially reported by a resident at home at the time and is believed to have started with a Christmas tree in close proximity to a fireplace. There were no injuries and fire damage was limited to the room of origin, with smoke damage throughout the 2-story home.
The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Fatal Traffic Crash on Martinsville Rd. January 16, 2013
At 8:50pm on January 16, the Liberty Corner Fire Company was dispatched to a traffic crash with injuries on Liberty Corner Road in Bernards Township, near the Pingry School. Upon the arrival of Second Assistant Chief Dave Carroll (40-12), it was determined that there had been a head-on collision, with three injured, one significantly. Responding units were Rescue 1 (40-151) and Engine 2 (40-102).
Chief Marc Friedman (40-10) arrived and assumed command. Medevac was placed on standby. The Liberty Corner First Aid Squad arrived with two ambulances, and a third was requested from the Basking Ridge First Aid Squad (Station 20).
The driver was removed from one vehicle, as was the passenger from the second vehicle, but the driver of the second was significantly entrapped. The extrication was supervised by First Assistant Chief Pete Aprahamian (40-11). It was ultimately determined by paramedics that the driver had expired, and Medevac was canceled.
The fire company remained on the scene until 11pm, to provide lighting for investigating authorities.
2012 Ends With Liberty Corner Fire Company Assisting Basking Ridge Fire Company at Basement Fire December 31, 2012
With fewer than three hours remaining in 2012, Liberty Corner Fire Company was called to assist Basking Ridge Fire Company with a fire in the basement crawl space of a home at 519 S. Maple Ave.
The fire appears to have started as a result of fireplace embers falling down the cleanout chute, into the basement, igniting plastic sheeting used as a vapor barrier in the crawl space.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and cleared smoke from the basement and first floor.
This was Liberty Corner Fire Company's 520th call of 2012, far surpassing 2011's record of 441 calls.
Who We are
Comprised of 45 volunteers, the Liberty Corner Fire Company is responsible for providing fire and rescue service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township. In fact, we have been providing volunteer fire and rescue service to the Liberty Corner community since 1910.
As you may know, Bernards Township is divided into two main sections - Liberty Corner (in the southern portion of the Township) and Basking Ridge (in the northern portion of the Township). Within the Liberty Corner section of the Bernards, our fire and rescue service area is comprised of approximately 16 square miles (of the 26 square miles in Bernards Township) and over 6,500 residences and businesses. Therefore, if you live or work in the southern portion of Bernards Township, it is the Liberty Corner Fire Company that provides you with fire and rescue services.
In addition to protecting our community, the volunteers of the
Liberty Corner Fire Company are responsible for raising the majority of
the funds used to satisfy the fire company's annual operating budget.
Our volunteers work hard during the year to raise these necessary funds
through our Annual Fund Drive mailing, our holiday gift delivery and
the other fund raising
events we host each year. It is through the success of these fund raising efforts that we are able to provide the community with new and improved fire fighting and rescue equipment and our volunteer firefighters with the latest training in fire fighting and rescue techniques.
Please feel free to stop by and visit us at the Liberty Corner firehouse located at 95 Church Street (just west of the Liberty Corner school). Members can often be found at the firehouse on Monday nights (for training exercises) or late Sunday mornings (performing routine and preventive maintenance to the equipment). Additionally, please join us when we host our various events throughout the year such as our Memorial Day parade, our Fire Prevention Day and our Holiday parade to name a few. These events provide a fun and exciting way for you to visit the firehouse and meet the volunteers dedicated to protecting you, your family and our community.
We hope that you never need our services; however, if you do, rest assured that we will be there for you.