On November 23rd, 2016 at 1:32pm Fire District #3 (East Franklin and Community Fire Dept) was dispatched to 253 Matilda Avenue Apt. 142 for the reported Kitchen Fire. Chief Calvo (25) arrived and confirmed smoke showing, at which time District 3 was re-toned for a working fire. Chief Krushinski (27) took on the role of operations and Squad 27 was first due. Deputy Chief Banks with Lt. Daughton and Foreman Victor, entered the apartment with a 1 inch and 3/4 hand line. The fire was quickly knocked down and held to the kitchen. Overhaul and Ventilation was completed with assistance from the crews of E-276 and E-278. There was no extension to any other apartment as confirmed by the crew of Ladder 25. Other units on scene were Air 27 and Utility 27. All operations were completed before 3pm. Thank you to New Brunswick FD for standing by at Station 27.
The following day on Thanksgiving, members of the East Franklin Fire Dept. dropped off a Thanksgiving dinner on 11/24/16 to the Urbina Family at the Residence Inn. The Urbina’s were the family who were displaced from the fire at 253 Matilda Avenue Apt. 142. We take great pride to care for members of the community. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and please be safe this holiday season!