Stirling Fire Company

Burger King Car Fire

Tuesday, November 20, 2012  At approximately 8:15am Stirling fire and Long Hill units were dispatched to the Valley Road Burger King for a car fire with possible exposure problems. Stirling Chief 1 (Gallo) arrived and reported a well involved engine compartment fire on a sedan with negative exposure issues. Stirling Engine 24 arrived first due and stretched a bumper line with Engine 22 arriving shortly thereafter and stretching a secondary line for safety. The fire was extinguished and units  cleared about an hour later. Unfortuneately, the car valued near $60,000 was totaled.



Working Fire At Delta Gas Station

Monday, November 12, 2012  At approximately 8:21pm Stirling fire and all Long Hill agencies were dispatched to the Delta Gas Station on Valley Road for the reported building fire. Stirling Chief 1 (Gallo) arrived and confirmed a working fire in a small bathroom and office facility near the gas pumps. Heavy fire was showing from all windows as Stirling Engine 24 arrived first due and initiated an exterior attack. The fire was brought under control quickly and units cleared the scene around 9:45pm.

Units Operating: (Stirling) Engines 22,24 Rescue 26  (Millington) Ladder   (Berkeley Heights) Rapid Intervention Crew   (Lyons VA) Ladder   (Long Hill First Aid)



Fire in Walls on Long Hill Road

Tuesday, November 6, 2012   At approximately 4:08am Stirling fire along with other Long Hill emergency units were dispatched to Long Hill Road for a smoke condition in a residence. Upon arrival, patrol confirmed the smoke condition and secured the occupants. Once on location Stirling Chief 1 (Gallo) established command and arriving crews searched for the fire. Using the Thermal Imaging Camera, interior crews located the fire in the walls adjacent to the fireplace. After an extensive effort to access it, the fire was knocked down and placed under control. Units cleared the scene around 6:45am.

Units Operating: (Stirling) Engines 22, 24  (Millington) Ladder  (Berkeley Heights) Rescue  (Lyons VA) Ladder  (Liberty Corner) Engine  (Chatham Township)   (Long Hill First Aid)



Stirling Fire Donates To Sandy Victims

(L-R)Stirling FF Jeff Wanamaker, ST FF Larry Oliphant, Don Michel, Mark Hopkins

(L-R)Stirling FF Jeff Wanamaker, ST FF
      Larry Oliphant, Don Michel, Mark Hopkins

Hurricane Sandy brought widespread destruction throughout our great state. However, the Jersey Shore areas were hit especially hard and many residents have no homes or belongings to return to. This afternoon Stirling Fire donated and delivered a truck load of goods to the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company (Station 47), located in Manahawkin NJ. Our brothers on the shore are collecting and distributing donations to people in need. This area was one of the hardest hit after the hurricane and residents there need everything they can get!

Special Thanks:

Millburn Fire Department - 12 cases of water

Morris Plains Shoes - Over 50 pairs of work boots donated

Firefighter Jeff Wanamaker



Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012  Starting at 5pm this evening Stirling Firefighters will be standing by 24/7 at their Headquarters for the anticipated effects of Hurricane Sandy. We will be living at the Firehouse throughout this storm to ensure the safety of our Township's Residents. If any resident is in need of shelter the Stirling Fire house Located at 321 Somerset St in Stirling is open to you. Click the Link below for a message from Long Hill Township's Emergency management, they have provided useful contact information and tips about storm related incidents.

Long Hill Emergency Management Information

The Following is our Contact information in the Case of a Non-Emergency Fire related issue:

Phone: (908)-647-2669

Email. :



Stirling Fire At Hero Rush

Saturday, August 11, 2012  Recently, several Stirling Firefighters participated in Hero Rush, a 5K firefighter themed obstacle course. The course features 19 obstacles designed specifically for firefighters based on the common tasks of the job. Five of our firefighters ran in the "343 Wave" which honored the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. Each racer wore a ribbon with a name of one of the fallen heroes. In addition, there was a $20 donation per racer toward the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. 

FF's Adriana Castro, Dawher Castro, Jeff Wanamaker, Jonathan Callahan, and Isaac Morales

FF's Adriana Castro, Dawher Castro, Jeff
      Wanamaker, Jonathan Callahan, and Isaac

Hero Rush


NJ Firefighters Bike Race Results

Thursday, July 26, 2012  On Sunday July 22 more than 70 riders from around NJ and nearby states participated in the annual NJ Firefighters Bicycle Race, hosted by Stirling Fire. The proceeds for this race are donated to the St. Barnabus burn center (only burn center in NJ). For more information on this race click on our "Bike Race" tab. Congratulations to all that came out, had fun, and supported a great cause. Click below for finisher information.

Top 25 Standings and Award Winners

Complete Standings



Stirling Helps Berkeley Heights With Missing Person

Saturday, July 21, 2012  At approximately 6:05pm Stirling Fire was dispatched by Morris County Communications to the Berkeley Heights fire headquarters for a coverage assignment. While en route Stirling Engine 24 was diverted to a Command Post established on Orion Rd by the Berkeley Heights Fire Chief , for a Missing Persons incident. Upon arrival, Stirling helped with a multi-agency search and eventually located the woman deep in a section of adjacent woods. Berkeley Heights Fire and First Aid along with Stirling Fire packaged the patient who was then transported to the hospital. Stirling units cleared around 7:15pm.

Click Here for an article on the incident.



MVA W/ Entrapment

Saturday, June 9, 2012  At 2:45pm Stirling Fire was dispatched along with other Long Hill units to Old Farm House Road and Valley Road in the Millington section of the township for a Motor Vehicle Accident with injuries. Stirling Rescue 26 and Engine 24 were quickly en route. While responding the incident was upgraded to an MVA with one entrapped. Upon the first due arrival of Rescue 26 extrication began with Stirling Firefighters cutting the B post and the the driver's door to allow the Long Hill First Aid Squad to access the patient who had made contact with the windshield and sustained substantial injuries. Stirling Engine 24 stood by the accident in the event one of the damaged vehicles caught fire. After approximately 30 minutes Stirling units were released from the scene.



Extrication Practice

Thursday, May 17, 2012  Stirling Fire recently practiced their extrication skills on a vehicle generously donated by a Long Hill resident. Using several tools including the "Jaws of Life" firefighters practiced different techniques used to remove an occupant trapped within a vehicle. If you are interested in donating an old car for us to use for training click on contact us and e-mail your information. The cars that we get from donations go a long way in helping our training for motor vehicle accidents.



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