Stirling Fire Company

Busy Day In Long Hill

Wednesday, May 16, 2012  Stirling fire was busy throughout the day responding to four separate incidents. First, at approximately 9:05am Stirling Fire was dispatched to the intersection of Valley and Mountain for the Motor Vehicle Accident with injuries. Stirling Chief 4 (Aroneo) arrived and canceled Rescue 26 while en route. Next, at approximately 11:15am Stirling fire responded to Long Hill Road for the Commercial Alarm. Upon the arrival of Stirling Chief 3 (Centamore) it was determined the alarm was set off due to "burnt bacon". Then, at around 3:50pm Stirling Fire responded to the area of Somerset St and Passaic Ave for the Odor of Gas. Stirling Chief officers and Engine 24 investigated however the odor was unfounded. Lastly, at approximately 9pm Stirling Fire and all Long Hill agencies were dispatched to Valley Rd and Plainfield Ave for the car into a tree with entrapment and severe injuries. Stirling Chief 1 (Gallo) established command and reported the occupant out of the vehicle with CPR in progress. Stirling units helped EMS, cut vehicles battery, and Rescue 26 provided lighting for the police accident investigation.



Kitchen Fire in Stirling Apartment Complex

Wednesday, May 2, 2012  Stirling Fire was dispatched at approximately 2pm by Morris County Communications to the Stirling Manor Apartments for the Kitchen Fire. Long Hill Police were the first units to arrive and utilized their patrol car extinguishers to put out the blaze, containing it to the kitchen area only. Fire units killed the the buildings power and checked for extension, with negative findings. Stirling Chief 4 (Aroneo) acted as the Incident Commander and units were released after 30 minutes.

Units Operating: (Stirling) Engine 24  (Lyons VA) Ladder  (Berkeley Heights) Engine



Dispatch Changes

Monday, March 26, 2012  As of 10AM this morning the Stirling Fire Company is being dispatched by the Morris County Communications Center, based out of the training center in Parsippany NJ. This change comes after sharing services with Bernards Township (Somerset County) since 2005. We are excited to start our new venture with Morris County, that is expected to significantly lower costs to the township.

The Stirling Fire Company would like to thank Bernards Communications for a great seven years and wish the awesome dispatchers who worked there the best of luck in the future.



Morristown RD Structure Fire

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 1:45 am At approximately 1:45 am Wednesday Morning, Stirling Fire was dispatched for a confirmed working  fire on Morristown Rd. Upon arrival, Stirling Chief Alex Gallo reported heavy fire showing on the A side of the building. Stirling Engine 24 was responding first due and went to work stretching an 1 3/4 line to knock down visible fire on the A side.The rest of the crew from Engine 24 deployed hose to the C side of the building for a subsequent interior attack.  The base of the fire was knocked down on division 1 but not before it extended to division 2 and roof.  At this point, conditions began deteriorating and Chief Gallo called for all manpower to exit the building while a Mainstream attack was initiated. The fire was placed under control shortly thereafter.

Units Operating: (Stirling) Engines 24,22 Rescue 26 (Millington) Ladder (Lyons VA) Ladder (Berkeley Heights) Engine and RIC Team

A family of our community and friends of the Stirling Fire Company were the victims of this tragic fire which destroyed their home and much of their belongings. This link is a donations page in aid of the Cadmus family, we wish them the best of luck moving forward in this difficult time.

Cadmus Family Fire Donations



Vehicle rollover With Heavy Fire

Tuesday, March 6, 2012  At approximately 12:30pm Tuesday March 6th Stirling Fire was dispatched to a reported Vehicle rollover with a fully involved car fire and extension to brush.  Upon arrival personnel from Stirling Engine 24 and 22 stretched an 1 3/4 line and extinguished the vehicle fire immediately. Then, they began working on the brush fire with with the help of mutual aid companies.  The driver of the vehicle self-extricated and had minor injuries.  Scene was placed under control by Chief Alex Gallo and cleared by 1:30.

Units Operating at Scene: Stirling Engines 24,22  Berkeley Heights Engine, Millington Brush Truck 



MVA Car Vs. Pole

Sunday, March 4, 2012  At approximately 2:30pm on Sunday March 4th Stirling Fire Company responded to the intersection of Basking Ridge Rd and Long hill Rd for A car Vs. Pole.  Upon arrival all Victims had self-extricated.  Stirling Fire braced the car to prevent the vehicle from rolling over while waiting for JCP&L to arrive.



100 Years of Service To Long Hill Township

The year 2013 will mark the Stirling Fire Company's 100th year of service to Long Hill Township!! 

For the full story click the link below:

Echoes Sentinel Article



Welcome To Our New Site

The Stirling Fire Company would like to welcome you to our new and improved website. We hope you like the new design and that you can navigate more easily. Please be patient as it will take us a couple weeks to get all of our content up to date. Huge thanks to for designing such an awesome looking website!



Quick Stop on Fully Involved Garage

Thursday, December 29, 2011  At approximately 7:45pm Long Hill Fire and First Aid were dispatched to a possible structure fire on Jersey Avenue in the Gillette section of the township. Stirling Engine 104 and Assistant Chief Phillips were en route within a minute. While responding dispatch confirmed a two story residential with an attached garage that was well-involved. Upon the arrival of Stirling 104 two 1 3/4 lines were stretched and positioned to halt the fire from extending to the remaining structure. Once this was complete the fire was knocked down in the garage area and a third line was stretched to Division 1 to knock down minor extension. Berkeley Heights and Millington Firefighters searched Division 2 and the attic and found very minor extension. Stirling Chief Alex Gallo acted as the Incident Commander and placed the Fire under control at approximately 9:30pm.

Mutual Aid was requested to the scene from the Berkeley Heights and Lyons VA fire departments. Liberty Corner and Warren fire stood by for station coverage at the Stirling firehouse.



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