In an 11 hour span, between 2:00 PM yesterday and 1:00 AM today, Station 51 was dispatched to a total of 21 incidents throughout the area. Call types included: reported structure fires, downed wires and utility poles, uncontrolled water leaks, MVA rescue assignments and alarms. Our trucks responded from emergency to emergency throughout the day and night. Our members assisted utility companies in restoring power as well by supplying scene lighting. Thank you to the mutual aid agencies that assisted throughout the storm.

Photo credit – Joe Dev (Pennington Fire Company)

Just before 11:30 AM today, Station 51 was dispatched to a reported apartment fire in the Brandon Farms development. Agencies from across the surrounding area including Ewing, Lawrence, and Princeton responded to the scene. The fire was declared under control around 12:30 PM. Thank you to all agencies and personnel that responded including the cover assignments. Please avoid the area as the scene is still active and fluid at this time. No further details will be reported.

Event Details: This holiday season, Santa Claus

has asked Station 51 to help deliver gifts in our district. With so many children in the Pennington area, he desperately needs our assistance and of course our members are ready for the task. If interested in getting a special visit from Santa and a truck from our fleet packed with some of our members, please fill out the form. Cost: a minimum $20 donation per household. All donations will go to the building fund. When: Pre-wrapped gifts must be dropped off at our firehouse on December 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM. Gifts must include child’s name, age, and address. Gifts will be delivered on December 13th, 14th, and 15th between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM.

Form can be found here:

Any questions can be directed to the event coordinator Shannan Warwick:

Just after 5:30 this morning, Engine 51 was requested for an odor of smoke in a residence in the four seasons development in Brandon Farms. Shortly thereafter, Chief 51 arrived on scene, reported fire through the roof of the structure and called the all hands. Crews had the fire knocked down by 6:30.

The Pennington Fire Company would like to thank all responding agencies, not only those that were on scene but also the area covers

Further updates will be posted here

Joe Dev joined the Pennington Fire Company in the fall of 2015 looking to serve his community while finishing his last two years at The Pennington School. He graduated from the fire academy in June of 2016 and has been actively responding since then. He was awarded both “Junior of the Year” award and a “Top 10 Responder” award for 2016. Joe Dev is now currently attending the University of New Haven in Connecticut. While working towards his degree in paramedicine with a minor in fire science, he is taking advantage of the live-in-program with the West Haven Fire Department. Joe is an interior firefighter as well as a certified EMT. The Pennington Fire Company is proud of Joe Dev’s accomplishments and wishes him the best of luck while studying and protecting.

Just like every year, we’ll be serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and hash browns. Everybody who attends is welcome to check out our newly renovated station and our state of the art fleet. Kids are encouraged to explore the trucks and firefighting equipment with the guidance of an active firefighter/member.

In late 2016, Station 51 was renovated to meet the new demands of its expanding membership. Renovations were made to the western wing which included the addition of: a state of the art radio room, a conference room, two offices, and a lounge with a half kitchen. Improvements were made to the exterior of the building and a new parking lot was paved in the rear. Residents will not only be able to see the new changes, but also hear them. In the coming days, a siren will be installed to alert firefighters of an incident.

Just before 2:00 am on July 7th, Pennington Fire Company and other Hopewell stations were dispatched to reports of a house fire in the 100 block of Woosamonsa Road. Upon arrival, firefighters were met with flames in the rear and smoke throughout the 1.5 story structure. The second alarm was struck soon after arrival and additionally a tanker task force was assigned to the incident. The fire was brought under control around 3:30 am. No injuries were sustained by either the residents or any responding emergency personnel. The Pennington Fire Company would like to thank the following stations for their assistance at this early morning fire: Hopewell Fire Department, Union Fire Company, Lawrenceville Fire Company, Montgomery Fire Company #1, Montgomery Fire Company #2, Prospect Heights Fire Department, Pennington Road Fire Company, West Trenton Fire Company, Lambertville Fire Company, Plainsboro Fire Company, Upper Makefield Fire Company, Griggstown Fire Company, Hillsborough Vol Fire Company #1, Pennington First Aid Squad, and Hopewell Valley Emergency Services.

On April 3rd, 2017, Pennington Fire Company was delivered a new Spartan 100 foot rear mount ladder truck manufactured by Campbell Supply. It will replace a similar 100 foot ladder truck that was purchased in the early 1990’s. The addition to our fleet comes equipped with the latest firefighting technology available so that our members can continue to protect the growing Hopewell Township area.