Rapid Intervention Team

The RTFC operates one of the Rapid Intervention Teams that serve Hunterdon County fire departments. Rapid Intervention Teams or RITs, respond on all level 3 box alarm assignments. The mission of a RIT is to stand by on the fire ground to provide immediate assistance or rescue of a firefighter(s) that may become injured, trapped, disoriented or become involved in a multitude of other emergencies while operating at a fire scene. RITs also carry additional equipment specific to firefighter assistance and rescue. Currently the RTFC has 20 certified RIT members. The RTFC serves as the primary RIT for twelve Fire Departments in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties. 

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Call Volume History



Welcome to the Raritan Township Fire Company official website.



News Headlines


Mon. Jan 5th 2015

The new Tower Ladder has been officially ordered. The RTFC has received notification that the process to construct a new Tower Ladder will begin soon. The new truck will replace the current 1993 Simon/LTI tower ladder. The new truck will again be a 100 FT. model and will constructed b...

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Mon. Apr 28th 2014

The RTFC was provided with the rare opportunity to perform training at a house scheduled for demolition on Monday, April 28th, 2014. RTFC members practiced roof operations including ground and aerial ladder placement, tool selection and use, and vertical ventilation. Members were split into two grou...

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Mon. Jan 14th 2013

On Saturday January 14th, 2013 members of the RTFC participated in a "Man in Machine" course held at the Flemington Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad. The course taught members the use of various tools to perform an extrication of a person trapped in machinery or other unusal situations. ...

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Mon. Aug 27th 2012

RTFC Firefighters practiced with the companies foam equipment on Monday, August 27th 2012. Members reviewed the current equipment and foam types carried by the RTFC before going out and putting it to use. Members practiced the use of the 95 gpm and 125 gpm foam eductors as well as various types of ...

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Tue. Jun 12th 2012

The RTFC will begin using their new Admnistration building starting with the first monthly business meeting on June 12th 2012. The building has been recently rennovated by members volunteering their own time. The building wll now be used for all administrative business of the RTFC. The buildin...

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Recent Calls


Sat. Jan 10th 2015

At 13:13 hrs on January 10, 2015 the RTFC was assigned along with additional first alarm companies to a reported dwelling fire located on State Highway 12 in Delaware Twp. RTFC Squad 21 and Quint 21 are assigned on the first alarm. With Quint 21 out of service for repairs, Tower 21 responded in plac...

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Sat. Jan 3rd 2015

At approximately 11:05 on the morning of January 3rd RTFC Squad 21 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment with the Flemington Fire Dept. to a Park Ave. dwelling for a reported bedroom fire. Squad 21 was only two blocks away from the address upon dispatch, providing for a very quic...

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Wed. Nov 19th 2014

The RTFC's RIT responded into Readington Twp. on November 19th, 2014 for a dwelling fire. Initial arriving Readington Twp. units confirmed a well involved dwelling fire. Squad 21 members responded and stood by although all operations were defensive.Multiple FD's from Hunterdon and Somerset c...

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Mon. Sep 22nd 2014

During the afternoon of Sept. 22nd, RTFC members were operating at the scene of a MVA and aeromedical helicopter landing zone. As the helicopter approached pilots notified the LZ Officer of a dwelling fire visible from the air. Hunterdon Cty. 911 dispatchers were simultaneously dispat...

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Mon. Sep 22nd 2014

RTFC Firefighters responded to the intersection of Clover Hill Rd and Amwell Rd. for a motorcycle accident on the afternoon of Sept. 22nd. The RTFC was initially dispatched for the Fire Police members to assist RTPD units with traffic control. A second request for an engine was made for reports of e...

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Recent Calls
Sat. Jan 10th 2015
Delaware Township dwelling fire.

At 13:13 hrs on January 10, 2015 the RTFC was assigned along with additional first alarm companies to a reported dwelling fir...

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Sat. Jan 3rd 2015
Park Ave. dwelling fire.

At approximately 11:05 on the morning of January 3rd RTFC Squad 21 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment ...

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Wed. Nov 19th 2014
Van Fleet Rd. dwelling fire

The RTFC's RIT responded into Readington Twp. on November 19th, 2014 for a dwelling fire. Initial arriving Readington Twp...

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News Headlines
Mon. Jan 5th 2015
New Tower Ladder ordered.

The new Tower Ladder has been officially ordered. The RTFC has received notification that the process to const...

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Mon. Apr 28th 2014
Ventilation training.

The RTFC was provided with the rare opportunity to perform training at a house scheduled for demolition on Monday, April 28th...

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Mon. Jan 14th 2013
Members attend Man and Machine class

On Saturday January 14th, 2013 members of the RTFC participated in a "Man in Machine" course held at the Flemington...

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