Holmes Marshall Vol. Fire Company has been serving the southside of Piscataway since 1956.
Our mission is to ensure the safety of the citizens of, and visitors, to Piscataway Fire District 2. The coverage area that we respond to has residential houses, apartments, commercial offices, and commercial warehouses, hotels. Light industrial, research laboratories. Rutgers University classroom, dorms, sports buildings, RU Psychiatric & Behavior building, both football & basketball stadium. Two of interstate 287 highways (total of 5 goes through Piscataway) exits run throughout our area of coverage. We also have the county park and a host of other government buildings.
The Holmes Marshall Volunteer Fire Company was organized on April 3, 1954. Approximately twenty men in attendance at the home of Carlton Smith, 235 Fisher Avenue, Piscataway, NJ, elected Smith as the company’s first President.
The men banned together, united by their shared concern for the many serious house fires that were occurring in the community. The slow arrival times from other fire companies in the area resulted in the loss of many homes. With little to no money to start the company, Mr. M.J. Jackson was instrumental in securing the company’s first hand-drawn fire apparatus.
Needing a fire leader, the men elected William “Dee Dee” Jackson as their first Chief. Mr. Jackson also became their Incorporating Agent. The fire company was incorporated in July 1954, under the name of Holmes Marshall Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. This name was chosen in honor of a township resident who lost his life in World War I. There was also a school that stood on the corner of Park Ave. and River Rd. that bore the same name.
2016 Pierce Engine with 750 gallon tank.
1998 Pierce Engine with a 500 gallon tank.
2007 Pierce Truck with an air cascade system
2019 Ford F-250