August 5, 2011 at 9:50 p.m., there was a four-alarm fire at 1141 St. Georges Avenue in Roselle which called in neighboring fire houses to help put it out, including Roselle Park’s newest ladder truck. 12 fire apparatus responded to the fire which included fire companies from Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Linden, Rahway, Roselle, and Roselle Park.
The fire eventually destroyed two (2) businesses and many unoccupied apartments. The fire fight lasted for four (4) hours and was finally extinguished at 3 a.m. The only injury was to a Roselle fireman who injured his hand and wrist. Fire Battalion Chief of Roselle said he and the Roselle Fire Department were grateful for the Mutual Aid response from Roselle Park and neighboring towns.
The Center Hose Ladder Truck #2 responded to its first working fire the night before its official christening at the wetdown which was held the following afternoon on August 6, 2011.