The Raritan Fire Department is a municipally funded, fully volunteer fire company that has provided fire protection to the Borough of Raritan since 1847. We are Somerset County Fire Station 52. Station 52 covers 2 square miles, including residential, government, commercial, industrial, and pharmaceutical properties. Our responsibilities also include 3 highways, the traffic circle, the railroad, and railroad maintenance terminal, the river, and the canal. The volunteers at Station 52 perform a wide variety of tasks, from fire suppression to vehicle extrication to public safety functions.
The fire apparatus that we operate consists of 1 aerial truck (Tower Ladder 52), 3 engines (Engine 521, Engine 522, Engine 523), 1 utility truck (Utility 52), and 2 command vehicles (Car 52 and Car 52-2). We work out of 2 fire stations: the historic firehouse located on Anderson Street and our headquarters located on North Thompson Street.