As part of the Hunterdon County Tanker Task Force, on February 13, 2016, Oldwick was called to assist in water supply operations at the Veterans Industrial Park, in Hillsborough N.J. The complex was built in 1940 as part of the Defense Logistics Agency Depot system. The fire was contained to two warehouses despite high wind conditions. High winds caused multiple brush fires in the area. Oldwick members operated the Oldwick, 2500 gallon capacity pumper-tender for a fourteen hour shift supplying several master streams, operating on the buildings perimeter. In addition to high wind conditions, operations were hampered by 14 degree temperatures which caused equipment strains due to ice in operating valving and other pump components.
Christmas Eve Brush Fire 2015
August 8, 2015 Hollow Brook Road Fire
At approximately 4:45 AM on August 8, 2015, the Oldwick Fire Company and surrounding mutual aid fire companies responded to report of a smoke condition on Hollow Brook Road. Upon arrival, the large home was fully involved. Water supply and terrain were large factors. The home was situated on a steep hill away from water supplies. The North County Tanker Task Force was alerted and a water shuttle was established with fill sites in Pottersville and at TES. During the fire, smoke was visible throughout the Township. Fire was contained to the structure and did not spread throughout the wooded area.