The North Stelton Volunteer Fire Company acknowledges with very deep regret that EMT Hinal Patel was killed in the line of duty this morning. Ms. Patel was killed in a motor vehicle collision while working as an EMT for Spotswood EMS. 

Hinal has been a member of our North Stelton family since April 2012. She completed her EMT training in September of 2012. She served the citizens of Piscataway as a volunteer EMT in our Emergency Medical Services division. She served as a volunteer at St. Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick for 5 years before becoming an EMT at North Stelton. 

Hinal was a Piscataway resident and a graduate of Piscataway High School. She graduated from Rutgers University in May with a Bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. She aspired to become a physician or a physician’s assistant (PA) and was planning to attend master’s program at the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences this fall. 

Hinal was a very smart, dedicated member of our family and she will be greatly missed. She had many close friends at North Stelton. 

The members of the North Stelton Volunteer Fire Company are devastated by her loss and extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and coworkers.




News Headlines
Sun. Dec 20th 2015
Great job by Kloos Family in East Brunswick as they are dedicating this years Holiday Light to Raising Money for Hinal's scholarship.  Get out and check it out or go to the site to make a donation.  Great job!!
Sun. Dec 20th 2015
Another great job done by the members of the North Stelton Fire Company to the Toys For Tots Organization WELL DONE!!
Sun. Dec 20th 2015
Congratulations to the recently elected 2016 Officers Chief John ScarpaAsst. Chief Rob PhelanCaptain Brian Kenney1st Lieutenant Jason Rowe2nd Lieutenant Craig Aumack2nd Lieutenant Steve Florek EMS Captain - Jerry TotoEMS Lieutenant - Jeff DietermanEMS Lieutenant - Michelle Millman Pre...
Tue. Jul 28th 2015
It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Ex-Chief William Haines.  Chief Haines joined North Stelton back in the 70s and served numerous ranks including Chief.  Chief Haines was also instrumental in working towards getting North Stelton into it's own fire district away from Di...
Mon. Jul 27th 2015
Today was an emotional roller coaster for all of us and the Patel family.  Today we said good by to a friend, a peer, a colleague, to a family member and to a loved one.  Hinal was taken from us much too early and we are all better people for knowing her even for this short time.  Tod...
Recent Calls
Thu. Apr 14th 2016
This afternoon at approximately 1400 hrs North Stelton was dispatched to Ethel Road West for an explosion with injuries and fire.  On arrival of PD they confirmed there was one burn victim and still an active fire in the warehouse section.  Ladder 627 responded with a crew of 4 and on arri...
Fri. Dec 18th 2015
Who says firefighters don't rescue cats in trees??? Ladder 627 and crew rescued this very scared little cat on Lake Side North Friday Night.
Sat. Jul 25th 2015
While preparing for the upcoming funeral of EMT Patel the calls for service did not let up.  Today North Stelton Fire answered alarms for a brush fire, Motor Vehicle Accident with Extrication and then a Haz Mat assignment.  Even when the chips were down members put on their best and answer...
Tue. May 26th 2015
today North Stelton and the rest of Piscataway was once again taxed and the township companies raised to the occasion.  Beginning very early in the morning around 0030 hrs North Stelton Fire was requested with an Engine to the scene of a 2nd Alarm fire in District 2 on the Rutgers Campus.  ...
Wed. Mar 18th 2015
Very early this morning Ladder 627 was requested into New Market for a commercial structure fire.  Additionally the EMS division was requested for rehab at the 2nd Alarm fire on New Brunswick Avenue.  The crew of 4 on ladder 627 went right to work on arrival forcing a loading door and then...

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North Stelton Vol. Fire Co.
70 Haines Ave
Piscataway, NJ 08854
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