19 University Ave "First due to the U!"
The firehouse at 19 University Ave at the North Jersey University was constructed in 1953 after the great North Jersey University fire in 1952. The North Jersey University Fire Co. was the original fire company to be housed here. In 1986 the Jakeland Fire Dept took over the North Jersey University fire dept responsibilities for the entire campus and area surrounding the university. Today Engine 12 is stationed here alone. The most famous incident Engine 12 has operated inside their district is the Fatal Cooper Dormitory Fire (4 Alarms, 10/20/1994). Engine 12 rescued five students from the fire floor as fire raged from the second floor up to the fourth floor. Unfortunately five students were killed after becoming trapped on the third floor.
Engine Company 12
Engine Company 12 was established on November 16, 1986 when the North Jersey University Fire Co. was disbanded. They currently operate a 2005 Pierce Arrow XT (Ex Engine 9, refurbished in 2012). This is Engine Company 12's fourth engine. Engine 12 is equipped with a 1,750 GPM pump and a 750 gallon tank. The equipment that Engine 12 carries is the standard engine company equipment (axes, halligans, nozzles, flashlights, etc). Engine 12 was the busiest engine in the city in 1998.