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On November 5, 1953 the residents of Charlotte Drive, Edgewood Terrace and Branchburg Park held a meeting for the purpose of organizing a volunteer fire company. At the group's second meeting on November 12, 1953, the name selected for the fire company was the Milltowne Volunteer Fire Company. At the third organizational meeting on December 3, 1953, the company was officially changed to Country Hills Volunteer Fire Company. At the December 17, 1953 meeting the officers for 1954 were elected including the company's first chief. Frank Colailo. The Certificate of Incorporation was recorded by Arthur Tuttle on January 5, 1954 at 9:13 am.

In January of 1954, the company purchased a1931 American La France 750 GPM Pumper, with a 400 gallon tank, from Union Hook and Ladder Company of Far Hills for $950. This truck was put into service on April 1, 1954. In April 1954, the company responded to the first call with 27 men. This was a field fire where Fisher Scientific now stands on US Highway 202.

By the summer of 1954, the company had erected a temporary fire house on land owned by Leon Concord on US Highway 202 (Charlotte Drive) On February 17, 1956, Frederick Meyer donated a 200 foot by 200 foot parcel for land located at the intersection of Milltown Rd. and Frelinghuysen Ave. (presently where station 1 stands).

There were some significant developments in 1991; the first was an agreement with Ankon Construction Co., Inc. to build the company's station #2. The ground breaking took place on September 15, 1991.







The Chiefs of Country Hills

11/1953 - 01/1954 - Frank Colalilo
02/1954 -1955 - Adolph Schillberg
1956 - 1957 - Harry Naismyth
1958 - 1959 - Leon Conord
1960 - 1961 - Jason VanAmburgh Sr.
1962 - 1963 - Robert O'Rourke
1964 - 1965 - Edward Alvaro
1966 - 1967 - Robert Waechter
1968 - Antonio Lubrano
1969 - 1970 - Harry Hall
1971 - Irv Bennett
1972 - 1974 - William Sullivan
1975 - 1977 - Doug Rue
1978 - William Sullivan
1979 - 1981 - Herb Randolph
1982 - 1983 - Doug Rue
1984 - 1986 - Anthony Ranallo
1987 - 1989 - Tom O'Keefe
1990 - 1992 - Doug Rue
1993 - Brian Zack
1994 - 1995 - Tom O'Keefe
1996 - 1998 - Richard Larsen
1999 - 2000 - Herb Randolph
2001 - 2002 - Tom O'Keefe
2003 - 2005 - Doug Rue
2006 - Ben Cialone
2007 - Herb Randolph
2008 - Kevin Bockus
2009 - 2010 - Doug Rue
2011 - Present - Brian Ricks





The Presidents of Country Hills

11/1953 - 05/1954 - George Walsh
06/1954 - 12/1954 - Hermes Grant
1955 - George Seymour
1956 Albert Reed
1957 - Thomas Pascale Jr.
1958 - 1963 - Donald Ross Jr.
1964 - 1966 - Adolph Schillberg
1967 - 1968 - Edward Alvaro
1969 - William Long Jr.
1970 - Edward Alvaro
1971 - 1977 - Michael Hovan
1978 - 1980 - Doug Rue
1981 - 1983 - Michael Hovan
1984 - 1986 - Tom O'Keefe
1987 - 1988 - Rob Saydek
1989 - 1992 - Carl Knight
1993 - 1995 - Rob Hanlon
1996 - 1997 - Mike Szymanski
01/1998-06/1998 - Scott McAloon
08/1998-12/1998 - Ben Cialone
1999 - 2001 - Steven Salvo
2002 - 2003 - Herb Randolph
2004 - Present - Tom O'Keefe





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