In the past year you may have noticed we had a fire in our response area that unfortunately required the use of a pet oxygen mask to give high flow oxygen to a furry friend in need.

We are extremely excited to announce that we have received two very generous donations of two complete sets of pet oxygen masks to be placed on our first and second out ambulance. We now have two to add to the additional ones we have on our Heavy Rescue and Rescue Ambulance.

Special shoutout to the Oldwick Animal Hospital for making this possible for us!!

And of course a special thanks to our awesome mascots Belle on the left and Brodi on the right, pictured with EMT Abby Terese, EMT Tim VanDeursen, EMT Sarah Raper and FF/EMT Zach Waseleski.

Disclaimer: Our awesome mascots received many treats for their hard work and dedication for the photo shoot!

Tonight we were requested as part of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force into Peapack and Gladstone for a person who fell approximately 400 feet down into a ravine. We responded with our Heavy Rescue and our Supervisor unit to assist.

Pictured below is SC- Peapack EMS 51 BLS 1, Car 22-5-2 and SC Peapack Brush 51

We participated as part of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force yesterday in a structural collapse drill.

This morning, the Flemington - Raritan Rescue Squad participated in a structural collapse rescue drill with our partners in the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force - City of Lambertville Fire District #1 (17), Whitehouse Rescue Squad (22), Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Inc. (45), and Hunterdon County Emergency Management (86). The drill was conducted at the former Annandale Hose Company fire house and Clinton Township Municipal Building in the village of Annandale. The building is slated for demolition, and was made available to the HCTRTF with the cooperation of Clinton Township. The drill was organized by Clinton Rescue Chief Frank Setnicky and County Rescue Coordinator Tom Hoffman.
Personnel were dispatched to the "incident" shortly after 0800 Hours. The report was a partial structural collapse of a building under renovation with two workers missing. Units arrived in a staggered fashion, simulating an actual response. After a quick size-up, personnel began extensive shoring operations using Paratech Rescue Support struts. Two sets of Paratech raker shores were set-up on the C side of the building. The entry door to the collapsed area was then shored, followed by a vertical shore using struts in the room. Another door shore and a second vertical shore followed. These shores were replaced by additional crews who built traditional wood shoring and then removed the Paratechs. Crews then used void search cameras inserted into inspection holes drilled through the walls to check various void areas for the victims. Once located, the two victims could only be accessed by breaching through a wood and concrete block wall, followed by a second breaching operation through another block wall to gain access to the void in the crawlspace area beneath the building. Breaching was completed with Stihl 36 volt saws, demolition hammers and rotary hammers. Both breached openings were enlarged and shored. A two post vertical shore was erected in the crawlspace to support the damaged floor. Paratech high pressure air bags were then used with cribbing to lift the large section of the collapsed first floor to gain access and free the patients. They were then packaged in a Spec-Pak and a basket stretcher and removed from the structure. After an extensive clean-up at the scene, all personnel were treated to lunch by Clinton Rescue at their station. Thanks to all who participated.

Gator 225 was one of over 10 Utility Terrain Vehicles that participated in Hunterdon County’s UTV Operations class this morning. The course covered on and off road maneuvering as well as safe operation.

Media coverage on today’s event

What a great turnout today for Declan! Over 150 emergency vehicles attended the parade in Lebanon and he even got to see a fly over from a NJ State Police helicopter! Awesome day!

In just a few hours, we are participating to show our support of Declan with Pink Heals Bergen County NJ Pink Heals, Lehigh Valley Chapter, Pink Heals Ocean County NJ, Lebanon Borough Fire Company and many more departments.

Morning accident on Route 523 in Readington. One patient transported to the trauma center, fire extinguished.

Assisted by our fire departments Whitehouse Fire Company East Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Department

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