Whitehouse Rescue Squad, Readington, NJ

12 hours 53 minutes ago

This morning, we were dispatched along with Whitehouse Fire Company, Readington Volunteer Fire Company, East Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Department, and other mutual aid departments on Fire Box 2206 for a residential structure fire. Initial reports indicated flames through the roof of a multi-unit townhouse.

First arriving BLS crews assisted with the evacuation of neighboring units. We responded with 4 BLS ambulances and were assisted with Rehab Services by the Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Inc. who responded with Rehab-455. The fire reached a 2nd alarm shortly into operations, however it was quickly contained due to strong work by our local fire departments. Units were clear within 2 hours.

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to our coin toss this weekend! We appreciate your support!!

Last night's probationary drill included instruction and review of a few lifting and moving techniques. Our cadets, observers, and probationary EMTs learned safe ways to move patients, as well as learning what to do when faced with more difficult situations.

Want to learn more about our different membership categories and how you can get your start volunteering in EMS without any experience required? Contact our Onboarding Coordinator at: tvandeursen@whitehouserescue.com

As always, our application can be found at: www.whitehouserescue.com

Last weekend, we participated as part of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force in our quarterly drill. This drill focused on high angle rope rescue, which is one of the numerous technical rescue disciplines that the Task Force trains for.

Last week, members of our squad in addition to other local departments were hosted by the Readington Middle School to teach the students about Emergency Services. We provided classroom instruction on the basics of emergency medical and trauma care, as well as discussing how we operate. We also allowed students to tour our BLS and Heavy Rescue units. Thank you to the Middle School for allowing us the opportunity to show students what we do throughout the community.

Crews operating with Whitehouse Fire and Oldwick Fire in our area's lovely spring weather this morning.

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BLS 2255 staging at the top of the mountain earlier for a level 2 in Tewksbury Twp.

This evening, we were dispatched along with Whitehouse Fire Company, Readington Volunteer Fire Company, and other area fire departments on Fire Box 22-02 for a reported structure fire. We responded with 3 BLS units within minutes of dispatch. An additional request was made from Fire Command for our Gator, which responded promptly after dispatch, in order to supply medical equipment to the scene.

We commend the work of all responding fire departments for their quick response and strong effort to control the fire safely and efficiently. Units were clear within 2 hours.