Be sure to stop by and see us at the annual Tewksbury Flea Market on September 1st.

We will be serving breakfast and lunch to raise funds for our organization.

Yesterday, we assisted the Whitehouse Fire Company, Readington Fire Company, and other surrounding departments on a garage fire. First in units made a quick attack on the fire and prevented it from spreading. We provided hydration and medical support on what turned out to be a very warm day. As always, a great job by our local fire companies.

Last weeks training with the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force

On Thursday 28 June, agencies of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force gathered at the Hunterdon County Haz-Mat Team building at the County Complex on State Highway 12 to review confined space rescue procedures and equipment.

Personnel started off by reviewing some of the new apparatus and equipment on various rigs. The County Haz-Mat Team them provided an in-depth review of the various atmospheric monitoring devices that they have available and can assist the HCTRTF with at an incident. They also reviewed various detection devices and radiological monitoring instruments in their cache of haz-mat equipment.

A review of confined space rescue procedures followed, along with a review of supplied air breathing apparatus, air supply manifold systems, rescuer umbilicals, and the Con-Space hardwired communications equipment. Supplying the air systems directly from the cascade systems on HR495 and HR455 was also covered.

The training never ends...

Happy Independence Day from the Lebanon Borough Parade!

Route 22 by Pelican this morning, 2 injuries treated and transported to the hospital.

Responding with us was Whitehouse Fire Company

Photo credit: Trevor Izzo

We held a joint drill with our partners at the Three Bridges Volunteer Fire Company yesterday on vehicle extrication.

Despite the heat, it was a great learning experience for everyone. Our Heavy Rescue and support units went to the firehouse where we practiced a few scenarios.

Yesterday’s Technical Rescue Task Force call.

This morning at around 0925 Hours, the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force was requested into the North Branch section of Branchburg Township in Somerset County for an incident reportedly involving a subject trapped in a 20' deep "unsecured" trench.

HCTRTF agencies, including Flemington - Raritan, Clinton and Whitehouse Rescue Squads, Lambertville and Quakertown FD's, and Hunterdon County Public Safety / OEM, began to assemble and respond. The Squad responded with Heavy Rescue 495, Technical Rescue 495, and Utility 495 towing the collapse rescue trailer.

About fifteen minutes after the initial dispatch and before HCTRTF had arrived on the scene, the response was recalled by Somerset County as the local resources had mitigated the incident.

These are the "Low Frequency / High Risk Events" that the HCTRTF and the member agencies train for. A high level of commitment is required to remain proficient for these types of incidents. Members have to remain current on the latest and most efficient technical rescue techniques in order to rescue the patient while maintaining a reasonable level of rescuer safety.

That's why 'the training never ends"!

BLS 2253 is standing by today at Moorland Farms in Far Hills for the annual Mars Essex Horse Trials.

Congrats to our member Nina Olds, HCRHS class of 2018!