We’re thankful we did not get as much snow as predicted last night. But we did keep our station staffed with extra BLS and Rescue crews, which handled an MVA on Route 78 as well as assisting the Whitehouse Fire Company at a vehicle fire.

Great night with our partner agencies as part of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force.

On Tuesday evening 15 January, the member agencies of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force met for the annual winter meeting and equipment review.

Personnel and apparatus from Clinton Rescue, Flemington - Raritan Rescue, Whitehouse Rescue, Lambertville FD, and Hunterdon County Emergency Management met at Clinton Rescue to review response and staging procedures, as well as management and accountability SOP's. After the meeting and dinner provided by Clinton Rescue, personnel went downstairs to the bays where all the primary HCTRTF rigs were positioned inside. Each agency then provided a tour of their rig as well as updates on any new equipment added in the past six months.

The Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force provides technician-level response capability for High Angle, Confined Space, Trench and Vehicle / Machinery Rescue, and an enhanced operations-level capability for structural collapse rescue. The HCTRTF responds throughout Hunterdon County, and wherever requested on a mutual aid basis. The team is available 24/7/365 and is dispatched by Hunterdon County Communications.

Thanks to Clinton Rescue for hosting the drill, providing dinner, and managing to fit everybody in the bays on a cool night!

Please keep an eye out in Readington for this missing puppy! Make sure to share this post to spread the word and help her get home.

If you locate her please contact the Readington Police Department.

Please call the police department if located

We work closely with our police department and appreciate all you do!

Thank you to all Law Enforcement but especially our Readington Township Police Officers

Crews are enjoying some pizza donated by the one and only Sorella's Pizza & Pasta! Special thanks to Ralph for hooking up our crews today and always!!!

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.