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Earlier today the WHRS hosted the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force (HCTRTF) for our quarterly drill. The HCTRTF is composed of several agencies, including Whitehouse Rescue City of Lambertville Fire District #1, Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, South Branch Emergency Services, Inc. and Hunterdon County Emergency Management.

The drill was lead by Rescue Captain C. Steitz who is also an instructor at Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center. Participants practiced their rope skills by demonstrating various methods of lowering patients and rescuers from heights. Continuing to work together with other agencies helps ensure interoperability on incidents where the task force is requested.

In addition, the duty crews have remained busy throughout the week with numerous calls for service including many motor vehicle accidents.
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Earlier today the WHRS hosted the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force (HCTRTF) for our quarterly drill.  The HCTRTF is composed of several agencies, including Whitehouse Rescue City of Lambertville Fire District #1, Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, South Branch Emergency Services, Inc. and Hunterdon County Emergency Management.

The drill was lead by Rescue Captain C. Steitz who is also an instructor at Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center. Participants practiced their rope skills by demonstrating various methods of lowering patients and rescuers from heights. Continuing to work together with other agencies helps ensure interoperability on incidents where the task force is requested. 

In addition, the duty crews have remained busy throughout the week with numerous calls for service including many motor vehicle accidents.Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

Today Rescue Company members practiced water rescue techniques down in Three Bridges area of town with members of Readington Volunteer Fire Company. The drill was lead by Captain C. Steitz who is also an instructor at Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center. Participants practiced skills such as shallow water crossings, throw bags, and tethered/untethered rescues. Due to numerous areas of the town that flood with inclement weather, these skills are important to keep practicing. Working with other agencies also allows us to familiarize ourselves with new equipment and new faces before an emergency happens. ... See MoreSee Less

Today Rescue Company members practiced water rescue techniques down in Three Bridges area of town with members of Readington Volunteer Fire Company. The drill was lead by Captain C. Steitz who is also an instructor at Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center. Participants practiced skills such as shallow water crossings, throw bags, and tethered/untethered rescues. Due to numerous areas of the town that flood with inclement weather, these skills are important to keep practicing. Working with other agencies also allows us to familiarize ourselves with new equipment and new faces before an emergency happens.Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

Happy 4th!

Crews participated in the Lebanon Boro 4th of July Parade this morning, while one of the duty crews enjoyed some lemonade courtesy of some local entrepreneurs!
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Happy 4th!

Crews participated in the Lebanon Boro 4th of July Parade this morning, while one of the duty crews enjoyed some lemonade courtesy of some local entrepreneurs!Image attachment

A lot to celebrate this week! Congratulations to our graduates from Hunterdon Central and a big congratulations to our Assistant Chief Lewis Moore and EMT Jamie Booth on their marriage! In addition to a very busy week with regular calls , the squad participated in three large standbys, a water rescue of 5 individuals and a fire. It’s always a good time to join our team! ... See MoreSee Less

A lot to celebrate this week! Congratulations to our graduates from Hunterdon Central and a big congratulations to our Assistant Chief Lewis Moore and EMT Jamie Booth on their marriage! In addition to a very busy week with regular calls , the squad participated in three large standbys, a water rescue of 5 individuals and a fire. It’s always a good time to join our team!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

BLS 22-51, BLS 22-53, Heavy Rescue 22-5 and Marine 22-5-1 made the response to this incident. Both ambulances evaluated the 5 occupants once removed from the bridge.Approximately 2205 hrs last evening RVFC, Whitehouse Rescue Squad, Readington, NJ and Country Hills Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched to Roosevelt Road in the area of Pine Bank for a vehicle stuck on the bridge due to flash flooding with occupants. Due to the location and amount of occupants North Branch Volunteer Fire Company was added for their water team.

A water crew from Tower Ladder 32 made water entry and vehicle access from the Pine Bank side. Once at the bridge the crew found 5 occupants in the vehicle placed PFDs on the occupants and assisted them to safety. A second crew from Country Hills Fire (24) and 22 Rescue made entry from the Roosevelt side and assisted the remaining occupants to safety. The units returned to service as they became available.

Ironically earlier this week our drill night was water rescue related. While this service is still newer to our agency we train and work well together with our mutual aid partners for situations like this to become one team and accomplish the task smoothly and safely.
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BLS 22-51, BLS 22-53, Heavy Rescue 22-5 and Marine 22-5-1 made the response to this incident. Both ambulances evaluated the 5 occupants once removed from the bridge.
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