The Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad is a nonprofit organization
that provides pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services and Rescue
Services (vehicle extrication, water rescue, collapse, trench, rope
and confined-space rescue) to the Town of Clinton, and portions
of Clinton Township, Lebanon Borough, Franklin Township and Union
Township. Our members run approximately 2,000 calls a year in the
48 square miles we cover.
We are always in need of volunteers. If you are interested in becoming
part of our organization, follow the membership link to find out
|04/01/2013 : RESCUE : Round Valley Recreation Area (Clinton)|
Just before noon today, the Clinton Rescue Squad was dispatched to Round Valley Recreation Area for the report of 2 people swimming to shore after their boat capsized off the north dam. Initial responding units included 2 BLS Units, Clinton Police and NJ Park Police. The arriving units, who were on scene in less than 10 minutes, found debris and the boat, however no swimmers were located. A rescue operation was commenced with 2 rescue boats deployed from Clinton Rescue, and additional units from Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit, Somerset County Prosecutors Dive Team, and the NJ State Police T.E.A.M.S. unit. Air search units from NJSP’s Aviation Unit were also dispatched. Clinton’s two boats, staffed with rescue swimmers and boat operators, located the last known location of the missing boaters, and began a grid search of the area until additional units could arrive. REHAB455 established a shelter area at the command post for dive and rescue teams to
After about 1 hour of surface water searching, additional requests were made to the West Jersey K-9 Search & Rescue dogs to assist, along with Hunterdon County OEM’s Mobile Command Post.
At approximately 2:00pm, after 2 hours of rescue searches on the water and ground, the scene was turned over the Hunterdon County Prosecutors Office, who assumed command of the recovery operation to follow, in conjunction with the NJ State Police.
A total of 19 CFARS members, 2 boats, 2 BLS Ambulances, Special Services, REHAB & 2 cars were staffed and working on scene. CFARS continued to support the operation with 2 rescue boats and crew until just after 7:30 pm, when units were released by NJSP.
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|06/08/2013 : PUB : (Clinton)|
SUPPORT OUR FRIEND!!!!!
Evan is a Bridgewater 911 Dispatcher, Country Hills Volunteer Fireman, EMT (paid) for Clinton Rescue Squad and Somerset Medical Center, and serves as a Volunteer EMT for Branchburg Rescue Squad. Evan devotes most of his life helping others throughout all of his positions both paid and volunteer. It is now time for the community to support a man who continues to provide various emergency services to our residents and families. Evan has a brain tumor (believed to be not cancerous at this time) and his medical expenses are beginning to pile up. He is currently out of work on extended sick leave and therefore has lost the opportunity to work his various paid jobs and cannot currently volunteer with his organizations. We are currently raising money to help alleviate some of the medical expenses the Holtz family will be responsible for.
Donations can be made directly to:
Bridgewater PBA Civic Association
Attn: Officer Ziarnowski
100 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
** Please indicate “Evan Holtz” in the memo of all checks**
|06/04/2013 : DRILL : (Clinton)|
With the recent addition of a full Cooling & Heating system, our REHAB455 unit is now up and running to full capacity. This unit, funded through a local Homeland Security Grant received through the County of Hunterdon, is one of 2 in the County to help support large scale incidents, such as fires, HazMats and special events. Combining an inflatable tent, along with the HVAC system, power generators, medical monitoring equipment, and fluids, this REHAB unit brings the necessary logistical equipment to the requesting agency for their use on a scene. Staffed by trained CFARS members, the unit will deploy to a local incident in support of their response, providing a sheltered location, often when one is not available, such as at a fire. CFARS would like to thank the hard work of the Hunterdon County, NJ - Department of Public Safety and specifically Coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management Brayden Fahey for making this unit possible, and following through on this multi-year project. REHAB455 is now fully in service!