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
|07/23/2014 : RESCUE : Round Valley Reservior (Clinton Twp)|
This evening at just before 5:00pm, the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad was dispatched to Round Valley Recreation Area for a reported boater overboard, possibly in need of assistance. Upon arrival of the first due unit, passerby\'s reported a boater who possibly fell overboard. An additional bystander initiated a search of the area, and pointed rescuers to that area. Marine 455-2 deployed and made contact with the witnesses, and began a search.
Command was established and announced an active water search and requested additional units, including: Round Valley Recreation Area Lifeguards, NJ State Parks Police, Somerset County Prosecutors\' Dive Team, Franklin-Somerset Fire/Rescue Dive Team, Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit, Northstar Medevac Cares 24/7 for an aerial search and the NJSP T.E.A.M.S. unit.
Units searched for approximately 2 hours until severe weather moved into the area and suspended the operation. NJSP TEAMS unit will resume operations at a later time. NJ State Parks Police is handling the investigation. We thank all mutual aid partners for their response to this incident.
Responding from CFARS were 18 members, 2 BLS units, 2 boats, Special Services, Heavy Rescue, Rehab and 2 Utility vehicles
UPDATE: On Thursday 7/24, Special Services 455 & Marine 455-2 returned to assist the NJSP TEAMS unit in parts of their search. By mid-afternoon, the NJSP Divers had located and recovered the missing kayaker.
Public Events Archive
|07/12/2014 : PUB : (Hampton)|
On Saturday, July 12th, CFARS, along with the Hampton Fire Company, Hampton Emergency Squad, celebrated the next step in one of our young members life. Later this month, Brody Longo will be entering Boot Camp for the US Army. Brody was honored with a large gathering at the Hampton Borough Park with all three organizations in attendance, but most importantly, with his mother and family. Brody was also honored by the County of Hunterdon Board of Freeholders, Hampton Borough, Glen Gardner Borough, the Town of Clinton, and the Township of Clinton, with proclamations from all.
CFARS would like to thank Mayor Janice Kovach of the Town of Clinton, Mayor Kevin Cimei of the Township of Clinton, Hampton Fire & EMS for including us in this celebration, the countless people who helped make this happen, but most of all, Brody, his mother Sue, and his family and friends who are supportive of his decision to serve our country.
Good Luck, Brody! Go out there and make us proud!
|06/02/2014 : DRILL : North Hunterdon High School (Clinton Twp)|
Today, CFARS members participated in North Hunterdon High School\'s Every 15 Minutes program. Every 2 years, the school puts on a program just before Prom to show the dangers of drinking/texting & driving. During the day, classmates are one by one taken from the classroom every 15 minutes, to signify a life lost on the roads.
After the call for Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Inc., Township of Clinton Division of Fire and Clinton Township Police went out just before 10am for the head on motor vehicle crash, Deputy Chief Matthew Stiff arrived on scene and established command, advising 2 cars involved, with multiple patients, partial ejection and entrapment x2. Deputy Chief Bucky Buchanan arrived and established staging for 4 additional incoming BLS Ambulances, the squad\'s Heavy Rescue and an engine from TOC\'s Annandale Hose Company.
A quick triage was completed and the walking wounded were taken away to BLS 4557 for further evaluation. Meanwhile, the rescue company members began the task of disintagling the cars from around the trapped patients. Finally, Advanced Life Support provider Michael Robert had the task of announcing one of the victims had indeed died, and made notification to the young girls hysterical mother.
As both viable victims were extricated, a medevac that had been requested earlier, arrived on the nearby sports field. Northstar Medevac arrived and loaded up one of the critical patients for transport to a trauma center.
In total, 22 CFARS members participated today, and hope that the message was sent home, so that we don\'t need to see any of these students on the road in real life.