Based on the additional patients and growing incident, a Mass Casualty Plan was put into place, and Triage & Transport groups established. In total 14 patients where evaluated and treated, with five being transported to the Hunterdon Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. Seven patients refused transportation post treatment, and two left the scene seeking no further care.
We would like to thank Quakertown Fire Company EMS (Station 91 Fire/EMS), High Bridge Emergency Squad (Station 14 Rescue), Hunterdon Medical Center ALS (EMS 1 & EMS 2), Clinton Township Police Department and the Annandale Hose Company for their assistance at the scene. In addition, the Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety and Hunterdon County Health Department's HazMat Team had been contacted and assisted in coordination efforts. The Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad provided station coverage during this incident, and we thank them for that. The Pattenburg Rescue Squad, initially requested to assist in transporting a patient from the scene was redirected to another call in their territory.
The building was eventually ventilated by the Fire Company and turned back over to the building maintenance crew to determine the cause of an apparent unscheduled chlorine release to the pool.
Photos courtesy of the Hunterdon County Democrat