This Memorial Day, members of the CFARS Marine Team assembled for training at the Round Valley Reservoir with a very special guest, Frank Mazza, Mayor of Union Township! The afternoon training session consisted of training on the water in our 2004 Ribcraft Semi-Rigid Inflatable, as well as our recently rebuilt 1976 Boston Whaler, with varying scenarios out on the water. Members practiced for 3 hours with Safety Pre-Checks, Boat Operations, Campsite Approach, Victim Approach in the water, and Self-Rescue.
CFARS would like to thank Mayor Mazza for taking the time to come shadow our Marine Team during this training exercise and to see a different aspect of our squad operations!
By Christine Lee | Hunterdon County Democrat
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on May 19, 2015 at 10:49 PM, updated May 20, 2015 at 7:03 AM
CLINTON TWP. — A medivac helicopter was called after a man was hit by a tractor trailer while riding his bicycle at the intersection of Routes 629 and 618 this evening, May 19.
The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m. The man was transported from the scene by paramedics from the Clinton Rescue Squad and Hunterdon Medical Center to a landing zone set up by Annandale Hose Company in the parking lot of Farm Credit East on Route 618.
The helicopter from Atlantic Air Ambulance - Air Three, based out of Morristown Medical Center, took off at 8:22 p.m.
Clinton Township Police also responded to the scene and are handling the investigation.
By Hunterdon County Democrat
on May 20, 2015 at 11:50 AM, updated May 20, 2015 at 11:52 AM
TEWKSBURY — An SUV crashed into a tree in Tewksbury Township this morning.
A call was dispatched at 10:11 a.m. for a crash with the driver possibly trapped. A Ford Expedition was apparently traveling east on Sutton Road when it left the road, crashing into a tree on the opposite side.
Police arrived and reportedly found that the driver wasn't trapped, but may be having a medical issue. The driver was transported to Morristown Medical Center by Clinton Rescue Squad and paramedics.
Responding to the accident were the Tewksbury Township Police, Clinton Rescue Squad, and paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center. Fire departments and heavy rescue vehicles were canceled while en route.
Tewksbury police are handling the investigation.
PROCLAMATION - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK issued by the Town of Clinton in honor of volunteers and career members of the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad, who serve the community. #EMSStrong
EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
WHEREAS, emergency medical services is a vital public service; and
WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and
WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and
WHEREAS, the emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, and others; and
WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical service teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesavings skills; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize the value and accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton, in recognition of this event do hereby proclaim the week of May 17 through the 23rd, 2015, as
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK
and with the them, EMS Strong, I encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.
Signed, /s/ Mayor Janice Kovach
Town of Clinton
Congratulations to member Nate Herrington, who today graduated from the US Navy Basic Training, in a ceremony held at Naval Station Great Lakes, outside of Chicago. Nate is a 3rd generation Sailor, and his unit received a Hall of Fame award for performance during training. He will soon be off to "A" School, then FMF school before heading off to serve with the Marines as a Corpsman. Way to go Nate!
Former Per-Diem Career & Rescue Company Member Appointed to National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today appointed 25 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) executives and practitioners, physicians, researchers, and patient advocates to serve on the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council(NEMSAC), which is authorized by Congress to advise the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).
Steven Pawlak is a prior per-diem Career Member, as well as part our volunteer Rescue Company that participated in local and national Rescue Competitions with our agency. Mr. Pawlak is the manager of emergency readiness for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and has been involved with EMS since 1986, working in both New Brunswick and Newark, N.J. He has also served as a uniformed officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation assigned to the New York Field Office as a hazardous materials team operator, an independent duty paramedic, and a member of the Rapid Deployment Team.
Congratulations from CFARS to Steven on his appointment. Read the full article below.