At approx 0417 this morning then squad, along with Clinton and Pattenburg Fire Co\'s were dispatched to Rt.78e/b near exit 13 for a reported single vehicle off the highway and overturned. FD arrived on scene first and determined 1 person was entrapped. BLS and Rescue arrived shortly after. They patient was quickly extricated from there vehicle and transported to a local trauma center by ground
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.