Several CFARS members had the opportunity to train today with the Hunterdon County Child Abduction/Missing Person Response Team (CART) today at Round Valley Recreation Area. Starting the day off with a classroom overview of the program, members then deployed a boat team, 2 ambulances and a medical support team to assist in the searches. Other agencies involved included the Hunterdon County Prosecutors Office, members of the Hunterdon County SWAT Team, and the NJSP Missing Persons Unit out of Perryville Barracks. We thank those agencies for allowing our participation.
By Hunterdon County Democrat
on November 18, 2014 at 11:42 AM, updated November 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM
CLINTON TWP. — Two vehicles collided this morning, Nov. 18, at the intersection of Route 31 and Walnut Pond Road, at County Club Drive.
Update: Driver chargedCrews were dispatched around 9:04 a.m., and extrication was required. At least two people were injured, according to a witness at the scene.
Route 31 northbound was closed at the intersection and cars were detoured around the accident via the jug handle for Country Club Drive. Crews ended up clearing the area a little after 10 a.m.
Responders included Clinton Township Police, Clinton Rescue Squad, Annandale Hose Company, and paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center.
Clinton Township Police are handling the investigation.
Today we take a moment to thank all those who have served in the US Military, and those who continue to protect us home and abroad. We also pause a moment to remember those we've lost as well as those of our members currently serving in the US Armed Forces:
TJ Cannan, US Marine Corps
Ryan Connors, US Air Force Academy
Kevin Creech, US Marine Corps
Brody Longo, US Army
and Matt Wilson, US Marine Corps
The CFARS Family salutes you all!
We continued our month-long preparedness and training program today, by participating in a drill with the Hunterdon Medical Center this afternoon. Testing multiple plans, from point of dispatch to decontamination after a safe transfer of the patient to the medical center, multiple lessons where learned. Partners joining us in this exercise included Hunterdon County 9-1-1 Communications Center, Town of Clinton Police Department, Hunterdon Medical Center and the Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety. Some photos from the exercise are posted below.
This afternoon CFARS' Water team was dispatched at the request of the NJ State Park Police to assist a stranded boater on Round Valley. Marine455-2 responded and assisted the 2 parties back to the ramp without incident.
This past weekend saw a flurry of activity at CFARS, as the winds arrived. On Saturday, our members assisted at events at High Point Solutions Stadium, by providing a BLS Ambulance & Crew for the Rutgers vs. Wisconsin football game. At the same time, 12 members attended a class on responses to and recognition of explosive incidents, put on the Homeland Security's New Mexico Tech EMRTC Program. Meanwhile, the evening crews saw standby at local football games, all while local 9-1-1 emergencies were being handled. On Sunday, CFARS deployed our off-road Ambulance ASAP#14 to the Princeton Half Marathon, and assisted our partners at Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad with coverage at and around the 13 mile course. And finally, several of our members completed our semi-annual EMT refresher series at our station Sunday afternoon. We thank all those who stepped up and participated in these events.