The Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the position of Per-Diem EMT. Job description is attached below. Interested parties should complete an application, return as instructed
Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad
PO Box 5265
Clinton NJ 08809
via email to: OpsChief@ClintonEMS.org
via FAX to: 908-450-1532
POSTING DATE: December 31, 2014
OPEN UNTIL: UNTIL FILLED
The Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This evening members of the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad gathered to offer our congratulations to volunteer member Brody Longo in a short ceremony, recognizing his recent graduation from the United States Army basic training. Brody attended boot camp as part of the US Army’s Bravo Company, 232 Medical Battalion, and graduated in a ceremony on October 10, 2014 at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Private Longo was honored with the presentation of a 4-star Service Flag, a flag hung in honor of our now 4 members currently serving in the armed forces. Along with USMC CPL TJ Cannan, USMC LCPL Matt Wilson, and USMC CPL Kevin Creech, who are also volunteers with our organization out on military leave, Brody has joined the Armed Forces to continue his service to the community, this time to the entire Nation. Private Longo is currently studying to be a 68 Whiskey Healthcare Specialist at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. This flag now proudly hangs above our apparatus bays, inside our community room.
The US Service banner was designed in 1917 by a US Army Captain of the Fifth Ohio Infantry, in honor of his two sons who were serving in World War I. It was quickly adopted by the public and by government officials. In modern uses, an organization, such as ours, may fly a service flag if one of its members is serving active duty. Based on this, we now proudly display a 4-star Blue-Star Service Banner in honor of our members actively serving.
In addition we would like to at this time recognize members Ryan Connors, who is a Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy, John Kowalski who has enlisted in the US Army leaving early January 2015 for boot camp, and Nate Herrington who will be joining the US Navy, scheduled for enlistment in March 2015.
Thank you to each of you, and all our former and current members who have, and continue to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
On the morning of Sunday, December 28, members of the CFARS Rescue Company met to review Vehicle Extrication Skills from basic to advanced. Members spent the morning reviewing stabilization skills, trim removal, side and roof removals, and the practice of trunk tunneling. The drill lasted 2 hours and new skills were learned by all.
The Squad was dispatched at 2239 hrs for an MVA involving an overturned vehicle. On arrival CFARS found one vehicle overturned and one vehicle up right with one patient still inside the car requiring extrication. In all CFARS transported 3 patients to a local hospital and 2 refused care. Units that responded were BLS 4554, BLS 4551, BLS 4555, Heavy Rescue 455 with 14 members also assisting were Annandale Hose and Clinton Twp Police investigated.
At 2044 CFARS was dispatched for an MVA with multiple people needing extrication. BLS 4554 arrived with 2 minutes and found a tractor trailer had struck a compact vehicle both vehicles ended up pinned against the center guardrail. BLS crews made access to both patients and began treatment. Heavy Rescue 455 arrived and extricated the patients who were then transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Units assisting were BLS 4551, BLS 4552, BLS 4553, BLS 4554, BLS 4555, HR 455, SS 455 with 21 members, also assisting was HMC MICU, Annandale Hose Co., Clinton Twp Police and NJSP
At 2333 CFARS, Clinton Fire and Quakertown Fire were dispatched for an MVA requiring extrication. BLS 4552 arrived to find a 2 vehicle MVA over set head on in nature with one patient needing extrication. Heavy Rescue 455 and Squad 91 performed the extrication and the patient was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Units on scene were BLS 4552, BLS 4554, HR 455 with 13 members and Engine 45-1, Squad 91, Town of Clinton, Franklin Twp Police and NJSP.
This afternoon the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad was called to the Hunterdon Health & Wellness Center on Route 31 Clinton Township for the reported patient with difficulty breathing in the pool area. As the first unit was responding, the Hunterdon County Communications Center based on information they have received added the Annandale Hose Company (Station 46 Fire) to the incident, for the reported chlorine odor. The first arriving unit encountered several victims experiencing breathing concerns leaving from the pool area, which was being evacuated by staff. Upon the arrival of our Duty Officer, additional units were requested due to an increasing number for victims being located in multiple parts of the building. All patients where moved to a casualty collection point and triage and treatment began. An additional 4 ambulances and 2 paramedic units were requested to the scene to assist.
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
For more information and to request a registration package, please visit our training center website at http://www.cfarstc.org/emt.html
By Hunterdon County Democrat
on December 06, 2014 at 11:10 AM, updated December 06, 2014 at 11:11 AM
A serious accident closed Route 31 at Stanton Grange Road in Clinton Township this morning.
Two vehicles were involved in the accident, a Chevy Suburban and a Honda Fit. The occupant of the Honda Fit had to be extricated by emergency personnel as they were trapped in the vehicle.
At least one person was transported to Morristown Medical center by Clinton Rescue Squad.
The two lanes of Route 31 northbound was closed during the incident and traffic was diverted to the shoulder of the roadway.
Responding to the crash were the Clinton Township Police Department, Clinton Township Fire Department (Annandale Fire Company), Clinton Rescue Squad, and paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center.