CFARS assisted the Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad at a 2nd alarm house fire on New Years Eve off Quail Ridge, Raritan Township. Responding units included our REHAB unit to assist with Firefighter rehabilitation, as well as our Medical Support Unit ASAP14, that assisted with transporting personnel around the scene. While operating, our EMS personnel also assisted with the post-rescue care of 3 pets from the structure. PHOTOS courtesy of Rich Maxwell
Sgt Matthew Wilson, USMC, took some time while home for the holidays from his service to our Country, to spend time educating members of the CFARS team. Matt is a volunteer with our organization currently on military leave, while he serves as an Instructor with the Corps. 20 members took their time to hear about how the US Marine Corps view leadership and mentorship. Thank you Matt for taking your time and sharing your knowledge with us.
Clinton Township Mayor John Higgins joins Chief Setnicky, Ex-Chief / Lt. Olivo, and Captain Miller for the final inspection and pick-up of the new BLS 45-55, which was purchased for us graciously by the Township. Our new Chief's / Command vehicle will also be inspected and brought home to Clinton today as well. We would like to do extend our sincerest thanks to the Mayor and Council of the Township of Clinton for making the purchase of our new ambulance possible. Both units will be replacing vehicles that are over 10 years old, allowing us to continue our patient care and emergency response to those in need.
Clinton First Aid &Rescue Squad Chief Setnicky Named NJ’s 2016 Outstanding EMT as CFARS Marks 1st Anniversary of Successful Volunteer Recruitment Campaign
Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad Chief Frank Setnicky was recently awarded the New Jersey State Outstanding EMT of the Year Award, which is given by the New Jersey Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council.
Chief Setnicky, who volunteers with CFARS and is also the paid Director of the Princeton First and Rescue Squad, “has been in the field for over 30 years. He has dedicated his life to serving and educating his community and those around him and has spent countless hours improving the services that his agencies offer to the communities he serves,” said Dr. Stephen Vetrano, state chairmen of the Basic Life Support subcommittee on the States EMS Advisory Council, when he recently presented the award. “He has spent countless hours training others in EMS and rescue operations and has personally sacrificed so much so that his communities are safer. He is the epitome of what a New Jersey EMT represents.”
By Craig Turpin | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on December 05, 2016 at 7:22 AM
CLINTON TWP. - A vehicle crashed into the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center off Route 31 on Sunday afternoon.
The accident happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. when a Subaru Outback struck the front of the, ending up partially going through a wall just below a window. It did not appear the driver was injured in the accident, according to those at the scene.
The building was evacuated because firefighters reported a hissing sound coming from inside the building at the site of the accident. The firefighter's gas detection devices did not show a presence of chemicals.
The Hunterdon County Health Department Hazmat Unit responded to also check the building and the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force came to check the building, which they determined was safe to enter.
Responding were Clinton Township Police, Annandale Hose Company, Clinton Rescue Squad, Hunterdon County Fire and EMS Coordinators, Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force and Hunterdon County Health Department Hazmat Unit.
CFARS NOTE: While the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force was initially requested based on first reports, it was quickly determined their services were not needed, and the balance of the HCTRTF was cancelled before arriving on scene. The building was turned back over the the owners once the structural stability was determined to a non-life threat. Thank you as always to all our partners for a quick response.
Original news article: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon/index.ssf/2016/12/vehicle_crashes_into_hunterdon_county_doctors_offi.html#incart_most_shared-hunterdon
Congratulations to CFARS Cadet member Brendan Feeley, who today was named North Hunterdon High School November Students of the Month!
Eagle Scout, Brendan Feeley recently achieved this honor with Troop 200. To receive this award, he had to build and lead a service project at his church. Brendan has been scouting since he was in first grade. He has served as Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, and Troop Guide.
Brendan currently volunteers at Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad. He is also a summer camp counselor at Camp Carr where he works with primarily six and seven year olds. Brendan played JV Boys Tennis in freshman and sophomore year. Last year, he began playing varsity where he played first doubles with Richard Chen. Brendan is a member of the National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, and is the Treasurer of the Math Honor Society. His favorite class at North was AP Biology with Mrs. Flynn. Even though the class is a lot of work, it taught him how to study for a college-level class and Mrs. Flynn always knew how to keep everyone motivated with her “dingy” analogy.
Brendan’s favorite memories at North were rolling a bowling ball down the hallway in Freshman Physics and seeing Governor Christie speak on an AP Government field trip. Next year, Brendan plans on majoring in chemical engineering at either University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, or Northwestern University.