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.
For the past week, CFARS' newest piece of equipment, supplied through Homeland Security Grant Funds via the EMS Task Force - State of New Jersey was on site in the Meadowlands for Super Bowl 48 activities. The Trailer was used as the home base for Northstar Medevac flight crews from Monday until last night. CFARS was proud to be able to support Northstar, the NJSEA Medical Department and NJ EMS Task Force. The unit is now back in county and available for service.
On Saturday August 25, 2012, members of CFARS attended the 2nd Annual Hose Down, a fund raiser for our friends at the Lebanon Borough Fire Company. The event brought teams from CFARS, Lebanon Fire, Country Hills Fire Department, Raritan Township Fire Company, Sea Bright Fire Department and the Citizens Band Radio, who also supplied the days musical entertainment.
Besides catching up with old friends and enjoying a nice day in Lebanon Park, our members participated in the \"Victim Drag\", the Bucket Brigade, King of the Hose Down, and the Tug-of-War. Thank you to 18FIRE for another great event!