Just around 4pm Heavy Rescue 455 was requested by command to assist with the driver of the tractor trailer who was entrapped by the dashboard pinning the drivers legs in the remaining portion of the cab.
Heavy Rescue 455 went responding almost immediately upon dispatch with 6 volunteer rescue members, followed moments later with another 5 rescue personnel on Rescue 455. The 11 CFARS members worked seamlessly with the requesting agencies to complete a complex extrication of this driver. An additional 3 rescue volunteers stood by the building to cover additional calls.
Once the driver was disentangled from his rig, he was turned over to the BLS unit and Paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center for treatment and was further transferred to the flight team of NorthSTAR Air Medical Helicopter for transport to a trauma center.
The seamless operation between mutual aide departments is a testament to the regional mutual aide system built over the years. Our teams worked in tandem to get this mission accomplished in a timely and safe manner. We wish a speedy recovery to all involved.
If you would like more information on how to join or Rescue or EMS team please visit www.ClintonEMS.org for volunteer opportunities.