MUTUAL AID DIVE UNIT RESPONSE

Monday, July 25, 2016 01:18 Somerset Fire & Rescue Co.  No.1 divers were requested into the city of New Brunswick to assist them with the recovery of a vehicle that plunged onto the Raritan River along Rt. 18.  Car 56, Car 562, Special Ops 56 with Marine Units 2 and 3, Van 56 and Rescue 56 responded.  Somerset divers assisted with occupant removal and rigging for the tow truck to remove the vehicle.  This incident is still under investigation.


Our deepest condolences to all affected by this tragedy.


   


 

EXTRICATION TRAINING

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1900 Members of Somerset Fire & Rescue practiced some more advanced vehicle extrication techniques during this drill.  This training concentrated on extrication of vehicles in unusual positions.  This drill required the use of advanced stabilization to make the vehicles safe for patient removal.  The members focused on scene safety and crew communication as a part of this very successful drill.  





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NEWEST FIREFIGHTERS

Tuesday, June 21, 2016  Congratulations to Somerset's newest firefighters - Charlie Watts and Garrett Leung. Charlie and Garrett passed their final firefighter exam and are ready for action.  Great work boys!!  

   


 

MVC with ENTRAPMENT

Sunday, May 15, 2016 09:50 Somerset Fire & Rescue and Middlebush Fire were dispatched to a single car MVC overturned with possible entrapment.  Shortly after dispatch, the incident was upgraded to confirmed entrapment of the driver.  Chief 56 (Sudo) and Chief 44 (Cuddy) arrived on scene and found a single vehicle had crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic and rolled at least one time coming to rest on the passenger's side partially off the roadway.  Rescue 56 crew arrived and performed vehicle stabilization and started the extrication of the seriously injured driver.  Engine 562 and Special Operations Unit 56 arrived a short time after to assist in the extrication.  The driver was removed in approximately 30 minutes and quickly transported to the hospital by Robert Wood Johnson Paramedics and EMS. 

     



 

BOUND BROOK BOROUGH CARNIVAL

Saturday, May 14, 2016  Engine 561 was on stand-by for the Bound Brook Fire Department during their annual carnival.  While standing by, the crew just happened to catch a rainbow that formed after a brief rain shower.  

     



 

BAILOUT TRAINING

Somerset members practiced bailout recertification training today at Somerset County Fire Academy. This session also introduced our recently certified firefighters to our bailout program.  All members present showed exceptional proficiency and confidence in their bailout skills.  This continued training allows our firefighters to prepare themselves to escape the possibility of a career-ending situation.  Congratulations too all who attended.

   


 

MVC with ENTRAPMENT

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 18:08 Fire District No. 1 companies were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Canal Road near Suydam Rd. Car 56, Car 562 and Engine 562 and Rescue 56 found a panel truck partially on it's side with the driver entrapped. Crews from Rescue 56 and E562 stabilized the vehicle and removed the driver's door to free the driver. The driver was not seriously hurt, the incident is being investigated by the Franklin Township Police, Traffic Division.

   


 

CONFINED SPACE RESCUE DRILL

Saturday, April 9, 2016  Fire District No. companies attended the second of four district training events.  Each district company hosts one district drill per year.  This most recent training event was the responsibility of Somerset Fire & Rescue, the topic Confined Space Rescue.  Confined Space Rescue is a very specialized skill and requires the help of all District stations to accomplish.  This year we had special guests in attendance.  Our friends from Community Fire Company (Sta. 25) were a welcome addition to the training.  The drill scenario presented the challenge of performing two separate confined space entries simultaneously. In addition, each entry also consisted of a vertical and horizontal entry component.  The crews performed both rescues with great expedience while maintaining the highest level of rescuer and victim safety.  




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MVC with ENTRAPMENT

Monday, February 15, 2016 09:54 While operating at a multi-alarm mutual-aid structure fire, Rescue 56 was dispatched to a single car MVC with entrapment.  R56 responded from the fire scene in South Bound Brook.  Thankfully, the vehicle operator was able to exit the vehicle with minor injuries prior to R56 arriving on the scene.  R56 picked up from the MVC and returned to work at the structure fire.

   


 

MULTI-ALARM MUTUAL AID FIRE

Monday, February 15, 2016 09:03 Engine 562 responded to a multi-alarm commercial building fire in South Bound Brook boro.  Command also requested R56 on an additional RIC assignment.  Engine 562's crew in the aggressive interior firefighting efforts.  R56 mixed crews with R25 as the primary RIC company.







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