At 13:14 hours on June 30th, Somerset County requested Cascade 1-3 to respond into Bedminster Twp for the 3rd Alarm fire. Cascade 1-3 was requested to refill SCBA and to provide manpower at the scene. Once on scene, the crew stood by to fill air bottles but none needed to be filled due to exterior operations. Fire companies from Somerset, Morris, and Hunterdon Counties responded to this incident.
At 1727 hours on June 9th, Long Valley Fire was dispatched to establish its 2nd landing zone of the weekend at the first aid squad building on East Mill Road for a fall victim on the Columbia Trail. Engine 1-2 established the landing zone and crews assisted with moving the patient of the helicopter. Long Valley EMS and Saint Clare's treated and transported the victim to the landing zone.
At 0807 hours on June 8th, Long Valley Fire was dispatched to establish a landing zone at Rock Spring Park for a medical emergency requiring an immediate medevac to a specialty center. Long Valley EMS and Saint Clare's provided initial care and transported the patient to the landing zone.
Last weekend, The Long Valley First Aid Squad conducted a Vehicle Rescue Operations course for new Rescue Services Members. 12 LVFAS men and women and several fire fighters from WTFD participated. This course teaches rescuers how to stabilize, lift, and extricate patients from passenger vehicles. Students got tons of hands-on training with stabilization equipment, hydraulic rescue tools, reciprocating saws, high pressure lifting bags, grips-hoists, hand tools and much more.
Firefighters responded to multiple motor vehicle accidents over the past week and two within a 12-hour period. Crews contained and cleaned up spills and debris at the accidents while EMS tended to those involved in the wrecks. Shortly after one of the accidents in the midnight hours, all Washington Township Fire Companies and EMS responded to an electrical fire in Schooleys Mountain Fire's first due area
At 14:04 hours on May 13, Washington Township Fire Companies were dispatched to a reported truck fire at the corner of Ramsey Way and Pleasant Grove Road. The first officers on scene confirmed the vehicle fire and updated the responding units. Long Valley and Schooleys Mtn Engines arrived shortly after the update and doused the blaze. Companies overhauled and cleared the scene within an hour. There were no injuries.
On May 4th, The Long Valley Fire Company, Long Valley EMS Rescue and Morris County Park Police responded to Patriots' Path in Long Valley for an animal rescue. A hiker had found a Red-Tailed Hawk caught between two pieces of fishing line hanging between two trees above the river. Park Police officers, Fire Fighters and Rescue Services members worked out a plan to remove the hawk as safely as possible. Some ladder work, minor rope rigging, hand tools, battery operated reciprocating saws and an ingenious "flare on a pike pole"- (used to melt some hard to reach fishing line) were all used to release the injured hawk. The Hawk was transferred to a volunteer from “The Raptor Trust” with hopes of a speedy recovery.
On April 27th at 16:28 hours, Washington Twp Fire Companies and Long Valley EMS responded to a working fire at Hastings Square in the Bennington section. The first arriving officer found smoke pushing from the eaves of 3 units and immediately requested a 2nd Alarm Assignment adding Tri-County Fire, Hackettstown Fire, and Budd Lake Fire to the Box. Long Valley Fire assisted the first arriving Engine 3-1 from Schooleys Mtn with manpower and extinguishment on arrival. The fire was held to one unit with little extension into the attic. Shortly after clearing the scene, Long Valley Engine 1-1 responded to a CO Alarm off Coleman Road. All Apparatus we’re back in quarters by 19:30 hours
On April 10th, fire companies from Washington Township were dispatched to a vehicle fire at the intersection of West Springtown Road and Schooleys Mountain Road. Long Valley Engine 1-1 arrived first and began knocking down the bulk of the fire as Schooleys Mountain and Fairmount assisted with water supply and knocking down the remainder of the fire. Washington Township Police Lieutenant Douglas Compton rescued 2 individuals inside of the van before the fire department arrived.
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