Saturday afternoon at 17:03hrs the department was dispatched to the area of Alexauken ￼Creek Road and Route 29￼ for the Single car MVA with injuries. Patrol arrived and advised the vehicle was 30ft off the road into the woods down an embankment with victim self extricated and the vehicle was smoking. ￼Rescue 17 arrived along with Chief 17 who requested a heavy duty rotating wrecker. ￼ The crew secured the power and checked for fluid leaks. The department awaited the wrecker and assisted until the vehicle was removed from the woods and loaded onto a flatbed wrecker. Also assisting and handling the investigation was the Lambertville Police department assisted by West Amwell Police. ... See MoreSee Less
10/18/2019 Earlier tonight at 16:43 hrs the department was dispatched to a Delaware Rd address for a reported chimney fire. Tower17 with the night shift crew of 4 responded within a minute. Chief 17 arrived and established command while Squrt17 arrived a few minutes later. Tower 17s crew checked the home for extension while Squrt 17 laddered the building and hooked into Tower17 along with Tanker 46 after they arrived. The wood was removed from the fire box and wet down outside with no extension found. Crews cleaned up and cleared.
Thank you to our mutual aid companies West AMWELL Fire Company- Chief 26 New Hope Eagle Fire Company- E46-1 and T46 Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad BLS Unit Lambertville police ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Lambertville residence ￼for coming out on this cold/windy night and learning about what we do to help protect the residents of our city. It was a great turn out and everyone including the firefighters had fun.
Make sure to check your smoke detectors and CO detectors monthly
Remember, Smoke and CO detectors save lives.
Thank you Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad￼ for traveling down the hill and hanging out with us. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday night Rescue17 and Special Service 17 Were invited to New Hope PA Station46 for their Open house /Fire Prevention . Rescue 17 and the night crew covered calls for Station 46 as well as our local. Special Service 17 was put on display to show our swift water equipment , ice rescue equipment and also our diver equipment. Chief Barlow dressed out in full dive gear and dove in a portable dump tank to show the crowd how we operate under water and also let a few kids talk with the chief while under water over our communications system.
New Hope puts on a great display of all types of equipment from there mutual aid companies, fire truck rides, rope rescue demonstrations and a mock building burn. Marine units Fire trucks Helicopter Dogs Police EMS
￼also the night crew had some art work created for the station.
On Wednesday 9 October at 1550 Hours, Fire Box 17-29 was dispatched for smoke in the ceiling at the Diamond Silver Office Complex located at 24 Arnett Avenue in the City of Lambertville.
The alarm came in just before the career staff shift change, so the evening shift responded immediately in Tower Ladder 17 and the day shift manned Squrt 17. Chief 17 Barlow arrived on scene in less than a minute and assumed command. Tower Ladder 17 arrived and the crew immediately entered the building to locate any fire while the chauffeur prepared the aerial for use. Squrt 17 backed down Arnett Avenue, with the crew moving to assist the personnel from TL17. Meanwhile, the chauffeur of Squrt 17 stretched a 5" supply line to feed TL17. If water supply was needed, Squrt 17 would reverse lay to the hydrant at Main and Elm Street. (While there is a hydrant closer to the complex, it is a reduced flow hydrant...the hydrant at Main and Elm is capable of 2000 gallons per minute if needed and easily within the 1200' length of supply line carried by the Squrt).
New Hope Eagle Engine 46-1 arrived and supplied manpower, while NHE Tower 46 was assigned the C side (rear) of the building. Lambertville - New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad BLS 1753 staged and provided EMS stand-by.
Luckily, the crews inside the building quickly located the source of the smoke and determined it to be a burned out light ballast. Additional responding units were recalled. Personnel quickly picked up and were clear of the scene within 30 minutes.
The Lambertville FD responded with eight career firefighters and two volunteer members. Volunteer or Career, Staffing Matters! ... See MoreSee Less
10/8/2019 B-shift answered 2 calls for service tonight
Call#1 Tower17 Assisted Station 23, 47 and 26 fire with an electrical stove grease fire at 17:14 hrs. Tower17 arrived first due and the crew checked the home for extension. Nothing was found. All units cleared within 20 minutes.
Call#2 B-shift assisted New Hope Station 46 with an apartment fire at 21:45 hrs Rescue17 was first due and stretched 100’ of 2.5” hooked to a gated wye with 200’ of 1 3/4” across a walking bridge to a second floor apartment. The crew with members of E46 located and extinguished the kitchen fire and preformed overhaul. All units were packed up and cleared by 22:37hrs
Having career staff in house is paying off. Having a faster more efficient response and being able to extinguish a fire or control the problem faster is saving property and lives.
Remember to keep your bedroom door closed while sleeping.
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Nearly half of Americans believe it’s safer to sleep with the door closed in the event of a fire, yet only 26% always sleep with their bedroom door completely shut. Watch this chilling, real-life example from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department showing how a closed door can make a life-saving difference. Encourage your friends and family to #CloseBeforeYouDoze — it could save a life. #FirePreventionWeek ... See MoreSee Less
Here are some additional fire safety tips as we move through Fire Prevention Week 2019.
The Lambertville Fire Department will be participating in the New Hope Eagle Fire Company's Open House and Fire Prevention Night on Thursday from 6PM-9PM at the Eagle fire house in New Hope (Route 202 and Sugan Road). There will be plenty of emergency vehicles from local agencies to check out, demonstrations, fire truck rides and displays. Stop in Thursday night and check it out!
The Lambertville Fire Department will have our own fire prevention open house on Thursday 10/17 from 6PM-8PM...More details to follow! ... See MoreSee Less
The Month of September was an average month for the department with 24 calls for service.
The departments Special Operation Dive Team assisted Suez water company with clearing the main pump intake that fills the reservoir.
The Dive team also assisted West Amwell Fire Company and the Lambertville New Hope Rescue Squad with a missing person in the river at Firemen’s Island. Multiple dive teams were on location. Point Pleasant PA fire company (Dive 41) and also Garden State Underwater Recovery. All teams assisted until the victim was found.
Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force was dispatched into Manville to assist with a plane crash 60’ in a tree. Members from Lambertville Fire, Flemington Raritan Rescue, Clinton Rescue and Whitehouse Rescue assisted with the rescue for 3.5 hrs until being released.
On 9/11/19 members w/Tower17 joined the New Hope Eagle Fire Company’s at their 9/11 ceremony.
A few members also participated in the Raritan Township Fire Companies 9/11 stair climb. ... See MoreSee Less
The Lambertville Fire Department has four trench rescue shoring panels in our cache of rescue equipment. These panels are made of 4'x8'x 3/4" sheets of 14 ply concrete form plywood with a 2"x12" upright that is glued and screwed to the plywood for increased strength. The upright is pre-marked to aid in the placement of Paratech rescue shores. Ropes to position the panel in the trench are pre-rigged to speed the placement during an operation. These panels were customed made to our specifications by Rescue Products International based on design and testing from the Michigan Urban Search and Rescue Training Foundation. Several of our members have attended advanced trench rescue training at the MUSARTF and have brought back many shoring ideas to our personnel.
Special Operations 17 and Rescue 17 carry Paratech Rescue Support Struts and related equipment to initiate trench shoring with the panels.
As a member agency of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force, the Lambertville FD has these four panels to initiate shoring operations to protect the victim from additional collapse while awaiting our partner agencies (Flemington - Raritan Rescue, Clinton Rescue, Whitehouse Rescue, and Hunterdon County OEM) as they respond from the central and northern part of the county with additional shoring equipment and personnel. Speed in shoring operations may likely save lives, and the key to cutting down shoring time starts with having the right equipment, as pre-rigged as possible, and personnel trained in the most modern techniques in the field. ... See MoreSee Less
Fires directly on the ground are prohibited unless in a prepared fire ring. Fires on mineral soil which will not endanger the forest, such as in a gravel pit, may be permitted at the discretion of the Forest Firewarden issuing the permit. A prepared fire ring must be constructed of steel, stone, brick, or concrete with a gravel or masonry base.
Today's Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force response to a plane crashed into a tree in Manville - Somerset County NJ. The LFD responded with seven rope rescue technicians, staffing Tower Ladder 17.On Tuesday 24 September at 1307 Hours, the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force was dispatched into Manville Borough in Somerset County for a report of a small plane that had crashed into a wooded area, with the plane reported to be lodged in trees approximately 100' off of the ground.
Tower Ladder 17 (Lambertville FD), Heavy Rescue 225 (Whitehouse FARS), Heavy Rescue 455 (Clinton FARS), Heavy Rescue 495 (Flemington - Raritan FARS) and Hunterdon County Emergency Management 86-02 all responded with 25 HCTRTF members between them.
While responding, units were advised that one patient with minor injuries was confirmed trapped in the plane, and that the plane was located up a tree deep within the Weston Canal Park woods near the Central Jersey Regional Airport. Upon arrival, units were directed to a staging area. Numerous units from various Somerset County agencies were already on the scene. Mutual aid was also requested from the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Metro USAR Strike Team and from New Jersey Task Force 1 USAR.
Hunterdon County Rescue Coordinator Tom Hoffman was brought up the to scene to assess the situation. A light plane was lodged in between two branches of a large tree, approximately 65-70' off of the ground. Both the tree and the plane were swaying in the light breeze. The plane was located at the very top of the tree canopy, with no branches above the plane. Access to the area was limited to walking in with equipment.
Hunterdon County Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator Andrew Camp was assigned to the command post to act as the HCTRTF liaison to the incident commander. HC Deputy Rescue Coordinator Chris Szymanski assisted and maintained accountability for HCTRTF personnel. FF/EMT Gary Breuer was assigned as the Rescue Operations Officer, and FF/EMT George Liothake was designated the Rescue Safety Officer.
Three plans were developed. Plan A involved the use of an all-terrain tracked hydraulic lift being brought to the scene by a private tree service. Plan B involved HCTRTF members ascending the tree using tree climbing gear and rope systems to access the plane. Personnel from Middlesex County and Edison FD's UASI USAR Team were designated the rapid intervention team and also began to make provisions fro the rigging required for Plan B. Plan C was to utilize the New Jersey State Police T.E.A.M.S. unit and an NJSP helicopter to attempt a hoist rescue. This was moved to "last resort" due to the possibility that the helicopter's rotorwash might dislodge the plane from the tree.
Plan A was put into action. Hillsborough firefighters, NJ Forest Fire Service firefighters, and Morristown FD's UASI USAR firefighters used chainsaws to clear numerous trees and brush to create a path through the woods for UTV's carrying rescue equipment and for the hydraulic lift. Local EMS agencies provided EMS stand-by in staging and at the scene. Law enforcement personnel from Manville PD made contact with the pilot via cell phone and confirmed his situation. To further complicate the situation, the pilot advised the plane's doors were pinned shut by the branches holding the plane.
Keith Keiling from Keiling Tree Care of Basking Ridge arrived on scene. He was brought to the crash site and confirmed that his hydraulic lift was able to reach the plane. This unique all-terrain lift telescopes out and articulates in three places to allow it to bend over and around obstacles. It is designed specifically for off-road tree work. The lift was unloaded from its trailer and maneuvered into the crash site by Bobby Keiling. Once in position, its outriggers were set up. The lift was then raised by Keiling in a test run to clear obstructing tree limbs. It was then lowered back to the ground. HCTRTF FF/EMT James Regan then boarded the bucket, attaching his own fall protection lanyard and bringing a harness and lanyard for the pilot. Bobby Keiling operated the lift from the ground by remote control, carefully operating the machine through the trees, being guided by radio from Regan in the bucket. The bucket was positioned over the nose of the plane. Regan assisted the pilot in removing the windshield of the plane. The pilot was then assisted into a harness and secured with a fall protection lanyard. Regan then assisted the pilot into the bucket. Both were then carefully lowered to the ground. The pilot was turned over to local EMS for evaluation of his minor injuries. Personnel then began to secure the scene and transport all of the equipment out of the woods. The aircraft was left in position for investigation purposes.
This difficult operation was a success due to the cooperation of all agencies involved - fire, rescue, EMS, law enforcement, emergency management, and private sector personnel. The crash will be investigated by the FAA and Manville PD. ... See MoreSee Less
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In this particular scenario, the fire was given an open source of oxygen, as it does not look like any of the doors were shut. As well as the building materials that were used to start this fire for institutional purposes.
Newer synthetic materials burn hotter and faster now. Back then, you used to have about 17 minutes on average to escape a house fire. In the here and now present, you have 3-5 minutes because of all the newer materials being used in not only furniture, appliances, etc. But as well as newer building construction materials. It is actually better to sleep with your bedroom door closed rather than open because that will give you precious time to escape a fire. Instead of having an open path of travel, the fire is forced to burn through before advancing to more accelerant and oxygen behavior that door. The more understanding the general public has about fire and the types of materials used today. This information can be invaluable to saving lives