Today Tower17, Squrt17, Rescue17 and the Union Fire Companies 1923 took the trip to Chatham New Jersey for their 4th of July Parade. The Union Fire Company and the Lambertville Fire Department have been friends with Chatham Fire Department since 1960 58 years of friendship and tradition. Also today the Madison Fire Department and Morristown Fire Department brought their Ahrens Fox’s ... See MoreSee Less
This week was an eventful week for the district -Monday 4:48 pm CO Alarm activation. No illness reported. Chief 17 and Squrt 17 investigates -Wednesday 9:28am Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Taskforce dispatched for a Trench Rescue in Somerset County. HCTRTF units were canceled while responding Special Service 17 And Tower17 responded -Thursday 5:46 pm Alarm Activation at a Hotel in our local. Careless cooking. Squrt17 investigated along with Chief17 -Thursday 7:00pm members took part in the HCTRTF drill. Equipment review Tower17 and SS17 -Thursday 9:58pm Wire/pole with tree on wires burning with brush fire CHIEF , Squrt and Rescue responded w/ 9 -Friday 4:09am Lambertville DPW for multiple trash trucks well involved Chief17 updated and confirmed a working fire added 26 fire and tenders from. 23,47,48, mercer 53 And Bucks 46. Squrt17 w/ Captain and crew of 5 was first due stretched 2-2” lines and extinguished the bulk of the fire. Rescue 17s crew assisted w/Manpower along with 26 Fire. -Friday 11:00am Wet down the kids at Lambertville Summer Camp w/ Squrt17 ... See MoreSee Less
This morning at around 0925 Hours, the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force was requested into the North Branch section of Branchburg Township in Somerset County for an incident reportedly involving a subject trapped in a 20' deep "unsecured" trench.
HCTRTF agencies, including Flemington - Raritan, Clinton and Whitehouse Rescue Squads, Lambertville and Quakertown FD's, and Hunterdon County Public Safety / OEM, began to assemble and respond. The Squad responded with Heavy Rescue 495, Technical Rescue 495, and Utility 495 towing the collapse rescue trailer.
About fifteen minutes after the initial dispatch and before HCTRTF had arrived on the scene, the response was recalled by Somerset County as the local resources had mitigated the incident.
These are the "Low Frequency / High Risk Events" that the HCTRTF and the member agencies train for. A high level of commitment is required to remain proficient for these types of incidents. Members have to remain current on the latest and most efficient technical rescue techniques in order to rescue the patient while maintaining a reasonable level of rescuer safety.
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Earlier tonight Rescue17 was dispatched into New Hope for the smell of gas outside. New Hope station 46 was operating at a tactical box in Solebury Township. The crew of Rescue17 forced entry to the building to check for gas, evacuated a restaurant and stoped all The vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic on South Main St. crew found an active gas leak in the sidewalk And contacted PECO. Station 46 units arrived and Rescue 17 cleared. ... See MoreSee Less
Today the career staff took some time to help out by washing down the basketball court at Ely Field. The court was covered in mud from last weeks storm. Then after we flushed both Rescue17 and Squrt17s pumps and tanks. ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome men I was hoping you would do that . Maybe if we keep the culvert screen clean that or worse won’t happen again!
So great! Thanks!
Thank you! I’m sure the kids greatly appreciate it!
Thank you for this and all that you do!!
We are blessed with all of you! All of you are aways looking out every way to help our community! Thank you
Ah that’s terrific!
Can’t thank you enough for once again making L’Ville a great place to live by showing the enormous amount of volunteerism that exists in this great town!
Helping and being kind to one another has always been the hallmark of this wonderful town and it’s finally making a return!
Lambertville...an even better place to live!
At 10:41am the District was dispatched along with 17 Rescue to meet with LPD at our headquarters. A few min later we were given orders with gator17 to search the tow path north and marine175 to search the river bank of the Delaware river. Chief 17 set up command and requested additional resources Marine46 (New Hope Fire) and Gator23 ( Stockton Fire) Command also put in a request for our dive team to crew up along with a request for dive/rescue 41(point pleasant fire PA) Our dive team and dive/Rescue 41 met up and briefed at a location along the canal and were given orders to get ready to enter the water. After about an hour of rotating divers. Divers were pulled out of the water and awaited a boat with side sonar to scan the bottom. A few minutes later Marine23-2 located the missing person. All units were placed back in service and returned to their stations. Also involved were New Jersey State Police Solebury Police Dept Hunterdon County Prosecutors office Lambertville Police Dept Garden State Underwater Recovery