Sunday, February 16, 2014
Crews joined together today for a day of hands on training at the Assunpink Lake in the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area located in Upper Freehold, NJ. Members went through several rescue evolutions, included rope throw bags, self rescues, and multiple rescues of victims using different techniques.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
This weekend, Hope Fire Company is host to a surface ice rescue technician course taught by Team Lifeguard Systems. Dedicated members of several fire, police and EMS agencies as near as Millstone and as far as Maryland joined us for this training. Day 1 consisted of an awareness level training lecture, followed by indoors hands-on training, learning the equipment and rescue procedures. Day 2 will be held at Assunpink Lake and will allow the students to learn and develop the rescue skills required for a successful rescue.This training is absolutely critical for teams that perform rescues in surface ice water. Our members are required to have this certification and conduct annual refresher training in order to maintain the skills required to properly conduct ice rescues. A big thank you to our brothers and sisters in other departments for coming and training with us.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Station 82-1 responded to reports of an overturned vehicle in the median of Route 195. 8282 found a single vehicle on its roof, with both occupants safely out of the vehicle with no injuries. 8282 remained on location for a short time until the tow truck arrived. Also responding were Mercer Engine 40, Allentown First Aid Squad, and NJSP.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Station 82-1 responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle that struck a light pole. No extrication was required but crew remained on location until the vehicle was towed and utility company was on location to address the electrical hazard of the downed light pole.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Station 82-1 units responded to assist the NJSP with removal of a fence that was damaged during snow removal operations and posed a hazard to the highway traffic below it as it dangled off an overpass.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Hope Fire Company responded to a motor vehicle accident with a vehicle on its side, and reported possible entrapment. Members with mutual aid from Mercer County Station 40 extricated the patient from the overturned vehicle. Also on scene were Allentown First Aid Squad, Allentown Police and Mercer medics.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Following multiple reports of people being on the ice this past week, Hope Fire Company members spent some time in the water practicing ice rescue techniques. Members ran through several rescue scenarios in which they had to rescue victim(s) that had fallen through the ice. Remember, No Ice is Safe Ice!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hope Fire Company stayed busy over the weekend with multiple car vs. pole assignments and one house with a water pipe broken due to freezing. Notes for the next snow storm - drive slowly when the roads are snow and ice covered; be prepared for black ice when the roads look clear after a snow event; and keep the heat up or run your water to avoid freezing pipes.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Hope Fire Company responded to an MVA involving an overturned vehicle. Patients had self extricated prior to our arrival. HFC stood by for traffic control until the vehicle was removed.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Hope Fire Company responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two motorcycles. One patient was transported by Squad 82-21.
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