Sunday, September 14, 2014 16:40
The Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched to Interstate 195 W/B at MM 15.8 for a multiple vehicle accident. Chief Fiore (3266) arrived to find one pick-up truck overturned off the roadway, and two other vehicles in the lanes of travel with heavy damage. Engine 3275 (South) arrived and initiated patient care of the occupants of a small passenger car. The passenger of that vehicle was found to be entrapped. The engine crew stabilized the vehicle and placed hydraulic extrication tools into service to remove the passenger side doors and support post. A medevac was requested to fly one seriously injured occupant. Rescue 3285, Tanker 3295, and Utility 3288 arrived to assist. Ambulances from the Plumsted Township Fire District, Freehold, and Englishtown-Manalapan arrived to provide care to a total of 5 patients. A medevac helicopter from MONOC landed at the scene and transported one patient to Capital Health Fuld. The accident was investigated by the New Jersey State Police. *All photos courtesy of Asbury Park Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 12:56
The Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched to 35 Forman Road for an animal rescue. Engine 3275 (South) and Rescue 3285 arrived to find a Jack Russell terrier that was trapped in hole, approximately 4 feet deep under an uprooted tree. Firefighters were able to cut through a number of roots with a chainsaw, then dig down to free the dog.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 16:30
The Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched to 444 Monmouth Road for a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment. Engine 3275 (South) arrived to find a BMW sedan overturned onto its passenger side, against a tree, with the driver entrapped. A private ambulance service, which was passing by was providing care to the driver. The engine crew stabilized the vehicle with Junkyard Dogs stabilization struts and additional cribbing. The engine crew began to remove the roof with hydraulic rescue tools and a sawzall and were assisted by the crew from Rescue 3285 (J.Carbin). Freehold Independent Fire Company (Sta. 16-1) was requested for one engine to handle a landing zone, however a medevac was unavailable due to weather. Once the extrication was completed the patient was transported by Freehold First Aid Squad (15-21) and MONOC ALS to Jersey Shore Medical Center. The patient later succumbed to their injuries. The accident was investigated by the NJSP.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 20:39
As a serious thunderstorm struck the region, the Millstone Township Fire Department was dispatched for one engine as part of a second alarm assignment in Hightstown. The fire reported at 46 Powell Road quickly went to a 3rd alarm, as initial units arrived to find heavy fire conditions through the roof of a condominium building with reports of victims trapped. Engine 3275 (Gesualdo) and Deputy Chief J.Wagner (3267) arrived and were assigned to division 2 for fire attack. The engine crew threw a ground ladder and stretched a 2.5″ handline to the interior encountering heavy fire conditions. The engine crew worked to get a knock on the fire as additional companies gained entry to multiple second floor housing units. The engine crew was forced to back out briefly, but was able to re-enter and extinguish the fire involving a unit on the A/D side of the building. The crew operated for a total of 4 hours along with a multitude of departments from Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth Counties before being released by command.