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The Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad is a combination volunteer and career Emergency Medical and Rescue Services provider serving Flemington Borough, Raritan Township, and parts of Readington and Delaware Townships in New Jersey. Established in 1952, following in the traditions set forth by the Flemington American Legion Ambulance and Civil Defense Corps. Since then they have grown to an organization with over 60 members and a wide variety of specialized vehicles and equipment. In 2013, they answered over 2400 calls for service.

You can find more information about the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad at their website or Facebook page. Now, check out their Heavy Rescue!

TRUCK SPECS:

  • Overall Length: 41’- 6.00”
  • Overall Height: 10’-8.00”
  • Wheelbase: 257.50”
  • GVWR: 68,000 lbs
  • Front Axle: 24,000 lb TAK-4
  • Rear Axle: 44,000 lb Meritor w/ Spring Suspension
  • Detroit Series 60, 515 hp, 1650 ft-lb Torque
  • Four-Door Velocity, 84”/20” Eight Man Cab
  • Two (2) One-Way Slide Out Transverse Cab Trays
  • 26” Bumper Extension w/ Full Width Reel and Tool Mounting Cover
  • 15,000 lb Fixed Front Winch
  • Four (4) Slide Out Under Body Crib Drawers
  • Body Construction Material: Aluminum
  • Body Length: 24’ (Compts 54”,54”,51.50”,51.50”,54”)
  • Body Height: 98.00”
  • Roof Configuration: Recessed Walkway, Hatch Compartments, Recessed Tower Area
  • Walkway Recess for Six (6) Dot Bottles
  • Zico Quic Ladder Roof Access Ladder
  • Body Roof Davit Arm System w/ Additional Mount
  • (7) Class IV, 10,000 lb Hitch Receiver Mounts
  • (8) 3,000 lb Roof Rope Tie Off Points
  • Winco 55kW PTO Generator
  • Will-Burt 15’ Light Mast w/ Six 900 watt Lights
  • Will-Burt 20’ Light Tower w/ Six 900 watt Lights

COMPARTMENT OPTIONS:

  • Twenty-One (21) Custom Tool Boxes
  • Removable Compartment Awning
  • Twelve (12) Slot Custom Airbag Rack
  • Twelve (12) Spare SCBA Storage Troughs
  • Nine (9) Adjustable Shelves
  • One (1) Four Drawer Response Ready Cabinet
  • One (1) Slide Out Toolboard
  • Four (4) Custom Depth, One-Way Slide Out Trays
  • One (1) 1000lb, 90” Deep One-Way Slide Out Tray
  • One (1) 750lb, Floor Mounted Slide Out Tray
  • Four (4) Custom Depth, Slide Out Tilt Trays
  • Turtle Tile Matting on Floors and Compt Trays
  • Seven (7) Custom Depth, Floor Mounted Slide Out Trays
  • Four (4) 25” Deep, 250lb Slide Out Adjustable Shelves
  • Rear Ladder Rack w/ Storage for Two (2) 14’ Roof , Two (2) 24’ 2-Section and One(1) 10’ Folding Ladder
  • Four (4) Electric Cable Reels
  • Six (6) Bottle Breathing Air Cascade System
  • Two-Bottle SpaceSaver Fill Station
  • Low Pressure Cascade Tool Air Reel w/ 200’ of .50” Hose
  • Vanair 185cfm PTO Tool Air Compressor
  • Tool Air Reel w/ 150’ of 1.00” Hose
  • Four (4) Hydraulic Reels
  • Power Supply and Reel Mounting Provisions


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Heavy Rescue

Overturned Tractor-Trailer Extrication

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Overturned Tractor-Trailer Extrication

Check out the overturned Tractor-Trailer, confirmed entrapment, and power pole down that Elizabethtown Fire Dept Station 74 had earlier today.

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Large Vehicle with Heavy Entrapment

Check out the strong work by all on scene.

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Large Vehicle with Heavy Entrapment

The Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team recently assisted Milan Area Firefighters with this complex extrication. Team members assisted Milan Firefighters and utilized HURST Jaws of Life and Paratech to extricate the heavily entrapped driver quickly.

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Large Animal Rescue

Working with their past experince, the Patterson Fire Department’s completed their 4th horse rescue in the past several years.

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Horse Rescue

Per the post from the Patterson Fire Department’s Facebook page:

At 0732, 25th of August 2021, the Patterson fire department was dispatched for a public assist to a local farm. Patterson’s heavy rescue, 22-6-1, arrived on scene and found a 31-year-old male horse, named “Dozer”, in distress. He had apparently fallen and managed to get himself stuck between a rock and a fence line. At first, the crew attempted to assist the horse in getting up by shifting his position. It became apparent that additional equipment was going to be needed to help Dozer out since he had become too exhausted to get up on his own. After some discussion, it was established that the best plan of action was to use a Paratech bipod system. It would be used as an artificial high directional with TU-32 griphoist’s assistance to lift the horse up. With a lot of sweat and effort, the crew was able to lift the horse up onto his feet. After some much-needed fluids and rest, we were happy to see Dozer trot away, unassisted.

An interesting fact, this is Patterson Fire Department’s 4th horse rescue in the past several years, all with successful outcomes.

Photos below from Andrew Akin

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