On Sunday October 2nd, members from Company 2 and Jefferson Rescue received a rare opportunity.
Back in April, both departments
responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 15, where the patient needed to be extricated and transported to the hospital.
Months after conflicting reports on the patient's status, we were made aware of an event at her workplace, celebrating her return. Everyone was both surprised and happy to see both departments come to the event. Flowers were given and numerous photos were taken. This was a special event to everyone involved, considering it is a rare occurrence to hear what happens after a call.
More photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.
On Tuesday June 18th, our department participated at the Briggs annual water safety demonstration. Inside the kids learned about drowning and to “reach and throw, don’t go”.Outside, Assistant Chief Mickey Deloreto, talks about boat safety. He covered topics of safe boat riding, propeller safety, and the importance of proper supervision when on the water. A special thanks goes out to Lake Hopatcong Marine for dropping off a boat for the event.
On Sunday June 16th, JTFD2 participated in an extracation training drill
at Picatinny Arsenal. We went over different methods to gain acces to the vehicle as well as where and how to properly open the vehicle to extricate a patient.
After removing the doors and roof of the vehicle, a dash lift was also implemented using a Ram on one side and the spreaders on the other.
On the afternoon of April 6th, a fire broke out in a Prospect Point Road home. Upon arrival of a Fire Department officer, a second alarm was
dispatched indicating a working structure fire. As the first engine and ladder truck arrived, hand lines were deployed to try and contain the fire. Shortly after, the master stream off the tip of the ladder was placed into service to knock down the bulk of the fire, and was under control in about an hour. One firefighter was transported by Jefferson Rescue for a non-life threatening injury. Among the responding fire departments were Jefferson Fire Companies 1 and 2, Picatinny Arsenal, and Mount Arlington fire departments.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Thursday March 7th, Jefferson Township Fire Companies 1 and 2, and Jefferson Township Rescue Squad, were dispatched to a shed fire on Nolans Point road at approximately 4pm. Upon arrival, it was confirmed that the structure was fully involved as well as two boats and two cars near the shed. Additional manpower, resources, and tankers were requested from the Mount Arlington, Roxbury, and Pictatinny Fire Departments.
The bulk on the fire was put out using a 2 ½ attack line, followed by additional 1 ¾ attack lines. The boats and vehicles could then be extinguished safely.
As the sun went down, overhaul operations could begin for the structure and vehicles. There were two non-life threatening injuries reported and all apparatus and personnel returned around 730pm.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.