On 06/16/15 at approximately 1245hrs, Rescue 49 was special called to assist Monroe Sta. 23 with a serious motor vehicle crash on the NJ Turnpike North Bound outer-lanes.
Upon arrival, all hands from Monroe station 23 and Station 57 were tunneling through an overturned tractor trailer where the operator was heavily entrapped. Chief Brian Wagner, Assist Chief Scott Kivet and their crew Martin Mareno, Matt Safranek and Ted Wagner provided a large supply of equipment, specifically large paratech struts, numerous sawzalls, the Hurst large sized cutter and spreader, multiple Rams, and a large amount of cribbing. All equipment was used, in addition to three (3) large heavy duty tow truck cranes to remove the large concrete sound barriers, weighing at an estimate 7000lbs per each concrete section.
All crews worked together and subsequently were able to free the operator from the entanglement. It was an amazing well orchestrated job by Monroe Sta 23 and 57 which ultimately saved the operators life.
Plainsboro station 49′s crew were happy to be part of the rescue effort.
Assistant 49 and Squad 49 have responded to the Mercer County Fire Academy staging area for the five-alarm fire on East State Street in Hamilton.
TV coverage of the fire that went to five alarms in Hamilton
Ladder 49 responded mutual aid into Princeton to cover Station 60. While en route, the ladder was redirected to an elevator rescue at One Preservation Place with Engine 44 and Rescue 168. The occupant of the elevator was freed when power, possibly knocked out in a storm, was restored to the elevator.
Station 49, Engine 66, Special Services 66, Plainsboro Township Police and Plainsboro Township EMS responded to Mapleton Road to investigate a possible chlorine leak at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab with a full task force from Middlesex County HazMat, which made a Level 2 entry. Engine 60 covered Station 49 during the incident. (Thanks, Princeton.)
RIT 49 responded mutual aid into East Windsor overnight for the three-alarm fire at the Windsor Castle apartments.
The fire company responded to three separate calls last night back to back. First Rescue 49 responded as the RIT company to a structure fire in East Windsor. Then Tower 49 was requested to cover Hightstown, while Hightstown operated at the structure fire. Shortly after Squad 49 responded to a gas leak at Fox Run Drive.