|Thu. Jul 28th 2011|
Today was a busy day in Branchburg, for the volunteers at Station 74 Rescue.
The morning started off with BLS Unit 807 (Somerset) and Heavy Rescue 7456 dispatched along with Branchburg Police and Neshanic Fire to South Branch Driver for the reported overturned motor vehicle with occupant still in vehicle. With assistance from Squad 32 (Readington Vol Fire Company), the crew of HR7456 stabalized the vehicle and helped the uninjured occupant from the vehicle on its side, using ladders from the Rescue. BLS 7453 also responded to the scene.
Mid-afternoon, all 6 units responded from our headquarters to the scene of a Hazmat Fire in the North Branch section of the township. Just before 4pm, a call with North Branch Fire was upgraded to a Hazmat Fire, and additional units where added to the initial response by BLS 807. BLS 7452, BLS 7453, BLS 7455, Heavy Rescue 7456, Support 7457 and Car 7458 all responded to provide rehab and support at the fire scene, until cleared.
And just before shift change at 6pm, BLS 807, Service 7457, BLS 7453 and Car 7458 responded to the area of the North Branch Train station for a reported pedestrian struck by a train. The train was eventually found in Bridgewater township after an extended search, and Branchburg units returned, turning the scene over to Somerset Medical Center units.
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Overturned with Entrapment on South Branch Road started a busy day