Last night, Amwell Valley Fire Company swore in new members Tara Mershon and Brenden Ryan.
Both Tara and Brenden have been First Responders for some time and have served with other agencies. Tara is a top notch EMT and Brenden has recently completed Firefighter 1.
AVFC is very excited about these new additions to our family and we look forward to working with them.
Things got a little hectic for a minute yesterday.
At 14:45 a call was received for an MVA involving a deer vs. a motorcycle with injuries on Wertzville Rd. near Linbergh Rd. Joining us on scene were Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps, Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad, and the New Jersey State Police.
At 15:16, while crews were still on the scene of the first call, another MVA was dispatched involving a tractor vs. a car with entrapment on Old York Rd. near Old York Cellars. Crews responding did not find the incident as reported, but instead it was found a few miles away on Old York Rd. by Reaville Rd. Extrication was necessary once crews arrived. Also responding to this call was Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, Raritan Township Police Department, New Jersey State Police, and Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps.
Great job by everyone who responded!
At 05:56 this morning, a call came in for a possible electrical fire in a basement on Rosemont Ringoes Rd, with smoke in the basement and first floor. Crews arriving from Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company on scene confirmed a working fire in the basement.
Great work by Sergeantsville with a quick knock down which contained the damage to just one room.
Huge thanks to Three Bridges Volunteer Fire Company for looking after the town in a cover assignment while we were on scene.
Also on scene were:
West Amwell Fire Company
Stockton Fire Company
Raritan Township Fire Company
Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad
Great work by everyone that responded at such an early hour.
Amwell Valley Fire Company would like to give a huge congratulations to new firefighters Xander Dowd and Nick Brunetti on passing their Firefighter 1 exams.
These two young men have been working hard in and out of the firehouse and we could not be more proud of them. We look forward to seeing them in action.
Last night, crews from AVFC headed up to the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center (HCESTC) to take part in a live burn.
In this drill, our firefighters enter a building that has actual structure fire conditions - flames, smoke, low visibility, etc. Multiple situations are given, such as search and rescue, with different officers in command and firefighters in different teams and roles.
This gives our firefighters a chance to keep their skills honed in real life conditions, while still in a controlled environment.
Big thanks to Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps for taking the ride up with us to be there in case any of our guys needed their assistance.
Today at 14:32, AVFC was dispatched for a heat detector alarm activation on Frontage Rd. Engine 1 responded. Upon arrival, crews did a thorough search of the premises and found no incident, but the alarm panel seemed to have a possible malfunction. The property owner contacted the alarm company, who was dispatching a technician. All AVFC were cleared by 15:20.
Last night, members of AVFC toured East Amwell School. Now that the new construction is completed is was good to get a practical feel for the overall layout.
We encourage all businesses and organizations that have a decently sized facility to contact your local response agencies - Police, Fire, & EMS - and invite them in for a tour. Knowing our way through the building is invaluable to saving time and resources if we ever need to respond to an emergency.
Last night at 21:29, AVCF was dispatched to Boss Rd. for the smell of smoke in a house. Crews were joined on scene by West Amwell Fire Company, Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company, and Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps.
After searching the premises for an hour, crews were able to locate two wires touching in the residence’s electrical box that were creating the smell.
Great job by everyone who responded, and big thanks to our mutual aid companies.