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Sunday December 13
South Branch Emergency Services
formally Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad
Old Route 22 Clinton
Appointments preferred For an appointment go to
smarturl.it/NJBS_Drive sponsor code 12443
or call 800-933-2566 or text Barb Pearson 732-616-8146
Please remember to eat, drink and bring your donor ID card or ID with name and photo
Last week SBES Rescue Captain Chris Querry and Full-time EMT/Rescue Technician Shannon Guiliani were hard at work training with the states best rescue professionals.
New Jersey FEMA USAR Task Force 1 held an advanced trench rescue shoring course at Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center. HCESTC & NJTF1 were nice enough to allow two slots for SBES members. Due to COVID restrictions students were able to attend the first day in the comfort of their own homes via a virtual lecture. Students then had a choice of two different days for two practical sessions. Over those practical days students completed 4 live trench scenarios.
The first scenario was a trench with several void spaces at different levels of the trench. This required students to back fill, use 6x6 whales, low pressure air bags, and other advanced shoring solutions.
The second scenario simulated a large repair hole in which a rescue would have needed to happen within 6 feet of the end wall of the trench. This requires rescue teams to shore not only the trench but the end walls as well. Various lengths of paratech gold struts were used to complete this evolution.
The third scenario was a “deep trench". Due to trench panels standard height of 8 feet this leaves a difficult situation were rescuers must also shore the remaining 4 feet of soil that the panel leaves. Due to soil conditions crews also had to stabilize multiple different void spaces.
The fourth and final trench was also a simulation of a repair hole. For this scenario crews were told they could not reach the opposing end wall with struts. This required the crews to use a specialized panel carried by Flemington Raritian First Aid and Rescue Squad. The panel is an 8X4 sheet of fin form with two paratech aluminum whales bottled fast to the Sheet. This allows rescuers to make a “raker” with paratech gold struts in the trench to support the end wall of the trench so rescuers can operate safely.
South Branch would like to thank HCESTC and NJ Task Force 1 for the awesome opportunity to train with them. Between soil conditions, weather conditions, and COVID restrictions it made for a challenging week but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
South Branch Emergency Services is currently looking to fill the following job openings:
This past week, eight members of our Rescue Company spent over 24 hours at the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center with the outstanding Technical Rescue Instructors, learning more about Trench Rescue. After reviewing regulations and concepts, out to the grounds we went along with the other providers from across the County. The course included four 8" deep straight wall trenches, rapid 6 panel sets, void shoring trench using buttress shore, back shore, air cushions & cribbing, a lifting operation using Paratech inside wales, and a digging operation with supplemental shores.
We'd like to thank the instructional staff for another great program, and congratulate these 7 members for completing additional training to add to their knowledge toolbox.
FOR SALE: 1997 Central States International Rescue
ASKING PRICE: $59,900
Location: Hunterdon County, NJ
Electrical & Lighting
With only 15,800 miles, this used rescue truck has been very well taken care of over its life. There should be plenty of life left to respond to emergency calls in your own department with this piece of emergency equipment.
The light tower on this vehicle will provide excellent scene lighting on your response. Whether lighting a wreck scene, or making sure your fire fighters have the light needed to prepare for work, this truck can provide that.
In 1982, Lyons Garage incorporated into Central States Fire Apparatus setting the course to become a very successful fire apparatus manufacturer. In less than five years, the company was producing 50 trucks annually. Central States Fire developed a dealer network sales model which, expanded its reach outside of the upper plains. Firetrucks from Lyons were being shipped across the country. Harold and Helen grew the business steadily resisting the temptation to over-expand and over-hire to protecting against the volatile economy of the 1980s. At the core of the Boer's approach to business their commitment to taking care of their customer's needs. The 1990s brought increasing sales growth as they continued to win more business through hard work and standing behind their products. During this period, Harold & Helen formed a relationship with another fire apparatus manufacturer based in Minnesota what was then General Safety Fire Equipment now Rosenbauer Minnesota. Midway through the 90s, thoughts of protecting the business long-term became a focus for the Boer's and similarly for the owners of Rosenbauer Minnesota. In 1994 Rosenbauer International A.G,. and family owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturer based in Leonding, Austria started an effort to seek partnerships with North American fire apparatus manufacturers. Rosenbauer International was becoming one of the world's largest suppliers of fire and emergency response vehicles. The potential partnership would lead to technological exchanges and in a controlled manner building the Rosenbauer brand name in the North American market. The Boer's researched for the best option to solidify the longevity of their South Dakota operations. In 1998, Central States Fire officially joined Rosenbauer International A. G. and General Safety Fire Equipment to form for the first time Rosenbauer America as known today. At the time of the agreement, Central States Fire was active in 32 states, the new partnership brought together the two U.S. based manufacturer's dealers into one group forming a nationwide sales network.
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Note: Their is currently damage to officer #3 door over wheel well. Seller willing to negotiate an as-is sale, or have damage repaired prior to sale.
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
When someone in your community needs urgent medical treatment, emergency rescue, or rapid and safe hospital transit, South Branch Emergency Services now answer the call.
South Branch Emergency Services was created by the merger of two long-serving emergency service organizations: Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad and High Bridge Emergency Squad. Research convinced leaders of both founding organizations and a Steering Committee of residents, business owners, and elected officials from both communities that a merger would yield quicker response times and other efficiencies. The committee provided planning and guidance that resulted in the new South Branch Emergency Services (SBES), which launched July 1st. SBES services the same northern areas of Hunterdon County that the two former organizations did: the Town of Clinton, Clinton Township, High Bridge, Lebanon Borough and parts of Franklin, Bethlehem and Union Townships.
Once a year, we ask you to help us continue this tradition of excellence. Our ability to maintain our high level of training and a safe, well-equipped fleet of emergency vehicles is a direct result of your generous support.
Reasons to give:
The Employment Committee of South Branch Emergency Services, Inc is pleased to announce the promotion of EMT/FF Ryan Clancy to the position of Full Time EMT/Operations Lt.
Lt. Clancy joined SBES through the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad in August 2018, as a per diem EMT in our trainee program, after having completed his EMT course work at the Clinton EMS Training Center.
Ryan follows in his parents footsteps of Emergency Services, and joined the Clinton Fire Department as a junior firefighter back in 2015. He followed that in another volunteer position with Mansfield EMS in 2016, earned his NJ EMT, and rose to the rank of Lt, He continues to volunteer with the Clinton Fire Department, and also served with the Mansfield Twp Fire Company from 2016 through earlier this year. He is currently employed as a 9-1-1 Public Safety Dispatcher in the Warren County Communications Center.
Having become a CPR instructor with our Training Center, Lt. Clancy has continued his personal growth, and recently began the process to become a NJ EMT Instructor through our Aide position.
We welcome Ryan to the officer team here at SBES!
2009 PL Gold Ford Medallion E-Super 170" Ambulance
Diesel, automatic transmission, 2 wheel drive
Overall: Length 275", Width 99", Height: 107"
Front line ambulance used as a BLS unit until taken out of service due to merger 7/1/2020. Being offered in as-is condition. Maintenance Records available to purchaser.
Does NOT include stretcher or stretcher mount system.
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Located in Clinton NJ (Hunterdon County) for in person viewings contact above email.
On Friday 11 September at 2028 Hours, the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force was dispatched to Route 78 near Turkey Hill Road in Bethlehem Township for a serious motor vehicle crash with a vehicle reported to be off of the roadway and down a steep embankment
SBES responded to this call as part of the HCTRTF. We were initially called to assist with a BLS unit then upgraded to a rescue assignment. Heavy Rescue 365 and Rescue 365 responded with 11 personnel and operated until 2330 hours. REHAB365 was special called by command to also assist with monitoring the rescuers..
Upon arrival, HCTRTF personnel assisted local emergency services with a search for a possible victim reported to have been ejected from the vehicle on impact. Crews used rope systems to access the crash site and searched the densely wooded area. Chainsaws were used to clear debris and create a path. The NJSP NorthSTAR helicopter assisted with the search from above with their FLIR system. The search proved negative. Unfortunately, one subject in the vehicle did not survive the crash.
Personnel set up a monopod system on Heavy Rescue 365 in order to rig a rope haul system on the embankment. The victim was then extricated and carefully brought up to the roadway via the rope system.
Units cleared as released by command.