On Saturday 22 January at 1550 Hours, the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force was dispatched to a residence in Alexandria Township at the request of the Kingwood Township Volunteer Fire Company (16) for a motor vehicle crash with structural damage to the home. There were no injuries reported.
On arrival, HCTRTF personnel found a column between the garage doors had been destroyed in the crash. Paratech 610 struts were used as temporary spot shores so that the vehicles involved could be carefully pushed out of the way and into the driveway. A three post vertical shore was then installed to support the second floor joists left unsupported by the column being knocked out. The shore was built in place in order to work around the garage door tracks. The local building department official was satisfied by the temporary support provided by the shore, and personnel were then released by command / Kingwood Fire.
The HCTRTF is composed of several agencies, including Lambertville FD, Whitehouse Rescue Squad, South Branch Emergency Services, Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad, and Hunterdon County Emergency Management.
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