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Rescue 1

Rescue 1 is a 2010 Pierce Velocity Heavy Rescue with 19.5í body capable of seating 6 firefighters. This apparatus carries the departmentís specialized rescue equipment including the Jaws of Life. Rescue 1 responds to motor vehicle accidents, structure fires, hazardous material events, and other technical rescue incidents. At structure fires the rescue crew is staffed by members who are dedicated to locating any firefighters in need of search and rescue. At the scene Rescue 1 acts as a toolbox that supplies rescuers with hydraulic tools (Jaws of Life), pneumatic tools, saws, technical rescue ropes & hardware, as well as ladders, hooks, the air cart, air hose and lifting air bags. Firefighters assigned to the rescue are specially trained for technical rescue incidents which include trench and confined space rescue.

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Berkeley Heights Fire Department: Rescue 1

Last Updated: January 17, 2012