2009 Call Archive

December 13, 2009 – Shortly after the evening duty crews began their tour, 43 Rescue and 43 Fire were dispatched for an electrical fire in a residence. 230 was returning from Morristown ER and responded from Route 80. Rescue 231 responded for rehab, and EMS Command requested additional units to scene; BLS 232 and 234 responded to this request. All of the apparatus from Byram Township Fire were on scene, and Tenders 32-71 and 32-72 from Andover Township Fire, Tender 95-71 from Green Township Fire, and Andover Borough Fire Engine 22-62 handled the fill site at Cranberry Lake. The fire had extended through the walls of the bi-level home. Netcong Fire was requested as the FAST Team and Stanhope Fire Department stood-by at their headquarters for station coverage. During the incident, a second fire call was dispatched in Byram for a residential smoke condition. BLS 230 handled this job with Stanhope FD. All units were later cleared by BTFD Assistant Chief Matthews.

November 15, 2009 – Lakeland EMS and Byram Township Fire Department were alerted at 11:56 to a tractor trailer rollover with injuries on Interstate 80 East at mile marker 23.1. LES responded with Rescue 231, BLS 230, and BLS 235. Two patients were transported to Dover hospital by 230 while 235 and 231 remained on scene as the truck was removed. This was the second such accident in fourteen hours near the same location.

November 6, 2009 – At 09:37, Lakeland EMS was dispatched to a MVC with possible entrapment on Lackwanna Drive in the area of NJ Bar & Grill, Byram Township. BTFD was also added to the assignment. BLS 235 and Rescue 231 responded. Arriving units found a two vehicle crash with one party still inside of a sedan. BTFD Rescue 103 performed a door pop while EMS personnel evaluated the patient. Air One was requested to fly and an update was given to MICU 56. The patient was extricated and the Medics arrived on scene for transport to the LZ at Byram Lakes School. Four refusals were also taken on scene.

October 12, 2009 – 43 Rescue was requested to respond for a fall victim out of a tree. BLS 230 responded from a Newton High School soccer standby and received updates of a possible fall of 15 feet. Air medical was placed on standby until other arriving units could confirm the need. Lakeland EMTs on scene confirmed the fly with a positive LOC, pelvis trauma, and a fall height of 13-14 feet. 32 Fire was requested for the LZ and to assist on scene with chainsaws clearing the woodpile and underbrush that the patient had fallen into. MICU 53 arrived as well and patient was transferred to the landing zone at Aeroflex Airport, where Atlantic Air One transported the patient to Morristown Memorial Hospital.

October 7, 2009 – Lakeland EMS began a busy morning with a request to Interstate Route 80 Westbound mile-marker 22.9, Byram Township, at 06:20 for a MVC involving a tractor trailer. Ambulances 235, 234, and Rescue 231 responded. Upon arrival, NJSP was met on scene with a single occupant driver who had extricated with assistance prior to EMS arrival. He was found semi-conscious on the shoulder. Significant damage was noted to the cab on the truck and air medical was requested, however would not fly due to weather. MICU 57 arrived after the patient was packaged and loaded for transport. Patient was transported with ALS To Hackettstown Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

Ambulance 235 and Rescue 231 handled another MVC on Waterloo Road near Continental Drive, Byram Township, upon signing back in quarters. Initial reports were of possible entrapment, but patient had self-extricated upon BTPD arrival. Single occupant driver was transported to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.

Again, just after arriving back at Station 1, BLS 235 and FRU 240 were dispatched to an unconscious party in a vehicle at the Byram General Store, Sparta-Stanhope Road, Byram Township. 240 arrived and subsequently took a refusal on the patient who was sleeping, canceling MICU 54 and 235.

September 26, 2009 – This year’s Byram Township Day was another huge success. Lakeland EMS and Byram Township Fire Department both attended the event. The duty crew was kept busy during the majority of the day running back to back calls until late afternoon. They unfortunately did not get to see some of our members participating in Salt Gastro Pub’s Salty Dog Eating Contest and another member take second place in the Watermelon Eating Contest. Below, our Chief gets some much deserved rest and relaxation.

September 13, 2009 – Shortly after the Sunday night duty crews began their tour, 43 Rescue and 32 Fire were toned for a MVC reported to be serious in nature. Ambulance 43-235 was en route immediately and arriving units located the head-on accident on Stickles Pond Road near the Jump Airport. There was confirmed entrapment of each driver. Ambulances 230 and 234 also responded along with Rescue 231, ATFD Engine 32-62 and Rescue 32-75. ATFD Chief 32-60 also requested Fredon’s 27-75 to the scene to assist. St. Clare’s Paramedic Units 53 and 54 were both assigned to the wreck, along with aeromedical units from NorthStar and Atlantic Air One. The LZ was setup just down the road at the Jump Airport by ATFD Engine 32-61. Both patients were flown to Morristown Memorial Hospital.

September 13, 2009 – In the mid-afternoon hours, 43 Rescue and 43 Fire were dispatched to Interstate Route 80 Eastbound near mile-marker 22 for a vehicle fire reported to be full engulfed. Byram Township Fire Department extinguished the burning Jeep, while Rescue 231 and BLS 235 provided rehab and stood-by on scene until the Fire Department cleared.

August 30, 2009 – 43 Rescue was dispatched for an unconscious bicyclist on Goodale Road near Kittatiny State Park, Andover Township. Patient had confirmed LOC and significant damage to his helment. LES 230 and Medic 54 transported the patient to the landing zone on the other side of the State Park where Atlantic Air One was waiting. (Photo by M. Cady)

August 16, 2009 – Lakeland Rescue 231 was requested by Newton EMS Command 3650 into the Town of Newton at the scene of a working structure fire. 231 responded with 4 members and assisted Newton EMS with rehab for Newton FD, Andover Township FD, and Hampton Township FD all on scene. Temperatures that afternoon topped out in the upper 80s.

July 31, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 43 Fire responded to a MVC at the intersection of Amity Road and Sparta-Stanhope Road, Byram Township. Arriving units found a large box truck versus sedan with fuel spill from the truck. LES 230 and 235 triaged the six people involved. 230 transported two patients to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center while 235 stayed on scene to finish refusals and stand-by for the HazMat clean-up.

July 31, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 22 Fire were requested for an early morning MVC reported rollover on Route 517, Andover Borough. LES 235 responded as the Andover duty crew was already out on a medical call. 231 was also on scene. The single occupant was not injured and signed a refusal.

Approximately two hours after this accident, Ambulance 235 and Rescue 231 responded to the Interstate for a since car MVC in the Eastbound lanes of Route 80. 235 transported to St. Clare’s Hospital, Dover Campus.

July 28, 2009 – In the mid-afternoon hours, 43 Rescue and 22 Fire were toned for wires down. ABFD Asst. Chief 22-70 arrived to find heavy damage from strong winds spread over an approximate three block stretch. Residents of an apartment complex had part of their roof torn off, landing in a neighboring yard and pool. Many trees were damaged or knocked down as well. Fortunately, there were no injuries noted. BLS units 230, 232, and 235 were on scene along with Rescue 231 until after 21:00 that evening.

July 11, 2009 – Shortly after midnight, 43 Rescue was requested to assemble for a possible response. The duty crew and responding officers were advised of a police stand-off in progress involving an armed suspect; this prompted an upgraded response bringing LES 230 as a second BLS and Rescue 231 due to the extended nature of the incident. Staging was setup in the Blessed Kateri parking lot. There were numerous law enforcement agencies on scene. The man surrendered mid-morning and was transported by the Squad to Newton Memorial Hospital. Other units on scene included 235 and 240.

Throughtout the weekend, Lakeland had 21 calls and treated 29 patients.

July 10, 2009 – Near the end of a busy Friday afternoon for 43 Rescue, another MVC was dispatched on Andover-Mohawk Road, Andover Township. The accident was initially reported as being on East Shore Trail, Byram Township, however this was unfounded and later transferred to Andover. LES 230 and 235 transported three patients to HRMC.

July 09, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 22 Fire were requested for a MVC on Route 206, Andover Borough. LES 230 responded and ABFD Chief 22-60 on scene reported 2 vehicle head-on crash and requested that ALS be assigned. Lakeland asked for Station 95 Rescue to respond as a second BLS, but they were later canceled as Medic 54 transported the other patient. (Photo by B. Kern)

June 12, 2009 – At approximately 09:00, 43 Rescue was requested for a MVC on Whitehall Road near Route 206, Byram Township. Central Communications advised responding units that a County mini-bus was involved and there were multiple patients. LES 230 and 234 responded with mutual aid from Allamuchy-Green 95-52. There were a total of seven people involved in accident which was a sedan vs. mini-bus. Five patients were transported to Newton Memorial Hospital for evaluation. This was the first of 9 calls for Lakeland, making for a very busy Friday.

June 10, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 32 Fire were requested for a MVC on Limecrest Road, Andover Township. LES 240 arrived with 32-60 to find a pick-up truck and trailer versus a telephone pole. No injuries were reported. 43-230 stood-by on scene as well until released by 32 Fire while 240 cleared for a second call.

May 4, 2009 – Just before 13:00, 43 Rescue was requested for a head-on MVC on Waterloo Road, Byram Township. LES 235 and 232 arrived to find three patients from two vehicles with significant damage. Both rigs transported to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, just down the road.

May 3, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 22 Fire were requested for car fire on Route 206, Andover Borough. LES 235 and 240 stood-by on scene until 22 Fire extinguished the burning car and cleared.

May 2, 2009 – Shortly after midnight, 43 Rescue was alerted for a fight at the local go-go bar. Initial reports noted two patients. BLS units 230 and 234 responded. Crews found three patients upon arrival and 235 was responded as the third rig. After clearing the hospital, the rigs were requested into Police Headquaters to check-out more parties in involved in the fight.

April 30, 2009 – A mid-afternoon three car MVC with entrapment was reported on Route 206 near Tamarack Road, Byram Township, bringing out 43 Rescue and 43 Fire. 230 and 235 responded, finding three patients and three vehicles involved. BLS gained access to the reportedly-entrapped victim and freed her for transport. Medic 53 was also on scene assessing the patient. While on scene, reports came in that BTFD Engine 104 had been involved in an accident during their response; no serious injuries were reported. Allamuchy-Green Squad 95-51 was clearing Newton Hospital and was requested in to assist with the third patient. All three patients ended up being transported to NMH ER for evaluation.

April 20, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 32 Fire requested for working structure fire on Stickles Pond Road, Andover Township. LES 230 and 234 provided rehab on scene for Andover Township, Newton, Green, Byram, Fredon, Sparta, and Hampton Fire Departments.

March 5, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 32 Fire requested for MVC with heavy entrapment on Limecrest Road, Andover Township. Extrication took over 90 minutes with Rescue 231, 3275, and Newton Fire Rescue 805. BLS units 230, 232, 234, and 235 responded with assistance from MICU 53, NorthStar, and Atlantic Air One.

March 3, 2009 – 43-230 in bound HRMC with Medic 57. (Photo by M. Cady)

March 3, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 22 Fire were dispatched at 00:20 for a single car MVC rollover on Route 517 near Good Shepard Church. LES 230, 235, and Rescue 231 responded along with ABFD Engine 22-62.

February 15, 2009 – Single car MVC versus pole on Route 206 North near Elite Automotive, Byram Township.

February 11, 2009 – Car versus building on Route 206, Byram Township.

January 31, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 32 Fire requested for single car MVC on Limecrest Road, Andover Township. (Photos by M. Moore)




January 18, 2009 – 43 Rescue and 22 Fire requested for single vehicle MVC on Route 206, Andover Borough.

January 11, 2009 – Single vehicle MVC rollover on Lackawanna Drive, Byram Township.

December 31, 2008 – LES and BTPD assisting an injured hiker far up in the State Park off of Waterloo Road, Byram Township. Ambulance 235 and Rescue 231 responded with assistance from the Byram Township Police ATV Unit.