Rapid Intervention Team

The RTFC operates one of the Rapid Intervention Teams that serve Hunterdon County fire departments. Rapid Intervention Teams or RITs, respond on all level 3 box alarm assignments. The mission of a RIT is to stand by on the fire ground to provide immediate assistance or rescue of a firefighter(s) that may become injured, trapped, disoriented or become involved in a multitude of other emergencies while operating at a fire scene. RITs also carry additional equipment specific to firefighter assistance and rescue. Currently the RTFC has 20 certified RIT members. The RTFC serves as the primary RIT for twelve Fire Departments in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties. 


2014 Call Volume
  Fire
Jan 57
Feb 64
Mar 62
Apr 62
May 43
Jun 48
Jul 59
Aug 39
Sep  
Oct  
Nov  
Dec  
Total 434

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News Headlines
 
New Tower Ladder purchase approved.
Thu. Jun 19th 2014
On June 17th, a bond ordinance was passed approving the use of funds for the purchase of a new 100 foot Tower Ladder for the RTFC. The new vehicle will allow for a modern, state of the art, fire apparatus to replace the RTFC's current 1993 Tower Ladder and will enhance t...

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Ventilation training.
Mon. Apr 28th 2014
The RTFC was provided with the rare opportunity to perform training at a house scheduled for demolition on Monday, April 28th, 2014. RTFC members practiced roof operations including ground and aerial ladder placement, tool selection and use, and vertical ventilation. Members were split into two grou...

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2014 Officers Are Sworn In
Mon. Jan 6th 2014
The 2014 Line and Executive Officers were sworn in by Mayor Michael Mangin at our annual installation dinner Saturday night. Chief: Steve WetterDeputy Chief: Doug DayAssistant Chief: Keith ParadisoCaptain: Mark BishopLieutenants: Adrian Pisowicz, Matt Bast and Robert AhernsFire Police Captain: ...

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Members attend Man and Machine class
Mon. Jan 14th 2013
On Saturday January 14th, 2013 members of the RTFC participated in a "Man in Machine" course held at the Flemington Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad. The course taught members the use of various tools to perform an extrication of a person trapped in machinery or other unusal situations. ...

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Foam Drill
Mon. Aug 27th 2012
RTFC Firefighters practiced with the companies foam equipment on Monday, August 27th 2012. Members reviewed the current equipment and foam types carried by the RTFC before going out and putting it to use. Members practiced the use of the 95 gpm and 125 gpm foam eductors as well as various types of ...

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Recent Calls
 
Owl Court dwelling fire.
Mon. Sep 22nd 2014
During the afternoon of Sept. 22nd, RTFC members were operating at the scene of a MVA and aeromedical helicopter landing zone. As the helicopter approached pilots notified the LZ Officer of a dwelling fire visible from the air. Hunterdon Cty. 911 dispatchers were simultaneously dispat...

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Motorcycle accident with Medevac.
Mon. Sep 22nd 2014
RTFC Firefighters responded to the intersection of Clover Hill Rd and Amwell Rd. for a motorcycle accident on the afternoon of Sept. 22nd. The RTFC was initially dispatched for the Fire Police members to assist RTPD units with traffic control. A second request for an engine was made for reports of e...

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Residential gas explosion
Fri. Sep 19th 2014
Raritan Twp. Firefighters along with additional first alarm companies were dispatched to a Old York Rd residence at approximately 09:50 on Friday, Sept. 19th. Initial dispatch reported a gas explosion in the basement. RTPD Officers arrived and confirmed smoke showing. Within minutes they reported vi...

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Mutal Aid to Flemington Borough.
Thu. Sep 4th 2014
At approximately 09:30 Sept. 4th the RTFC was part of the first alarm assignment for a reported smoke condition on the second floor of the Hunterdon Cty Justice complex building. Chief 21 arrived and established command while the crew from Tower 21 along with Flemington Borough Firefighters, entered...

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RIT responds to Lambertville.
Tue. May 27th 2014
The RTFC RIT responded at approximately 05:00 hrs to a Coryell St. residence in Lambertville. Initial dispatch was reported as an attic fire. Lambertville PD units arrived and confirmed a working fire. Additional BLS units were requested to respond for three victims of the fire. RTFC membe...

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Recent Calls

Mon. Sep 22nd 2014
Owl Court dwelling fire.

During the afternoon of Sept. 22nd, RTFC members were operating at the scene of a MVA and aeromedical helicopter landing...

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Mon. Sep 22nd 2014
Motorcycle accident with Medevac.

RTFC Firefighters responded to the intersection of Clover Hill Rd and Amwell Rd. for a motorcycle accident on the afternoon o...

Read more »


Fri. Sep 19th 2014
Residential gas explosion

Raritan Twp. Firefighters along with additional first alarm companies were dispatched to a Old York Rd residence at approxima...

Read more »

News Headlines

Thu. Jun 19th 2014
New Tower Ladder purchase approved.

On June 17th, a bond ordinance was passed approving the use of funds for the purchase of a new 100 foot Tower Ladde...

Read more »


Mon. Apr 28th 2014
Ventilation training.

The RTFC was provided with the rare opportunity to perform training at a house scheduled for demolition on Monday, April 28th...

Read more »


Mon. Jan 6th 2014
2014 Officers Are Sworn In

The 2014 Line and Executive Officers were sworn in by Mayor Michael Mangin at our annual installation dinner Saturday night.&...

Read more »


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