The Fair Haven First Aid Squad
operates with an emergency equipment inventory of the most modern
technology and highest quality standards. Our squad is constantly
seeking out better means of patient care by exploring and/or purchasing
new kinds of emergency medical equipment, so that the residents
of Fair Haven can be treated with the safest and most reliable equipment.
The squad takes pride in our apparatus by conducting weekly preventive
maintenance and by displaying it at local school functions, Boy
Scout programs and traveling around the state to various parades.
Over the years, the community of Fair Haven has provided our squad
with generous donations to help maintain our equipment fund. This
is a necessary component of our organization, so that we may continue
to serve our community with the highest quality of patient care.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s
Department - Communications Division has created a unique vehicle
identifying system that Fair Haven utilizes. All emergency services
units within the County, have been assigned a specific vehicle identifier
that allows one to know the town/agency that operates the unit and
what type of specialized emergency service the vehicle is designed
to perform. The vehicle numbers will consists of 4 to 5 digits (2-digit
prefix indicating the Town/Agency; 1-digit indicating the Station
number; and a 2-digit suffix indicating the vehicle type). The prefix
"13" is the Monmouth County radio identification number
assigned to the Borough of Fair Haven and ambulances have unit identification
numbers that range from “56” to “64”, so
our ambulance is designated unit number “1356”.
EMS First Responder Vehicle
Ambulances (also some EMS boats)
Ambulance/Rescue (with transport capacity)
EMS Rescue Truck (non-transport)
RESPONDER: First Response Unit #1355 is a
2006 PL Custom Body / Chevrolet Tahoe. The Captain of the squad
is issued this vehicle for the duration of his/her one year term.
The Captain will respond directly to the scene of the emergency,
so that command of the incident can be established and/or medical
intervention can begin quickly. The vehicle carries onboard all
necessary BLS equipment, including an automatic external defibrillator
(AED), oxygen, suction, trauma supplies, pediatric supplies, vacuum
splints, a Scott Air-Pak, turn-out gear, a spare Motorola HT1250
16-channel portable radio and can easily convert into an incident
command center with its slide-out white board, rear radio control
head and green light. Click
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AMBULANCES: The Fair Haven First Aid Squad's currently operates
with two ambulances. Ambulance #1356 is a 2006
PL Custom Body, type III modular ambulance, mounted on a Ford E-450
diesel chassis. By utilizing every inch of available space, we designed
this truck with numerous compartments to store our Basic Life Support
(BLS) equipment and supplies.
Haven's second ambulance, Ambulance #1357 is a
2003 PL Custom Body, type III modular ambulance mounted on a Ford
E-450 diesel chassis. This truck was customed designed to mirror
our first ambulance #1356 and carries all of the standard BLS equipment
MARINE UNITS: Since
Fair Haven is located between the tidal waters of the Navesink and
Shrewsbury Rivers, which has much pleasure boating activity during
the warmer months, it is necessary that our squad be prepared for
any type of marine rescue emergency that may arise. Marine
Rescue Boat #1359 is a new addition to our fleet. I t was
a partial donation by a generous town resident, who saw our need
for a new boat. This boat replaces our older 17-foot aluminum boat
that the squad had purchased back in the early 1970's. Our vessel
is a 20-foot fiberglass Maritime Skiff, with center console, powered
by a 115 HP Yamaha outboard. Onboard, the boat carries a BLS first-aid
kit, cervical collars, floating long board and stokes basket, blankets/towels,
search lights, a Motorola CDM 1250, 64-channel radio with local,
county and U.S. Coast Guard capabilities, a GPS with chart plotter,
depth finder and a marine VHF radio. If required, this boat has
firefighting capabilities by the use of a portable floating pump,
hose and fire extinguishers.
complement our rescue boat, the Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Company
No. 1 has established a dive/cold water rescue team. Currently,
the team operates with 10 certified divers and a Zodiac
Dive Boat #1358 and an aluminum ice-rescue boat
fire company has also supplied the dive team with a multi-purpose
truck Water Rescue Unit # 1388. This truck can
tow any of the department’s boats and it transports the divers
and their gear. Also, the truck has a variety of dive equipment,
including spare tanks, ropes, lights and an electric generator.
The dive truck is also equipped with a Kenwood mobile radio with
local, county and U.S. Coast Guard capabilities.
UNIT: A recent addition to our First Aid Squad and Fire
Department, is a combination Fire/Rescue Truck # 1385.
This truck will support the fire service through its mobile air
filling station, fire scene lighting units, interior command center
and various other fire support functions. It will serve our emergency
medical service by carrying our Amkus Hydraulic Tools ("Jaws
of Life"), air bags, cribbing, a Saw-Z-All, vehicle stabilizing
kit and other rescue equipment.