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.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM:
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”.
50 EMS Captain
51-54 EMS Lieutenants/Sergeants
55 EMS First Responder Vehicle
63-64 Ambulance/Rescue (with transport capacity)
65 EMS Rescue Truck (non-transport)
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 for Interior Picture
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.
Fair 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 custom designed to mirror our first Ambulance #1356 and carries all of the standard BLS equipment and supplies.
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 13 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.
To complement Marine 13, the squad recently purchased a 16-foot aluminum Jon boat 13-M1 for shallow water and ponds. The squad also operates an aluminum ice-rescue boat 13-M2.
The 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.
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.