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Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, HealthQuest holds 5th annual rescue truck pull

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad and HealthQuest Fitness Club Saturday morning held their fifth annual Rescue Truck Pull, located at HealthQuest in Raritan Township.

This annual event is co-coordinated by leaders from both organizations and all proceeds benefit the squad.

There were 116 adult participants spread across 10 teams competing for time to pull the 68,000-pound heavy rescue approximately 50 yards. A smaller Kids’ Pull consisted of 42 youngsters aged 5-12, broken into several groups, pulling a 2022 Chevy 3500 a similar distance.

Several Emergency Services organizations participated and formed teams this year, including returning groups from Flemington Volunteer Fire Department, and Hunterdon PBA (PBA 188), and of course, FRFARS. Newcomers to the competition included South Branch Emergency Services, Inc. and Hunterdon Health’s MICU Paramedics who replaced HMC’s Emergency Department team from last year.

Military and Emergency Services organizations were invited to display apparatus. This year’s displays consisted of numerous Squad Vehicles: Four ambulances, SS-495, TR-495, and HR-495. Raritan Township Fire Company, Flemington Volunteer Fire Department, and South Branch Emergency Services vehicles were also on display.

The star of the displays was a US Army Blackhawk Helicopter, for which Raritan Township Fire Company provided landing zone support.

“Thank you to all attendees, participants, sponsors, and supporters. Special thanks to all organizations above, and to HealthQuest, Shop Rite of Flemington, Raritan Township Office of Emergency Management, and Flemington Borough Office Of Emergency Management,” Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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