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Morris County Rescue Task Force Program: Bringing police, fire, EMS and OEM together as one team to make a difference when time matters most

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services Team in partnership with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team, had the opportunity to train with the Morris Township Police Department and Morris Township Fire Department on March 7.

The focus of this training was on the tactics and deployment strategy associated with the integration of a Rescue Task Force into a simulated school shooting event and the critical emergency medical care that must be done in a timely manner, Director, Office of Emergency Management Jeffrey S. Paul said.

The goal of the Morris County RTF Program is to save lives when time matters most, Paul said.

“We are grateful that Morris Township Chief of Police Robert Shearer and Morris Township Fire Chief Michael Nunn, both of whom attended the training, have come together and prioritized a critically important initiative to best serve the Morris Township Community and keep students safe,” Paul said.

(Photo: Morris County Rescue Task Force Training Exercise. Credit | Morris County OEM)

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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