Squad 2 takes delivery of "ESU-2"

New truck will carry specialized equipment to scenes requiring additional support for multiple victims and rescuer safety
A new vehicle was placed in service this week at Edison #2, bringing to life a new era for the squad in advanced EMS operations. Dubbed "ESU-2" for Emergency Services Unit, the renovated 1983 Chevy step van will carry specialized equipment to Large Scale Incidents (LSI) and other complex incidents requiring extended services. It will be maintained by and used primarily my members from the squad's new Special Teams and Resources (S.T.A.R.) group.

ESU-2 is the only squad-based Mass Care and Rehab unit in Middlesex Co., and the STAR group members are specially trained in treating victims of a Mass Casualty Event, providing rehabilitation services to fire and EMS personnel at fires and hazardous scenes, supporting HAZ-MAT team operations with medical monitoring and decon, and in planning and managing LSIs. The squad EMS Bike Team, also part of S.T.A.R., will also use the ESU to transport it's equipment to various assignments.

The squad will make the ESU available not only to Edison but to all Middlesex Co., and will participate with the NJ EMS Task Force. Funding for the unit was provided by donations by Edison Twp. residents through a special fund drive letter, and from a grant from the James G. Geib Memorial Fund (James was a former squad member).

A public relations media event will be planned sometime in the near future.