NJ Initial Response Team

Area Serviced

 

New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New York. (Dependent upon skills needed)

Activation

 

(877) 738-1936 (24-hour operator will take message include contact phone number, team officers receive page, expect a return call within 10 minutes)

Skills

 

SAR: 9 FTM, 3 FTL, 5 SARTECH III, 2 SARTECH II, 5 MSO 
Canine (Airscent): 4 In-training for Wilderness, 1 In-training for Cadaver 
Medical: 7 FR, 3 WFR, 14 EMT, 5 WEMT 
Technical Rope: 10 NFPA 1670 Operations, 8 NFPA 1670 Technician 
Cave/Abandoned Mine: 5 OCR, 5 NCRC Team Members, 6 NCRC Team Leaders, 2 NCRC Instructors 
Water (Support only): 22 NFPA 1670 Awareness 
Ice (Support only): 4 Technician

Equipment

 

2 Equipment trailers.
SAR: personnel equipped for 24-hour self-sufficient operations, packs tailored to task assignment and training 
Cave/Abandoned Mine: 2 4-gas monitors, extreme measures equipment for bolting and passage modification 
Water: 8 PFDs, miscellaneous personal wetsuits and throwbags 
Ice: none

Radios

 

Surface operations: FRS, GMRS, VHF/UHF field programmable radios 
Underground operations: 3 powered and 4 voice-powered field phones with 3/4 mile wire

Medical

 

BLS & ALS medical support equipment

Technical

 

3000 rope, associated hardware, line gun, Ferno 71, Junkin, Stokes wire basket litters, SKED/OSS

Maps

 

MapTech software with maps of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania; laptop and printer

Additional

 

www.njirt.org

   

Contact Information

 

New Jersey Initial Response Team
P.O. Box 2153
Branchville, NJ 07826

  

Chief
John Gumbs
(570) 409-0394 (home)
(201) 713-8200 (pager)
EMail: jgumbs@njirt.org

Assistant Chief
Jeff Larsen
(973) 948-0955 (home)
(201) 713-8318 (pager)
EMail: jlarsen@njirt.org

 


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