Monday, November 26, 2012
Driver and passenger remain in critical condition after striking utility pole, parked car
Two men from Brick are currently listed in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center after a motor vehicle accident which took place just before 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, on Cherry Quay Road. 23 year-old Waleed Emara of Brick was driving a 2009 Infiniti G37, accompanied by his passenger, 21 year-old Steven Wilson, also of Brick. Emara was driving north on Cherry Quay Road, about a quarter-mile from Drum Point Road, according to the Brick Township Police Department. At that time, police say that after Emara navigated a curve in the road, he subsequently lost control of the vehicle and began continuing northbound in the southbound lane of travel. Emara then struck a utility pole on the opposite side of the roadway, which…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
'Mobile emergency room' will be used by volunteer, police EMS squads
The township's Mass Care Response Unit, provided to the township under a state grant, has been officially added to the township's fleet of emergency vehicles. The 36-foot-long vehicle functions as a mobile emergency room to provide medical support to mass casualty incidents, capable of managing more than 100 patients at a time. Last fall, the township council awarded a $339,466 contract to New Jersey Emergency Vehicles, a Wall Township-based company, to build the unit. Officials said the unit can be used to respond to incidents ranging from large-scale traffic incidents to natural disasters. The Brick unit is one of six stationed across the state, and is stocked with everything from basic and advanced life support equipment to poisonous …
Monday, May 28, 2012
MVA took place about 7:40 p.m.
Brick Township police are responding to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Burnt Tavern Road and Route 70, police confirmed. Initial reports are that three ambulances have been requested in a multi-vehicle accident. Emergency Medical Services and the fire department are reportedly on scene. The MVA reportedly took place at about 7:40 p.m. No further information was available. This is a late breaking news story, Brick Patch will update as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Committee examining whether to switch to private providers
As a committee of the township council examines the proposed 2012 operating budget, focus has been placed on the township's police EMS service. "Every department has been coming under scrutiny," Councilman Dan Toth said Tuesday. But the existence of the Police EMS service, created several years ago after concerns were raised about a lack of volunteers available to answer emergency calls, has been called into question. "One of the main reasons this is coming up for discussion amongst the committee is because it was hemorrhaging about $200,000 per year," Toth said. The EMS service, which comes under the purview of the police department, is staffed by paid employees. They provide basic life support, or BLS, service, officials said. Mayor …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Recent storms proved need for vehicles, officials said
Brick is purchasing two four wheel drive ambulances for use during weather emergencies. The need for the purchase was proved by last December's blizzard, when rescue crews found it difficult to reach patients in need of medical attention, said Business Administrator Scott Pezarras. "That was a concern to us, because we had difficulty getting to the patients in need," Pezarras said. "Sometimes, we had to go in and manually pull [patients] out on sleds." The new ambulances, which will be built on a Ford F-450 truck platform and cost $138,562 each, will be under the control of the Brick Police EMS squad. There is one four wheel drive ambulance – based on a Hummer platform – in the township already, but it is owned by a volunteer EMT company …