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Roseland Fire Department Responds to East Hanover NorthSTAR Medevac Landing

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Thursday, November 7, 2013 • 4:08pm


ROSELAND, NJ - Wednesday, at about 3:30 p.m. East Hanover police and fire departments responded to a serious motor vehicle accident at 520 Ridgedale Avenue, in East Hanover.


520 Ridgedale Avenue, in East Hanover   Credit: Google Maps

According to witnesses, a delivery truck hit a tree head on. At 3:48 p.m., the fire department requested that the Roseland Fire Department assist them with setting up a landing zone for the New Jersey State Police medevac helicopter which was called to the scene.  

Credit: Nick Bellomo

After arriving at the location, the Roseland firefighters set up a perimeter in order to allow for a safe landing of the helicopter. The protocols for a medevac landing require that an engine company, with a hose line already filled with water and pressurized, be present when the helicopter lands in case of a fire or any other issue.

Credit: Nick Bellomo

Piloted by the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit,  the Northern Shock-Trauma Air Rescue unit (NorthSTAR) provides life support while in transit by air to trauma centers.


Credit: Nick Bellomo

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