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Fair Lawn Rescue Squad uses the “Jaws of Life” to free the crash victim from a heavily damaged 4-door sedan

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Fair Lawn NJ, One (1) individual was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital with a non-life threatening injury following a two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of Fair Lawn Avenue and Sixth Street, Fair Lawn, on Thursday afternoon, 01/13. Members of the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad used the “Jaws of Life” to free the crash victim from a heavily damaged 4-door sedan. Fair Lawn FD Company #1, Fair Lawn EMS, and Fair Lawn Police also responded to the incident. A flatbed tow truck removed the wrecked sedan from the intersection. The other vehicle involved, a Subaru SUV, was driven from the scene on its own power.

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“Jaws of Life” Used to Extricate Passenger after Monday afternoon Crash in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, a three (3) vehicle, Monday afternoon, 03/29, crash at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Utter Avenue in Hawthorne required Hawthorne firefighters to deploy the “Jaws of Life” to extricate an adult female passenger from a Kia SUV that was broadsided in the collision. Once extricated, the victim was attended to on the scene by a EMT/Paramedic team from The Valley Hospital before being transported to a hospital by ambulance. The adult male driver of a Jeep sustained a minor hand injury but refused medical aid. No injuries were reported by occupants of the third vehicle involved, a Mercedes sedan. All three (3) vehicles were removed from the crash site by tow trucks. Glen Rock Police assisted Hawthorne Police with traffic control.

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Fair Lawn Rescue personnel uses the “Jaws of Life” to free the adult male driver

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn Fire Department Company #1, Fair Lawn Rescue, and Fair Lawn EMS personnel all rushed to aid the victims of a two (2) vehicle Monday morning, 03/02, crash at the intersection of George Street and Hopper Avenue, Fair Lawn. Fair Lawn Rescue personnel used the “Jaws of Life” to free the adult male driver of a black colored SUV from his vehicle. News sources reported that three (3) victims of the crash were transported by ambulances to local hospitals. Both vehicles involved in the collision were totaled and removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. A crash related fluid spill was also attended to by Fair Lawn Rescue. A basic life support ambulance from the area hospital consortium assisted Fair Lawn EMS with triage and transport.

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Ridgewood Fire Department use the “Jaws of Life” to Extricate the Driver from Friday Evening Crash

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department personnel used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate the driver of a dark colored SUV from her vehicle following a Friday evening, 11/02 crash at the intersection of South Monroe Street and West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. Ridgewood EMS transported two (2) victims of the crash to The Valley Hospital. All injuries were reported to be non life threatening in nature. Ridgewood PD also responded. At least one (1) vehicle was removed from the scene by a tow truck.

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Paramus Rescue Squad Deploys “Jaws of Life” to free Trapped Driver

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July 18,2018

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Paramus NJ, A Tuesday morning, 07/17, motor vehicle collision involving two (2) vehicles at the intersection of Forest Avenue and Spring Valley Road, Paramus required the services of Paramus Rescue Squad’s “Jaws of Life” to free the driver of a 4-door sedan who was trapped in her vehicle post crash impact. Paramus Police and Paramus EMS also responded to the incident. Paramus EMS ambulances transported two (2) crash victims to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. Both vehicles, the sedan and an SUV, were removed by flatbed tow trucks.

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Paramus Rescue Squad used the “Jaws of Life” to Free Accident Victim

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February 19,2018

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Paramus NJ,  Members of the Paramus Rescue Squad used the “Jaws of Life” to free a trapped occupant from a Toyota Corolla that was involved in a two (2) vehicle collision at the intersection of Forest and Oradell Avenues, Paramus on Sunday afternoon, 02/18. The victim, who appeared to have sustained non life threatening injuries, was transported by a Paramus EMS ambulance to Hackensack University Center’s Main Campus. Both wrecks were removed from the scene by tow trucks. Paramus Police, Fire Department and Oradell Police also responded to the scene.

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“Jaws of Life” deployed for 2-vehicle crash at the intersection of Carl Place and Paramus Road

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February 11,2018

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Paramus NJ, Paramus Police, EMS, Fire Department, and Rescue Squad personnel responded to aid the entrapped adult female driver of a 4-door passenger sedan involved in a 2-vehicle crash at the intersection of Carl Place and Paramus Road, Paramus on Saturday afternoon, 02/10. Members of Paramus Rescue 7 used the “Jaws of Life” to remove the driver’s side door of the victim’s vehicle in order to free her. She was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Paramus EMS. Both vehicles involved in the crash were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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“Jaws of Life” Deployed at Bergen Community College’s Paramus Campus after Collision

"Jaws of Life" Deployed at Bergen Community College's Paramus Campus after Collision

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September 28,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, A two (2) vehicle Wednesday afternoon, 09/27, collision in front of Bergen Community College’s Paramus campus sent an SUV careening off of the roadway, narrowly missing a bus shelter, and toppling a traffic light before coming to a stop. One (1) occupant of the vehicle was trapped inside, which required members of the Paramus Rescue Squad to use the “Jaws of Life” to free her/him. The injured person was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Paramus Road northbound was temporarily closed at the College’s entrance due to the crash. Both vehicles were removed by flatbed tow trucks. Paramus Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the incident also.

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Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad uses the “Jaws of Life” to free a woman trapped after Accident

The Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad uses the "Jaws of Life"

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July 12,2017

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Fair Lawn NJ, The Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad used the “Jaws of Life” to free a woman who was trapped in her 4-door sedan after it collided with a work van at the intersection of Hemlock Avenue and Maple Avenue in Fair Lawn on Tuesday morning, 07/11. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. A second victim, a front seat passenger in the work van, also left the scene in an ambulance. He too sustained what appeared to have been non life threatening injuries. Fair Lawn PD and FD also responded along with mutual aid ambulances from three (3) separate EMS agencies. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by tow trucks.

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Ridgewood Fire Uses “Jaws of Life” to Free Passenger Broadsided at the intersection of Greenway Road and Highland Avenue

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February 11,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, One (1) summons was issued in connection with a two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of Greenway Road and Highland Avenue in Ridgewood on Friday afternoon, 02/10. Ridgewood firefighters used the “Jaws of Life” to free a passenger from a Nissan that was broadsided by a Jeep. Both occupants of the Nissan were transported by separate ambulances to a local hospital for treatment. Ridgewood PD was assisted by Glen Rock PD at the scene. Ridgewood FD and EMS personnel were also put into service, as was a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. Both vehicles were heavily damaged and removed by a tow truck. Interestingly, the only 911 call reporting the accident was received from an occupant of the Nissan. No one in the neighborhood where the accident occurred called the police to report it, nor did the driver of the Jeep. Go figure.

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“Jaws of Life” Used to Extricate Driver in Ho Ho Kus Rear End Collision

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January 6,2016

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Ho Ho Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus firefighters used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate an adult female driver from a subcompact Ford that was involved in a two (2) vehicle rear end collision at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Enos Place on Thursday morning, 01/07. The victim was transported to a local hospital by a Ho-Ho-Kus EMS ambulance. The adult male driver of the other vehicle was uninjured and drove his vehicle away from the scene on its own power. The female victim’s car was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Ho-Ho-Kus PD is investigating the incident. Traffic on Sheridan Avenue in both directions between Hollywood Avenue and Enos Place was detoured while emergency crews worked.

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“Jaws of Life” Used to free Driver in Glen Rock

"Jaws of Life" Used to free Driver in Glen Rock

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November 16,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Glen Rock FD personnel used the “Jaws of Life” to free the adult male driver of a Jeep from his vehicle after it collided with a 4-door sedan at the intersection of Harristown Road and Elm Avenue in Glen Rock on Tuesday evening, 11/15. The victim was transported by a Glen Rock EMS ambulance to The Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A flatbed tow truck removed the Jeep (minus its driver’s side door) from the scene. Glen Rock PD is investigating the crash.

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“Jaws of Life” were required in Washington Township Crash

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October 8,2016

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Washington Township NJ, A two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of Pascack Road and Leigh Terrace in Washington Township sent at least two (2) individuals to Hackensack University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit on Friday afternoon, 10/07. The “Jaws of Life” were required to free one (1) individual from a wrecked Toyota Camry. Two (2) paramedic units responded to the incident. Washington Township FD personnel were assisted by Westwood firefighters. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Washington Township PD is investigating the crash.

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“Jaws of Life” needed to free driver in late night Ridgewood crash

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“Jaws of Life” needed to free driver in late night Ridgewood crash
March 1,2014
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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood FD firefighters needed the “Jaws of Life” to free the female driver of an Acura TL after she was pinned in her car following a late night, two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Linwood and Walthery Avenues.  After being removed from her vehicle, the driver was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center with what were described by police on the scene as non life threatening injuries.

A black Audi involved in the crash sustained very heavy front end damage, but its driver refused medical aid, as did two other vehicle occupants.  Both vehicles were removed by flatbed tow truck.  Responding were Ridgewood PD, FD, and EMS, Bergen County PD, and a paramedic unit from The Valley Hospital.  Ridgewood PD issued four (4) summonses in connection with the crash; details of their nature and to whom the summonses were issued were not made available at the scene.

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