ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The New Jersey Emergency Medical Services held their annual conference on Friday, November 18 at Harrah's Resort. The yearly conference highlights the valuable work that EMS services throughout the state do on a daily basis. Milltown's EMS services were honored along with several other New Jersey EMS agencies for their heroic contributions in an April accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that required multiple EMS squads to respond.
On April 14, an army Humvee overturned on the turnpike in the area of exit 8A. Two soldiers were trapped in the vehicle in the aftermath of the serious accident that occurred at around 2:45 p.m. while the other two occupants were found outside of the vehicle. All four were injured with two of the soldiers suffering from critical injuries.
Milltown Rescue Squad was one of the EMS agencies that responded to the call that went out to area emergency service squads when the seriousness of the accident quickly became evident. All lanes along the southbound section of the Turnpike were closed while EMS personnel tended to the injured soldiers, causing traffic delays that stretched for miles.
The Milltown Rescue Squad shared the award for Outstanding EMS Call for their life-saving contributions in the aftermath of the April 14 accident that saved all four soldiers involved in the incident. They shared the award along with Monroe Township Municipal Ambulance Services, Robert Wood Johnson Mobile Health Services, North Star and South Star.
The Milltown Rescue Squad is a volunteer EMS that has been serving the community of Milltown as well as surrounding towns since 1937.