HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne Fire Chief Joseph Speranza released a statement Tuesday morning, praising the rescue efforts of the Hawthorne Police, Fire Department, and Volunteer Ambulance Corps, as well as a resident who was not named, in extricating a woman from under a vehicle.

Speranza said emergency services were "dispatched to a reported victim pinned under a vehicle.  Upon receiving the call Hawthorne Police Dispatcher Hughes immediately dispatched Police, Fire Rescue and EMS to the incident."

The fire chief further said that, "Police officers Lt. Micalski, Sgt Nedswick, Officer Neinhouse, Officer Vega, Officer Foley, and Fire Officer Asst Chief Van Der Velde quickly arrived on scene while fire and EMS were en route. The group made a quick assessment and with the help of an unnamed resident quickly lifted the vehicle and removed the victim from under the vehicle."  The woman, Speranza said, was taken to a hospital to be treated for possible injuries.

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"On behalf of the Hawthorne Fire Department," Speranza said, "we would like to thank those involved for their quick actions in assisting the victim.  A job well done!"

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