PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Plainfield Rescue Squad wrapped up its EMS Week with its Sunday open house from noon to 4 pm at their headquarters at 7th and Spooner Avenue.

The public had an opportunity to learn about EMS educational opportunities, from CPR classes to becoming a part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and requirements for participating in the EMS Cadet Corp., Auxiliary, and Explorer programs.

A simulated motor vehicle accident was the highlight of the afternoon and showed how effectively and efficiently the police, fire, and EMS work together as a team to address an accident scene. The day in the life of emergency of EMS personnel provided a real-life scenario of an accident as a result of a driver texting and hitting a bystander. After roughly 40 minutes, all accident victims were extricated from the vehicle and transported. The EMS also had to tend to a firefighter who required medical attention at the scene as well.

The Plainfield Rescue Squad will be hosting their annual car wash on June 16th from noon to 4 pm at their headquarters in support of the Cadet and Explorer programs.