Nutley's Rescue 47
By JOHN MALECKY, Senior Columnist | October 06, 2020 | NEW JERSEY
Story No. 100620114
Photo by John M. MaleckyNutley Emergency & Rescue Squad's Rescue 47 is a 2002 Ford Econoline van used for water rescues. It carries a Zodiac boat for shallow water rescues and has a larger boat for deeper incidents.
Photo by John M. MaleckyRight rear view of Nutley Emergency & Rescue Squad's Rescue 47.
LITTLE BIG GUYS
By John M. Malecky December, 2020
This month’s little big guy is from the Nutley Emergency & Rescue Squad in Essex County. It is Rescue 47, a water rescue unit made from a used 2002 Ford E-350 Econoline van that was never a vehicle used in emergency services. On the roof is carried a Zodiac boat which is used in shallow water rescues and is launched by hand. They have a larger boat on a trailer which is used for deeper water incidents. The Passaic River is the major body of water near Nutley. Some inventory includes wet and dry suits, PFD’s, rope bags, a boogy board, throwing devices, a spine board and helmets.
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