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Nutley's Rescue 47

By JOHN MALECKY, Senior Columnist | October 06, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 100620114

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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