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Netcong's RIC Activated for Mayday in Mount Olive

By SHANNON BOCK, Correspondent | March 08, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 030921113

Mount Olive, NJ - On March 8th just after 6:00 A.M., Netcong Fire Department was requested to respond into the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive for the RIC assignment.

While on scene, a Mayday was called for a firefighter who had fallen through the floor of division 1 into the basement of the structure. Netcong's RIC Team was activated and three team members entered the building from the 'Charlie' side, with the rest of the team at the ready.

The firefighter was located not far from where entry was made. It was determined that he was not injured and a hand line was given to him to knock down the surrounding fire. An attic ladder was requested, and the fireman was assisted out of the hole and back out through our entry point to be evaluated.

There were no injuries to the members of the team.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.