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Springfield Fire Fighters, First Aid Squad Members, Respond to Early Morning Accident

Motor vehicle accident causes minor injuries.

Shortly after 2:30 am on Thursday, April 21, Springfield fire fighters responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash on I-78 Westbound.

Township Fire Chief James Samford said that one of the drivers had a diabetic emergency. He added that the injuries that resulted from the crash were not life threatening.

An Atlantic Healthcare paramedic suffered a minor injury during the incident. The patients were transported to Morristown Memorial and Overlook Hospital by the Springfield First Aid Squad. 

CCZ April 22, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Duh! These services are valuable across the board, across the state and the nation. That is why every town, city and community has one. No one argues about that, you call 911 and help always arrives. But, once in a while, management and adminstraton screws up, and unfortunately, when there is an actually structure fire, the Fire department shows up but they are one firefighter short and they have to watch a building burn down because procedures and regulations for their safety have to be enforced.
BART FRAENKEL April 22, 2011 at 03:54 PM
I hope that's an appreciative 'Duh" because the people who are involved in Springfields paid public safety, the FD and PD, as well as all the volunteers in the Springfield First Aid Squad deserve our appreciation. As for the FD being short staffed, I have always been very clear about my opinion that public safety is the most important service a town can provide and have been supportive of increasing the FD so that situations like the one you mentioned don't occur. Unfortunately while I was on the TC that opinion was in the minority.
CCZ April 22, 2011 at 09:07 PM
My point is, no one says anything negative about the peope who serve in this vital departments. I just can't stand the fact that political individuals use these types of media to earn "brownie" points for their personal gain. Nothing personal, but it is tiring seeing people like you frequently saying stuff like this when the whole community feels the same and no one has ever said anything different. I always make the effort to shake their hands and personally thank them, as well as teach my kids the same, including military personnel. I am sure these individuals apprecaite it more that way then here.
BART FRAENKEL April 23, 2011 at 01:55 AM
Unfortunately people do make negative comments about these vital areas and not enough praise is given to them. But I do understand what you mean about brownie points.
Joseph Meehan April 28, 2011 at 02:41 AM
Thanks to our brave crew and the risk they take doing what they do.

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