New Jersey Firefighter Extricated from Fire Apparatus Crash

A Readington (NJ) volunteer firefighter was extricated and medevaced after a fire apparatus crash over the weekend.

The Hunterdon Democrat ( reported that Ken Apsley, 54, an active, veteran fireman and the Readington company deputy chief, became trapped when the fire truck he was driving overturned en route to a call late Saturday evening.

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It’s the second time in less than a month that a volunteer with one of the township’s three companies crashed a fire apparatus while responding to a call. In February, a Three Bridges firefighter had to be extricated when a fire apparatus went off the road and crashed into a tree in Raritan Township.


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