SPECIAL OPERATIONS TECHNICAL RESCUE TEAM
The Neptune Special Operations Technical Rescue Team – Station 34-8 – was created in 2009, and is responsible for technical rescue emergencies and rescue operations in the Neptune Township and also when requested throughout the region.
The team is under the authority of Neptune Township’s Office of Emergency Management.
Technical Rescue emergencies include Confined Space Rescue, Structural Collapse, High and Low Angle Rescue, Trench Rescue and any rescue that is beyond the scope or capabilities of the township’s first responders.
The team staffed by 50 members from the various support and sponsoring agencies, which includes:
– Neptune Office of Emergency Management
– Unexcelled Fire Company
– Shark River Hills Fire Company
– Neptune Emergency Medical Services
– Neptune Police Department
– Neptune Department of Public Works
– Neptune Building Department
– Neptune Municipal Government
The team also works cooperatively with the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management, the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Monmouth County Technical Operations Unit.
Neptune Special Operations Team members have varied levels of training, including having members trained through New Jersey Task Force 1 at their Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) facility on the US Naval Base located in Lakehurst. NJTF-1 is one of the 28 FEMA USAR teams in the US.
We also have members who have a background in construction and carpentry, surveying, hazardous materials, rope and rigging, rescue and more.
The team trains monthly, in addition to extra training that is held both for the team and where members attend on their own.
For additional information on Neptune’s Special Operations Team, contact Special Operations Team Leader / Assistant Deputy OEM Coordinator Donald Colarusso – firstname.lastname@example.org.
|34-9-30||Michael Bascom||Team Commander|
|34-9-35||Donald Colarusso||Chief/Team Leader|
|34-9-32||Michael Dileo||Asst. Team Leader (Safety)|
|34-4-68||Joseph Mauro||Asst. Team Leader (Operations)|
|34-8||Francis Sutphin||Asst. Team Leader (Logistics)|
|34-9-36||Bil Rosen||Asst. Team Leader (Medical)|
|Search / Rescue||Daniel Harker|
|Search / Rescue||Otis Henderson|
|Search / Rescue||Brian Rath|
|Search / Rescue||James Allen|
|Search / Rescue||Kenny Sprague|
|Search / Rescue||Frank Martuscelli, Jr.|
|Search / Rescue||Will Jamarino|
|Search / Rescue||Albie Fritz|
|Search / Rescue||Aaron Lay|
|Planning / Safety||Rob Balko|
|Planning / Safety||John Rystephanuk|
|Support||Kyle Bascom (PIO)|