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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
"We Will Never Forget"

Hunterdon County Division of Emergency Management's Command Post assisted in World Trade Center disaster relief efforts on September 11, 2001

The County of Hunterdon turned over the use of their Emergency Management Mobile Command Post (known as Command 86) to the NJ State Police and the NJ National Guard to be used as command headquarters at Liberty State Park.

Harry Sheppard, Lt Ed O'Neil and Colonel Carson Dunbar
Hunterdon County OEM Coordinator, Harry Shepherd (center) greets NJ State Police Colonel Carson Dunbar and Lt. Ed O'Neil inside Command 86.
  View of the Ground Zero (0) from Command 86
The view of the New York City skyline from Liberty State Park, mid afternoon on September 11, 2001. Photographed from the top of Command 86
Technical Supervisor Harry Heller & County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Harry Shepherd work with Verizon technicans setting up phone banks.
Technical Supervisor Harry Heller & Harry Shepherd work with a Verizon technician setting up phone banks. Though the Bus is equipped with cellular telephones, the system has the capability to be hard-wired into a regular system for extended incidents, such as this one.
  Technical Supervisor Harry Heller and Telecommunicator Frank Veneziale work with a Verizon technician running phone bank cables to the command post
Harry Heller and County Telecommunicator Frank Veneziale work with Verizon technicians running phone bank cables outside of Command Bus 86 and the NJ State Police command bus.
County OEM personnel placed American flags on the camera mast of Command 86
Hunterdon County OEM Personnel fastened American Flags on the camera mast atop Command 86
  Harry Sheppard through the window of Command 86 as night falls the evening of September 11, 2001
Harry Shepherd through the window of Command 86 as night falls the evening of Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Freeholder Frank Fuzo who was the Freeholder in charge of Emergency Management for Hunterdon County stated, "the Board of Chosen Freeholders and County Administration are extremely proud of how well Hunterdon County staff and the many emergency service volunteers throughout the county were able to provide assistance during this terrible crisis."

The County of Hunterdon, the Division of Emergency Management and the Office of Emergency Services would like to thank the following Hunterdon County volunteer agencies that were called into action:

  • Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps
  • Bloomsbury Rescue Squad
  • Califon First Aid and Rescue Squad
  • Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad
  • Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad
  • Hampton Emergency Squad
  • High Bridge Emergency Squad
  • Hunterdon County Hazardous Materials Team
  • Hunterdon Developmental Center
  • Lambertville Fire Department
 
  • Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad
  • Lebanon Township First Aid Squad
  • Milford-Holland First Aid and Rescue Squad
  • Patttenburg Rescue Squad
  • Quakertown Fire Company
  • Quakertown Volunteer Emergency Medical Services
  • Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company
  • Tewksbury Rescue Squad
  • Three Bridges Volunteer Fire Company
  • Whitehouse First Aid and Rescue Squad

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CONTACT:
James Curry, Division Head
Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety & Health Services
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201 Cherryville Road
PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822-2900
Work: 908-788-1205
Fax: 908-782-0057
jcurry@co.hunterdon.nj.us


 
 

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