Voorhees Pediatrics Evacuation



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Voorhees Pediatrics Evacuation

On July 7, 2007 just before 1200hrs. BLS 6687 (Voorhees EMS) and ALS 41 were dispatched to Voorhees Pediatrics for an unconscious person. While enroute County Communications had advised the units that there were reports of two, then three people unconscious, and the staff was complaining of there eyes burning. It was determined that the children and staff had to be evacuated to the Eastern Regional High School until the Haz Mat unit from Cherry Hill did an Investigation. This evacuation was the largest of it's kind to date in the State of New Jersey. Gibbsboro Fire Company, along with seven other fire companies from around the county, and multiple EMS units from Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington Counties came in to assist. It Took 40 minutes to have 96 children, which half were on ventilators to be moved and set up in the High School.

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photos courtesy of Deer Park Fire Company (Chrry Hill Rehab13-8)