Brick Township Police add a Mass Care Response Unit to their emergency response arsenal.    

The vehicle functions as a mobile emergency room that provides medical support to mass casualty incidents.

There are only five others in the entire state.

How did they land it?

Thanks to a$340,000 reimbursement grant from the New Jersey State Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.

The MCRU is 36 1/2 feet and carries all the life-saving tools you can think of.

The vehicle will be stocked with both basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) supplies and equipment.

Some of the supplies on board include:  poisonous gas meters, radiation detectors, defibrillators, mass casualty triage vests and tags, generators, misting fans, multi-patient oxygen delivery systems, and long boards for moving injured patients.

The Community Emergency Response Team part of the Townships Office of Emergency Management also received a Specialized Disaster Response Utility Trailer.

Brick Police Chief Nils R. Bergquist says, the addition of these units will enhance the township's ability to respond to large scale incidents and protect residents and infrastructure during and after a mass care emergency.

Eventually training will be provided to all paid and volunteer EMT’s to operate and utilize the MCRU in the event of a mass care incident.

If you are interested in joining the CERT team call: 732-262-1167.