8 November, 1985
Princeton aid squad sets record for September calls
The Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad responded to an all-time record high of 162 calls during September. Cap. Mary Anne Henderson reported :that 150 of the calls were emergency .dispatches, seven were routine trans-ports, and five were “other,” such as the standby at the Princeton Half Marathon. Capt. Henderson said that 46 of the calls were in Princeton Borough, 67 were in the township, and 49 were out of town, mostly calls for the squad’s Lifemobile (mobile intensive care unit).
Capt. Henderson reported that for the first nine months of 1985 the squad has answered 1,234 calls, an increase of 190 calls (18.2 percent) over the corresponding figure of a year ago.
The ambulances and rescue truck were driven a total of 1,456 miles during the month and members put in a total of 472 hours on calls. Thirty-seven percent (60) of the calls were handled by the paid day crew, usually assisted by volunteers.
Captain Henderson said that Princeton’s Lifemobile has continued to be Mercer County’s most active mobile intensive care unit outside of the City of Trenton. This is expected to change, she said as the county system ‘will’ handle most of the out of town Lifemobile requests.