At 1212 hrs this hot day Rehab 13 was requested to respond to the unit block of Richmond Avenue in Mount Holly to assist fire and EMS personnel at the Virtua Rehab facility that lost power in the morning.
There multiple EMS and Burlington Fire units on scene to assist.
Rehab 13 responded with two apparatus and 5 personnel to assist with hydration and hot foods for the duration of the incident. The complex owners also supplied pizzas which were distributed by Rehab 13 personnel. Members prepared (80) D & W 100% beef hot dogs, gave out (24) Sqwinchers electrolyte frozen pops, along with (64) bottles of electrolyte drinks and (61) bottles of water.
Rehab 13 arrived on scene at 1247 hrs. and was in service until 1526 hrs. when released by command.
The current 90 plus degree temperatures and high heat index (100 plus degrees) were definitely a major factor during this incident.
The Rehab was back in service by 1612 hrs.
Photos by Station Chief T. Kraft.