At approximately 430 Sunday Afternoon Rescue 84, GTEMS, & Virtua Paramedics were dispatched to the intersection of E. Church St and S. Blackhorse Pike for a Motor Vehicle Accident with reported entrapment. Squad 86 (Gloucester Township Fire Dist 6) was clearing an incident when the alarm was sounded and responded in to assist. Squad 86 and 8602 (Deputy Cheif Brown) arrived to find a two car accident, and it was determined that there was no entrapment, just minor injuries being handled by the BLS Unit. Squad 86 along with Rescue 84 safed both vehicles and mitigated minor highway hazards before going available. The crash is under investigation by the GTPD.
At 0139hrs Rescue 84, Engine 83, GTEMS, and 8402 (Asst. Chief Imielinski) were alerted to a motor vehicle crash in Company 83’s area at Almonesson Rd and Blenheim Ave. Crash involved a passenger vehicle striking the rear of a dump truck. The single occupant was evaluated by EMS and transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Driver of the Dump Truck was not injured. Rescue 84 remained on the scene clearing debris and fluids on the roadway the Company returned to service just after 2am. Photo courtesy of Asst. Chief Imielinski)
On Tuesday evening members drilled on the deployment of the 400' attack line, a very important load we carry to extinguish fire is apartment complexes. The crews deployed, charged, and re-packed the line. Along with the Chews Landing Fire Company, who joined in on the drill. A thank you to the Fire Co Auxilary for cooking a fine meal for the crew afterwards.
On Wednesday night a few members held a duty crew to assure a crew would be readily available in the event of an emergency. During the crew some new driver training was conducted to begin training a new engine driver. Also Thank you to the anonymous citizen who paid for the Crews meal at the Lamp Post Diner.
On Tuesday Night members from Station 84 went to the Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center to train on extinguishing vehicle fires. Members got multiple opportunities to perform in different roles.
This Weekend concluded the Firefighter 1 program at Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center. For the past 13 weeks the recruit class, including Probationary Firefighter Brian Dunlap Jr, have been training to become state certified firefighters. Congratulations Brian and the rest of the the graduating recruits from Class 2018-01.
On Thursday Morning around 0630 hours companies were dispatched to Route 42 Northbound in the area of Exit 12 for a motor Vehicle Accident. While responding 8401 (Cheif Cipriano) was advised of a three car accident with fire. When crews arrived they found three vehicles well involved in the high speed lane. Quint 946 (Deptford FD) placed an attack line in service immediately. Engine 841, 842 and Rescue 938 assisted in extinguishing the fire. Squad 75 (Runnemeade FD) was also on scene to assist with water supply. The crash and fire are both under investigation. Photo courtesy Deptford Fire Dept.
On Sunday night at approximately 2030 hours Rescue 84, Engine 84, & BLS 8-0 were dispatched along with Gloucester County Rescue and Engine 9-3 (Deptford Fire Dept) to NJ Route 42 Northbound for a Motor Vehicle Accident with reported entrapment. 8401 (Chief Cipriano) and BLS 802 arrived simultaneously, 8401 reported an overturned vehicle with two occupants heavily entrapped. Crews from Rescue 84 and Engine 842 arrived and went to work. After the car was stabilized crews found the occupants to not be as trapped as previously thought. The two were assisted out of the rear passenger door to waiting GTEMS. Crews were on scene for about 25 minutes before being released. The crash under is investigation by the NJSP.
On Wednesday Morning and evening members from Station 84 attended the 41st annual Fireman's Memorial at the Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center. This year was the opening of the brand new memorial (pictured below) created by the Camden County Fireman's Association to honor all of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. During the Memorial Service three of our members Chief Joseph Cipriano, Past Assistant Chief Michael Coucoules, and Past Chief William Robb were presented Meritorious Lifesaving Awards for their actions at an apartment fire on 12/3/18. Congratulations Gentlemen, well deserved. Photos Courtesy of FF Mark Cocchi and Collingswood Fire Dept.
On Sunday morning at approximately 1040am Gloucester Township Hazardous Materials Team was requested to Winslow Township for a HazMat assignment. Engine 841 responded with four personnel including two HazMat Technicians, FM 84 along with 8403 (Captain Reiss) also responded as Techs. The situation was handled within 90 minutes. While crews were on scene of the incident members stayed in Station to staff Rescue and Ladder 84 in the event of another emergency in town.