Alarm Totals 2018

Blackwood Fire Company responded to approximately 750 calls for service in the 2018 year:

Fires: 264

EMS: 83

Motor Vehicle Accidents: 139

Other: 26

(all categories are an approximate number; exact number TBD)

See the graph for how many we had each month:

Alarm Totals 2018

Updated 12/31/2018

MVA w/ "Door Pop"

At approximately 11:10pm Rescues 84,82 Engine 88, Squad 86, BLS 8-0 and Virtua Paramedics we’re dispatched to the area of the Wawa on Little Gloucester Road for an MVA with Rescue. 8601 (Chief Breeze; GTFD6) arrived to confirm a vehicle accident with one person trapped. Crews from Engine 8-8, Engine 842, and Squad 86 arrived and began working. Crews removed the front door and freed the passenger while Rescue 84 safed the vehicle. This accident is under investigation of the GTPD.

Afternoon Dwelling Fire

On Monday December 10 at 3:15pm Station 84 was dispatched with Companies 82,85,62,75 and Engine 88 to 11 Conestoga Rd. In Company 82’s area for a reported Dwelling Fire. Gloucester Twp. Police arrived and reported smoke showing. First Due Engine 88 went into service with a 1 3/4” hose line finding fire and smoke conditions from the garage of a 2 story single family home. The fire was quickly extinguished and held to the area of origin. Crews remained on the scene for overhaul clearing just before 5pm.

No injuries were reported

Photos courtesy of J. Moran (GTFD # 5)

Santa is coming to Blackwood!

On Tuesday December 18 starting around 6pm the Blackwood Fire Company will continue it’s yearly tradition of bringing Santa around to all the neighborhoods on the fire truck! As you all know Santa is very busy this time of year so we will not be able to stop and give out Candy Canes. Please keep your eyes and ears open Tuesday night December 18th!!


Accident with Rollover and Entrapment

On Saturday Night at approximately 9:30pm Stations 84,82 & GTFD Engine 88 along with GTEMS BLS 8-0 & Virtua Paramedics responded to Route 42 North for a reported Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment. Upon arrival crews found a vehicle overturned with multiple occupants heavily entrapped. Crews worked for approximately 3 1/2 hours at the scene. Unfortunately two occupants of the vehicle succumbed to their injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.

The accident is under investigation by the NJ State Police

Photos courtesy FF Mark Cocchi

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Set your clocks back one hour this Sunday and change the batteries in your smoke detectors!!

This weekend is daylight savings, we encourae everyone when they change their clocks to change out the batteries in their smoke detectors also! Click the links for more information.

If you are unable to change them yourself and require assistance contact us and we will help you!!


All Hands Dwelling in GTFD #5

This afternoon TaskForce 852 was dispatched to the unit block of Del Sol Place in Gloucester Township for a reported Dwelling Fire. 8501 (Cheif Goins; Sta85) arrived to find fire showing from the A/B corner roof and shortly after stuck the All Hands. Engine 842 operated as the Second Due Engine Company. The crew laid a supply line from the hydrant to Engine 88, then proceeded to the second floor to hook ceilings, check for fire extension, and assist in ventilation. Ladder 84 was also on scene and assisted in the operation.


Engine Responds to All Hands Dwelling Fire

On Thursday Night at approximately 2200 hours TaskForce 621 (Pine Hill FD) was sounded for a working Dwelling Fire in Pine Hill/Clementon. Engine 62 arrived in the area to find a heavy smoke condition, and moments later discovered the house on fire. Engine 842 responded with a crew of 4 and established a water supply to Squad 86 (Gloucester Twp Fire Dist 6) and Engine 62 (PineHill FD). Engine 842’s crew also stretched a 1 3/4” hand line to the rear of the house for fire attack. The fire was placed under control just after midnight and the engine crew went available around 0105 hours. Great work by all companies involved.

Photos Courtesy of Joe Piepszowski (Chewslanding Fire Dept)