Congratulations to Jen Raskin and Kevin McKendry who officially graduated from the C.C.R.E.T.C. Firefighter 1 program last night. Members of Blackwood Fire Company attended graduation showing support for all of the students and staff, but more specifically our newest graduates of class 2017-01.
This past Sunday marked the end of recruit training for two of Blackwood Fire Company's newest members. Probationary Firefighter Jen Raskin and Probationary Firefighter Kevin McKendry completed over 190 hours of Firefighter 1 training provided by the Camden County Emergency Regional Training Center located in Lakeland. Both members spent every other weekend learning various skills that they will put to use very soon. Congratulations and good luck!
After clearing up from an incident at the Gloucester Premium Outlets on Monday afternoon, Station 84 was dispatched for a dumpster fire in Tory Estates. During the response, Engine 842 with Captain Dunlap on board came across a motor vehicle crash at Blackwood-Clementon Road and Cherrywood Drive. 8402 (AC Coucoules) requested Station 82 (Chews Landing) to handle the crash once no injuries were confirmed and continued on to the dumpster fire. During this operation, Station 84 was also dispatched to a crash on Route 42. Station 82 handled the crash for Station 84. All companies cleared up around 6 p.m.
While 8401 (Chief Cipriano) was responding to one crash on Friday afternoon, he came across another one with minor injuries in the Blackwood Estates.
Station 84, GTEMS, and Virtua Medics were dispatched to the 300 block of Davistown Road on Friday for a reported motor vehicle crash with entrapment. Rescue 84 responded with 8402 (AC Coucoules) on board at which time the Camden County Communications advised that there was no entrapment. Upon arrival, 8402 assigned members to assist GTEMS with patient care, mitigate a minor fluid spill and secure the passenger vehicle. The assignment was held to Rescue 84 and GTEMS, and the company cleared up in about 20 minutes.
Members from Station 84 wrapped up a solid block of RIC and firefighter survival drills on Tuesday during our weekly drill night.
Just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Rescue 84, Gloucester Township EMS and Virtua Medics were dispatched to the area of 560 S. Black Horse Pike for a reported crash. 8401 (Chief Cipriano) arrived to find a vehicle into a pole and all occupants out of the vehicle. Rescue 84 and Engine 841 remained on location for about a half hour until the scene was turned over to GTPD. A short time later, Rescue 84, Engine 842 and Engine 841 responded to a pedestrian MVA in the area of Davistown and Erial roads. Crews remained on scene until just prior to 9 p.m.
Rescue 84 was dispatched Saturday night to Little Gloucester Road in the area of the Cherrywood Apartments for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Rescue 84, 8401 (Chief Cipriano) and Squad 86 (Gloucester Township Fire District 6) arrived to find one car overturned with negative entrapment.
Just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Station 84, Gloucester Township EMSand Medics were dispatched to Blackwood-Clementon and Erial roads for a crash with entrapment. 8401 (Chief Cipriano) arrived to find a car underneath a tractor-trailer with the car's driver heavily entrapped. Crews from Rescue 84 and Engine 842, along with Rescue 82 (Chews Landing Fire Department) and Squad 62 (Pine Hill Fire Department), stabilized the vehicle and extricated the patient. Crews remained on location for about an hour before they were made available.