First Day of School

This morning members from Station 84 and Engine 88 went to walk in Ava Cassabria. Ava is the youngest sister of Honorary Firefighter Nico Cassabria. Today was Ava's first day of Kindergarten and as part of the big family we are, the company decided to be there with her too. Sometimes its more than just putting out fires its about the community we serve and the bonds we create with one another. 

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Motor Vehicle Crash with Entrapment

Just after 0600 hours Friday Morning Engine 84, Engine 88, and BLS 80 were dispatched with GC Rescue 93 and GCEMS to Route 42 Southbound for a Motor Vehicle Accident. While responding companies were advised that the driver was trapped and possibly unconscious. Ladder 946 (Deptford FD) arrived to confirm the report. Rescue 938 and Engine 88 arrived and began to extricate the driver who was freed after 20 minutes and transported by EMS to local hospitals. The crash is under investigation by the NJSP. 

Photos courtesy Deptford FD

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National Night Out 2018

National Night Out 2018!!!

When: Tuesday August 7, 2018 (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) 

Where: Blackwood's Central Ave Fire Station - 14 W. Central Ave Blackwood NJ, 08012

Join us on Tuesday Night for National Night Out! We'll have games, a movie, DJ Big Todd, and Nifty Fifties will be there for shake day! Meet you local volunteer firefighters, and watch a live Vehicle Extrication Demo!!! 

A NIGHT OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!! :) :) :) 

Sunday Afternoon Dwelling Fire

At approximately 16:00 hours on Sunday companies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Davistown Road in the Blackwood section if Gloucester Twp for a reported dwelling fire with people trapped. 6201 (Chief Dukes; Pine Hill FD) arrived on location to find "heavy" fire showing from the first floor porch extending to the second floor. Engine 88 was first due and secured a water supply and stretched an 1 3/4" handline. Ladder 82 performed a primary search that turned out to be negative. All occupants were accounted for, and only one injury was reported. 

Other Companies on scene: Engine 861, Squad 62, Engine 841, Rescue 84, Quint 75, Engine 83, Cascade 81, and GTEMS BLS 803

Photos Courtesy of: Engine 88 Officer, FF B. Dunlap Jr, & FF Sean McMahon (Deptford FD) 

Weekend MVA w/ Entrapment

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. 

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Rescue responds to Early Morning Crash

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) 

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Tuesday Night Drill

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. 

Wednesday Night Duty Crew & Training

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. 

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 Firefighter Lemmerman conversing with Firefighter Fulcher (Driver in Training) 

Firefighter Lemmerman conversing with Firefighter Fulcher (Driver in Training)