Thursday April 18th to Saturday April 2oth the Blackwood Fire Company will be selling Easter flowers at our Blackwood Clementon Road Station located in front of Planet Fitness. Hours will be Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturday 9am until sold out.
Sunday March 31st come join us for our annual St. Baldricks event and car show at the Palace Caters on the Black Horse Pike in downtown Blackwood. Take part in our silent auction, enjoy checking out the coolest cars around at the car show, and grab a bite from one of the several food truck vendors that will be there. Every dollar raised goes to childhood cancer research. Click on the link for addtional information or to sign up to get shaved and help raise money for childhood cancer research. https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/blackwoodfire19?fbclid=IwAR1KIXzpLwVtS04i4Q2bvepwMILjczby-GG1YU3PEGl1NT_BjJLtb1tEcPU
The Blackwood Fire Company would like to remiind everyone when you change your clocks tonight for daylight savings time you should also change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Smoke detectors save lives in the event of a fire!
Tuesday Night at approximately 19:01 hrs Taskforce 84 was dispatched to the Huntington Mews Apartments off of Broadacres Drive for a reported multi-residential fire. 8401 (Chief Cipriano) arrived with smoke showing and requested the Working Fire Dispatch. Ladder 84 arrived as the First Due Truck and forced the front door, made entry, and searched the apartment. Engine 88 arrived, laid a supply line, and stretched an 1 3/4" handline. The bulk of the fire was knocked with a PW Can from Ladder 84. The fire was held to the kitchen of the one apartment. Crews completed overhaul and went available a short time later. No injuries were reported, this fire is under investigation by the local Fire Marshal.
This is the fourth fire for Blackwood in the last 7 days. Keep up the good work men.
Photos Courtesy Tower Operator/ Firefighter Mark Cocchi
On Sunday February 17th at approximately 10:05PM fire departments responded from Chews Landing, Blackwood, Blenheim, Erial, Lambs Terrace, Runnemede, Pine Hill, Lindenwold, Bellmawr and Somerdale to the 400 block of 1341 Blackwood Clementon Road Clementon, NJ 08021 (Millbridge Gardens Apartments) for a report of flames coming from a balcony. Upon arrival, the balcony and the connected apartment were fully engulfed with flames. A short time later the fire was placed under control.
Gloucester Township OEM and the American Red Cross assisted the displaced families.
This fire is under investigation by the Chews Landing Fire Marshal and the Camden County Fire Marshal's Office. One injury to a firefighter was reported, who has since been treated and released.
On Saturday Afternoon Engine 88 and Ladder 84 responded to J.L Hydes Plastic Plant for an automatic fire alarm activation. After an extensive search of the property no smoke or fire was found. Before clearing the assignment Officer Vannoni (GTPD) arrived with his #GTPDVirtualRideAlong2019 and got a few group shots with the crews.
Task force 621 Across from 808 Blackwood Clementon Rd dispatched as a dwelling fire. Deputy Chief Greer of the Pine Hill Fire Department arrived first due confirming a two story well involved. Engine 62 arrived, established a water supply and began a primary fire attack with Engine 88. Engine 842 arrived as the third due engine and reported to the Charlie Division and began ventilating. The fire was placed under control approximately 45 minutes after being dispatched. No injuries were reported.
This fire is under investigation by the Pine Hill Fire Marshal and the Camden County Fire Marshal.
Blackwood Fire Company responded to approximately 750 calls for service in the 2018 year:
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 139
(all categories are an approximate number; exact number TBD)
See the graph for how many we had each month:
Alarm Totals 2018
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.
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)