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!!


30th Annual Christmas Parade Invitation

30th Annual Christmas Parade Invitation

Join Blackwood Fire Company as we celebrate our

30th Annual Christmas Parade

In the spirit of the season, we invite you to join us for a magical night on Saturday, December 1st 2018 commencing at 6:00 pm as the Blackwood Fire Company presents “The Night Before Christmas.” The parade will begin at the intersection Davistown Road and the Black Horse Pike then proceed North to Church Street and the Blackwood Fire Company.

This year’s theme is “The Night Before Christmas,” which should allow for many options supporting the theme.

Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded in the following categories:

Theme: 40% / Decorations: 60%

                                                Best Decorated Fire Engine    1st, 2nd, 3rd

                                                Best Decorated Ladder or Aerial Platform      1st, 2nd

Best Decorated Rescue/Squad Company                           1st, 2nd

Best Decorated Ambulance        1st, 2nd

Theme: 30% / Decorations: 50% / Presentation: 20%

Best Decorated Float Other Than Fire Company/Auxiliary (**)   1st, 2nd

Best Decorated Fire Company/Auxiliary Float (**)          1st, 2nd

Judges Award                       Total of 4

Best Appearing Community Group (**)                1st, 2nd, 3rd

Best Performing High School Band (*)    1st Only

Best Overall in the Parade 1st Only

(*) Trophy plus $50.00

(**) 1st - $100.00; 2nd - $75.00

Each unit may stop at Judges Area for review:

Mobile Units (30 seconds)

Marching or Float Presentations (2 minutes)

Judging will be done by the NJ State Fire Chief’s Judging Association.

                                                                        (The judges’ decision is final!)

                                                PLEASE, NO SANTAS IN THE LINE OF MARCH! THANK YOU.



Following the parade, everyone is invited to attend the Open House with Santa at the Blackwood Fire Company until 9:00 pm.

Blackwood Fire Company Presents:        “The Night Before Christmas”

Below is an itinerary of the evening’s festivities:

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.                ALL UNITS must register at the C.W. Lewis School

                                        (at the corner of Erial Rd and Davistown Road).

Participants will be given details for staging and

line-up at the time of registration.) All companies

will be lined up in the order that they arrive.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.                The parade will proceed North on the Black Horse Pike from Davistown Road

to Church Street. .

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.            Open House with Santa at the Blackwood Fire Company for carolers, hot chocolate and cookies.

To ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening, we ask that all participants adhere to the

following rules:

1. No audible warning devices (sirens, air horns) are to be used during the parade.

2. No unauthorized transmissions on the emergency radio frequencies.

3. No alcohol in the line of march.

4. NO THROWING CANDY, ETC. from moving vehicles. If you plan to give candy to the children,

please hand it out in a fashion that promotes or encourages the public to remain off the roadway.



It is strongly recommended that all participating emergency units be placed out of service during

the parade. If it is absolutely necessary to leave the line of march to respond to an emergency

incident, we ask that you utilize a route of travel other than the parade route, and that you use

extreme caution until well away from the area. Remember that there are many pedestrians in

the area, including many small children. Responding units shall contact “840 Parade” via

Camden County West-Tac 2, so the proper information may be disseminated to traffic control

personnel to assist with your departure.

6. Any organization with a horse in the parade will be required to have a “clean-up person” to

follow in case of the need. This rule is in consideration of organizations with marching

members. THANK 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)


Cutting and Burning Drill

On Tuesday night members were given the opportunity to attend a Torch Cutting and Burning Class at the Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center. The members got to train on the proper use of several different cutting torches we carry on Rescue 84 and are carried throughout the county. A big thank you to Instructor/Battalion Chief Frank Sandrock (Camden FD) for teaching this drill for our members.


Technical Rescue in Gloucester Township

On Saturday at approximately 1500 hours, Engines 86,85,88 Squad 25 (Winslow FD) Squad 13 (Cherry Hill FD) Rescue 1 (Camden FD) Battalion 1 (CFD) Battalion 13 (CHFD) GTEMS BLS 803 EMS 80 and Virtua ALS were dispatched to the area of Lakeland Road for a Technical Rescue. While enroute companies were advised of a ferris wheel stuck and about 6 children trapped at the top. 8602 (Deputy Chief Brown; GTFD#6) and Quint 85 arrived and began to investigate. It was determined that the incoming resources were not needed and the assignment was held to Quint 85, Squad 25, and Engine 88. Ladder 84 responded to assist as a second truck company was requested. Crews cleared in about 45 minutes.

*Photos from Mike Breyer (Deptford FD)

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Vehicle Fire turned Hazardous Materials Incindet

Monday Evening at approximately  8:15pm upon clearing up from a house fire response involving a Boat in Company 62’s area (Pine Hill) Haz-Mat 8 was requested to respond and assist on scene crews with mitigating a significant gasoline spill associated with the earlier fire.  Engine 842 made the response back out to the scene with a crew of 4, provided support and assisted the Hazmat Crews from Cherry Hill (Haz-Mat & Squad 13) and  Gloucester Twp. (Engine 88) while the remaining fuel on the vessel was offloaded and the spill contained - Engine 842 was released and returned to service just after midnight