Engine Responds to All Hands Dwelling Fire

On Thursday Night at approximately 2200 hours TaskForce 621 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)

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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.

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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

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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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