Gibbstown Fire Company
 
 
 
 

SCBA REFRESHER

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  Each year the members are put through an SCBA refresher course of the Scott Air Packs. Capt. Bates had all members take a written test and after wards began the mandatory requirements to be certified to use the packs. This evenings drill members need to put all there gear on and pack up under 2 minutes. Then they used the Keiser sled to practice using tools with the air in service as well as climb some stairs. Another drill is scheduled later to have members do search in smoke trailer and climb 75 foot ladder.

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Chimney Fire Billingsport Rd Gibbstown

Sunday, February 15, 2015 2:18am Dist 21 and 17 dispatched for dwelling on Billingsport Rd. Deputy Chief Fisler reported chimney fire. After further investigation fire had moved into the walls he then  informed county to put an all hands working. Rit 25 and dist 18 came in for more manpower while westville and east greenwhich covered the town. Firefighters opened the walls and extinguished the fire with little damage to the dwelling.

     



 

Fire Department Resources For Mesothelioma

Monday, February 9, 2015  Nick Berez, Awareness Advocate for mesothelioma cames accross our website and forwarded a link for fightfighters. His letter is as written. I came across the Gibbstown Fire Department while researching established firefighter support groups. My father has been a firefighter my entire life, he is the single most remarkable and hardworking man I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. The work that your department has put forth on a daily basis for over a century is admirable and something that does not receive enough praise. That's why I've made it my goal to personally reach out and help spread cancer awareness for firefighters. My organization is a donor of the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Fund and I appreciate to no end the wealth of information and resources that your department has provided for the community of Gibbstown! I’m part of the awareness advocate team at the Mesothelioma Group. Firefighters face the risk of exposure to asbestos every day in their line of work. Asbestos is a deadly material commonly used in older homes, which can be found in the insulation, roofing, and even flooring. When a fire occurs, asbestos particles become active and are kicked up into the air putting firefighters at additional risk. Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase firefighters' mesothelioma awareness, improving survival rates for firefighters and other victims of mesothelioma cancer. I'm pleased to see you are actively promoting mesothelioma awareness in your Public Awareness section located at http://www.gibbstownfire.com/link/index. However I noticed you don't have any resources relating specifically to firefighters and mesothelioma. Due to the fact that asbestos exposure and mesothelioma are still a growing concern for firefighters, I believe our specific Mesothelioma and Firefighters page at http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/firefighters/ would be a valuable addition. Here we provide step-by-step guidance, firefighter safety-tips and support, all for free. Do you mind including our group as well? We’re a small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families. Firefighters face the risk of asbestos exposure every day in their line of work. Asbestos is a material commonly used in older homes, which can be found in the insulation, roofing, and even flooring. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can cause many diseases, the most serious of which is mesothelioma, a very deadly cancer that attacks the lungs, abdomen, and heart. So, when a fire occurs, asbestos particles become active and are kicked up into the air putting firefighters at additional risk. Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase firefighters' mesothelioma awareness, improving survival rates for firefighters and other victims of mesothelioma cancer. Thank you, Nick Berez

   


 

Pump Class

Tuesday, January 13, 2015  Chief Chew instructed a pump class for members of both the Gibbstown Fire Department and the Thorofare Fire Department. The class was held at Gibbstown Fire Department's Headquarters. This drill is presented to members annually to refresh their knowledge on the make-up and operations of the pumps on the apparatus

     



 

VFW Donates American Flagg

Tuesday, January 6, 2015  The members of the Gibbstown Fire Dept. would like to thank our local VFW POst 5579 for donating a new American Flag to the Department. It will be flown in front of the Fire House 365 days a year. The flag was presented to President Minix by Will Durham on behalf of the VFW.

     



 

Fire Company Delivers Special Gift

Wednesday, December 24, 2014  Sergeant First Class Richard Maxie of Gibbstown, Gloucester County, is a Marine who left the Corps to join the NJ Army National Guard. He had been deployed in Qatar since June 18 and wasn’t scheduled to return to his family until May. But that changed after he received several letters from his 10-year-old daughter Alexa. Richard sought help from a battalion commander who granted him seven-day leave, allowing him to go home for the holidays. He then reached out to the Gibbstown Fire Department who helped put his plan into motion. Click on the banner for links to video's of event. Merry Christmas to the Maxie Family...

     



 

Fire Depatment Members Help Displaced Family

Sunday, December 21, 2014  Members of the Gibbstown Fire Department were able to pull together to raise money for a Paulsboro family who lost their home just nine days before Christmas. The department was on scene of the house fire when they noticed numerous gifts underneath a Christmas tree while looking through the smoke filled room. After removing the gifts from the house the members knew that wasn't enough. Pulling together the members and friends of the Gibbstown Fire Department raised $295 for the family in only three days. Using the donation money, gift cards were presented to family member Ashley Hill to allow her to purchase new Christmas gifts for the family. The gift cards were for Toys "R" Us, Target and Old Navy. The Gibbstown Fire Department would like to thank all who helped donate and to wish the family a safe and happy holiday.

     



 

Paulsboro Dwelling Broad St.

Monday, December 15, 2014  Station 21-1 was dispatched into Paulsboro at approximately 6:30pm for a reported house fire with entrapment. Upon arrival Chief Chew and Paulsboro Chief Giampola confirmed that all occupants were out of the dwelling. Ladder 2116 was placed into service along side Paulsboro Engine 1711. The fire was placed under control at 8:03pm. Crews faced dangerous conditions in the home which delayed the extinguishment. Rescue 2118 was also on scene performing cascade duties while 2117 provided additional manpower. Station 21-1 was in service for about four hours.

     



 

Commercial MVC 295 Logan Twp

Tuesday, December 9, 2014  Rescue 2118 was dispatched to assist Logan Twp with a Fatal Commercial MVC. Fire Co. was on location for several hours while State PD did their investigation before doing the extrication.

     



 

MVC Democrat and Swedesboro rd.

Monday, November 24, 2014  2118 responded to a MVC with possible entrapment at the intersection of Democrat Rd and Paulsboro Swedesboro Rd. Upon arrival 2118 assumed Democrat Rd Operations and confirmed no entrapment. Crews de-energized both vehicles and applied oil dry.

     



 
 
 

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