Gibbstown Fire Company


Monday, January 25, 2016 12:55  The station responded to the report of fumes at the Family Dollar in the Shoprite shopping center. 2116 arrived and the crew investigated with a gas meter.They found a leak in the gas meter at the rear of the store. They secured the meter as  Captain Jim Schmidt ordered the evacuation of the stores on both sides of the Dollar General. The children from the day care followed their protocol and were moved to the food court at the Shoprite. The doors were opened for natural ventilation. Command was turned over to FF Jason Gittinger who awaited the arrival of South Jersey Gas. 2117 was also on location to assist the crew from 2116.




Sunday, January 24, 2016     At 11:38 the station responded to the report of fumes on N. Repauno Ave.Chief Fisler arrived and reported a car had struck the gas meter on the home. He requested South Jersey Gas to the location. 2116 arrived and shut the gas off then took meter readings around the area as well as inside the home with negative results. 2116 returned to the station and Chief Fisler awaited the arrival of South Jersey gas.

   With more residents converting to gas please be mindful of where your meter is mounted. This is the second time in recent years this has happened. As a safety precaution please consider installing a bollard ( pole mounted in ground near the meter) to prevent striking the meter and causing an unnecessary emergency situation. 




Sunday, January 24, 2016  The duty crews for Jonas officially ended at 8 am this morning. Starting at 10 pm on Friday, members stood by at the station in anticipation of emergencies in town. Having the crews, including at least one EMT, in house not only shaves critical minutes off our response in such bad weather, but also greatly increases the safety of our members trying to report to the station during an emergency call.

In total, we had 12 members take 206.5 hours of their time to staff the department this past weekend. We were fortunate to "only" have to respond to 3 calls, but we were lucky and things could have been much worse. I want to personaly thank them for their effort and professionalism. Having such dedicated members who care so deeply about our community makes my job a hell of a lot easier.

I also would like to thank FF Kyle Fairley who cleared our pads with his personal equipment Saturday morning. Another thank you to our police and the public works departments for all their help. One last thank you to Bryan Nastase, who spent numerous hours clearing the station.

Thank you all again for all your hard work and dedication.




Friday, January 22, 2016  Do to the National Weather Service issuing a blizzard warning for Gloucester County. Chief Fisler has ask members to staff the station for this event. Members will be staying at the station beginning at 22:00 Friday night until at least 08:00 Sunday.Crews will be responding to all EMS calls as well as other emergency calls. A decision will be made at 08:00 Sunday if the weather dictates the necessity to extend the duty crews.




Thursday, January 21, 2016  Thank you FF/EMT Gittinger and FF/EMT Taylor
On January 21, FF/EMT Jason Gittinger and FF/EMT Charlie Taylor represented the Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Department at Operation 6ABC’s Save A Life program.  They waited with over 100 other local fire departments and brought back a number of Kidde smoke detectors with 10 year sealed batteries. 
Since 1992, 6ABC and Home Depot have worked with area fire companies by offering free Kidde smoke detectors in an effort to save lives.
Our department has been participating in the program for a number of years now.
If you need a smoke detector for your home, contact a member of the department.  Only a limited number are available. 




Wednesday, January 20, 2016   With more forecasts leaning toward significant snow totals Friday night into Saturday. The department asks for your help by shoveling snow from around fire hydrants. It is difficult for us to locate them once the roads have been plowed. Every second counts when battling a fire in the area. The department thanks you in advance for your help and understanding in this situation. 

Easily spotted and ready to use

Easily spotted and ready to use

I know there is a hydrant here somewhere!

I know there is a hydrant here



Tuesday, January 19, 2016   At 03:34 this morning the station was dispatched to East Washington St. in Paulsboro for a reported dwelling fire. 1706 arrived and issued an all hands, for a working fire.21101 arrived and assumed command reporting a small fire under the porch,He ordered crews from 1711 and 2116 to lead off with 1 3/4 inch hand line.and saw to cut boards from the porch. Crews had to force entry in the vacant property next door to check for extension of the fire, Crews did find fire in the wall which was quickly extinguished. The residents ignored orders from police and fire personal to stay out of the house. As they entered the home to retrieve their pets. Under no circumstance should you reenter your home after a safe evacuation. luckily no injuries were reported, The fire is under investigation by the Gloucester County Fire Marshall's Office. units on location included 1711,1721 Paulsboro 2100,2116,2118 Gibbstown 1918 East Greenwich 6100,614 Thorofare CFM4 and 2 BLS units.




Sunday, January 10, 2016   This morning at 03:51 station 21-1 was dispatched to E. Broad St. for a reported MVC. Crews arrived to find a two vehicle crash with one vehicle into a home. Crews de-energized the vehicles as Chief Fisler requested the township building inspector to the scene to check the integrity of the home. Crews remained on location till 04:24 providing lighting for the inspector. The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Greenwich Township Police Department. 




Sunday, January 10, 2016      At 15:06 the station was dispatched to Shoprite on Harmony Rd, for a report of fumes. The crew went through the store with meters with negative results of any fumes in or around the building. Then the station was once again dispatched back to Shoprite at 19:41 for a reported vehicle fire. Chief Fisler arrived and requested a reduced speed response from tender 2111. Upon arrival 2111's crew checked 2 vehicles with a thermal imaging camera {TIC} with no evidence of fire. the investigation revealed the cause of the problem was improperly connected jumper cables. remember when jumping a vehicle red {+} to red {+} and black {-} to black {-}. luckily damage to both vehicles was minimal. 





Friday, January 8, 2016   Station 21-1 was dispatched Friday at  23:29 for a reported vehicle fire.Gloucester County Communications reported taking several 911 calls for a vehicle on fire at the Citgo gas station on Broad St. 21-101 { Chief Fisler} arrived and confirmed a vehicle well involved with extension to a second vehicle. 21-101 gave orders to tender 2111 to stretch the bumper line upon  arrival. The crew quickly extinguished both vehicles. Rescue 2118 and utility 2117 also responded to assist 2111's crew. Gloucester County EMS was also on location as well a representative from the Gloucester County Fire Marshals office who is  investigating the incident.



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