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GVFC Ladies Aux Chinese Auction

Tuesday, August 25, 2015  GVFC Ladies Aux Chinese Auction Friday, October 2, 2015 Door open 6pm Auction at 7pm Admission $3.00 Extra Ticket sheets $1.00 Gift Baskets, Raffle, Door Prizes, Tromboli and Refreshments

   


 

2015 Summer Camp Day 5

Friday, July 31, 2015  The last day of the 2015 Summer Safety Camp was upon us. Today campers in grades third through seventh were present. Wearing their bright yellow t-shirts for the last time this week, campers signed in and reported to the meeting room. (Thank you to Cettei and Connell for sponsoring our t-shirts.) The day began with an introduction to the staff and reminders about their groups for their skills presentations. Today’s lessons were given by Greenwich Township departments. Our first lesson of the day was presented by Greenwich Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Coordinator Al Silbaugh and Deputy Joan Silbaugh explain what OEM does and how campers can prepare for emergencies. After the presentation, there was a raffle of 3 “Go Buckets” (emergency supplies). Congratulations to Tara, Amira and Caryn. After a short rehydration break, Officer Robostello and his partner, Kilo, came to talk to campers. He explained his job and how they work together. Kilo was then put to work by demonstrating what he knows. Campers had a few questions for Officer Robostello. A group picture was taken out front of the station. (Thank you to Rob Cella!) Then it was time to practice their skills before graduation. Campers broke into their groups and went with staff to practice one last time. It was time for another hydration break and set up for graduation. At noon campers entered the engine bay with friends and family anxiously waiting. President Randy Minix welcomed everyone to the 11th Annual Summer Safety Camp Graduation. Camp Coordinator Tammi Minix thanked staff and campers before turning it over to Mayor George Shivery. Mayor Shivery congratulated campers and thanked the firefighters for taking time to share their knowledge. Then the graduates were announced. Graduates went to their stations to prepare their gear and equipment for their final showcase. After the skill demonstrations it was time to eat! Thank you to Randy and Zach for making over 120 hamburgers and hotdogs for everyone. Besides the grilled items, there were chips, pretzels, fruit snacks, cookies, candy, drinks and cake for all to enjoy. Thank you to the firefighters who volunteered their time: Randy Minix, Al Silbaugh, John Sizemore, Chuck Shaw, Brandon DiFebbo, Mark McGill, Larry Hurlburt, Rob Cella and Tammi Minix. A big thank you to our student helpers (those who have attended camp in the past and are now in grades 8th-10th): Robbie Trauger, Nick Shaw, Courtney Cella, Logan Papp and Tara Givin. Thanks also to Ladies Auxiliary Member Lisa Lozada-Shaw for assisting. Many thanks to former camper/member Zach Bates, for all of his help. Thank you to firefighter Ken Papp for posting each day’s story and uploading all the great pictures. Thank you to Lee and John McGill for getting snacks and drinks for this year’s camp. Camp Coordinator Tammi Minix would like to thank all of the staff, campers and those who donated to this year’s camp. THANK YOU especially to Randy Minix for all of his help and patience! We are looking forward to running summer safety camp next year. More details coming June 2016!

     



 

2015 Summer Camp Day 4

Thursday, July 30, 2015  It was the second day for students going into grades fifth through seventh. After signing in, camper went to the meeting room. After all campers arrived, Thursday’s staff was introduced. The first lesson of the day involved using the knots the campers learned on Wednesday. Like Spiderman, campers were scaling the side of the training trailer. Before climbing there was a Safety Briefing and instructions on the harness. Campers pulled themselves up to the top within minutes. Then the humidity and heat began to climb higher. Campers returned inside to hydrate and work on the next lesson. Airbags and cribbing lesson was led by Mike Fisler and Rob Cella. Campers were able to see how firefighters use this equipment on rescue calls. First campers learned how to build with the cribbing to provide stabilization. Next campers learned how to operate air bags. Once they grasped the concepts it was time to break into groups and try each piece separately. Once the groups completed each station, they were ready to put both pieces together. Campers worked together to lift Randy’s car up using both the airbags and cribbing. After a short rehydration break, it was time for the final lesson of the morning. The lesson was presented by Larry Hurlburt. There was a group discussion held on Smoke Detectors, CO Detectors and Fire Extinguishers. Campers were able to share their knowledge and answer questions from Larry. After a very productive morning it was finally lunch time! Today’s lunch was provided by Thayer Distribution and GVFC. Campers ate pizza, chips, snacks and drank water and juices. After lunch it was free time. The games of the day were whiffle ball, basketball, football and Frisbee. After another rehydration break, it was back inside for more learning. Amber and Jessica from GC EMS presented the next lesson. They explained their jobs, 9-1-1and show campers their equipment. They also gave the campers a tour of their rig. Then a surprise showed up for campers and staff! Servpro and their neon green VW Bugs pulled up. They brought water ice for everyone to enjoy on this very sticky day. They served watermelon, mango and Pina cola. Thanks you to Jessica, Dave and Tiffany for cooling us off! Now it was time to really cool off…...the Barrel Fight! Each time lined up and was ready to fire! The leader wore a helmet as she/he advanced. The object was to move the barrel past the rope. Eventually the big boys wanted to play and there was a hose fight. Our newest member, Brandon was wet down and officially welcomed to the joys of Summer Safety Camp! After a few more rounds, campers stretched out on their towels to dry off. We reviewed the day and reminded camper what skills they were going to present at graduation tomorrow. Thank you to the firefighters who volunteered their time: Randy Minix, John Sizemore, Rob Cella, Al Silbaugh, Larry Hurlburt, Brandon DiFebbo, Mike Fisler and Tammi Minix. A big thank you to our student helpers (those who have attended camp in the past and are now in grades 8th-10th): Logan Papp, Courtney Cella, Kristi Trauger, Tara Givin, Robbie Trauger and Nick Shaw. Thanks also to Ladies Auxiliary Member Lisa Lozada-Shaw for assisting.

     



 

2015 Summer Camp Day 3

Wednesday, July 29, 2015  It was the first day for students going into grades fifth through seventh. After signing in and giving their sandwich order, campers received their bright yellow t-shirts. The day began with an introduction to the staff. A pager test was conducted to show students what to do if there was a fire call during camp. The first lesson of the day was knots. Firefighter use knots for several jobs they do on the fire grounds (lifting equipment, rope rescue, moving things, etc.) Students were taught a few basic knots. Super knot maker Courtney Cella (former camper and now helper) showed campers how make special knots on a rope. After a short rehydration break, it was then time to put those knots to use. Campers learned about Z-rigs and Pulley Systems. Campers took turns trying to move a large truck tire with just three campers. Thanks to Fisler and Cella for their expertise. After a busy morning for minds and bodies it was time to get ready for lunch. Thank you to Thayer Distribution and Shop Rite of Gibbstown for providing lunch today. Campers ate sandwiches, chips, snacks and drank water and juices. After lunch it was free time. The games of the day were whiffle ball, basketball, Can Jam and just hanging out with friends. After another rehydration break, it was back inside for more learning. The lesson for this afternoon was back boarding. Thanks to Larry Hurlburt, Randy Minix and Zach Bates for assisting with this station. Students took turns being the rescuer and patient. Before heading outside to the Sprinkler we were all entertained by watching Zach and his You Tube music video. Campers enjoyed the water as it was a day with temperatures over 90 degrees. After cooling off for a while, campers stretched out on their towels to dry off. While enjoying popsicles, we reviewed the day and gave a preview for Thursday. Thank you to the firefighters who volunteered their time: John Sizemore, Randy Minix, Rob Cella, Mike Fisler, Brandon DiFebbo, Larry Hurlburt, and Tammi Minix. A big thank you to our student helpers (those who have attended camp in the past and are now in grades 8th-10th): Logan Papp, Robbie Trauger, Tara Givin, Courtney Cella and Kristi Trauger. Thanks also to Ladies Auxiliary Member Lisa Lozada-Shaw for assisting. A very big thank you to former camper/member Zach Bates for his help and entertainment.

     



 

2015 Summer Camp Day 2

Tuesday, July 28, 2015  Tuesday July 28, 2015 Summer Safety Camp Day 2 It was the second day for students going into grades third and fourth. After signing in, camper went to the meeting room. After all campers arrived, Tuesday’s staff was introduced. The first lesson of the day was first aid. Each camper brought a stuffed animal or doll with them to be the patient. Campers filled out question sheet about their patient (similar questions the ambulance or hospital would ask.) Then it was time to give the patient first aid. Campers wearing their purple gloves began to treat their patient for his/her injuries. Injuries ranged from cuts, broke bones to burns. After a short rehydration break, it was time for the next lesson. The lesson was presented by Fire Fighter/ Paramedic Dan Pacewicz and Firefighter/Inspector Anthony DeAngelo from Washington Township Fire District. They brought their brand new Fire Safety Trailer with them. Campers reviewed emergencies, 9-1-1, fire extinguishers, feeling the door, staying low and other life saving tips. After the review campers got a chance to test out their skills. A group photo was taken with Anthony and Dan. Before going to the last lesson of the morning it was time to hydrate again. Next campers were split into two groups. Group 1 worked on hoses and hose rolls. Group 2 worked with fire extinguishers and learned PASS (Pull the pin, Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle and Sweep back and forth). Groups switched before heading to lunch. After a busy morning it was finally lunch time! Today’s lunch was provided by Thayer Distribution and GVFC. Campers ate pizza, chips, snacks and drank water and juices. After lunch it was free time. The games of the day were whiffle ball, basketball, football and Frisbee. After lunch the Greenwich Township Police Department was here to register bikes and scooters. Thank you Sgt. Stacey Mangine for your help! Campers watched a short power point about bike safety and hand signals. Next campers headed outside to do the Bike Rodeo. After checking for helmets, camper Sara led the group out to the course. With help of our student helpers, each camper rode through the course successfully twice. Bikes were parked and campers hydrated once again. The last lesson of the day was back boarding. Campers took turns packaging up the patient with the help of the firefighters. Now it was time for the best part of the day (according to the campers)….the Barrel Fight! Each time lined up and was ready to fire! The leader wore a helmet as she/he advanced. The object was to move the barrel past the rope. Suddenly a firefighter wearing full gear appeared in the middle of the fight! We were not sure if he wanted to play or needed his gear cleaned. After a few more rounds, campers stretched out on their towels to dry off. While enjoying popsicles, we reviewed the day and reminded camper what skills they were going to present at graduation. Thank you to the firefighters who volunteered their time: Mike Fisler, John Sizemore, Randy Minix, Rob Cella, Chuck Shaw, Mark McGill, Larry Hurlburt and Tammi Minix. A big thank you to our student helpers (those who have attended camp in the past and are now in grades 8th-10th): Nick Shaw, Logan Papp, Tara Givin, Courtney Cella, Kristi Trauger and Robbie Trauger. Thanks also to Ladies Auxiliary Member Lisa Lozada-Shaw for assisting.

     



 

2015 Summer Camp Day 1

Monday, July 27, 2015  Monday July 27, 2015 Summer Safety Camp Day 1 As usual for GVFC Annual Summer Safety Camp it was a hot and humid week! It was the first day for students going into grades third and fourth. After signing in and giving their sandwich order, campers received their bright yellow t-shirts. (Thanks Tummy Tee’s for the great and speedy service!) The day began with an introduction to the staff. A pager test was conducted to show students what to do if there was a fire call during camp. Campers were split into two groups. Group 1 went on a tour of the building and explored trucks. Group 2 got to experience riding in a fire truck. Then the groups switched. After a short rehydration break, it was on to gear and equipment that firefighters use. Campers took turns trying on gear and using the Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC). The TIC works on body heat and high temperatures. Then it was time to play high tech Hide and Seek. Working in groups of two campers would using the TIC to find hiding campers in the dark. Half way through the day, it was time for lunch. Today’s lunch was provided by Thayer Distribution and Shop Rite of Gibbstown. Campers ate sandwiches, chips, snacks and drank water and juices. After lunch it was free time. The games of the day were whiffle ball and basketball. GC EMS even played a few innings before presenting their lesson. After another rehydration break, it was back inside for more learning. Kyle and Jim from GC EMS presented the next lesson. They explained their jobs, 9-1-1and show campers their equipment. Helper Nick Shaw was brave enough to be a victim for the back boarding presentation. The last lesson of the day was Water Safety. Campers donned life vest while throwing a rope bag or the life preserver to the victim. Campers also learned the verse “Reach, Throw, Row, then Go”. Now it was time for the best part of the day (according to the campers)….the Big Sprinkler. A group photo was taken, and then the water began flowing. After cooling off for a while, campers stretched out on their towels to dry off. While enjoying popsicles, we reviewed the day and gave a preview for Tuesday. Thank you to the firefighters who volunteered their time: John Sizemore, Randy Minix, Chuck Shaw, Jason Gittinger, Mike Fisler, Mark McGill, Larry Hurlburt, Rob Cella, Tammi Minix. A big thank you to our student helpers (those who have attended camp in the past and are now in grades 8th-10th): Logan Papp, Tara Givin, Courtney Cella, Kristi Trauger, Robbie Trauger and Nick Shaw. Thanks also to Ladies Auxiliary Member Lisa Lozada-Shaw for assisting.

     



 

Foam Drill

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 

     



 

Boat Drill

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 

     



 

Port - A Pond Drill

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 

     



 

Salem County Fire School Drill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 

     



 
 
 

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