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
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.
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 wasnâ€™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.
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Merry Christmas to the Maxie 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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Tender 2111 responded into Paulsboro for a working car fire on the corner of Delaware and Adams. Upon arrival crews assisted Paulsboro firefighters with extinguishment and gaining access to the hood.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Fire Dept. opend their doors for the annual open house during Fire Prevention Week. Numerous other Units were at the Station. N.J. State Forestry Service, Harrison Twp Fire Dept. brought their fire trailer, Gibbstown Police Dept., Gloucester County EMS, Greenwich Twp. Office of Emergency Managment. The Fire Dept. would like to thanks all who came out to help make this evening a success.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
First of two dwelling calls. 401 Elizabeth Ave. Assisted Paulsboro Fire Dept. with ventilation of Heavy smoke for trash fire on 2nd floor apartment. Crews were in service 1/2 hour.
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