Gibbstown Fire Company

Atlantic City Electric's New Streetlight Reporting System

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Atlantic City Electric has launched a new streetlight reporting system available through the company's website. Customers will need to provide their name and contact information, as well as either an address or the utility pole number for the affected light. Customers can also provide a message if additional detail is needed to relay important information to the company. Atlantic City Electric will then provide an update on the status of the reported streetlight. To access the Atlantic City Web Site click on the banner above.



Meeting Minutes

Sunday, July 13, 2014  Message to all members you can now access meeting minutes and SOP's via the file locker. If you are having trouble logging into the members only link you can e-mail Ken Papp and he will help you get in.



Extrication Drill

Capt. Bill Bates instructed the members on new techniques to use with the tools we have.



Foam Drill

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  Capt. Bill Bates went over all the different ways to use foam and the types and use of foam. Members got some hands on setting up hand lines and used 2111 to pump water into the different foam applications.



Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash 295

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:27 pm Rescue was dispatched to 295 for Box truck and car into woods. Reports of possible ejecting truck flipped over with 2 injuries.211 Operations confirming box truck in the
woods, bls will transport soon. State Police did notify there hazmat team,
approx 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the woods. Crews were in service 2 hours until vehicles were removed.



MVC Harmony Rd

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:55 am Head on MVC Harmony Rd. by the new Dunkin Donuts. Fire Co. was in service about half hour.



Firefighters Reach Exemptions

Tuesday, July 1, 2014  Firefighters Rob Cella and Mark McGill were issued their exemption certificates from the N.J. Fireman's Relief Association for meeting their required 7 years. The Fire Co. would like to congratulate them.

Mark McGill

Mark McGill

Rob Cella

Rob Cella


Jr. Members Pass Firefighter 1 Class

Thursday, June 26, 2014  The Fire Dept. would like to announce that Jr. Firefighters Jimmy Schmidt and Ben Lombardo have completed and passed Firefighter 1 class at the Gloucester County Fire Academy. Both have been promoted in as Probationary Firefighters. Congratulations and good luck to you both.

Jimmy Schmidt

Jimmy Schmidt

Ben Lombardo

Ben Lombardo


Summer Safety Camp Registrations

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  Join us for our 10th Annual Summer Safety Camp July 21st-25th 9am-3pm Students going into Grades 3-4th in September: Monday 7/21, Tuesday 7/22 & Friday 7/25 Students going into Grades 5-7th in September: Wednesday 7/23, Thursday 7/24 & Friday 7/25 Pick up an application Tuesday night at Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Company from 6-9 p.m. Gibbstown residents only.




Thursday, May 22, 2014 1900 Members of the GVFD along with the Gloucester County Technical Rescue Team
held their quarterly drill at Gibbstown's station on May 22.

The members first tried their skills on a scenario based on a rescue in
Manalapan, NJ earlier this year.  In the original call, the victim was
unconscious at the bottom of a 20 inch diameter pipe, over 12 feet below
the only available entry point.

Members simulated having to hang upside down from their harness and putting
a hasty harness on the victim.  The team found it was much harder than many
expected it to be.

Next, the team practiced building Z-rigs and belay systems and converting
them to lowering systems while under tension.  This was done several times,
but using different methods and equipment each time, to simulate potential
equipment failures.

The drill lasted approx. 2.5 hours




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