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Tanker Assists Logan Twp

Saturday, March 14, 2015  Gibbstown Fire Co. Tanker was called to assist with water supply in Logan Twp for a fully involved Commercial Truck. Firefighter Tropea cut front cab to gain access to engine compartment.

     



 

Commercial MVC Swedesboro and Democrat Rds.

Saturday, March 14, 2015  Station was dispatched for MVC Commercial Tractor Trailer vs. SUV at the intersection of Swedesboro Rd. and Democrat rd. Upon arrival both drivers were out of the vehicles and had no injuries. 2118 de-energized the SUV and applied oil dry around small leak of oil.


2111 attended the Tractor Trailer were there was a large amount of diesel fuel from the saddle tanks.


Greenwhich Twp EM and the Gloucester County Hazmat Team were called out for the fuel spill as well as a County truck to sand the roadway.


County EMS was on location were both drivers refused treatment.


     



 

Gibbstown & Logan Twp Drill At Warehouse

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  Logan Twp. Fire Dept. has been given a warehouse that is being torn down to use for fire training. Gibbstown was asked to participate in using the warehouse as well for training. This evening Logan Twp did some search techniques on the second floor and Gibbstown practiced elevator rescue and escape techniques using different tools.


Gibbstown would like to thank the Logan Twp. Fire Department  for allowing us the use of the warehouse for training.


     



 

Ice Rescue Drill

Sunday, March 8, 2015  Logan Twp. and Gibbstown Fire Department members got together at Silvestro Lake to dress up on their Ice Rescue Skills. The members used each departments equipment as well as the underwater camera and practiced using different rescue techniques.

     



 

Fire Co Gets Donated Camera

Jim Schmidt, Matt Cahillane, Al Silbaugh

Jim Schmidt, Matt Cahillane, Al Silbaugh

Sunday, March 8, 2015  Matt Cahillane of Firefighters Support Services met with Emergency Management Coordinator Al Silbaugh and Lieutenant Jim Schmidt at the Fire House and donated a new Thermal Imaging Camera. The Fire Company would like to thank them very much for the new camera. With budget restrictions and the need for new equipment their donation will allow us to continue to provide quality service to the community as well as offer our fir fighters the best equipment available to perform their duties safely and effectively.

   


 

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.

Click on top banner for more pictures and video of drill.


     



 

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.

     



 
 
 

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