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12TH ANNUAL SUMMER SAFETY CAMP

Thursday, June 23, 2016   The GVFD will be holding its 12th annual summer safety camp. The camp will be held from July 25th-29th at the fire department Children in grades 3-4 will attend Monday Tuesday and Friday. Children in grades 5-7 will attend Wednesday Thursday and Friday Please feel free to stop by any Tuesday between 6 and 9 p.m. or anytime the doors are open to pick up an application. The camp is open to all residents of Greenwich Township,

   


 

ALL HANDS WORKING IN PAULSBORO

Thursday, June 23, 2016   The department was dispatched for an "All hands working" dwelling in Paulsboro late Wednesday night. Crews attempted an interior attack, but had to back out once the house became unstable. A number of firefighters worked from ground ladders trying to gain access to the fire, while 2116 used its aerial in master stream operations. 2118 filled air bottles for people on scene. District 17, District 19, Station 6-1, Station 25-1 and GCEMS were also in service. The department was in service for approx. 3 1/2 hours.

     



 

DC DOAK AND FF BUNDENS HONORED

Monday, June 20, 2016   Deputy Chief Doak and Safety Officer Bundens were honored tonight at the Township Meeting for their roles in saving a resident's life on May 12.

While members were at the station setting up for a meeting, we were dispatched for a cardiac arrest call. Don and Ed jumped in the Deputy Chief vehicle and were quickly on scene.

Don and Ed worked with officers from the police department performing CPR until the GCEMS arrived and was able to transport the patient to the hospital.

Don and Ed were presented with Mayoral Proclamations and LifeSaving Ribbons




     



 

2118 CALLED TO DISTRICT 25

Wednesday, April 20, 2016  Rescue 2118 was special called into Woolwich twp this morning for a commercial vehicle fire. Command requested the rescue for it's cascade (a system to refill firefighter air bottles). Upon arrival FF Durham set up the cascade and began filling bottles. The other crew members assisted in extinguishing the remaining fire. Crews used ladder 2316 to cut a hole in the roof of the trailer and attacking the from the air. Because of the amount of freight in the trailer it was the best option to overturn the trailer and remove the roof to gain access. A backhoe was used to empty the trailer and spread the contents out to be fully extinguished. Crews were on scene for about a hour and a half before being released by command.

     



 

BACK TO BACK CALLS FOR STATION

Tuesday, April 19, 2016   Back to back calls for station 21-1. The station was dispatched into Paulsboro for an alarm system at the Billingsport school. Which was determined to be a faulty detector head. Just as 2116 returned to the station they were dispatched to a 2 car MVC on 295 south at the 16.6 mile marker. Crews arrived and de-energized one car and stood by with extinguishers. They also assisted EMS with packaging a seriously injured combative victim how was transported to Cooper Trauma Center.

     



 

CONGRATULATIONS DEPUTY CHIEF DOAK

Thursday, April 14, 2016   Congratulations to Deputy Chief Doak and his wife Kelley on the birth of their son. Drew William joined us earlier today weighing in at 7 lbs. 6 oz. Both mom and baby are doing well and resting comfortably. Congratulations again, Don and Kelley!

     



 

ANNUAL EASTER FLOWER SALE

Sunday, March 20, 2016   Please visit us at Burger King on Harmony Rd. Thursday the 24Th and Friday the 25Th from 9-6 for our annual Easter flower sale. We will also be there Saturday the 26Th from 8-2.Please like and share this post so your friends and family can also come out to support your local volunteers! Look forward to seeing everyone there!





   


 

MAYDAY IN EAST GREENWICH

Saturday, March 12, 2016 23:19  Saturday Evening at 2313hrs East Greenwich, Woolwich, Harmony (Mullica Hill) and Paulsboro Fire Departments were dispatched to the 500 block of Kings Highway for a dwelling fire. The assignment was quickly upgraded to the working fire assignment bringing in additional units from Gibbstown, Thorofare and Woodbury Heights Fire Departments. First arriving units were reporting heavy fire conditions on the first and second floors of the older balloon frame constructed home. The home owners did escape and were uninjured.During offensive firefighting operations, a fire fighter did go partially through the floor but was quickly pulled out by crew's working on the second floor and was removed from the building by the Rapid Intervention Crew. This is a dedicated crew of firefighters standing by just to assist in case of an emergency such as this. The firefighter was assessed by Gloucester County EMS personnel and was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

The second alarm was struck during this mayday and pulled in additional fire companies who were staged at the West Cohawkin Road Firehouse. These companies included units from Westville, Woodbury and Logan Twp Fire Departments. Due to the floors being compromised, fire attack was switched to defensive operations and two ladder pipes were placed into service.

Additional crews also operating on scene were Deptford Fire Department's Cascade Unit 947, Greenfield Fire Company Ladder 666 and Pitman Fire Police.

A second firefighter did suffer a eye injury and was treated and released on scene. The fire is under investigation by the Gloucester County Fire Marshals Office and the East Greenwich Police Departmen




     



 

2 CAR MVC ON RT. 295

Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:11 Station 21-1 was dispatched to the 10.3 mile marker on 295 north at 10:11. BLS 82-15 arrived and reported the crash to be at the 8.7 mile marker. with one vehicle in the median and a second vehicle into the woods with a request for a second BLS. 2118 arrived and de-energized the vehicle that was in the woods, then were released by the NJ State Police. The BLS transported 2 patients to the hospital with minor injuries.

     



 

CONGRATULATIONS ED DEEGAN

Wednesday, February 24, 2016   Congratulations are in order to Firefighter Ed Deegan.This past weekend, Ed was accepted as a member of New Jersey Task Force One (NJ-TF1) as a Structural Specialist.

While our department is part of the Gloucester County Technical Task Force, NJ-TF1 is the top of our State's Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) pyramid. They are deployed throughout the state to the most advanced technical search and rescue calls.

One Technical Search Specialist described his job as "He tells us what to shore so things don't fall and hit me on the head." Ed will use his training in structural engineering to study the collapsed structures and figure out what unstable areas need to be re-enforced so that the rescue teams can quickly and safely tunnel into the debris piles to get to victims.

It is no small feat to be accepted into NJ-TF1 and we are proud to be able to say that a member of our department is now on the team.

Congratulations again to Ed.

   


 
 
 

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