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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.

   


 

MASSIVE BRUSH FIRE IN WEST DEPTFORD

Saturday, February 20, 2016   Brush truck 2115 is assisting West Deptford along with several other townships in extinguishing a massive brush fire. The fire is at Sunoco refinery along the Delaware river. 




www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Brush-Fire-Burning-in-Westville-369499522.html


   


 

FUMES AT FAMILY DOLLAR

Monday, January 25, 2016 12:55  The station responded to the report of fumes at the Family Dollar in the Shoprite shopping center. 2116 arrived and the crew investigated with a gas meter.They found a leak in the gas meter at the rear of the store. They secured the meter as  Captain Jim Schmidt ordered the evacuation of the stores on both sides of the Dollar General. The children from the day care followed their protocol and were moved to the food court at the Shoprite. The doors were opened for natural ventilation. Command was turned over to FF Jason Gittinger who awaited the arrival of South Jersey Gas. 2117 was also on location to assist the crew from 2116.

     



 

STATION RESPONDS TO FUMES CALL

Sunday, January 24, 2016     At 11:38 the station responded to the report of fumes on N. Repauno Ave.Chief Fisler arrived and reported a car had struck the gas meter on the home. He requested South Jersey Gas to the location. 2116 arrived and shut the gas off then took meter readings around the area as well as inside the home with negative results. 2116 returned to the station and Chief Fisler awaited the arrival of South Jersey gas.

   With more residents converting to gas please be mindful of where your meter is mounted. This is the second time in recent years this has happened. As a safety precaution please consider installing a bollard ( pole mounted in ground near the meter) to prevent striking the meter and causing an unnecessary emergency situation. 

     



 

DUTY CREWS END WITH SUCCESS

Sunday, January 24, 2016  The duty crews for Jonas officially ended at 8 am this morning. Starting at 10 pm on Friday, members stood by at the station in anticipation of emergencies in town. Having the crews, including at least one EMT, in house not only shaves critical minutes off our response in such bad weather, but also greatly increases the safety of our members trying to report to the station during an emergency call.

In total, we had 12 members take 206.5 hours of their time to staff the department this past weekend. We were fortunate to "only" have to respond to 3 calls, but we were lucky and things could have been much worse. I want to personaly thank them for their effort and professionalism. Having such dedicated members who care so deeply about our community makes my job a hell of a lot easier.

I also would like to thank FF Kyle Fairley who cleared our pads with his personal equipment Saturday morning. Another thank you to our police and the public works departments for all their help. One last thank you to Bryan Nastase, who spent numerous hours clearing the station.

Thank you all again for all your hard work and dedication.


   


 

BLIZZARD WARNING FOR GLOUCESTER COUNTY

Friday, January 22, 2016  Do to the National Weather Service issuing a blizzard warning for Gloucester County. Chief Fisler has ask members to staff the station for this event. Members will be staying at the station beginning at 22:00 Friday night until at least 08:00 Sunday.Crews will be responding to all EMS calls as well as other emergency calls. A decision will be made at 08:00 Sunday if the weather dictates the necessity to extend the duty crews.

   


 

THANKS TO JASON AND CHARLIE

Thursday, January 21, 2016  Thank you FF/EMT Gittinger and FF/EMT Taylor
 
On January 21, FF/EMT Jason Gittinger and FF/EMT Charlie Taylor represented the Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Department at Operation 6ABC’s Save A Life program.  They waited with over 100 other local fire departments and brought back a number of Kidde smoke detectors with 10 year sealed batteries. 
Since 1992, 6ABC and Home Depot have worked with area fire companies by offering free Kidde smoke detectors in an effort to save lives. 
http://6abc.com/society/24-years-of-operation-6abc-save-a-life/1168361/
Our department has been participating in the program for a number of years now.
If you need a smoke detector for your home, contact a member of the department.  Only a limited number are available. 

   


 
 
 

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