Gibbstown Fire Company


Wednesday, January 20, 2016   With more forecasts leaning toward significant snow totals Friday night into Saturday. The department asks for your help by shoveling snow from around fire hydrants. It is difficult for us to locate them once the roads have been plowed. Every second counts when battling a fire in the area. The department thanks you in advance for your help and understanding in this situation. 

Easily spotted and ready to use

Easily spotted and ready to use

I know there is a hydrant here somewhere!

I know there is a hydrant here



Tuesday, January 19, 2016   At 03:34 this morning the station was dispatched to East Washington St. in Paulsboro for a reported dwelling fire. 1706 arrived and issued an all hands, for a working fire.21101 arrived and assumed command reporting a small fire under the porch,He ordered crews from 1711 and 2116 to lead off with 1 3/4 inch hand line.and saw to cut boards from the porch. Crews had to force entry in the vacant property next door to check for extension of the fire, Crews did find fire in the wall which was quickly extinguished. The residents ignored orders from police and fire personal to stay out of the house. As they entered the home to retrieve their pets. Under no circumstance should you reenter your home after a safe evacuation. luckily no injuries were reported, The fire is under investigation by the Gloucester County Fire Marshall's Office. units on location included 1711,1721 Paulsboro 2100,2116,2118 Gibbstown 1918 East Greenwich 6100,614 Thorofare CFM4 and 2 BLS units.




Sunday, January 10, 2016   This morning at 03:51 station 21-1 was dispatched to E. Broad St. for a reported MVC. Crews arrived to find a two vehicle crash with one vehicle into a home. Crews de-energized the vehicles as Chief Fisler requested the township building inspector to the scene to check the integrity of the home. Crews remained on location till 04:24 providing lighting for the inspector. The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Greenwich Township Police Department. 




Sunday, January 10, 2016      At 15:06 the station was dispatched to Shoprite on Harmony Rd, for a report of fumes. The crew went through the store with meters with negative results of any fumes in or around the building. Then the station was once again dispatched back to Shoprite at 19:41 for a reported vehicle fire. Chief Fisler arrived and requested a reduced speed response from tender 2111. Upon arrival 2111's crew checked 2 vehicles with a thermal imaging camera {TIC} with no evidence of fire. the investigation revealed the cause of the problem was improperly connected jumper cables. remember when jumping a vehicle red {+} to red {+} and black {-} to black {-}. luckily damage to both vehicles was minimal. 





Friday, January 8, 2016   Station 21-1 was dispatched Friday at  23:29 for a reported vehicle fire.Gloucester County Communications reported taking several 911 calls for a vehicle on fire at the Citgo gas station on Broad St. 21-101 { Chief Fisler} arrived and confirmed a vehicle well involved with extension to a second vehicle. 21-101 gave orders to tender 2111 to stretch the bumper line upon  arrival. The crew quickly extinguished both vehicles. Rescue 2118 and utility 2117 also responded to assist 2111's crew. Gloucester County EMS was also on location as well a representative from the Gloucester County Fire Marshals office who is  investigating the incident.




Friday, January 8, 2016  In 2015 the members of the Gibbstown Fire department have volunteered 4062 hours. We responded to 252 calls for a total of 1443 man hours 1719 hours of training 436 hours of meetings and 464 hours for special assignments.Which includes our annual summer safety camp, fire prevention week, parades and operation Santa. This is just an example of the members dedication to the citizens and community of Gibbstown and surrounding areas safety. The members would like to thank our families for their support and understanding while we away from home volunteering our time.




Wednesday, January 6, 2016   The department would like to  congratulate Brandon Difebbo. Brandon has successfully completed his 6 month probationary period with the department.  The department wishes Brandon many years of safe and successful service with the department and the community.



Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Department joins Facebook

Tuesday, January 5, 2016   Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Department joins Facebook. For notifications on the latest news and incidents in our response area click on the links tab on this page. Then click on the links under Facebook heading and like our page. This will give you notifications on the  latest news and incidents in our area. 



Fire Co. Announces New Officers

Saturday, January 2, 2016  The Fire Company would first like to thank Chief Ken Chew for his many years of service as Fire Chief. Chief Chew decided to step down from the position of Chief after eight years of service. Deputy Chief Mike Fisler has been elected to a two year term as the new Fire Chief. Firefighter Don Doak was elected as Deputy Chief. The officers appointed for the year 2016 are as follows; 211-03 Captain Bill Bates, 211-04 Captain James Schmidt, 211-05 Lt. Rob Cella, 211-06 Lt. Don Trauger and 211-07 Lt. Jake Tropea The Safety Officers for the year of 2016 are Ed Bundens, Tammi Minix, and Larry Hurlburt. Congratulations to all the officers.



Assist Paulsboro With Fumes

Friday, November 27, 2015  Gibbstown Fire Dept. was dispatched to 123 W. Adams St. for a fumes call while Paulsboro F.D. was on another call in their local. Apon arrival there was a heavy odor of gas coming from the dwelling. Not knowing if the dwelling was occupied, forcible entry was made to the rear of the dwelling. Dwelling was vacant and Fire Dept. vented dwelling and had county notify S.J. Gas. Responding to location was Ladder 2116 and Rescue 2118 with County EMS. Paulsboro responded after clearing form 1st call. No injuried reported. F.D. was in service for about 1/2 hour.



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