Thursday, January 1, 2015
Congratulations to Rob Zentner on becoming New Jersey State Certified Firefighter!!! Firefighter Zentner recently completed training at Camden County Fire Academy’s Weekend Program. The 168 hour course was completed over 10 weekends. During training the recruits are taught the basics of firefighting and hazardous material response. FF Zentner completed the course while attending college. Congratulations on your achievement!
The elections and appointments are complete, congratulations to the 2015 Officers! Tactical Officers Chief: Rob Gould III Deputy Chief: Nelson Wiest Captains:Mike Haines and Scott Maksymowicz Lieutenants: Drew Bain and Eli Hall Executive Officers President: Nelson Wiest Vice President: Paul Kennedy Secretary: Courtney Mann Treasurer: Mark ChapmanAsst Secretary: Frank Bellebuono Member at Large: Ed Keegan Trustees:Keith Wadleigh, Frank Bellebuono. Matt Zane, Butch Myers and Fred Persicano Congratulations to all!
Come out and support our monthly hoagie sale on Saturday December 20th at the Mantua Road Firehouse in Mount Royal. American and Italian Hoagies available. $5 per sandwich or $6 with chips and soda. Sale starts at 0900hrs. Hope to see you there!
On Saturday December 13th starting around 1pm Santa will make his way
through East Greenwich to visit all the residents in town. Keep an ear
out for the sirens as he makes his way onto your street. Santa's tour will
include Mount Royal, Clarksboro and Mickleton.
Please be patient as Santa makes his way, Santa has a long night a head
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Sunday Morning personnel from East Greenwich Township Fire
& Rescue travelled to Franklin Township to participate in a County Wide
Tender Taskforce Drill. Tender 1914 and
Engine Co 1912 were used to practice rural water supplies operations. Crews from around Gloucester County and
Atlantic County shuttled water to the Main Road School to supply the Ladder
Pipes that were being used to simulate water consumption at a real fire. Crews were in service for 4 hours.
While most of East Greenwich Township is covered by city
water lines, we still have a portion of Mickleton that utilizes well water at
individual homes. For that reason we operate
a 1996 Freightliner/Semo 3000 gallon Water Tender for water supply in our rural
areas. If we were to get a large house
fire in these non hydranted areas, we have mutual aid agreements in place with
the other fire departments around the county to provide water supply to support
our operations. For this reason we will
host a County Wide Tender Taskforce Drill in the fall of 2015. Photos can be viewed on the link below.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
During National Fire Prevention
Week, October 5 - 11, 2014 attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention;
however we should practice fire safety all year long. Many potential fire
hazards go undetected because people simply do not take steps to fireproof
Many bedroom fires are caused by misuse or poor maintenance of electrical
devices, careless use of candles, smoking in bed, and children playing with
matches and lighters. Most potential hazards can be addressed with a little
common sense. For example, be sure to keep flammable items like bedding,
clothes and curtains at least three feet away from portable heaters or lit
candles, and never smoke in bed. Also, items like appliances or electric
blankets should not be operated if they have frayed power cords, and electrical
outlets should never be overloaded.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Today the volunteers of East Greenwich Township stood by on
the NJTP Overpasses to pay tribute to the last 9/11 WTC Steel Run. Units from NY were escorting 2 sections of
the World Trade Center to the USMC Station in Quantico Virginia to become part
of a memorial there. In the procession
were more than 300 motorcycles as well as numerous other emergency
vehicles. The procession passed through
East Greenwich Township around 1130hrs. The members of East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue would like to wish
the motorcyclist who was involved in a crash on I-95 in New Castle Delaware a
speedy recovery.Thank You to Deb Milsted for taking some of the pictures.
Friday, September 19, 2014
We are only
a couple days away from the much anticipated East Greenwich Day Parade. The
final preparations are being completed by our Parade Committee, and Mother
Nature seems to be sending us a gift with a forecast of sunny skies. I wanted
to pass along some important information regarding the parade so you and your
family can prepare for the big event.
route will start at the Shady Lane complex at 10:00 a.m., proceed up Shady Lane
to Kings Highway, where it will turn south down Kings Highway towards the
Samuel Mickle and Jeffery Clark School complex.
participants are being asked to arrive at the Shady Lane complex no later than
9:00 a.m. The parade consists of bands, horses, Scouts and Brownies, floats,
decorated bikes, fire trucks and much, much more. It will take some patience,
cooperation and time to line everyone up, so please be prompt.
Holcomb, of Holcomb Bus Company, has graciously donated free transportation,
not only for the parade participants, but also for all Residents who park at
the Thompson Family Park. The bus service will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.
until 5:00 p.m.. Buses will transport parade participants from the Park to the
Shady Lane complex. Furthermore, buses will transport residents throughout the
day to and from the Thompson Family Park and the Samuel Mickle School. We
encourage Residents to utilize this service rather than trying to maneuver a
vehicle down Kings Hwy. Bus Stops will be clearly marked.
addition, East Greenwich Parks and Recreation will be holding a "Decorated
Bike Contest." The contest will be
at the Evangelical United Methodist Church at 14 W. Cohawkin Rd., Clarksboro.
Registration will begin between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. Judging will begin promptly
at 10:00 a.m. We will have prizes for multiple age groups ranging from under
three (3) years old and up. The Judges will be looking for creative ideas,
themes, and overall presentation. The participants will then be allowed to join
the parade route and ride to the school for all to enjoy.
parade reaches its final destination, the Jeffery Clark and Samuel Mickle
School complex, you will find craft vendors, organizational tents, bounce ride,
food and much, much more. Moreover, we will have live entertainment on a stage
that will feature performances from a string band, magician, ballet dancers and
live singers to name a few. This community event will run from 12:00 to 4:00
would not have been possible without the financial assistance from our Title
Sponsor, Fulton Bank; Grand Sponsor, Toddlers N’ Tots; Patron Sponsors, Botto's
Sausage, Paparone Homes, Affinity Furniture, NJ Got Talent, Riehl's Towing,
Holcomb Bus, Runnemede Truck, Dr. Robert Provencher, Dormann's Heating and
Cooling, NY Life, Cecil Creek Farms, Guardian Angels School, South Jersey Gas,
and Trico Lift. We sincerely thank them for their contributions to our parade
I want to
thank our volunteers for the Parade Committee. Chairmen of the Parade Committee
Bob Tice, Marijo Montgomery, Kurt Sutton, Mike Skowronski, Laura DeCinque, Bonnie
Archer, Steve Klinewski, Chief Nelson Weist and Chief Barry Jenkins were the
foundation that brought a dream to reality. These folks have poured their
hearts and souls into making this parade a success. I thank them for their
devotion, time and passion in giving back to our community. I also thank the School Board of Education,
President Bob Miller, Vice President Toni Grdinich and all the Board members,
to include Dr. Lynch for forging a strong partnership with the Township
take this opportunity to recognize our Mayor, Dale Archer. The parade was his
vision to bring our community together. His passion, courage and integrity as
Mayor of East Greenwich is a direct reflection of his commitment to our town.
Speaking as a Resident, I am extremely proud that Dale Archer is our Mayor.
to say I am excited about this event is an understatement. The origin of the
idea was to design an event that would bring our community closer together; an
event that would create lasting memories; an event that would bring smiles, joy
and happiness; an event that would bring out the spirit of the community; an
event that will not cost the taxpayer any money; and an event that will display
our pride as East Greenwich Residents.
I look forward to
seeing you all on Saturday.
Jim Philbin, Deputy
Our monthly Hoagie Sale has been postponed for East Greenwich Day and rescheduled for Saturday September 27th
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