Monthly Calls
East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue
5 West Cohawkin Road
Clarksboro NJ 08020

Station Phone #'s Mantua Avenue 856-423-0140 Cohawkin Road 856-423-6916

April Calls For Service

Here are the calls for April

  • 04/01/14  1551hrs  Building Fire  Kings Highway  Mount Royal
  • 04/05/14  0241hrs  Dwelling Fire Park Avenue Swedesboro
  • 04/05/14  1530hrs  MVC  West Cohawkin Road Clarksboro
  • 04/06/14  1929hrs  Fire Alarm  West Tomlin Station Road Mickleton
  • 04/07/14  0655hrs  Dwelling Fire  Breakneck Road  Mantua
  • 04/07/14  1417hrs  Dwelling Fire  Mantua Road Mount Royal
  • 04/08/14  2121hrs  Wires Arcing  Quaker Road  Mickleton
  • 04/09/14  0623hrs  CO Alarm  Oak Ridge Drive  Mount Royal
  • 04/09/14  0800hrs  Dwelling Fire  Brown Lane Gibbstown
  • 04/10/14  1751hrs  Fire Alarm  Alexis Court Mickleton
  • 04/10/14  1808hrs  MVC  Berkely Road & Cohawkin Road Clarksboro
  • 04/11/14  0837hrs  Natural Gas Leak  Deer Horn Drive  Mount Royal
  • 04/12/14  2107hrs  Fire Alarm  Weathervane Drive Mount Royal
  • 04/14/14  0920hrs  Brush Fire Cherry Lane Mickleton
  • 04/14/14  1343hrs  Brush Fire  Interstate 295 Exit 18  Clarksboro
  • 04/14/14  1406hrs  Assist PD  Harmony Road  Mickleton
  • 04/14/14  1504hrs  Brush Fire  Paulsboro Road Swedesboro 
  • 04/14/14  1629hrs  CO Alarm  Billows Drive  Mount Royal
  • 04/15/14  1028hrs  Fire Alarm  West Tomlin Station Road MIckleton
  • 04/15/14  1211hrs  Fire Alarm  Concetta Drive  Mount Royal
  • 04/15/14  1246hrs  Fire Alarm  Concetta Drive  Mount Royal



Mantua Ave Dwelling Fire

Monday, April 7, 2014  This afternoon District 19, District 17, Ladder 23-1 and Ladder 21-1 were dispatched to Mantua Road for a house fire. Deputy 19 arrived to find smoke banked down to the floor inside the dwelling. Rescue Squad 1918 arrived, made entry to find a stove fire. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and checked for extension. Ladder 23-16 assisted with ventilating the structure. The assignment was held to District 19 and Ladder 23-1. County Fire Marshal's Office was handling the investigation.



Information Regarding Well #3's Status

Wednesday, April 2, 2014  A Note from the Deputy Mayor regarding the Well #3 Situation.

Dear Residents,

As the Director of Water and Sewer for East Greenwich Township, I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some information regarding well # 3, which is located in the Mt. Royal section of our Township. As part of our routine testing for potential contaminates, well #3 was tested in December of 2013. As a result of that testing, we were advised that Perfluorinated Acid (PFNA) was detected at a level of 22 parts per trillion. According to the NJDEP, this compound is not currently regulated and there are also no regulations or guidelines for PFNA's at either the State or Federal level. The NJDEP has explained that well # 3 was approved to still operate and be utilized. However, well #3 was already off line at the time of the testing due to lack of demand for water use in our Township. As you all may recall we had an extremely wet year, negating the need to run that particular well. Out of an abundance of caution, the Public Works Manager and Township Officials have voluntarily elected to keep the well offline until the NJDEP creates guidelines and parameters to ensure our drinking water is safe for consumption.

We are actively working directly with the highest levels of the NJDEP and Solvay Inc. to remedy the situation. Moreover, we are working directly with our neighboring towns of Paulsboro, Greenwich, West Deptford and Woodbury as they also conduct their due diligence to develop a solution to this matter.

We are comforted that our Environmental Commission, specifically Kathi Stetser, who is an expert on environmental laws and regulations, has been heavily involved in our decision-making along with the gathering of information. Township Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Kathi and the entire Environmental Commission for their hard work, dedication and commitment to our Township's health and well-being.

Again, I want to emphasize that well #3 will not run until guidelines are provided by the NJDEP. We will continue our pursuit of gathering information and informing the public. We will not make any decisions without first ensuring the safety of our residents.

If you have any additional concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at


Jim Philbin
Deputy Mayor



Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

The Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast will be held on Palm Sunday, April 13th at the East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue's Cohawkin Road Station located at 5 West Cohawkin Road in Clarksboro. Breakfast is served from 8 am until 1 pm.  Tickets are available at the door. $7 for adults, $6 for Seniors and $5 for children.  Benefits East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue




Fatal Dwelling Fire In Mullica Hill

Wednesday, March 19, 2014  At 0434hrs District 19 was dispatched to Harrison Township to assist with a working house fire in the Mullica Hill section of the township. Rescue Co 1918 responded with a staffing of 6. East Greenwich crews operated on scene for approximately 4 hours. 



House Fire In Clarksboro

Thursday, March 13, 2014 

At 0038hrs District 19 was dispatched to East Cohawkin Road for a dwelling fire. Crews arrived to find a smoke condition in the basement. A fire had occurred in the electrical service panel for the home. Crews removed the smoke and stood by until Atlantic City Electric was able to secure the power at meter. Rescue 1918, Engine 1911 as well as both Chiefs were on scene for 2 hours.

At 1445hrs District 19 was dispatched into Woodbury Heights to assist as a RIC Team for a working commercial building fire.  The fire was placed under control upon arrival Rescue Co 1918's crews stood by in the manpower pool and provided coverage to the town until their fire apparatus was restored.  Also operating on scene were Woodbury Heights, Woodbury, Wenonah and Deptford Fire Departments.



Change your Clock, Change the Batteries

Friday, March 7, 2014  Remember as we move our clocks forward for daylight savings time to please take a few minutes to change the batteries in your Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. While we are taking our carbon monoxide detectors off the wall to change out the batteries, take note of the manufacturing date printed on the back. These devices usually last 5 to 7 years. If your CO detector is in that time frame please start to think about replacing it.  These devices are true life savers. Don’t take these detectors for granted!  Also as a general note, we are a volunteer fire department here in East Greenwich Township. If your detectors sound or you have an emergency, Please Call 9-1-1 to report it.   We are receiving an increasing number of calls directly to the station reporting emergencies and the station is not staffed 24 hours a day. We ask that everyone use the universal number, 9-1-1, to report your emergency. By doing this the Gloucester County Emergency Response Center will alert the local emergency responders by voice pager and text page of your situation. This will ensure that there is no delay in us being notified of your emergency situation.  Remember Change your clocks, Change your Batteries and use 9-1-1 to report all emergencies big or small. Thank You from the Members of East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue



Dwelling Fire with burn victim in D-21's Local

Thursday, March 6, 2014 

This morning Rescue 1918 was dispatched to Swedesboro Ave in Gibbstown to assist with a house fire. Chief 21101 arrived and confirmed a working fire with one burn victim. The resident had to jump from a window to escape the flames. Gloucester County EMS transported the patient to the local burn center. Ladder 21 arrived first and secured its own water source. Rescue 1918 with a crew of 6 arrived 2nd due and assisted with fire attack and ventilation operations. Also responding from East Greenwich Fire& Rescue were Tender 1914 and Utility 1917. Additional units supporting fire operations were from the Paulsboro Fire Department, Woolwich Fire Department and the Logan Twp. Fire Department. Crews operated on scene for just over 3 hours. 

While crews from District 19 were busy cleaning equipment and restoring the apparatus, Rescue 1918 was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm on Timberlane Road. Crews found a space heater under a heat detector. Alarm was reset and the station went available.

Pictures Courtesy of Vince Gregorio and Matt Zane



Berkley Road MVC

Tuesday, March 4, 2014  This morning District 19 and Gloucester County EMS 82-35 were dispatched to Berkley Road and Whiskey Mill Road for a motor vehicle crash. Crews arrived to find that a Volkswagen Bettle had been rear ended by a tri-axle dump truck. Due the severe damage to the vehicle and patient positioning, Rescue Co 1918 had to go in service with their Holmatro Hydraulic Rescue Tools to remove the roof to get the patient out of the car. Gloucester County EMS transported the patient to the hospital for further evaluation. Crews operated on scene for about 30 minutes. The accident is under investigation by the East Greenwich Police Department.
Pictures courtesy of Det. Sgt. Brenner EGPD.



March Calls for Service

  • 03/02/14  1140hrs  Fumes Inv  Billows Drive Mount Royal
  • 03/03/14  1020hrs Fire Alarm  Bad Address
  • 03/03/14  1232hrs  EMS Assist  Oak Court Mickleton
  • 03/04/14  0906hrs  MVC w/Entrapment  Berkley & Whiskey Mill Road Mount Royal
  • 03/05/14  1818hrs  CO Alarm  Country Way Mickleton
  • 03/06/14  0623hrs  Dwelling Fire  Swedesboro Avenue Gibbstown (Working Fire)
  • 03/06/14  1020hrs  Fire Alarm  Timberlane Road  Clarksboro
  • 03/10/14  1521hrs  Medical Assist  Greenwich Ave Mickleton
  • 03/10/14  2203hrs  Dwelling Fire  Dayton Avenue Paulsboro (Working Fire)
  • 03/13/14  0038hrs  Dwelling Fire  East Coahwkin Road Clarksboro
  • 03/13/14  1445hrs  Building Fire Glassboro Road Woodbury Heights (Working Fire)
  • 03/16/14  1000hrs  Fire Alarm  Kings Highway Clarksboro
  • 03/16/14  1245hrs  CO Alarm  Curmantle Drive Mickleton
  • 03/16/14  1315hrs  Medical Assist  Tohopeka Road Clarksboro
  • 03/16/14  1630hrs  Emer Assgnmt  East Cohawkin Clarksboro
  • 03/16/14  2323hrs  Nat Gas Leak  Sunset Drive  Mount Royal
  • 03/17/14  2007hrs  Dwelling Fire  Woodstown Road Mullica Hill
  • 03/19/14  0434hrs  Dwelling Fire East Avenue Mullica Hill (Working Fire)
  • 03/22/14  1624hrs  Dwelling Fire  Woodstown Road Mullica Hill
  • 03/23/14  1738hrs  Dwelling Fire  Cedar Road  Mickleton
  • 03/28/14  1810hrs  Medical Assist  Kings Highway Mickleton



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