Saturday, November 24, 2012
On Saturday Night, Rescue 1918, Gloucester County
BLS 82-35 and Deputy 19
responded out to the unit block on Belfry
Manor Drive for a Carbon Monoxide Alarm. Rescue 1918’s crew made entry into the
dwelling and detected the presence of Carbon Monoxide in the residence using
air meters. While using SCBA crews were
able to find the source and isolate a gas range that was causing the
problem. BLS performed medical evaluations
with no one feeling any ill effects. The
Rescue Co ventilated the house and turned the scene South Jersey Gas when they
About an hour later, District 19 was dispatched to the 800
block of Kings Highway
for a large brush fire. Brush Truck
1915, Engine Co’s 1911 & 1912 along with Deputy 19 took in the call. Crews were in service for about 45 minutes extinguishing
East Greenwich Twp Fire Department Banquet Hall 5 Mantua Road in Mount Royal
If you would like a tour of the hall, or to make your reservation,
contact us at (856) 423-6277.
The Fire Department has its own parking lot for your guests.
The hall can hold a party up to 100 people and has several different
packages to suit your needs. We have round tables, long tables and a
full commercial kitchen.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries. As the clocks fall back one hour tonight, East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone to change the batteries out in their Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. This helps to keep them in top operating condition. These are true life savers!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wednesday Night around 2220hrs District 19, Ladder 21,
Ladder 23 and Gloucester County EMS Unit 8235 were dispatched to the area of West Cohawkin Road
and Dogwood Lane
for a dwelling fire. A neighbor called
9-1-1 reporting the incident. Deputy 19
arrived to find a two story single family dwelling with heavy fire
showing. Engine 1911 arrived and laid a
supply line from the hydrant to the scene. The crew then stretched a 2 ½ Blitz Line and began knocking down the
bulk of the fire. Rescue 1918 and Engine
1912 arrived to assist. Mutual Aid was received
by Ladder Co’s from Gibbstown, Mullica Hill and Woolwich Twp, Engine Co from
Paulsboro and Air System from Logan Twp. Colonial Manor Fire Company provided RIC Service with no calls for
service. The fire is under investigation
by the Gloucester County Fire Marshal’s Office. Pictures courtesy of Taylor Haines.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
On Tuesday afternoon around 1400hrs East Greenwich
Township Fire & Rescue’s Water Tender 1914 (w/FF’s D Bain & K Wadleigh)
responded to New Brunswick as part of a Water Tender Strike Team to assist with
the city’s water supply issues. Due to
the power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the city’s hydrant system was unavailable. Crews were staged at the Robert Wood Johnson
Hospital for the night. The city of New
Brunswick was able to restore temporary power to their water system and was
able to start filling their water tower.
The Tender Strike Team was released from New Brunswick and relocated to
Seaside Heights to provide water supply should they have a fire in town. Also operating in Seaside Heights is an Engine
Company Strike Team from Gloucester County.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Greenwich has changed Halloween Trick and Treating to Monday, Nov 5th from 4pm to 8pm for East Greenwich residents.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
At 1200hrs on Monday 10/29/12 the East Greenwich Twp
Emergency Operation Center will be activated. If you have a storm related issue (i.e. tree down, de-watering, power
issue etc) you are encouraged to call the EG EOC at 856-423-7688. If you have a life threatening emergency (i.e.
a fire, medical emergency, rescue assignment, etc) please dial 9-1-1. The Township Police, Fire and Public Works
agencies will all be available throughout the storm. This line will be staffed until the storm is
We would like to remind our residents if the power does go
out and you are using a generator PLEASE make sure that it is staged far enough
away from the house that the exhaust fumes will not enter the house. Carbon
Monoxide can be deadly. If you
are prone to flooding, please make plans now to relocate. If you need relocation assistance, we can
help you with that also. Finally if you
do not need to be on the road please stay off the road and give emergency and
utility crews a chance to restore the area.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Based upon the latest
weather reports, residents are encouraged to start making preparations for an
incoming storm. The latest forecasts show the storm arriving Monday and
continuing into Tuesday. There are the possibilities of heavy rains and high
winds to be associated with the storm. The volunteers of East Greenwich
Township Fire & Rescue are making storm preparations also so that we can be
there is you should need us. For more information on preparing or for the latest NOAA Hurricane Brief click on the links below.The members would like to make the following
Know your surroundings
Leave flood prone areas
before its too late
Be sure trees and shrubs
around your home are trimmed so they are wind resistant
Clear loose and clogged rain
gutters and downspouts
Clean leaves away from storm
sewers in front of your house so the water drains away.
Bring in loose outdoor
furniture & awnings
For homes with sump pumps,
make sure the sump pits are clear of debris and the pumps are operable.
Build an emergency kit
Start a family
Friday, October 19, 2012
Around 1700hrs, EGTFR and Gloucester County EMS Unit 8235
were dispatched to Kings Highway and Tomlin Station Road for a motor vehicle crash. Rescue 1918 assisted EMS and mitigated the
fluids that had leaked on the roadway. Later in the evening around 2045hrs, District 19 and Gloucester County
EMS 82-35 were alerted to another motor vehicle crash, this time on Farmhouse
Lane in the Greenwich Meadows Development. Crews arrived to find a three cars involved. Rescue 1918, Engine 1911, Utility 1910 and
Deputy 19 assisted with illuminating the scene and securing the vehicles.
Friday, October 12, 2012
At 1556hrs Rescue 19 was dispatched into neighboring Gibbstown for a overturned vehicle with entrapment on Harmony Road in front of the Shop-Rite Grocery Store. Rescue 1918 went responding with a crew of five. Rescue 1918 arrived to assist Rescue 2118's crew. Later at 2047hrs Engine 1911 & Rescue 1918 responded into Paulsboro for a working house fire on West Broad Street. Crews were in service for a couple hours assisting Paulsboro Fire Department. Also on scene were Gibbstown FD, Thorofare FD and Woolwich FD.
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