Sunday, February 26, 2012
On Sunday around 1700hrs District 19 was dispatched to
assist Woodbury Heights with a working house fire. They had a two story single family dwelling
with fire through the roof on dispatch. Rescue 1918, Engine 1911 and Deputy 19 all responded in as one of the
RIC Teams. A RIC Team is a group of
firefighters designated to perform a rescue of a fallen firefighter should a
firefighter emergency occur. RIC Team 19
stood by for 2 1/2 hours with no calls for service. More photos can be viewed on New Jersey Firegrounds website through the link below.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Volunteers of East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue would like to Welcome Home one of our own, USMC CPL Matt Zane. Matt had been oversees serving with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group which was deployed in the Afghanistan. Matt returned home Wednesday on leave for a few weeks and has already made six responses with the department. We would like to Thank Matt for serving our country oversees and we are glad to have you home and back on the streets with us. WELCOME BACK!!!!
Friday, February 24, 2012
District 19 responded to 3 fumes calls today. A crude oil tank at the PBF Energy’s
Paulsboro Refinery developed a leak Thursday
afternoon. The tank filled the surrounding containment
dike capturing the leaking crude oil. Unfortunately
the natural vapors of the crude oil have not all been able to be captured
resulting in a petroleum smell that has besieged the region. Rescue 1918 & Deputy 19 were dispatched to
residences’ on Royal Crescent Court, West
Cohawkin Road and Timberlane Road and took air quality
readings. While the odor is quite
distinct, the air readings were all satisfactory and showed no contaminants in
the air. We are all hoping for a speedy clean up process!!!
Friday, February 24, 2012
East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue would like to
congratulate Josh “Jish” Smith formerly of Mickleton on completing his basic
firefighting recruit training at the Baltimore
Academy. Jish was recently hired by Baltimore City
Fire Department and has been going through their academy. He now starts is On the Job Training with
Truck 21 in the Brooklyn section of South Baltimore. Jish started his career as a Junior Fireman
with East Greenwich Fire Company. Jish
was a very active Firefighter/EMT with District 19 until moving out of
town. He worked very hard to make this personal
goal become a reality. We would like to
wish “Jish” a Healthy & Safe career with BCFD.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The volunteers of East Greenwich Twp Fire
& Rescue are testing a new system to help us aid in providing better
responses for our residents. I am
Responding, an internet based company out of New York State is providing us
with a two month free trial to test their product. After we are dispatched, our members who are
available to respond to an emergency incident simply use speed dial to call a
preset telephone number, press one button on any type of telephone, and then any
Internet connected computer or mobile phone instantly displays who is
responding to your incident, their qualifications, and when and where they are
responding. We currently have a display
screen set up in the engine room displaying this information and the Chief
Officer’s are able to view this information on their personal cell phones.
This allows us to:
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The night time storm that came through didn't dump much precipitation but it did lead to some havoc on the roadways. On Interstate 295, a Tractor Trailer loaded with strawberries rolled over on the off ramp at Exit 18. The driver was not injured. This was only one of the multiple incidents near Exit 18 that the NJSP & EGPD were tending to. As the sun came up during the early morning hours the temperatures dropped and caused another accident on East Cohawkin Road at the Turnpike overpass. Luckily the driver of that crash was not injured either. Crews from District 19 also ran a Carbon Monoxide Alarm response during the same time frame. No Carbon Monoxide was detected in the residence.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
On Thursday Evening District 19 was dispatched to a move up assignment in neighboring Woolwich Twp. Woolwich FD was dispatched to a reported working dwelling fire. Crews on scene made a quick knock on the fire and placed the situation under control. EGTFR Engine 1911 stood by with Salem County Reliance FD (Woodstown) Ladder 12-6 for a little over an hour. No extra calls for service came in while we were on stand by.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Early Sunday Morning District 19 was alerted to a brush fire near the corner of Kings Hwy and Curridan Avenue. DC Gould, 1902 arrived to find a small brush fire around a utility pole. A squirrel had inadvertently come in contact with the live electrical lines and grounded out the transformer. This caused some arcing which ignited the small fire. Brush Truck 1915 arrived and wet down the leaves that were burning.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
On Tuesday Afternoon, District 19 was alerted to a Commercial
Motor Vehicle Crash on Interstate 295 south near Exit 17. Rescue 1918, Engine 1911, Tender 1914, Chief
19 and Deputy 19 all responded. Chief
Wiest located a tractor trailer that had lost its tank trailer on the on ramp
for Exit 17 northbound. The tank was
carrying 5000 gallons of diesel fuel and 3000 gallons of gasoline. A quick inspection found that the tank
integrity had not been compromised. Crews stood by until the fluids were transferred to another tanker and
the vehicle was lifted back on to the roadway by Riehl’s Towing. Also on scene were members of the New Jersey
State Police, East Greenwich Police, Greenwich Police, Greenwich Twp Office of
Emergency Management and the NJ DOT Traffic Control Unit.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue announces the
Officers for 2012.
The Executive Officers are:
President: Kevin Burbage
Vice President: Rob Gould
Treasurer: Michael Senkier
Secretary: Deb Costello
The Tactical Officers are:
Chief: Nelson Wiest
Deputy Chief: Rob Gould
Battalion Chiefs: Michael Senkier & Paul Ausburn
Captains: Doug Campbell & Kevin Burbage
Lieutenants: Doug Chesebrough & Terry Ballinger
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