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RUN STATS

MONTHLY CALLS

JAN 2015 45
FEB 0
MAR 0
APR 0
MAY 0
JUN 0
JUL 0
AUG 0
SEP 0
OCT 0
NOV 0
DEC 0
TOTAL 2015 45
TOTAL 2014 661
 

WORKING JOBS 2015

TOTAL

10

WORKING JOBS 2014

TOTAL

6

 
EXTRICATIONS 2015
TOTAL 3
EXTRICATIONS 2014
TOTAL 6

Our Fleet

 

 

~MISSION STATEMENT~

2 MEMBERS GRADUATE EMT SCHOOL

8/6/2015 - Over the summer, two of our members, Firefighters Brandon O'Connor and Jason Stott, have devoted countless hours to become emergency medical technicians. On Thursday night, both of them graduated from EMT school during a ceremony at the Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center. Please join us in congratulating Brandon and Jason on their accomplishment!

COMPANY HOSTS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

8/4/2015 - Members from Station 84 enjoyed a night of fun as it played host to one of Gloucester Township's many National Night Out events. Thanks to all those who came to make it a great time!

RESCUE RUNS CRASH ON CHURCH STREET

8/4/2015 - As crews were participating in National Night Out on Tuesday, Rescue 84, GTEMS and Medics were dispatched to Church Street and Wilcox Lane for a crash. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived to find a one-car crash into a utility pole with negative entrapment. Crews safed the vehicle and mitigated a minor fluid spill.

MEMBERS PREPARE FOR OPENING OF OUTLET COMPLEX

8/2/2015 - As we inch closer to the opening of the Gloucester Premium Outlets, members from Station 84 have spent countless hours training and preparing for some of the challenges the complex presents firefighters. Members spent Saturday morning training on the complex's standpipe system and familiarizing ourselves with its operation.
 

RESCUE 84 COVERS BELLMAWR

7/22/2015 - Rescue 84 was dispatched to cover Station 32 (Bellmawr) while Bellmawr was committed to a working dwelling fire. Rescue 84 covered the station with Engine 213 (Haddon Heights) and Ladder 14-1 (Haddonfield).

HADDONFIELD DRILLS WITH BLACKWOOD ON FORCIBLE ENTRY

7/21/2015 - On Tuesday night, a few officers from Station 14-1 (Haddonfield) traveled to Station 84 to train on their forcible entry door prop with our members. We can't thank them enough for taking the time to provide us with this invaluable training opportunity.

CRASH TURNS INTO GAS LEAK ON BHP

7/15/2015 - At about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Rescue 84 was dispatched to 117 North Black Horse Pike for a reported crash. Rescue 84 and Engine 842 were advised by Camden County Communications that a car reportedly hit the gas meter of an occupied multi-family dwelling. Rescue 84 arrived first and found that the dwelling's gas line was sheared off during the crash, resulting in an active leak. 8405 (Lt. Carlin) requested a box, bringing Engine 821 (Chews Landing), Engine 83 (Blenheim), Quint 85 (Lambs Terrace) and Ladder 1016 (Washington Township). Engine 842 laid a supply line and stretched an attack line as crews worked to secure the leak. Engine 841's crew secured the gas line and Rescue 84's crew ventilated the residence. The assignment was eventually scaled down to Rescue 84, and Engines 841 and 842.

RESCUE 84 RUNS PIN JOB IN PINE HILL

7/3/2015 - Just before 8 p.m. Friday, crews at Station 84's Blackwood-Clementon Road Station monitoring radio traffic heard Stations 62 and 86 get dispatched for an accident with entrapment at Blackwood-Clementon Road and Branch Avenue. Rescue 84 responded with five personnel and were ordered by 6201 to set up on Branch Avenue and go to work with the tools. The patient was quickly extricated and turned over to EMS.

841 GOES TO WORK IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

7/2/2015 - Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, District 10 (Washington Township) and Engine 841 were dispatched to the Washington Way Apartments for an apartment fire. 1002 arrived to find smoke showing from the second floor. Engine 841 arrived as the first-due engine, laid a supply line and pulled an attack line. 841's crew knocked the fire and crews from Washington Township stretched a backup line from Engine 841.

Congrats to FF Brandon O'Connor on operating at his first fire since graduating from FF1. Good work, Brandon!
 

HONORARY MEMBER, PAST AUXILIARY PRESIDENT PASSES AWAY

6/24/2015 - It is with deep regret that Blackwood Fire Company announces the passing of Dori Vannoni. Dori worked for 17 years as the administrative clerk of Gloucester Township Fire District #4. She was an honorary member of Blackwood Fire Company and was a past president and life member of the Blackwood Fire Company Auxiliary.

BURN BUILDING TRAINING WITH 86, 62

4/21/2015 - Members from Station 84 got the chance to train at the Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center's Burn Building Tuesday night with Gloucester Township Fire District 6 and Pine Hill Fire Department. Members trained on hoseline advancement and operation. Thanks to District 6 for the training opportunity!
 

SMOKE CONDITION FORCES EVACUATION AT SCHOOL

4/21/2015 - At about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing Fire Department) and Ladder 62 (Pine Hill Fire Department) were dispatched to Our Lady Of Hope school for a reported building fire. Engine 821 laid in and pulled an attack line, while Ladder 84 split its crew, sending the interior team to open up the walls and the OV man to open the exterior. Crews found smoldering damage on the exterior of the building. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation.
*Photos from the Gloucester Township Police Department.*
 

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURES 2

4/13/2015 - At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Rescue 84, GTEMS and Medics were dispatched to the area of Blackwood-Clementon and Millbridge roads for an accident. Initial reports indicated a three-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Rescue 84 and Engine 841's crews assisted in packaging the motorcycle's driver and passenger, who were taken to the hospital. Rescue 84 remained on location for more than three hours assisting GTPD with lighting as they investigated the incident.

RESCUE 84 COVERS WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

3/22/2015 - At 2:14 p.m. Sunday, Rescue 84 was dispatched to cover Station 10-1 (Washington Township) as District 10 was committed to a working house fire. Rescue 84 and Ladder 93 (Deptford) covered the district for about an hour before being released.

ENGINE 841 ON WORKING HOUSE FIRE IN ERIAL

3/14/2015 - At about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Engine 841 was dispatched as part of Task Force 863 (Erial) for a reported house fire. 8602 (Deputy Chief Brown) arrived and reported a working fire on the first floor of a duplex. Engine 841 and Battalion 84 (Capt. Coucoules) responded on the box. Crews made a quick knock of the fire, which is under investigation.

LIFE MEMBER AND PAST OFFICER PASSES AWAY

3/13/2015 - It is with deep regret that the officers and members of Blackwood Fire Company announce the passing of Bruce L. Stern. Mr. Stern, a life member and past Lieutenant of our fire company, passed away on March 12, 2015, at the age of 72.

ENTRAPMENT ON THE HIGHWAY

3/5/2015 - On Thursday at about noon, Rescue 84, Rescue 82 (Chews Landing) and Quint 83 (Blenheim) were dispatched to Route 42 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived, confirmed one victim trapped and established Route 42 Command. Rescue 84 arrived shortly after, stabilized and de-energized the vehicle and went to work removing the door. The patient was quickly freed and turned over to EMS.

ALL HANDS BUILDING FIRE IN GLENDORA

2/24/2015 - On Tuesday, just as the company had finished its weekly drill, crews monitored Task Force 81 (Glendora) being dispatched in the area of the Dunkin Donuts on the Black Horse Pike. Initial reports indicated smoke from a commercial building. Rescue 84 responded on the all hands and operated for about an hour-and-a-half as the RIT.

RESCUE GOES TO LINDENWOLD ON THE 2ND ALARM

2/21/2015 - In the early morning hours of Saturday, Rescue 84 was dispatched on the second alarm to an apartment fire in Lindenwold. The Rescue crew responded with five personnel and remained on location for about two hours before being released.

RESCUE 84 COVERS WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

2/20/2015 - Rescue 84 and Ladder 93 (Deptford) covered Station 10-1 (Washington Township) as District 10 was committed to a two-alarm dwelling fire.

BOB SAMBUCO NAMED FF OF THE YEAR

2/7/2015 - On Saturday night, as Station 84 members were enjoying our annual Installation of Officers Banquet, Robert Sambuco received the Sound the Alarm Award as the 2014 Firefighter of the Year. In addition Jim Cape Jr. was named the 2014 Probie of the Year. Thanks, Bob and Jim for all of your hard work and congratulations!

RESCUE GOES TO DEPTFORD ON THE 3RD ALARM

2/1/2015 - At 1:48 p.m., Rescue 84 and Ladder 82 (Chews Landing) were dispatched to cover Station 93 (Deptford) as District 9 was committed to a two-alarm apartment fire. As the companies were responding, the third alarm was struck, bringing Rescue 84 and Ladder 82 into the job. Rescue 84 operated as the division C rapid intervention team until they were released at 3:09 p.m. *Photos from Rich Moulder and Nick Ritz.*

ENGINE 841 AND LADDER 93 COVER CHEWS LANDING

1/24/2015 - On Saturday night, Engine 841 and Ladder 93 (Deptford) covered Station 82 (Chews Landing) as they held her annual banquet. While Engine 841 was at Chews Landing, another crew stood by, staffing Rescue 84 and Engine 842. Rescue 84 answered one call for service, a motor vehicle accident with no injuries on the Black Horse Pike.

RESCUE 84 COVERS WINSLOW

1/21/2015 - Rescue 84 covered District 25 (Winslow Township) on Wednesday night as it was committed to a working house fire. Members were dispatched at 11:10 p.m., answered one call for service and were released from the cover just after midnight.

MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL SCBA TRAINING

1/20/2015 - Every January, each of Blackwood's active firefighters participates in SCBA recertification training. The training consists of a classroom portion and practical evolutions, which include donning SCBA while seatbelted and going through an SCBA confidence course.

ALL HANDS APARTMENT IN LA CASCATA

1/19/2015 - Just after 4 p.m. Monday, Station 84 was dispatched as part of Task Force 821 (Chews Landing) for a reported fire in the La Cascata Apartments. FM 82 arrived to find a two-story, middle-of-the-row with heavy smoke showing and ordered Engine 822 to stretch an attack line to the second floor. Ladder 84 arrived as the first-due truck and split its crew, sending the interior team in to open the walls and ceilings and the OV man to the C side of the building. Engine 841 pumped Engine 822's hydrant and sent its crew forward to pull a backup line. Interior crews found fire in the rear of the second floor extending into the walls and ceiling. Crews knocked the fire and placed it under control.
 

WORKING GARAGE FIRE IN CHERRYWOOD

1/17/2015 - This morning, Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing) and GTEMS were dispatched to Cherrywood Drive for a reported house fire. 8402 (Asst. Chief Maschke) arrived to find a two-story townhouse with smoke showing from a one-story attached garage. Ladder 84 arrived as the first-due truck and forced entry into the garage, while Engine 822 secured a water supply and stretched an attack line into the dwelling. Engine 83 (Blenheim), Engine 85 (Lambs Terrace) and Rescue 93 (Deptford) were added to the assignment as the second source companies. The fire was placed under control and is under investigation.
 

BASEMENT FIRE ON ERIAL ROAD

1/10/2015 - Just after noon Saturday, Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing) and GTEMS were dispatched to Erial Road for a reported dwelling fire. Engine 83 (Blenheim), Engine 85 (Lambs Terrace) and Rescue 93 (Deptford) were added to the assignment after police arrived and reported heavy smoke showing. Battalion 82 (Capt. Ritz) arrived, assumed command and reported light smoke showing. Ladder 84 arrived as the first-due truck and Engine 842 laid in and stretched an attack line to the interior with Engine 822's crew. Members found a basement fire out on arrival and the assignment was scaled back.

ALL HANDS HOUSE FIRE IN BLACKWOOD

1/8/2015 - At about 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing) and GTEMS were dispatched to Lake Avenue for a reported house fire. Initial reports indicated fire from a bedroom and Engine 83 (Blenheim), Engine 86 (Erial) and Rescue 93 (Deptford) were added due to multiple 911 calls reporting the fire.

Ladder 84 arrived to find a one-story single-family dwelling with fire showing from several windows on Division A and struck the all hands, bringing Ladder 62 (Pine Hill Fire Department) and Utility 81 (Glendora Fire Company) to the scene. The crew operated as a quint and stretched a handline to the interior of the dwelling. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) assumed command and quickly pulled companies from the interior and transitioned to a defensive attack as conditions deteriorated. Crews from Ladder 84, Engine 841 and Engine 822 operated handlines to darken down the fire and Ladder 62 opened the roof. The fire was placed under control and is under investigation. *Photo from TJ Carroll.*
 

841 GOES TO ANOTHER REPORTED FIRE IN TOWNSHIP

1/6/2015 - Just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, Station 84 was dispatched to the Millstream apartments in Washington Township for a reported apartment fire. Engine 841 arrived as the first-due engine, secured its own water supply and sent its crew forward for the investigation. The problem was found to be in a heater room and the assignment was quickly scaled down.

ENGINE 841 ON WORKING FIRE IN TOWNSHIP

1/4/2015 - At 7:01 p.m., Station 84 was dispatched to a reported apartment fire in the Millstream Apartments on Blackwood-Barnsboro Road in Washington Township. First-arriving units from Washington Township reported heavy smoke showing and struck the all hands. The first-due engine from Washington Township secured its own water supply, stretched a handline to the interior and quickly controlled the fire. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) operated as Division C and Engine 841 stretched a backup line.

REPORTED ENTRAPMENT ON THE BLACK HORSE PIKE

1/2/2015 - At 6:43 a.m. Friday, Rescue 84, GTEMS and Medics were dispatched to Church Street and the Black Horse Pike for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived to find an SUV under a box truck with negative entrapment. Rescue 84 stabilized the SUV and assisted EMS in removing the patient before being released just after 7 a.m.
 

SANTA COMES TO BLACKWOOD ON DEC. 20

12/6/2014 - Santa is coming to Blackwood on Saturday, Dec. 20! Santa will be escorted around town by Blackwood firefighters after 5 p.m. Listen for the sirens and be on the lookout for him!

RESCUE GOES TO WORK ON COLLEGE DRIVE

12/5/2014 - At about 7 p.m. Friday, Rescue 84, GTEMS and Medics were dispatched to Broadacres and College drives for an accident with entrapment. GTPD arrived first, confirmed entrapment and requested an expedited response. Engine 842 stabilized the vehicle, while Rescue 84 went to work with the hydraulic tools. Squad 86 (Erial) stretched a line for fire suppression. The victim was extricated at about the 20-minute mark. Photos from Rich Moulder.
 

OUR CHRISTMAS PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELED

12/5/2014 - We regret to inform you that due to inclement weather, the Blackwood Fire Company Christmas Parade has been canceled. A rain date has not been set. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and hope to see you next year!

RESCUE EXTRICATES 1 PATIENT ON BCR

10/30/2014 - Just after 7 a.m. Thursday, members monitoring police and fire radio heard BLS units being dispatched to Highland High School for an accident. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) responded and found a two-car accident with one patient trapped on Blackwood-Clementon Road adjacent to the high school’s parking lot. Rescue 84 responded with six members and removed the side of an SUV to free the patient. Engine 841 stood by for fire protection and Rescue 82 responded to staging. The crash is under investigation by GTPD.
 

VEHICLE FIRE IN QUAIL RIDGE APARTMENTS

10/14/2014 - Just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Station 84 was dispatched to the Quail Ridge Apartments for a vehicle fire. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived to find a vehicle fully-involved. Crews from Engines 842 and 841 stretched the front-bumper line and knocked the fire. The incident is under investigation by FM84.
 

GAS LEAK IN BLACKWOOD ESTATES

8/11/2014 - On Monday, Station 84 was dispatched to 149 Lehigh Ave. for a reported gas leak. Reports indicated that a contractor hit a 2-inch gas main. Battalion 84 (Captain Cipriano), Engine 841 and Engine 842 secured a water supply, evacuated nearby residences and awaited the gas company before going available. Engine 82 (Chews Landing) was called for manpower.
 

SMALL BATHROOM FIRE IN TORY ESTATES

8/9/2014 - Earlier this morning, Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing) and Ladder 62 (Pine Hill Fire Department) were dispatched to the Tory Estates for a reported apartment fire. Battalion 82 (Capt. Ritz) arrived to find light smoke showing from the second floor and ordered Engine 822 to lay in. Ladder 84 arrived first and knocked a small fire in the bathroom with a can. Battalion 84 (Capt. Coucoules) held the assignment to Ladder 84 and Engine 822. The fire is under investigation by FM84.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AT CENTRAL AVENUE STATION

8/5/2014 - Thank you to all who came out to make this year's National Night Out another success!
 

RESCUE GOES TO WORK ON ROUTE 42

8/2/2014 - At 3:11 a.m. Saturday morning, Rescue 84 and Rescue 93 (GC Deptford) were dispatched to Route 42 northbound in the area of mile marker 10.5 for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Initial reports indicated one car overturned in the woods, with one ejected and two trapped. Rescue 84's crew removed the passenger side of the car to extricate the patients, while Rescue 93 assisted and Engine 841 stretched a line for fire suppression. Battalion 84 (Capt. Cipriano) had Route 42 command. Crews remained on location for about three hours before taking up.

SLIDE FIRE IN STATE STREET PARK

7/29/2014 - Earlier tonight, Station 84 was dispatched to the State Street park for playground equipment on fire. 8402 (Asst. Chief Maschke) arrived to find a slide burning and Engine 841 knocked it with the front-bumper line. The fire is under investigation by FM84.
 

LOOKING FOR JUNK CARS

7/23/2014 - Blackwood Fire Company is looking to use junk cars for training purposes. If you, or someone you know, has a junk car we could use, please reach out to us. In return, we'll provide documentation allowing you to file it as a tax deduction. Also, you may keep the car for scrap after training if you wish to do so. You can contact us via email or at 856-227-7798.
 

SHED FIRE IN 84'S LOCAL

7/15/2014 - Just before 5 p.m., Station 84 and Station 82 (Chews Landing) were dispatched to 1324 Little Gloucester Road for a reported house fire. Initial reports indicated that residents smelled something burning and thought their house had been hit by lightning. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived to find a shed fire to the rear of the Quail Ridge Apartments at 1350 Little Gloucester Road. Ladder 84 forced entry to the shed and overhauled, while Engine 822 stretched a line and knocked the fire. The incident is under investigation by FM84.
 

ENGINES HANDLE CAR FIRE AT HIGHLAND

7/13/2014 - At 8:37 p.m. Sunday, Station 84 was dispatched to the parking lot of Highland High School for a vehicle fire. Engine 841 arrived, pulled the front-bumper line and went to work on the fire. Engine 842's crew gained access to the engine compartment and assisted 841's crew. The fire is under investigation by FM84.
 

RESCUE EXTRICATES DRIVER IN BHP ACCIDENT

7/12/2014 - Earlier today, Rescue 84 and GTEMS were dispatched to College Drive and the Black Horse Pike for an accident. After signing on, Battalion 84 (Capt. Coucoules) was advised that the assignment was being upgraded to a rescue. Battalion 84 arrived to find one car into a trailer with the driver trapped. Rescue 84 arrived, stabilized and de-energized the vehicle and removed the driver's side of the car. Engine 842 stretched a line for fire suppression. The driver was disentangled and turned over to EMS. Photos from Rich Moulder.
 
 

CREWS GO TO WORK AT A DAYTIME 82 JOB

7/9/2014 - Update from this morning's house fire: At 9:09 a.m., Station 84 was dispatched as part of Task Force 82 (Chews Landing) to Second Avenue for a reported dwelling fire. Engine 822 arrived first, reported a working fire and stretched a line. Ladder 84 arrived as the first due truck, split its crew and performed the primary and secondary searches. Ladder 84 also got a backup line in operation. The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes and is under investigation by FM82. Photos from Steve Christiansen.
 

CAR FIRE IN FRONT OF DENNY'S

7/8/2014 - At about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Station 84 was dispatched to the area of Denny's on Blackwood-Clementon Road for a reported vehicle fire. Battalion 84 (Capt. Coucoules) arrived to find a vehicle well-involved. Engine 842 arrived, stretched the front-bumper line and put a quick knock on the fire. Engine 841 and Rescue 84 assisted 842's crew. Photos from FF Breyer.
 

SHED FIRE IN THE ESTATES

7/3/2014 - In the early morning hours on Thursday, Station 84 was dispatched to East Lake Avenue for an investigation. Shortly after the assignment was toned, it was upgraded to a shed fire. 8402 (Asst. Chief Maschke) arrived to find a fully-involved shed in a rear yard. Engine 842 laid in and went in operation with a handline, while Ladder 84 assisted in overhauling the structure. The fire is under investigation by FM84.
 

LARGE BON FIRE ON E. CENTRAL AVENUE

6/25/2014 - Station 84 was dispatched Wednesday for what amounted to a large bon fire to the rear of 412 E. Central Ave. Crews from the engine quickly extinguished it with 1-inch forestry line.
 

REPORTED ENTRAPMENT IN THE ESTATES

6/19/2014 - Rescue 84 was dispatched Thursday at 10:20 a.m. for a reported accident with entrapment in Blackwood Estates. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) and BLS 807 arrived to find negative entrapment and no injuries. Crews from the Rescue mitigated a minor coolant spill.

The crash was the second call of a productive duty crew. Volunteers and members of the career staff cleaned the apparatus room, packed hose and held training on natural gas emergencies.
 

RESCUE OPERATES ON ABNORMAL INCIDENT

6/18/2014 - On Wednesday morning, Rescue 84 was dispatched to Winding Way for a man who fell off the roof of a shed and landed in between the shed and a fence. Crews disentangled the man and assisted EMS in packaging the patient. Rescue 82 (Chews Landing) was also added to the assignment for manpower.
 

HOUSTON CAPT. KILLED IN BICYCLE ACCIDENT

5/16/2014 - Capt. Mark Braswell of the Houston Fire Department was killed in a biking accident. Capt. Braswell was 43. Blackwood Fire Company sends its thoughts and prayers to the family of Capt. Braswell and the entire Houston Fire Department as they work through this tough time.

BRUSH FIRE NEAR PLANET FITNESS

5/12/2014 - Earlier today, Station 84 was dispatched to the area of Planet Fitness on Blackwood-Clementon Road for a report of four juveniles who set something on fire. Upon investigation, the call was deemed unfounded. Later in the afternoon, the Engine was dispatched to the same area for a reported brush fire, which was extinguished by Engine 841's crew. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) spoke with multiple witnesses who saw four juveniles who witnesses said set the fire. Gloucester Township Police canvassed the area and apprehended possible suspects. FM84 was requested to participate in the investigation, which is continuing.
 

REPORTED ENTRAPMENT NEAR 42 JUNCTION

5/10/2014  - At about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, as BLS 805 was transporting a patient to the hospital from another call, its crew witnessed a vehicle drive over one of the traffic circles near the new Route 42 ramps and go airborne into the woods. BLS 805 requested Rescue 84 and medics and were able to help the patient self-extricate. Rescue 84 safed the vehicle and cleared brush for the tow operators before being released from the scene at 2:30 a.m.
 

ALL HANDS APARTMENT IN MILLBRIDGE

4/25/2014 - After 4 p.m. Friday, Station 84 was dispatched as part of Task Force 821 (Chews Landing) to a reported apartment fire in the Millbridge Garden Apartments. Initial reports indicated that Gloucester Township Police were on location with a working fire on the second floor. 8201 (Chief Gerace) had command. Engine 822 arrived as the first due engine, laid in and attacked the fire on the second floor. Ladder 84 split its crew, sending its interior team to search the fire floor and its OV man to throw ladders and open the roof with Ladder 82. The fire was placed under control and is under investigation by FM82.
 

SMALL BUILDING FIRE IN FIRST DUE

4/23/2014 - Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing) and Ladder 62 (Pine Hill Fire Department) were dispatched Wednesday afternoon for a reported fire in the area of the 600 block of South Black Horse Pike. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived at 560 S. Black Horse Pike to find a fire in a storage warehouse. Engine 83 (Blenheim), Engine 85/86 (Lambs Terrace/Erial) and Rescue 32 (Bellmawr) were added as the second source companies. Ladder 84 arrived first, forced entry and operated as a quint. Engine 841 secured Ladder 84's water supply and Engine 822 prepared to establish a secondary water supply. The fire was quickly extinguished and the assignment was scaled back to the units on location. The fire is under investigation by FM84.

EXTRICATION ON BLACKWOOD-CLEMENTON ROAD

4/21/2014 - Just before 8 p.m. Monday, Rescue 84, GTEMS and Medics were dispatched to the area of the KMart on Blackwood-Clementon Road for a reported motor vehicle accident. 8402 (Asst. Chief Maschke) reported a two-car motor vehicle accident. After assessment, GTEMS requested that Rescue 84 removed the two driver-side doors and the B post in order to remove the victim who suffered a severe traumatic injury. Rescue 84 completed the extrication and Engine 842 safed the vehicles involved and mitigated hazards.
 

MOTORCYCLE VS. CAR ON COLLEGE DRIVE

4/12/2014 - On Saturday afternoon, Rescue 84, GTEMS and Medics were dispatched to the intersection of Blackwood-Clementon Road and College Drive for a reported motor vehicle accident. 8402 (Asst. Chief Maschke), 8004 (GTEMS Supervisor Smith) and BLS 677 (Pine Hill) arrived to find the motorcyclist in the street. The motorcyclist was deemed an obvious trauma patient and 8004 requested a helicopter transport. Rescue 84 was diverted to establish a landing zone. Rescue 84's officer (Capt. Coucoules) established Gloucester Township LZ at the Laurel Hill Bible Church and coordinated the landing of JeffSTAT. Engine 841 was directed into the scene to mitigate a spill. The accident is under investigation by GTPD, which utilized Ladder 84 for aerial photographs.
 

ST. BALDICK'S EVENT IS APRIL 6TH

3/23/2014 - Be sure to come out on Sunday, April 6, at Sam's Bar and Grille for our St. Baldrick's event benefitting childhood cancer research. Also, check our the Cars for a Cure car show, which will be going on in the parking lot of Sam's that day. Click here for the registration form. The flier is below.

SMALL BUILDING FIRE IN LAKELAND

3/22/2014 - In the early morning hours of Saturday, Ladder 84 was dispatched as part of Task Force 851 (Lambs Terrace) to Lakeland for a reported building fire. Quint 85 and Rescue 82 (Chews Landing) arrived first and started the investigation. Ladder 84 arrived with seven members and split its crew, sending its interior team to the second floor to investigate and its outside team to the rear of the building. Crews found a fire in the attic space that was quickly extinguished and overhauled by Ladder 62 (Pine Hill) and Ladder 84's interior crews, while Ladder 84's outside team accessed and opened the roof. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) had the interior. The company operated for about an hour and a half before being released at 2:34 a.m.

VEHICLE FIRE ON DAVISTOWN ROAD

3/11/2014 - Just as our weekly drill commenced on Tuesday night, the station was dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on Davistown Road. Battalion 84 (Capt. Cipriano), Engine 841, Rescue 84 and Ladder 84 responded immediately and arrived to find a vehicle well-involved near the intersection of Davistown and Erial roads. Crews made quick work of the fire, which is under investigation by FM84.
 

RESCUE GOES TO BELLMAWR ON THE SECOND ALARM

3/1/2014 - After 4 p.m., Saturday, Task Force 33 (Bellmawr) was dispatched for a reported apartment fire at the Bellmawr Manor Apartments on Kings Highway. First-arriving companies reported heavy smoke and fire and the second alarm was quickly struck. Rescue 84, 8401 (Chief Vannoni) and Battalion 84 (Capt. Coucoules) responded on the second alarm. 8401 had operations, while Rescue 84's crew stood by in manpower. The company went available at 5:32 p.m.
*Photos courtesy of Rich Moulder*
 

LZ ASSIGNMENT IN BLACKWOOD

3/1/2014 - At about 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Station 84 was dispatched to the area of Blackwood-Clementon Road and Emerson Drive for a patient who fell 30 feet at a construction site. EMS crews decided to fly the victim to the hospital and members from Station 84 established an landing zone for the helicopter.
 

RESCUE ASSIGNMENT ON THE HIGHWAY

2/26/2014 - Just after 9 p.m., Rescue 84 and Rescue 93 (GC Deptford) were dispatched to Route 42 southbound in the area of milemarker 10.4 for a reported accident with entrapment. First arriving companies reported a multi-vehicle accident with numerous injuries and one patient trapped. Rescue 93 arrived and its crew went to work with its hydraulic tools. Rescue 84 arrived just after Rescue 93 and assisted in stabilization and safed the batteries of the cars involved, while Engine 841 deployed an 1 3/4" handline for fire suppression. Rescue 84 and Engine 841 were released from the scene at 9:42 p.m.
*Photos courtesy of Gregory Thelen, Deptford Fire Department.*
 

REPORTED BUILDING FIRE AT AUTUMN RIDGE APTS.

2/23/2014 - At about 2:30 p.m. today, Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing), Ladder 62 (Pine Hill) and GTEMS were dispatched to the Autumn Ridge Apartments for a reported building fire at M building. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived to find a four-story, garden-style apartment building with nothing showing. After finding smoke on the first floor, 8401 ordered Engine 841 to lay in and stretch a line to the interior and Ladder 62 to A division. Engine 83 (Blenheim), Engine 85 (Lambs Terrace) and Rescue 93 (GC Deptford) were added as the second source companies.

As crews checked the interior, Engine 822's crew stretched a backup line off of Engine 841 and Ladder 84 assisted in locating the fire. The fire was found to be trash on the first floor and is under investigation by FM84.
*Photos courtesy of Rich Moulder*
 

CAR FIRE ON ROUTE 42

2/22/2014 - This afternoon at about 12:30 p.m., Station 84 and Station 93 (GC Deptford) were dispatched to Route 42 in the area of Exit 9B southbound for a vehicle fire. Engine 841 arrived to find a vehicle with an engine compartment well-involved, pulled the front-bumper line and quickly knocked the fire.
 

REPORTED ENTRAPMENT ON CHURCH STREET

2/9/2014 - Just after 3 p.m., yesterday, Rescue 84 and GTEMS were dispatched to an accident with reported entrapment on Church Street near Deborah Place. GTEMS arrived to find negative entrapment, but reported that one of the vehicles involved had a ruptured gas tank. Rescue 84 arrived and immediately began applying oil dry to mitigate the spill, which had began to flow down Church Street. As Rescue 84's crew stopped the spill, Engine 841 deployed an 1 3/4" line with foam as a precaution.

This was in the midst of what would be a busy day for the company. Earlier, Ladder 84 and Engine 841 had responded to alarm systems at Paris Caterers and Scenic Falls, which both turned out to be careless cooking. Shortly after taking up from Church Street, Ladder 84 was dispatched to cover Station 93 (Gloucester County Deptford). While at the cover, the truck company responded to one fumes call in the Lake Tract section of Deptford. At about 6:45 p.m., just after Ladder 84 cleared from the cover, Rescue 84 was sent to College Drive for an accident, but was recalled by GTEMS. In all, members responded to six calls for service Sunday.
 

CERTIFICATE OF LIFE SAVING FOR ASST. CHIEF MASCHKE

2/1/2014 - At Blackwood's 2014 Installation of Officers Banquet on Saturday night, Assistant Chief Eric Maschke was presented with a Certificate of Life Saving for his actions at a motor vehicle accident on Dec. 19, 2013. While working as a civilian employee, Chief Maschke came upon an accident and found the driver in cardiac arrest. Chief Maschke removed the driver and initiated CPR. The driver eventually regained circulation with respirtations and has since made a full recovery.
 

2014 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS BANQUET

2/1/2014 - Each winter, Blackwood Fire Company holds its installation of officers banquet in order to recognize achievements from the previous year and formally install the current year's line officers. While the station was covered by Chews Landing Fire Department, members enjoyed a fun night of dancing and a dinner provided by Paris Caterers.

Congratulations to Lt. Sean Carlin, who was the recipient the 2013 "Sound the Alarm" Firefighter of the Year award. Congratulations also to Captain Joe Cipriano, who earned the Chief's Achievement Award for his dedication and devotion to Blackwood Fire Company. A special congratulations is also extended to Firefighter Jason Stott, who received the 2013 Probie of the Year Award for his achievement as a probationary member last year.
 

DRYER FIRE IN 84'S LOCAL

1/23/2014 - Late Thursday morning, Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing) and GTEMS were dispatched to 147 Oakmont Road for a reported dwelling fire. GTEMS arrived and reported medium smoke showing, which prompted the second source companies, Engine 83 (Blenheim), Engine 85 (Lambs Terrace) and Rescue 92 (GC Deptford), to be added to the box. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived shortly thereafter and reported smoke showing from the townhouse. Ladder 84 arrived first and assumed first due truck duties, while Engine 821 laid in and stretched a hose line to the dwelling. Ladder 84's crew found a dryer fire and extinguished it with a pressurized water can.

MEMBERS STAFF STATION THROUGHOUT STORM

1/21/2014 - As another winter storm swept through the area, Blackwood's members stepped up once again to ensure sufficient staffing for the district. Twenty volunteers dedicated their time to staffing the station with at least one crew from Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning. At the height of the storm, Station 84 had three crews staffing Ladder 84, Rescue 84 and Engine 841. From 10 a.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday, members responded to one motor vehicle accident, one alarm system and three EMS assists.

MVA WITH FIRE ON LITTLE GLOUCESTER ROAD

1/18/2014 - At 12:48 a.m. Saturday, Rescue 84, GTEMS and Medics were dispatched to Little Gloucester Road in the area of the Cherrywood Apartments for a reported accident. Camden County Communications advised Battalion 84 (Captain Cipriano) that GTPD were on location reporting a one-car accident with the vehicle now on fire. Engine 842 arrived first, deployed a preconnected, 150' 1 3/4" handline and quickly contained the fire. Engine 841 assisted Engine 842's crew in mopping up.

 

REMEMBER TO CLEAR YOUR HYDRANTS

1/3/2014 - As we dig out from our second snow storm of the season, please remember to shovel and clear out the area around nearby fire hydrants.
 

MEMBERS STAFF STATION DURING SNOW STORM

1/3/2014 - Facing a snow storm that started Thursday and blanketed the area through Friday morning, members of Station 84 continuously staffed the station through the overnight hours. Starting at about 6 p.m. Thursday through early Friday morning, 21 volunteers kept two rigs staffed throughout the night.