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RUN STATS

MONTHLY CALLS

JAN 2015 61
FEB 61
MAR 57
APR 49
MAY 58
JUN 86
JUL 47
AUG 57
SEP 36
OCT 0
NOV 0
DEC 0
TOTAL 2015 512
TOTAL 2014 661
 

WORKING JOBS 2015

TOTAL

13

WORKING JOBS 2014

TOTAL

6

 
EXTRICATIONS 2015
TOTAL 3
EXTRICATIONS 2014
TOTAL 6

Our Fleet

 

 

~MISSION STATEMENT~

SANTA IS COMING TO BLACKWOOD!

12/13/2015 - Santa will be escorted around town by Blackwood firefighters on Sunday, Dec. 20. Be on the lookout for him that night after 5 p.m.!

JOIN US FOR THE BLACKWOOD FIRE CO. CHRISTMAS PARADE

11/29/2015 - Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at 6 p.m., as we celebrate the 27th annual Blackwood Fire Company Christmas Parade. In a break from tradition, the parade will commence at Church Street and the Black Horse Pike and proceed south to the Gloucester Premium Outlets. Please see the notes below and the invitation for more information.

ALL UNITS must register at Marge Martin Lakeland Sports complex, Woodbury-Turnersville Rd., (opposite Farrier Avenue, just west of the fire academy) Blackwood, N.J. Motorized apparatus will be lined up at Marge Martin Lakeland Sports Woodbury-Turnersville Rd. (opposite Farrier Avenue). All companies will be lined up in the order that they arrive at line-up.

RESCUE GOES TO ALL HANDS FIRE IN WINSLOW

9/12/2015 - Just after noon Saturday, District 25 (Winslow) was dispatched for a reported dwelling fire on Pershing Lane. Rescue 84 was added to the assignment due to several units being committed to a plane crash in Waterford Township. Initial units reported fire showing and requested the all hands. Rescue 84 operated as the RIC and was released from the scene within an hour.

LADDER COVERS BARRINGTON

9/10/2015 - While Station 91 (Barrington) was committed to a working house fire Thursday, Ladder 84 covered its station with four personnel.

842 HANDLES MINIVAN FIRE

9/9/2015 - Just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Engine 842 and 8401 (Chief Vannoni) responded to the McDonald's on Blackwood-Clementon Road for a reported car fire in Station 83's (Blenheim) local. 8401 arrived to find and engine compartment fire in a minivan and Engine 842 quickly extinguished the fire.

STATION GOES TO WORK AT LABOR DAY BLAZE IN ERIAL

9/7/2015 - Station 84 was dispatched Monday afternoon as part of Task Force 862 (Erial) to a reported house fire on Highland Avenue. 8602 (Deputy Chief Brown) arrived first and reported a one-story dwelling with fire showing and struck the all hands. Engine 841 pulled a 2 1/2" handline and assisted crews from Station 86 and Ladder 62 (Pine Hill) in knocking the fire. Ladder 84 and Engine 842 assisted in overhaul.

84 GOES TO WORKING FIRE IN ERIAL

8/29/2015 - On Saturday afternoon, Station 84 was dispatched as part of Task Force 862 (Erial) for a reported dwelling fire on Garwood Road. 8602 (Deputy Chief Brown) arrived first and reported a one-story dwelling with heavy smoke showing. Crews from Station 86 and Station 62 (Pine Hill) quickly knocked the fire. Engine 841 pumped the supply line and crews from 841, Rescue 84 and Ladder 84 assisted in overhaul.

FIREFIGHTERS RETRIEVE PUPPY FROM ROOF

8/22/2015 - Rescue 84 was dispatched just after 4 p.m. for an animal rescue on Linda Avenue. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) and Rescue 84 arrived to find a very scared puppy on the roof of a house. Crews threw a ground ladder, and FF Jim Cape was able to coax the dog toward him and managed to put the puppy back in the house through a second-floor window.
 

WORKING FIRE IN CHERRYWOOD SECTION OF TOWN

8/14/2015 - At about 3:45 p.m. Friday, Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing Fire Department) and GTEMS were dispatched to Edgewood Place in the Cherrywood section for a reported dwelling fire. Initials reports indicated smoke from the second floor, and Engine 83, Squad 86 (Gloucester Township Fire District 6) and Rescue 93 (Deptford) were added due to the number of 911 calls. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived and reported a two-story, middle-of-the-row with smoke showing from the second floor.

Engine 821 laid in and stretched an attack line while Ladder 84 took Division A and assisted in fire attack. Engine 841 stretched a backup line and checked for extension. Interior crews found fire in the void space between the first and second floors and knocked the fire. It was quickly placed under control and is under investigation by FM84.

GLOUCESTER PREMIUM OUTLETS OPENS IN BLACKWOOD

8/13/2015 - Blackwood's firefighters participated in Gloucester Premium Outlets' grand opening celebration on Thursday night. Engine 841 stood by during the outlets' fireworks display. Thanks to our mutual aid partners from Erial, Pine Hill, Washington Township, Chews Landing, Blenheim, Deptford and Glendora who assisted!
 

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.