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RUN STATS

MONTHLY CALLS

JAN 2014 59
FEB 49
MAR 34
APR -
MAY -
JUN -
JUL -
AUG -
SEP -
OCT -
NOV -
DEC -
TOTAL 2014 142
TOTAL 2013 557
 

WORKING JOBS 2014

TOTAL

1

WORKING JOBS 2013

TOTAL

12

 
EXTRICATIONS 2014
TOTAL 1
EXTRICATIONS 2013
TOTAL 3

Our Fleet

 

 

~MISSION STATEMENT~

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.
 

SANTA COMES TO BLACKWOOD

12/22/2013 - Santa was escorted through Blackwood by firefighters from Station 84 Sunday night. He even helped when his trip was interrupted by a motor vehicle accident at Blackwood-Clementon Road and College Drive!
 

TWO ALARM HOUSE FIRE IN BLENHEIM

12/13/2013 - Just after 3 p.m. on Friday, Station 84 was dispatched as part of Task Force 83 (Blenheim) to Cedar Avenue for a house fire with people reportedly trapped inside. EMS reported heavy fire and the occupants accounted for. Ladder 84, Engine 821 (Chews Landing) and Quint 83 arrived simultaneously. Ladder 84's interior crew moved in with the first line, forced entry into the house and made their way to the second floor before command ordered all companies out of the dwelling. Command requested the second alarm and switched to an exterior attack. Ladder 84, Engine 841 and Engine 842 operated for more than two hours before being released from the fireground.
*Photos courtesy of Rich Moulder*
 

26TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE

12/7/2013 - Blackwood Fire Company held its 26th annual Christmas Parade along the Black Horse Pike on Saturday evening. Thanks to all who supported the parade to make it another success.

REPORTED FIRE AT HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL

12/5/2013 - At 7:14 a.m., Station 84, Station 82 (Chews Landing), Ladder 62 (Pine Hill) and GTEMS were dispatched to Highland High School for a reported building fire. Crews were advised that there was an odor of something burning in the vice principal's office on the bravo side of the building. Crews from Engines 841 and 821, as well as Ladder 62, investigated and found no fire.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA HELD AT CENTRAL AVE. STATION

11/30/2013 - Thanks to all those who helped to make Breakfast With Santa a success (even the probie got a chance to talk to Santa!). A special thanks goes out to Art's Tents (artstents.com), which donated chairs for Saturday's event.
 

PIN JOB ON THE HIGHWAY

11/23/2013 - At 5:15 a.m. today, Station 84, Station 93 (GC Deptford) and EMS units were dispatched to Route 42 southbound in the area of Exit 10A for a motor vehicle accident. Rescue 84 signed on with six personnel, and were advised that the assignment was being upgraded to a rescue and the State Police were requesting an expedited response. Rescue 84 and Battalion 84 (Capt. Cipriano) arrived to find a one-car accident with entrapment and a patient with a severe traumatic injury. Rescue 84's crew quickly stabilized the vehicle and performed a rapid extrication. Rescue 93's crew assisted Rescue 84, while Engine 841 deployed a 1 3/4" hose line. The patient was quickly extricated and turned over to EMS. The company went available at 5:51 a.m.