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East Greenwich Twp. Fire and Rescue Log

September 1, 2016 12:01 am0 commentsViews: 16

eg fire emblem webJuly 13 – August 19

Dwelling Fires; 7

Building Fires: 7

Commercial Vehicle Fires: 1

Brush Fires: 1

Motor Vehicle Crashes: 3

Cardiac Arrests: 2

Rescues: 1

Fire Alarms: 11

CO Alarms: 2

Wires Down or Arching: 3

Service Assignments: 4

Standby: 1

July 19: EGTFR was dispatched to the Buckhorn Restaurant for a building fire. Crews arrived to find a kitchen fire already extinguished by the ANSUL fire suppression system. Gloucester County Fire Marshal and Health Dept. were notified. Crews were in service for 23 minutes. Also dispatched were Harrison, Woolwich, Paulsboro, Gibbstown and GCEMS.

July 19: EGTFR was dispatched to Eglington Cemetery for a service assignment. An adult female had gotten stuck up in a tree playing POKEMON Go. Police requested fire department with a ladder to assist the female down. Crews were in service for 15 minutes.

July 19: EGTFR was dispatched to Paulsboro for a dwelling fire. Crews arrived to find a smoke showing. It was determined to be a small kitchen fire, which was quickly extinguished. Crews were in service for 15 minutes. Also dispatched were Paulsboro, Gibbstown, West Deptford and GCEMS.

July 22: EGTFR was dispatched to Paulsboro for a rescue assignment. An elderly male had fallen and was trapped under a pier in his backyard. Crews managed to extricate the male, GCEMS transported him to the hospital. Crews were in service for 40 minutes. Also dispatched were Paulsboro, Gibbstown and GCEMS.

July 27: EGTFR was dispatched to Paulsboro for a dwelling fire. Crews arrived to find a sofa on the rear deck on fire. The couch was extinguished, no further damage was found. Crews were in service for 20 minutes. Also dispatched were Paulsboro, Gibbstown and GCEMS.

Aug 3: EGTFR was dispatched to Kings Hwy. near the West Deptford border for a commercial motor vehicle fire. Crews arrived to find the trucks brakes had caught fire. The brakes were extinguished and the truck was towed. Crews were in service for 40 minutes.

Aug 3: EGTFR was dispatched to Logan Twp. for a building fire at Thomas Scientific. Crews arrived to find an HVAC unit on the roof smoking. The unit was shut down. Crews were in service 34 minutes. Also dispatched were Logan, Woolwich, Gibbstown and GCEMS.

Aug 6: EGTFR was dispatched to Clearview Middle School for a building. A smell of something burning was reported. Crews isolated it in the 400 wing, but could find nothing in evidence. Crews were in service for 45 minutes. Also dispatched were Harrison, Woolwich and GCEMS

Aug 10: EGTFR was dispatched to Harrison Twp. for a dwelling fire. Crews arrived to find a small oven fire that was extinguished. The house was ventilated. Crews were in service for 40 minutes. Also dispatched were Harrison, Woolwich and GCEMS

Aug 12: EGTFR was dispatched to a dwelling fire on Sambar Lane. Crews arrived to find fresh mulch had spontaneously combusted and set a tree on fire that was impinging on the house. The tree was extinguished and the mulch watered down. Crews were in service for 20 minutes. Also dispatched were Harrison, Woolwich, Paulsboro, Gibbstown and GCEMS

Aug 16: EGTFR was dispatched to South Camden Iron Works on Swedesboro Ave. for a building fire. A smell of something burning was reported. Crews isolated it to a bad ceiling fan, which was shut down.  Crews were in service for 20 minutes. Also dispatched were Harrison, Woolwich, Paulsboro, Gibbstown and GCEMS.

East Greenwich Twp. Fire and Rescue is an all-volunteer emergency response department protecting East Greenwich and its surrounding communities. Anyone interested in joining us, please e-mail recruitment@district19.org, call 856-423-6916 or stop by the Cohawkin Road Station on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

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