East Greenwich Twp Fire and Rescue response log for Nov. 19 through Dec. 16, 2016.
Dwelling Fires: 9; Building Fires: 1; Vehicle Fires: 1; Brush Fires: 2; Motor Vehicle Crashes: 4; Cardiac Arrests: 1; Fire Alarms: 5; CO Alarms: 1; Fumes: 2; Standby Assignments: 1.
NOV. 19: EGTFR was dispatched to 112 Hazleton Court in Harrison Twp. for a dwelling fire. Harrison units arrived to find fire in an attached porch in the rear of the house. Crews went to work with a 1-3/4” hose line. The fire was knocked down quickly, saving the house. Crews were in service for 60 minutes. Also dispatched were Harrison, Woolwich, and Glassboro.
NOV. 24: EGTFR was dispatched to 704 Elaine Drive for fumes. Chief Gould (1901) arrived to find a strong smell of natural gas in the house. South Jersey Gas was notified immediately. Crews went to work with detection meters to determine the source for the leak. Crews could not find the leak source and started venting the residence to clear the gas. The residence was vented completely and the scene was turned over to SJG. Crews were in service for 1 hour and 15 mins.
NOV. 26: EGTFR was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at 395 Kings Highway. Crews arrived to find a single vehicle crash versus a telephone pole. The crash also caused a power outage in the area. There were no injuries and no need for fire department services. Crews were in service for 33 minutes. Also dispatched was Gloucester County EMS.
NOV. 26: EGTFR was dispatched to 292 Jessup Mill Road, the East Greenwich Youth Football field, for an alarm system. Originally, EGPD was dispatched for a burglar alarm. On scene, they determined it to be the fire alarm, and notified Gloucester County Communications to dispatch the fire department. Nothing was found and the system reset itself. Crews were in service for 16 minutes.
NOV. 30: EGTFR was dispatched to the area of mile marker 17 on Rt. 295 northbound. Crews on 1911 and 1918 checked the area and found nothing. Gloucester County Communications confirmed NJSP and NJ DOT were out with the vehicle. It was determined to be closer to mile marker 16 northbound. Crews arrived to find a blown engine on the vehicle. There was no fire and fire department services were not required. Crews were in service for 20 minutes.
DEC. 5: EGTFR was dispatched to 467 Freund Avenue in Gibbstown for a dwelling fire. Gibbstown’s fire chief arrived to find active fire on the left side of the house. Crews went into service with a 2” hose line to extinguish the fire. The fire was knocked down and crews went to work checking for fire extension and venting the house. Crews were in service for 63 minutes. Also dispatched were Gibbstown, Logan, Paulsboro, West Deptford, Woodbury and GCEMS.
DEC. 10: EGTFR was dispatched to 150 W Cohawkin Road for a brush fire. Chief Gould (1901) arrived to find the resident with a large bonfire. Crews extinguished the fire and the homeowner was advised they were not allowed the bonfire without a permit. Crews were in service for 47 minutes.
DEC. 15: EGTFR was dispatched to 79 Sunset Drive for a dwelling fire. Chief Gould (1901) arrived to find the resident had overcooked food and threw it outside in a mulch bed, starting a small fire. The smoke extended into the residence. Crews extinguished the small fire outside and went to work venting the house. Crews were in service for 41 minutes. Also dispatched were Harrison Twp, Woolwich, Gibbstown, Paulsboro and GCEMS.
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