Dwelling Fires: 7; Building Fires: 2; Motor Vehicle Crashes: 5; Cardiac Arrest: 1; Fire Alarms: 8; Carbon Monoxide Alarm: 1; Fumes: 1; Fire Investigation: 1; Fire Marshall Investigation: 1; Service Assignment: 1.
Feb. 20: 469 Concetta Drive for a fire investigation. Caller reported the smell of electrical burning. Crews investigating narrowed it down to a washer/dryer issue. Crews were in service 23 minutes.
Feb. 21: West Cohawkin Road at Berkley Road for a motor vehicle crash. Crews arrived and assisted with applying oil dry and lighting for the police investigation. Crews were in service for 17 minutes.
Feb. 22: 270 Jessup Mill Road for a dwelling fire. A 14 year old caller reported a rechargeable drone battery exploded, starting a fire. Caller was able to extinguish the fire before FD arrival. Crews cleared the smoke from the house and assisted Gloucester County Fire Marshall with the investigation. Crews were in service for 39 minutes. Also responding were Woolwich, Harrison, Gibbstown, Paulsboro and Gloucester County EMS.
Feb. 23: 2651 Oldmans Creek Road in Logan Twp. for a building fire. First arriving units found a warehouse under construction with heavy fire on the roof. Crews found workers on the roof moving un-burnt material away from the fire. Workers were evacuated and crews went to work extinguishing the fire. Due to the lack of hydrants, a water shuttle operation was used to bring water to the scene. Crews were in service for four hours and 36 minutes. Other units responding were Logan, Woolwich, Gibbstown, Harrisonville, Mantua, Woodbury Heights, Franklin, Clayton, Monroe, West Deptford, Elk, Salem County Station 3, Salem County Canteen 6 and GCEMS. GC Fire Marshall’s office is investigating.
Feb. 24: 160 Prairie View Lane for a dwelling. First arriving units found fire running up the exterior side of the house. The fire was extinguished and the GC Fire Marshall is investigating. Also dispatched were Harrison, Woolwich, Paulsboro and GCEMS. Crews were in service for 63 mins.
Feb. 25: 100 Mullica Hill Rd, Mullica Hill Lake in Harrison Twp. for a service assignment. Marine 19 was special called to assist with a dog stuck in the marsh of the lake. However, while enroute, the dog was freed and units were recalled. Units had been responding for 9 minutes.
March 9: W Cohawkin Road at Berkley Road for a motor vehicle crash. Arriving crews found large amount of fluids on the roadway. Oil dry was applied and crews assisted PD and the tow company with clean up. Crews were in service for 26 minutes.
March 11: Kings Hwy at East Tomlin Station Road for a motor vehicle crash. Crews arrived to find no entrapment but multiple patients. Crews assisted GCEMS with loading patients for transport to the hospital. Crews were in service for 22 minutes.
March 11: 363 West Crossing Drive for a dwelling fire. The caller reported the smell of rubber burning. Crews investigated and found nothing in evidence. Crews were in service for 26 minutes. Also dispatched were Woolwich, Harrison, Paulsboro, and GCEMS.
March 13: 8 Balmy Court for a fire alarm. Crews arrived and found nothing showing. Upon Investigation, a faulty detector was discovered. Homeowner was advised to replace. Crews were in service for 13 minutes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 856-423-6916 or stop by the Cohawkin Rd station on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.