Dwelling Fire: 2; Vehicle Fire: 1; Building Fire: 1; Motor Vehicle Crash: 4; Cardiac Arrest: 1; Fire Investigation: 1; Wires Down or Arching: 1; Fire Alarm: 9; Carbon Monoxide Alarm: 1; Fumes: 1; Service Assignment: 1
Aug. 2: Kings Hwy. at Tomlin Station Rd. for a Motor Vehicle Crash with possible entrapment. Crews arrived to find a commercial vehicle crash with no entrapment. Crews did find the saddle tank of a dump truck punctured and leaking fuel. Approximately 50 gals of fuel had leaked. Gloucester County Haz-Mat and NJ DEP were notified. GC Haz-Mat was able to stop the leak, the truck was towed and the scene was turned over to a private clean up company. Crews were in service for just over two hours.
Aug. 10: 253 Pine Mill Rd. for a Fire Investigation. The homeowner was concerned her home was struck by lightning from a passing storm and called the fire department. Crews arrived and investigated, but found nothing. Crews were in service for 18 minutes.
Aug. 15: The Buckhorn Restaurant, 171 Berkley Rd. for a Fire Alarm. The first engine arrived and found nothing showing and the building evacuated. Crews searched the interior and found multiple bad sprinkler heads. The manager was advised to contact their alarm company. Crews were in service for 18 minutes.
Aug. 20: 103 Oakridge Dr. for Fumes. The homeowner found a smell of natural gas outside the residence and called SJ Gas. SJ Gas advised they would be responding and requested the fire department to respond as well. Crews arrived to find gas leaking at the gas meter. The scene was turned over to SJ Gas on their arrival. Crews were in service for 49 minutes.
Aug. 22: Landing Rd. at Tohopeka Rd. for a Service Assignment. A strong thunder storm came through East Greenwich, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Those winds knocked down a large tree and electrical lines. EG Police Department requested EGTFR to respond with barricades and cones to shut down Landing Rd. Crews closed Landing Rd. at Tohopeka Rd. and at Whiskey Mill Rd. until the electric lines were removed and the debris cleaned up. Crews were in service for 44 minutes.
Aug. 25: Mount Royal Inn, 133 Kings Hwy. for a Vehicle Fire. Engine 1911 arrived to find a full size van fully involved. Crews went to work extinguishing the fire. Crews remained on location to cool down any hot spots and assist the GC Fire Marshall with the investigation. The scene was turned over to the GCFM. Crews were in service for 49 minutes.
Aug. 30: 682 Union Rd. for a Fire Alarm. Chief Rob Gould (1901) arrived to find nothing showing. Crews investigated and found bad batteries in a second floor smoke alarm. Crews replaced the batteries and turned the residence back over to the homeowner. Crews were in service for 20 minutes.
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