East Greenwich Volunteer Fire & Rescue Log

Dwelling Fire: 1; Building Fire: 1; Commercial Vehicle Fire: 2; Brush Fire: 2; Motor Vehicle Crash: 2; Fire Investigation: 1; Exterior Fumes: 1; Wires Down or Arching: 1; Fire Alarm: 9; Carbon Monoxide Alarm: 1; Service Assignment: 2

Sept. 4 at 16:05, mile marker 16.7 Route 295 for a Commercial Vehicle Fire. EGTFR and Gibbstown FD were dispatched for a trash truck on fire on Route 295. Rescue 1918 arrived to find a fire in the braking system. The fire was extinguished and the scene turned over to NJSP. The station was in service for 29 minutes.

Sept. 10 at 00:28, 207 E. Cohawkin Road for a Service Assignment. Heavy storms rolling through the area caused a tree to be knocked down across Cohawkin Road. The crew was able to quickly remove the debris and re-open the road. The station was in service for 17 minutes.

Sept. 20 at 17:10, 418 Country Way for Exterior Fumes. Chief Gould (1901) arrived to find a strong smell of gas in the area. A broken pipe was discovered at the meter at 207 and gas was free flowing to the outside. 1901 requested expedited response from SJ Gas and to dispatch the Dwelling Fire assignment for safety. Crews were unable to locate the shut off valve to the residence. The crew from Rescue 1918 opened windows and doors of the house to make sure there were no pockets of gas building up. Evacuations were also ordered for two houses in all directions. One patient was treated by GC EMS for difficulty breathing. Fire crews stood by until SJ arrived and was able to shut off the gas. Fire Dept. services were no longer needed and the stations cleared. Also dispatched were Harrison, Woolwich and Gibbstown. The station was in service for 55 minutes.

Sept. 23 at 15:39, 1103 Kohana Drive for a Fire Alarm. The crew from Engine 1911 found nothing from the exterior on arrival. Upon investigation, it was determined the cause was careless cooking. The engine cleared and was in service for 18 minutes.

Sept. 24 at 06:58, mile marker 19.0 of the NJ Turnpike for a Commercial Vehicle Fire. Tender 1914 was special called to supply water for a trailer fire on the NJTP. Crews extinguished the fire and removed cargo to check for fire extension. Also dispatched were Woolwich, Westville and Deptford. Tender 1914 was in service for 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Sept. 4 at 09:17, 101 Quaker Road for Wires Down or Arching. While Tender 1914 was on the NJTP, Brush 1915 responded to the report of electrical wires on fire in a tree. Brush 1915 stood by until AC Electric arrived and the scene was turned over to them. Brush 1915 was in service for 28 minutes.

East Greenwich Twp. Fire and Rescue is a 100 percent volunteer emergency response department protecting East Greenwich and its surrounding communities. Anyone interested in joining the department please e-mail recruitment@district19.org, call 856-423-6916 or stop by station at 5 W Cohawkin Rd on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.

Visit us at facebook.com/EastGreenwichFireRescue or at www.District19.org.

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