Westville Fire Department

New Member of the Westville FD Family

Saturday, March 29, 2014  Congratulations to Chief Eric Farley and Amy Murtaugh on the birth of their son Aaron Eric Farley. Baby Aaron was born yesterday March 28, 2014  at 8:22 PM at 6.2lbs. and 19.5 inches long. Both baby and mom are doing well. 



Late Night Overcooking Incident at Westwood Manor

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  Companies where dispatched right around the midnight hour for a reported Apartment Fire at the Westwood Manor Apartments on Broadway in Westville. Engine Co. 733 arrived shortly after dispatch and located an unattended cooking incident on t...he first floor of B Building. The Company checked for extension and initiated negative ventilation. Companies cleared the scene within 20 minutes. Engine Co. 733, Engine Co. 811, Ladder Co. 736 and BLS 739 where on scene, Chief 701 had command.



Small Fire Contained in Downtown Restaurant

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  Companies operated this morning at a fire in a 1 story commercial building, located at 158 Broadway. The fire was contained to the chimney area with minor extension into the ceiling space. Companies operated a single 1-3/4" water line to ex...tinguish the fire. 2 Engines and 1 Truck (Engine Co. 733, Engine Co. 811 and Quint 51) where used to contain the fire. Chief 701 had command. No injuries where reported and the fire is being investigated by local and county officials.



Rescue Company Operates at 3rd Alarm Fatal Fire

Photo courtesy: William Rieger III

Photo courtesy: William Rieger III

Wednesday, March 19, 2014  At approx 0530 hours Rescue Company 738 was alerted to respond as part of Gloucester County Task Force 5 (Regional Structural Task Force) to cover District 23 (Harrison Township) as they where battling a stubborn 2nd Alarm Fire reported with people trapped. As the Rescue Company was enroute with a crew of 4 to the Cover Assignment, Command requested additional resources into the scene which would bring Rescue Company 738 along with Ladder 926 (Tacoma) and Tender 3923 (Aura) into the scene from the Task Force Cover, bringing the assignment to the Third Alarm. Upon arrival, the Rescue Company crew was put to work assisting with extensive overhaul and extinguishment of hidden pockets of fire as well as various other tasks. One victim was located on the 2nd floor and had succomed to injuries sustained due to the fire conditions inside the home, our sympathy is extended to the families involved. The Rescue company operated for approx. 3 hours before being released by command.



MVC with Water Rescue

Saturday, March 8, 2014  Westville and National Park firefighters were alerted in the early morning hours Saturday for a vehicle that crashed and plunged into the icy waters of the pond located at Thomas West Park. Upon arrival of the Chief, Rescue Co, and Bls unit, a vehicle was found half submerged in the ice covered waters. The occupant was removed and assessed by the bls unit for enviromental related complaints. The rescue crew also assisted the tow service with removal of the vehicle from the water. Companies returned to service approx. 05:00.



Over turned box truck on NJTP

Wednesday, March 5, 2014  Westville Fire Department along with Deptfords Second Battalion, Woolwich Fire and Rescue, and Glouceser County EMS were dispatched to the the New Jersey Turnpike at the 13.5 southbound mile marker for a Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash.  Crews arrived to find a box truck overturned with the driver entrapped.  Crews went into service stabilizing the vehicle then went into service with Hurst tools to remove the roof to remove the driver.  Additional crews manned a  1 3/4 hand line and secured fluids leaking from the vehicle during the extrication.  The driver was extricated at the 15 minute mark and transported to a local hospital. 



Ladder Operates at Bellmawr Extra Alarm Fire

Saturday, March 1, 2014  Shortly after 1600 hours on Saturday afternoon, Ladder Company 736 and Chief 701 where dispatched to the Bellmawr Manor Apartments in the Borough of Bellmawr for the reported Apartment Fire. Chief 402 arrived and reported visibile fire from the roof line extending to additional apartments. Ladder Company 736 arrived second due and began throwing ground ladders, forcing entry and laddering the roof. The Ladder Company operated for over 4 hours performing extensive roof work, elevated master stream operations and assisting with extensive overhaul. No fire department injuries where reported. The investigation was handled by the Camden County Fire Marshals Office.

**Photos Provided from various sources**



Small One Line Fire on Woodbine Ave.

Saturday, March 1, 2014  At 0835 hours. District 7 was dispatched to the 400 Block of Woodbine Ave. for the reported Dwelling Fire. Chief 701 arrived with light smoke showing from the Division A and Westville Police reporting the fire to be knocked down. Engine Company 733 arrived shortly after and located a small fire in a rear room of the home. The fire was quickly extinguished with a single 1-3/4" water line and the area was opened up to check for extension as ventilation of the rest of the home was conducted. No injuries where reported and the origin and cause investigation was conducted by the Gloucester County Fire Marshals Officer.



Announcing the Passing of Past Member Joseph DiLuzio

Wednesday, February 26, 2014  The Westville Fire Department regretfully announces the passing of past member Joseph DiLuzio. Joe served with the Union Fire Company prior to the merger in 1988 as well as serving under the newly formed Westville Fire Department. Follow the attached link to view the obituary, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpostonline/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-diluzio&pid=169861535&fhid=4234

Joseph DiLuzio

1931 - 2014 | Obituary | Condolences
 AGE: 82 • Westville

On February 22, 2014 . Age 82. Of Westville. Survived by his children, Maria Dabbundo, Rhonda Dougherty, the late Carmen DiLuzio, Joseph DiLuzio, Pauline DiLuzio, Dante DiLuzio, Carmen Mendez and Carlo DiLuzio; sister Isabella DiDonato as well as many loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday evening from 6 to 7:30 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Catholic service 7:30 PM in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mc cannhealey.com under the obituary of Joseph DiLuzio. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through:




Borough of Westville 100th Anniversary Celebration Updated Information

Tuesday, February 25, 2014  Please click on the "Westville 100th Anniversary" Page Link on the left hand side bar of this page to see the recently added and new information for the upcoming celebration.



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