Westville Fire Department

2 Alarm Fire Hits Vacant Commercial Structure

Saturday, October 11, 2014   A fire tore through the old Mars Graphics Complex located at #1 Deadline Drive just about 7 p.m. Saturday evening. On arrival of firefighters, fire was seen coming through the roof and a second alarm was quickly requested by Chief Farley. The property has been vacant and vandalized over the last several years, so a defensive operation was placed in service as pre-planned. Three ladder pipes and a ground monitor were used to bring the flames under control. Two engine companies were assigned to a draft site at an adjacent marina to supply adequate water to responding companies. The fire was placed under control by midnight and initial companies cleared the scene by 2 a.m. Fire investigators sifted through the rubble early in the daylight hours to search for an origin and cause. An engine and ladder returned to extinguish a couple hot spots still smoldering underneath the roofing material that had collapsed in on itself during the fire. The fire is still under investigation by Westville and Gloucester County fire investigators as well as the Gloucester County Prosecutors office. 

1st Alarm Companies:  Chiefs: 701,801 Engines: 733,811 Ladder: 736 Rescue: 738 Bls:739

Working Fire Companies: Engine: 631(W. Deptford) Ladder: 51(Gloucester City)Rescue:32(Bellmawr) Bls:995(Deptford)

2nd Alarm Companies: Engines: 921(Deptford),621(W. Deptford) Ladders: 936(Deptford),33(Bellmawr) Cascade:344(Brooklawn) Rehab 13(Cherry Hill)

**Additional RIT Companies** Rescue 1518(Woodbury Heights), Squad 45(Mt. Ephraim)

Cover Companies: Engines: 613(W. Deptford) 1311(Wenonah)



Overnight Fatal Crash on Delsea Drive

Monday, October 6, 2014  Westville Firefighters were dispatched to the 500 Block of Delsea Drive in the early morning hours for a reported motor vehicle crash. Companies arrived to find an SUV that had rear ended a semi tractor trailer. Upon further investigation by Inspira Paramedics and the Westville BLS unit, it was found that the driver of the SUV had succumbed to their injuries. Crews remained on location to assist the Westville Police Department with lighting for their investigation. Delsea Drive was closed by NJ DOT for a period of time and reopened shortly before the morning rush hour.




Monday, October 6, 2014  During National Fire Prevention Week, October 5 - 11, 2014 attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention; however we should practice fire safety all year long. Many potential fire hazards go undetected because people simply do not take steps to fireproof their home. Residents are reminded that good housekeeping along with continued maintenance of household  appliances reduces the chance of suffering a fire loss. Also remember to check your home smoke detectors regularly to ensure proper function. If you are a Westville resident and in need of a working smoke detector, please contact the firehouse for assistance. 

Stop by the Fire Departments Display on Saturday October 18th at the Borough of Westville Octoberfest. Fire Safety handouts along with Sparky the Fire Dog, Freddie Fire Truck and the Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Safety Trailer will be on display. 



Crozier Avenue All Hands Fire

Thursday, October 2, 2014  Companies operated at an occupied dwelling fire in the 500 block of Crozier Avenue late Thursday afternoon. Engine 811 stretched and operated two 1 3/4" hand lines as Ladder 736 threw ground ladders and ventilated the structure. Initial companies made quick work of the fire with an aggressive push. One occupant was reportedly injured and treated at the scene by Gloucester County EMS. The fire is under investigation by the Gloucester County Fire Marshals Office. 



Engine Co. Operates at a Vehicle on the Interstate

Wednesday, October 1, 2014  Shortly after 0600 hours this morning Engine Company 733 and Squad Company 32 (Bellmawr FD) operated at this well involved vehicle fire located on Interstate 295 NB @ Exit 26. Companies operated for approx. 40 minutes no injuries reported and the scene was returned to the NJSP and NJ DOT.



Rubbish Fire

Friday, September 26, 2014   Westville Firefighters were alerted for a brush fire in the wooded area to the rear of Pellegrino Chevrolet Friday afternoon. Upon arrival of Chief 701 and Engine 733 a rubbish fire was found well into the woods near the Sunoco tank farm. Utlity 737 and Brush 815 accessed the fire via a small trail and had the fire extinguished in minutes. 



Fire Boat Training w/ Gloucester City F.D.

Sunday, August 10, 2014   This evening members took part in a joint training session with the Gloucester City Fire Department at the Freedom Pier in Gloucester City. Members utilized Fire Boat 7 to supply Engine Company 733 which in turn operated a 2-1/2" water-line and supplied Quint 51's Aerial for master stream operations. The Fire Boat was able to provide 1000 gallons per minute for approx. 45 minutes.



Working Fire Cedarwood Avenue

Tuesday, July 29, 2014   Ladder Company 736 is operated at an All-hands fire in the Unit block of Cedarwood Avenue in Gloucester City. The fire was placed under control in minutes and 1 victim was removed by Squad Co 51 and transported to a local emergency room for treatment.



I-295 Vehicle Fire

Sunday, July 27, 2014   Engine Company 733 operated an 1-3/4" water line this afternoon on Route 295 NB to extinguish a fire involving a mattress that had become lodged underneath of a pick-up truck that was traveling the highway. The motorist was in his lane of travel and was unable to avoid running over the debris due to vehicles on either side of him. The vehicle luckily sustained very minor damage, however could have been much worse. Please ensure any items that you are hauling are secured to your vehicle in order to help prevent unnecessary damage or worse, an injury causing accident.



Bariatric Unit Training w/ Deptford EMS

Thursday, July 24, 2014  This evening members of the Westville Fire Dept. trained with the Deptford Twp. EMS Department's Bariatric Unit. The evening started Ems Supervisor Charles Jones discussing the handling of bariatric patients as well as hands on training with the stretcher, ramps, and hover jack / hover mat system. Once members were familiarized with the equipment, scenarios were set up for patient removal. The Westville Fire Department would like to thank Deptford Twp EMS and EMS Chief Tom Newman for assisting us with further advancing our EMS training. 



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