Friday, February 6, 2015
At approx. 1800 hours Task Force 5 (Gloucester) was dispatched to the 200 Blk. of Fern Avenue for a structure on fire. Battalion 504 arrived and reported a 20x20 shed/garage well involved, Squad 51 went into operation with a 2 1/2" water line. LAdder Company 736 and Squad 16 (Collingswood) reported to the interior of the near by dwelling to check for extension, with no extension found, both companies were reassigned to assist Squad 51 with opening up the fire building. The Ladder Company operated for approx. 45 minutes with no fire fighter injuries reported. Sadly a number of chickens and pigs succomed to injuries as a result of the fire.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Officers and Members would like to wish Firefighter and USMC Lance Corporal Joshua Goulart good luck as he heads off on his 2nd deployment overseas and we all look forward to his safe return!
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Officers and Members of the Westville Fire Department regrettfully announce the passing of Department President Angelo Natoli. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts. Additional information will be announced as it becomes available. Obituary for President Angelo "Nat" Natoli:Angelo “Nat” James Natoli, aged 80 years, of Westville, NJ peacefully passed away on January 31, 2015 with his loving family by his side after a long and courageous battle.LEGACYBorn in Cortland, NY, the son of the late Bartolo and Jennie (Favaloro) Natoli, Nat graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1953 and then joined the United States Marine Corp. where he served 6 years. Following his discharge, Nat settled in South Jersey where he would reside for the rest of his life. Nat worked in the Accounting Department for Freedom International for more than 40 years. Away from work, Nat enjoyed giving back to his community. He served on the Gateway Regional High School Board for 40 years, serving as President for the last 24 years. He also served on the Parkview Elementary School Board for many years. Nat was a member of the Westville Volunteer Fire Department for 52 years and served as President for more than 30 years. He was also a member of the Westville Lions Club.Among his many passions, Nat coached the Westville Senior Starletts for 26 years and was an officer with the Tri-County Softball Association. Nat enjoyed traveling and was fortunate enough to have visited most of the contiguous United States and Bermuda. Nat loved watching television, cheering on his beloved Phillies, and spending time with his dog, Molly. Most of all, Nat enjoyed spending time with his family creating the memories that they will cherish as his legacy.FAMILYNat is the beloved husband of Linda (nee Kumpel) and the late Margaret “Peg”(nee Grady) Natoli; devoted father of Nelson W. Wiest, Sheri Propster and her husband Randy; dear brother of Grace Tobin and the late Anthony Natoli; loving grandfather of Emily & Allison Wiest; Daughter-in-law Paula Wiest; Sister-in-laws Joan Lewis (Richard), Joe Ann Sherman (Ray), Patricia Entrekin (Warren); Brother-in-law Michael Grady (Margaret); Many nieces and nephews.SHARE LIFE CEREMONYRelatives and friends are invited to join Nat’s family for his viewing Thursday evening after 4 PM and Friday 9-9:45 AM in the Holy Angels Worship Center, 96 Green Avenue, Woodbury. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM in the Worship Center. Interment with Military and Fireman Honors will follow in Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown.In lieu of flowers, Nat’s family requests memorial contributions to the Westville Fire Department, 23 West Olive Street, Westville, NJ 08093 or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eve’s Drive, Suite 350, Marlton, NJ 08053. Arrangements are under the direction of the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, Woodbury & Washington Twp.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
At approx. 1330 hrs. on Super Bowl Sunday Ladder Company 736 was disaptched on the Second Alarm at the Chestnut Lane Apartments in Deptford Township. The Ladder Company arrived on the Divison A side of the row of apartment units, after placing ground ladders the Company was directed to open up the exposure apartment and prepare a possible trench cut as the fire was advancing. The Company opened up the roof as the fire was brough into check with multiple water lines. Rescue Company 738 was special called on the Third Alarm as the RIC Company and set up on Division A. BLS 739 assisted Deptford EMS with assessing multiple patients as well as fire fighter rehab. Multiple occupants where removed by Fire and Police units on scene, with 5 being treated for minor injuries at a local ED.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Rescue and Bls 73 responded to I-295 NB 25mm for a motor vehicle crash involving an SUV and a commercial box truck. The Bls unit transported an injured occupant to a local emergency room for their injuries. The Rescue Company cleared a short while later after assisting the tow service and State DOT with clearing the wreckage.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
An early morning ice storm hit the South Jersey area crippling traffic for a few hours. Westville along with neighboring fire departments responded to numerous incidents between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. along the interstate highways as well as many in town calls. The ice soon tapered off as the temperatures warmed and the roadways were opened back up for travel.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Westville and National Park firefighters have spent the month of January conducting annual mandatory training as well as touching up on a few other topics. Members reviewed the Mustang Ice/Cold Water Rescue Suit operations as well as a Fire Extinguisher refresher.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Earlier today Rescue Co. 738 operated on I 76 WB at the I 295 NB interchange along with Squad Co. 32 (Bellmawr) and multiple BLS Units for a multi-vehicle crash as a result of an over sized tractor-trailer hauling 2 empty vessels. The truck struck the Browning Road overpass breaking loose from the trailer and striking the multiple vehicles. Four (4) patients were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Bellmawr Water Dept. secured a small leak in the water main running under the overpass as a result of the impact.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Companies responded to a South Grove Avenue house fire early Friday evening. On arrival, units had an exterior fire that was brought under control quickly by Engine 812. Ladder Co. 736 checked for extension and provided ventilation. The fire under investigation by Gloucester County Fire Marshals Office. Minutes after cleaning up from this assignment, the Ladder Co. was sent to a Task Force 33 box on Devenney Drive in Bellmawr. That assignment was scaled back to the Bellmawr companies and the ladder went available.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Engine Co. 733 operated early this morning on I-295 NB near mile marker 25 for a well involved vehicle fire. The fire was brought under control quickly and the scene turned over to NJ State Police.
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