Westville Fire Department

I-295 Motor Vehicle Crash

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. 



Ice Storm Hits Area

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.



January Training

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. 



I-76 Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash

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.



S. Grove Avenue House Fire

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.  



Auto Fire on the Interstate

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. 



Entrapment on I-295

Saturday, December 6, 2014   Earlier this afternoon, Rescue 738 and BLS 739 operated along with Rescue 32, BLS 3 ( Bellmawr ), Inspira ALS Unit and the NJSP on I-295 NB at Exit 24B for the single vehicle crash with 1 occupant heavily pinned. Both Rescue Companies operated with multiple hydraulic tools operating simultaneously in a coordinated effort to remove the patient. BLS 739 and Inspira ALS transported.



Ladder, Rescue, and Chief on National Park Building Fire

Friday, November 21, 2014   Ladder 736 Rescue 738 and Chief 701 responded to the National Park athletic fields located on Hessian Avenue for a reported building fire late this afternoon. Engine 812 arrived and operated a 1 3/4" hand line to knockdown the fire located in the clubhouse off of St. James Walk. Ladder 736 overhauled the area and went into service with ventilation. Chief Gismondi placed the fire under control by the 10 minute mark. The fire is under investigation by the Westville Police and the Gloucester County Fire Marshals Office. 



2nd Alarm Dwelling Fire Gloucester City

Friday, November 21, 2014   Ladder 736 responded to Highland Blvd in Gloucester City for a working dwelling fire shortly before the noon. Squad Co. 51 arrived with heavy fire showing and made a rescue of an occupant still inside the residence. The Ladder Company assisted with overhaul and checking for fire extension before returning to quarters. 



Ladder Co. on Gloucester City Building Fire

Thursday, November 20, 2014  Ladder 736 and Chief 701 responded to 6th & Water Street for a reported building fire. Upon arrival, Ladder 736 forced entry and assisted Squad Company 51 with stretching a 2 1/2" hand line. The fire was quickly placed under control and the Ladder Company returned to service within the hour. 



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