Westville Fire Department
 
 

Engine Company Operates on the NJTP

Sunday, August 30, 2015  Shortly after 9 AM on Sunday, August 30, 2015, Gloucester County Communications began receiving numerous calls for a reported Commercial Vehicle fire on the NJTP in the area of the 18 MM SB. Chief 9201 arrived to find a motor home well involved. Engine Company 733 arrived and assisted Engine Companies 922 and 923 (Deptford - Tacoma) with extinguishment and overhaul as well as assisting with water supply. Engine Company 25-13 (Woolwich) also assisted on the assignment. No injuries were reported and the scene was taken over by NJSP for the investigation at the completion of extinguishment.

     



 

Water Rescue on Big Timber Creek

Tuesday, August 25, 2015   This evening at approx 8:30 pm, Westville and National Park FD were dispatched for a Marine Rescue Assignment on Big Timber Creek in the area of Galbraith Park. 911 callers reported a male kayaker who had flipped over and has not been seen. Westville Police were able to locate the Male Subject in the water between the Railroad Trestle and the Route 130 bridge on the Westville side. Patrolman Hibbs and Patrolman DeNick made access to the subject after traveling through a heavily wooded area and concrete obstacles. The male was partially submerged and unable to remove himself, Patrolmen Hibbs and DeNick were able to enter the water and maintain control of the subject, but unable to remove him from that location. While this was taking place, Marine 73 was launched from Hargrove Marina and once on scene, able to secure the subject and Patrolman onto the vessel for transport to land. Upon arrival back at the Marina, the male was turned over to EMS and transported to a local hospital for observation.

   


 

BLS Responds To NJ Turnpike Crash

Monday, August 24, 2015  Fire and Ems units from Runnemede and Mt. Laurel were on scene with two overturned vehicle off the roadway and numerous patients at the 31.7 mile marker of the NJTP. Westville Bls 739 was special called to the scene to assist and transported two individuals to a local hospital for their injuries. 

   


 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Part-time Firefighter / EMT

Saturday, August 22, 2015  The Westville Fire District is currently seeking applicants for the position PART-TIME Firefighter/EMT for Weekend Shifts. Interested candidates should contact the Fire District Office during normal business hours Monday - Friday @ 856-456-9432. The Fire District Office is located at 23 W. Olive Street, Westville NJ 08093.

Interested candidates are reminded this is a weekend based position with available shifts, Friday thru Sunday.


   


 

I-295 Commercial MVC

Wednesday, August 12, 2015   Early this morning Rescue Co. 738, BLS 739 and Chief 701, along with Rescue 32 and BLS 3 (Bellmawr), responded to Route 295 IAO 26.5 NB for the single vehicle crash into the median. The Rescue Company mitigated a small highway hazard and BLS stood by, as no injuries were reported. The investigation was handled by the NJSP.

   


 

Bellmawr All Hands

Wednesday, July 22, 2015   Ladder Company 736 operated this morning at an All-hands Dwelling Fire in the 200 Blk. of Welsh Drive in Bellmawr.

   


 

FIRE SAFETY REMINDERS

Friday, May 22, 2015   This past week Westville Firefighters have responded to multiple fires resulting in two civilian fire related injuries. Residents are reminded to use caution when cooking, and never leave candles unattended. Also please install smoke detectors and check them regularly to ensure they properly operate.  If you are in need of a smoke detector, contact the Westville Fire Marshal's Office 856-456-9432 to submit a request. 

     



 

All Hands Fire 300 Block of Summit Ave

Friday, May 15, 2015   Early Friday morning Westville and National Park firefighters were dispatched to the 300 Block of Summit Avenue for a reported dwelling fire. Chief Farley arrived on location and reported a 3 story duplex with smoke showing. When the companies arrived they were faced with high heat and heavy smoke on the second floor of the building. The fire was quickly extinguished by the crew of Engine Company 733. Ventilation was performed by Ladder 736 and Gloucester City Quint 51. One occupant was transported to a local emergency room by Bls 739 and Inspira Paramedics for their injuries. The fire is under investigation by GCFMO and local authorities. 

   


 

Rescue Company to Deptford All Hands Fire

Wednesday, April 29, 2015   Rescue Company 738 with a staffing of 8 responded to Deptford's 4th Battalion as the Rapid Intervention Company on Wednesday evening. Chief Tull arrived with heavy fire showing and struck the all hands. 

   


 

Crash w/ Entrapment I-295

Thursday, April 23, 2015   Rescue Co. 738 was special called to I-295 NB at the 22.9 mile marker in West Deptford Twp. for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment. West Deptford Companies 61 (Thorofare)and 62(Verga) were onscene with a two vehicle crash with a driver heavily pinned. Crews worked to remove the drivers door, passenger side, roof, and a dash roll to free the trapped occupant.  Gloucester County EMS and Inspira Paramedics transported the pt to a local trauma center for their injuries. NJ State Police are investigating. 

(photos by TVFC)

     



 
 
 

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