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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This evening members were invited to train with the Bellmawr Fire Department and the Beaverbrook Regional Fire Alliance on the Big Timber Creek. Members reviewed the operations of the Fire Boat and worked with the Bellmawr FD Water Rescue Technicians with some open water victim rescue scenarios.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
This afternoon Westville and National Park Fire Departments were alerted to the Westwood Manor Apartments for an investigation after a section of C-Building was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle managed to reverse up a slight hill and into strike the building causing minor damage to the brick wall and breaking a window. No injuries were reported and the structural integrity of the building was not found to be compromised, companies where quickly released.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Earlier this morning, members of the Westville Fire Department took the opportunity to formally welcome home our brother Firefighter, Lance Corporal Joshua Goulart from his deployment to Afghanistan. Members where joined by members of the National Park Fire Department as well as representatives from the Warriors Watch Riders, Operation Yellow Ribbon, the Gold Star Mothers and local and state dignitaries.Members picked Josh up at his residence and escorted him through town to the Fire House where a brief recognition service was held to formally say Thank You to Josh.We would like to take a minute to say thank you to everyone who assisted us in planning this event and taking part to help make it succesful. Thank you to the Green-Fields Fire Company for the use of their Ladder Company. Thank you to Captain Michael Gallagher, NJ DFS for being the Master of Ceremonies for the event and Thank you to Rick Wark, private military vehicle collector for the use of his 1940's era WWII USMC Vehicle.
Warriors Watch Riders saying "Welcome
Home and Thank You" outside Josh's home
Josh riding in the USMC WWII vehicle
with USMC Veteran and Department
President Angelo Natoli
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Task Force 33 companies were alerted for a reported dwelling fire in the 300 Block of Princeton Avenue mid day Tuesday. Squirt 32 arrived and operated a single 1 3/4" hand line to knockdown the fire. Ladder 736 arrived and went into service performing utility control and ventilation. Companies were available within the hour.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Rescue Co. 738, BLS 739 and Chief 701 along with companies from Woolwich and Deptford Fire Departments operated at the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash and fire on the NJTP involving a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle. Companies were in service for approx. 5 hours.
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