Westville Fire Department

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. 



Brush Fire Along the Railroad

Tuesday, November 4, 2014   Earlier this evening Engine Co. 733 and Brush 815 operated at a small brush fire behind the 600 Block of Broadway along the Rail Road Tracks. Due to the limited access of the area, the crew from Engine Company 733 operated with hand tools to contain and control the area of fire. Brush 815 made access to the scene by utilizing the secondary railroad bed and operated a 1" water line to wet the area down.



Rescue Assignment on Edgewater Avenue

Sunday, November 2, 2014   At approx. 14:00 hrs. this afternoon, BLS 739, Rescue Co. 738 and Engine Co. 81 were dispatched to the Unit Block of Edgewater Avenue for the Rescue Assignment. Upon arrival of Chief 701, he reported an individual trapped between a concrete foundation and a wooden fence/wall. Upon arrival, Rescue Co. 738 operated with hand tools to free the individual, assisted by Engine Co. 812. Once freed, the trapped individual was treated by BLS 739 and Inspira Medical ALS Providers.



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 & Battalion 504(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) Ladder 66(W. Deptford) Rescue: 1918(E. Greenwich)



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.



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. 



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