Westville Fire Department
 
 

Welcome Home Service for LCPL Josh Goulart

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

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

Josh riding in the USMC WWII vehicle
      with USMC Veteran and Department
      President Angelo Natoli



 

Bellmawr Bedroom Fire

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. 

   


 

Memorial Day Services

Sunday, May 25, 2014  Please take a few moments this holiday weekend to remember what this holiday is all about and reflect on the men and women who are serving, have served and have made the supreme sacrifice for us to enjoy the freedoms that we have!

Please make plans to attend the Borough of Westville Memorial Day Services tomorrow, Monday. May 26th, 2014 at 10 AM. The services will take place at the monuments located at Thomas West Park on Delsea Drive.

   


 

Mobile Home Well Off in National Park

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Shortly before 1 AM, a Westville Polive Officer on routine patrol discovered a well involved mobile home in the Unit Block of Riverview Avenue in National Park. Gloucester County Communications was advising the responding compaines of the PD report. Chief 801 and 701 arrived and confirmed the reports. Engine Co. 811 arrived and established a water supply to knock down the main body of fire. Ladder Company 736 arrived and worked with Engine Co. 811 crew to open up the structure and continue extinguishing all visible fire. Companies worked for over an hour performing extensive overhaul and searches of the property. The Gloucester County FM Office, Gloucester County Prosecuters Office and Westville Police conducted the investigation which was determined to be an intentionally set fire and arrests made early the next morning after discovering video of the alledged arsonists postings on social media of the events as they happened.

     



 

Congratulations to our 4 Probationary Firefighters on Graduation!

Thursday, May 22, 2014  The Officers and Members of the Westville Fire Department would like to Congratulate Probationary Firefighters Andrew Campbell, Robert Pfeiffer, Branden Potter and Stephen Smizer on your successful completion of the Gloucester County Fire Academy Firefighter I Course as well as successfully passing the NJ State Firefighter I Exam. This program consisted of well over 200 hours of classroom and drill ground training at the Fire Academy as well as countless hours individually studying and many more hours practicing and learning from the senior members at the Fire House.

We would also like to congratulate Prob. Firefighter Robert Pfeiffer on being named the Spring Semester Academic Award Winner. Prob. FF Pfeiffer received this award for having the highest combined average of all exams/tests and drill ground skills assessments. Congratulations!

     
Prob. FF Campbell with Chief Eric Farley and Deputy Chief James Tucker

Prob. FF Campbell with Chief Eric Farley
      and Deputy Chief James Tucker

Prob. FF Pfeiffer with Chief Eric Farley and Deputy Chief James Tucker

Prob. FF Pfeiffer with Chief Eric Farley
      and Deputy Chief James Tucker



 

Rescue Company assisted with National Park Flyout

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  Shortly after the noon hour, Rescue Company 738 was alerted along with the National Park Fire Department to respond to the National Park Little League Fields on Hessian Avenue to assist GCEMS and Inspira ALS to set up a Helospot for NJSP SouthStar. GCEMS and Inspira ALS requested the chopper to fly after treating a Burn Victim from a Grove Road address in the Borough of National Park. Once the patient was transported and the chopper was in the air, Rescue Company 738 and Brush 815 reported to the original incident to assist Chief 701, Westville PD and GC CFM-1 with the Investigation.

All residents are reminded to use caution when taking part in activites involving out door fire places.

   


 

Engine Co. and Fire Boat Extinguish Brush Fire Along the Timber Creek

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  Companies were dispatched to Edgewater Ave in the area of the Mars Graphics site for a reported brush fire. Upon arrival of Engine Company 733, the fire was found to be under the I-295 overpass on both the north bound and south bound side of the highway. Fire Boat 7 was requested and assisted the land based company with extinguishing the fire due to its remote location. Companies operated for approx 30 minutes before returning to quarters. 

   


 

Welcome Home Lance Corporal Joshua Goulart!

Josh meeting his son for the very first time after returnign back to the United States

Josh meeting his son for the very first
      time after returnign back to the United
      States

Monday, May 19, 2014  The Officers and Members of the Westville Fire Department would like to welcome home USMC Lance Corporal Josh Goulart! Josh recently returned home from Afghanistan after an 8 month deployment serving as an Infantryman with the 1st Marines, 9th Battalion, Bravo Company. We are all looking forward to Josh returning to the Fire House once he is completed with his debriefing period and has some leave time.

   


 

Succesful Week of Celebrations!

Sunday, May 18, 2014  The Officers and Members would like to extend a very well deserved Congratulations and a sincere Thank You to the Borough of Westville 100th Anniversary Committee for an extremely successful week of events to commemorate this milestone in the Borough of Westvilles history.

Also, on behalf of the Officers of the Westville Fire Department, we would like to say Thank You to all of the members of the department who took countless hours away from their families this past week to take part in the events and ensure adequate Fire and EMS protection during the week.

   


 

Borough 100th Anniversary Parade

Wednesday, May 7, 2014  Don't forget this Saturday, May 10th will be the Borough of Westville 100th Anniversary Parade! The Parade will be starting at 11 AM and helping to kick off a week of events to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Borough of Westville! We look forward to seeing everyone out along the Parade route and throughout the week at the planned events!

The Parde will start and Broadway and Harvard Avenue and continue down Broadway to Delsea Drive, then down Delsea to Almonesson Road where it will end at the Almonesson Road Little League Complex. Refreshments will be available at the LL Complex as well as the Parade Awards Pesentation.

Please click open up the attached PDF File to see a full list and time for the weeks planned events. Also as a side note, on Histroy Night, Tuesday May 13th, the Westville Fire Department will be open for visitors to see our collection of items and photos of the history of firefighting in Westville.

     


 
 
 

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