Westville Fire Department
 
 

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)

     



 

Tree Falls Onto House

Wednesday, April 22, 2015   A passing storm blew a 100 + year old tree onto a house early evening Wednesday. The occupants escaped unharmed. The home suffered heavy damage to its roof and front walls. Westville firefighters secured the utilities and stood by until PSE&G secured and powered down the residence.  

   


 

Ladder Company Special Called to Paulsboro

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 00:30 Ladder Company 736 was special called to the 400 Block of Broad Street in Paulsboro early this morning. The company assisted with overhauling the fire ground before being released by 1700. Photo Credit Rebecca Forand SJ TIMES

   


 

All Hands on Timber Avenue

Monday, April 6, 2015 14:30  Westville firefighters tackled this early afternoon blaze in the unit block of Timber Avenue Monday. Gloucester City, Mantua, West Deptford and Bellmawr fire departments also assisted with extinguishing the blaze. The fire was brought under control within the hour with no reported injuries. The incident is under investigation by the Gloucester County Fire Marshals Office.

     



 

Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash on NJTP

Saturday, March 21, 2015   Westville along with Woolwich and Deptford Battalion 2 firefighters were sent to the New Jersey Turnpike in the 18 mile marker for a commercial motor vehicle crash minutes after 6 a.m. this morning.  Upon arrival, companies were greeted with a southbound tractor trailer that struck the jersey barrier and lost its load into the northbound lanes. Two secondary crashes resulted from the debris on the roadway. After checking for injuries, crews contained a leaking diesel fuel spill from the tractor trailer saddle tank. 

     



 

Ladder Company Operates at Gloucester All-hands

Friday, February 6, 2015  At approx. 1800 hours Task Force 5 (Gloucester) was dispatched to the 200 Blk. of Fern Avenue for a structure on fire. Battalion 504 arrived and reported a 20x20 shed/garage well involved, Squad 51 went into operation with a 2 1/2" water line. LAdder Company 736 and Squad 16 (Collingswood) reported to the interior of the near by dwelling to check for extension, with no extension found, both companies were reassigned to assist Squad 51 with opening up the fire building. The Ladder Company operated for approx. 45 minutes with no fire fighter injuries reported. Sadly a number of chickens and pigs succomed to injuries as a result of the fire.

   


 

Wishing Good Luck to L/Cprl Josh Goulart

Wednesday, February 4, 2015  The Officers and Members would like to wish Firefighter and USMC Lance Corporal Joshua Goulart good luck as he heads off on his 2nd deployment overseas and we all look forward to his safe return!

   


 
 
 

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