On September 22, 2017, the Chews Landing, Blackwood, Pine Hill and Runnemede Fire Departments, along with Gloucester Township Police and Gloucester Township EMS were dispatched to the LaCascata Apartments for a reported apartment fire. Members arrived on location and found a smoke condition in an unoccupied apartment but no visible fire. After an extensive investigation and removal of a brick wall surrounding the fire place, firefighters found and extinguished a small fire in the wall. All companies were returned to service within the hour.
It’s well known that many of the world’s problems are solved around a firehouse kitchen table. The problem solving ability of Chews Landing firefighters was recently greatly improved with the purchase of a new table from R&B Woodwork Design LLC of Blackwood, New Jersey. Thanks to Ray Woods and Billy Prendergast for providing us with a quality product. The world will be a better place for it.
Chews Landing Fire Department members recently practiced their stabilization and lifting skills with Rescue 82’s Paratech struts and recently acquired Hydrafusion Struts. Thanks to Certified Paratech Instructors AJ and Justin from Continental Fire and Safety for sharing their knowledge with us and assisting with the training.
On August 24th, Chews Landing Firefighters were conducting hose flow testing when we received an unexpected visit from Nina, a very nice young woman from our town. Nina brought us a gift of homemade firefighter appreciation wrist bands, along with a very nice gift card. Nina’s father is a Gloucester Township Police Officer, so it’s easy to see where she learned to appreciate our town’s emergency responders. If anyone is interested in purchasing firefighter or police officer appreciation wrist bands from Nina, please visit her website at www.etsy.com/shop/NCBCreations. Thanks again Nina!