The Chews Landing Fire Department recently purchased and placed in service, a new item to be used by the Rapid Intervention Crew, which will expedite the rescue and removal, of a downed firefighter at the scene of an incident. The “FAST” Board, which is smaller than our current stokes basket, allows the crew to quickly secure the downed firefighter, move the firefighter up or down stairs, around tight corners, as well as, down the Main section of an extended Ladder Company, if necessary.
On Tuesday morning, August 1 at 05:00 hrs, companies were dispatched to Route 42 NB in the area of Exit 7B for a reported MVA. Arriving companies found an overturned tractor trailer, with its contents dumped onto the side of the road. Additionally, a saddle tank was also breached, causing a leak to run onto the highway. HazMat 8 was requested to secure the spill, along with a Special Call for HazMat 13 (Cherry Hill Fire Department), who drilled the affected tank and removed the remaining product. All companies went available by 10:00 hrs.
The members of the Chews Landing Fire Department offer our sincere condolences to the Cassabria family and our brothers and sisters of the Blackwood Fire Company in their time of sadness and grief. Rest easy Nico and may you be at peace.