On Monday evening, current and in training drivers/pump operators, took the opportunity to get in some valuable pump time. Evolution’s included supply the Ladder Company with a single supply line and learning to adjust pressures to maximize water flow to the nozzle. In addition, drivers practiced various ways to maximize the water supply to the Engine, from a single supply line (5″ Line) to multiple lines.
On April 21, 2017 employees of the Camden County Women’s shelter visited the Chews Landing Fire Department, where they received fire prevention training from members of the Fire Prevention Bureau. The employees were then given the opportunity to practice the proper use of portable fire extinguishers using the fire department’s propane fueled training prop. Any residents or business owners located in Fire District #2 are invited to contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 856-227-5907 X124 if interested in training on the prop.
Volunteer and career staff from both the Chews Landing (82) and Blackwood Fire Departments (84), conducted a refresher class on Firefighter Self Rescue and Survival, on Saturday April 29th. Instructors from “Safety and Survival Training, Inc.”, provided the members with a variety of situations that a firefighter may be exposed to during an incident, and options for self rescue or rescue of a down firefighter. Great workout for all of us that participated.
On April 14, Rescue 82 was “Special Called” by Station 84 (Blackwood), to assist with a rubbish fire at the Gloucester Township Premium Outlets. Upon arrival, Rescue 82 was directed to use their front winch to pull a 40 cubic yard dumpster, out into an open area where the contents could be removed and the material extinguished. Overhaul was extensive due to the excessive amount of compacted material inside.
On Monday evening, April 3rd, members of Station 82 (Chews Landing) and Station 84 (Blackwood), participated in “Live Fire” training at the Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center. This training is a requirement for all active members of the department, who are currently SCBA/Interior Structural qualified firefighters. Evolution’s included hose stretches to the 1st and 2nd floors fires and descending into a basement fire from the 2nd floor.