On Wednesday Aug. 5, Chews Landing Fire Dept. responded with HazMat 8 and Engine 88 to the Erial (86) section of the township for a Hazardous Materials assignment along with Engine 86, Squad 85 (Lambs Terrace), Squad 62 (Pine Hill), Squad 13 (Cherry Hill), and county officials. A petroleum based substance was discovered in a retention pond in the vicinity of Independence Blvd. Crews were on scene for approximately two hours handling the cleanup.
On the evening of Sunday July 19, 8201(Millisky), 8202(Scott), TL82, E82, E88, and Utility 827 with a total staffing of 17, responded to Glendora for a Dwelling fire. 8202 arrived on location with smoke showing from two sides, determined all occupants were accounted for, and established Command until relieved by 8101(Ricciardelli). Crews from Blenheim, Magnolia, Glendora, Runnemede, and Chews Landing arrived in quick succession and went to work, bringing the fire under control within 20 minutes. Units from Somerdale and Bellmawr also responded.
TL82 assisted with ventilation and overhaul, E82 and U827 with salvage and manpower, and E88 stood by to provide a secondary water supply. One Glendora FF was transported to the hospital with a minor injury and released.
This was just one of 5 reported fires the department responded to this weekend, in addition to a number of other calls. Great job by all!
Photos provided by Nick Martin, Alyssa Piepszowski, and Ally Vincent.
Over the last several months, Chews Landing Fire Dept. has received a number of donations from local residents and businesses. From meals to masks, to cleaning supplies and PPE, the support we’ve gotten from the community during the Covid-19 pandemic has been amazing. Two of our most recent donations came in the form of hoagies from the Wawa located just across the street from our station, and protective masks for our members from Heather, Vera, and Connor Ward of Runnemede Scout Troop 117. We would like to take this time to thank them, as well as all of the others that have kept us in their thoughts through these trying times. As you have been here for us, we will continue to be here for all of you.
On Thursday Aug. 1, Task Force 82 was dispatched to 25 Lamp Post Ln. for a reported dwelling fire with reports of a trapped occupant. 8201 arrived on location with fire showing from the side and rear and struck the All Hands. Engine 88 arrived first due and made access through the front to begin fighting the fire, as Squad 75 laid a supply line out to a hydrant to establish a water supply. Tower Ladder 82 arrived, placed ground ladders around the home, and proceeded to the roof to open up and ventilate with assistance from firefighters from Magnolia and Hi-Nella. The fire was quickly placed under control. One occupant was removed by fire and police, and transported via helicopter to the hospital, with Squad 65 setting up the LZ. One police officer was also transported to the hospital for treatment. EMS was kept busy providing rehab and evaluating all fire personnel in the days high temps. The fire is currently under investigation by local, county, and state officials.
In all, companies from Chews Landing, Blackwood, Glendora, Runnemede, Bellmawr, Hi-Nella, Magnolia, Lawnside, Somderdale, Oaklyn, Laurel Springs, Stratford, and Cherry Hill Rehab 13 operated on scene. Companies from Deptford, Haddonfield, Somderdale, and Westmont responded and staged at Station 82 to provide coverage in the event of any additional calls for service. A big thanks to all companies that responded!