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.
The annual election for Gloucester Township Fire District #2 will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 2 PM to 9 PM at the Chews Landing Fire Station, 43 Somerdale Road, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012. Voters will be asked to vote for one fire commissioner for a three year term. The candidates are Lawrence W. Grady and Nicholas J. Ritz. Voters will also be asked to vote YES on Question 1 to approve our proposed 2020 operating budget of $1,734,000.00, and to vote YES to Question 2 to approve a capital purchase for the shared purchase of a new fire engine at a cost not to exceed $710,000.00. The cost of the new engine will be shared equally with Gloucester Township Fire District #4. For further details regarding the purchase, please refer to the attached PowerPoint Presentation.