Personnel from Station 82 went to the local schools and daycare centers in the district during Fire Prevention Week to teach the kids fire safety and show them some of the apparatus and equipment. Personnel donned there gear to show the kids not to be afraid of firefighters and there was even an appearance by Pluggie The Fire Hydrant who helped teach the kids fire safety.
On Friday morning at about 0630hrs. Rescue 82 BLS-806 and ALS-41 were dispatched to the 700 block of Somerdale Rd. for a MVA rescue assignment. Rescue 82 arrived and assisted BLS-806 with the driver who had self extricated himself from a vehicle that had struck a telephone pole. ALS-41 arrived as the patient was loaded onto a backboard and further accessed. The patient was taken to Cooper Hospital with a possible femur fracture and other minor injuries. Rescue 82 remained on location until the vehicle was removed from the scene.
On Tuesday morning the crew from Engine 821 was assistting the Fire Marshall at the scene of a fire from the night before when they were dispatched along with Engine 83 BLS-806 and ALS-46 to Blackwood Clementon Rd. by Luke Oil for an MVA with the report of a driver unconscious. Engine 821 arrived along with 8201Chief J. Reichert FM-82J. Price and FM-82A K. Young to find a two vehicle MVA with one of the drivers conscious but disoriented. E-821 made entry into the vehicle and started patient assessment as BLS-806 arrived. The driver of the other vehicle was refusing medical treatment as the first patient was extricated and placed on a backboard with CIDs in place and evaluated further by BLS and ALS before being transported to the hospital. E-821 also handled a small fluid spill on the vehicle before going in-service.
On Sunday afternoon around 1630 hrs. the Oaklyn Fire DepartmentStation 183 was dispatched to the Terminal Vending building located at 301 W. Clinton Ave. for a reported building fire. 18301Chief M. Quinter arrived and reported three vehicles fully involved inside the building with heavy smoke throughout the large commercial structure. Companies were advised to lay in and lead off with 2.5 water lines. The second alarm was quickly struck and the 5 InchnbspPipeline Strike Team A was also dispatched. Engines 822 842 Blackwood 812 Glendora 652 Somerdale 632 Lindenwold 753 Runnemede 932 Deptford were sent to the Home Depot in Lawnside for staging. The Strike Team was sent to Station 183 to meet with the Water Supply Officer 18302 Asst. Chief C. Hudson to establish water supply to the fireground. Engines 652 822 842 and 632 established a 5 supply line from the fireground to a water supply 2100 away. A second 5 line was deployed by Engines 932 and 753 to lay out from Engine 1-1 Audubon to a hydrant by Station 183. A third 5 line was laid by Engine 842 on the hydrant and Engine 812 up Kendall Blvd to the fireground. The Strike Team supplied several ladder pipes and engine companies during the height of the fire and well into the night. Crews from the Strike Team also handled ember patrol on the roofs of businesses on Clinton Ave. and operated a ground monitor on the C-D side of the building. The last units from the Strike Team left the fireground shortly after 0100hrs.
The Officers and members of the Chews Landing Fire Department wish to extend their thoughts and prayers to the family friends and personnel from the Lambs Terrace Fire Company on the loss of Firefighter George Spain Jr. who pasted away on August 3 2006. Firefighter Spain was a life member and faithfully served the Lambs Terrace FirenbspCompany for over fifty two years.