On Tuesday night August 1st crews from Station 82 attended several National Night Out events that were held throughout the district. Personnel showed residents the apparatus and equipment. The Fire Prevention Bureau had coloring books for the kids and fire safety booklets for the parents. Pluggie the Fire Hydrant made several appearances and had some fun with the kids.
On Monday night July 17th personnel from Station 82 and Station 652 Somerdale FD trained together on Confined Space Rescue at one of Somerdales pumping stations. Personnel went over operations and procedures of Somerdale Department of Public Works Somerdale Fire Department and Rescue 82. Personnel went over the equipment carried on the Rescue and its location on the apparatus. Thanks go out to the Officers and members from Somerdale FD and we look forward to more training evolutions in the future.
Shortly after midnight on July 18th Rescue 82 was special called to assist Glendora Station 81 with manpower at 635 Front St. The SPCA and Gloucester Twp. PD were on location with a dwelling with reported between 20 and 30 cats inside.Station 81nbsppersonnel had been working for over an hour and 8101ChiefnbspM. Ricciardellinbsprequested additional manpower due to the high heat and humidity of the day. Haz-Mat 8 and Rescue 84 were also special called for additional Tyvek suits and to assist with manpower and Decon. Personnel from Rescue 82 monitored the conditions in the dwelling with meters and helped to round up several of the cats. Othernbspassisting agencies were Runnemede Engine 753 covered station 81 Canteens 1 amp 2 Gloucester Twp EMS County Wide Animal Control Gloucester Twp Emergency Management and Camden County Board of Health. For more inforamation check out a hrefhttpwww.6abc.com targetblankwww.6abc.coma. Companies cleared the scene around 0250hrs.
On Monday afternoon at about 1730hrs Engine 83 Engine 82 BLS806 and ALS46 were dispatched to Erial-Blenhiem Rd. by Public Storage for a reported MVA involving a motorcycle. Rescue 82 arrived along with BLS806 and ALS46 to find a motorcycle on its side in the parking lot with the rider down but conscious and alert. As EMS tended to the patient the crew from the Rescue secured the battery and leaking fuel and Engine 832 arrived in staging. No other fire department services were needed and companies went in-service. Patient was transported by EMS to the hospital for further evaluation.
On Saturday June 24 the 5 Pipeline Strike Team had a drill at the Lindenwold High School on Egg Harbor Rd. Engine 822 took the hydrant and each subsequent Engine Co. laid out 400 of 5. Ladder 632 and Squirt 633 were supplied by the Task Force and were able to flow a total of 1250 GPM. This was the first drill since two additional Engines were added to the Strike Team Glendora E-812 and Runnemede E-753. Thanks goes out to the Officers and Personnel from all the departments who attended.