Sunday July 8, 2018 at 08:00 hours saw the introduction of Engine 88. Engine 88 is part of a shared services agreement between District 8-2 (Chews Landing) and District 8-4 (Blackwood) to provide the residents of both districts with a single dedicated apparatus staffed by full-time career personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The crews of Engine 88 will utilize one of Chews Landing’s engines and will respond to all calls in both districts, rotating between Station 82 in Chews Landing and Station 84-2 on Blackwood-Clementon Rd. in Blackwood. This will augment the volunteers in both districts by allowing a quicker initial response at all hours.
Engine 88’s first call came less than an hour into it’s first tour. Before the shift was over, it would respond to 8 calls, including a kitchen fire at 650 Hobart Dr., 2 MVA’s on Rt. 42, and 2 reported vehicle fires.
Even though there is now a fully staffed engine 24 hours a day, the need for volunteers has never been greater. If you are interested and at least 16 years of age, visit our Recruitment page or stop by the station M-F 8am-4pm or Monday nights from 7pm-9pm.