780 Woodlane Road Westampton,
New Jersey 08060
Phone: (609) 267-2041
Fax: (609) 267-3305
Email: wjohnson@ westamptonfire.org
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Township of Westampton is seeking qualified candidates to establish a hiring list for the position of Full Time Firefighter/EMT and Per Diem Firefighter/EMT. Candidates must meet the following requirements:• Minimum of 21 years of age• Maximum of 35 years of age unless able to meet requirements of Police and Fire Pension System Exceptions • NJ Drivers License• Certified Firefighter I for minimum of 3 years (Out of state candidates must obtain NJ FFI Certification prior to appointment)• Certified Emergency Medical Technician for 3 Years (Out of state candidates must obtain NJ EMT Certification prior to appointment)• Certified to Incident Command System I-200 (minimum)• Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator• Pump Operations CourseAll qualified interested candidates may stop at the Fire Station at 780 Woodlane Road, Westampton, NJ 08060 Monday through Friday between 0800 hours and 1700 hours to drop off a resume with current list of education and certifications included and sign up for the written exam. All qualified interested candidates must have their resume and certification list submitted and be signed up for the written test by Wednesday June 5, 2013 at 1700 hours to be included in the hiring process. The written test will be administered on Saturday June 15, 2013. Check in will be from 0800-0830 hours. There is a $25.00 administrative fee to take the exam. The fee must be paid via Certified Check or Money Order ONLY and will be collected at check-in. Any questions can be directed to Chief Wylie Johnson III at (609)267-2041 ext 301.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Congrats to FF/EMT Karlie Cunningham for progressing from her orange exterior firefighter helmet to her Interior Black Helmet Orange Shield. She completed the required training and skills in her "rookie" book. Great work Karlie!!
Monday, May 13, 2013
A bitter sweet day has come upon us today. Together the WTES, Township Officials, coworkers, friends and family joined together to celebrate FF/EMT Pete Witkowski's retirement. Pete, has been a vital part of our organization a little over 10 years now. We thank you for your commitment to Westampton Township and others that you have served. Your ability to mentor and train younger members, and your willingness to help with whatever needed to be done. We celebrate you today!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Congrats to FF Tom Laffan on receiving his Squad shield. Tom has completed many courses and numerous training hours to reach this level at the WTES. We appreciate your commitment to the WTES, our residents, and the surrounding communities we serve. Keep up the good work!
Friday, May 3, 2013
The new rear mount 109' quint is making good progress at the KME factory. Here are some updated photos of the future Truck 27!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
At approximately 1525 hours, Squad 2723 and BLS units were dispatched as part of the RV task force to Gloucester Ct in district 34 for a reported shed fire extending to the dwelling. Chief 1300 placed the companies in service en route based on the column of smoke in the air. BLS2783 (Farnsworth) was clearing a previous incident and was first on scene to confirm a shed well involved with extension to the dwelling and DC Farnsworth assumed the command. E5011 was first due engine laid the supply line and took the "A" side for fire attack with the assistance of the BLS crew. SQ2723 (Johnson) was second due and took up the supply duties. The crews made a quick stop on the exterior fire and crews from RE3411, T1314, and Chief 1900 checked for extension on the interior of the dwelling. The crew from WTES was on scene for approximately 1.5 hours. Other units on scene were E3413, BLS 2782, and RIT 1911.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Crews participated in a Mock Crash demonstration for the students of RVRHS today. The message of safe driving and along with drinking and driving was presented by the MHPD, WTES, America EMS, NJSP, and MHFD.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
This afternoon at 2:00pm the WTES responded to Burlington Township at the American Custom Drying facility. Departments from Burlington Township, Burlington City, and Willingboro Township responded to the blaze which occurred in the upper bag housing of the warehouse portion of the facility. Crews made entry to the catwalk which surrounded the housing. Using saws and hand tools they gained access to interior and used foam to assist in controlling the fire and cooling down the structure. The WTES was on location for approximately 2.5 hours before returning to the station.
Monday, April 8, 2013
At approximately 1621 hours, SQ2723 was dispatched as part of the structure assignment to Landing Street in District 13 for a reported dwelling fire. Chief 1300 (Pearson) got the report from communications that there were numerous calls reporting black smoke from the rear of the dwelling, he confirmed he had a column and placed the companies in service then established command as first arriving. SQ2723(Johnson) arrived just behind the 13 units and the crew went in service with the attack line crew of RE1313 and began opening up to expose the heavy fire load above them and on the "C" side of the dwelling. The operator of SQ2723 also went with a crew from E1312 to the rear of the dwelling to attack the heavy fire load from an enclosed porch area. Q3614's crew opened the roof and then assisted with opening up inside the structure. The crew was on scene for approximately 2 hours. Other units on scene were L5015, RE3411, E3912, RIT 1911, E1712, and BLS units from 139 and Lourdes EMS. There were two firefighters from other Dept's that sustained minor injuries. The home sustained heavy damage from the fire and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Truck 2725 is moving forward! This week the cab received its paint color. On Monday, our truck committee will be taking a trip to KME. We will keep you updated with more pictures as we get them! Check back next week!
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