FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IS BUSY TIME FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE WTES

Saturday, October 19, 2013  Fire Prevention Week comes each October. The members of the WTES step up to the plate to meet the demand of the numerous preschools, schools, civic groups and other fire departments that request us. During these two weeks the WTES visited 9 preschools/schools, 6 open houses for other fire departments and 1 visit with our corporate partners. We also hosted our 1st Open House for Seniors, and our annual Fire & Life Safety Open House. All in all we spread the message of fire & life safety to over 4,500 people. Always looking for new ways to Raise The Standard!

     
   


 

WTES ASSISTS IN ARSON CLASS FOR INVESTIGATORS

Friday, October 4, 2013   The WTES was asked today to assist at the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center today. Detectives, Fire Marshals, and Investigators participated in a course on Hands-On Vehicle Fire Investigations. Crews on Engine 2721 assisted in extinguishing vehicle fires for the class. Once extinguished they were able to learn how to investigate the fires.

   


 

EXTRICATION ON ROUTE 295

Friday, October 4, 2013  Squad 2723 responded to Route 295 for a vehicle that needed two patients to be extricated. The vehicle was found on its side. Crews quickly extricated the two patients and EMS transported them to a local Trauma center. 

   


 

RANCOCAS VILLAGE PICNIC

Saturday, September 7, 2013  Today the WTES enjoyed an afternoon in the Rancocas Village. They welcomed us to their annual Village Picnic. Food, fun and fire prevention were on hand while everyone enjoyed themselves! Thank you for the invite! 


     



 

109' KME SEVERE DUTY TRUCK 2725 DELIVERED

Monday, August 19, 2013   This afternoon KME delivered Truck 2725 to the WTES. The 109' KME Severe Duty Truck by KME is the first in the Township. It is just another tool that the WTES has to serve the residents and businesses on a daily basis. With its 109' ladder, a 500-gallon tank, a 2,000-gallon-per-minute water pump, 1,000 feet of supply line, and a cab that can hold six firefighters. The Truck Committee really put a lot of details in the Truck. 

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ENGINE 2721 ARRIVES SECOND AT WILLINGBORO DWELLING

Wednesday, August 14, 2013  Engine 2721 responded to Willingboro Township, Wednesday afternoon for a dwelling fire. Crews arrived second behind Engine 1632 and layed 400' of 5" hose to their Engine. While their crew battled a bulk of the fire in the rear of the first floor. 2721's crew pulled a second 1 3/4" handline to extinguish the fire at the entrance way of the first floor then proceeded to the second floor to continue fire attack. Crews also ventilated the second floor of the home. Once the fire was under control crews assisted with hot spots and overhaul at the vacant home. 

     



 

FINAL INSPECTION OF TRUCK 2725

Monday, August 5, 2013   The apparatus committee is at KME today and tomorrow doing the final inspection of Truck 2725. Its almost time to come home!

   


 

WTES CONCLUDES HIRING PROCESS

Tuesday, July 30, 2013  We have finished the hiring process to fill the position open from FF/EMT Witkowski's retirement. Please join us in congratulating FF/EMT Matt Roman. FF/EMT Matt Roman will be starting within the next few weeks. Matt was a volunteer with our department since 2005 and recently left to take a position with the Newport News Fire Department in Virginia. Matt has a Bachelor's degree in Fire Service Administration. Welcome home Matt!
 
Also from this list we are adding a few more per diem FF/EMT's. Please take a moment to welcome the following FF/EMT's to our department:
 
 
John Davidson
Nicholas DiPalo
Michael Guzy
Adam Kooker
Julian Vallery
 
They will be joining us in the next few weeks to do their training and then starting to staff open shifts. Thank you to everyone who helped us during this process

   


 

MEMBERS ATTEND FIREHOUSE MAGAZINE'S 2013 TRAINING EXPO

Sunday, July 28, 2013   Last week members attended Firehouse Magazine's 2013 Training Expo. Members attended training sessions in Big Rig Rescue and Forcible Entry Tactics, Hands On Classes, along with several other lecture based classes. The benefit of attending this type of training is to learn from some of the Fire Services' top Instructors as well as networking with firefighters from all over the country.

     



 

BACK TO BACK HOUSE FIRES

Saturday, July 6, 2013 

Just before 2 PM units were dispatched to Galaxy Ln. in Willingboro for the reported garage fire attached to the house.  While enroute Central advised that there was still possibly an occupant trapped inside.  Engine 1613 arrived with smoke showing and a working fire in a living room area in the converted garage.  Engine 2721 arrived soon after and was assigned truck company duties.  The crew completed a primary and secondary search of the dwelling, opened up for the engine company, ventilation and overhaul.  Searches proved negative and the fire was under control in about 10 minutes.  Also on location were Willingboro EMS, Quint 3614,  RIT 311, and Ladder 231.  The engine remained on location for another two house assisting with overhaul and the fire investigators.  No injuries were reported. 



While crews were cleaning up and restoring the truck from the Willingboro fire, the structure assignment was dispatched to Fawn Ct. in Lumberton reporting a kitchen fire in a townhouse.  Police arrived with heavy smoke inside the dwelling from an unknown location.  Engine 2723 arrived as the first due engine and stretched a line to the door.  The crew searched the dwelling to find a kitchen fire spreading to the living room area.  The crew quickly knocked the fire, completed a primary search, and opened up to check for extension and ventilate.  The assignment was scaled back to hold 2 and 1.  Engine 1313 and Ladder 5015 worked to complete ventilation, control utilities and finish overhaul of the fire area.  Chief 2700 had Operations and Ambulance 5093 set up firefighter rehab.  No injuries were reported.  



     



 
 
 

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