780 Woodlane Road Westampton,
New Jersey 08060
Phone: (609) 267-2041
Fax: (609) 267-3305
Email: wjohnson@ westamptonfire.org
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!
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. To see updated photos and information please visit us at www.facebook.com/wtes27 and Like our Facebook page!
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.
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!
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 DavidsonNicholas DiPaloMichael GuzyAdam KookerJulian 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
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.
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
Saturday, June 22, 2013
In the early afternoon house the rescue assignment was dispatched to the area of the Lowe's in Lumberton, at Rt. 38 and Rt. 541. This brought Ambulance 2783 along with other Lumberton fire and ems units. First arriving Chief 1300 reported he had an SUV on its roof with an occupant partially trapped under the vehicle. Ambulance 2783 was the next to arrive and began pt. care and sizing up the incident. Seeing the need for immediate victim removed Chief 1300 added Rescue 2723 to the incident. Once on location the Squad Co. cribbed the vehicle and prepared to lift the vehicle to free the pt. Rescue Engine 1313 was now on location working in coordination with 2723. The units lifted the vehicle and freed the occupant from under the roof. The victim was immobilized, secured, and transported to an area trauma center by Ambulance 2783 and Medic 31. Several other injures were handled by other ems units from Lumberton, Mt. Holly, and Hainesport.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Crews on Squad 2723 and Ambulance 2783 along with Mount Laurel Fire and EMS responded to the onramp of Route 295 Northbound from Rancocas Road for a overturned tractor trailer. The driver was partially trapped and the roof of the vehicle had to be removed to extricate the patient out of the truck.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Half past midnight on Monday morning crews responded to the Highland Business Park for reports of a fully involved tractor trailer, with multiple reports of exposures to other tractor trailers and the warehouse. Engine 2721 responded to the scene. Upon arriving at Performance Group Foods they found a fully involved tractor trailer (reefer) full of food in rear of the warehouse. Employees assisted by moving the nearby tractor trailers nearby to safety. Crews laid 600' of 5" supply line and quickly deployed one 1 3/4" and one 2" handlines to attack the fire and protect the exposures. Mount Laurel's Quint 3614 and Willingboro's Engine 1632 were requested due to the fire load and to assist with checking for extension and protecting the exposures. They remained on location for approximately 2 hours before returning to the station.
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