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.




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. 




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. 

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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 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




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 reported.  




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. 



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