RESCUE IN LUMBERTON

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. 

   


 

ONRAMP TO ROUTE 295 CLOSED DUE TO OVERTURNED TRACTOR TRAILER

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. 

   


 

TRACTOR TRAILER FIRE THREATENS WAREHOUSE AND OTHER TRACTOR TRAILERS

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. 



   


 

WTES AND MARINES HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 772 TEAM UP TO OFFER CHILDREN FUN AFTERNOON

Sunday, June 9, 2013  On Sunday, the WTES had a few special guests at the firehouse. Children of the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 and their families spent the afternoon with us. Members of the Readiness Team had crafts and fun activities for the children who's parents will be deployed in the near future. They also enjoyed a fire engine ride around the complex! To all those who serve to protect us THANK YOU!


   


 

CREWS RESCUE DUCKS FROM STORM DRAIN

Sunday, June 9, 2013   One day after saving a dog from a well, crews were back at it again. This time, it was family of ducklings. Residents called due to hearing ducks from a drain. Crews responded out and helped the dad and mom duck out by getting their ducklings out safely!

     



 

BURLINGTON COUNTY TECHNICAL RESCUE TEAM ADDED TO AN INCIDENT IN FLORENCE

Saturday, June 8, 2013  The Burlington County Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to an incident in Florence Township today. A small dog fell 20' down a well underneath of a home off 3rd Street. Squad 2723 responded to the incident along with Rescue 3629 from Mount Laurel. Crews on the Squad arrived on location. The well was underneath a portion of the rear of the home and deck, which provided some difficulty in getting personnel down to save the dog. A Little Giant was used to contour with the space provided along with proper air monitoring equipment made it possible for FF Henry was able to quickly climb down the hole and retrieve the small dog. Bringing him to safety up at the top with family eagerly awaiting him. Only minor injuries were reported from the Vet.

     



 

SQUAD 2723 FOR RESCUE AND A SECOND FOR OVERTURNED TRUCK

Saturday, June 1, 2013  At approximately 0810 hours, SQ2723 responded to the NJTP just south of exit 6 for a reported MVA. Upon arrival the crew reported a two vehicle mvc with entrapment. Chief 4000 arrived with the Squad, took command, then confirmed entrapment and gave orders for the crew ...to go in service with tools. The crew extricated 2 patients (1 trauma) and assisted with packaging the other 3 patients for a total of 5. BLS units 408, 278, 909, and 509 handled the transports. Other units on scene R3018 and E3222 handled securing the second vehicle.

Then at 1001 hours, the crews were back on the NJTP for another MVC involving an overturned box truck in the area of exit 5. Crews arrived to find a box truck that flipped on its side and back on its wheels losing its load across all the northbound lanes. Crews provided EMS to the injured passenger until the arrival of mount laurel EMS then worked to clear the debris off the roadway. Crews were on scene for approximately 1 hour until relieved by Turnpike authority road crews



     
Overturned Truck Incident

Overturned Truck Incident

Recue Assignment Incident

Recue Assignment Incident



 

CONGRATS TO FF/EMT KARLIE CUNNINGHAM

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!!

   


 

WTES IS CONDUCTING A HIRING PROCESS TO ESTABLISH A HIRING LIST

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 Course


All 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.




   


 

WTES CELEBRATES FF WITKOWSKI'S RETIREMENT

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! 

   


 
 
 

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