780 Woodlane Road Westampton,
New Jersey 08060
Phone: (609) 267-2041
Fax: (609) 267-3305
Email: wjohnson@ westamptonfire.org
Monday, December 24, 2012
At approximately 1305 hours the BLS unit was dispatched with the Eastampton Fire Rescue for a reported fire in a dryer in the Vistas section of Eastampton. The Eastampton PD arrived and reported a fire in the laundry room with heavy smoke showing. The BLS unit (Getz) arrived and confirmed the report, upgraded to the full structure box, and placed the companies in service. SQ2723 (Johnson) responded immediately as part of the structure assignment and arrived first due with RE3411. Chief Johnson established the command and the crews quickly went to work stretching an attack line to the fire room where the fire had extended and began to get into the walls. The supply line was stretched to the hydrant, ground ladders were thrown, and a back line was placed into service by the crews as well. The crew from RE3411 assisted with forcing the garage door and checking the second floor for extension. The attack line crew made quick work of the active fire and the crews opened up the area. L5015's crew relieved the crews on the second floor and RE1313's crew relieved to fire attack crew from the first floor. The fire was contained quickly and the assignment was scaled back to the initial (3) engines and ladder. AC 1310 ran the Command Post. The cause of the fire was being investigated by the Fire Marshal from Eastampton with assistance from FM27.
Saturday, December 22, 2012 11:30
Crews on Squad 2723 responded to Hainesport Township for a report of a house heavily involved in fire. Crews arrived on location behind Hainesport's Engine 3912 and Mount Laurel's Quint 3614. Crews assisted in various fire ground activities. Numerous other departments including Medford, Southampton, Moorestown, and Lumberton assisted in placing the fire under control. There were no injuries reported and the homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.
Friday, December 21, 2012
At approximately 1645 hours the companies along with Medic 31 were dispatched to the Irick road in the area of the NJTP overpass for a Motor Vehicle Accident with possible entrapment. SQ2723 (Farnsworth) and BLS2781 (Bozoski) responded within a minute. SQ2723 was first to arrive to find WTPD with a single vehicle that had left the road and crashed into a pickup truck that was unoccupied and a large dumpster. The vehicle had heavy front end damage and the driver was entrapped. The crews went to work quickly with stabilization and the hydraulic tools while the BLS crew worked to stabilize the patient. Aeromedical was requested due to the severity of injuries suffered by the driver. The LZ was setup in the field next to the accident. The crews had the patient extricated and packaged in less than 10 minutes and loaded into the BLS upon arrival of the Medic unit. The patient was stabilized and Southstar arrived to transport the paitent to a trauma center. The crews were on scene for approximately 45 minutes.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Today is the 4th birthday of our station dalmatian Jake!! Jake is a great member of our family and our community and will be celebrating with the crew. Jake has been helping us spread the word about fire safety since February 2009.
Friday, November 16, 2012
On Tuesday night at the Township meeting, the WTES welcome two new members to the department. First, FF/EMT Chad Bozoski was sworn in by Mayor Camp as the newest employee of the WTES. Welcome to the team Chad, your experience in Fire and EMS will be a tremendous asset to our mission to Raise The Standard. Later in the meeting we had the opportunity to welcome a new honorary member to our department. Mayor Camp presented FF Jim Sorokac, of FDNY with a proclamation for his service and assistance with our 9/11 Memorial on October 11th. Jim, has become a great friend and part of our station family over the past couple of months.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Crews from the WTES responded on Squad 2723 after being requested by Hainesport Fire's Chief 3900. Reports to 911 included multiple trailers involved and spreading to the adjacent building, callers also reported hearing explosions coming from the area. Squad 2723 arrived second on location and went into service assisting with fire extinguishment and overhaul. Crews from Hainesport, Mount Laurel, Lumberton, and Eastampton assisted during the fire. The cause is being investigated by the Burlington County Fire Marshal's Office.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Today Fireman's Fund and HUB International presented the WTES with a grant worth $11,679. The money was used last month to purchase a new TIC (Thermal Imager Camera), Airbag kit, and a Weather Station. Employees from Fireman's Fund and HUB International presented Chief Johnson and Committeeman Daniels with the large size check. We thank you for very generous gift that will assist us in providing service to our residents and those around us.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I want to take the chance to thank each and every person in our team that helped our department during this historic storm. From the preparation to protecting our great community. During the storm we answered over 60 incidents, cleared as many trees as possible to keep roadways open, assisted with manning the EOC, stood ready for EMS incidents, and kept our residents well informed of the hazards. However, as well as we did protecting our area, we weren't done! As our neighbors throughout the state were hit harder than us they needed help! We were there, providing an ambulance crew to assist with evacuating 2- 14 story buildings and 2-11 story buildings! We provided an engine crew to deploy to Toms River to assist with that area immediately after the storm moved out. Still there was more needed..... We provided another ambulance crew that protected the great Bay Area! We deployed an engine to Beach Haven to relieve their crews who were spent, over tired, and devastated. The crew worked securing the area for over 22 hours. Then we deployed another engine crew the next day to Toms River again where crews worked to clear more areas there, and as if that wasn't enough relocated to Beach Haven to finish out their 24 hour tour at the special request of the Chief of Beach Haven due to the great impression our departments hard workers left on them!!! Then another crew relieved them to stay another 24+ hours helping out putting some of the area back together. Even as this supreme dedication to helping others was going on, additional EMS crews stood at the ready for deployment if needed. See, our department has become a go to department that gets phone calls at a moments notice to provide resources! This is a true testament to our family and our dedication to providing services when ever where ever we're needed. Then through all the countless hours expended to being everywhere needed, we still had crews back in station assuring no lapse in service here in the Westampton region. As if all that wasn't enough..... We weren't done! Our team organized a donation drop off point to help the responders and their families and also the shelters in the area housing those displaced from the shore communities. We weren't sure how much we'd get, but felt we had to help. Well in true WTES fashion.... It blew up!! Our meeting room and two engine bays were filled with items. The county and national Red Cross noticed the efforts and sent trucks to help get the goods to the ones who needed it. We have FF/EMT Davis's 16' trailer loaded with items for the responders. I just know that through all of this, a truly humbling experience I must add, I could not be more proud to be part of our family! Once again this department has gone way above the call.... And has truly "Raised the Standard"! I love being a part of this amazing group of people that continue to deliver amazing services under any circumstances. You all have something to be very proud of!! I personally can not thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication to our "little" department family! Keep up the great work, your efforts are amazing!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Wylie C. Johnson IIIChief, WTES
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The WTES is a drop off point for non perishable foods, water, and breakfast foods such as granola, protein and cereal bars. We will still collect that but are now switching gears to assist the people that live down the shore with clean up. We are looking for heavy duty trash bags, working gloves, brooms and dustpans. The support has been amazing by everyone in the area! Thank you!780 Woodlane Road Westampton, NJ 08060
Monday, October 29, 2012
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