780 Woodlane Road Westampton,
New Jersey 08060
Phone: (609) 267-2041
Fax: (609) 267-3305
Email: wjohnson@ westamptonfire.org
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
At approximately 1525 hours, Squad 2723 and BLS units were dispatched as part of the RV task force to Gloucester Ct in district 34 for a reported shed fire extending to the dwelling. Chief 1300 placed the companies in service en route based on the column of smoke in the air. BLS2783 (Farnsworth) was clearing a previous incident and was first on scene to confirm a shed well involved with extension to the dwelling and DC Farnsworth assumed the command. E5011 was first due engine laid the supply line and took the "A" side for fire attack with the assistance of the BLS crew. SQ2723 (Johnson) was second due and took up the supply duties. The crews made a quick stop on the exterior fire and crews from RE3411, T1314, and Chief 1900 checked for extension on the interior of the dwelling. The crew from WTES was on scene for approximately 1.5 hours. Other units on scene were E3413, BLS 2782, and RIT 1911.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Crews participated in a Mock Crash demonstration for the students of RVRHS today. The message of safe driving and along with drinking and driving was presented by the MHPD, WTES, America EMS, NJSP, and MHFD.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
This afternoon at 2:00pm the WTES responded to Burlington Township at the American Custom Drying facility. Departments from Burlington Township, Burlington City, and Willingboro Township responded to the blaze which occurred in the upper bag housing of the warehouse portion of the facility. Crews made entry to the catwalk which surrounded the housing. Using saws and hand tools they gained access to interior and used foam to assist in controlling the fire and cooling down the structure. The WTES was on location for approximately 2.5 hours before returning to the station.
Monday, April 8, 2013
At approximately 1621 hours, SQ2723 was dispatched as part of the structure assignment to Landing Street in District 13 for a reported dwelling fire. Chief 1300 (Pearson) got the report from communications that there were numerous calls reporting black smoke from the rear of the dwelling, he confirmed he had a column and placed the companies in service then established command as first arriving. SQ2723(Johnson) arrived just behind the 13 units and the crew went in service with the attack line crew of RE1313 and began opening up to expose the heavy fire load above them and on the "C" side of the dwelling. The operator of SQ2723 also went with a crew from E1312 to the rear of the dwelling to attack the heavy fire load from an enclosed porch area. Q3614's crew opened the roof and then assisted with opening up inside the structure. The crew was on scene for approximately 2 hours. Other units on scene were L5015, RE3411, E3912, RIT 1911, E1712, and BLS units from 139 and Lourdes EMS. There were two firefighters from other Dept's that sustained minor injuries. The home sustained heavy damage from the fire and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Truck 2725 is moving forward! This week the cab received its paint color. On Monday, our truck committee will be taking a trip to KME. We will keep you updated with more pictures as we get them! Check back next week!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
At approximately 1134 hours Squad 2723 was dispatched to cover Mansfield Station 331, while en route the crew was diverted to the scene to provide manpower. While on scene the crew utilized a 2 /12" attack line to hit hot spots and assist with extinguishing the fire that destroyed the home. While crews were on scene in Mansfield the crews still in Westampton handled two more incidents in town. One MVA on Woodlane Road and then a hydraulic fluid spill from a truck on Rancocas Road.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
At approximately 1545 hours Squad 2723 was requested to assist the Delran FD with an MVC that caused a saddle tank on a tractor trailer to be ruptured spilling fuel. The crew responded then upon arrival assessed the damage and quickly sealed the leak using a spill wedge and putty. Crews from the Delran FD were working to contain the spilled fuel from getting into a ditch along side of the road. A representative from the county Health Department was also on scene due to the quantity spilled. Crews were on scene for approximately 20 minutes and then returned to the station. While on the fuel spill, E2721 responded to a brush fire in the Oxmead section of town.
Monday, March 25, 2013
We just received these pictures of Truck 2725 being constructed at KME. These photos of our the Predator severe service cab being made. We will continue to update as we get more pictures of it being completed.
Upgrading their shields to black!
Monday, March 25, 2013
The WTES would like to say congrats to two members that joined our station and have worked hard through their Rookie Books. On Saturday they completed the last needed course (RIT operations) to obtain their black helmet with black shield. Now they will be able to continue their training in other advanced topics to obtain their yellow squad shield. Each member joined our station and completed in-house training as well as training at the fire academy to complete this portion of the program! Congrats!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
After completing a live burn with the members of the WTES. FF Rob Leach moved one step higher in his training to obtain a black helmet and orange shield. Up next, a black shield. Keep up the great work FF Leach.
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