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New Scott SCBA

Tuesday, April 1, 2014  The Beaver Brook Fire Alliance (Barrington, Bellmawr, Haddon Heights, and Runnemede) received our shipment of 109 new Scott SCBA. This purchase was made possible by the FEMA AFG Grant awarded to the Alliance last year. These new air packs are the 2013 NFPA compliant models and have the Pak Tracker feature. The officers from all four stations worked together this morning at our fire house to get the SCBA sorted out and programmed. We will be conducting in house training and pack familiarization in the up coming week. These new SCBA shall be in service shortly!



Traffic Nightmare on 9th Ave

Tuesday, April 1, 2014  Around 13:00 just as the SCBA project was wrapping up for the day, we were dispatched to 9th Ave in the area of the Black Horse Pike. Original reports were live wires down on a tractor trailer with the driver still inside. Upon arrival, we worked with PSEG who was already on location. The wires were determined to be dead and the driver was assisted out of the vehicle. One PSEG worker was transported for an injury sustained while working in the bucket when the pole and wires came down. Runnemede Police Department, Public Works, and Camden County Fire Police provided traffic control for the effected areas.



Members honored by the Camden County Hero Scholarship

Friday, March 21, 2014  Congratulations to three of our members that were honored by the Camden County Hero Scholarship last night March 21st. EMS Supervisors Thomas Buscio and Lois Tadley, along with EMT Mary McLean were honored for their roll in an EMS incident... in Bellmawr, NJ in November, 2013. EMT's Tadley and McLean responded on Runnemede's ambulance and EMT Buscio responded as a paramedic for Virtua. The incident involved 3 people simultaneously being electrocuted and all were in cardiac arrest at the arrival of first responders. All 3 victims were revived by the time they arrived at the hospitals. This was a combined effort by numerous public safety agencies including Runnemede EMS, Bellmawr Fire and EMS, Bellmawr Police, and Virtua Paramedics. Congratulations and great job by all involved.



2 Alarms at Bellmawr Manor

Saturday, March 1, 2014  Engine 75, Battalion 75, and 701 responded on the 1st alarm to 1020 Kings Highway, Bellmawr Manor Apartments. Upon arrival, Engine 75 established a supply line to Ladder 33 then stretched the 2nd 1 3/4" line into the building. While operating inside, our crew was met with a ceiling collapse. All personnel were evacuated from the building, PAR completed, and an exterior attack was initiated. No one was injured during the fire and the cause is being investigated. 

Courtesy of Social Media

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Busy Morning/Afternoon for RFD

Wednesday, January 29, 2014  Around 08:05, Squad 75 was dispatched to the NJ Turnpike for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Squad 75's crew worked with Squad 13 and Rescue 13(Cherry Hill) to extricate the victim from an overturned tractor trailer hauling 9000 gallons of Bio Diesel. There was a minor leak from the tanker which was mitigated by Hazmat 13(Cherry Hill). The patient that was extricated from the tractor trailer was flown from the scene to the local ER. Squad 75 returned to station around 12:00.

At 13:15, Engine 75 was dispatched for an automatic fire alarm at 300 N. Black Horse Pike. Company returned to station around 13:30.

At 13:46, Squad 75 was dispatched for another motor vehicle accident with entrapment on the NJ Turnpike. Squad 75 and BLS 788 arrived to find a SUV into the rear of a tow truck. 1 patient who was heavily entrapped was determined to be DOA. Cherry Hill Fire units responding southbound were recalled and the Runnemede units worked with the NJ State Police on scene during the accident investigation. The crew returned to station about 17:30.



Small Fire in the Splits

Sunday, December 29, 2013 20:38 Just as the Eagles recovered the first turnover by Dallas in the 1st quarter, Task Force 7 was dispatched to 625 Glover Dr. for a reported house fire. Police reported a smoke condition from a faulty kitchen exhaust fan. 701(Moriarty) arrived on location to find a vacant, 1 story single family dwelling, light smoke showing from the front door. Engine 75 arrived and went to the interior to investigate further. Confirming the police report, Engine 75's crew found a exhaust fan fire with extension to the cabinet above and walls. The fire was quickly brought under control and held the assignment to the 1st engine and ladder. The fire is being investigated by the Runnemede Fire Marshals Office.

Task Force 7 - Engine 75(Runnemede), Ladder 91(Barrington), Squad 32(Bellmawr),  Ladder 33(Bellmawr), Rescue 82(Chews Landing), and BLS 787(Runnemede). 



2nd Alarm Fire in Blenheim

Courtesy of Countyfirebuff

Friday, December 13, 2013  Task Force 83 was dispatched to 256 Cedar Ave and upon arrival crews were faced with heavy fire on the "A" side. Squad 75(Runnemede) responded when the Incident Commander struck the all hands. Upon arrival, Squad 75's crew assisted with the secondary water supply and assumed the RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) operations. The crew also assisted with hose line deployment and exterior operations on the "C" and "D" side of the dwelling.

The family lost everthing only two weeks before Christmas. They are collecting donations online for the family. www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/please-help-chando-family-after-house-fire/116986




Hometown Hero

Friday, October 11, 2013  The Runnemede Fire Department was honored on October 11th 2013 at the Friday night football game by Triton High School as part of their Hometown Hero Program. The Department received a plaque of appreciation from Triton. The Company received a Joint Legislative Commendation from Senator Norcross and Assemblymen Fuentes and Wilson. Thank You Mrs. Sheppard for the recognition.



New BLS 787

Wednesday, September 25, 2013  2013 Horton Concept 3 Ford E-350 chassis with a gasoline engine. This unit is replacing the old BLS 787 which was a 2000 Ford/Horton.


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Veterans Welcome Home Parade

Courtesy of Gloucester Township www.glotwp.com

Courtesy of Gloucester Township

Tuesday, September 24, 2013  This Saturday, 9/28/13, 10:00am. Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, and Runnemede VFW are hosting a Welcome Home Veterans Parade. The parade will begin at Glendora Fire Department on 8th Ave and proceed down the Black Horse Pike making a right on Evesham Road and ending at Triton High School. Please come out to support this great event!



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