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Triple Fatal on NJTP

Thursday, January 22, 2015  Approximately 07:07 this morning, Squad 75, BLS 788, Mount Laurel Rescue 3629, BLS 368, and Virtua Medic 35 were dispatched to MM 31.3 Southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike for a reported vehicle off the roadway into a tree. Medic 35 arrived confirming a single vehicle off the roadway into a tree with three unconscious patients heavily entrapped. Medic 35 requested to fly a helicopter and Rescue 32 (Bellmawr) and BLS 3 (Bellmawr) were added to the assignment. Rescue 3629 and Squad 75 arrived and worked together to stabilize the vehicle and disentangle the three patients. Rescue 32 was ordered to set up the LZ South of the accident on the Turnpike at which point command was notified the choppers were grounded due to weather conditions. All three patients were extricated and pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause and circumstances of the accident is currently under investigation by the New Jersey State Police.



Happy New Year!

Friday, January 2, 2015  Happy New Year to everyone! We are very excited for what 2015 will bring the Department and the Borough. In 2014 department responded to 414 Fire and 1220 EMS calls for service.

Thanks again for everyone's continued support.



2015 Line and Executive Officers

Monday, December 15, 2014  Congrats to the 2015 Line and Executive Officers. 2015 is going to be a busy one for the entire department. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support! 

Fire Department Line Officers:

Chief (701) - Patrick Moriarty

Deputy Chief (702) - Alfred Loverdi

Assistant Chief (7502) - Thomas Buscio

Captain (7504) - Anthony Dolce

Lieutenant (7505) - Kyle Lautenbacher

Fire Company Executive Officers:

President - John Feret

Vice President - Michael Kearney

Recording Secretary - Zachary Beeby

Financial Secretary - Joan Albertson

Treasure - Bernard Moore

Trustees - Charles Romond, Daniel Fitzgerald, and Frank Hartman



Past-Chief William Dermond

Friday, December 5, 2014  Past-Chief, William Dermond passed away at the age of 85. He served as Chief of Department from 1976 to 1977. Chief Dermond proudly served in the United States Army, Air Force, and Navy. He retired in 1989 from the Civil Service at Naval Air Station in Willow Grove.



Rest In Peace Firefighter/EMT McLean

Saturday, November 29, 2014  It is with deep regret that the we announce the passing of Firefighter/EMT Mary McLean. FF/EMT McLean lost her battle with cancer this evening.

Services for FF/EMT Mary McLean:

Viewing Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. and Thursday December 4th, 2014 8:15 A.M. - 9:15 A.M. at Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede NJ. Mass on Thursday 10:00 A.M. at St. Teresa Church.



Thanksgiving Safety Tips

NFPA Thanksgiving Safety

Wednesday, November 26, 2014  As the Thanksgiving Holiday comes upon us, lets make sure you are being safe in the kitchen. Did you know, Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment?

Learn more: www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/holidays/thanksgiving-safety



Truck Hits the Turnpike Overpass

Wednesday, November 12, 2014  The truck was traveling North on the Black Horse Pike and the dump portion began to raise. The driver was unaware and the dump struck the NJTP Interchange 3 overpass. The truck was wedged underneath the overpass and lost its load. Squad 75, B75, and 701 stood by while the Turnpike Authority, NJSP, and Runnemede Police investigated. The overpass was inspected at which point the vehicle was removed by Beaver Brook Towing. 

Additional assisting units: Camden County Fire Police(5700) and Bellmawr Police. 



Refrigerant Leak on Oakland Ave

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  Squad 75, BLS 787, and Medic responded to a Refrigerant leak on South Oakland Ave. While defrosting a freezer from the 1940/50s a refrigerant line was struck and punctured causing the gas to leak. A resident inhaled the gas causing shortness of breath. The gas was determined to be compressed ammonia which at one time was a common refrigerant. The property was ventilated and the patient was transported to the ER. 



Change the Clock, Change Your Battery

Sunday, November 2, 2014  Daylight Saving Time is Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.

The Runnemede Fire Department along with the Fire Marshal's Office reminds our residents that one simple step can help save their lives and the lives of those around them. Everyone is encouraged to use the extra hour they "gain" from Daylight Saving Time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, test alarms and remind friends, family, neighbors and fellow community members to do the same.



Ebola Virus Preparation

Monday, October 27, 2014  The members drilled on the proper PPE donning and doffing techniques to prevent personal contamination if we are faced with that situation. The Runnemede Fire Department, along with Camden County Health Officials are continuously working to ensure the residents and employees of Runnemede and the surrounding towns are protected. 

For additional awareness information about the Ebola virus and how you can prevent its spread, please visit:





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