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Quint 75's Dedication Plaque

Thursday, January 7, 2016  The dedication plaque finally arrived and was installed on Quint 75. Thanks to all the members involved during the build process and of course the Mayor and Council for making it happen. As we said in the past, this piece of apparatus greatly increases our firefighting capabilities within Runnemede and the surrounding towns we serve. 



Happy New Year!

2015 Year in Review

Saturday, January 2, 2016  2015 was a very productive year for the RFD! The department has responded to 514 fire and over 1500 EMS calls for service. As always, we appreciate everyones continued support and we are looking forward to a progressive 2016. Please remember to keep us in mind for your 2016 hall rentals. For hall rental inquiries, please call (856) 208-7563 and leave a message.

FYI hoverboard owners: With the increasing amount of hoverboard malfunctions and fires, please remember to keep them outside and attended while charging



Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Wednesday, December 23, 2015  Santa will be escorted around Runnemede on Christmas Eve beginning around 5-5:30 pm. We have a truck on the East and West which allows us to cover the town in a timely manner.



Extrication Refresher

Monday, December 21, 2015  We conducted some last minute holiday vehicle extrication training last night. It was a nice and much needed refresher for all. After the training was complete, the members enjoyed a nice holiday dinner back at the fire house. Special thanks to John's Auto Service in Barrington for providing the vehicles and their facility to conduct the training.



From the Office of the Fire Chief

Friday, December 4, 2015 

Press Release

The Runnemede Fire Department responded to a dwelling fire on the unit block of South Read Avenue in the early morning hours 12/4/2015. Upon arrival firefighters encountered a single family dwelling with a heavy smoke and fire condition. The fire department extinguished the fire and placed it under control in 40 minutes. There was considerable damage to the home. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The fire is under investigation by the Camden County Fire Investigation Unit and the Runnemede Fire Marshal's Office.

The occupant of the home was alerted by the family dog. The homeowner was confronted by the smoke then exited the home and called 9-1-1. The Runnemede Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the importance of working smoke detectors. According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

For years now the Runnemede Fire Department has been conducting it's Smoke Alarm Program. Whereas fire department personnel will come out to your home to assess your fire safety needs and install 10yr Lithium Battery Smoke Alarms (free of charge) or replace 9volt batteries in hard-wired smoke detector systems.

We would like to remind everyone to:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
To find out more about our Community Outreach Fire Safety Programs and activities or to request a smoke alarm please contact Runnemede Deputy Fire Chief Alfred Loverdi @ at 856-939-2817 and visit our website at www.runnemedefire.org for fire safety information.



All Hands Dwelling Fire

Friday, December 4, 2015  All Hands Dwelling Fire 12/4/15 - Task Force 7 was dispatched to 34 S Read Ave for a reported house fire around 01:45 this morning. 701(Chief Moriarty) arrived on location with smoke showing from a 1 story frame single family dwelling, PD reporting a basement fire. Quint 75 (1st official in town working fire) conducted a 360 of the dwelling and stretched a 1 3/4" hand line into the front door on a confirmed basement fire with extension the the 1st floor. Quint 75's crew attempted to darken down the fire on the 1st floor while trying to find the basement access. Squad 32 established the water supply to Quint 75 and advanced the 2nd hand line to the basement from the "C" side. Ladder 32 (1st due truck) and Quint 91 (2nd due truck) searched, ventilated, and assisted with the fire attack. Squad 75 assisted with the fire attack and provided lighting to the scene. Rescue 82 and Quint 51 acted as the RIT teams. Due to rapidly changing conditions and a compromised 1st floor "B" side, the companies were ordered out of the house. The bulk of the fire was knocked down from the exterior and transitioned back to the interior attack. 

The fire was placed under control in about 40 minutes with no reported injuries. Special thanks to; Utility 81 for providing the cascade services and Squirt 21 for providing a cover while we were on scene. The fire is under investigation by the Runnemede and Camden County Fire Marshal's Office. 

The worth of our training as an Alliance really showed at this fire. All the companies knew their assignments upon arrival (no asking for orders/minimal radio traffic), completed the assignments at hand, and overcame obstacles when confronted. The fire went out and everyone goes home!



MVC w/ Entrapment

Wednesday, December 2, 2015   Squad 75, BLS 788, BLS 807 (GT EMS), and 702 just cleared from a 2 vehicle MVC in front of the Wells Fargo Bank on the Black Horse Pike. The crew from Squad 75 stabilized one vehicle, preformed a door removal, and mitigated the highway hazard. Patients were transported to local ER's for evaluation. Runnemede Police Department is investigating the crash



2015 Christmas Parade

Sunday, November 29, 2015   We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the mutual aid departments in attendance last night. Without you, the parade would not be a success! Make sure you check out the pictures taken by Edan Davis on sjfirenews.com, link attached. Congrats to the prize winners and Happy Holidays. 



Welcome Home Kyle Ehret

Friday, November 13, 2015  We welcomed home Kyle Ehret from his one year tour in Bahrain with the United States Coast Guard. Kyle Ehret is a past member, the stepson of F/F Butch Hartman, and son of Contributing Member Mary Hartman. Special thanks to Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey, Warriors Watch Riders, Runnemede Police, and the Local/County Officials who made this Welcome Home very memorable. 

Photo Credit: Camden County Facebook

Photo Credit: Camden County Facebook

Photo Credit: Camden County Facebook

Photo Credit: Camden County Facebook


Back to Back Covers

Sunday, October 25, 2015  Quint 75 covering Audubon Station 1-1 while they operated on an All Hands dwelling fire today. Yesterday, the Squad Company covered Haddon Heights Fire Department while they made quick work of a basement fire on Sycamore Street.



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