Credit: Lt. Lautenbacher
Friday, October 10, 2014
To the residents of Runnemede:As a part of our shared service agreement with Bellmawr, Barrington, and Haddon Heights, the Runnemede Fire Department is currently using Bellmawr Engine 331 as a loner. Squad 75 is currently in the shop having maintenance done and Bellmawr was gracious enough to lone the truck to keep us in service as a Squad Company. If you see the truck throughout town, it is staffed with the Runnemede Fire Department members. Thank you to Bellmawr Fire Department!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
We had an outstanding turnout for our annual Fire Prevention! We would like to extend our thanks to the residents and the surrounding fire departments for taking time out to spend it with us. Another successful year under the belt.
Credit: F/F J. Osisek
Credit: Jaime Daleus
Saturday, October 4, 2014
ENGINE 752 OFFICIALLY OUT OF SERVICE. Last night the members came together and removed all the equipment off Engine 752. The engine was sold to Elsinboro Fire Co in Salem, NJ in preparation for our new Quint to arrive. We hope the engine serves them as well as it served us for the last 27 years.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Approximately 15:30 Squad 75 and Squad 13 (Cherry Hill) were dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike for a reported vehicle fire in the Southbound lane. Battalion 75 arrived confirming a vehicle well involved in the right hand shoulder at MM 26.6. Squad 13 arrived and went into operation with a 1 3/4" hand line. Squad 75 arrived and supplied Squad 13. Due to a stubborn fire, Squad 32(Bellmawr) was special called for additional water. While cleaning up from the 1st fire, command was alerted about an additional vehicle fire in the Southbound lanes between Interchange 3 and 4. Squad 32 (Bellmawr), Squad 362 (Mt. Laurel), Squad 13 (Cherry Hill), and 701 responded to the 2nd fire. 701 arrived on location at MM 31.1 with a vehicle fully involved. Squad 32 arrived and extinguished the vehicle with a 1 3/4" hand line.
Credit: Jaime Daleus
CreditL Robert Fowler
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Coming Spring/Summer 2015. Our new addition will feature a Cummins ISL9 450 HP motor, Allison AVS3000 transmission, 79' ladder, storage for 1000' of LDH, 450 gallons of water, 2000 GPM Waterous pump, 10 kW Smart Power generator, rescue style body, and a whole lot more! As the build progresses and more pictures become available they will be posted.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Squad and Engine 75 just cleaned up from a dwelling fire in Glendora section of Gloucester Township. Task Force 81 was dispatched to 632 Pasadena Drive for a reported house fire around 13:00. Quint 29(Magnolia) who arrived 1st due, was met with a heavy smoke condition. They stretched a line and made an interior attack on a basement fire. E822(Chews Landing) and Squad 75(Runnemede) arrived simultaneously working to establish the water supply and stretched a interior back up line. Engine 75(Runnemede) arrived and laddered the dwelling and assisted with roof ventilation. Outstanding work to all companies on scene!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Task Force 82 was dispatched to 1100 block of 2nd Ave off of Brown for a reported dwelling fire. Police arrived to find a working fire throughout the house and unsure about the status of the occupants. Engine 822(Chews Landing) arrived leading off with an 1 3/4" hand line making a very aggressive attack. With the fire darkened down, Ladder 84(Blackwood) was able to conduct a search while Squad 75(Runnemede) established the water supply and opened up the roof. The fire was quickly placed under control and no reported injuries. Strong work to all personnel on scene. The fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal Office and Gloucester Twp. Police.
Courtesy of Steve Christiansen(82)
Courtesy of Richie Moulder(82)
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The strong thunderstorm which rolled through the county caused some issues in Runnemede. Numerous trees and wires were down throughout the town which kept the Fire and Police Department busy. A large portion of the West Side of town along with Glendora were without power for approximately 7 hours. PSE&G restored the power around 05:30.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Task Force 7 was dispatched to the area of Clements Bridge Rd and Bowers Ave for a reported dwelling fire. Address was amended to 23 Bowers just off Clements Bridge. A passing by Toyota of Runnemede employee witnessed a mulch fire extending to the front porch of this dwelling and quickly grabbed a garden hose. 701 arrived on location with nothing showing from a 2 story wood frame single family dwelling. Fire was extinguished prior to FD arrival but still had some hot spots. Engine 75 arrived and stretched 50' of 1 3/4" house to cool down the front porch while checking for any additional extension. Additional Responding Companies: Quint 91(Barrington), Squirt 32(Bellmawr), Rescue 82(Chews Landing), and BLS 3(Bellmawr).
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Approximately 08:30 this morning, Task Force 7 was dispatched to the Presidential Apartments "J" building for a reported apartment fire. Police arrived on location with smoke showing from building. Engine 75 arrived and stretched a 1 3/4" hand line to the interior for a working kitchen fire. The fire was placed under control quickly and no reported injuries. Solid work by all companies on scene.Additional assisting companies: Quint 91(Barrington) Rescue 82(Chews Landing) Squirt 32(Bellmawr) and Engine 272(Lawnside).
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