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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:

http://www.dthc.capmed.mil/Shared%20Documents/Ebola_Virus_Disease_Prevention_and_Awareness.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/qa.html

     



 

Tractor Trailer Fire on NJTP

Monday, October 27, 2014  Squad 75 along with Mount Laurel Fire Engine 3621 were dispatched to the area of Interchange 4 on the NJTP for a reported vehicle fire. 701 arrived at the N/B off ramp with a fire in a 53' cargo trailer carrying food products. The driver of the vehicle disconnected the tractor before the FD arrived. B/C 3603 assumed T/P Command and 701 assumed Operations. E3621 arrived 1st due and led off with an 1 3/4" hand line. SD75 supplied E3621 with their tank water and stretched and additional 1 3/4" hand line. Due to the unsafe condition of the trailer, Ladder 3635 was special called to assist with extinguishing the fire. Burlington County Tenders were also special called to the scene for the Ladder water supply. Runnemede units were on scene for approximately 3 hours before being released by T/P Command.

     



 

Bellmawr Engine 331

Credit: Lt. Lautenbacher

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!

   


 

Fire Prevention 2014

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: F/F J. Osisek

Credit: F/F J. Osisek

Credit: F/F J. Osisek



 

Engine 752 is Moving On

Credit: Jaime Daleus

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. 

   


 

Back to Back Vehicles on the NJTP

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

Credit: Jaime Daleus

CreditL Robert Fowler

CreditL Robert Fowler



 

Quint 75 Coming Soon

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. 

   


 

Dwelling Fire in Glendora

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!

   


 

All Hands Work in 82's Local

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 Steve Christiansen(82)

Courtesy of Richie Moulder(82)

Courtesy of Richie Moulder(82)



 
 
 

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