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7 Vehicle Accident in Chews Landing

Wednesday, September 11, 2013  Squad 75 and BLS 787 were special called into Chews Landing for a 7 vehicle MVA at Black Horse Pike and Chews Landing Rd. Squad 75's crew assisted with patient assessment and packaging. The accident is under investigation with the Gloucester Twp Police Department.



Dietz and Watson Building Fire - Delanco

Sunday, September 1, 2013 18:30 Engine 75 headed to Delanco(Burlington County) Dietz and Watson factory for the building fire. Engine 75 worked with E82(Chews Landing), SD81(Glendora), E84(Blackwood), and E62(Pine Hill) as a part of the Large Diameter Hose Task Force which fed water to the scene from the Delaware River via Camden City Fire Boat 1. Companies were released from the scene around 01:00.



Search for Missing Boater - National Park

Sunday, September 1, 2013 10:50 Marine 75 along with various other Camden and Gloucester County units operated in National Park(Gloucester County) for a recovery in the Delaware River.



All Hands in Bellmawr

Monday, August 12, 2013 10:06 Engine 75 responded to Bellmawr for an early morning all hands fire. Chief 301(Burleigh) arrived on location reporting heavy fire C/D division. Squad 32(Bellmawr) stretched the initial 1 3/4" line into the dwelling making an aggressive attack. Engine 75(Runnemede) secured a water supply and stretched the 2nd 1 3/4" line. The fire was quickly knocked down and placed under control. All searches were negative and no reported injuries.

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Passing of President Emeritus Joseph P. Connelly

Monday, July 1, 2013  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of President Emeritus, Joseph P. Connelly. President Connelly faithfully served with the Runnemede Fire Company for the last 45 years.

Joseph P. Connelly
(October 2, 1937 - July 1, 2013)

Joseph P. Connelly, on July 1, 2013, of Runnemede. Age 75. Beloved husband of Donna (nee Phillips). Devoted father of Anne Marie Papas (Joe) of Michigan, Joseph Connelly, Jr. of Michigan, Mary Rohas of California, Sean Connelly (Shirley) of Michigan, Colleen Connelly of California, Lorrie Short (Jason) of Michigan, Dennis R. Gibbons (Karen), Brenda M. Esher, Lynda R. Heucksteadt (Gary) of Michigan, and the late Thomas M. Gibbons. Also survived by his beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Dear brother of James Connelly, John Connelly (Ann) of Hollywood, Florida and the late Joan Bonaventure, Robert Connelly and Daniel Connelly. Loving son of the late Mary (nee Robinson)and James Connelly.

Mr. Connelly attended Haddon Heights High School. He served in the US Air Force. Mr. Connelly retired from Campbells Express in Pitman, NJ.

He was the President Emeritus and a long time member of the Runnemede Fire Company and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Friday morning from 8:30am to 11:15am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Mass Friday 12noon Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede.

Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Connelly’s memory to the Runnemede Fire Company, 26 E. 2nd Avenue, P O Box 193, Runnemede, NJ 08078.



Regional Fire Act Grant Awarded

Friday, June 7, 2013  (4) LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS RECEIVE $546,354.00


The Runnemede Fire Department has been awarded a grant that is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This grant was hosted by the Borough of Runnemede Fire Department and was part of a regional project. This project was supported regionally by the Borough of Barrington, Bellmawr, Haddon Heights and Runnemede Fire Departments.

Through the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program the four municipal fire departments will receive $546,354.00 in operations and safety funds. These funds will be used to purchase 109 self-contained breathing apparatus, and (4) Rapid Intervention Pack Finder Devices used to rescue a downed fire fighter if they become lost or trapped. The new self-contained breathing apparatus will replace breathing apparatus that are nearing the end of their useful life and upgrade to new breathing apparatus which meets the most recent standards. This new breathing apparatus will also assure that we are providing our firefighters with the best available safety equipment.

Through the AFG program, grants are awarded to firefighters, emergency response personnel and first responders throughout the country to enhance response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public, with respect to fire and other hazards.

This award is another step taken by the four fire departments that operate as the Beaver Brook Regional Fire Alliance. This alliance was formed through municipal resolution of the four communities to reduce duplication of equipment, standardize its equipment purchases, training, and operations guideline. This grant will directly save the taxpayers in their communities as this equipment would have been replaced within the next year via capital improvements. The alliance continues to improve the delivery of emergency services within their communities.



Passing of Chief Paul Hartstein, Camden County Fire Marshal

Friday, March 8, 2013  Media Advisory

 Bereavement Announcement


 Chief Paul E. Hartstein

Retired Camden County Fire Marshal

New Jersey State Fire Commissioner


On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Chief Paul E. Hartstein lost his battle with cancer.  Paul was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing and expressed his wish for the following.



A public viewing to held on Friday evening, March 15, 2013 at the Healy Funeral Home, # 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, New Jersey from 18:00 – 22:00 hours.  



A Saturday morning viewing will be held at the St. Vincent Polotti Church, 901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Township, New Jersey from 09:30AM till 10:45AM with a Christian Mass at 11:00AM.  


Internment will be at the New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Browning Road, Bellmawr New Jersey. 



Chief Fire Marshal Paul E. Hartstein began his career with the Camden County Fire Marshal’s Office in December of 1981.  Paul started out as a Deputy Fire Marshal serving in that position for ten years, of which his duties included working in the fire investigation unit and code enforcement.  In 1991, Paul was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Fire Marshal where he would serve for the next four years ultimately being promoted to the distinguished position of Chief Fire Marshal where he served out the balance of his career for the next sixteen years.  


Paul started his career in the fire service when he joined the Audubon Volunteer Fire Department in 1966.  Paul served as Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief and Chief of the Audubon Fire Department.  Paul also belonged to many organizations including the New Jersey Association of County Fire Marshal’s, New Jersey State Firemen’s  Association, the Camden County Firemen’s Association, the Camden County Fire Chief’s and Fire Officer’s Association, New Jersey State Volunteer Firemen’s Association, the International Association of Arson Investigators, International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Burn Foundation of Philadelphia, the Camden County Hero Scholarship and the New Jersey State Fire Safety Commission.


In 1994, Paul also became the Fire Protection Inspector and the Fire Sub-Code Official for the Borough of Audubon which he remained until his death.


Paul also received the Roland Kandle Award from the Burn Foundation for outstanding volunteer service on October 15, 2010.  


In 2012 Paul was installed as a 4th Degree Knight with the Haddon Township Chapter, Knights of Columbus.

On November 30, 2012, Paul received an award from the New Jersey State Juvenile Firesetters Council on behalf of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and the New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.  The award was given to him for his tireless efforts and dedication in support of juvenile firesetter awareness and intervention throughout the State of New Jersey.  


On February 2, 2013, Paul was presented an award by the Audubon Fire Department for his dedication and for gratefully serving the Borough of Audubon the past 40 years.

Paul proudly resided in Audubon, and leaves behind his wife, Annette, and two children, Jennifer & Paul.  He retired May 1st 2011 as Chief of the Camden County Fire Marshal Office following thirty years of service to the County of Camden.


Fire Service Personnel attending the services on Saturday morning, March 16, 2013, and will be bringing fire apparatus to the funeral are to stage on the Paul VI High School parking lot.   



An Evening of Wine Tasting Fundraiser

 The Runnemede Fire Company presents:

An Evening of Wine Tasting

Friday, April 12, 2013, at 7:00 PM

Featuring:  Sharrott Winery


Tickets are now available for $30.00 per ticket

Light Fare and Refreshments will be served

Please come out and see our newly renovated hall

!For Tickets and more information, please contact the Station: (856) 939-4390

or ask any Fire Company Member 



Cooking Fire at Oak Ridge Apartments

Friday, February 15, 2013  Task Force 7 was dispatched for a reported apartment fire at 1001 N. Black Horse Pike. Upon arrival crews found smoke showing from division "C". The Beaver Brook Duty Engine, Squad 32 stretched a 1 3/4" handline to the fire room and found the fire to be extinguished prior arrival with a dry chem extinguisher, however crews still had a heavy smoke condition throughout. Companies ventilated the building and overhauled the affected area in the apartment. The fire is being investigated through the Runnemede Fire Marshalls Office.

All Companies - Chief 702, Squad, and Engine 75(Runnemede), Rescue and Battalion 82(Chews Landing), Ladder 91(Barrington), Ladder 33(Bellmawr), Utility 81 and Chief 8101(Glendora), Squirt 21(Haddon Heights), and Utility 69-1(Hi Nella).



Busy Morning in Runnemede

Friday, February 8, 2013  Approximately 11:30 a.m. Squad 75 was toned for a motor vehicle accident with reports of entrapment. Chief 701(Moriarty) arrived to find a two vehicle head on accident with one overturned, all occupants out of vehicles. A total of 4 patients were transported to the hospital.

After clearing the accident, Squad 75 was toned for a report of wire down/burning in front of the Phily Sports Bar. Battalion 75(Dolce) and Chief 701(Moriarty) arrived confirming the report. Squad 75 assisted the Runnemede PD with shutting down the Black Horse Pike. PSE&G was called to the scene and quickly handled the situation.



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