Monday, January 25, 2016
The dedicated members spent today and 7pm-9pm this evening clearing 81 hydrants on the east and west side. These are not counting the ones so graciously cleared by our residents. We'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the residents who adopted a hydrant. If anyone spots one we missed, you're urged to call the station at (856) 939-4390. We'll continue our efforts throughout the week.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Quint 75 operated at the Presidential Apartments this morning on a vehicle fire. Police reported the vehicle was well involved and up against the structure which prompted the Communications Center to upgrade the response to a building fire. Squad 32 checked the building for extension with negative results.Reminder: now that the snowfall has seized, please give us a hand clearing out the nearest hydrant. The members will be working our way throughout the town over the next couple days, but any help is greatly appreciated!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Squad 75 and 701 operated at this all hands fire in Hi-Nella. Squad 75 acted as the RIT team and also assisted with ventilation and exterior overhaul. Outstanding job by all units on location. Everyone goes home!
Friday, January 8, 2016
Just before 23:00 the Regional Duty Crew staffed by Bellmawr and Runnemede Firefighters responded to the Black Horse Pike and NJ Turnpike for a single vehicle accident. The crew used the hydraulic tools to extricate one victim from the vehicle.
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.
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
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.
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.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Press ReleaseThe 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:
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!
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