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Small Fire at the Metropolitan Apts.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016  Apartment Fire at the Metropolitan Apartments on Norwalk Road. Quint 75 has the bulk of the fire knocked down and 701 placed the fire under control at 10:48. Rescue 82 (Chews Landing) on location assisting with ventilation and overhaul. Squirt 21 (Haddon Heights) at our Station providing a cover.



Hydrant Maintenance Post Storm

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.



Vehicle Fire

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!



All Hands Dwelling in Hi-Nella

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!



MVA w/ Entrapment

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.



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.



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