Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company

West Deptford Fun Day

Saturday, September 6, 2014  West Deptford Family Fun Day 10am-4pm at Riverwinds Community Center.

Family Fun Day will soon be here, bringing summer to a close with a spectacular show of fireworks,food, fun, and entertainment for the entire family.

Station 61 will be there so stop over and see us and check out the trucks.

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A New Addition To The Thorofare Family

Friday, August 22, 2014  Congratulations to Lieutenant Thomas Rieger and Mother Kristyn on the birth of their new baby. Tanner Anthony Rieger was born on 8-22-14 at 1534 hours. He weighed in at 7lbs 14oz, 19in long. We at Thorofare would like to welcome the new addition to the Thorofare family. Tanner and Kristyn are healthy and happy as well as the rest of the family and big brother TJ could not be happier.



Welcoming Home Soldier

Friday, August 22, 2014   Thorofare and Greenfields fire companies met up with Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey to welcome home soldier Matt Gould. Matt returned home to his home in West Deptford, after his 2nd tour in Kuwait with the US AirForce. Thank You for your service!

Photo Credit: Kyle Pallacovitch

Photo Credit: Kyle Pallacovitch


National Night Out

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1800  Message from the West Deptford Police Department:

On Tuesday, August 5th from 6:00-8:00 pm the West Deptford National Night Out Event will take place at the Riverwinds Community Center. All are invited to come out to meet members of the WD Polce, Fire Departments, EMS, GC Prosecutor's Office, SWAT and many more. There will be a K-9 demonstration starting at 7:00 pm! There will also be refreshments, baloon artists, and face painting for the kids. We hope to see everyone there!

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Tree onto a Car

Sunday, August 3, 2014   Just after 10am, crews were dispatched to the 700 block of Meagus Dr off of Kings Highway for a service assignment. Police were on scene with a tree down on an unoccupied car and blocking part of the roadway. Crews utilized chainsaws to help cut up the tree and remove it from the roadway.



Busy Month For Thorofare

Friday, August 1, 2014  The title "Busiest Engine in Town" has shown this month as Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company hit high numbers for the month. The company has handled 68 calls for the month of July. A special thanks goes out to the members who have stepped up and handled all of these calls. We recognize that they give up time with their family to respond to these calls; and we thank them. Keep doing what you're doing! Stay safe!



2 Car Motor Vehicle Crash

Thursday, July 31, 2014 1516  Around 1516 Station 6-1 was dispatched to Friars BLVD & Forest PKWY for a 2 car motor vehicle crash. There was one reported injury, Patient was transported to Inspira Medical Center by BLS 82-45.



14 Calls During Heavy Storms

Monday, July 28, 2014   The West Deptford area was hit with a strong storm which brought massive down pours, high winds, and powerful thunder and lighting to the area just after midnight. At around 00:30 station 6-1 was dispatched to what would be its first of 14 calls through out the night. Calls ranged from alarm systems, wires, vehicle fire and rescue assignments. Crews of 614 & 612 were also dispatched into the city of Woodbury to assist Station 5-1 with their high call volume. The last call being dispatched at around 02:00. Great work by all!



West Deptford Police

Friday, July 18, 2014   The West Deptford Police Department has launched a new website. Be sure to check it out here. 



Fumes Calls

Thursday, July 17, 2014   Since Monday July 14th Thorofare has had an increased called volume for reports of a "natural gas like odor" outside. Callers report a strong natural gas smell outside and as the fire company arrives the pocket of air containing the odor has passed and we are unable to locate the source. The calls tend to be in the afternoon of warmer days. Crews have been in contact with the local refineries where they report no releases of natural gas or any other releases.

The fire company is very aware of this situation and is attempting to find the source. The odor has been detected between Crown Point Rd. and as far over as Kings Highway. Should you smell natural gas in or around your home dial 9-1-1. Do not attempt to investigate by yourself. We do not believe this is associated with the Johnson Matthey explosion from earlier last week. This passing odor appears to pose no current threat to the public. Once we learn more information about the odor and it's source we will pass it along. Thank you.



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