Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company

Mutual Aide Drill

Tuesday, May 26, 2015   District 5 (Woodbury) was host of a mutual aide drill held at the Gloucester County Fire Academy Grounds for live burn. Crews from Thorofare (6-1), Colonial Manor (6-3), Woodbury Heights (15-1) participated in several evolutions.

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Working House Fire in Woodbury

Saturday, May 23, 2015  Station 61 was dispatched to a mutal aide response in the City of Woodbury just after 1515 Saturday. 501 had arrived on location of a working house fire at 230 Logan Street with heavy fire in the rear of the house and attic spaces. 614 responded with 4. Crews from 51 had stretched two 2 1/2inch hand lines to make a knock. 614 arrived and laid 900ft of 5" supply line to 516 from a 2nd hydrant. 614s crew assisted with suppression and overhaul and remained on scene for 2 hours.

     
K. Rozzell

K. Rozzell

K. Rozzell

K. Rozzell



 

Fully Involved Tractor Trailer on 295

Wednesday, May 20, 2015   Just before 21:45 Station 6-1 & 6-2 were dispatched to 295 Southbound IAO Exit 21 for  reported tractor trailer on fire. 6201 arrived first and confirmed a working fire. 621 arrived and stretched two 1 3/4 hand line and began extinguishing the fire. 614 arrived and provided an additional supply of water. crews remained on scene for approx 1 hour.

Also on scene 628 & BLS 8245

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Picture by: Kevin Gill

Picture by: Kevin Gill

295 Southbound Tractor Trailer Fire



 

Early Morning House Fire Sends One to Hospital

Monday, May 18, 2015  Just before 0700, District 6 was alerted of a reported house fire on the 400 block of Grove Ave. in the Thorofare section. Multiple callers reported the house on fire. 6101 arrived on location and confirmed a working fire and struck the all-hands. One victim removed herself from the residence and was treated by EMS and transported to a local hospital. 614 arrived first due and stretched a 2 1/2" & 1 3/4" hand lines. Crews entered the residence making a rapid knock and containing the fire to the first floor. Crews remained on scene for approximately 2 hours. The fire is under investigation by the WDFMO and GCFMO.  , 

Also on scene: 613, 666, 663, 631, 621, 511, 947,  BLS 8245 & 8255

     

One patient was sent to a local hospital due to this house fire. 614 ran first due. #tvfcSee full story at thorofarefd.com

Posted by Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company on Monday, May 18, 2015

One patient was sent to a local hospital due to this house fire



 

Crews Handle Large Brush Fire

Tuesday, May 12, 2015  Crews were dispatched to area of woods at the end of Jobstown Rd. off Crown Point Rd. 612 arrived located an area of woods 300x300 burning. Crews were on scene for approximately 2 1/2 hours.  , 

Also on scene 663.

   


 

Body Recovered in West Deptford

Body Recovered in West Deptford

Saturday, May 9, 2015  WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (WPVI) -- A patient of an assisted living facility was found dead in a ravine in West Deptford, New Jersey. The discovery was made Saturday evening at Forest Creek Lane and Wood Hollow Drive. The scene is near Manor Care Health Services, which houses both short-term and long-term residents. Action News has learned that the victim is a 65-year-old man who lived at the facility. Sources say it was noticed that the man was missing from his room and soon after his body was found. The victim's family has not yet been identified so his identity is being withheld. Police say this is not a suspicious death and they are not handling this as a criminal case. A cause of death has not yet been determined.

   


 

Scenic Trail Fire

Sunday, May 3, 2015  612 & 614 were on scene of a large brush fire deep in the woods along Riverwinds Scenic Trail. Crews stretched over 500 feet of booster and forestry lines to extinguish the fire. Crews remained on scene for approximately 3 hours.

   


 

Advanced Flammable Liquid Firefighting Foam Technology Workshop

Capt. Broughton and Lt. Schoenleber attended an Advanced Flammable Liquid Firefighting Foam Technology Workshop in Beaumont, Texas may 3rd thru 7th. The week consisted of classroom studies and hands on live fire exercises. Both officers walked away with an extreme amount of knowledge about industrial fires.  , 

This training trip was sponsored by: Colonial Pipeline

     



 

Crash with Entrapment on 295

Thursday, April 23, 2015  Stations 6-2 (Verga) & 6-1 along with GCEMS and Inspira ALS were dispatched to 295 northbound for a reported crash with entrapment. BLS 8255 and LifeSupport 1 arrived and confirmed one patient trapped in the vehicle. 613 arrived first due and began on a driver side door removal. 6201 responded and requested rescue 738 (Westville) added to the assignment. 628 arrived and began a full roof removal the vehicle. Once the drivers door was removed by 613, crews of 613 and 738 utilized rams to lift the dash off of the patient freeing the patient. Crews removed the rear passenger side door and "B" post to make more room for removal of patient. Crews assisted the BLS with patient packaging. One patient was transported to Cooper Trauma. The crash is under investigation by the NJSP.

     



 

Over Turned Bobcat on Fire

Sunday, April 19, 2015  Station 6-6 (Greenfields) was dispatched to Budd Blvd. for a reported commercial vehicle fire. 6601 arrived and confirmed a bobcat flipped over and was on fire with exposure problems. 01 requested an additional engine out of 6-1 and added a BLS to the assignment. Engine 663 arrived quickly as the call was across from station and stretched hand a line to fire. 614 responded and assisted with operations. The operator refused medical treatment, and no extension to the surrounding houses.




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