Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company

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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Car Fire Closes Off Ramp

Saturday, April 18, 2015  Station 6-1 & 17-1 were dispatched to 295 southbound IAO exit 20 for reported vehicle fire. 613 arrived first due and stretched a hardline to the car. 1711 next due arrived and staged in the parking lot of NJ DMV off MidAtlantic Parkway and handle exposures on the embankment. Crews were on scene for about 45 mins. Also on scene 663.



Working Fire in Thorofare

Photo By: A. Abernathy

Photo By: A. Abernathy

Thursday, April 16, 2015  District 6 was dispatched around approx 2000 hours to the unit block of Cumberland Avenue, in the Thorofare local for a report dwelling fire. County communications reported to responding units, that they were receiving several calls reporting fire showing from the roof. The callers were unsure if anyone was home. 6601 arrived on location to a 1 1/2 story single family dwelling with heavy fire showing, requesting the fire to be upgraded to the all hands. 614 arrived first due and went to work. 6102 arrived and took command. Crews stretched to hand lines into the structure. Ladder company 666 ventilated the roof and companies made quick work of the fire. The fire is been investigated by the West Deptford Fire Marshal's Office, in conjunction with the West Deptford Police Department. No firefighter injuries were reported and no civilian injuries were reported.  , 

Also on scene: 614, 613, 626, 628, 631, 663, 666 RIC 511 BLS: 8235, 8245

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Thorofare Volunteer Fire

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Brush Fire on Old Day Farm

Monday, April 6, 2015  Just before 1630 station 6-1 & 6-6 were dispatched to the area of Passaic Ave for a reported brush fire. 6101 and discovered over an acre of brush and trees burning, he requested a brush truck out station 6-2 & 6-3. 612 arrived and stretched a booster line and a 1/2 inch forestry line.  635 arrived and stretched a third line and crews worked to make a rapid knock of the area. Crews remained on scene for about an hour.



Truck Fire on 295

Thursday, April 2, 2015  Just after 1300 station 19-1 (East Greenwhich) was dispatched to 295 north bound for a reported vehicle fire. After dispatch 9-1-1 operators received additional information that the call was in the 6-1 local and dispatched station 6-1 & 17-1. Rescue 1918 on the street continued into the job, 614 & 1711 responded shortly after. 1918 arrived to find a commercial truck with bails of hay on fire extending to the cab of the truck. Crews stretched two 1 3/4 hand lines and knocked the bulk of the fire down. Crews used hand tools to pull debris from truck and soaked the area. Crews remained on scene for approximately 30 minutes. The driver of the vehicle refused medical treatment on scene. 

Also on scene: 1914, FM6, BLS 8245



Crash with Door Removal on 295

Friday, March 27, 2015  Just after 1400 Station 6-1 along with engine 1711 and Gloucester County EMS was dispatched to 295 southbound in the area of mm 20.5 for a reported crash with entrapment. 613 and 8245 arrived quickly and determined that the passenger side door was going to need to be removed. 613 went in service with spreaders and cutters to get the door removed the patient was removed on a backboard and turned over to EMS. 2 people were transported to the hospital. The crash is being investigated by NJSP. Also on scene 614, 1711, 8255, 8200, Inspira Paramedics LifeSupport 100 & 1.



614 Covers Woodbury Heights

Friday, March 13, 2015   Just after 1700 hours Engine 614 was requested to cover station 15-1 of Woodbury Heights while they were battling a working fire in their local. Crews remained on scene for several hours and were faced with heavy fire conditions throughout the home. On the cover with 614 was Engine 2213 (Mantua) and Ladder 2116 (Gibbstown).

While on the cover 614 responded to one incident in Mantua at  the J. Mason-Tomlin School for a reported building fire. Crews isolated the issue to a fire pump in the school. Crews remained on scene for a half hour ventilating the building. CLearing the building fire in Mantua the covers were released from Woodbury Heights and made available.

Woodbury Heights Fire

Woodbury Heights Fire

J. Mason-Tomlin School

J. Mason-Tomlin School


One Removed from Commercial MVC on 295

Saturday, February 28, 2015   Station 6-1 along with station 17-1 BLS 82-4 and ALS LifeSupport 1 were dispatched just before 0600 for a reported commercial motor vehicle crash with entrapment on interstate 295 just before exit 21 northbound. 8245 arrived first and confirmed one patient trapped under front tire of a tanker truck. 613 arrived and utilized high pressure air bags to lift the truck off the patient. The patient was removed just under 10 minutes of the rescue engines arrival. 614 arrived and created a safe blocking point for crews on scene. The tanker was reported empty and only minor fluids spilled to the highway. Crews applied oil dry. 295 northbound was limited to only one lane for a brief time. One patient was transported to Cooper Trauma for eval. The crash is under investigation by the NJSP. 



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