Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company

Door Pop on 295

Friday, July 29, 2016   Around 2126 hours station 6-1 and 17-1 (Paulsboro) were dispatched to 295 southbound in the area of exit 21 for a MVC. 613 signed on and initial reports indicated a minor crash with one female to be checked out by EMS. 613 arrived on location first and the NJSP and WDPD had the highway southbound shut down completely for cars in the left shoulder and center lanes. Crews were unable to gain access to the patient via the drivers door and began work on a door pop. 613 gained access in under 5 minutes of arrival. The patient was turned over to BLS 18 and transported to Cooper Hospital in Camden. Her condition is unknown at this time. 614 and 1711 arrived and created blocking positions for the accident scene and assisted with the large debris field on the highway. Crews were on scene for approximately 45 minutes. 

   


 

Marine Rescue

Friday, July 22, 2016  Marine 6-1 and 6-2 were dispatched to the Delaware River IAO Riverwinds for a report of an overturned kayaker in the river. 6101 arrived and spotted three kayakers in the water making their way to land. Marine 61 arrived and deployed into the water to retrieve the kayak. All three patients were evaluated by EMS and refused transport to the emergency room.

   


 

Motor Vehicle Crash with Injuries

Thursday, July 21, 2016  Station 6-1 and 6-6 along with BLS were dispatched to Crown Point Rd and Delaware St for a MVC with injury. 613 and 614 arrived and assisted with roadway debris and fluids on the roadway. BLS transported one patient to a local ER. Police remained on scene awaiting the tow truck.

   


 

Cover Deptford

Tuesday, July 19, 2016  Just after 2300 hours engine 614 was requested to cover Deptford Twp, while they were tied up on a working building fire on Hurffville Rd. TAsk Force 4 was requested to cover the township. Also on the task force Woolwich, Gibbstown, Harrison Twp, Ewan Twp, and Washington Twp. Crews covered from Station 9-3 Cooper Street till 0145.

   


 

Afternoon Fire in the City

Tuesday, July 19, 2016  Just after 1500 station 6-1 was dispatched to 45 E Centre St in Woodbury for a dwelling fire. Along with 5-1 (Woodbury), 6-3 (Colonial Manor), 9-2 (Deptford), 15-1 (Woodbury Hts), 21-1 (Gibbstown), and 22-1 (Mantua). Crews worked to battle a fire on the second floor with extension to the third. crews mad a quick knock of the fire preventing any further extension. 614 and 6101 remain on scene for over an hour.

     



 

Fatal Crash on Crown Point Rd

Sunday, July 10, 2016  Just after 2230 station 6-1 along with BLS and ALS were dispatched to the area of 135 Crown Point Rd for a reported crash with entrapment. ALS and BLS arrived on location first and located a pick up truck into the building. The operator of the vehicle was heavily entrapped in the vehicle. 613 and 614 were able to extricate the patient under 10 minutes and turn them over to awaiting EMS. ALS and BLS transported the patient to a local hospital were they succumbed to their injuries.

   


 

Independece Day Celebration

On July 2nd crews from 612 and 614 were fully staffed to assist Woodbury with Fireworks stand-by at Woodbury High School On July 4th crews staffed trucks for the Paulsboro Parade.

   


 

Disaster Prevented at Local House Fire

Tuesday, June 28, 2016  Just before 2200 district 6 was dispatched to the area of Crown Point Rd and Jobstown Rd for a reported house fire. A Crew for 614 was still in station from drill night and hit the street quick. 614 arrived and located a small fire involving the one of the staircase to an apartment at 300 Crown Point. Crews were able to knock the fire down with a booster line. The fire was believed to have been started by a cigarette in the mulch pile with no extension beyond the front porch. The fire is still under investigation by the local FMO.

   


 

Paulsboro house Fire

Wednesday, June 15, 2016   At 23:39 on June 15, 2016 Station 6-1 was alerted to 709 Billings Ave in Paulsboro for a reported dwelling fire. As Engine 614 was responding, 1701 arrived and confirmed a working fire. E-614 arrived third due and the crew went to work placing ground ladders. Upon completion of ground ladder placement, the crew was ordered to make entry through division A and make access to the second floor. Heavy fire was found in a rear bedroom and knocked down. Due to the heavy fire load and construction of the house, the dwelling was evacuated and exterior operations began. Station 6-1 crews were released from the fire ground just before 0300.

On a side note, this was the first interior fire for three of our new firefighters, FF Hutchinson, FF McGlinn-Palo, and FF Elboghdady. 11 members responded to the call.


     



 

House Fire with Injuries

House Fire with Injuries

Thursday, June 9, 2016   just after 2300 crews were dispatched to the area of Church St and Crown Point Rd for a reported house on fire with people trapped. Police arrived on location with heavy fire through out the residence and subjects jumping from the second floor. 614 arrived on location and began attacking the fire in a defensive operation. Crews from 61,66,63, and 62 were on location to help extinugish the fire. RIC 51 was also on scene. 614 and 666 remained on scene till the early morning hours to assist with the investigation. Three patients who were home at the time of the fire were transported to area hospitals for evaluation. 


The fire is under investigation by the West Deptford Fire Marshals Office, Woodbury Fire Marshals Office and The Gloucester County Fire Marshal Office.

   


 
 
 

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