Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company

2 Vehicle Fires in 1 day

Friday, May 20, 2016   Just after 1100 am Station 6-1 was dispatched to the 295 Northbound on ramp in the area of Delaware Street for a report vehicle fire. 614 arrived to locate an engine compartment fire. Crews stretched a hand line and kept the fire contained to the engine compartment. After 1200 the station was dispatched to Crown Point Rd and Woodbury Terrace for reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived with a vehicle with a well involved engine compartment fire. Crews stretched a hand line and quickly knocked down the fire. Both fires are under investigation by the WDFMO and are not believed to be connected.



Busy Thursday

Thursday, May 5, 2016  Station 6-1 started with an alarm system at Riverwinds Restaurant just before 0700. The alarm was set off by contractors on location doing work. Then at 0730 District 6 was dispatched to Westwood Dr for a dwelling fire. Crews located a fire around the homes electrical panel. Around 1730 Station 6-1 along with Station 6-6, GCEMS, and Inspira ALS were dispatched to Delaware St and Myrtle Ave for a reported crash. Upon arrival a single vehicle was engulfed in flames as a result of an accident that believed to have started on 295. One person was transported to Cooper Trauma for evaluation. At 2115, District 6 was dispatched to Tarlton Ct for a reported dwelling fire with an odor of something burning in the basement.



Tanker Truck Lays Down in the Creek

Tuesday, May 3, 2016   After 0600, Station 6-1 was dispatched, along with Station 6-6 and GCEMS and Inspira ALS, to Crown Point Rd between the Paulsboro Line and Mantua Grove Rd. for a reported MVC.  Crews arrived on location to fine a tractor trailer had collided with an SUV causing the tractor trailer to veer off the road into the creek. The driver of the tractor trailer was able to free himself from the vehicle and return to land. The driver of the SUV also had minor injuries. Both were transported to an area hospital for evaluation. Crews from 613 and 663 remain on location till approximately 1800 while crews set up dikes around the truck to prevent any damage to wildlife, removed 7500 gallons of diesel fuel from the tanker, and up righted the truck onto land. No major fuel leaks were discovered, and no diesel fuel was released into the water. 

Also on scene: Gloucester County Haz-Mat, Field Comm 2, Cherry Hill Fire Department Rehab 13, NJDEP, USCG, and Riehls Towing.

Click here for more pictures from CHFD Rehab 13 Coverage of the story


Photo By: Rehab 13 CHFD

Photo By: Rehab 13 CHFD


Community Yard Sale

Saturday, April 30, 2016   The Ladies Auixiliary fundraising event (Community Craft/Yard Sale) on April 30th was a total success!!! Thank you again to everyone who participated and who attended our event to support our firemen and community!



East Greenwich Fire Sends 1 Firefighter to Hospital

Photo: East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue

Photo: East Greenwich Township Fire &

Sunday, March 13, 2016  Following Story from East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue Facebook Page

Saturday Evening at 2313hrs East Greenwich, Woolwich, Harmony (Mullica Hill) and Paulsboro Fire Departments were dispatched to the 500 block of Kings Highway for a dwelling fire. The assignment was quickly upgraded to the working fire assignment bringing in additional units from Gibbstown, Thorofare and Woodbury Heights Fire Departments. First arriving units were reporting heavy fire conditions on the first and second floors of the older balloon frame constructed home. The home owners did escape and were uninjured.

During offensive firefighting operations, a fire fighter did go partially through the floor but was quickly pulled out by crew's working on the second floor and was removed from the building by the Rapid Intervention Crew. This is a dedicated crew of firefighters standing by just to assist in case of an emergency such as this. The firefighter was assessed by Gloucester County EMS personnel and was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

The second alarm was struck during this mayday and pulled in additional fire companies who were staged at the West Cohawkin Road Firehouse. These companies included units from Westville, Woodbury and Logan Twp Fire Departments. Due to the floors being compromised, fire attack was switched to defensive operations and two ladder pipes were placed into service.

Additional crews also operating on scene were Deptford Fire Department's Cascade Unit 947, Greenfield Fire Company Ladder 666 and Pitman Fire Police.

A second firefighter did suffer a eye injury and was treated and released on scene. The fire is under investigation by the Gloucester County Fire Marshals Office and the East Greenwich Police Department.



New Jersey State Trooper Sean Cullen Badge #7594

Monday, March 7, 2016   Our thoughts and prayers go out to the New Jersey State police and the family of Trooper Cullen. Trooper Sean Cullen was tragically struck Monday night on 295 in West Deptford at the scene of a car fire. The trooper was flown to Cooper Hospital in Camden where through the night he succumbed to his injuries. 



Thorofare Year In Review

Thorofare Year in Review 2014-2015

This highlight video highlights incdents and events Thorofare has been to during the years of 2014-2015. This video was presented at our Installation dinner on 2-26-2016.



Installation of Officers 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016   Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company held its Installation of Officers Friday night at the Riverwinds Restaurant. Officers were sworn in by West Deptford Mayor Denice DiCarlo. Awards for firefighter of the year and the presidents award were also presented. The Firefigther of the Year Award was presented to Firefighter Steve Alscher. The Presidents Award presnted to Bernie A. Korbel. 

Special thanks to our guest speaker Retired Chief of Mount Laurel Fire Department Bill Dukes. Also on hand President of the Gloucester County Chiefs Association Chief Matt Cardile, and the entire West Deptford Township Committee Members.



Afternoon House Fire

Monday, January 25, 2016   Just before 1330 on January 25th, crews were dispatched to the 600 block of Lynn Ave for a reported dryer fire. Upon arrival 626 advised of a large smoke condition from the back of the house. Crews located fire in the laundry room and began fire suppression. 614 arrived and began assisting with overhaul of the interior and exterior wall.  

Also on scene 631, 666, 511, 733, BLS 8255



Snow Storm Attacks West Deptford

Friday, January 22, 2016   A large snowstorm attacked West Deptford. Station 6-1 was staffed from Friday night till early Sunday morning crews responded to a few EMS calls to assist the BLS crews in getting to their patients. Crews also spent time going over some training and took time to clear the snow from around the firehouse.



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