Thorofare Volunteer Fire Company

Santa's Thorofare Tour

Tuesday, December 16, 2014  Santa will be arriving in Thorofare the week of December 15th and here is a tentative schedule of when the man in red will be on your street. Members of station 6-1 will be escorting Santa and handing out a special gift to each child on the curbside. THIS LIST IS A GENERAL TENTATIVE LIST AND IS SCHEDULED TO CHANGE EACH NIGHT. Anything not completed will be completed on Sunday. 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ThorofareVFC for nightly updates and current locations.  

**Wedseday Starting at 6pm
Patsy Ct. 
White Swan Communities
Leonard's Lane area
Church St. Area from Crown Point Rd. to Grove Rd. 
Salem Ave area

Thursday Starting at 6pm
Stones Throw
Pelican Place
Woodbury Terrace
Riverwinds Communities

Saturday Starting at 9am
Delaware St from 295 to the Woodbury line and streets that branch off
Pennfield Drive
Sherwood West

Sherwood Green
Sherwood Estates 
Rolling Brook 
The Grande
HighBridge Condos
Forrest Creek

THIS LIST IS A GENERAL TENTATIVE LIST AND IS SCHEDULED TO CHANGE EACH NIGHT. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ThorofareVFC for nightly updates and current locations.  



Christmas and holiday Fire Safety

  We at Thorofare want you and your family to have a happy and safe holiday season, that is why we are posting these few easy and simple safety tips to ensure a safe holiday. Please take time to review the links provided and these quick bullets. 

  • If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant.
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
  • Get rid of the tree when it begins dropping needles.
NFPA Christmas Tree Safety

NFPA Christmas Tree Fire Demonstration. The difference between a well watered tree and a non-watered tree. (YouTube Video)

Also check out these winter time fire safety links. 



Engine Responds to Paulsboro House Fire

Monday, December 15, 2014   Just before 1900 hours station 6-1 was dispatched to West Broad Street in Paulsboro for a working house fire. Crews from 17-1 (Paulsboro) and 21-1 (Gibbstown) arrived and attempted to make an interior attack but were forced back and began defensive operations. Engine 614 arrived on location and assisted with extinguishing and overhauling of the house fire. 614 also laid 500' of 5" supply to an additional hydrant. Crews were on scene for approx 2 hours. 



Vehicle Overturns on 295

Thursday, November 20, 2014   Just before 20:30 stations 6-1 and 17-1 (Paulsboro) along with BLS 8245 ALS Life Support 1 were dispatched to route 295 northbound IAO Exit 19. Crews arrived and located a vehicle on its roof in the middle of the roadway and tractor trailer on the side of the road. 1711 arrived on location and began stabilization of the vehicle and prepared for a door pop. 613 arrived and assisted with removal of the 2nd door. The victim was removed and turned over to BLS and ALS within 15 minutes. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured. The crash was turned over to NJSP.



All Hands on May Ct.

Friday, November 7, 2014   Just after 16:15 district six was dispatched to the 300 block of May Ct. in the Colonial Manor section of town for a reported house fire. FM-6 (Austin) arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire with possible extension into the attic requesting the all- hands be placed in service adding the RIC Team from 5-1 (Woodbury). Engine 631 (Colonial Manor) arrived first and stretched an 1 3/4" hand line through the front door. As 614 arrived second due and secured the hydrant the bulk of the kitchen fire had been knocked down. The crew of 614 split and half the crew went to the attic with a second hand line and the other half began out side vent work. The outside vent crew assisted by 511 (Woodbury) and 666 (Greenfields) opened the gable vents and cut two vent holes in the roof. The fire was quickly placed under control as crews searched for hot spots. The fire is still under investigation. One firefighter suffered minor injuries on scene but refused medical treatment. 

Additonal Photos at New Jersey FireGround



614 Handles Car Fire

Wednesday, November 5, 2014  Engine 614 handled a single vehicle fire on 295. Crews arrived to find a single vehicle fire on the slow speed shoulder with heavy fire showing from the engine compartment. Crews stretched a 1 3/4" hand line to the car and made a rapid knock of the fire. No injuries were reported and crews cleared within 20 minutes. 



School Evacuated for Smoke

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  Crews responded to a reported building fire at West Deptford Middle School. Prior to arrival of the fire department school officials evacuated the students and faculty from the building as a precaution. Upon initial investigation a light haze was located in the library section of the building. It was believed to be caused by a problem with the HVAC unit on the roof. The haze was evacuated from the school. All students returned to class with no problems. The incident is under investigation by the WDFMO.

On scene 614, 612, 631, 666 BLS 8245.



614 Responds to Apartment Fire in the City

Thursday, October 23, 2014   Just after 12:00pm station 6-1 was dispatched to the Woodlake Apartments in the City of Woodbury. 501 was on location with a confirmed working fire in building 18 with fire through the roof. 614 arrived and began checking adjacent apartments for additional occupants. Crews also assisted with ventilation of the fire apartment. The crew of 511 made a rapid knock of the fire and contained to the original fire building. No injuries were reported on scene. 

Also on scene 632, 666, 912, 926, 947, 1512, 2218 BLS 8315. 



HAZMAT Technicain Class

 Recently two members successfully completed their HAZMAT Technician Certification Class. Assistant Chief Brian Golle and Lieutenant Wayne Fanslau have spent the last several weeks working a total of 80 hours with other firefighters from around south Jersey to complete the HAZMAT tech class offered through Salem County Fire Academy. They have finally completed with successful completion of a practical exam and written exam. Congratulations guys!

Photos courtesy of Salem County Fire Academy.



Train Hits Car

Wednesday, September 10, 2014   Rescue-Engine 613 along with BLS 82-55 and life support 4 were dispatched to Crown Point Rd in the area of the railroad tracks for a motor vehicle crash. 8200 arrived and confirmed a crash with a car vs. train with confirmed one person entrapped. 613 arrived and stabilized the vehicle and began with a basic door removal of the driver side door. The patient was removed from the vehicle and turned over to EMS in under 10 minutes. The patient was transported to Cooper Trauma for evaluation. The crash is currently under investigation by West Deptford Police.

Visit West Deptford Police Facebook site for an official press release

Photo by Joe Warner/ SJT

Photo by Joe Warner/ SJT

Photo by Joe Warner/ SJT

Photo by Joe Warner/ SJT


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