Florence Township Fire Department

 

 

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MVA Route 295

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270 Daniels Way

On November 30th 2014, Florence Twp. Fire Dept. was dispatched to Rt. 130 and Cedar Lane for a truck fire. Ambulance 4081 and Chief 4000 arrived to find a tractor trailer with the cab fully involved. Engine 4012 arrived and led off with a 2" line to extinguish the fire. Tender 4016 supplied 4012 and the crew from Engine 4013 assisted 4012 with manpower. The fire was extinguished quickly but roadway remained closed for a while until the vehicle was removed from the roadway.

On Saturday November 1st, The Florence Township Fire Department, along with units from Burlington Township, Mansfield Township, and Bordentown Township responded to a reported attic fire in the 300 block of West Third Street in Florence.  Ambulance 4081 was on location reporting fire from the roof.  Battalion Chief 4010 arrived to smoke coming from the roof with visible flames from multiple roof vents.  The crew from Engine 4012 stretched a line to the attic to locate the source of the fire.  Tower 4015 arrived on location and was ordered to the roof to provide ventilation.  Engine 3222 arrived and provided a water supply to Engine 4012.  Their crew then reported to the interior to assist.  In less than 10 minutes the interior crews reported the bulk of the fire was knocked down and they were checking for extension.   Engine 3032, Tower 3035, and Engine 3311 provide manpower and assistance to the interior crews.  RIC Engine 9061 placed additional ground ladders to provide a secondary egress for the crews on the roof and the interior.

 

Engine 4012’s crew made a good stop for the conditions they were presented with, high heat, zero visibility and limited access.  They held the fire to the area of origin, thus limiting damage.  No injuries were reported.  All crews should be commended for their efforts.

On Saturday October 4, 2014 at about 0620hrs Station was dispatched for a car fire.  Chief 4000 arrived to find a van with a fully involved engine compartment fire with an exposure to another vehicle that was unable to be moved.  Engine 4013 arrived and went into service with 2 – 1 3/4 hand lines to extinguish the vehicle.  Crews were able to protect the exposure vehicle with very little damage to it and stopped the fire from getting into the passenger compartment of the fire vehicle.

On September 27th, 2014 at 0242 hours, Engine 4012, Engine 3012 and Ambulance 3392 were dispatched to Route 295 south bound at mile-post 48 for a reported motor vehicle accident.

 

Crews arrived to find a two car motor vehicle accident with one vehicle off the road and into the woods. EMS reported that the driver of one of the vehicle had self-extricated. The vehicle that was in the woods sustained significant damage and intrusion the rear seat areas. Supervisor 4020 and Engine 4012 secured the utilities to the vehicle, provided lighting and positioned as a blocker to safeguard members and others working at the scene. Engine 4012 was on scene for over 40 minutes until the vehicle was safely removed.

 

On September 17th at 12:36 AM, the Florence Township Fire Department and EMS along with Station 301 (Burlington Township) were dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike at mile marker 48.5 southbound for a tractor trailer fire. Chief 4000 arrived on location and found the trailer well involved. Chief 4000 requested an additional tender to the scene. Station 331 was dispatched (Mansfield Fire Department). Engine 4012 arrived on location and crews went into service to extinguish the fire. Crews from Engine 4013, Tender 4016, Engine 3012, and Squirt 3014 worked to overhaul and extinguish hot spots. The trailer was loaded with paper. Crews from station 272 (Westampton), 322 (Bordentown Dist. #2) 303 (Burlington Township) and 331 (Mansfield Fire Department) also assisted.

 

 

 

Submitted by Mike Ondy FF/NREMT-P

 

There was an MVA car vs tractor trailer on the turnpike MM 44.8. 2723, 4082, 4012, 4018, 909, and medics were dispatched. 2723 advised on arrival one entrapped and to fly helicopter. Station 272 and 401 worked together to extricate the driver while 4082 split and took care of 2 patients. Station 909 took one patient with medics by ground to Cooper Trauma and 4082 and medics transported the victim that was extricated to the landing zone for transport by SouthStar to Cooper.

On Saturday, September 6th at 2040 hrs (08:40 PM) the Florence Township Fire Department along with mutual aid were dispatched to 270 Daniels Way (Christmas Tree Shops) for a building fire.  Caller stated that they could see the building on fire. Chief 4000 responded and arrived on location to find a dumpster well involved with a trailer and the building exposed.  Engine 4013 arrived and went into service with a 1 ¾’ hand line to extinguish fire.  Engine 9051 arrived and pulled a 2nd line off of Engine 4013 and assisted 4013’s crew.  Tower 3035 entered the building to check for extension while  Ladder 3225 arrived and laddered the roof to check for extension  due to the charring marks on the outside of the building.  Engine 3032 secured a supply line to Engine 4013.  Engines 3311, 4012 and Tower 4015 crews remained available on scene and assisted where needed.  Fire was knocked down very quickly in the dumpster and trailer before any extension of the fire into the building.  FM 40 was called to conduct an investigation of the fire.

 

We would like to thank all departments that responded for a job well done.

 

Departments that were on scene were: Florence Twp. Fire Department, Burlington Twp. Fire Department, Burlington City Fire Department, Franklin Fire Company and Bordentown Twp. Fire District #2.

 

401 Firehouse Lane

Florence, NJ 08518

Phone: 609-499-1393

Fax:      609-499-9776

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