Tacoma Fire Company

Strong Storms Makes For Busy Night for Deptford FD

Monday, July 14, 2014  A line of strong storms rolled through the area Monday night and made for a busy night for the Duty Crew running out of Tacoma Blvd. Station.  The duty crews responded to four calls for service in the Battalion 3 and 4 locals for service assignments, removal of trees from the roadway and a fire alarm activation.  Once cleared, Engine 921 responded along with Ladder 926 to 146 Park Avenue for a report of a large tree into a house.  Battalion 9201 arrived to find a large oak tree that had fallen and landed on top of and crushed a motor vehicle and partially onto the house.  The crews cleared away branches to assess the damage to the house finding only a small hole in the roof, which the crew from ladder covered with salvage equipment. The front of the house was cleared of all debris to permit the residents of the house to return into the dwelling.  Crews assess the remainder of the large tree to find it secure on top of the crushed motor vehicle. 



Busy Morning For Battalion Two

Sunday, July 13, 2014   Battalion Two was dispatched to the 300 building of Chestnut Lane for a Fire Alarm activation.  Engine 921 arrived to find all smoke alarms sounding in the common areas.  The crew from Engine 921 investigated finding a faulty detector in front of apartment 313.  Once corrected the alarm successfully reset. As the crew was clearing the scene, the county alarm room advised the crew of a motor vehicle crash on Delsea Drive.  Engine 921's Crew arrived to find a single vehicle crash into a utility pole.  A safe area was secured and the the EMT's from the crew attended to the injured passengers as the remainder of the crew secured the area around a down power line and the fluids from the vehicle.  Engine 921 remained on location until the arrival of the utility company.



Line of Duty Death Houston Texas FD

Wednesday, July 9, 2014    Houston Texas Fire Department announces with a heavy heart, the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Daniel Groover 46, a 21 year veteran from Station 104, who died today while fighting a 2-alarm house fire.  Rest in Peace



Severe Storms Brings Calls for Service to the Deptford FD

Tuesday, July 8, 2014   A line of severe thunderstorms with strong winds rolled through the area tonight causing trees and powerlines to fall to the ground.  The Deptford Fire Department received numerous calls for service for trees down blocking roadways, power lines down causing numerous power outages, fire alarm activations, and assist calls to residents without power and assist The Deptford PD with assistance for blocking roadways that had traffic lights out.  Battalion Two handled calls for trees blocking roadways and providing a generator to a residence without power that needed to run medical equipment.  



FDNY Line of Duty Death

Sunday, July 6, 2014   FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelasm, age 40 a 14 year veteran, died Saturday night while fighting a fire in a Brooklyn high-rise. Lt. Ambelas was  honored 10 days ago for a rescue of boy trapped in a roll-down gate.  Rest in peace.



Tacoma Fire Co Mourns the Passing of Gary Moore

Thursday, July 3, 2014   The Officers and Members of the Tacoma Fire Company are mourning the passing of Gary Moore who ran with the Almonesson Lake Fire Company as part of Battalion Three of the Deptford Fire Department.  Our symphathy is extended to his family and to the membership of the Almonesson Lake Fire Company.  Rest In Peace.



Severe Thunderstorm with lightning Strike Causes Fire

Wednesday, July 2, 2014   A severe thunderstorm rolled through the area with dangerous lightning.  One lightning strike caused two primary electric transmissions lines to fall causing an electrical fire along the ground.  Battalion Two along with the Deptford PD closed Almonesson Road between Lakeview Avenue and Caulfield Avenue until the electrical company arrived to secure the downed electrical lines.  Crews were on location for over 4 hours due to the delayed response from the electrical company.



High Winds Causes Tree To Catch Fire

Tuesday, July 1, 2014   Battalion Two was dispatched to the end of Murphy Avenue for a report of a tree on fire. Crews arrived to find the top of a tree against the top of a utility pole and and rubbing against a high voltage transmisson line.  High winds caused the tree to keep rubbing the wires causing the tree to burn.  Crews remained on location until the arrival of the Electric company.



Deptford FD Participates in Steve Skipton Support Event

Monday, June 30, 2014  Ladder 926 along with Ladder 1016 (Washington Twp) flew a large American Flag on the parking lot of the Deptford Mall across from the Adelphia's Restaurant on Clements Bridge Road. This as the center piece of Fire Department apparatus display for a show of support for the Steve Skipton Fundraiser Event being held inside Adelphia's.   The Deptford Fire Department with apparatus from fire  companies from Almonesson Lake, Blackwood Terrace, Helping Hand, New Sharon, Oak Valley, and Tacoma stood side by side with Apparatus from Bellmawr Park Fire Co, Brooklawn Fire Co, Camden Fire Dept, UMD EMS of Camden, and Voorhees EMS.

Get Well Soon Steve!



Congrats to FF Dave McIntyre Jr 2014 Graduate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014   The members of the Tacoma Fire Company wish to congratulate Dave McIntyre Jr for graduating from High School tonight.   Good job and the best of luck with your future endeavors.



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