Tacoma Fire Company

Early Morning Vehicle Fire on the New Jersey Turnpike

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Battalion Two along with the Woolwich Fire Co and the Westville EMS were dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike at the 17.5 mile marker southbound for a vehicle fire.  Engine 921 arrived to find a conversion van well involved.  The crew stretched a 1 3/4 hand line and extinguished the fire.  An extensive overhaul had to be completed due to the amount of property inside the van.  Once complete, the crew stood by using he light tower from Engine 921 to light up the area for the tow service and the NTJP Highway Dept.  to complete their services.



Engine 921 Responds on 2nd Alarm to Westville

Saturday, October 11, 2014   Engine 921 was dispatched to cover Westville Fire Department as they were operating at an all hands building fire at 1 Deadline Drive.  The 2nd alarm was transmitted which brought in the covers to the scene.  Engine 921 arrived at staging and the crew was detailed to assist with stretching A 5" supply line and then they were detailed to manpower pool.  The building was a vacant 1000 x 200 2 story L shaped warehouse/office facility.  The bulk of the fire was in the office area and was already venting through the roof.  A aerial master stream attack was set up and maintained.  The second floor collasped and no one was permitted inside the fire building.  Companies were released from the firegound at 0030 hours. 



Heavy Rain Brings Busy Morning for Battalion Two

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Battalion Two was dispatched to the area of 197 Andalora Way in the Westville Grove section of Deptford for a wires down call.  On the arrival of Engine 921, the crew found a primary wire down and burning in two places.  One fire was at the intersection of Almonesson Road and Andalora Way and the other was at the corner of the cyclone fence of 197 Andalora way.  The fence was charged and burning.  The crew provided a safe area and notified PSE&G and asked for an urgent response.  On the arrival of PSE&G, the power was secured and the crew started to extinguish the fires.  The resident of 1034 Almonesson Road came up to the crew and advised that smoke from wire fire was in her house.  The crew went to her house and set up a positive pressure fan and ventilated the house.  As the crew was taking up from the ventilation, a second primary feed line exploded off a utility pole and fell to the ground causing additional fires.  Once PSE&G secured this power line the crew of Engine 921completed the extinguishment of the additional fires. 



Deptford Fire Dept Takes 7 Awards at the White Horse FD 100th Anniversary

Sunday, October 5, 2014   Members of the Deptford Fire Department, specifically Engine 923, Brush Truck 925, Ladder 926 and Command 920 from Battalion Two and Engine 931 from Battalion Three participated in the parade and celebration of the White Horse Company's 100Th Anniversary in Hamilton Twp. today.  Deptford Fire Department was awarded the following awards:

Engine 931: 1st place Best Appearing and equipped Engine 3 months to 1 year

Brush 925: 1st place Best Appearing and equipped Brush Truck

Engine 923: 1st place Best Appearing and equipped Engine 5 to 10 years

Engine 923: Overall Best Appearing Apparatus 

Command 920: 2nd Place Best Appearing Command Vehicle

Ladder 926: 2nd Place Best Appearing Platform

Deptford Fire Department: Best Appearing Fire Department Overall Apparatus.

A "Job Well Done" by all. 



Deptford FD Participates in 2nd Annual Fire Prevention Display at Chick Fil A

Monday, September 29, 2014   The Chick Fil A resturant on Clements Bridge Road sponsored the 2nd Annual Fire Prevention and Safety Event.  Battalion Two along with the rest of the Deptford Fire Department brought fire apparatus for display.  The Deptford Fire Marshal's Office had information available for prevention and safety and give-a-ways for the public.  The Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Office brought their Fire Safety Trailer to teach children the act of crawling low in smoke and the importance of working smoke detectors and escape plans.  Children were able to put on actual firefighter's gear and take tours of the different pieces of fire apparatus of the Deptford Fire Department.  Thank you to Chick-Fil-A for hosting this great event.



Ladder 926 provides cover for Woolwich Fire Company

Monday, September 29, 2014   Ladder 926 along with Engine 1011 from Washington Twp provided a task force cover for the Woolwich Fire Company as the membership attended a funeral for a long time member of their department.  Our thoughts and prayers to Bill Ross Jr and his family and the membership of the Woolwich Fire Company.  



Tacoma Boulevard Station Big Winner In Medford 200th Anniversary Event

Saturday, September 20, 2014  The members of the Tacoma Boulevard Station of Battalion Two took four pieces of apparatus to the the 200th Anniversary Muster at the Union Fire Co Station 251 in Medford NJ.  The celebration of the anniversary was a muster of apparatus instead of the traditional parade.  All of the equipment was judged the same way as if they were in a parade.  At the end of the day, the Tacoma Boulevard Station brought home FIVE (5) awards:

Engine 923 1st Place Best Appearing Engine 0 to 10 years

Brush Truck 925  1st Place Best Appearing Brush Truck

Command Vehicle 920 1st Place Best Appearing Command Vehicle

Tower Ladder 926 2nd Place Best Appearing Ladder

Deptford Fire Department: Best Appearing Fire Department Overall

Congratulation to all and Job Well Done!



Fire Prevention Event Scheduled at Chick-Fil-A

Friday, September 19, 2014  A Fire Prevention and Fire Safety event is scheduled for Monday September 29, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant on Clements Bridge Road in Deptford.  The Deptford Fire Department will have a host of Fire Equipment on display as well as the Deptford Police Department, Deptford EMS and the Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Fire Safety Trailer.  (The fire equipment display will be in the LOWES lot) The Deptford Fire Marshal's Office will be on site with information for having Working Smoke Detectors in you home as well as other fire safety tips.  There will be give-a-ways and plenty of fun for the entire family.  Please plan to attend. 



Battalion Two Participates in Emergency Prepardness Event In Deptford

Thursday, September 18, 2014  The Deptford Office of Emergency Management, held a Emergency Preparedness seminar at the Recreation Center off of Montauge Lane.  The event was in conjunction with the Emergency Preparedness Month.  Participating in this event with equipment on display were the Deptford Fire Department, Engine 921, Ladder 926 and Rescue 938, Deptford EMS with all of their available resources, The Deptford Police Department, Gloucester County EMS and Emergency Response Center Field Communications Unit.  A Medical Helicopter landed from JEFFSTAT to demonstrate  their capabilities.   Inside the facility were tables with information for Emergency Preparedness from the Deptford OEM, Deptford EMS, Deptford Fire Marshal's Office, Red Cross, PSE&G, and Servpro. A seminar was held with several speakers, each presenting topics for the audience on being prepared for an emergency.  Refreshments were provided for all those who attended.  The event was a great success.



Oak Valley Fire Company To Host Their Annual Fire Prevention Event

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  EVERYONE is invited to this GREAT EVENT!



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