Tacoma Fire Company

Santa Around Town

Tuesday, December 9, 2014   On Saturday December 20, 2014 from 2pm to 8pm, the members of Battalion Two will be honored to host the arrival of Santa to the north end of Deptford.  The members will hosting Santa as he visits the neighborhoods of Westville Grove, Westville oaks, North Woodbury, Woodbury Gardens, Ladd Landing, Washington Crossing, Patriots Ridge, Locust Grove, Steeplechase.  Santa is looking forward to meeting all the good boys and girls.  



Line of Duty Death Philadelphia

Tuesday, December 9, 2014   The members of the Tacoma Fire Company express our sincere condolances to the family and the membership of the Philadelphia Fire Department.  The Philadelphia Fire Department announces the Line of Duty Death of their first female firefighter. Today, Tuesday December 9, 2014.  Firefighter Joyce Craig-Lewis, 36 was an 11 year vetern of the department.  She was assigned to Engine 64 but was detailed to Engine 73 for her shift. 



Happy Thanksgiving from the Tacoma Fire Company

Thursday, November 27, 2014   The members of the Tacoma Fire Company wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.   



Ladder 926 Responds to Building Fire in Battalion 3 Local

Tuesday, November 25, 2014  Battalion Three was dispatched to the Deptford Center for Rehabilitation at 1511 Clements Bridge Road for a activated fire alarm and on the arrival of Engine 933, a dryer fire was found with a heavy smoke condition in the basement.  Command special called Ladder 926 to the job.  On their arrival the crew was detailed to the bravo division with fans for ventilation.  



Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash on the NJ Turnpike

Tuesday, November 25, 2014   Battalion Two along with the Westville Fire Department and the Woolwich Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike at the 22.7 southbound mile marker for a commercial motor vehicle crash.  Engine 921 arrived to find a two vehicle crash involving a passenger vehicle and a jack knifed tractor trailer tanker.  Crews found one minor injury however, a diesel fuel saddle tank on the truck was damaged in the collision and was leaking diesel fuel.  Crews secured the leaking tank to stop the flow of fuel and with the assistance of the NJSP and NJTP DOT, the spilled fluid was contained.  The tanker was fortunately empty but was carrying sulfuric acid.
Photo Credit:  Constantine Sypsomos.



Working Dwelling Fire In Oak Valley

Monday, November 17, 2014   Battalion One was dispatched to 249 Amhurst Avenue in the Oak Valley Section of Deptford for a dwelling fire.  Engine 912 arrived to find a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling with heavy smoke showing and struck the all hands bringing Ladder 926 and other resources.  Initial crews entered the dwelling finding a basement fire that was extending to the first floor.  Two handlines were stretched and arriving crews worked on suppression efforts. Ladder 946 ventilated the roof.  The job was placed under control at the 30 minute mark and the crews started overhaul and assisted the Deptford Fire Marshal's office with the investigation



Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries Driver

Monday, November 17, 2014   Battalion Two was dispatched to the area of 1170 Delsea Drive for a Motor Vehicle Crash.  Crews arrived to find a single vehicle crash into a utility pole.  The pole was split in two and the top half was lying in the middle of the street.  Crews provided a safe zone and then stablized the vehicle as EMS treated the driver and then the crew remained on location until arrival of the utility company.



Deptford FD Food Drive With Chick-Fil-A a Success

Saturday, November 15, 2014   The members of the Deptford Fire Department and the employees of Chick-Fil-A held a holiday food drive on Saturday at the Chick-Fil-A store on Clements Bridge Road.  The event was a success with many people stopping and dropping off food for the those in need.   A SINCERE THANK YOU to those who donated.



Battalion 2 Mutual Aid Drill With Woolwich Fire Co

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  On Tuesday November 11, members of the Battalion Two traveled to Woolwich Fire Company  Station 25-1 to conduct a mutual aid drill.  Members of both station met inside the Woolwich station and the goals for the drill was explained and the members introduced themselves to each other and then the group went to a local industrial park and held the drill.  Woolwich and Deptford  cover the New Jersey Turnpike together and with the acquisition of new fire suppression equipment, the Chiefs of both companies arranged this drill so members of both companies can become familiar with the new equipment and its usage.  Woolwich's new engine is a CAFS engine and the members of the Deptford group were instructed on its usages and effectiveness in fire suppression.  Woolwich demonstrated how CAFS could be used through other engines and aerial devices.  Valuable lessons were learned by all and new friendships and camaraderie's  established.  

Thank you to Chief Ed Barber of the Woolwich Fire Company for hosting the Deptford Fire Department Battalion 2. 



Deptford FD To Participate in Food Drive

Friday, November 7, 2014  The Deptford Fire Department in cooperation with Chick-Fil-A Restaurant on Clements Bridge Road will be hosting a FOOD DRIVE to help the needy for the upcoming holiday season.   

Where:   Chick-Fil-A  Clements Bridge Road Deptford, NJ  (in Front of Lowes)

When:  Saturday November 15Th

Time:    12 Noon to 4pm

Your donation of  non-perishable food items will go along way in helping families in need during the holiday season.



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