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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!



Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  Kiddie has issued a world wide recall on the Combination Smoke and CO detectors.  The detectors are the hard wired type.  Information concerning the recall is listed below.

Affected product: Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms Models i2010SCD, i1201OS, KN-0OSM1BA  (Pictures are below

Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.

Remedy:  Replace affected product

Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at (844) 553-9011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on Recalls for more information.




Monday, September 15, 2014  On Saturday September 13, 2014 The Deptford Fire Department participated and competed with marching and apparatus at the 137th annual New Jersey Firemen's Relief Assn Convention Parade in Wildwood New Jersey.  On a cloudy and rainy day, 41 Firefighters and Cadets of the Deptford Fire Department marched proudly down New Jersey Avenue.  The department brought six pieces of apparatus to the parade and competed 5 of the 6 in various categories of fire apparatus competition.  On Saturday evening at 8 pm,  firefighters, family and friends arrived at Wildwood Convention Center for the awards ceremony.  There was representation from around New Jersey and companies from Pennsylvania. 

The Deptford Fire Department was presented with the following awards:


Engine 923  1st place Best Appearing in the Engine Category 9 to 15 years

Engine 931  1st place Best Appearing in the Engine Category 0 to 2 years

Brush Unit 925  1st place Best Appearing in the Brush Truck Category

Command Unit 920  1st place Best Appearing in the Command Vehicle Category

Marching:  2nd Place Marching, membership 21 and over

1st place Best Appearing Fire Company Overall "William Carney Memorial Award"

County Awards:

Engine 923  Best Appearing Fire Apparatus for Gloucester County.

A job well done by everyone involved.  A lot of hard work and determination was put by the membership of several of the fire companies that make up the Deptford Fire Department.

A thank you to those members who remained behind to run duty crews to staff fire stations for the protection of the residents and visitors of  Deptford Township.

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Steve Skipton NJ Memorial Service Scheduled

Monday, September 8, 2014  Steve Skipton Memorial Service

Family, friends and all Public Safety co-workers:

Jen and her children have returned to NJ to be with their immediate families.

Jen would like to announce a memorial service for those unable to attend last week's service in South Carolina.

This Sunday, September 14th at 11:30AM there will be a memorial service at the Camden County Emergency Training Center 420 Woodbury -Turnersville Road in Blackwood.

Father Michael Mannion will bless Steve's ashes as family and friends reflect on his life.
All are welcome to attend.

Lite food and refreshments will be provided.



Engine 921 Special Called to Route 55 for Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash

Thursday, September 4, 2014  The Deptford Fire Department was dispatched for a Commercial Motor Vehicle crash with entrapment on Route 55 underneath Route 47 (Delsea Dr).  Rescue 938 and Ladder 946 along with FM9 (Burkhardt) arrived on location and confirmed a two vehicle commercial motor crash with two persons trapped.  Command (FM9) special called Engine 921 to scene to assist with the extrication.  On the arrival of Engine 921, the crew was detailed to the passenger side of the vehicle and assisted with the extrication of the right side occupant. 



Tractor Trailer Well Involved on the New Jersey Turnpike

Wednesday, September 3, 2014   Battalion Two along with the Woolwich Fire Co and Westville Fire Department were dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike at the 16.0 northbound mile marker for a Commercial Vehicle Fire.  Chief 2501 (Barber) arrived on location reporting a well involved tractor trailer.  Engine 2518 arrived first due and started the fire suppression efforts.  Engine 921 arrived an provided a safe area using the engine as a blocker.  The crew was detailed to open the back of the trailer and to detemine if the cargo was on fire.  The crew found the trailer to be empty. Engine 921's chauffer completed a dike for the runoff of deisel fuel from a ruptured saddle tank.   The remainder of the crew then assisted 2518's crew with the completion of the suppression efforts and assisted with the overhaul.  The driver of the truck was not injured and the investigation is being handled by the New Jesey State Police.



Severe Weather Brings Numerous Calls for Battalion Two

Sunday, August 31, 2014   A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through the area Sunday evening causing several fires and emergencies within Gloucester County.  Ladder 926 was dispatched with a task force (Westville 738, Verga 626) to provide a cover for Woolwich Fire Company Station 25-1. Woolwich was at a dwelling fire on Minuteman Lane in Woolwich as Firefighters in East Greenwich and Harrison Township were handling emergencies in thier respective locals.  During the response, the task force cover was sent to the Minuteman Lane Dwelling.  On arrival the personnel were detailed to manpower pool.  Ladder 926 was released and detailed to handle additional calls for service in Woolwich Township.  After the calls were handled, ladder 926 returned to Station 25-1 to continue the cover.  On return to Deptford, Battalion Two was dispatched to the Chestnut Lane Apartment for fire alarm activations in 5 of the 17 buildings of the complex.  A lightning strike caused a power outage which resulted in the battery backup smoke alarms to begin sounding.  The crew from Engine 921 handled a EMS all call assignment at Turkey Hill Road and Ladds Landing to complete the night.



Deptford FD vs Deptford PD @ Spirit Event at Chick Fla A

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  Chick-Fla-A restaurant on Clements Bridge Road in Deptford sponsored a Spirit Day event that involved the Deptford Fire Department competing against the Deptford Police Department on a Lemon Squeezing contest.  The evening started with members from the four battalions of the fire department competing against each other for the privilege to compete against the police department.  When all the fun of making lemonade out of real lemons was complete the evening the fire department just edged out the police department on the lemonade total.  A good time was had by all.

 The management for Chick-Fla-A will be donating 20% of the proceeds during tonight's event to the NATIONAL FALLEN FIGHTERS FOUNDATION in the name of the Deptford Fire Department.  We, the members of the Deptford Fire Department, Thank You.



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