Tacoma Fire Company

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.



Overturned MVC Requires Extrication

Sunday, August 17, 2014   Battalion Two along with  Rescue 938, Deptford BLS and ALS were dispatched to in front of 1306 Edgewood Avenue in the Westville Oaks section of Deptford Township for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment.  Battalion Chief 9201 arrived to find a two vehicle crash with one vehicle overturned and on its side with the driver trapped inside.  The crew from Engine 921 arrived and stablized the vehicle with struts and cribbing and then removed the windshield to permit access to the driver for BLS.  The driver was removed from the vehicle through the windshield opening.  The crews secured fluids on the highway with oil dry and then stood by until the vehicle was uprighted.  

The crash is under investigated by the Deptford Police Dept.



Engine 921 Handles Brush Fire on New Jersey Turnpike

Saturday, August 9, 2014   Battalion 2 was dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike at the 20.4 southbound mile marker for a brush fire.  The crew from Engine 921 arrived to find a 200' by 20' brush fire along the shoulder of the roadway.  The crew established a safe are and then went into service and extinguished the fire.  



Line of Duty Death in New Carlisle Indiana

Wednesday, August 6, 2014   We regret to advise you of the Line of Duty Death of New Carlisle (LaPorte County) Indiana,  Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook.Late last night,  (not far from South Bend, IN.  Who died in a building collapse while fighting a large building fire.

Rest In Peace



Engine 921 on Display at National Night Out

Tuesday, August 5, 2014  The Deptford Police Department sponsored a National Night Out event at the Deptford Municipal Building and Engine 921 was on display along with other apparatus from the Deptford Fire Department.  

Congratulations to the Deptford Police Department on hosting an outstanding event.



Line of Duty Death in Glendale Kentucky

Tuesday, August 5, 2014   A GLENDALE (Kentucky) VOL. FIRE DEPARTMENT PUMPER Firefighter Jonathan French Age 23, was operating at a vehicle fire on the shoulder of I-65 in Hardin County early Tuesday morning when a passing tractor-trailer rig struck the side of the pumper and killed the operator. 

 Rest in Peace.



Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A Deptford FD vs Deptford PD

Monday, August 4, 2014 

Please Join the Deptford Fire Department for a Spirit Night on Wednesday August 20th from 5:00pm until 7:30 PM  The Deptford Fire Department's four battalions will be competing in a lemon squeezing contest and the winner of those contests will compete against representatives from the Deptford Police Department. 

A portion of your purchase this night will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. 

Location of this event will be Chick-Fil-A on Clements Bridge Road in Deptford (next to Lowes)  



Safety Alert from NJ Division of Fire Safety

Sunday, August 3, 2014   

 The Fire Challenge

A disturbing new trend is manifesting itself online on social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube called “The Fire Challenge.”
The fire challenge involves teenagers pouring an ignitable liquid, often rubbing alcohol, on their bare skin and igniting it while another teenager takes photos or video of the event. The photos and video are subsequently uploaded to the various social media sites for the world’s online community to watch and share. The imbecilic act is supposed to elicit laughter as onlookers and internet viewers watch the reaction from the person who is on fire.
Accurate statistics are not available as to the number of individuals injured or killed as a result of performing this stunt but at least one death of a 15 year-old boy in Buffalo, NY has been confirmed and several documented injuries have occurred.
Several news stories regarding the practice report that when young survivors are interviewed, most say they didn’t give much thought to the possibility of being injured or killed and they didn’t realize the fire would be so intense.
Since many of these reported incidents involve the ignitable liquid being poured on the chest, emergency responders must be particularly aware of the potential for serious respiratory burns when treating victims, in addition to the obvious external burns.
In accordance with American Burn Association recommended guidelines, and in keeping with the policies of The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas, a certified burn treatment facility for care and transport of burn patients, all individuals meeting the following criteria should be referred to the nearest certified burn center:

All Partial thickness (second degree) burns ≥10% TBSA;
All Full thickness (3rd degree) burns, regardless of size;
All chemical, inhalation and electrical burns;
Any burns to the face, feet, joints or genitalia;
Patients with pre-existing medical disorders compromising outcome;
Patients with burns and concomitant trauma (Follow regional medical control and triage protocols);
Patients requiring extensive social, emotional or long-term rehabilitation;
Pediatric burns without qualified personnel or equipment.

In New Jersey, consult with The Burn Center at St. Barnabas Hospital directly at (973) 322-5920



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.



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