Several Members Graduate

June 18th, 2010 Today several members and members family marked an important step in their life as they graduated from Seneca High School. We would like to congratulate Kayla Simpkins, Alexis Gunzelman, Katie Lewis, and Brian Wood on their accomplishment and wish them the best of luck as they continue on life’s journey.


Dwelling Fire with Reported People Trapped

June 9th, 2010 At approximately 1835 HRS, Task Force 4312 along with Stations 171, 172, 281, Quint 251, RIT 191, & Medic 33 were dispatched to 615 Chatsworth Road for a reported dwelling fire with entrapment. As units went responding they were advised of multiple calls reporting a house on fire and the homes occupants to be disabled and unaccounted for. AC43901 arrived on location and confirmed a fire on the second floor of the home and placed "all companies in service". A4391 responded and arrived on location and staged. A4392, A4394, and R4399 all responded and upon arrival they began to setup a rehab area for firefighters operating on the scene. Fire Crews encountered heavy fire conditions on the second floor but where able to hold the fire to the room of origin. Station 439 units remained on location for several hours performing rehab operations on all crews operating in the building. All searches of the building proved negative and it was confirmed that the homeowners were not home at the time of the fire.

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Tabernacle Dwelling Fire

November 28th, 2009 At 13:59 hours Taskforce 4310, Stations 281, 172, 171, Q251 & RIT 191 were dispatched to 83 Hawkin Road for a reported dwelling fire. LT4304 arrived about a minute after dispatch to find a 1 1/2 story wood frame single family dwelling with fire from the garage and smoke throughout. LT4304 requested the "All Hands" bringing additional units to the scene including Station 251 & 371. Q4314(w/6) and E2811 arrived simultaneously and stretched two 1 3/4" hand lines and began to attack the fire. C1710 and DC4310 arrived and established command and CP43 out of C1710's vehicle. With the home located directly next-door to Station 439 members pulled the ambulances across the street into the fire station parking lot to prevent them from becoming blocked in as additional fire apparatus arrived. Members also opened up the station and established rehab and provided a place for the homeowners. At the 20 minute mark command reported the bulk of the fire was knocked down and crews were checking for extension. Shortly afterwards command held the assignment with TF43. Crews did a great job and were able to hold the fire to garage with some smoke damage to the home itself. The Red Cross was on hand and was providing shelter for the family.


Person in a Tree

November 22nd, 2009 At 10:31 hours Rescue 439 was dispatched to to assist Station 281 with a hunter who was in a tree stand 25 feet above the ground suffering from a dislocated hip. C4300, R4399 and Q4314 arrived 7 minutes after dispatch. C4300 conducted a quick size up and crews established patient contact via a 28 foot ladder. The patient was in a great deal of pain from having been in this predicament since 05:00 hours. Crews lashed a 35 foot ladder to the underside of the tree stand and rigged a lowering line via a Petzl ID and a directional pulley. Two additional ladders were placed allowing crew members 360 access to the patient. The 35' ladder was used as a ramp for a stokes basket. Medic 33 was requested by 4300 for pain management. The stokes was rigged in place and the patient moved to the stokes basket and then lowered down the 35' ladder beams. The patient was transferred to A2893 and transported to Virtua Marlton with M33. TF43 returned to service in 75 minutes. Units that responded :

R4399, A4394, C4300, Q4314, E2811, A2893, and Medic 33.

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Shamong Second Alarm

August 29th, 2009 At 05:04 hours Taskforce 2810, Stations 289, 371, 431, & RIT 252 were dispatched to 7 Shawnee Trail for a reported dwelling fire. C2800 arrived to find a 2 1/2 story wood frame single family dwelling with heavy fire from the garage and first floor. C2800 requested the "All Hands" bringing additional units to the scene including Rehab 439. R4399(w/4) responded and upon arrival was backed into the next door neighbor’s driveway. The crew went to work setting up the rehab chairs and other rehab equipment in the neighbor’s yard. The crew stood by and as firefighters came in there vitals were taken and they were monitored before being released to continue working. The rehab stood by for several hours before being released by command. While returning from the call the station was dispatched for a medical call and the crew from the Rehab responded back to the station and staffed the ambulance to handle the call.


Southampton Trench Rescue

August 27th, 2009 At 12:54 hours Stations 178,, 179, 172, 493, 431, Rescues 171, Rescue 439, and Medics were dispatched to 27 Chelsea Place for a rescue assignment. Chief 1720 marked up and was advised of a male who was in a 6 foot deep trench buried up to his knees and that time Cherry hill Rescue 3 was also dispatched per the technical rescue protocol. C1720 and E1723 arrived and advised they had one in a 6 foot deep trench. R4399(w/5) arrived to find the same and the crews immediately went to work setting up cribbing, ropes, and the trench rescue setup for the Paratech rescue struts into a staging area for the arrival of the technical rescue teams. While this was going on command requested additional resources from Evesham, Waterford, & Mercer County TF801. A4392 arrived during the initial stages of the incident and there crew went to work setting up Rehab on the front lawn of the neighbor’s lawn. Rescue 2218(Evesham) and Rescue 3(Cherry Hill) both arrived simultaneously and took over the rescue operations. After the arrival of the technical rescue teams all crews who were not certified in trench rescue operations were put into the manpower pool and used for various other functions on the scene. As the incident progressed both teams were later supplemented by Waterford Township Fire's Technical Team, as well as Mercer Counties Technical Rescue team and NJ Task Force 1 with Virtua Paramedics providing patient care. Most trench operations are labor, time and equipment intensive. This rescue proved to be just as intensive and the patient was finally freed at around 5:45pm, more than 5 hours after the original call to 911. This incident required a team effort by all of those involved and thanks to everyone’s efforts this situation had a positive outcome.


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MARCH  83 
APRIL  68 
MAY  74 
YTD  388


MARCH  166 
APRIL  73 
MAY  86 
JUNE  77 
JULY  79 
YTD  1038


MARCH  91 
APRIL  92 
MAY  88 
JUNE  84 
JULY  78 
YTD  1034




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