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THE 3RD RUN OF THIS TIME PERIOD IS TONED AT 2030 HRS FOR A DWELLING FIRE IN LINDENWOLD
Saturday, November 19, 2016 20:30
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The third assignment of the day was toned out at 2030 hrs. for the dwelling fire in Lindenwold in the unit block of Pine Grove Avenue.

Rehab 13 responded with (3) apparatus and 8 personnel to the scene during a wind driven rain and sleet event that evening.

Hot food and snacks along with hot and cold beverages were served to the 1st Responders on scene from 2101 hrs. until 2245 hrs. All units returned to quarters to re-supply and make ready our units for the next assignment. U1388 was released early from the scene as adequate manpower was available at the incident. The rest room was opened an light snack foods were also served to all. Rehab 13 was in service by 2330 hrs.

Cause and origin to be determined.

Limited photos were taken as the company camera was not available for this run. A cell phone was used for some quick photos due to the lousy weather. Gusty winds were also encountered.

Photos by J. Tibbetts Rehab 13 member


 
Scene conditions on Pine Grove Avenue
   Scene conditions on Pine Grove Avenue
Rehab 13 set up near the incident, high winds made it difficult to place anything outside, served off the truck
   Rehab 13 set up near the incident, high
      winds made it difficult to place
      anything outside, served off the truck
A UNUSUALLY BUSY 24 HOUR PERIOD FOR REHAB 13 - STARTS WITH TWO 2ND ALARM FIRES IN GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Friday, November 18, 2016 14:20
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Friday afternoon got busy around 1420 hrs. when Rehab 13 was requested to 450 Loch Lomond Drive for the 2nd alarm 2 story apartment fire end unit.

Rehab 13 responded with (2) apparatus and 6 personnel and were also requested for the 2nd alarm assignment at the La Cascata Condos off of Kelly Drivers Lane.  Both fires went to extra alarms due to fire conditions upon arrival and 2 working fires within the same area at the same time during daytime hours.

Units from Rehab 13 went to each location separately. During the initial response Rehab 13 (1385) went to the Loch Lomond addres: and U1386 did drop off liquids for the members but had trouble with access (La Cascata) due to the size of the streets and apparatus in service. U1386 did return to this scene later for the duration of that incident.

This dual response is the first time this has ever happened and we have designed a plan to be able to serve food from U1386 if  we get another dual working fire in the future. This unit has a freezer with all types of extra food, and we will be carrying a microwave on board this unit starting this week for future multiple assignments if and when they occur.

Rehab 13 operated at both jobs from 1500 hrs. until 1800 hrs. and returned to quarters to re-supply.

Both fires are under investigation at this time for origin and cause.

Photos by Captain. T. Kraft Rehab 13


 
   
Fire building A side end unit La Cascata
   Fire building A side end unit La Cascata
DEER PARK FIRE IS VISITED BY BALD EAGLES THIS MORNING
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 08:15
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On Tuesday morning at around 0815 hrs. a very rare occurrence took place at our station. The patriotic symbol of the United States flew in unexpectedly. A Bald Eagle flew in to feast on a dead deer in the side yard of our property, that had been struck and passed away. Members observed the eagle for 15 minutes and while taking photos we tried to get closer. at about 25 yards away the eagle took flight and landed at the top of a tree to the rear of our property.

While we were watching this eagle, another eagle landed and started to also feast on the dead deer. We photographed this eagle as well and again as we tried to get closer it flew up into the trees,\.

We have a lot of wildlife behind our quarters including up to 20 deer, wild turkeys, turkey vultures, ground hog, rabbit, squirrel, chipmunk, skunk, opossum, feral cats, and many variety of birds. Seeing the Bald Eagles was a first.

The Eagles have not returned since that first day,

We thought we would share these photos on the website.

Enjoy!


 
Eagle 1
   Eagle 1
   
VOORHEES RUNS A DWELLING FIRE OVERNIGHT - GOES ALL HANDS - REHAB 13 FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 04:23
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At 0409 hrs. early Tuesday morning the Task Force box was struck for the unit block of Stevens Dr. in the 66-2 local of Voorhees Township. Arriving companies had a one story SFD with heavy fire in the attached tow car garage communicating into the dwelling attic area. All companies were placed inn service and the "all hands" was transmitted bringing additional companies to the scene. Supply was established and the fire was attacked, all searches were negative. Fire fighters did rescue a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle from the garage.

Rehab 13 was toned at 0423 hrs. and responded with (4) personnel and two apparatus to the incident. Steven Dr. is a loop street located off of Gibbsboro Road and apparatus on location did not allow Rehab 13 to get any closer to the fire, so all liquids and cooling towels were walked into the scene. Rehab 13 provided liquids cold and hot, light snack foods, and the rest room was placed in service. Rehab 13 operated from0451 hrs. until 0623 hrs. when released by 6600.

Fire cause and origin are under investigation by local and county officials.

Photos by Lt. J. Walsh - Rehab 13


 
Fire building from D/A corner.
   Fire building from D/A corner.
D/A corner garage area
   D/A corner garage area
AUDUBON DWELLING FIRE GOES ALL HANDS THIS AFTERNOON - 2ND ALARM ALSO STRUCK - REHAB 13 REQUESTED FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT (MORE PHOTOS ADDED TODAY 11/4/2016)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 
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The Task Force was transmitted yesterday afternoon by Camden County Communications for the dwelling fire in the 200 block of South Barrett Avenue in Station 1-1's local. There were numerous 9-1-1 calls received and when the first in Chief arrived had heavy smoke showing from a (3) story wood frame single family dwelling - and placed all companies in service. The "all hands" was struck shortly after arrival. A 2nd alarm was requested as the incident developed.

Companies placed hand-lines in service and into the fire attack when the construction type and the amount of fire that was encountered one ladder master stream and one squrt device were also placed in service.

Rehab 13 arrived on the fireground @ 1420 hrs. with (2) apparatus and 6 personnel and were able take a position near the fire building. Rehab provided hot and cold beverages, hot food, cooling station, and placed the rest room in service for all 1st Responders.

Rehab operated until being released at 1631 hrs. to re-supply and make ready for the next assignment.

The fire cause and origin is under investigation by local and county fire investigators. The homeowners were alerted by their fire alarm and were able to escape safely.

Photos of the incident by T. Kraftinsky - Station Captain

**Just received photos from John Axford while the fire was being fought.


 
Fire building A Side roof peak shown. Squrt 2-1 on location in the front, 1st arriving fire apparatus.
   Fire building A Side roof peak shown.
      Squrt 2-1 on location in the front, 1st
      arriving fire apparatus.
Fire building A/B corner with Ladder 1-1 in service
   Fire building A/B corner with Ladder 1-1
      in service
FOAM TASK FORCE DRILL TODAY IN PENNSUAKEN AT HESS TERMINAL - 12 INCH SUPPLY LINE TO BE PUT IN SERVICE
Sunday, October 30, 2016 
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On the Sunday morning of October 30, 2016 the Pennsauken Fire Department held a major evolution using the "foam task forces" and equipment from Camden County, Gloucester County, and the City of Wilmington, DE.

Two stations of the West Deptford Fire Department supplied the manifold and the 12" LDH hose mounted on trailers/reels  to be able to be lay out the line and supply up to 5500 GPM to be used to make foam and cooljng master streams for a fire involving storage tanks (gasoline/fuel oil) and exposures located at the River Road and DeRousse Avenue area of the township.

Rehab 13 responded with (6) personnel and all apparatus including our Kawasaki Mule (UTV) to supply all units on the exercise including the Wilmington Fire Department fire boat pumping from the Delaware River at the foot of Derousse Avenue.

Members provided a rest area, food at breakfast and at lunch for EMS, Fire, and police units, a rest room, and various beverages both hot and cold while 1st  Responders were engaged during the exercise.

The ultimate goal was to lay the 12" line and supply a manifold that will supply water to foam units and master stream devices. It was a very involved operation and was very interesting to see the "above ground water main" put down to provide the flow from the fire boat at the river.

Rehab 13 operated from 0730 until 1420 at two different set up locations and were released to return to quarters to re-supply and get ready for service.

The Rehab 13 crew should be complimented for the hard work and dedication during a long and busy operation.

FYI there are two more exercises planned for this equipment deployment coming up in 2017.

Check out the photos attached.

Photos by Capt. T. Kraft, and member J. Bird of Rehab 13.


 
Reels of 12
   Reels of 12" line arrive at staging
Initial set up at Pennsauken Municipal Pool parking lot
   Initial set up at Pennsauken Municipal
      Pool parking lot
PENNSAUKEN FIRE DISPATCHED ON THE TASK FORCE BOX THIS MORNING - 7999 N. RTOUTE 130 - BENTLEY SENIOR LIVING CENTER - ALL HANDS DECLARED
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 
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At 0722 the Task Force box in 11-5's local was sounded for the building fire located @ 7999 N. Route 130 at the Bentley Senior Living complex. the fire was located in the 1st floor assisted living area of the building.

Upon arrival of the 1st due engine the report was moderate smoke showing with an evacuation in progress, and a report of a fire in one of the resident rooms near the center of the building. A water supply was established and two hand-lines were stretched to the interior.

Pennsauken command struck the all hands bringing additional apparatus to the scene.

OEM 3, an EMS task force, and Rehab 13 were called for support of the residents and firefighters. Cover companies were also started.

During the evacuation several civilians and staff were taken to the hospital for evaluation due to smoke inhalation as was one first responder that assisted with the evacuation. Companies did fire attack and went room by room making sure all residents were safely out of the building.

The fire was located in one room and was knocked down quickly but the heavy smoke condition required the response of the MVU 1 that is stationed at Westmont Fire Company, Station 15-1.

Rehab 13 responded from quarters with 4 personnel and two apparatus and arrived on scene at 0820 hrs. This time of day is the morning rush hour and delayed our arrival on the scene. Rehab set up near the Medic unit at the B side of the fire building and provided hot and cold liquids, snack foods, and our rest room for all those working on the scene. we also assisted one unit from PSE and G whose vehicle radiator had no coolant in it. We were happy to assist.

Rehab 13 was released by Battalion 11 at 0930 hrs and returned to station to re-supply.

The fires origin and cause is under investigation as of this articles posting,

Photos of the scene by L. Colacicco, Chief of Rehab 13


 
B side where fire attack was made
   B side where fire attack was made
B/C corner, 1132 packing back LDH used for water supply out to Rt. 73
   B/C corner, 1132 packing back LDH used
      for water supply out to Rt. 73
STERLING FIRE PREVENTION ALLIANCE WAS THE LAST STOP FOR REHAB 13 FOR THIS YEARS FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS AND OPEN HOUSES
Thursday, October 20, 2016 
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The Sterling Fire Alliance held their Fire Prevention Open House last night at the Sterling High School located at 501 S. Warwick Road. Rehab 13 is requested each year to provide food preparation, cold drinks, juice, bottled water, pretzels, and iced tea for the attendees.

Somerdale Fire Company also provided a fire extinguisher simulator for hands on training for civilians.

There were apparatus on display form numerous Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Police and County Sheriffs departments as well as as many outside vendors.

The event was well attended and the weather was perfect.

Take look at the photos. Thanks to the Chief's at Station 65, Station 69, and station 29 for their invite and assistance.

Photos by L. Colacicco - Rehab 13


 
   
   
SINGLE ENGINE AIRCRAFT CRASH IN LINDENWOLD - ACROSS FROM LINDENWOLD FIRE STATION (63-2) - REHAB 13 SPECIAL CALLED
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
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Rehab 13 was dispatched to a "Special Call" assignment for an aircraft down in Lindenwold yesterday @ 1337 hrs. Chief 6300 had a single engine aircraft down with occupants trapped in the wreckage off of E. Linden Avenue, with no fire. Units responded on the Task Force box were from Fire, BLS, ALS, OEM 3, as well as a Foam Task Force group, as a Hazardous Materials Task Force, along with several Rescue Companies to handle the incident.

The civilian aircraft was on its back and split in two pieces and extrication was necessary to remove the pilot and passenger from the vintage aircraft. The crash occurred in the vicinity of Lindenwold Fire Station 2 near @ E. Linden Avenue and Berlin Road. Two helicopters were placed on standby and only one of the two occupants was flown. The other was transported by BLS via ground.

Chief Nolan special called Rehab 13 to the scene for personnel support due to the unusually hot October; day and responded with (6) personnel and (2) apparatus and provided cooling, cotton towels,folding chiars, shade, cold beverages, and hot food, as well as a rest room for all 1st responders on the incident.

Rehab 13 was on scene from 1415 hrs. until1615 hrs. when released by 6300.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and photos were taken from a distance due to the nature of the incident.

Captain T. Kraft was rehab command and also took some scene photos.

Both aircraft occupants survived the crash and were expected to be released from the hospital.


 
   
   
NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK (MONTH) REHAB 13 TRAVELS TO MANY DEPARTMENTS TO LEND SUPPORT
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
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The month of October is always a busy month for Rehab 13 due to  National Fire Prevention Week and its associated activities.

Starting October 5, 2016 Rehab 13 was requested and responded to the following events:

October 5, 2016 - Mount Laurel Fire Department Open House - Display of our 1939 Mack pumper.

October 7, 2015 - Westmont Fire Company Open House food preparation.

October 8, 2016 - Laurel Lake Fire Alliance Open House, Lindenwold, Clementon, Laurel Springs Fire Departments. Food preparation

October 10, 2016 - Chews Landing Fire Company Open House - Food Preparation.

October 12, 2016 - Voorhees Fire Department Open House - Eastern High-School. Food preparation.

October 13, 2016 - Haddon Fire Company Open House - Food preparation.

October 14, 2016 - Waterford Fire Company Open House - Food Preparation and display and lighting.

October 15. 2016 - New Gretna Fire Company - Mass Casualty Exercise - Food and Liquids

October 16, 2016 - Life Safety Day and October Fest @ Croft farm- Cherry Hill - display and beverages only

October 20, 2016 - Sterling Alliance Open House - Somerdale, Stratford, Magnolia Fire Companies.

Check out the photos. A long month but well worth it.

Photos by various Rehab 13 members.


 
   
   
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