Welcome to Deer Park Fire Company/Rehab 13.
985 Cropwell Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
 
Dietz and Watson
 
 
 
Wegmans
 
 
 
W. Hargrove Demolition
 
 

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Pasta Blitz Fire 1994 with Sq1331 in service side A. Evesham Ladder 2215 operating in the rear


DEER PARK FIRE CO - REHAB 13 - 4TH ANNUAL YARD SALE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 
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Deer Park Fire Company - Rehab 13 is hosting its 4th annual Giant Yard Sale on Saturday September 24, 2016. The event will be held at the fire station located at 985 Cropwell Road @ Rabbit Run Road., Cherry Hill, NJ.

The hours of operation are from 0800 hrs. until 1400 hrs. Set up will begin @ 0600 hrs. Saturday morning.

The rain date is Sunday September 25, 2016 - same times.

Contact us at deerparkfire1948@verizon.net - or click on the photograph section and at the bottom of the section you will see a document for registration for a vendor space -  print the registration form and mail it with a check made payable to the Deer Park Fire Company, 985 Cropwell Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 008003 . 

All e-mails received will be forwarded to the member handling the event and vendor registrations.

Thanks for your support present and past.

L. Colacicco - Station Chief


 
   
   
BELLMAWR ALL HANDS DWELLING FIRE LAST NIGHT - REHAB 13 SPECIAL CALLED FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Monday, September 19, 2016 
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Last evening the Task Force box was transmitted for the dwelling in Bellmawr's local 1st due local area. Arriving companies check on location with a 2 story wood frame SFD with heavy fire showing from the C side of the fire building. The first due company arrived and placed an 1 3/4" hand-lline in service and made an aggressive interior attack on the fire. The fire appeared to have its origin in the 1st floor kitchen area and was well off when the 1st call came in. There were multiple calls on this assignment. All occupants were accounted for and water supply was established.

Bellmawr Command special called Rehab 13 at 1817 hrs. Since it was a business meeting night at Rehab 13 all three apparatus were manned and responded with a crew of 11 personnel to the scene of the incident in the 200 block of Bergen Avenue on Bellmawr.

Rehab 13 was given a position on Bergen Ave near the fire building and provided liquids, cooling towels, a cooling station with cotton towels, a rest room, and coffee and hot food for the members working the scene.

Rehab 13 units were in service from 1849 hrs. until 20148 hrs. and were released by Command to return and re-supply all units. Rehab 13 u nits were back in full readiness by 2200 hrs.

The fire did extensive damage to the dwelling and the American Red Cross was dispatched to provide assistance to the residents.

The origin and cause is under investigator by local and Camden County officials.

Photos at the scene were taken by Lt. J. Walsh of the DPFC.


 
The A/B corner of the fire building
   The A/B corner of the fire building
The B/C corner of the fire building
   The B/C corner of the fire building
PENNSAUKEN ALARM SYSTEM ON RIVER ROAD GOES TO ALL HANDS - THEN TO A 2ND ALARM THIS MORNING - REHAB 13 TO THE SCENE FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 
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At approximately 1143 hrs. last evening the alarm box was transmitted by Camden County Communications for the church building located in the 7500 block or River Road Pennsauken Engine 1132 and Battalion 11 responded to the scene. Upon arrival heavy smoke was observed coming form the 2 story wood frame 150 year old structure. The box was filled and additional companies responded.

Shortly after arrival 1100 placed all hands in service with a fire located in the basement of the building. While crews stretched two hand-lines and attempted to locate the seat of the fire, 1100 requested the 2nd alarm due to the building's construction and the conditions at this time.

At 0016 hrs. Rehab 13 was dispatched to the scene and responded with two apparatus and (5) personnel to the scene. We arrived at 0054 hrs. and were assigned a position on River Road near the Engarde Avenue and River Road intersection. Chief 1100 requested liquids and snack foods along with cooling towels. Coffee was made and the rest room was opened.

Just before our arrival interior crews using TIC's (thermal imaging cameras) were able to locate the seat of the fire and placed the lines in service and controlled the fire in short order. The building was vented and the damage was confined to one corner of the basement area.

Rehab 13 was in service from 0054 hrs. until 0230 hrs. and was released to return to station for re-supply and cleanup. Units were back in service by 0315 hrs.

The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation by local and county officials at this time.

Photos of the scene by L. Colacicco and J. Bird.


 
Fire building A/B corner view from River Road
   Fire building A/B corner view from River
      Road
A side (River Road) side of fire building
   A side (River Road) side of fire
      building
CINNAMINSON 2ND ALARM THIS MORNING - REHAB 13 CALLED FOR SCENE AND PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Monday, September 12, 2016 
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Rehab 13 was dispatched to a second alarm fire today in Cinnaminson Twp. early this morning. First alarm companies were dispatched around 0605 hrs. on a  task force box to the 2500 block of N. Rt. 73 in Cinnaminson Twp. and upon arrival had a large one story building with heavy smoke showing. 

All hands on the initial alarm were placed in service and the fire continued to grow and a 2nd alarm assignment was requested by CP20.

Master streams, hand-lines, and roof ventilation were performed and companies were able to get the fire under control and were also able to hold same at the fire wall between the two (attached) sections of the business. There were units from Burlington and Camden Counties on location and the Technical Rescue unit from Evesham Fire and Rescue were called to the scene to build shoring on an exterior to prevent its collapse allowing fire investigators to enter the fire building to conduct an origin and cause investigation.

Rehab 13 was requested by CP 20 at 0727 hrs. and responded with 4 personnel and two pieces of apparatus to the scene for personnel support during the operation.

It should be noted that the response to the scene was delayed due to rush hour traffic on a typical Monday morning in our area, both with members getting to the station and getting to the incident scene.

Upon arrival Rehab 13 members provided a rest and recovery area, provided cooling with cotton towels, provided hydration in the form of water and MVP, and provided hot food for all on the fire-ground, including Fire, EMS, and police. THe restroom on Rehab 13 (1385) was also placed in service along with 2 Kore Kooler chairs. EMS units from Cinnaminson and Maple Shade were on scene and worked alongside our units for the rehab sector.

Rehab 13 arrived at 0815 hrs. and was in service until 1404 hrs. while the Technical Rescue Team from Evesham "safed" the structure for entry by investigation officials.

The fires cause and origin is under investigation by local and Burlington County officials at this time.

Rehab 13 apparatus returned to quarters and was back in service @ 1513 hrs.

A good job by all on a long hot day.

Photos by Captain T. Kraft and member J. Bird.


 
Rehab13 set up on the shoulder of Rt 73
   Rehab13 set up on the shoulder of Rt 73
   
CHERRY HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT ACHIEVES TWO MAJOR GOALS AFTER YEARS OR PREPARATION PLANNING AND HARD WORK
Thursday, September 1, 2016 
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On Thursday September 1, 2016 the Cherry Hill Fire District was awarded two very important distinctions that took years of planning, preparation, and countless man hours to achieve.

At the Board of Fire Commissioners meeting the Chief of Department, Thomas Kolbe, and his staff were presented with the following:

1. The ISO (Insurance Services Office) gave the Cherry Hill Fire Department a Class 1 designation. This level of service and protection has only been granted to 127 other fire departments in the nation. Many criteria are considered for this level of service and it directly affects the fire insurance premiums that citizens pay to protect their buildings and  assets.

2. The Cherry Hill Fire Department applied to the (CFAI) for international accreditation to the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for this honor.

This commission represents a cross-section of the fire service industry including all fire departments,  city and county management, The U.S. Department of Defense, and the International Association of Firefighters.

In addition the Commission:

  • Oversees the development of CFAI materials and training
  • Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on policy and finances
  • Oversees organizational operation and special programs
  • Revises the accreditation model and self-assessment process
  • Manages issues related to self and peer process
  • Researches and develops specific topics within the self-assessment model
We congratulate the Commissioners, Officers, Members and staff on this important evening and are honored to be a part of the Cherry Hill Fire Department.

Rehab 13 did provided coffee, water, and snacks that were part of the short reception after the presentation.

Photos were taken by Captain T. Kraft of Rehab 13.


 
Fire Commission Chairman S, Gibson addresses he attendees
   Fire Commission Chairman S, Gibson
      addresses he attendees
   
VOORHEES FIRE RESPONDS TO A VEHICLE INTO A COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON COOPER ROAD - REHAB 13 DISPATCHED
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 
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Later this same morning at 1031 hrs. Voorhees Fire was dispatched to the vehicle into the front of a commercial building in the 700 block of Cooper Road just east of Centennial Blvd. The scene 9-1-1 caller, called back and reported that the vehicle was now on fire and then the call was abandoned as the occupants escaped the building.

Voorhees Fire was on scene quickly as the incident was close to their station on Cooper Road and had the situation under control quickly. 

Rehab 13 was dispatched at 1052 hrs. and was recalled by 6600 before Responding. Rehab 13 went available at 1104 hrs.

We did not make the scene so no photos were taken.


 
MOORESTOWN DWELLING FIRE - LIGHTNING STRIKE - REHAB 13 DISPATCHED
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 
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At 0320 hrs. Burlington County, Moorestown Fire requested the services of Rehab 13 for a dwelling fire in the unit block of Windrow Cluster, multiple one story dwellings in their first due area.

Before responding Rehab 13 was recalled by 3100 Command and used Maple Shade First Aid Squads rehab unit for the fire ground.

No response by our units.


 
VOORHEES IS CALLED TO ECHELON TOWERS - POWER FAILURE IN A HIGH RISE - REHAB 13 TO THE SCENE FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 
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Voorhees Fire units and EMS were dispatched to the Echelon Towers apartments this afternoon for a loss of power in the high rise building housing senior citizens. With the heat and humidity encountered during this latest heat wave, the decision was made to move the residents to other locations until power could be restored. Mutual aid was requested and the County Command Center was also on scene along with BLS units from nearby communities. Camden County also dispatched OEM 3, am air conditioned bus for help at the scene.

Rehab 13 was called at 1520 hrs. and responded with 7 personnel and all company apparatus to the scene. Upon arrival Rehab 13 provided liquids, cooling, and shade for the  1st Responder's working in the heat and humidity inside the power less building and on the exterior as occupants were escorted from the building and other locations. As Rehab 13 arrived on scene @1545 hrs. the power had been restored to the property. 

Rehab 13 was in service from1545 to 1800 hrs. when released by 6600 to return to station.

Photos of the scene by Lt. J. Walsh of Rehab 13.


 
The (11) story Echelon Towers Apartments
   The (11) story Echelon Towers Apartments
Rehab sector established.
   Rehab sector established.
PENNSAUKEN COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE - REQUIRED RESPONSE OF REHAB 13 FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT ON THIS HOT AND HUMID DAY
Saturday, August 6, 2016 
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At 1315 hrs. on Saturday afternoon Rehab 13 was dispatched to the all hands assignment in Pennsauken Twp. for the building fire in the 800 block of Hylton Road near Pennsauken High School. Units responding to the scene could see a column in the sky while enroute.

First in units had a commercial building about 150' by 250' with about 2/3 of the building involved at the roof level. It was determined that a roofing company was in the process of installing a new roof at the time. responding companies under the command of 1101 J. Palumbo, established supply lines and went in service with large caliber streams on the roof fire and deployed hand-lines to the interior of the building for the fire that was extending due to drop down from the roof fire above.

Rehab 13 units responded with (2) apparatus and 7 personnel and set up on the scene across the street from the fire building and worked along side Pennsauken EMS with medical evalutions along with Kore Kooler chairs, mister fans, cooling towels and cold liquids for re-hydration, along with light snack foods, Sqwinchers (electrolyte frozen pops), and the rest room. Due to the heat and humidity encountered this day many of the firefighters needed hydration and a cool down period. One member was transported tot he hospital for heat related stress.

Rehab 13 operated from 1336 hrs. until 1518 hrs. when released by 1101. All units returned to station to re-supply and clean up the equipment for the next response and were back in service by 1600 hrs.

The fire origin and cause is under investigation.

 A big thanks to Chief Palumbo for the acknowledgement of Rehab 13 during his interview with a local TV station!

Photos by J. Bird of Rehab 13.


 
Fire building B/C corner, Ladder 11-5 main to the roof and Engine 201 Cinnaminson FD
   Fire building B/C corner, Ladder 11-5
      main to the roof and Engine 201
      Cinnaminson FD
Same view with Squrt 11-1 in service at the A/B corner
   Same view with Squrt 11-1 in service at
      the A/B corner
REHAB 13 HELPS OUT LINDENWOLD POLICE DURING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 
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Rehab 13 was asked to assist Lindenwold Police with their National Night Out program on August 2, 2016. The event was held at the Lindenwold Park on United States Avenue and Egg Harbor road.

Rehab members prepared 400 hot dogs and served cold liquids for the event.

Our thanks to Lindenwold Police Department for the invitiation to participate in the program again this year.

Photos by Rehab 13 members.


 
Master Chef Captain T. Kraft at the grill
   Master Chef Captain T. Kraft at the
      grill
Old Dodge Police car on display
   Old Dodge Police car on display
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