At 0449 hrs. Rehab 13 was dispatched by Camden County Communications on the all hands box for the dwelling located on Carlton Avenue near Haddon Avenue. First due units had a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling well involved upon arrival. Companies were initially in service in a defensive mode until fire knockdown and went t an offensive to complete suppression efforts and conduct searches of this apparent vacant dwelling under renovation.
rehab 13 arrived on scene at 0524 h rs. with (3) apparatus and (8) personnel to provide hydration, hot food, restroom, and (1) table and hot drinks. rehab 13 was directed to set-up in the high speed line parking lost at this location. Rehab served members (6) bottles of MVP, (2) bottles of water, (5) cups of coffee, (3) cups of hot chocolate, and opened the restroom. Rehab 13 operated from 0524 hrs. until 0653 hrs. and returned to re-stock all units.
Rehab 13 members also changed over from summer/spring to fall/winter gear, something that occurs twice a year when the seasons and the temperatures change. All changes were made by 0800 hrs.
The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation. (photo captions coming soon)
Photos of the scene by Chief T. Kraft, 13801.