Harmony Fire Company

District Responds to Dwelling Fire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 0052 Hours  District 23, District 19 and Station 25-1 responded to Swedesboro Road in the area of Rosie's market for a dwelling fire. Upon arrival of 23-103, a fire was confirmed in the attached garage of a 2 story dwelling. All occupants were confirmed out of the house. Ladder 2316 arrived on scene and went into service with an 1 3/4 line to knock down the fire before it could spread to the house. The ceiling was hooked in the garage and the exterior siding removed at the point of origin where the fire had started. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Harrison Twp. Fire Official's office. No injuries were reported to civilians or firefighters on the scene.



2316 responds to Rt 55

Monday, April 21, 2014  At around 0800hrs, Ladder 2316 responded to Route 55 in the area of Exit 48, for a commercial motor vehicle crash. The ladder arrived on scene to find  a two vehicle crash with two patients. Engine 2613 was in the process of performing a door pop to remove the patient, while ladder 2316 setup the landing zone for the MedaVac helicopter. Companies were available with in the hour with no firefighter injuries.


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Career Health Day at PVS

Thursday, April 17, 2014  Today members stood by with Ladder 2316 at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, while MedEvac 4, landed in the field of Pleasant Valley Elementary School for Career Health Day. Many vehicles and personnel from the health field were on location to answer any questions the students had about entering the health field some day. A good time was had by all, and there were no incidents to report.



Roll over crash traps one

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 1845 hours  At around 1845 hours, District 23 along with BLS & ALS were sent to Clems Run and Ellis Mill road for a crash. Chief 23-201 arrived on location reporting one vehicle on its side with the driver trapped in the vehicle. Rescue Companies 2328 and 2318  performed a roof roll to remove the driver. No other injuries were reported.



Ewan's Fried Oyster & Ham Supper

Friday, March 28, 2014  On Saturday March 29th,2014 Ewan Fire Company will be hosting its Annual Fried Oyster & Ham Supper at the Ewan Fire Company - 312 Ewan Road - Harrison Township NJ 08062. The Supper will begin at 3:00pm and will go until sold out. There is no reservation required and tickets will be available at the door. The dinner is ALL YOU CAN EAT for $19.00 and Children are $6.00.  The dinner will include Homemade - Golden Fried Oysters - Baked Ham - Cabbage Salad & Cake.



Early Morning 3rd Alarm Fire

Wednesday, March 19, 2014  At approximately 0430 hours Harrison Twp Police were dispatched to 9 East Ave for an open 911 line. Officers arrived and reported a working house fire with a male resident still inside. Harmony & Ewan along with mutual aid companies were dispatched with all hands working. Ladder 2316 and engine 2324 arrived and attacked the fire on the first floor with two hand lines. A primary search of the 1st floor was conducted wtih negative results. Crews had to access the second floor via ground ladders, as the interior stairway was burned away. The structure is a 2.5 story, wood frame/balloon construction, which made the fire difficult to isolate. Multiple hand lines and truck company operations were placed in service. Crews located the male resident in a second floor bedroom, sadly he had succumbed to the heavy smoke and fire conditions. Multiple mutual aid companies assisted and about 75 personnel were on scene, with no firefighter injuries reported. We would like to thank everyone that provided outstanding mutual aid, with special thanks to Salem County Canteen 6 and the Harrison House Diner for donating over 75 breakfast sandwiches to our hungry crews. The fire is being investigated by the Gloucester County Fire Marshal & Prosecutor's Offices in conjunction with the Harrison Township Police Department.



Goodbye to Outstanding II

Saturday, March 1, 2014  Today the members of Harmony Fire Company say goodbye to "Outstanding II" as she sets sails for new days. The 1994 Simon Duplex Rescue Pumper served the the residents of Harrison Township for 17 years. The rescue pumper will be heading to South Carolina where it was purchased by Company Two Fire Apparatus.



3 Vehicle Crash Swedesboro Road

Thursday, February 20, 2014  On February 20th Rescue 2318 was dispatched to area of 115 Swedesboro Road(Route 322) in the Mullica Hill section of Harrison Township for a commercial motor vehicle crash. The rescue company arrived to find a three vehicle crash with fluids on the highway. The members assisted police with traffic control, and secured the vehicles and fluids. Once all vehicles were removed from the roadway, the rescue was released by Harrison Township Police. The crash is been investigated by the Harrison Township Police.



Ladder Responds To Salem County

Tuesday, February 11, 2014  On February 11th Ladder 2316 was dispatched to 27 Stewart Road in Pilesgrove Township, Salem County for a reported building fire. BLS12-8B was on location with smoke showing from a barn with livestock in danger. Ladder 2316 arrived and assisted in setting up a water supply for incoming tenders. The crew then went to work assisting Salem County units overhauling approximately 30 bails of hay that were on fire inside the pole barn. The fire was under control in about a half hour.  



Hazmat Incident with Injuries

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 1645 Hours  At approximately 1645 Hours, District 23 was dispatched to 14 Mill Road for a chlorine leak at a NJ American Water Company facility. 23101 made the initial response from Harmony fire house. Upon Chief Cardile's arrival, an incapacitated NJ American Water employee was located in the roadway. The Chief donned SCBA and removed the victim from the area. The victim was transported to a local trauma center by BLS and ALS. The crew from 2313 and 23101 verified the location of the leak and checked the area for other victims. No other civilians were located.

Chief Cardile requested the immediate response from the County Hazmat Team. The area of the leak was closed off and residents were advised to remain clear of the area. The County Hazmat Team arrived, assembled their team and the leak was mitigated. The Harrison Twp. Police Dept. took care of the road closure and the evacuation of some residents near the scene. A command post was established at the Harrison Twp Municipal Bldg, where Rescue 2328, OEM & EMS units staged. 

Harrison Twp Fire District would like to thank the following agencies for their timely response and support during this entire incident.:

Gloucester County and Salem County Hazmat Units, Inspira Paramedics, Harrison Twp PD, Harrison Twp OEM, Harrison Twp Public Works & Gloucester County EMS.



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