Harmony Fire Company

District 23 responds to dwelling fire

Sunday, August 31, 2014 1845 District 23 along with Station 19-1 and ladder 2816 responded to Hewes Drive in the Mullica Hill section of the township for a dwelling fire caused by a witnessed lighting strike. 23-103 arrived on location reporting a 2 story dwelling with the second floor charged with smoke and assumed Hewes Drive Command. Upon arrival of 2313 the interior crews located a small fire in the attic crawlspace in the alpha, bravo corner. 2324's crew opened up the exterior to provide ventilation for the area that was involved. 1918's crew pulled the ceiling on the second floor to confirm the fire was out and there was no further extension to the rest of the dwelling. Thanks to 3918 for providing our cover while we were in service. Thanks also to HTPD & GCEMS for their support at the fire scene. The District went available at 2015 hours.



Rescue 2318 responds to East Greenwich

Sunday, August 31, 2014 1800 Harmony Rescue 2318 responded to East Greenwich on Thursday August 28th and Sunday August 31st in the am for 2 crashes with entrapment. Both crashes occurred in the area of Tomlin Station Road and Kings Highway. The rescue performed 2 extrications while supporting rescue company 1918 with their extrication assignments. Thanks to all those who responded to the 2 incidents and supported our mutual aid company.



Crash at Clems and Ellis

Thursday, July 3, 2014  On Thursday evening Ewan Fire Company along with GCEMS and LS1 were dispatched to Clems Run and Ellis Mill Road for a motor vehicle crash.  23201 arrived to find a 2 vehicle crash with a utility pole down and electric and telephones wires blocking the roadway. The company secured the vehicles, removed debris from the roadway and directed traffic for the PD. The company remained on location for an extended period due to low hanging Verizon wires and the utility company not responding. Both patients sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.



Ladder 2316 Responds to Kingsway High School

Monday, June 23, 2014  Station 23-3 duty crew responded at the request of 2501 (Chief Barber) to Kingsway High School for the alarm system. The chief was on location with a careless cooking incident in the school and needed additional fans to evacuate some remaining smoke from the school. Ladder 2316 responded with 4. Upon the arrival of ladder, the crews went in service with a fan to evacuate the smoke. Crews remained on scene for approximately 20 minutes evacuating the smoke.



Dwelling Fire on Hickory Lane

Thursday, June 19, 2014  District 23 with mutual aid from East Greenwich and BLS 83-35 were dispatched to 218 Hickory Lane this morning for a dwelling fire. The resident reported that his house had been struck by lightning around at 02:00am and the family began to smell smoke at approx. 0430. Crews found a smoke condition in the house and located a fire in the outside chimney frame. The frame was opened up and the fire was extinguished. Special thanks to the East Greenwich Fire Department for their help during the incident and Gloucester County EMS for providing firefighter rehab.



Motor Vehicle Crash - Clems and Mullica Hill Road

Thursday, June 12, 2014  Around 1830 hours District 23 and BLS 83-35 were dispatched to the intersection of Mullica Hill Rd. and Clem's Run for a Motor Vehicle Crash. On arrival of 23101(Chief Cardile) reported a 2 car crash with no entrapment. BLS requested one additional and ALS unit. Rescue 2318 arrived assisted BLS and the tow company. 3 patients were transported to a local hospital for evaluation. The Rescue was available with in the hour, and no firefighter injuries were reported.




Wednesday, June 11, 2014  Ewan Fire Company members Scott Parker and Cody DiBenedetto graduated from the Salem County Fire Academy Firefighter I program. Congratulations Gentlemen!



Crash Route 322 & Richwood Road

Friday, June 6, 2014  Station 23-3 duty crew responded along with District Chief 2301 Mason, Gloucester County EMS Units 8335, 8275 and Inspira MICU Life Support 1 to Route 322 & and Richwood Roads, for a Motor Vehicle Crash. Chief Mason arrived quickly after dispatched and confirmed a two vehicle crash head on collision; with injuries. The BLS arrived along with Engine 2313, and packaged two patients to be transported to local ER's for evaluation. 2313 remained on location until the vehicles were secured by the tow company, and released by HTPD. The crash is been investigated by HTPD. No firefighter injuries were reported and the engine was available with in the hour.



Station Tour at 23-1

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  Today members from the 23-3 duty crew provided a station tour, to Mrs. Norris’s Mullica Hill Friends School Kindergarten Class, the students stop by the Station to receive a lesson in fire safety.  Firefighters showed the children the trucks; allowed them to play with the firefighters gear. And understand the importance not to be scared of a firefighter.  The day was concluded with a picture in front of the fire truck, all the children had a good time.
If you are interesting in setting a tour up for a small group or class please contact your local fire marshal’s office or local firehouse for more information. To contact the Harrison Township Bureau of Fire Prevention call  856-478-6832



Accident in East Greenwich

Friday, May 16, 2014  Station 23-3 duty crew responded along with Chief Cardile 23101 to East Greenwich along with District 19 and Gloucester County BLS Unit 8235 to the area of Kings Highway and Tomlin Station Road for a Motor Vehicle Crash. Chief Cardile arrived quickly after dispatched and confirmed a two vehicle crash with two occupants trapped; the chief also requested two additional BLS units and a paramedic unit from Inspira Hospital. East Greenwich’s Rescue Engine 1918 arrived and went into service with their Holmatro Hydraulic Rescue Tools quickly freeing the driver. While the crew from 2318 assisted in the removal of the seat to access the 2nd patient in the back seat. The patients were transported to Crozier Chester Trauma Center for further evaluation.



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