Harmony Fire Company

Dwelling Fire in Ciderpress Estates

Sunday, April 24, 2016 13:45 District 23 along with our mutual aid companies responded to the Ciderpress Estates Development for a reported dwelling fire. Upon arrival of engine 2313, a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling was reported with fire on the Alpha side in the attic. One hand line was stretched from the engine company while 1918 that was already on the street for a MVC in their local, laid a 5 inch supply line from the closet hydrant to supply 2313. 2316 took the driveway as the first due truck and started to performed ventilation. The engine crew from 2313 put a quick knock on the fire and held it to the garage side of the dwelling. The following units responded and provided assistance: 2324, 2318, 2516, 1911, 1914, RIC 12-9-1, BLS 38, BLS 100, and County FM4. 23102 had command and the fire was placed under control in about 30 minutes. The County Fire Marshall's office is investigating the fire. 




2316 responds to trailer fire

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 0930  At approximately 0940 hours, ladder 2316 along with Chief 23101 were special called to District 25 for a reported box trailer fire. The initial reports stated the trailer was located inside a building and the trailer was fully loaded with class A combustibles. Prior to Station 25-1 arrival, the trailer was removed from the building and placed in an open parking lot area for better access by the FD. Upon arrival of the ladder, 2316's crew was tasked with making another opening on the front of the trailer to reach the fire. Ladder 2316's main was also placed in service and flooded the trailer from the roof area after a vent hole was provided by a crew from 2118. The fire was placed under control at around 1030 hours and the ladder returned without incident. The fire is under investigation by the County Fire Marshall's office.



Annual Election Results

Sunday, February 21, 2016  The following results are for the annual election for the Harrison Twp. Fire District:

2016 Budget: 110 votes yes, 27 votes no.

Ewan FD parking lot repairs: 111 votes yes, 24 votes no.

Larry Crane received 122 votes for the only open position on the board.

The Board of Fire Commissioners would like to Thank all the voters for coming out and participating in our annual election.



Keep the Hydrants Clear!

Sunday, January 24, 2016  Given the large amount of snow received in our area, the Fire District would like to remind residents to clear out any fire hydrants located near your residence. In the event they are needed, this will save the firefighter's valuable time in getting a secure water source.

Thank You in advance and as always be safe!



Winterstorm Preps

Thursday, January 21, 2016  HARRISON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS!!!! As we all prepare for the Nor'easter this weekend there are some reminders you should review.In the event you require a shelter the Office of Emergency Management has established Harmony and Ewan Fire Company's as shelters if needed.

Be safe!!!



MVC on North Main Street

Thursday, January 7, 2016 15:00 District 23 along with County BLS and Life Support 4 responded to North Main Street and Cohawkin Road for a motor vehicle crash involving a pick up truck and small passenger van. 23-101 arrived on location confirming 2 car crash with injuries and requested a second BLS. One patient had to be removed from the van after rescue 2328 moved one of the vehicles from along side the other. The patient was removed from the vehicle and transported to an unknown medical facility. Rescue 2318 and 2328 stood by until the vehicles were removed from the roadway by the tow company. The District went available at 1600 hours. 



Commercial MVC on Bridgeton Pike

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 09:00  District 23 responded to a crash on Bridgeton Pike in the area of the 4H fairgrounds for a commercial motor vehicle crash around 0900 hours. Upon arrival of 23-103, there was one victim in a passenger vehicle that required medical treatment. Rescue 2318, engine 2313, and rescue 2328 made the response. Due to the driver's injuries, BLS requested a larger opening to remove the driver. The rescue company went in service to remove the B post and rear driver's side door. Extrication was completed in approximately 10 minutes. The driver of the commercial vehicle required no medical attention. The District went available at 1000 hours.



Rope Rescue on High Street

Saturday, December 19, 2015 1800  At approximately 1800 hours, rescue 2318 was dispatched to High Street for a traumatic injury. Upon arrival, the rescue company was faced with an injured person approximately 200 feet into the woods down a steep embankment. County BLS was on location tending to the patient upon our arrival. The patient was packaged in a stokes basket and utilizing a rescue rope system was removed from the area by the rescue company and BLS support. Good job by all in effectively removing the patient from the wooded area in a timely fashion. The patient was transported to a local trauma center for further evaluation. Thanks to County BLS, BLS Supervisor, and HTPD for their assistance during the assignment.



Capital Funds Approved

Friday, November 20, 2015  Thank You to all the residents who voted during the special election on November 18th. The utilization of our current Capital Funds was approved with a vote of 50 votes in favor of, and 12 votes against utilizing the funds requested. The Fire District appreciates the support from the residents and these Capital funds will be utilized during the 2016 budget year. 



District 23 responds to crash

Friday, November 20, 2015   District 23 responded to a crash on Mullica Hill road between Aura road and Richwood road. 2318 and 2328 responded to the crash and provided support to the BLS units. They also supported the tow company with clean up of the roadway. Click on the above heading for more information.



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