Harmony Fire Company

All Hands Dwelling in East Greenwich for Harmony

Wednesday, October 15, 2014   At 1909 hours Station 23-1 was dispatched to 130 Friendship Rd in East Greenwich Twp for a reported Dwelling Fire.  PD and BLS unit arrived shortly after dispatch and reported smoke showing.  1901(Chief Wiest) arrived confirmed a 2 story SFD with fire on the C/D side of the dwelling and struck the All Hands.  Engine 2313 responded with a staffing of 6 under the command of Deputy Danner.  Their orders were to arrive and act as the RIC until the RIC unit (6-3) arrived.  Rescue 23-18 responded with 5 under the command of Chief Cardile and was ordered to the 1st floor to check for extension.  Due to the floor conditions on the first floor the crew from the rescue along with crews from 25 (Woolwich) and 18 (Logan)  performed salvage and overhaul on the 2nd floor.  Good work by all!!!



2 Great Public Events this Weekend for District 23

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Two Great Public Events this past weekend that the members and officers of Harmony and Ewan Fire Companies had the privilege to participate in.  On Saturday we welcomed home PFC Eric Bakey form his tour in Afghanistan.  Later in the day Harmony members went to Walter Wilt Soccer Complex for the Topps Soccer Tournament.  We spent the afternoon showing kids with special needs the apparatus and how to dress like a fireman! 

Great Job by All !!



Fire Prevention Week

Friday, October 10, 2014  During National Fire Prevention Week, October 5 - 11, 2014 attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention; however we should practice fire safety all year long. Many potential fire hazards go undetected because people simply do not take steps to fireproof their home. Residents are reminded that good housekeeping along with continued maintenance of household appliances reduces the chance of suffering a fire loss. Also remember to check your home smoke detectors regularly to ensure proper function.



Fire Prevention

Friday, October 10, 2014  Over the last week or so, the members of the Harrison Township Fire District, have been providing fire prevention displays and assemblies for all of the local schools and daycares, in Harrison Township. The members have been preaching the importance of good working smoke detectors, along with a good Exit Plan in the Home. All the students have enjoyed seeing the fire trucks, and the equipment the firefighters wear and use on a daily basics.



Mullica West Dwelling Fire

Wednesday, October 1, 2014  District 23, Ladder 25, Engine 19, RIC 12 was dispatched to Mullica West Apartments for a reported Dwelling Fire. Report given by the Communication Center was smoke detectors sounding for 10 minutes and neighbors smell something burning. On arrival of 23103 (Powell) he confirmed that report and no resident home. Just as 23-13 crew was going to force the door the resident arrived home and unlocked the door. Upon investigation the crew found the cause to be careless cooking, french fires left tin the oven. Crews secured the oven and removed the burnt fries. Crews also placed a smoke ejector in service. Assignment was held to District 23 and remained on location for 20 minutes.



Para-tech Rescue Training

Wednesday, October 1, 2014   On Tuesday night the members of Harmony Fire Company completed training on the Para-tech Interstate Kit with the help of Justin Parker and Continental Fire Safety. These new additions to the rescue will be a valuable resource. Special thanks to Harrison Twp. Public Works for lending us a dumb truck and Anthony from Naples for the use of the back-hoe and feeding us.




Monday, September 22, 2014  Special Congratulations to District Chief Tom Mason and wife Pat on their recent marriage in Beach Haven, NJ this past weekend. Tom and Pat spent the day with family and friends celebrating at the New Jersey Maritime Museum, in Beach Haven.



1 Air Lifted to Cooper Trauma from Route 322

Friday, September 12, 2014  Station 23-3 duty crew along with BLS 83-3 and Insipira MICU were dispatched to the area of Rosie's Farmers Market on Route 322, Friday morning for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment. 23-201 arrived on location to find one vehicle overturn off the road, with one patient entrapped. Rescue 2318 arrived on location and went in-service securing the vehicle, and extricating the patient. Insipira MICU requested a helicopter to air lift the patient from the scene. Rescue 2328 established a near by landing zone, and assisted with the safe landing of JEFSTAT. The patient was extricated from the vehicle, and taken to the LZ for transport to Cooper Trauma. The accident is under investigation by Harrison Township Police Department. And there were no firefighter injuries reported while on scene. 

Photos by South Jersey Times Photographer Tim Hawk
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District 23 goes to South Harrison

Saturday, September 6, 2014  Shortly after 0600 hours District 23 was dispatched to 948 Mullica Hill Rd. in South Harrison Twp on the 2nd alarm. Tender 2323 and Rescue 2328 were dispatched to support water supply and SCBA filling station.  Engine 2313 was sent to a fill site to begin filling operations. Crews were on scene with a large barn fire with vehicles inside. Companies remained on scene well into the early morning hours to extinguish the blaze.



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.



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