Harmony Fire Company
 
 

Passing of Sgt. Malinoski - 1605

Friday, November 7, 2014   It is with great sadness that the Officers and Members of the Harrison Township Fire District announce the passing of retired Sergeant Richard W. Malinoski (1605). Richie proudly served the residents of Harrison Township from 1986 to 2013. We extend our condolences to the Malinoski family and to the members of the Harrison Township Police Department.  RIP Commander.   

     



 

All Hands Working in Richwood

Thursday, October 16, 2014 1810

On Thursday October 16th, the District was dispatched to 612 Mullica Hill Road for a dwelling fire. Chief Bartholomew arrived and reported heavy fire in Division C of the vacant single story structure. The second alarm was struck and mutual aid from Pitman, Aura and Harrisonville responded. Engine 2324 quickly arrived and set up in the rear of the building and attacked the fire with a handline. Harrison Township PD closed Mullica HIll Rd between Barnsboro & Lambs Rds allowing crews to safely operate on the road. Crews made quick progress and the blaze was brought under control in a timely fashion. The fire is under investigation by GCPO & GCFM. Many thanks to our mutual aid companies.



     



 

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.

     



 

Congratulations

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. 



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