June 23, 2015, West Berlin Fire Rescue, an all volunteer Department, responded to over 70 calls for service from 6:10 pm until approximately midnight. The calls for service ranged from trees down, wires downs, alarm systems, building fires and house fires. The members glady served the residents of our Town, and our mutual aid Towns. Special thank you to the families of our Firefighters, who are left home alone, while the members answered the call for help. Thank you to all who volunteered.
Chief Joseph M Jackson Jr
Attention all Berlin Township Residents, there are still many trees down around Town, many have wires entangled in them, do not approach these trees. The appropriate utility companies have been notified and are making their best efforts to get to all. The Fire Department made the notifications to these utility companies last night. The roadways were cleared as best as possible by the Fire Department and Public works, now we are waiting on the utilities, which are overwhelmed. If anyone has any other emergencies arise contact 911 immediately.
West Berlin Fire Rescue wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Memorial Day, please remember what this day is truly for, remember our Fallen Veterans.
This morning members of the West Berlin Fire-Rescue attended the annal memorial day ceremony at Veterans Park to pay respect to all our fallen soldiers. Present in the picture FF Jim Caristo, FF Josh Barclay, Captain Nick Sweeney, Commissioner Joe Jackson Sr, Commissioner Joe Batten, and Chief Joe Jackson Jr. Photo Credit to Betty Jackson.
Some good news to start the holiday weekend. Station 22 was dispatched to Piedmont Blvd and Vienna Lane for a report of baby ducks stuck in the storm drain. Rescue 22 responded and found 12 ducks in a storm drain with there mother not around. Crews opened the drain and retrieved the ducks out without any injuries.
This Afternoon Station 22 was dispatched to 333 Centaurian Drive for a report of a brush fire. While on location and operating at the brush fire 2201 was advised by Camden County Communication they were getting reports of a Dwelling fire on 227 Peppermill Drive. 2201 arrived on location and found a bedroom fire. Chief hit the “ALL HANDS” that brought companies from Voorhees, Berlin, Waterford, and Lindenwold. It also threw covers at Station 22. Quint 60 and Squad 62 was dispatched for the cover. Crews stayed on location for about a hour. Fire was turned of to the local FM.
On Thursday May 14, 2015 around the time of 11pm Ladder 22 was dispatched to Voorhees Twp for a report of a Dwelling Fire. Ladder 22 with a crew of 5 along with 2201 arrived 3rd Due to a dwelling fully involved. Crews from the ladder went into service with numerous hand lines. Crews finally cleared the scene around 3:15am. The fire was turned over to Voorhees Police and the local Fire Marshal. Great work by all. No injures were reported. Photos Credit to FF Leah Freiling
On Friday May 16, 2015 Task Force 22 was dispatched to 154 Cooper Road for a report of a Building Fire. 2201 arrived on location to a building fully involved. Crews went to operation with numerous hand lines and ariel devices. Special thank you to Berlin, Waterford, Voorhees, Winslow, and Lindenwold for the assist. Covers were in place at Station 22 covered by Lindenwold, Pine Hill, and Laurel Springs. Crews remained on location till midnight. Fire was turned over to West Berlin Fire Marshals Office, assisted by the Arson Unit from the County Prosecutors Office. No Injuries were report. Great job by all.
The Officers and Members of West Berlin Fire-Rescue would like to thank everyone that came out for our annual flower sale. We were able to sell out by saturday night. Thank you again to everyone that came out and supported our firefighters.
***Updated Flower Sale***
This years flower sale dates have been changed. We will now be selling flowers 4-2 thru 4-5. On Saturday 4-4-15 We will be selling flowers and our Lady’s Aux will be selling Hoagies as well. Come that day and members will be able to give you a tour of our new building. Come on out and buy yourself or a loved one some beautiful flowers. The Officers and Members thank you ahead of time for all the support.