West Berlin Fire Rescue staffed the station from Friday night at 8pm until Sunday at 8am, during this time the Volunteers answered 10 emergency calls, an apartment fire, gas leaks and medical emergencies , they also had numerous assist the public calls for service. These members continued their service by going around to other members homes to assist them with digging out, which enabled these others to be able to respond to the other emergency calls. Thank you to everyone who assisted us with digging out fire hydrants.
Rescue 22, Rescue 21-1, and BLS 66 were dispatched this morning to the area of cooper road and Edgewood ave for a report of a MVA with entrapment. Police got on location first to report no entrapment. Rescue 22 got on location and with the help of rescue 21-1 and BLS 66 we were able to remove the patient. Only 1 patient was transported for injuries. This was then turned over to Berlin Twp Police Department.
Congratulations to the 2016 officers.
President- Mike McGee
Vice- President – Nick Sweeney
Secretary- George Bundick Sr
Financial Secretary- Jim Briles
Treasure- Kevin Johnson
Chief- Joe Jackson Jr
Deputy Chief – George Bundick Jr
Assistant Chief- Joe Cornforth
Assistant Chief- Nick Sweeney
Captain- Hank Birkenheuer Jr
Captain- Brandon Moore
Lieutenant- Anthony Iacavone
Lieutenant- Brendon Sacks
Lieutenant- Donovan Mihalick
Safety Officer- Joe Jackson Sr.
Yesterday we paid tribute to our Brother who was lost to early, President/Chaplain/Firefighter Harry Sauers. We will never forget, yesterday was your send off, only to meet again, we will see you later. To Sue and the entire family, Harry is family, as are all of you. The gym at the Fire Station will be named the Harry Sauers Memorial Gym in upcoming months.
Special thanks to the many people who helped me to make yesterday happen, our Firefighters, family members, Costantino Funeral home, Berlin Twp and Boro Police Departments, Berlin Fire Co, Camden County Emerald Society, Lindenwold Fire Co, Laurel Springs Fire Co, Camden County Communications Center and many others. Thank you to all the emergency services agencies, friends and others who came out to pay their respects and show support to the Family and West Berlin Fire Rescue. Rest in Peace Harry, Godspeed, we’ll take it from here.
Chief Joseph M Jackson Jr.
Last evening members of West Berlin Fire Rescue continued their firefighter safety training. They were instructed on their Gemtor belts and bail out systems. The class was instructed by Safety and Survival, under the direction of Captain DiRenzo from Cherry Hill Fire Department, Captain Emenecker from Camden Fire Department, and other members of Cherry Hill Fire Department, as well as members from the Special Operations Group of the Philadelphia Fire Department. Chief Jackson secured this training to enhance firefighter safety for the members.
Chief Jackson of West Berlin Fire Rescue, along with Chief Check of Berin Twp Police, Mayor Magazzu, Bob Kelly of the Philadelphia Flyers and other celebrities were guest baggers at our Zallie Shoprite. All to help combat hunger in our communities. Great job by all and Zallie Shoprites for spearheading this initiative.
At 3:43am this morning. Ladder 22 was dispatched to 34 Grant Lane in Pine Hill for a report of a Dwelling Fire. Ladder 22 arrived 3rd due to fire showing from the roof. Ladder 22′s crew did a search of the residence and reported all occupants were out of the fire building. They stayed on location for about 30 minutes were the fire was quickly knocked down by Engine 62. No injuries were reported and the fire was turned over to the local fire marshal.
On Thursday July 23rd around 7pm. Ladder 22 was dispatched to 775 Colonial Square Drive in Lindenwold for a report of a Dwelling Fire. Ladder 22 arrived 3rd due to a Dwelling with Fire showing from the roof. Crews remained in service for about 4 1/2 hours. No injuries were reported and everything was turned over to the County Fire Marshal. Photos credit Bob Burns and Capt Hank Birkenheuer Jr.