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.
On Sunday July 19th members of the West Berlin Fire-Rescue assisted FOP #56 with there annual Tour De Shore. 2500 rides rode from Philly Irish Pub all the way to Atlantic City Irish Pub to raise money for Police Families. While helping with the tour members were dispatched to ShopRite on Route 73 for a Occupied vehicle in the water. Crews got on location to a vehicle into the pond. Crews were able to get the driver out without a issue. No injuries were reported.
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.