Jul
6
2014

Ladder 22 goes to Waterford Township

Waterford Fire 7-5-14

On July 5,2014 around 18:23 hours. Ladder 22 was called into Waterford Twp. for a report of a dwelling fire. Ladder 22 was first due Ladder Co. Crew was sent to the roof to ventilate and do a secondary search. Fire was quickly contained with no injuries.

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Jul
5
2014

4th of July Parade and Fireworks

4th of July #1 2014

4th of july #2 2014

4th of July #3 2014

All the Officers and Members of the West Berlin Fire Department would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Independence Day!!!

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Jul
5
2014

Down Time Fun!!

Wiffle Ball Game

Thursday night Engine 22 stopped by Station 21-1 for a little pre-4th of July fun. A game of wiffle ball between the Boro and Twp. ended with a “W” for the boys of the 22nd. All in all, it was a good time with the brothers of West Berlin and Berlin Boro.

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Jul
5
2014

Apartment Fire in Voorhees Twp.

Apartment Fire Voorhees 2014

Engine Co 22 arrived as the first due Engine Co., laying into the fire, and pulled a line to the 2nd floor. The Crew of Engine 22 forced multiple doors and advanced the line to the seat of the fire. Photo Credit FF Erich Nagle.

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Jul
5
2014

House Fire in the 22nd

Dwelling Fire June 2014

On Saturday June 28th Task Force 22 was dispatched to the 100 block of pine st. First arriving officer Deputy Chief Bundick arrived on location to find smoke showing on the 2nd floor of the dwelling. Ladder 22 arrived 2nd due operating as a Quint and assumed first due Engine Co. responsibilities. Squad 21-1 established a water supply, laying into the dwelling. Ladder 22′s crew stretched a 200′ 1-3/4 bumper line and immediately found fire upon forcing entry through the front. All companies on location worked well together. Photo credit to FF Dom Jackson.

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May
26
2014

Remembering those who served!

Memorial Day Service

West Berlin Fire Rescue wishes all our Veterans, past, present and future a Happy Memorial Day. We ask that everyone remember what this day is truly about. If you see a Veteran , thank a Veteran. At this mornings memorial service at Veterans Park, were Chief Jackson, Captain Sweeney, and Firefighter Dom Jackson.

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May
24
2014

Drivers Training

Drivers Training #4 Drivers Trainging Drivers Training #2 Drivers Training #3

 

On Wednesday May 21,2014. Members of the West Berlin Fire-Rescue went thru a drivers training course set up by Deputy Chief/Training Officer George Bundick Jr. All the members including the Chief all the way down to new drivers had to take on this course which was set up to go in and out of cones forward and backwards, parallel park, k-turn, and back into a spot with Ladder 22 and Engine 22 along with all the support pieces. This is just one part in which members have to do to be qualified to drive all these pieces of apparatus.

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May
12
2014

HazMat Assignement

On May 12,2014 at 12:41pm Task Force 21-1 was sent to Virtua Health System 100 Townsend Ave Berlin, NJ. For a report of a hazmat assignment. Engine 22 Crew went to the scene to assist Berlin Boro and Cherry Hill Fire Department (Hazmat Team). Ladder 22 went to station 21-1 to cover both Berlin Township and Berlin Boro.

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May
12
2014

Busy Week For The 22nd

Wilson Ave

On May 11,2014 at 10:02pm Task Force 21-1 was dispatched to 114 Wilson Lane Berlin, NJ. Ladder 22 went into service, splitting the crew, two as a back up line to the second floor, two to the roof to open up. At the scene of a fire starting in one of the townhouses extending quickly to the other. Aggressive attack led to a quick knock down.

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May
12
2014

Commercial Building Fire

Commercial building fire Building Fire

On May 8,2014 at 1pm Task Force 22 was dispatched to the 100 block of cooper ave for the report of a building fire.

I first want to thank all of our mutual aid Fire Departments who responded to assist us this day, without their response and dedication this situation could have been much worse. I want to thank all the business owners throughout the area, who employ volunteer firefighters, and allowed them to leave their jobs, in order to respond. A special thanks to Chief Cheeseman, Captain Bishop, for assistance at the command post.
I can reassure everyone that at no time were any chemicals involved in the fire. The chemicals that were being reported to be involved are in a completely separate, detached building. Due to the erroneous reports by media, I specifically had Chief Dukes assume the role of public information officer in an attempt to get the proper information out to the public. Thank you Chief Dukes. In addition, to reassure residents and all persons in the area, the Cherry Hill Fire Department Haz-Mat unit was requested to monitor the air and water quality in the area. Chief Houck continually advised me during the duration, of all their findings, which confirmed no chemicals.
Again thank you to all the Firefighters, Fire Officers and other emergency personnel who responded to assist me this day.

Chief Joseph M. Jackson Jr.
West Berlin Fire Rescue

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