Monday, October 19, 2009

Barrington Fire Prevention

The Barrington Fire Company participated in Fire Prevention Week two weeks ago. The Departments personnel visited local schools throughout the week, teaching fire safety to children. In addition, the Department hosted its annual Fire Prevention Night at the Fire Station located on Second Avenue. There the public was able to view various fire apparatus on display from neighboring towns along with several demonstrations, specifically a vehicle extrication demo. There were also tons of hand outs, fire safety information and fun activities for children. Come out and join us again next year in October.

Monday, July 20, 2009

07/16/09 Dwelling Fire in 2nd Floor Apartment

On Thursday, July 16, 2009 at about 10:20 in the morning the Barrington Fire Company was dispatched to a dwelling fire at 23 West Gloucester Pike. An off duty Captain from the Cherry Hill Fire Department came across the fire and called it in. The working fire box was hit automatically bringing in Squad 13 as the RIT company. 1401 (Riggs) was first on scene reporting smoke showing from a 2nd floor window of a 2 story multi-family dwelling. Quint 91 arrived and went into service, stretching an 1 3/4 handline. Quint 91's officer (Marcinonis) assumed command. Lt. Houck reported he had a kitchen fire and crews would have water on the fire momentarily. Rescue 32 arrived and assisted with opening up and checking for extension. The fire was held to the kitchen and Camden County Fire Marshals are investigating.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Drill: Boat Operations

On Monday, June 22, 2009 the Barrington Fire Company, operating under the Beaver Brook Regional Fire Alliance, trained on Boat Operations in Timber Creek. Barrington, Bellmawr and Runnemede firefighters practiced drag and recovery ops, equipment familiarization, boat launching, and water rescue operations from a boat. This drill was the first of a major step towards setting up a Joint Water Rescue / Recovery Response for the Alliance.

Monday, March 23, 2009

03/22/09 MVA w/ Entrapment - RT 295 Southbound

Squad 32 (Beaver Brook Regional Duty Crew), Squad 91 and Rescue 32 were dispatched to a mutli-vehicle accident on Route 295, Southbound at mile marker 29.0. Battalion 91 entered the highway southbound at Copley Road and reported the accident was prior to the entrance southbound off of Copley Road. Squad 91 adjusted their response northbound to make the flip at the Woodcrest Exit. Squad 32 arrived and reported a 2 car accident w/ 1 vehicle overturned and another vehicle with heavy front end damage and an occupant trapped. Squad 32 and Squad 91 stabilized the vehicle and popped the driver's side door. EMS removed the occupant and crews went available turning the accident scene over to Squad 272 and the State Police. The occupant of the other vehicle overturned self extricated.

A job well done by the Beaver Brook Regional Duty Crew, who was manned by a combination of Firefighters and Officers from Barrington, Bellmawr and Runnemede Fire Departments.

03/21/09 Gas Leak

Station 91 was dispatched to 235 Baptiste Avenue for an investigate fumes. Battalion 91 (Taylor 9103) arrived and reported a heavy odor of gas in the house with an audible sound of gas venting in the basement. Squad 91 arrived and part of the crew entered the basement via a side exterior door that led directly into the basement. Lt. Z. Houck and FF Faunce secured power to the house, opened a window in the basement and terminated the gas at the main coming into the house. The crews from Squad 91 and Quint 91 then ventilated the house and turned the incident over to PSE&G.

01/19/09 MVA w/ Extrication in Heights

Squad 91 was dispatched to 4th and Station Avenue in Haddon Heights for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival Engine 21 reported a 2 car accident with one elderly woman trapped in her vehicle. The vehicle was up against a hedge and had heavy side door damage. The patient was stable and Squad 91's crew went into service extricating the patient. The crew opted for a side wall removal. The extrication took about 30 minutes total from time of dispatch. The patient was transported via BLS 2.

Updated Blog Site and New Look

The Blog site has taken on a new look and we are playing catch up with some of the posts. The site was left idle for several months before deciding to maintain it once again. Keep checking out the site for more updates.