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Welcome to Mantua Twp Fire District

The Mantua Township Fire District Welcomes You
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 
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Mission Statement:

     The mission of the Mantua Township Fire District No. 1 is to serve our community when an emergency occurs. We will respond safely and quickly with trained, skilled, and compassionate members, using the best available equipment to neutralize or reverse any situation.  We will continue aggressive planning and response preparation, and will strive to prevent the need for our emergency services through education and community interaction. Our services shall be delivered by a dedicated family of members committed to exceeding the needs and expectations of those we serve anytime, anyplace, any need.  


 
Squad Company Extricates One from MVC
   
Saturday, March 28, 2015 
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     On Saturday, March 28, 2015 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to the intersection of Woodbury Glassboro Road and Tylers Mill Road for a reported Motor Vehicle Crash with entraptment.  Squad Company 2218 responded immediately with a crew of six personnel.  Crews arrived to find a two car T-Bone MVC in the intersection, with one driver trapped in the vehicle. 

     The crew from Squad Company 2218 quickly went into service stabilizing the vehicle and performing an entire driver's side door removal.  The company successfully removed the driver's door, "B" Post and rear driver's side door to remove the driver without obstruction.  Once the female was extricated from the vehicle she was turned over to Gloucester County EMS for transport to Cooper Trauma Center.  Crews also assisted EMS with patient packaging of three other patients as well as performed highway hazard control and confinement until released by Mantua Township Police.  The accident remains under investigation by the Mantua Township Police Department. 

Units on location: Chief 2201, FM 22 and 2220, Squad Company 2218, Engine Company 2213 and Brush 2215 as well as BLS 8265, 8266 and 8275.


 
Middle of the Row Basement Fire
Thursday, March 26, 2015 
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     On Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1309 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District and Pitman Fire Company No. 1 were dispatched to 14 Arbour Lane for a reported dwelling fire.  Engine Company 2213 responded within one minute with a crew of six personnel and upon their arrival found a 2 1/2 story Middle of the Row Town Home with smoke showing.  FM 22 established command and upgraded the assignment to an all hands basement fire.  The crew from Engine Company 2213 established their own water supply and stretched a single 1 3/4 inch hand line through the front door into the basement, where they were faced with heavy fire conditions. 

     Chief 2201 arrived on scene, assumed command and ordered Quint 2816 to set up in Division "A" with their apparatus, detailing personnel to the rear for ventilation.  Rescue Company 1038 responded and assisted crews with ventilation.  The crew from Engine Company 2213 was able to quickly bring the fire under control, holding damage to the room of origin.  All searches of the dwelling revealed negative results. 

     Once the fire was brought under control, companies began salvage and overhaul of the dwelling limiting any further damage and the investigation was completed by FM 22 and FI 2210.  There were no fire fighter injuries to report and the fire remains under investigation by the Mantua Township Fire Marshal's Office. 

Units on location: Chief 2201 and 1001, Engine Companies 2213, 2212, 2832, and 942, Quint 2816, Brush 2215, Utility 2217, RIC 516 and 1038 as well as BLS 8265 and 8275.


 
   
   
Squad Company on Pitman All Hands
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 
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     On Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 0056 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to 812 Long Avenue in the Borough of Pitman to act as the Rapid Intervention Crew.  Squad Company 2218 responded quickly followed by Utility 2217 with a  total crew of 10 Personnel. 

     The Squad Company arrived to find crews from District 28 making a quick knock on the single family dwelling fire.  Crew from District 22 performed a 360 of the structure, deployed ground ladders for egress and stood by on Division A assuring a safe working environment.  Company remained on location for approximately one hour until released by command. 


 
   
   
Tender to Assist Woolwich
Monday, February 23, 2015 
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On Monday, February 23, 2015 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched into Woolwich Township to assist with providing water for a 2 alarm house fire that they were battling.

     Tender 2214 responded immediately with a crew of two followed by Utility 2217 with a crew of three personnel. Upon arrival crews assisted with providing approximately 9000 gallons of water to assist crews on scene.

     While on scene, the company was also dispatched into Harrison Township to handle an activated fire alarm, while they too were assisting in Woolwich Township. Engine company 2213 responded with a crew of 6 personnel to the alarm. Crews operated in freezing temperatures all evening with no fire fighter injuries reported. 


 
   
   
Squad Company Performs Tricky Rescue
Friday, February 13, 2015 
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      On Friday February 13, 2015 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to 1057 Tristram Circle to assist Gloucester County EMS with a Traumatic Injury. EMS was on scene reporting a severely injured male on the second floor loft on a second floor condominium. 

     Squad Company 2218 responded immediately with a crew of four personnel. Upon arrival crews located a male with a severe hip injury stuck in tight quarters on the second floor loft. Crews assisted EMS with securing the male on a long board and in a stokes basket with lashing. The male was then lowered over the wall and down a 14 foot ground ladder to the ground floor, where he was turned over to Gloucester County EMS for transport to local hospital.

     While on scene, the company also responded to a reported dwelling fire at 58 Spring Hill Road. Crews investigated the interior and found there was an issue with the stove, which was secured and the residence was naturally ventilated.


 
   
   
Company Assists on Serious MVC
Friday, February 13, 2015 
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      On Friday, February 13, 2015 at 0600 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District were requested by Chief 26-101 to assist with a serious motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Route 55 South at the 48.1 Milemarker. Squad Company 2218 responded immediately with a crew of six.     

     Upon arrival Squad Company 2218 assisted crews from Station 26-1 and 39-1 on scene with performing a roof removal and removing the patient from the vehicle. Once the patient was removed he was turned over to Gloucester County EMS and then an aeromedical unit for transport to Cooper Trauma Center. Once the patient was turned over to EMS the company was released from the scene by command.


 
   
   
Engine Company Responds on Wenonah All Hands
Saturday, January 31, 2015 
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On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at approximately 0215 hours members of the Wenonah Fire Company were dispatched to 300 W Cherry Street for a reported Dwelling Fire. Chief 13-101 responded and was advised that police were on location reporting a working fire. Engine Company 2213 staffed with an overnight duty crew responded quickly and arrived as the third due company. Upon arrival Engine Company 1312 found heavy fire conditions in the rear of the residence and basement. Crews stretched two 1 3/4" hand lines to attack the exterior and interior fires.    

     Crew from Engine Company 2213 was split to assist with interior operations as well as roof operations. Crews were faced with heavy fire conditions in the basement of the dwelling, in which one Wenonah Fire Fighter had to be removed due to burns. Once the fire in the basement was brought under control crews were able to quickly bring the remainder of the fire under control. Crew from Engine Company 2213 then assisted members on scene with significant overhaul and salvage of the residence, until released by command.

     Members of Wenonah Fire Company and other mutual aide companies remained on location for most of the morning mopping up hot spots and salvaging the remainder of the dwelling. The fire remains under investigation by the Wenonah Fire Marshal's Office and Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Office. No further action taken.


 
   
   
Christmas Eve Working Fire
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 
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     On Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 1517 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District and Pitman Fire Company No. 1 were dispatched to 75 Owens Lane for a reported dwelling fire.  Engine Company 2212 and Squad Company 2218 responded immediately with a combined crew of ten personnel and while en route Lt. 2205 arrived on location reported heavy smoke showing from the basement.  Chief 2201 arrived and reported an active fire in the basement and advised Engine 2212 to lay into the scene and deploy a single 1 3/4" handline into the basement. 

     Engine Company 2212 and Squad Company 2218's crews found an active fire in the basement, which was quickly extinguished.  Once the fire was under control crews from Quint 2816 and Engine Company 2213 handled utilities and performed natural ventilation in the dwelling.  Once the residence was ventilated, crews were able to salvage the dwelling with mininmal damage and the scene was turned over to FM 22 for investigation.  The fire is currently under investigation by the Mantua Township Fire Marshal's Office.

Units on Location: Chief 2201, Engine Companies 2212, 2213 and 2832, Squad Company 2218, Quint 2816, Utility 2217 and Brush 2215 as well as BLS 8265


 
   
   
MTFD Supports Mantua Township Residents
   
Saturday, November 15, 2014 
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     The members of the Mantua Township Fire District have teamed up with Chick Fil-A in Mantua Square and Mantua Township Public Schools to help the less fortunate school children of the township.  We have planned to promote a food drive within the schools and with the residents of Mantua Township to provide food for the less fortunate throughout the holiday season.

Below is a list of events that we have scheduled to allow for Mantua Township residents and all that would like to lend a helping hand to give back to the community and the children of Mantua Township.  For those interested please check in at the Mantua Square Chick Fil-A, Mantua Township Public Schools, at either Mantua Township Fire Station or check #Mantuablessings on your social media.

December 8th-10th: Chick Fil-A cow and MTFD will be at public schools to promote the food drive at Lunch Time

December 11tth: Fire Truck Visit to the public schools to pick up donated items

December 13th: Santa Clause Visits the residents of Mantua Township on his MTFD Sleigh.  Santa Clause and Chick Fil-A Cow will be at Chick Fil-A Mantua Square to accept donations between 3PM and 7PM


 
Company Battles Fully Involved Mobile Home
Sunday, November 9, 2014 
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     On Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2016 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District and Pitman Fire Company No. 1 were dispatched to the rear of 67 W. Monroe Avenue for a reported house fire.  Prior to response, the assignment was quickly upgraded to a working fire due to Gloucester County Communications receiving numerous calls reporting a Mobile Home well involved.

     Chief 2201 arrived on scene and confirmed the reports amending the address to 70 Lincoln Avenue.  Engine Company 2213 and 2212 responded quickly with a  total staffing of 8 personnel.  Engine Company 2212 arrived first due and laid into the scene from Lincoln Avenue and Bridgeton Pike.  Crew from Engine Company 2212 quickly deployed the Deck Gun and a single 1 3/4" hand line to protect the exposure on Division "D."  The bulk of the fire was quickly knocked down via an exterior attack due to the fire load and structural competency of the dwelling.

     Once the fire was knocked down, crews operated on scene for approximately two hours hitting hot spots and assisting FM 22 with his investigation.  At this time the fire remains under investigation by the Mantua Township Fire Marshal's Office and Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Office.  Crews operated on scene safely with no fire fighter injuries to report.

Units on location: Chief 2201 and FM 22, Engine Company 2212, 2213, 2832,  Squad Company 2218, Ladder Company 2816, RIC 516, Utility 2217, and Brush 2215 as well as BLS 82-65


 
   
   
District Members Participate in Community Wide Fire Prevention
Friday, October 24, 2014 
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     Throughout the month of October members of the Mantua Township Fire District have been aggressively performing numerous Fire Prevention Seminars throughout the township to help educate the children and families that reside within the Township.

     The Fire District would like to thank the Chick Fil-a at Mantua Square for all of their assistance and for allowing the "Fireman Cow" to tag along at all of our school events and demonstrations throughout the township. We would also like to congratulate all of the Poster Winners at all three Elementary Schools within the township.


 
   
   
Crew Responds as RIC to City of Woodbury
Thursday, October 23, 2014 
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On Thursday, October 23, 2014 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to the City of Woodbury 231 N. Evergreen Avenue, Woodlake Apartments, for a reported Dwelling Fire.  Squad Company 2218 responded immediately with a crew of five personnel. 

     Upon their arrival Squad Company 2218's crew was ordered to set up in Division A as the Rapid Intervention Crew.  While establishing a safe area, the crew was split to assist with suppression in the fire building as well as check for extension in the adjoining apartments.  Crews stood by while members of the Woodbury Fire Department successfully contained and extinguished a second floor apartment fire, holding the bulk of the damage and fire to the initial apartment.  Ten District 22 members remained on location as the RIC for approximately two hours with no fire firefighter injuries to report.

Units on location: Command 501, Engine Companies 511, 1511, and 614, Ladder Companies 666 and 926, Utility 947 and RIC 2218.
 


 
   
   
Friday Night Duty Crew Makes Quick Work of Kitchen Fire
Friday, September 26, 2014 
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     On Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1921 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District and Pitman Fire Company No. 1 were dispatched to 57 Somerset Avenue for a reported dwelling fire.  Engine Company 2213 responded immediately with a crew of five from a public event.  Engine Company 2213 arrived to find a 1 1/12 story single family dwelling with smoke showing from the rear of the dwelling.

     The crew from 2213 stretched a single 1 3/4" handline to the rear to find a small active fire on the stove extending into the cabinets.  Crews from 2213 and Squad 2218 made a quick knock and then began to overhaul the dwelling as well as ventilate with positive pressure.

     Once the residence was ventilated the scene was turned over to FI 2210 for the investigation and the cause remains under investigation by the Mantua Township Fire Marshal's Office.  No further action taken.

Units on location: Engine Companies 2212, 2213, Tender 2214 and Squad Company 2218 as well as BLS 8335. 


 
   
   
Crews Handle Labor Day Fire
Sunday, August 31, 2014 
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     On Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2103 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District and Pitman Fire Company No. 1 were dispatched to 415 Woodbury Glassboro Road, the Pitman Optical, for a reported Building Fire.  Chief 2800 arrived first and reported smoke showing from the eves and requested the Second Alarm.  Squad Company 2218 resonded within seconds with a crew of six personnel. 

     Upon the arrival of Quint 2816 the crew forced entry through division A and the crew from Squad Company 2218 strectched an 1 3/4" handline through the front door.  Crews were faced with a heavy smoke condition; however no visible fire.  Companies searched for the active fire for approximately twenty minutes before locating conditions in the basement ceiling.  Once the fire was located it was quickly extinguished; however crews remained on location for extensive overhaul. 

The scene is under investigation by the Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Office.

Units on Location: Chief 2800, Squad Company 2218, Engine Companies 2213, 2832, 4113, Quint 2816 and Ladder Company 2616 as well as RICs 516 and 1038.  BLS's 8275 and 8265


 
   
   
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