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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.  


 
New Apparatus Underway
Monday, August 11, 2014 
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     On Monday, August 11, 2014 the Mantua Township Fire District Truck Committee met with engineers and sales personnel of the Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corporation in Nesquehoning, PA to discuss the pre-construction of the new Squad Company which is expected to be delivered in the fall of 2015.

     The meeting was a great success as plans finalize to produce an excellent piece of apparatus to better serve the residents of Mantua Township.


 
   
   
In-House Crew Makes Quick Knock on Car Fire
   
Sunday, July 6, 2014 
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     On Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 0634 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to Ceres Park, 902 Main Street, for a reported vehicle fire.  Engine Company 2213 and Tender 2214 responded within 30 seconds staffed by an in-house duty crew and casual help crew. 

     Companies arrived to find an older model sedan in the rear of the parking lot with an engine compartment fire.  Crew from Engine Company 2213 quickly stretched a single 1 3/4" hand line, while Tender 2214 provided a supply.  Company made a quick knock on the fire, salvaging all of the owner's personal property.  Once the fire was extinguished the scene was turned over to the Mantua Township Police Department for follow up.  No further action taken.


 
RIC Response on Pitman All Hands
Thursday, June 19, 2014 
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     On Thursday, June 19, 2014 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to the area of 222 Esplanade Avenue in the Borough of Pitman for a reported building fire.  Chief 28-301 arrived first on scene and reported a large abandoned structure well involved and requested the second alarm.

     Squad Company 2218 responded quickly with an overall crew of eight and were advised to set up on the Bravo Division, while members of the Pitman Fire Department fought a defensive battle with master streams.  Once the fire was brought under control, crews were requested to assist with overhaul of the damaged buildings.  Crews remained on location for approximately two hours as the RIC, with no firefighter injuries to report.


 
   
   
Squad Company Extricates Another from Route 55 MVC
Thursday, June 19, 2014 
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     On Thursday, June 19, 2014 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to Route 55 at Exit 56 for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment.  Squad Company 2218 arrived and assisted Deptford Township Units, which were dispatched approximately five minutes prior. 

     The crew from 2218 provided manpower and assisted with removing the driver's side of the vehicle and performing a dash roll to remove the trapped male.  Once the damage had been displaced the male was quickly removed and turned over to Deptford Township EMS for transport to Cooper Trauma Center.  District 22 was then released by NJSP without incident.

Units on location: Chief 9401, Squad Company 2218, Utility 2217, Quint 946, Engine Company 932, and Rescue Company 938 as well as BLS 995, 993 and Life Support 1


 
   
   
Company Extricates One from Route 55 MVC
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 
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     On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 1208 hours members of the Deptford Fire Department were dispatched to Route 55 in the area of Exit 56.  While en route companies were advised that the MVC was in the area of the 54.2 Mile Marker.  At that time Squad Company 2218 responded with an in-house crew of five.

     Squad Company 2218 entered the highway north from Exit 53 and located a vehicle overturned in the northbound high speed lane in the area of mile marker 54.2.  Crew from 2218 immediately went into service to stabilize the vehicle as well as deploying the cutters and spreaders to extricate an adult female from the passenger side of the vehicle.  Crews from Squad Company 2218 teamed with the career staffed Heavy Rescue 938 and Quint 946 were able to quickly extricate the trapped female.  Once the female was extricated she was turned over to Deptford EMS for transport to Cooper Trauma Center.  The crew from Squad Company 921 assisted with patient packaging and removal of the driver of the vehicle, who had self extricated prior to arrival.

     Once both patients were packaged and turned over to EMS all fire department services were released by New Jersey State Police without incident.  No further action taken.

Units on location: Squad Company 2218, Utility 2217, Rescue 938, Quint 946 and Squad 921 as well as BLS 995 and 8266.


 
   
   
District Responds to Clayton as the RIC
Saturday, June 14, 2014 
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     On Saturday, June 14, 2014 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to Clayton Borough for a Rapid Intervention Assignment.  Engine Company 2213 staffed with an in-house overnight duty crew responded immediately with a crew of four.  Upon their arrival 2213's crew was detailed to assist with ventilation and a search of the third floor of the multi-occupancy building.

Crews remained on location for approximately one hour establishing a safe working area, with no firefighter injuries to report.  Company was released by 4100 without incident.

Units on location: Engine Company 2213 and Utility 2217


 
   
   
Crews Extricate One From Swift Water
   
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 
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     On June 10, 2014 members of the Mantua Township Fire District and Mantua Township Police were dispatched to the area of Mantua Boulevard and Woodbury Glassboro Road, for a marine rescue assignment.  Squad Company 2218 responded immediately with a crew of six personnel.  Fire Department and Police Department personnel arrived to find a vehicle submerged in the water, with an elderly female inside of the vehicle.

     The female was quickly extricated by the crew from Squad Company 2218 and the vehicle was salvaged from the water by Lt. Ferry of the Mantua Township Police.  Once the female and the vehicle were extricated, the company was released by Police on location.  No further action taken.


 
Quick Knock on Memorial Day Dwelling
Monday, May 26, 2014 
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     On Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1918 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District as well as Pitman Fire Company No. 1 were dispatched to 351 Lansing Drive for a reported Dwelling Fire.  Engine Company 2213 responded immediately with an in-house duty crew of four personnel.  While enroute Chief 2201 and Engine Company 2213 were advised that police were on location reporting fire from the roof.

     Chief 2201 arrived and confirmed the report, at which time Engine Company 2212 responded with a crew of four.  Engine Company 2212 arrived first due and were ordered to stretch a single 1 3/4" hand line through an open rear door to locate the fire.  Engine Company 2213 was ordered to lay in and supply 2212, while Quint 2816 was detailed to Division "A" for ventilation.  Crews from 2212 and 2213 located an active fire in the attic of the dwelling, which was quickly knocked down to bring the fire under control. 

     Once the fire was under control crews performed a salvage and overhaul of the dwelling limiting fire and water damage to the dwelling.  At that time the assignment was held to two and one while crews stood by for the investigation.  The fire is currently under investigation by the Mantua Township Fire Marshal's Office.

Units on location: Chiefs 2201, 2202 and FI 2210, Engine Companies 2212 and 2213, Tender 2214, Brush 2215, Utility 2217, Squad Company 2218 and Quint 2816 as well as BLS 8265 and 8266.


 
   
   
RIC Responds on Woodbury Basement Fire
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 
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     On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to the City of Woodbury 47 S. Broad Street for a Building Fire.  Squad Company 2218 responded within one minute with a crew of six. 

     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 row of tax payers.  Crews stood by while members of the Woodbury Fire Department successfully contained and extinguished a stubborned electrical fire in the basement.  Nine District 22 members remained on location as the RIC for approximately two hours with no fire firighter injuries to report.

Units on location: Command 501, Engine Companies 511, 1511, 1312, 614, and 932, Ladder Companies 516 and 926, Utility 947 and RIC 2218.


 
   
   
Company Assists on Serious MVC
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 
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     On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched along with Gloucester County EMS BLS 82-65 to the intersection of Woodbury Glassboro Road and Tyler Mill Road.  Squad Company 2218 responded within seconds with a crew of four personnel.  Crews arrived to find a Motorcycle vs. SUV MVC with the motorcyclist down in the roadway. 

     Crews assisted EMS with patient packaging and removal as well as highway hazard control and confinement.  Once the patient was turned over to GCEMS for transport to Trauma Center, crews stood by to assist Mantua Township Police with traffic control and scene investigation.  The accident remains under investigation by the Mantua Township Police Crash Investigation Unit.

Units on location: Command FM-22, Chief 2202, Engine Company 2212, Squad Company 2218, Utility 2217 as well as BLS 8265 and BLS 8275.


 
   
   
Company Goes to Work on Pitman Structure
Saturday, May 10, 2014 
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On Saturday, May 10, 2014 members of the Pitman Fire Department and Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to 104 Evergreen Avenue for a report of a Structure Fire. Squad Company 2218 staffed with the in-house duty crew responded immediately as the Rapid Intervention Crew. Chief 28-301 arrived on scene and reported multiple structures well involved with multiple explosions in the area. Engine Company 2832 arrived first due and was ordered to stretch two 1 3/4" hand lines to the rear of the property to extinguish the blaze.

     While crews were extinguishing the active fire, Squad Company 2218 was ordered to stage on Woodland Avenue and stretch a single 1 3/4" hand line to the rear of Station 28-3 to protect the exposures. Crews remained on location for approximately 45 minutes while crews from District 28 brought the blaze under control. The fire remains under investigation by the Borough of Pitman Fire Marshal's Office.

Units on location: Command 28-301, Chief 2800, Engine Companies 2832, 2831, 2811, Quint 2816, Rescue 2818 and RIC 2218.


 
   
   
Crews Assist on Large Brush Fire
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 
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On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to the area of 900 Bankbridge Road in Deptford Township to assist with a Large Brush Fire. Power Wagon 2215 and Utility 2217 responded immediately with a crew of eight. Upon their arrival crews went into service assisting crews from District 9 with extinguishing a deep seated fire, which was quickly moving towards the Bridlewood Housing Community.

     Crew from 2215 stretched 200 foot of booster line, and utilized numerous hand tools to assist with extinguishment. With the combined efforts of Power Wagon 925 and 1015 crews were able to quickly bring the blaze under control.

Units on location: Command FM-9, Quint 946, Engines 921 and 942, Power Wagons 925, 2215 and 1015 as well as Utility 2217.


 
   
   
Companies Make Quick Work of Fully Involved Commercial Vehicle
   
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 
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     On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 members of the Mantua Township Fire District were dispatched to Peach Country Ford at 749 Mullica Hill Road for a reported Commercial Vehicle Fire.  Engine Company 2212 and Tender 2214 responded immediately with a combined crew of 6 and were advised by Gloucester County Communications that they were receiving numerous calls for a working fire. 

     Engine Company 2212 arrived and reported a large commercial vehicle with an engine and passenger compartment involvement.  Crews stretched a single 1 3/4" hand line off the front of Engine 2212 and made a quick knock on the fire salvaging approximately 100,000 yards of fresh mulch, which surrounding the blazing vehicle.  Once the fire was extinguished, the scene was turned over to the owners of Peach Country Ford and units were released without incident.

Units on location:  Engine Companies 2212 and 2213, Tender 2214, and Command 2220.


 
Members Honor Boston Fallen
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 
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     On Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Chief Brian Hauss and Firefighters Shawn Layton and Victor Torino traveled to the City of Boston, to pay tribute to two fallen heroes.  Members attended the wake of Lieutenant Edward Walsh on Tuesday Evening and the wake of Firefighter Michael Kennedy on Wednesday Evening. 

Lt. Walsh and FF Kennedy perished while operating on Box 1579 at 298 Beacon Street in the City of Boston.  Both were members of Engine Company 33 in the Back Bay Section of the city.  The members of the Mantua Township Fire District would like to extend our deepest regrets to the loss of two true American Heroes. 


 
   
   
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