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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.  


 
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


 
   
   
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.


 
   
   
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