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EVFC Incident #125 12/06/2016 at 4:10pm - White Horse Pike & Weymouth Elwood Rd for a Motor Vehicle Accident

IncidentsTwo vehicles with fluids on roadway, put down oil dry, no extraction needed. All station 160 units were clear at 4:47pm.
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Firefighters Catch Baby as Fire Ravages Frankford Apartments

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Firefighters caught a baby tossed to safety from a third-floor window as an early morning fire swept through a building that housed apartments and a business in Philadelphia's Frankford section, injuring nine people.

The blaze in a building at Frankford Avenue and Sellers Street that includes apartments and a business around 4 a.m. Tuesday left five adults and four children in stable condition, said firefighters.


Firefighters arrived to find fire on the second floor and creeping toward the third floor. Someone on the third floor tossed a baby into the arms of firefighters below, said firefighters.

Firefighters then used ladders to help 12 residents flee the flames. In total, 21 residents were left out of their homes, said the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania, which assisted the five displaced families.

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Last Call for Richard Perez 12-3-16

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Wilmington Firefighter Hurt in Deadly Blaze Dies

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Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode announced on Thursday senior firefighter Ardy Hope died of her injuries sustained in a deadly arson back in September.

Chief Goode tweeted the Line of Duty Death announcement around 4:30 p.m.

On October 13, Crozer-Chester Medical Center spokesman Grant Gegwich told The News Journal of Wilmington that Hope was downgraded to critical condition at the Upland, Pennsylvania hospital, where she was taken after the Sept. 24 fire.

She had been listed in critical but stable condition prior to that. Gegwich didn't disclose what caused the change.

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Richard Perez 1967 - 2016


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Last Call for Richard Perez 12-3-16

It is with deep sadness that the Elwood Vol. Fire Company announces the passing of 25 year life member and former Chief Engineer Richard Perez. Our deepest sympathies go out to his friends and family.

Obituary of Richard Perez

Richard E. age 49 of Sweetwater, NJ passed away suddenly at his home on Monday November 28, 2016. Born in Hammonton, NJ he was raised in Elwood and graduated from Oakcrest Regional High School in 1985. He was a truck driver and operator for Barrett Asphalt in Hammonton for over 26 years and was a member of the Teamsters. Rick was a life member and former Chief Engineer for the Elwood Volunteer Fire Company Station # 160. He was known to everyone for his love of Dirt Bike riding. Predeceased by his parents Antonio and Anne Perez ( nee Johnson ). Surviving are his Fiancé Deborah Riley, his sons Gabriel, Joseph, Michael and Aaron. His brother William E. Perez and his wife Nancy and nephew Jacob Perez. 2 Half Brothers, Raymond Perez and his wife Joy and Jay Perez. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing Saturday from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd St. Hammonton, NJ. Services will be held at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Laurel Memorial Park Tilton Rd. Pomona, NJ In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Diabetes Association Philadelphia, PA Office, Suite 100 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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EVFC Incident #124 11/28/2016 at 7:29am - Moss Mill Rd and Heidelberg Ave for a Smoke Investigation

IncidentsCalled for the sight of smoke coming from a residence. Checked entire area. Nothing found. All units cleared at 7:39am.
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EVFC Incident #123 11/24/2016 at 7:17am - White Horse Pike and Burdick Ave for a Motor Vehicle Accident

IncidentsSingle car vehicle accident hit two utility poles and overturned. Notified Verizon. Stoodby until vehicle was removed by tow truck. Cleaned up oil spill. All units cleared at 8:02am.

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