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Mays Landing Country Club Saturday October 10th, 2015 @ 8 AM Rain or Shine

Angel Morales is a 6 year old Mullica Township resident who is in the battle of his life.

In 2014 Angel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Angel has had many Chemotherapy treatments since his diagnosis and is facing even more.

The Elwood Volunteer Fire Company is asking you to help defray just some of the mounting cost for his ongoing treatment.

Your sponsorship and participation can make a difference in Angel’s life.

See registration form for details

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VIDEO: Atlantic City Electric Teaches Students About Fire Safety

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October 08, 2015

Gloucester County (Correction: Atlantic County) children received lessons in safety, as part of national fire prevention week.

Students grades 2-8 of the Mullica Township school district are learning fire safety tips from the Elwood Volunteer Fire Company and electric safety from the personnel at Atlantic City Electric.

“We’re presenting to the children of the school so that they understand the hazards of electrical safety,” said Kurt Purthe, Supervisor of Safety Services, Atlantic City Electric. “How to mitigate those hazards or understand what the danger is to them and their family. So if they go home and share it with their family members, that’ll give them a leg up on keeping people safe.”

Atlantic City Electric has their own electric safety trailer, where they not only did demonstrations for the kids with the power lines, transformers, lights, and meters, but it’s also where they train their first responders and emergency personnel. Students had a chance to see first hand the dangers of high voltage wires.

“The community is well aware of what we do out there and the dangers we face and the dangers they can face,” said Jack Donil of Atlantic City Electric. “That’s basically why we come out.”

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Fire disrupts golfers and wedding party at Mays Landing Country Club

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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:15 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Fire officials are investigating a Saturday blaze at Mays Landing Country Club that temporarily disrupted a wedding party and routed golf guests.

The country club on Cates Road was evacuated after witnesses said flames from a barbecue in the club’s Grill Room shot up.

Jay Slotterback, who lives just blocks from the country club, said he was picking up a hamburger and BLT sandwich when he saw flames coming from where a man was grilling steaks.

“It was in the grill room behind the bar and I was waiting for my order, and when the flames shot up, the man was trying to get the steaks off the grill as fast as he could,” the witness said.

“He must have had 20 steaks on that grill,” he said.

Firefighters from Cologne, Laureldale and Mays Landing in Hamilton Township responded at 5:45 pm and Cardiff firefighters from Egg Harbor Township were called simultaneously for a report of a structure fire at the country club.

A wedding party was outside with about 40 guests and 25 to 30 golfers were inside for dinner, said Slotterback, who added that he eats takeout dinner from the country club once or twice a week.

“I think they saved the bride's cake,” Slotterback said.

“The bride and her party were outside getting pictures taken with the firefighters,” he said.

The exact cause of the fire had not been determined, and fire officials could not be reached Saturday night.

The country club recently was sold by the Frasier family who owned the popular reception area for decades.

“It's a shame for the new owners. They are extremely nice people,” Slotterback said.

Slotterback said he had to leave the country club before he could pick up his dinner order, and he and his girlfriend ended up ordering chinese food.

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John Nevius Sr 1950 - 2015


 John Nevius 1950 - 2015.


Last Call for John A. Nevius

It is with deep sadness that the Elwood Vol. Fire Company announces the passing of life member and former President John Nevius Sr. on Wednesday September 23rd from an auto accident. Our deepest sympathies go out to his friends and family.

John was well known within his community as a member of the Mullica Township School Board and Zoning Board. His most beloved contribution, however, was to the Elwood Volunteer Fire Company. He was a devoted member for 33 years and served as Secretary before becoming President. His faith was important to him, which led to missionary work with his church. He was part of the workforce that opened Resorts Casino and later worked as a Quality Assurance Specialist at Northrop Grumman. John will be remembered most for his constant banter, his love for his family, and his willingness to help anyone he met. He enjoyed spending his time reading, riding his motorcycle, and watching soccer.

He is predeceased by his parents: Kirk and Jean Nevius. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Nevius; his brother, Kirk Nevius and wife, Rosalee; his son, John Nevius, Jr.; his daughters Kathy Nevius, Adrienne Heuman, Kandi Snow (Henry Hasselhan), Jackie Mancinelli (Rich Mancinelli), Bethany Nevius, and Vanessa Denmead (Hank Denmead); and nine loving grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 28th. 2015 from 5pm until 8pm at Wimberg Funeral Home, 400 Liverpool Avenue, Egg Harbor City. A service will follow at 8pm. For directions and condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's memory to the Elwood Volunteer Fire Company: PO Box 223, Elwood NJ 08217.

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Folsom brush fire extinguished

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Firefighters extinguished a small brush fire Thursday evening near Backline Road and the railroad tracks in Folsom.

The fire was contained to about a half-acre and was out before 6:30 p.m., according to emergency personnel on the scene.

Responding to the fire were the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, and the Collings Lakes and Newtonville volunteer fire companies.

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EVFC Incident #76 09/18/2015 at 7:11am - 4318 White Horse Pike for an Motor Vehicle Accident

IncidentsCalled out for an overturned vehicle. On arrival, driver was out of the vehicle and ok. Cut battery cables and stood by until tow truck removed vehicle.
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EVFC Incident #75 09/17/2015 at 4:41am - Route 30 and Wharton Park Blvd for an Motor Vehicle Accident

IncidentsReceived a call for a motor vehicle accident. Arrived on scene and found the passengers were out of the vehicle. Rescue 16-2 provided lighting to search for the driver that was hiding in the woods while Engine 16-3 searched with the Thermal Imaging Camera. Held traffic so the tow truck operator could remove the vehicle and cleared the scene.
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EVFC Incident #74 09/10/2015 at 3:48am - 4425 Absecon Rd for a Smoke Investigation

IncidentsCalled for the report of the smell of smoke in the house. Checked whole house with thermal camera. Recalled Station 161. No smoke or heat found. Only the strong odor of a pungent woodland creature (aka Skunk). All station 160 units were clear at 4:16am

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