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Fire Fighter II Live Propane Drill

EVFC NewsStephen Sperlak Jr recently attended a Live Propane Drill at the Atlantic County Fire Academy as part of his Fire Fighter II Training. Steve graduated Fire Fighter I in January 2008. Steve is a Mullica Twp employee and is a day time fire fighter.















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Incident #23 Structure Fire - Hammonton

IncidentsThe Elwood Fire Company was called out on April 8th at 2:00am for a fully involved structure fire at 36 Oak rd in Hammonton. Tanker 16-5 responded with a full crew to the scene to supply water and manpower. Engine 16-3 responded to the Hammonton High School to act as a water supply to incoming tankers. All units were clear at 4:19am.













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Live Propane Burn Drill at Hammonton

EVFC NewsThe Elwood Fire Company attended a Live Propane Drill at the Hammonton Fire Company #2 on Monday night. After a class on propane and it's properties, we worked as two - six man teams to suppress the burning propane and shut off the valve supplying propane to the fire.













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From The Hammonton News: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Hammonton Fire Department conducted a joint training exercise April 7 with the Elwood Fire Company. The topic of this exercise was propane firefighting and the unique challenges it presents. This drill was made possible through cooperation with Allen's Propane of Hammonton and instructors from the Alloway Fire Department in Salem County, NJ. With roughly 50 firefighters attending, a live fire exercise was held simulating a propane tank on fire. The drill lasted approximately four hours with firefighters receiving a variety of both classroom and practical training.

"With Suburban and Allens both in Hammonton along the border with Mullica we need to identify potential hazards. Once we identify these hazards we prepare through planning and training." said Chief Michael Ruberton. "We have a long-standing working relationship with Elwood and with Chief Tomasco's help we were able to get Allen's to donate the equipment necessary to perform the drill".

Allen's propane supplied both manpower and equipment to facilitate this drill as a part of their ongoing commitment to Hammonton and South Jersey as a whole.

The Fire Department has several training events scheduled for spring and summer, including an April trip to the Tony Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township for two live fire exercises.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the Hammonton Fire Department or interested in volunteering can go online to www.hammononfiredept.com or call (609) 567-4300, ext. 390.
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Incident #22: Structure Fire

IncidentsThe Mullica Twp Fire Companies were called on April 5th at 12:14pm to 2212 Elwood rd in Sweetwater for a possible structure fire. Sweetwater's E-16-33 arrived along with Tanker-16-5, E-16-3 and support 16-1. All other units were recalled. They found a electrical fire underneath the sideing on the out side of the house. The electric was turned off and the fire was put out. The units check for extension with the thermal camera. All units were clear at 12:54pm.













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Incident #21 - The Smell of Smoke

IncidentsThursday, March 27th at 7:52am at 3816 White Horse Pike for the report of the smell of smoke. On arrival E-16-3 found a shorted out power strip. They removed the hazard and checked for extension. All units were clear at 8:35pm
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Incident # 20 Transformer / Traffic Detail

IncidentsWednesday March 26th at 8:50pm for the report of a transformer fire in the area of 305 Weymouth rd. Engine 16-3 responded with a crew of 6 and found on arrival a power outage along Elwood/Weymouth rd and the traffic light out at Rt 30 & Elwood rd. Tanker 16-5 responded with a crew of 4 and stood by at 305 Weymouth rd due to odd electrical fluctuation in the residents. E-16-3 assisted the Mullica Police at Rt30 & Elwood rd with traffic until the electric company arrived and restored power to the area and traffic light. All units were clear at 10:26pm.
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