A welcome message from the Chief of Department

Welcome to the Collingswood Fire Department's official website. This website was established to better serve our residents, visitors and merchants. The information displayed on this site was created to give you better access and transparency into our department and services. It is also an avenue to get useful information to protect you and your family. Please explore the website and don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns. Also, we encourage you to sign our guest book and join our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Thank you for visiting collingswoodfire.com.

Keith A. Davis Jr.

Chief of Department



M.V.A on Rt. 130

Thursday, September 25, 2014   Squad 16 and BLS 16 responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Rt. 130 in the construction area  shortly after 10 p.m. Crews reported a single vehicle that struck the parked Backhoe.  BLS 16 treated the occupant of the vehicle.  Squad 16 crew worked to clear the debris from the highway.  



Free Smoke Detectors

Friday, September 5, 2014  The Collingswood Fire Department will be visiting homes on Woodlawn Avenue and Woodlawn Terrace up to the 300 block this month. They will be offering to install free smoke detectors and check the house for any potential safety hazards and assist you in making a fire safety plan for your family. The firefighters will be in uniform and carrying Borough of Collingswood ID badges and have a marked fire truck with them.



Girl Scouts Donate Stuffed Animals to the Fire Department

Tuesday, September 2, 2014  Girl Scout Troop #30514 collected hundreds of stuffed animals from students at the Tatem and Zane North Elementary Schools in town. The girls scouts then donated the stuffed animals to an organization in Africa and a Family Success Center in Clementon, NJ. They also donated two cases of stuffed animals to the Collingswood Fire Department. The fire department will then give out the stuffed animals to children who suffer a loss of their stuffed animals due to fire and also to sick or scared children that we transport to the hospital. The stuffed animals are a great tool to help comfort the scared children. This hits close to home for the girls scouts, who has a member that suffered a fire in her home and lost her stuffed animals. Thank you to the girl scouts for organizing such a wonderful thing. Fiona Basewitz, Grace Janco and Lila DiMasi and scout leader Sarah Pepper!



B Shift Training

Thursday, August 14, 2014  On Thursday the B Platoon utilized an acquired vehicle for training. Crews trained on a overturned vehicle and worked with cribbing and stabilizing struts to stabilize a vehicle on its side. Crews respond to motor vehicle accidents in town with vehicles found in these positions.



August Safety Checks

Thursday, August 7, 2014  The fire department will be in the following neighborhoods to offer installation of smoke alarms, change batteries, check your home for fire hazards and answer any questions you may have for the fire department. The firefighters will be in uniform with identification and have a marked vehicle with them. If you have any questions, contact the fire department. E. Wayne Terrace W. Wayne Terrace Wesley Avenue White Horse Pike Whitman Avenue



Hazard Mitigation Planning Underway

Wednesday, July 30, 2014  Currently, we are participating with the County Office of Emergency Management to update the municipality’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The original plan was adopted several years ago and needs to be updated to maintain eligibility for certain federal grants as well as make sure we are working together to reduce the risk from natural disasters and hazards to the extent possible. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please visit the project website at http://nj4hmp.com. The website includes current information and also will allow you to submit any comments or questions.



Squad 16 battles fully involved vehicle

Sunday, July 27, 2014   Squad 16 (B Platoon) was dispatched to the Heights of Collingswood parking lot shortly before midnight for a report of a vehicle fire.  The crew arrived to find a vehicle fully involved.  The vehicle was extinguished with no reported injuries.  



Attention Collingswood Resident! Are you Register Ready in case of a major emergency?

Friday, July 25, 2014  What is the NJ Special Needs Registry?

The NJ Special Needs Registry is designed to help emergency responders locate and safely evacuate people who could find it difficult to help themselves in the event of a major disaster, such as a hurricane.

Who should register?

You (or someone on your behalf) should register if you may find it difficult to get to safety with family or friends, or to a public safety shelter during an emergency evacuation, because of a physical or cognitive limitation, language barrier, or lack of transportation.

Who sees registry information?

You will only be asked for information necessary to get you to the safest place possible, if you have no other means available. The NJ Special Needs Registry complies with all laws to protect your privacy and confidential information. Our only goal is to keep you and your loved ones safe. First Responder and Emergency Management Personnel from the Borough will have access to this information in order to better serve you in case of an emergency

How can I register?

There are a couple options:

- Log onto NJ Register Ready and follow the simple instructions.
-Call 2-1-1, toll-free, and register over the phone
Thank you from the Collingswood Office of Emergency Management



Fireworks Celebration

Friday, July 4, 2014  Parking, traffic changes for Collingswood’s Independence Day celebrations The Borough of Collingswood is making changes to road and traffic closures during its annual 4th of July fireworks display. The show officially takes place on Friday, July 4 at the Collingswood High School stadium (424 Collings Ave) but can be viewed from multiple points in the town. Crowds often gather at Knight Park to view the show as well. “In the last few years we have seen a huge influx of spectators for our show,” said Collingswood Police Chief Richard Sarlo. “We’re making some adjustments to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible and we’re able to reach people that need our help during emergencies.” No cars will be permitted in Knight Park on the 4th of July. An increase of cars in the last few years has made leaving the park very dangerous for pedestrians after the show. Spectators are welcome to gather to watch the display in the park, but there will be no park access for any vehicles. Knight Park will be closed to traffic beginning at noon on July 4. Parking will be available and free at the Scottish Rite parking lot (315 White Horse Pike) and the LumberYard garage public lot (entrance on Atlantic Ave between Collings Ave and Powell Lane). Additional closures include the area around Collingswood High School: Collings Ave from Everett Ave to Bettlewood Ave Bettlewood Ave from Collings Ave to Newton Lake Drive Newton Lake Drive from Bettlewood Ave to Everett Ave Everett Ave from Collings Ave to Newton Lake Drive “These closures give police and fire personnel clearance in the case of emergencies,” said Fire Chief Keith Davis. “With more people coming to our event than ever, it’s key that we have a well prepared traffic strategy.” Road closures begin at noon. Borough officials are encouraging residents to walk to festivities. Collingswood’s fireworks display includes live music from band To The Max at the High School stadium. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; Show starts at 8 p.m. Fireworks kick off at approximately 9:15 p.m. Under State law, no personal fireworks, including sparklers, are allowed. For questions regarding parking and closures for Independence Day call 856-854-0720 x125.



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