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
Friday, February 20, 2015
you know your flood risk? Local and County officials are hosting a Flood Risk
Open House to provide citizens in Camden
County with an opportunity to learn more about newly updated flood maps,
known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). Both Camden County and community
officials, as well as NJDEP and FEMA representatives, will be on hand to
answer citizens’ questions about the updated maps, the mapping process, flood
risk, and flood insurance.
County will hold this Open House at the Camden
County Boathouse, 7050 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 on Wednesday, March
25th, 2015. There will be no
formal presentations, so please stop by the event anytime between the hours of
4PM - 8PM.
addition, Gloucester County will
hold an identical public Flood Risk Open Houses on the updates. Residents and
property owners of Camden County can feel free to attend this event if they
miss the one in Camden:
· Thursday, March 26th, 2015,
4PM- 8PM, at the Paulsboro Fire House, 1502 Swedesboro Avenue,
Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Residents are encouraged to
bring their flood insurance policy and/or elevation certificates to the meeting
in order to get the most accurate information regarding how the new flood maps
will affect them. Residents will be able to locate their property on the
updated maps and view the changes as compared to the current FIRM. Once
residents view this information, they can talk to members of the flood hazard
mapping team, flood insurance specialists, and local, county, and state officials
about the maps, the process, and flood insurance.
Flooding is the number one
natural disaster in this State. It is vital for property owners to understand
their risk and take advantage of tools or programs available to them, including
flood insurance, to help reduce flooding impacts. The new maps in Camden County are an update of the
existing FIRM, which dates back over 30 years in some places. The FIRM and the
associated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) provide the basis for communicating and
identifying risk and for floodplain management measures. Camden County is required to adopt
updated maps to continue participating in the NFIP, which makes flood insurance
available to the community.
result of these map updates, some buildings in Camden County may, for the first time, be included in a high-risk
flood zone, known as the Special Flood Hazard Area, or SFHA. This may result in
those affected property owners being required to purchase flood insurance.
For more information or to
access the mapping portal where you can view the updated maps, visit http://www.region2coastal.com/preliminaryfirms .
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Snow informationWe could be seeing snow in the next couple hours in Collingswood. Below is information provided by the Borough for snow removal operations. We ask that you clear snow away from your house numbers if they become covered. Also we ask our residents to clear around the fire hydrant near your house. It will allow for faster operations in emergency situations. Thank you Collingswood’s Public Works Department works hard to maintain safe driving conditions and clear streets during a snowy weather. During inclement weather please pull cars into driveways if possible to aid plowing.Vehicles parked in the roadway cause a hindrance to the plowing operations and put plow drivers at risk for possible accidents with parked vehicles in the roadway. Please do not shovel snow back into the street when shoveling out drives and walks. It impedes plow crew efforts. Remember, property owners are responsible for clearing walks.Trash service will continue as scheduled. With public works questions please call 856-858-0533. For weather related updates, cancellations or information please stay tuned to www.collingswood.com.SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINESDepending on the duration and amount of snowfall, Borough trucks may plow your street several times. As snow rolls off our plows, it will accumulate in driveways. Please understand that this is unavoidable and it is the homeowner's responsibility to clear it. Here are some helpful hints to make "snow" business less frustrating:Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.If possible/necessary, wait until the Borough trucks have made at least two passes on your street before clearing your driveway.Shovel and/or blow snow onto the curb, not into the street.DO NOT PARK cars on the street from one hour after snow has continuously fallen until 12 hours after snow has stopped. This speeds the removal process and prevents cars from being plowed in.To insure safety of pedestrians, residents must remove snow from sidewalks following a snow fall. In the event of deep snow, please shovel around your mailbox and fire hydrants near your house – for your safety and your neighbors'.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 02:10
Squad 16 and Ladder 15-1 battled the frigid temperatures and high winds early Sunday morning to extinguish a vehicle fire that was in danger of spreading to a nearby home. The gas tank on the vehicle had ruptured spilling gasoline out under the vehicle that made it more difficult to extinguish. The crews kept it from spreading to the home. The fire is under routine investigation by the Collingswood Fire Marshal and Collingswood Police Detectives.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Firefighter/EMT Harold Mitten successfully completed his probation year in the Collingswood Fire Department. Mitten was hired December 2, 2014 as a probationary Firefighter/ EMT. Chief Davis presented him with his probationary front on a plaque.
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Collingswood and Pennsauken Fire Departments took part in the ABC Save A Life program at the Philadelphia Fire Academy. Each year 6 ABC hosts this program giving out smoke detectors to Fire Departments in the area provided by Kidde. These smoke detectors are then installed in houses throughout the community upon request. Any residents in Collingswood can call the Fire Department at 856-854-1043x0 if they are in need of a smoke detector. A total of two alarms can be given and installed. The Fire Department can also assist you with testing and changing batteries of original smoke detectors.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Squad 16 was dispatched on the Task Force for a shed fire in Gloucester City. Squad 5-1 and the Battalion arrived on location with a 2 story 20x20 shed heavily involved. Squad 16 arrived as the 2nd due Squad Company and stretched a line into the dwelling to protect the exposure. The fire was knocked down and placed under control with no injuries to crews. The dwelling suffered minor damage as the siding was melted.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 15:45
Crews responded to a report of an apartment fire at a garden style apartment complex in town. Upon arrival Squad 16 and 1601 had smoke showing from a window of the apartment. Crews found a small fire in the kitchen which was quickly knocked down and brought under control.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 03:00
Squad and BLS 16 responded to an overturned vehicle on Haddon Avenue in the main district. Crews arrived to find the vehicle resting on its roof.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
4th Annual Collingswood Fire Department Toy Drive
The Collingswood Fire
Department is asking for your help in providing a magical Christmas to
some of our neighbors!
The Fire Department is
collecting new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to families in need this
Christmas Season. The toys may be
dropped off at the firehouse at 20 W.
Collings Ave until December 15. The drive is in search of toys for children
between the ages of 1-16, wrapping paper, tape and gift tags.
Collingswood residents in need can
contact Firefighter Ted Aurig at
or by calling the firehouse 856-854-1043 x366Last year we were able to provide for 32 children from town.
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