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. Thank you for visiting collingswoodfire.com.Keith A. Davis Jr.Chief of Department
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The Collingswood Fire Department is getting started with the 2013 Toy Drive. Last year we were able to provide for 18 kids, assist the Ronald McDonald house and also the XTU Toy Mountain. We are asking for new unwrapped toys for ages 1-15, wrapping paper and tape. All toys can be dropped off at the firehouse until Dec. 15. If there are any Collingswood residents that are looking for assistance please contact Ted Aurig at email@example.com or call the firehouse 856-854-1043
Friday, December 20, 2013
The Collingswood Fire Department will be escorting Santa around town starting the week of December 16th. We will begin at 6 p.m. and will be following the Borough Leaf Collection day pickup.
Friday, December 13, 2013
The Parade of Lights in Collingswood will be held Friday December 13, 2013 at 7:30 on Haddon Ave. The Collingswood’s Fire Department, neighboring Fire Departments and civic organizations will come decorated and ready to represent their groups. Trucks will compete for top honors and prizes. Santa will follow on the last truck to greet children and spectators and send season’s greetings. Organizations that would like to be involved can call the Collingswood Fire Department at 856-854-1043.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Four members of the Collingswood Fire Department along with several other members of the Camden County IAFF local teamed up to participate at the 93.3 Preston and Steve Campout for Hunger event in South Philly. Funds used from the IAFF charities fund were used to buy 10 bags of food for the donation.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Harold Mitten was sworn in to the Department Monday night at the town meeting. Harold fills the recently vacated 17th position for the Department. Harold came from Pitman where he was a volunteer firefighter in the town.
Monday, November 25, 2013
With colder weather prompting increased use of woodstoves and fireplaces in home across the state, the Department of Environmental Protection is remind New Jersey Residents to exercise caution and consideration of fellow residents and the environment when burning wood for heat. The DEP recommends the following guidelines: -- Allow wood to season for at least six months before burning it, meaning the wood should sit outdoors for at least this period of time. Seasoned wood is darker, has cracks in the end grain and sounds hollow when smacked against another piece of wood. Wood gathered after Superstorm Sandy is most likely dry enough now for proper burning but the longer the wood sits before burning, the better that the wood will burn, provided it is stored in a dry place. -- Use a wood moisture meter to test the moisture content of wood. Wood burns most efficiently when its moisture content is below 20 percent. -- Store wood, stacked neatly off the ground with the top covered to avoid rainwater. -- Start fires with newspaper and dry kindling and keep them burning hot. -- Regularly remove ashes to ensure proper airflow. -- Never burn garbage, cardboard, plastics, wrapping materials, painted materials or other materials in your stove or fireplace. -- Remember to keep anything flammable - including drapes, furniture, newspapers and books - far away from any wood-burning appliance. Keep an accessible and recently inspected fire extinguisher nearby.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Squad 16 dispatched on the initial alarm with Pennsauken units for a reported dwelling on the 3700 block of Drexel Ave. Engine 1132 arrived with fire showing from the 1 story dwelling. Squad 16 deployed the back up line and performed fire suppression. One victim was transported to the hospital for smoke and burns. Fire placed under control with no injuries.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Ladder 16 was dispatched on the 2nd Alarm on the 800 block of Pine Street early Saturday morning. Upon arrival the crew assumed responsibility as the R.I.T company until the fire was placed under control.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Squad 16 was dispatched to Pennsauken Township for a dwelling fire. The crew arrived as the 2nd due Engine and stretched a back up line to the original fire building. The crew assisted in fire extinguishment as fire extended into the attached dwelling. Two Pennsauken firefighters treated and transported to an area hosptial.
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