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
Monday, July 13, 2015
A building fire was dispatched in Pennsauken at 7650 Kaighns Ave. Pennsauken Command reported heavy fire conditions from a warehouse behind the PUB. Squad 16 (B Platoon) arrived minutes after the Pennsauken Engine and completed the hose lay to the hydrant. The crew also deployed a back up line and assisted in fire suppression. The fire was knocked down and placed under control with no injuries to firefighters. Photos provided by Pennsauken Fire Department
Thursday, July 9, 2015
As heavy rain and strong winds swept through town, trees and wires fell on to the street. Crews were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Browning Road for a tree that fell and split a telephone in half. Crews arrived to find the transformer laying in the street with wires down. The area was secured as crews awaited the arrival of PSEG to secure the power.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Squad 16 along with the Camden County Fire Marshal performed the First Light Check the day after the fireworks. Crews walk the entire lake area to check for shells that did not go off from the Firework show. Once the area is cleared and deemed safe, the roadway is cleaned and opened to the public.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
As most of the town gathered in the area of the High School to enjoy the fireworks with their families, your firefighters were working behind the scenes to keep everything safe. Squad 16, BLS 16 along with Westmont's Engine and Ladder were all in position for emergencies. Crews secured the area where the fireworks were lit and kept watch on all the houses directly around the launching area for falling debris.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
On June 21st just before 8am shift change the Collingswood Fire Department was called to the Cooper River for a water rescue with a report of an occupant in a submerged vehicle. Crews arrived to find by-standers and Collingswood PD Officers in the water by the submerged vehicle which was approximately 75' from shore. Squad 16 crew members, from B and C platoons, donned their Mustang suits and entered the water to assist in the rescue. They arrived at the vehicle as CPD Officer Cavanaugh removed the occupant from the seat belt and out of the vehicle. Squad 16 rescuers then took the patient from the officer and to the shore where they started life saving treatment. Westmont Fire and EMS arrived and the patient was turned over to Westmont EMS for transport to the hospital. Squad 16 members then returned to the vehicle to do a secondary search to ensure there was no other occupants. If not for the actions of the public witnesses, Collingswood Police and Collingswood Fire the outcome for this incident would surely have been less favorable for the victim who is expected to make a full recovery.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Ladder 16 responded on a house fire in Camden City on the 1000 block of S.6th Street. Camden units reported heavy smoke and fire with extension into the two attached houses. Ladder 16 placed ground ladders and assumed the role of the R.I.T
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Collingswood Fire Department has accomplished a program that has spanned over a decade and three Department Chiefs. As the result of a horrific fire in 2000 that took the lives of a 6 year old and his father, the department started a program to get smoke detectors into every home in Collingswood. The program started out with the firefighters delivering pizza from local restaurants and installing detectors while we were at the homes. It evolved into every shift visiting 30 properties a month (90 total), and offering a free home safety inspection and free smoke detector or battery installation. We can now say that through the "Nicky's Block Inspection Program" we have visited every home in Collingswood to offer this service. It is a great accomplishment and one that we have not heard happening in any other town. If you are a resident of Collingswood and would like us to come out and provide free detectors or home safety inspection, please contact us.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
This Sunday it is time to set your clocks one hour ahead. It is a great time to also change the batteries in your smoke detectors to ensure that they will always operate in a time of need. Also, take the time to check your detectors and practice home fire drills with your families. We recommend a smoke detector on every level of the home and in every bedroom. It is also highly recommended that you have a carbon monoxide detector outside of your bedrooms. If you need assistance with any of these issues or do not have smoke detectors in your home, please call our station and we will come out and install them free of charge and assist you with any questions or help you may need to ensure everyone is fire safe!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 04:08
Crews arrived at a reported apartment fire on Wayne Terrace to find smoke showing. Engine 16 stretched a handline and as they made entry the room flashed over and vented out of the windows. Squad 5-1 secured a water supply, Engine 1132 stretched a line to the second floor unit and Ladder 15-1 laddered the building and vented. All the occupants made it out of the units unharmed and one firefighter was treated at the hospital for a minor injury. The fire was brought under control quickly with no extension to the other units. Mutual Aid was provided by Westmont, Pennsauken, Gloucester City and Cherry Hill.
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