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. Thank you for visiting collingswoodfire.com.


Keith A. Davis Jr.


Chief of Department





   


 

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.

   


 

Fireworks are Illegal

Monday, June 30, 2014  In the State of New Jersey it is illegal to possess, use or sell fireworks. This includes small fire crackers and even sparklers. The Collingswood Police Department along with the Collingswood Fire Department will be ramping up enforcement during the holiday week. Anyone that is caught using or possessing fireworks is subject to prosecution. There will be patrols in Knight Park and Newton Lake to ensure that no one is using personal fireworks during the festivities on July 4th. Fireworks are explosives, and can hurt and even kill. The also start numerous fires during this holiday period. Please do not attempt to use any and come enjoy the free firework display that Collingswood hosts. If you wish to report the use of fireworks, please call the non-emergent police phone at (856)854-1901. For emergencies contact 9 1 1.

   


 

July Smoke Detector Program

Monday, June 30, 2014  The crews will be out on the following streets during the month of July to offer residents free smoke detectors and installation and also to check the home for any potential fire safety issues. We can also offer recommendations on fire escape plans and answer any questions you may have about fire safety or the fire department. This is also a great way to get to know your local firefighter/EMTs. Ventnor Ave. N. Vineyard Blvd. S. Vineyard Blvd. Virginia Ave. Washington Ave Unit Block of E. Wayne Tr.

   


 

Fire Prevention at Daycare

Thursday, June 12, 2014   On June 12th, 2014 the B platoon performed a fire prevention demo at the Head Start Daycare on Collings Ave during their safety day.  The children toured the Squad Company and learned about all the tools.  

     



 

Squad 16 operates at Crystal Lake Diner Fire

Sunday, June 1, 2014   Squad 16 was dispatched on the All Hands box in Westmont at the Crystal Lake Diner.  The crew from Collingswood operated in the basement with companies from Westmont.  The evacuation tones were sounded due to conditions inside the building. Multiple hand lines were placed in operation in a defensive operation.  The fire escalated to a 2nd alarm bringing in additional companies.  Crews from Westmont, Collingswood, Audubon, Cherry Hill, West Collingswood Heights and Bellmawr operated at the fire.  No injuries were reported. 

--Photos provided by Rich Moulder

     



 

Free Smoke Detectors and Home Safety Checks

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Continuing with the Collingswood Fire Department's community outreach and our goal to visit every household in town and offer to install smoke detectors free of charge, the crews will be on the following streets in June: 1100 block of Stokes Ave., E. and W. Summerfield Aves.,Tatem Ave. and Sloan Ave All members will be in uniform and carrying an official Collingswood Fire Department ID and have a marked piece of apparatus with them. We will offer to check your home for any fire safety hazards and install and check your smoke alarms free of charge. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Lt. Ed Glaze. eglaze2@collingswood.com

   


 

Trees and Wires Down

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Last night crews responded during the rain storm to a tree limb that had fallen and taken some power lines down. Crews notified the electric company to respond and secured the area. Once the power lines were secured the crews utilized chain saws to remove the debris from the roadway.

   


 

Motor Vehicle Accident

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Squad and BLS 16 responded to Rt. 130 for a single vehicle accident that struck the Jersey barrier. Crews arrived to find a vehicle with heavy front end damage. The vehicle was secured and debris was removed from the roadway. The driver refused medical treatment.

   


 

M.V.A on Dwight

Monday, May 26, 2014   Squad 16, BLS 16, ALS and Police were dispatched on Dwight Ave for a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival Police asked for an urgent response for E.M.S for a motorcycle vs. tree with a occupant down.  EMS transported the injured driver to an area hospital. 

   


 
 
 

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