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





   


 

2014 Fire Department Toy Drive

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

taurig@collingswood.com or by calling the firehouse 856-854-1043 x366

Last year we were able to provide for 32 children from town. 



   


 

Squad 16 operates on garage in Oaklyn

Tuesday, November 25, 2014   Squad 16 was dispatched in Oaklyn as part of the task force for a garage fire.  Squad 16 and the Chief arrived with a garage fully involved.  Squad 16 secured a water supply and went into operation with a 1 3/4" hand line. A 2nd line was placed in operation by Oaklyn.  A total collapse occurred which leveled the garage.  Fire was knocked down and placed under control.  No injuries reported.  

     



 

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Tuesday, November 25, 2014  As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, here are some safety tips to keep in mind: • When cleaning your oven and using the self-cleaning option, make sure that you pre-clean your oven of any excess grease and debris. When the self-cleaning option is used it locks the door and it cannot be open until it cools down. Excess grease and debris can ignite, causing a fire. • Never leave the home and keep a close eye while cooking the turkey. • Ensure that there is not any combustible materials on or near the stove. • If you have a grease fire do not put water on it, as this will make it spread. Try to cover the pan with a lid by sliding it over the pan to smother it out. Always call 911 immediately when there is a fire and get out of the house. • When cooking with a gas stove, ensure that there is proper ventilation in the home. Cooking for long periods could cause carbon monoxide to build in the home. • Ensure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. Have a safe and happy holiday and your fire department is always on duty to answer your questions, or respond in an emergency!!

   


 

Squad 16 operates at Gloucester City 2nd Alarm

Friday, November 21, 2014   Squad 16 was dispatched as part of Task Force 5 in Gloucester City for a dwelling.  Gloucester City crews arrived with a 1 1/2 story single family dwelling with heavy fire conditions and reports of an occupant trapped.  Crews went into operation with a 1 3/4" hand line to located and quickly remove the pt. from the dwelling.  Squad 16 arrived and went into operation with the back up line.  Interior crews reported fire on the first floor with extension into the attic area.  The occupant was transported to Cooper Trauma.  Fire was knocked down and placed under control.  

     



 

Vehicle Fire on Grant Ave

Thursday, November 20, 2014   Squad 16 arrived with a vehicle on fire in the driveway of the property.  The crew stretched a 1 3/4" hand line to extinguish the vehicle. No injuries were reported.




     



 

House fire on Oriental Ave

Sunday, November 16, 2014  Crews were dispatched for a reported house fire on Oriental Ave. Upon arrival companies reported a vehicle heavily involved with fire extension to the house. Squad 16 secured a water supply and placed a hand line in operation as mutual aid companies arrived. A back up line was placed in operation for fire conditions on the first floor as searches for occupants in the house were negative. The fire was knocked down and placed under control with no reported injuries.

     



 

Change your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Thursday, October 30, 2014   A friendly reminder.  When you change your clocks this weekend, don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.  Working smoke alarms save lives.  Contact the Fire Department if you need assistance.  856-854-1043x0

   


 

Donation Information for Fire Victims

Thursday, October 30, 2014  There are several groups from town assisting the family from town involved in the fire yesterday on Crestmont Terrace.   We would like to pass along the information we  obtained from the family for assistance.

The contact information we received for donations is:




 Sun Bank,

Siebel Family Fire Fund

Attn: Cindy Hill,

856-858-1776

   


 

Collingswood Fire Poster Contest Winners

Thursday, October 30, 2014   The Collingswood Fire Department would like to thank everyone who participated in the Fire Prevention poster contest.  "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives, Test Yours Every Month!"

The posters were hung on display during Fire Prevention/Public safety night in the firehouse.  A total of 160 students participated in this years contest.

WINNERS 

Mark Newbie

3rd grade- Jailynn Ortiz

4th grade - Robert Fox 

5th grade - Meghan Miraglia




Sharp 

3rd-5th Mackenzie Goldman

K-8th- Nicky Carlin




Zane North

3rd grade- Matthew Day

4th grade- Nicole Lewandowski

5th grade- Muriel Celia




Tatem

3rd grade- Lydia Anderson

Each winner will receive a certificate. 

The overall winner is Robert Fox. Robert will receive two tickets to Clementon Park& Splash World.  He will also receive a pizza party for his entire class with the Fire Department.  His poster will be sent to the County level for judging. 

The Collingswood Fire Department would like to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone for participating. 

   


 
 
 

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