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Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Company added 9 new photos.
2 days ago
Early morning Motor Vehicle Crash:
Around 4 am the station and County BLS were dispatched for a 2 vehicle crash at the intersection of Harmony Rd. and the 295 on ramp.
As Chief Fisler was responding, GTPD confirmed entrapment of one patient. This upgraded the assignment and added another County ambulance along with an ALS unit.
2118 and its crew were ordered to stabilize the vehicle and start by removing the front driver side door. Needing more room, 2118s crew then proceeded to remove the rear door and the “B” post.
The crew then assisted with transferring the patient to the County BLS.
Station was in service for about 30 minutes. ... See MoreSee Less
Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Company added 7 new photos.
2 days ago
BACK TO THE ROPES
- Members drilled on confined space again this week to gain more proficiency in their skills. The drill was held in the Gibbstown Training Trailer where members performed vertical entry to rescue a manikin then used rope to raise and lower the victim. Great job by all. ... See MoreSee Less
Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Company added 4 new photos.
5 days ago
Alarm System at Red Carpet Inn: around 8 am this morning the Station was dispatched for an alarm at the hotel.
Chief Fisler arrived to find the building partially evacuated and met with the manager. While checking the zones indicated on the panel, he found a light smoke condition in the hallways.
He and an officer from the GTPD proceeded to remove the remaining occupants and exited the building.
2116s crew then entered and used the Thermal Imaging Camera to check the areas. Engine 1911 was requested for additional manpower and the main was set up for roof access.
After not finding anything on the inside, a crew went to the roof to inspect the HVAC unit.
The unit was seized and apparently pushed smoke into the hallways.
The Station was in service for approximately 1 hour.
Thanks to Greenwich Township Police Dept. @ East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue for their help. ... See MoreSee Less
is that the old Motel 6?
Needs to be taken over and used for the original vocational training program. We need students to be able to learn the trades.
Yeah the trade of demolition
Things an eye sore to this town
1 week ago
GVFD and it’s members love serving our community and it’s residents, but we love seeing everybody be safe even more! So to help, we’re going to be putting out some helpful fire safety tips every week.
If you have some good fire safety tips, feel free to put them in the comments or send us a message and we can be sure to share it!
While portable household fire extinguishers are not designed or intended to fight a large or spreading fire, knowing how to properly operate one may prove vital in the event of a small fire.
With proper training, the right portable fire extinguisher can enable you to control a containable fire until the fire department arrives, helping protect your property.
Before The Fire:
Select the most appropriate size and type of fire extinguisher(s) for your home. We recommend no smaller than a 1A10BC rated extinguisher.
Choose the largest fire extinguisher you can physically handle.
Read all the directions. Know how to use the extinguisher.
Mount the extinguisher near the exit door. The most likely area for a fire in your home is the kitchen.
To Fight A Small Fire:
Make sure everyone else is leaving the home.
Make sure someone is calling the fire department from outside.
Obtain the extinguisher and start with your back to the exit making sure the fire does not block your escape.
Start 6-8 feet away from the fire.
Remember the word PASS:
Pull the pin out to unlock the operating lever.
Aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.
Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
Sweep from side to side, back and forth along the base of the fire, moving closer
carefully until all the flames are out or the extinguisher is emptied.
Watch the fire area. If the fire reignites, continue the process. If the fire does not go out quickly, or if you feel at risk in any way, leave immediately, closing doors as you leave and let the fire department handle it.
After The Fire:
Even if you believe the fire is out, have the fire department inspect your home to look for hidden hot spots that could flare up later. ... See MoreSee Less
Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Company shared their photo.
1 week ago
HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY!
- The Gibbstown Fire Company's 1938 Diamond T has recently turned 80 YEARS OLD. The truck has several fires under her belt during her younger years but now serves as a parade piece. If you haven't seen this truck yet stay tuned as it could be coming to an event near you soon! ... See MoreSee Less