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HAPPENING NOW: JOIN NASA AS THEY LIVE STREAM THE ECLIPSE IN THE LINK BELOW!!!
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage starts at noon ET/9am PT on Aug 21. Watch it live here on NASA's Facebook page or on your TV with the Facebook video app, available in major TV app stores. #Eclipse2017 ... See MoreSee Less
Gibbstown Volunteer Fire Company added 17 new photos.
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A big part of the fire service is that we are expected to be ready for anything. Tonight, twenty members drilled on chemical spills.
First, members practiced putting on Tychem HazMat suits, to protect them from exposure.
Next they simulated a response to a call with unknown chemicals leaking from drums that fell off a truck and was struck by a vehicle.
Chief Fisler arrived and established a hot zone based off the wind direction, size of the leak and the chemical in the leaking drum. (The UN number on the barrel label was used to identity it).
A team used the plug kit to slow the leak, while air monitoring was done and a decontamination area was set up. After they finished, one of our members simulated a medical emergency in the hot zone.
The stand by team then proceeded in and performed a rescue using the SKED. Afterward, members practiced using various pieces of the plug kit.
Thanks to the members who worked hard tonight and to Deputy Chief Doak for arranging the drill. ... See MoreSee Less
Great drill learned something new!
This training is so important. Thanks to all who took the time to take the training.
TONIGHT ONLY! MOVIE AT MEMORIAL PARK
- At 8:00p, tonight only, please head to the Memorial Avenue Park to watch a FREE movie on a large screen. The movie will be "The Secret Life of Pets" and the weather will make tonight a beautiful one for your personal family to join the township family at our local park. So hurry up and pop the pop corn! ... See MoreSee Less
Melanie Anderson Szymborski
GVFC NOW EQUIPPED TO FIGHT NEW CAR TECHNOLOGY
- With the research by Chief Fisler and Captain Bates, in addition to the support of the Greenwich Township Mayor and Council, the Gibbstown Fire Company was able to take a much need step forward toward mitigating emergencies involving motor vehicle crashes. As technology in vehicles rapidly advances from computer based programs and other safety features, so do the metals that protect the occupants. Metals are getting stronger and stronger as new vehicles role off of the production lines causing existing extrication tools to fail when it comes to strength and cutting capabilities.
The Gibbstown Fire Company just purchased and received a brand new Hurst Cutter that will allow us to quickly and effectively extricate victims from motor vehicle crashes. With several extrications performed every year Chief Fisler and Captain Bates realized the need for the new tool. The cutter is similar in size to our last, which will still be available on the apparatus for use, but will be several times stronger and more effective. As we hope we never have to use it, we do train regularly incase a situation arises. The department would like to thank all who supported this great purchase for the safety of the best residents on earth, the residents of Greenwich Township. ... See MoreSee Less
Best wishes on being able to work efficiently! Blessings
Good job! Best of luck!
Good to know. 👌