Sunday, March 8, 2015 Matt Cahillane of Firefighters Support Services met with Emergency Management Coordinator Al Silbaugh and Lieutenant Jim Schmidt at the Fire House and donated a new Thermal Imaging Camera. The Fire Company would like to thank them very much for the new camera. With budget restrictions and the need for new equipment their donation will allow us to continue to provide quality service to the community as well as offer our fir fighters the best equipment available to perform their duties safely and effectively.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Each year the members are put through an SCBA refresher course of the Scott Air Packs. Capt. Bates had all members take a written test and after wards began the mandatory requirements to be certified to use the packs. This evenings drill members need to put all there gear on and pack up under 2 minutes. Then they used the Keiser sled to practice using tools with the air in service as well as climb some stairs. Another drill is scheduled later to have members do search in smoke trailer and climb 75 foot ladder.
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Sunday, February 15, 2015 2:18am Dist 21 and 17 dispatched for dwelling on Billingsport Rd. Deputy Chief Fisler reported chimney fire. After further investigation fire had moved into the walls he then informed county to put an all hands working. Rit 25 and dist 18 came in for more manpower while westville and east greenwhich covered the town. Firefighters opened the walls and extinguished the fire with little damage to the dwelling.
Monday, February 9, 2015 Nick Berez, Awareness Advocate for mesothelioma cames accross our website and forwarded a link for fightfighters. His letter is as written. I came across the Gibbstown Fire Department while researching established firefighter support groups. My father has been a firefighter my entire life, he is the single most remarkable and hardworking man I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The work that your department has put forth on a daily basis for over a century is admirable and something that does not receive enough praise. That’s why I’ve made it my goal to personally reach out and help spread cancer awareness for firefighters. My organization is a donor of the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Fund and I appreciate to no end the wealth of information and resources that your department has provided for the community of Gibbstown! I’m part of the awareness advocate team at the Mesothelioma Group. Firefighters face the risk of exposure to asbestos every day in their line of work. Asbestos is a deadly material commonly used in older homes, which can be found in the insulation, roofing, and even flooring. When a fire occurs, asbestos particles become active and are kicked up into the air putting firefighters at additional risk. Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase firefighters’ mesothelioma awareness, improving survival rates for firefighters and other victims of mesothelioma cancer. I’m pleased to see you are actively promoting mesothelioma awareness in your Public Awareness section located at http://www.gibbstownfire.com/link/index. However I noticed you don’t have any resources relating specifically to firefighters and mesothelioma. Due to the fact that asbestos exposure and mesothelioma are still a growing concern for firefighters, I believe our specific Mesothelioma and Firefighters page at http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/firefighters/ would be a valuable addition. Here we provide step-by-step guidance, firefighter safety-tips and support, all for free. Do you mind including our group as well? We’re a small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families. Firefighters face the risk of asbestos exposure every day in their line of work. Asbestos is a material commonly used in older homes, which can be found in the insulation, roofing, and even flooring. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can cause many diseases, the most serious of which is mesothelioma, a very deadly cancer that attacks the lungs, abdomen, and heart. So, when a fire occurs, asbestos particles become active and are kicked up into the air putting firefighters at additional risk. Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase firefighters’ mesothelioma awareness, improving survival rates for firefighters and other victims of mesothelioma cancer. Thank you, Nick Berez
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Chief Chew instructed a pump class for members of both the Gibbstown Fire Department and the Thorofare Fire Department. The class was held at Gibbstown Fire Department’s Headquarters. This drill is presented to members annually to refresh their knowledge on the make-up and operations of the pumps on the apparatus