After 17 years of service, 3000+ incident responses, and a multitude of serious mechanical and safety issues, our 2001 Dodge Durango has long exceeded its life operating with the Vincent Fire Company and was placed out of service indefinitely. We are pleased to welcome its recently delivered replacement, a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, which was acquired through a State of New Jersey cooperative agreement. We are looking forward to many years of service from this vehicle ensuring our responders are safe while protecting the residents of Southampton Township.
As the tradition continues, members are spending their Saturday morning at the station cleaning our apparatus in preparation for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday through Vincentown. This time every year we pull everything out of each compartment and give the trucks a thorough cleaning both inside and out which helps to prolong their service life. While several members are working on cleaning, a crew is also staffing Rescue Engine 1711 for the Tabernacle Memorial Day parade held this morning.
Over the past two weeks our volunteers have spent time training with Medford Township Department of Fire & EMS on Aviation Response and Rescue Awareness.
Tonig...ht we reviewed civilian and military aircraft found in the airspace over South Jersey alongside crews from Union Fire Company #1 - Medford, NJ, Taunton Fire Company, Medford EMS, Vincent Fire Company, Lumberton Fire Company, and Westampton Township Emergency Services
Thank you to our brothers and sisters in Medford for offering this training opportunity as well as to South Jersey Regional Airport and Tailspinners for hosting us this evening. #TRStraining #bluecrew #RescueEMS
Rescue Engine 1711 and Utility 1718 handled this Motor vehicle crash today. We're thankful that none of the children were injured and the other drivers had no major injuries.
A Ford truck, Lexus, Mustang and Medford Lakes School District school bus collided at the intersection of North Main Street and Route 206 at a...round 9:11 a.m. this morning.
35 Medford Lakes students were on the school bus at the time of the crash, all from grades 6, 7 and 8. All are Okay.
Just after 2:30am this morning Tender 171 was dispatched into Pemberton Township for a working house fire. Tender 1716 with a crew of 6 along with Chief 1710 responded on the incident. Once on location 1716's chauffeur worked to setup a water supply to the first arriving units. The rest of the crew split in half and went to the roof where they used an assortment of saws to cut through multiple layers of roofing while the other half of the crew went interior to open up ceilings and extinguish hot spots. Vincentown units cleared shortly after 5am. #vincentfire171
The Vincent Fire Company will be participating in this event tomorrow night at 9pm. Please show your support as we remember those from the Fire and EMS Services that took their own lives.
Shortly after 6pm this evening the volunteers of Tabernacle Rescue Squad were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident report at Rt. 206 and Cramer Road. Our se...cond rig responded, as our duty crew was handling another call. 4300 (Tabernacle Fire) arrived and reported the one patient to be heavily entrapped and upgraded the assignment to a Rescue. Rescue Engine 1711 (Vincent Fire Company) was requested as they were already on the street for an unfounded accident in their township.
Rescue 4399 and 1711 arrived almost simultaneously along with 4312. Crews from 4399 and 1711 worked together to extricate the patient. The crew of 4312 pulled a hose line and stood by to provide fire protection for the rescue crews. 1723 (Hampton Lakes Vol Fire Co) provided a LZ which was luckily not needed.
1783 (Hampton Lakes Emergency Squad) responded as our 4th ambulance while our duty crew returned to the scene from the hospital. Shamong EMS responded to another dispatch in our township that our duty crew eventually handled after being released from the accident scene. Virtua paramedics and command staff also responded.
We thank these mutual aid units for their assistance as your volunteers worked to handle 3 simultaneous calls in the township including the rescue assignment. #RescueEMS #teamwork #hometownsquad #bluecrew
**Happening now**. Rescue Engine 1711 is currently in-service extricating a patient from a motor vehicle crash on Route 206 in Tabernacle Township along with units from Tabernacle.