Welcome to Deer Park Fire Company/Rehab 13.
985 Cropwell Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
 
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April 24, 2012 - LT 1324 operating in Camden City - 9th Street


DEER PARK FIRE CO - REHAB 13 - 4TH ANNUAL YARD SALE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 
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Deer Park Fire Company - Rehab 13 is hosting its 4th annual Giant Yard Sale on Saturday September 24, 2016. The event will be held at the fire station located at 985 Cropwell Road @ Rabbit Run Road., Cherry Hill, NJ.

The hours of operation are from 0800 hrs. until 1400 hrs. Set up will begin @ 0600 hrs. Saturday morning.

The rain date is Sunday September 25, 2016 - same times.

Contact us at deerparkfire1948@verizon.net - for further information or to reserve a space. All e-mails received will be forwarded to the member handling the event and vendor registrations.

Thanks for your support present and past.

L. Colacicco - Station Chief


 
   
   
GIBBSBORO ALL HANDS LAST EVENING - REHAB 13 DISPTACHED FOR FIRE SCENE SUPPORT
Thursday, July 28, 2016 
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At 2001 hrs. the Task Force box was transmitted by Camden County Communications for the dwelling fire on W. Clementon Road in Station 681's local area (Gibbsboro). Upon arrival 6810 reported heavy smoke showing and ordered the "all hands" struck. This brought additional resources to the scene including Cascade 65 and Rehab 13 along with units from Clementon, Voorhees, Berlin Twp,Voorhees EMS, and PD units.

There was some interaction at the scene between civilians but the PD Officers handled this with no further distractions.

The first due Engine 61 (Clementon) dropped a 5" supply line and went in service with multiple hand-lines. Crews opened up and found the garage with a heavy load of combustibles making access to the fire challenging. A 2nd supply was stretched in and companies made quick work of the fire and mop up was underway upon arrival of Rehab 13 units.

Rehab 13 was toned at 2020 hrs. and responded with 9 personnel and two apparatus and went in service upon arrival with cold liquids, set up a cooling station, and provided light snack foods only.

Rehab 13 operated at the scene from 2028 hrs. until released by 6810 at 2143 hrs. to return to quarters for re-supply and clean up.

The fire is under investigation and appeared to have started in the attached garage.

No photos were taken at the scene by Rehab 13 personnel. 

This was Rehab 13's fourth run during this week. For us it's been busy.


 
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 2ND ALARM BLACKWOODS (84) LOCAL - REHAB 13 REQUESTED FOR FIREGROUND PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 
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Today at 1235 hrs. Rehab 13 was dispatched to the Blackwood Section of Gloucester Township on the 2nd alarm SFD fire on the 100 block of Lakeview Avenue.

This fire was well involved when the first call was received. Companies had a wood frame SFD fully involved and could see the column while en-route to the scene. Companies arrived and placed (2) 2 1/2" lines in service with an 1 3/4" line on the B side exposure - another wood frame SFD that was damaged from radiant heat exposure on its B side.

Shorty after arrival due to the heavy fire conditions, exposure problem, and high ambient temps C840 ordered the 2nd alarm struck bringing additional companies and manpower to the scene.

Rehab 13 and U1386 responded with 7 personnel and after gaining access to the scene set up at the end of Lakeview Ave. Rehab 13 provided cold drinks, a cooling station with two coolers and cotton towels, Sqwinchers electrolyte frozen treats, our 100% beef gourmet hot dogs, honey mustard chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, a rest room, rest and recovery area near (1385) under shade with folding chairs deployed, and a multitude of light snack and protein foods for all 1st Responders.

Rehab 13 provided services from 1333 hrs. until 1540 hrs. when released by C840. All  units returned and were re-supplied and in service by 1630 hrs. what goes on behind the scenes after an assignment is what keeps our units fully stocked and ready to go 24/7 during the year. Upon returning to quarters on Cropwell Road it usually take about an hour to clean and restock all products for the next assignment.

Photos and additional information to follow soon.


 
The fire building from the A Side
   The fire building from the A Side
Walking toward the fire building
   Walking toward the fire building
BERLIN BORO HOUSE FIRE OVERNIGHT - REHAB 13 REQUESTED FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 
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At around 0047 hrs. this morning a caller reports smoke drifting across Rt. 73 in the area of Edgewood Road. The caller reports that this may be a house fire due to visible smoke and flames that are in the distance in a large column visible in the sky.

At 0054 hrs. the caller locates and confirms that it is a house fire and Camden County Communications dispatches the Task Force assignment for the location which turns out to be on Broadview Avenue in Berlin Boro. Berlin PD were also on the scene and searching for the address of the fire.

Arriving companies report a 1 1'2 story wood frame SFD with heavy fire throughout and go in service with multiple hand-lines and establish a water supply. Searches were negative and there was damage to the D exposure (home) and vehicle parked in the driveway.

At 0115 hrs. Rehab 13 is toned out for the working fire box and responds with (2) apparatus and 5 personnel. Rehab 13 makes access from Rt. 73 at Cushman Avenue and takes a position at Broadview Avenue and Cushman Avenue. Due to the parked apparatus and AC Electric vehicles Rehab 13 sets up at the intersection and goes in service with cold liquids and a cooling station on the A side of the fire building.

Rehab 13 places the rest room facilities and places snack foods and hot coffee in service for the incident. No hot food is prepared.

Rehab 13 provided service from 0146 hrs. until 0341 hrs. when we were released by Berlin Fire Chief 2110 to return to station. All units were re-supplied and in service by 0420 hrs.

Stations on scene: Sta 21-1, 22-2, 23-2, and Engine 62, and BLS 2137. There were cover companies in place as well.

The fire origin and cause is under investigation by local and county investigators. The dwelling was not occupied at the time of the fire.

Scene photos by Capt. T. Kraft and T. Colonni of Rehab 13.


 
A side of the fire building.
   A side of the fire building.
D/A corner view of the fire building
   D/A corner view of the fire building
BORDENTOWN CITY FD REQUESTS REHAB 13 SUNDAY MORNING DURING A PRESUMED DROWNING AND BODY RECOVERY ALONG THE DELAWARE RIVER AND THE CROSSWICKS CREEK
Sunday, July 24, 2016 
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At approximately 0530 hrs. Sunday morning Burlington County dispatched the initial alarm for the Bordentown City Fire and EMS services for a person in the water. While the search began and the incident grew to numerous mutual aid companies and marine companies, Chief 6000 requested the services of Rehab 13 and were toned by Camden County at 1036 hrs.

Rehab 13, U1386, and U1388 along with the UTV responded to the staging area along the Crosswicks Creek and with 9 personnel set up to provide support for the 1st Responders on the scene.

As it was in excess of 90 degrees during the search Rehab 13 set up EZ Up shelters and provided water misters for cooling, cooling towels and a large rest area with shade, and provided cold beverages, hot food, and snack foods for the duration. Our UTC was used to deliver food and beverages to all those 1st Responders operating outside the staging area at traffic posts (Fire Police Strike Teams) to control vehicle traffic in the area.

Rehab provided service form 1130 hrs. until 1850 hrs. and returned to station to re-supply and clean up all equipment. U1386 was placed in service as a cooling station inside the large crew area for active cooling during the incident. The rest room was available on Rehab 13 for the duration.

As of this report the individual has not been recovered.

Photos by Captain T. Kraft and Apparatus driver J. Tibbetts.


 
Rehab 13 initial set up in the staging area
   Rehab 13 initial set up in the staging
      area
Local agency also set up shelter from the sun
   Local agency also set up shelter from
      the sun
SHORT HILLS S.C. FIRE OVERNIGHT, GOES TO A 2ND ALARM ASSIGNMENT - REHAB 13 NOTIFIED ON THE ALL HANDS BOX
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 
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The tones hit at 0246 for the "all hands" box located at the Short Hills complex in the 400 unit block of Evesham Road. The fire was originally located on the "B" side of the building on the exterior, and communicated to the roof/truss area of the building at the "B/C" corner.

Squrt 1341 arrived first and went to the "C" side and led off with a "blitz" monitor after establishing a supply line which was fed by Squad 13. Ladder 1334 also was assigned to the rear of the fire building. B13 requested the 2nd alarm due to the fire traveling to the 2nd floor roof/truss area.

Ladder 1324, Squrt 1351, and Squad 66 were assigned to the "A" side with help from Lawnside, Westmont, and Mount Laurel providing RIT and additional manpower. Pennsauken (11-4) supplied their cascade unit for filling SCBA and were setup next to Rehab 13 on the "A" side by the Wells Fargo Bank located in the complex. U1386 provided lighting and set up on the "A" side near Ladder 1324. Other mutual aid companies covered Cherry Hill stations during the incident from Camden and Burlington counties. Cherry Hill Fire Police were also dispatched at the all hands declaration.

Rehab 13 and U1386 arrived at 0305 hrs. and supplied liquids, hot and cold foods, a rest room, two cooling stations and lighting for the operation until daybreak.

Rehab 13 operated until 0549 hrs,. and was released from service by Battalion 13.

The fire origin and cause is under investigation by Cherry Hill Fire Department and Camden County fire investigators at this time.

This complex suffered another fire in the same building in early 2008.

Photos of the scene by L. Colacicco and Cherry Hill Fire Department members.


 
Early photo C/B corner
   Early photo C/B corner
C side view
   C side view
REHAB 13 ATTENDS THE "THANK A FIREFIGHTER PUBLIC RELATIONS EVENT AT THE CHERRY HILL LIBRARY THIS EVENING
Monday, July 11, 2016 
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Rehab 13 responded to the Cherry Hill Library this evening to attend the "Thank a Firefighter" public relations event at the Cherry Hill Library on N. Kings Highway.

Our goal was to make people aware of our role providing emergency scene support to all 1st Responder's during incidents involving fires and other incidents requiring a fire, police, or EMS response.

We are a 100% volunteer organization working within the Cherry Hill Fire Department as the Deer Park Fire Company/Rehab 13 emergency scene support unit.

Several applications were given out to potential new members during the event.

Thanks to Lt. J. Anderson and Trustee N. Anderson for handling this assignment.


 
   
   
JULY 2 TURNED OUT TO BE A BUSY DAY FOR REHAB 13
Rehab 13 set up in the parking lot at Earles Funeral home providing coffee, water, MVP, and snack foods for the attendees at Andy's viewing
   Rehab 13 set up in the parking lot at
      Earles Funeral home providing coffee,
      water, MVP, and snack foods for the
      attendees at Andy's viewing
Saturday, July 2, 2016 
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Rehab 13 had a busy day (for us) as we responded to three assignments during the time period.

1. Rehab 13 attended the viewing and services for retired Camden County Fire Marshal Anthony "Andy" Braig at the Earle Funeral Home in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township. Many of the members of the Deer Park Fire Company knew Andy and his work as a top notch fire investigator as well as the force behind the Camden County Juvenile Fire Watch program.

On a personal nature as a retired Cherry Hill Fire Department Fire Investigator, I worked on numerous fire origin and cause investigations in our first due area from 1981 forward.

Andy was a great person to work with and he will be missed by all those that knew him and worked alongside him. Andy, rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.

2. U1386 responded to Maple Shade for the annual July 4th fireworks display at the Maple Shade High School. Our light tower has been requested to provide lighting for the crowds of vehicles that leave the parking area each year after the program concludes along Coles Road. Thanks to Maple Shade's fire Chief K. Greenleigh for the invite.

3. On Saturday afternoon the City of Camden responded to a total of 13 working fires in a 48 hr. time period. At 1853 hrs. Rehab 13 was requested to respond to the unit block of Mt. Vernon Street for the row-home fire to provided support for firefighters engaged at this assignment. Rehab 13 and U1386 went to the City with a crew of 6 and provided hydration, hot foods, and the restroom during the incident. Rehab 13 was in service from 1922 hrs. until 2049 hrs. 

All fire units left the scene without an official release from service and a message came over the radio releasing Rehab 13; and at that time we took up. We are not sure who that message came from, but the fire units and mutual aid companies were assigned to another fire and left the scene.

All of the fires that day are under investigation by local and county and police officials.

No photos were taken at the scene on this assignment.


 
RESCUE ASSIGNMENT AT THE WOODCREST STATION ON THE PATCO TRACKS - CIVILIAN UNDER THE TRAIN - REHAB 13 SPECIAL CALLED TO THE SCENE
Saturday, June 25, 2016 
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At 1649 hrs. Rehab 13 was dispatched to the Woodcrest High Speed Line (Patco) for a person struck  by and pinned under a PATCO Train along the 1600 block of Atlantic Avenue in Cherry Hill.

Rescue 13 was already on a NJ Turnpike rescue involving an overturned vehicle with Station 75 Runnemede, when the Patco assignment came in. Initially, Camden Rescue 1 was dispatched to the assignment and Rescue 13 freed up from the turnpike run to handle the Woodcrest Station run.

It was determined that the individual was an obvious DOA and the assignment became a recovery operation.

Rehab 13 and U1386 responded to the scene and provided cold liquids and (2) EZ Ups to assist with the recovery of the civilian under the train.

U1386 was released from the scene and Rehab 13 remained on scene for 1.5 hrs. and was released by Cherry Hill FD Command,

Due to the nature of the incident no photos were taken of the recovery.

Camden City Rescue 1 and Cherry Hill FD Rescue 13 handled the assignment.


 
CAPTAIN TOM PARKS IS OFFICIALLY RETIRING - REHAB 13 GIVES HIME AND THE MOTOR MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL A FITTING SEND OFF
Friday, June 24, 2016 
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Today at 1130 hrs. Rehab 13 responded to 1501 Burnt Mill Road to say good bye and Good Luck to our good friend Captain Thomas Parks, Fleet Manager of the Cherry Hill Fire Department.

We arrived and set up a "rehab 13" style lunch for Tom and his staff and also the EMS crew stationed at Squad 13's quarters. The Squad and its crew were tied up in a training session and could not be there for the presentation of food and a going away gift from us. We did however leave food behind for the crew for their return to quarters.

A menu was placed on the serving window and the members has their choice of four different hot "Entrees" and all the MVP and or water that they could drink.

Photos were taken and the old and new Fleet Managers were presented with an appropriate gift. A great time was had by all.

Tom we will miss you but will never forget you time and energy in taking care of our apparatus needs and tow services for the 1939 Mack and the 2008 Jacobson Bobcat with 52" deck. Yes, it can get stuck.

Tom, best of luck to you and your wife at the lake! Don't be a stranger!

Hoping too see you soon.

Mike has it from here....

To the staff at Motor Maintenance; keep the faith and the positive attitude!

We'll be back to see you all soon.

L.E. Colacicco and Staff - Rehab 13 - Deer Park Fire Company


 
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