Welcome to Deer Park Fire Company/Rehab 13.
985 Cropwell Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
 
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Deer Park Photo of the Day

Overhaul in progress - FF Zimmerman - His dad Rich Zimmerman was a former member of Deer Park Fire Company - Millbridge Apts - Dec 12 2011


SANTA CLAUS ARRIVES IN THE OLD ORCHARD SECTION LAST NIGHT FOR A VISIT
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 
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Last evening the members of the Deer Park Fire Company/Rehab 13 were excited to accompany Santa Claus on  his annual pre-Christmas visit to the children and families of the Old Orchard section of eastern Cherry Hill - the former 1st due area for Station 13-8.

This is a time honored tradition that has been done since the 1950's in the old fire district 3 area by the Deer Park Fire Company and the Cherry Hill Fire Department.

It also special in that we are able to drive Santa around in the first fire truck placed in service by the Deer Park Fire Company that was originally purchased in 1948 from Cheltenham Township, PA company #4 - the C.H. & L. company.

The Mack is now 77 years old and still running well.

Thanks to the crew for a safe and successful evening.

See you all next year.

Photos by Lt. J. Walsh and Member J. Richartz


 
   
   
BORDENTOWN CITY 2ND ALARM ON SATRUDAY MORNING IN COLD AND WET WEATHER - REHAB 13 DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Saturday, December 17, 2016 
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The Bordentown City structure task force box was struck during the early morning of December 17, 2016 for the Municipal Garage. Arriving companies had a large commercial one story - building involved with heavy fire throughout. Companies went in service with large larges lines and master streams and a second alarm was requested.

Due to the lousy weather conditions (snow, freezing rain, wind, low temps) Rehab 13 was requested and was dispatched at 0635 hrs. Due to the weather and road conditions it took Rehab 13 units an hour to get on scene. Both Rehab 13 and U1386 responded to the scene with 6 personnel and provided hot food, beverages. a rest room, and other support during the incident.

Due to the magnitude of the fire and the extensive overhaul Rehab 13 remained on the scene from 0750 until 1324 hrs. when released by Command. rehab 13 units were back in service and re-supplied by 1500 hrs.

The fire origin and cause is under investigation by County and local officials.

Photos by Lt. J. Walsh - Rehab 13 Training Officer


 
Rehab rest and recovery area
   Rehab rest and recovery area
Fire building A side view
   Fire building A side view
FIRST FRIGID NIGHT OF THE WINTER SEASON WITH A 4TH ALARM IN SOUTHAMPTON BURLINGTON COUNTY - REHAB 13 CALLED FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Friday, December 16, 2016 
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Early this morning Rehab 13 was special called to the unit block of Ridge Road near New Road for the support assist for a 4th alarm dwelling fire. This structure fire was first dispatched around 0245 hrs. and due to the weather, heavy fire conditions, no public water mains, and that the fire building was off the main road the tender Task Force was activated for this assignment.

Rehab 13 responded with (5) personnel and (2) apparatus to the scene for fire-ground personnel support. The temperature was in the teens this evening and staying warm and dry was an issue for personnel on the scene.

Rehab 13 was on scene from 0603 hrs. until 0852 hrs. and provided hot beverages, hot food, hand and foot warmers and light snack foods as well. The rest room was placed in service as well. Rehab 13 was released from the scene at 0852 hrs. and was released to return and restore the rehab apparatus.

The fire origin and cause is under investigation.

Photos by Lt. Jack Walsh - Rehab 13 officer.


 
   
   
CHILD SAFETY SEAT PROGRAM HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR 2017
The crew at Station 13-8 for the Child Safety Seat Program
   The crew at Station 13-8 for the Child
      Safety Seat Program
Friday, December 9, 2016 
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The members of the Deer Park Fire Company/Rehab 13 enjoyed a buffett breakfast provided by Cooper Hospital and Maureen Donolly to mark the 2nd full year of conducting the Child Safety Seat Program at our station located at 985 Cropwell Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

The program which is supported by the New Jersey State Police has checked the installation and conditions of car seats on the 2nd Friday of each month during 2016 and 2015. The examinations are conducted from 0900 hrs. until 1200 hrs. on the 2nd Friday of each month and are done inside our engine room for the comfort and safety of the public and the individuals conducting the inspections. All are trained and certified to conduct the child seat installations and inspections.

No appointment needed. Drive around to the rear of the fire station and you will be directed to pull your car inside.

Take advantage of this important free service.

Participants: Cooper Hospital, New Jersey State Police, Cherry Hill Fire Department, Cherry Hill Police Department,  and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

For directions or information call the Cherry Hill Fire Department at 856-795-9805 or our station at 856-424-1380.


 
TABERNACLE RESCUE SQUAD HOSTS THE VIRTUA EMT TRAINING ACADEMY TODAY AT THEIR QUARTERS - REHAB 13 ASSITS WITH THE CLASS
Saturday, December 3, 2016 
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At 0715 hrs. Rehab 13 members and apparatus responded to Station 439 in Tabernacle Township to assist with the Virtua Hospital EMT Class Practical Field Day at their quarters. This is our 3rd time in taking part in this day along event.

The EMT hopefuls are exposed to all types of scenarios including "active shooter", vehicle extrication, emergency rehab procedures and other live training to make it as real as possible for their EMT training. This year Zach Knable did a presentation for familiarity with the medical helicopter Jeff-stat now that South-star has been taken out of service.

Rehab 13 members provided breakfast and lunch for the students, volunteer patients, instructors and staff for the scenarios.

Rehab 13 Chief L. Colacicco presented a 20 minute presentation on the Role of Rehab on the Emergency Scene, X 6.

This was another well organized event .Our thanks to Bobbi Fields - Virtua and Waterford EMS and Chief George Jackson, III of Tabernacle EMS for allowing us to participate in the fine program.

Photos by Captain T. Kraft - Rehab 13


 
Rehab 13 set-up in front of Station 439
   Rehab 13 set-up in front of Station 439
Rehab 13 U1386 and the Zumro Tent set up due to the cold winds
   Rehab 13 U1386 and the Zumro Tent set up
      due to the cold winds
CHEERY HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT RECRUIT GRADUATION AT CENTRAL COMMAND THIS EVENING
Friday, December 2, 2016 
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The Cherry Hill Fire Department hosted the graduation of recruit Class 16-24 on Friday evening at 1800 hrs. The event was well attended by the Board of Fire Commissioners, Command Staff,  the families of the graduates, Training staff, as well as a large compliment of current and retired Cherry Hill Fire and EMS  personnel for the ceremony.

The event also included the badge pinning for each recruit by their family members, and at the end a video showing the highlights of the (7) week fire academy was shown. These new recruits were given their initial assignments and Sam Houston's at that time.

The recruits were as follows:

Patrick K. Schetter, Scott M. Vrana, Nicholas R. Diamanti, Sean D. Carlin, Shaun M. Ferguson, Dominick J. Jackson, and Justin G. Walters. If you are part of the fire service you will recognize many of theses names. We wish them all a successful initial year as probationary firefighters of the Cherry Hill Fire Department.

Awards were then presented to the "academic" leader of the class,PFF Ferguson,  as well as the Chief Dennis P. Reilly award for "excellence" to the most hard working outstanding recruit recipient., PFF Jackson.

After the ceremony the graduating class hosted a reception at the American Legion Post on Marlboro Avenue.

Photos by L. Colacicco of Rehab 13


 
The new leather helmets
   The new leather helmets
Commissioners Kelly, McCargo, and Campagna
   Commissioners Kelly, McCargo, and
      Campagna
REHAB 13 HOSTS THE CHERRY HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT RECRUIT CLASS 16-24 THIS DAY
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 
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For the first time in our 15 year history the Cherry Hill Fire Department Recruit Class 16-24 visited our quarters for an orientation tour and lunch. All 7 recruits were given a tour of all rehab apparatus, our capabilities and equipment.

After the tours by the members of Rehab 13 the recruits class was treated to lunch, rehab style so that they would be familiar with the types of food that we serve. Apparently, the recruits all enjoyed the food as did the instructors that were supervising the class.

After the lunch the recruit firefighters utilized our quarters for tow "training" incidents involving a "heavy smoke" condition and the use of PPV to remove the smoke from the building.

It was a very positive experience for all involved.

Good luck to the (7) new probies!!

Photos by Rehab 13 Member


 
Rehab 13 Chief addresses the recruits
   Rehab 13 Chief addresses the recruits
   
THE 3RD RUN OF THIS TIME PERIOD IS TONED AT 2030 HRS FOR A DWELLING FIRE IN LINDENWOLD
Saturday, November 19, 2016 20:30
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The third assignment of the day was toned out at 2030 hrs. for the dwelling fire in Lindenwold in the unit block of Pine Grove Avenue.

Rehab 13 responded with (3) apparatus and 8 personnel to the scene during a wind driven rain and sleet event that evening.

Hot food and snacks along with hot and cold beverages were served to the 1st Responders on scene from 2101 hrs. until 2245 hrs. All units returned to quarters to re-supply and make ready our units for the next assignment. U1388 was released early from the scene as adequate manpower was available at the incident. The rest room was opened an light snack foods were also served to all. Rehab 13 was in service by 2330 hrs.

Cause and origin to be determined.

Limited photos were taken as the company camera was not available for this run. A cell phone was used for some quick photos due to the lousy weather. Gusty winds were also encountered.

Photos by J. Tibbetts Rehab 13 member


 
Scene conditions on Pine Grove Avenue
   Scene conditions on Pine Grove Avenue
Rehab 13 set up near the incident, high winds made it difficult to place anything outside, served off the truck
   Rehab 13 set up near the incident, high
      winds made it difficult to place
      anything outside, served off the truck
A UNUSUALLY BUSY 24 HOUR PERIOD FOR REHAB 13 - STARTS WITH TWO 2ND ALARM FIRES IN GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Friday, November 18, 2016 14:20
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Friday afternoon got busy around 1420 hrs. when Rehab 13 was requested to 450 Loch Lomond Drive for the 2nd alarm 2 story apartment fire end unit.

Rehab 13 responded with (2) apparatus and 6 personnel and were also requested for the 2nd alarm assignment at the La Cascata Condos off of Kelly Drivers Lane.  Both fires went to extra alarms due to fire conditions upon arrival and 2 working fires within the same area at the same time during daytime hours.

Units from Rehab 13 went to each location separately. During the initial response Rehab 13 (1385) went to the Loch Lomond addres: and U1386 did drop off liquids for the members but had trouble with access (La Cascata) due to the size of the streets and apparatus in service. U1386 did return to this scene later for the duration of that incident.

This dual response is the first time this has ever happened and we have designed a plan to be able to serve food from U1386 if  we get another dual working fire in the future. This unit has a freezer with all types of extra food, and we will be carrying a microwave on board this unit starting this week for future multiple assignments if and when they occur.

Rehab 13 operated at both jobs from 1500 hrs. until 1800 hrs. and returned to quarters to re-supply.

Both fires are under investigation at this time for origin and cause.

Photos by Captain. T. Kraft Rehab 13


 
   
Fire building A side end unit La Cascata
   Fire building A side end unit La Cascata
DEER PARK FIRE IS VISITED BY BALD EAGLES THIS MORNING
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 08:15
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On Tuesday morning at around 0815 hrs. a very rare occurrence took place at our station. The patriotic symbol of the United States flew in unexpectedly. A Bald Eagle flew in to feast on a dead deer in the side yard of our property, that had been struck and passed away. Members observed the eagle for 15 minutes and while taking photos we tried to get closer. at about 25 yards away the eagle took flight and landed at the top of a tree to the rear of our property.

While we were watching this eagle, another eagle landed and started to also feast on the dead deer. We photographed this eagle as well and again as we tried to get closer it flew up into the trees,\.

We have a lot of wildlife behind our quarters including up to 20 deer, wild turkeys, turkey vultures, ground hog, rabbit, squirrel, chipmunk, skunk, opossum, feral cats, and many variety of birds. Seeing the Bald Eagles was a first.

The Eagles have not returned since that first day,

We thought we would share these photos on the website.

Enjoy!


 
Eagle 1
   Eagle 1
   
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