Welcome to Deer Park Fire Company/Rehab 13.
985 Cropwell Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
 
Dietz and Watson
 
 
 
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Wegmans
 
 

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Audubon Building fire Feb 2014


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 - or click on the photograph section and at the bottom of the section you will see a document for registration for a vendor space -  print the registration form and mail it with a check made payable to the Deer Park Fire Company, 985 Cropwell Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 008003 . 

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


 
   
   
VOORHEES FIRE RESPONDS TO A VEHICLE INTO A COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON COOPER ROAD - REHAB 13 DISPATCHED
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 
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Later this same morning at 1031 hrs. Voorhees Fire was dispatched to the vehicle into the front of a commercial building in the 700 block of Cooper Road just east of Centennial Blvd. The scene 9-1-1 caller, called back and reported that the vehicle was now on fire and then the call was abandoned as the occupants escaped the building.

Voorhees Fire was on scene quickly as the incident was close to their station on Cooper Road and had the situation under control quickly. 

Rehab 13 was dispatched at 1052 hrs. and was recalled by 6600 before Responding. Rehab 13 went available at 1104 hrs.

We did not make the scene so no photos were taken.


 
MOORESTOWN DWELLING FIRE - LIGHTNING STRIKE - REHAB 13 DISPATCHED
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 
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At 0320 hrs. Burlington County, Moorestown Fire requested the services of Rehab 13 for a dwelling fire in the unit block of Windrow Cluster, multiple one story dwellings in their first due area.

Before responding Rehab 13 was recalled by 3100 Command and used Maple Shade First Aid Squads rehab unit for the fire ground.

No response by our units.


 
VOORHEES IS CALLED TO ECHELON TOWERS - POWER FAILURE IN A HIGH RISE - REHAB 13 TO THE SCENE FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 
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Voorhees Fire units and EMS were dispatched to the Echelon Towers apartments this afternoon for a loss of power in the high rise building housing senior citizens. With the heat and humidity encountered during this latest heat wave, the decision was made to move the residents to other locations until power could be restored. Mutual aid was requested and the County Command Center was also on scene along with BLS units from nearby communities. Camden County also dispatched OEM 3, am air conditioned bus for help at the scene.

Rehab 13 was called at 1520 hrs. and responded with 7 personnel and all company apparatus to the scene. Upon arrival Rehab 13 provided liquids, cooling, and shade for the  1st Responder's working in the heat and humidity inside the power less building and on the exterior as occupants were escorted from the building and other locations. As Rehab 13 arrived on scene @1545 hrs. the power had been restored to the property. 

Rehab 13 was in service from1545 to 1800 hrs. when released by 6600 to return to station.

Photos of the scene by Lt. J. Walsh of Rehab 13.


 
The (11) story Echelon Towers Apartments
   The (11) story Echelon Towers Apartments
Rehab sector established.
   Rehab sector established.
PENNSAUKEN COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE - REQUIRED RESPONSE OF REHAB 13 FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT ON THIS HOT AND HUMID DAY
Saturday, August 6, 2016 
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At 1315 hrs. on Saturday afternoon Rehab 13 was dispatched to the all hands assignment in Pennsauken Twp. for the building fire in the 800 block of Hylton Road near Pennsauken High School. Units responding to the scene could see a column in the sky while enroute.

First in units had a commercial building about 150' by 250' with about 2/3 of the building involved at the roof level. It was determined that a roofing company was in the process of installing a new roof at the time. responding companies under the command of 1101 J. Palumbo, established supply lines and went in service with large caliber streams on the roof fire and deployed hand-lines to the interior of the building for the fire that was extending due to drop down from the roof fire above.

Rehab 13 units responded with (2) apparatus and 7 personnel and set up on the scene across the street from the fire building and worked along side Pennsauken EMS with medical evalutions along with Kore Kooler chairs, mister fans, cooling towels and cold liquids for re-hydration, along with light snack foods, Sqwinchers (electrolyte frozen pops), and the rest room. Due to the heat and humidity encountered this day many of the firefighters needed hydration and a cool down period. One member was transported tot he hospital for heat related stress.

Rehab 13 operated from 1336 hrs. until 1518 hrs. when released by 1101. All units returned to station to re-supply and clean up the equipment for the next response and were back in service by 1600 hrs.

The fire origin and cause is under investigation.

 A big thanks to Chief Palumbo for the acknowledgement of Rehab 13 during his interview with a local TV station!

Photos by J. Bird of Rehab 13.


 
Fire building B/C corner, Ladder 11-5 main to the roof and Engine 201 Cinnaminson FD
   Fire building B/C corner, Ladder 11-5
      main to the roof and Engine 201
      Cinnaminson FD
Same view with Squrt 11-1 in service at the A/B corner
   Same view with Squrt 11-1 in service at
      the A/B corner
REHAB 13 HELPS OUT LINDENWOLD POLICE DURING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 
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Rehab 13 was asked to assist Lindenwold Police with their National Night Out program on August 2, 2016. The event was held at the Lindenwold Park on United States Avenue and Egg Harbor road.

Rehab members prepared 400 hot dogs and served cold liquids for the event.

Our thanks to Lindenwold Police Department for the invitiation to participate in the program again this year.

Photos by Rehab 13 members.


 
Master Chef Captain T. Kraft at the grill
   Master Chef Captain T. Kraft at the
      grill
Old Dodge Police car on display
   Old Dodge Police car on display
GLOUCESTER COUNTY BUILDING FIRE AT LUMBERYARD GOES TO A THIRD ALARM WITH TANKER TASK FORCES FROM MULTIPLE COUNTIES - REHAB 13 DISPATCHED FOR PERSONNEL SUPPORT DUE TO THE HEAT AND HIGH HUMIDITY
Sunday, July 31, 2016 
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At 1450 hrs. Gloucester County Communications notified Camden County Communications of our requested response to a large commercial fire in progress along the Delsea Drive (Rt. 47) in Malaga, Franklin Township.

The fire in progress was at third alarm and was at the intersection of New Road and Delsea Drive. The fire was located in a large lumber yard hardware style business and was well involved upon arrival of the first alarm companies.  Firefighters made an interior fire attack early on but sounded the evacuation tones due to worsening conditions. The fire attack went defensive at this time. Tanker shuttles were set up (tender) and large diameter hose lines were laid to provide water to the scene. There were multiple master streams and hand-lines place in service. The fire building collapsed fairly early in the fire and the main building that was 100' x 180' was a total loss. The cause remains under investigation.

Rehab 13 responded with 6 personnel and (2) apparatus, Rehab 13 and U1386 which is our Rehab Support vehicle. The fire scene was 51 miles from our quarters. we arrived and were able to navigate the hose and tenders in staging and got close to the scene and worked closely with  Gloucester County EMS command and staff. Several members with heat related illness were transported to the hospital during the incident.

Rehab 13 supplied cold liquids (419 bottles) and set up three cooling stations with coolers ad wet cotton towels, (2) core cooler chairs,  (2) mister fans, (3) EZ Ups, and provided hot food for the duration of the incident with (120) 100% all beef gourmet hot dogs, 64 cheeseburgers, 24 honey mustard chicken sandwiches, and scores of snack foods and power bars to the personnel on the scene. The rest room on Rehab 13 (1385) was also in service. Also, 30 gallons of fresh water and 100 lbs. of extra ice were used during the event.

Many of the fire and EMS personnel along with the fire police were not in the vicinity of the main fire building, so members were brought to rehab in groups during the incident. It should be noted that 165 individual Sqwinchers (frozen electrolyte pops) were also distributed during the fire.

Rehab 13 members were so busy that only a few photos of the scene were taken and there was little down time for the crew to get something to eat for themselves.

Rehab 13 operated from 1540 hrs. until 2130 hrs. when released by Malaga command to return to station and begin the clean up and resupply of of Rehab 13 and U1386. This generally takes over and hour upon returning to quarters.

Photos taken by Rehab 13 member J. Bird.


 
View of the collapsed fire building from the D/A corner from Delsea Drive
   View of the collapsed fire building from
      the D/A corner from Delsea Drive
View of some of the multiple lines in service from Rt. 47
   View of some of the multiple lines in
      service from Rt. 47
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
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