We, the members of Independent Fire Company No. 1 want to ensure that the residents impacted by the tragic fire in the Fox Meadow Complex on Sunday evening 5/7/23, know that we are here to support you. Not just as first responders but as members of the Maple Shade Community. We are struggling with that evening's events as well. In the near future we are planning on having a gathering at our fire hall for you. It will allow you to meet your community first responders (Fire, Police & EMS) and put names & faces together and it will be the same for us. Further information to follow. Please watch for flyers in and around Fox Meadow. To those who have lost so much, we are with you. Officers & Members of Independent Fire Company No. 1 Independent Fire Company No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary
Independent Fire Company No. 1 hosted Brownie/Girl Scout #27510 to assist them in working on their Fire Safety & Awareness Badge on Thursday April 13, 2023. The girls were able to try on fire fighting gear, learn about how calls are dispatched to the volunteer fire fighters and how we respond to calls. They were even see fire fighters respond with an engine to an actual call and see them return from the call. Thank you to Bud Callahan, Nicki Pappas & Kraig McLaughlin for volunteering your time.
At approximately 8:30 we were dispatched to the unit block of East Park Ave for a release of an unknown chemical. Upon arriving Chief 1000 was met by employees who directed him to a vessel filled with an unknown substance that had been moved outside of the business and was actively smoking. Shortly after the arrival of Squrt 1011 and Cinnaminson Fire Department Engine 2013 the container became involved in fire. As a precautionary measure due to the close proximity of the vessel to the building a full structure response was requesting bringing additional resources to the scene. Crews on location got a water supply from nearby hydrants and stretched and operated hose lines to protect the business while the Maple Shade Police assisted with evacuating the area. Members from Westampton Township Emergency Services, Cherry Hill Fire Department and the Burlington County Hazmat Team worked with representatives of the business to determine exactly what was in the vessel and the best way to mitigate the situation. It was determined that the chemical in the vessel was not dangerous and we were able to extinguish the fire using a foam solution. Once the fire was extinguished people were allowed back in their residences or places of employment and the vessel was watched for a period of time to ensure there was no long any hazards. No injuries were reported and the situation was contained without any incident and the vessel was related to the business to complete clean up. Crews operated for approximately 4 hours before returning to service. We would like to thank all of our mutual aid partners, Burlington County Hazmat Team, Burlington County Health Department, Cinnaminson Fire Department, Westampton Township Emergency Services, Lenola Volunteer Fire Company Station 313, Merchantville Fire Co 129, Cherry Hill Fire Department, Moorestown Fire Department, Mount Laurel Fire Department, Palmyra Fire Department., Maple Shade First Aid Squad, Mitchell Fire Company #3, Vincent Fire Company, Tabernacle Fire Department for their assistance on scene and in covering the surrounding area during the incident. Pictures courtesy of Independent Fire Company #1 and Diane Orth-Benninghoven
Unit Citation presented to our firefighters Battalion Chief Andrew Simonsick Jr, Firefighter Ken Ross, Firefighter Daniel Grace, Firefighter Timmy Miller & Firefighter Ben Callahan by the Burlington County Fire Chief Association last night. Also pictured are members of Mount Laurel's crew who were honored along with us. See more below.
Nature: Alarm: Fire
Location: Woods Edge Apts (Fka The Arbors) 10
Address: 220 South Lenola Rd, 10
Address: North Rt73 and East Rt38, 10
Address: North Rt73 and East Rt38, 10
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