CNBNews Editors Note (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) (August 3, 2022)--We recently noticed several photos with captions on the Gloucester City Fire Department's Facebook page that we have republished below. This may be hard to believe, but there are actually people living in Gloucester City and Westville who don't have a Facebook account. As a result, they are unaware of the fire calls the GCFD has responded to, nor do they know about the training sessions the members participated in. The period being published is from May to July 2022.
Prayer to Bless All Firefighters
All-powerful Father, I ask You to look upon the Earth and bless Your servants who are members of the firefighting community. I ask that You bless and honor their willingness to sacrifice themselves for the sake of others. Give these heroes the protection and strength they need to carry out their civic function in a way that honors and upholds Your holy name. Amen.
July 4, 2022 REMEMBERANCE OF FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS
GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 4, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Fire Department, past and present, came together to honor our fallen brothers on the 20th anniversary of their heroic sacrifices. The photo was taken outside of St. Mary's Church, Monmouth, and Atlantic Street.We will not forget the 3 brave men and 3 young girls that died on July 4, 2002.Thomas G. Stewart IIIJohn D. WestJames E. SylvesterAlexandra, Collette, and Claudia Slack
Gloucester City Firefighters Practice Swift Water Rescue
(July 9, 2022)--GCFD Practices Swift Water Rescue
(July 8, 2022)--Today was a beautiful day to be in the water! SST instructors were out with Gloucester City Firefighters and Fire Officers and Westville Fire Department conducting day 2 of the Swiftwater Technician course. Students got plenty of reps in performing direct contact rescues from the shore and rescues from boats. Every day is a training day!
(July 23, 2022) GCFD Battalion 504 and QT51 assisted the Westville Fire Department on this all-hands fire
WESTVILLE, NJ--(JULY 23, 2022)--Companies dispatched to a report of a porch fire with residents fighting the fire with a garden hose. Chief 701 on location with a 2 1/2 Story Ordinary construction, single family dwelling with neighbors operating three garden hoses attempting to knock down the fire, with smoke showing from the roofline.
Engine 733 operated with an 1 3/4” Hand-line. The hydrant was located in front of the house. Ladder 736 assisted the engine company and pulled the ceiling and placed ladders and Quint 51 went in to check for extension. Engine 812 stood by for the 2nd hand-line and handle salvage operations. The fire was contained to the front porch area of the dwelling.