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SAFETY TIPS: Safety Message For Homes That Have Golf Carts/Low Speed Vehicles

Important The following is an important safety message for anyone who may have golf carts/low speed vehicles plugged in at their residential properties. This message comes from Avalon Volunteer Fire Department Chief Edward Dean: To our golf cart style Low Speed Vehicle Owners: Under the right conditions and while charging the batteries of the LSV (Low Speed Vehicle), potentially dangerous levels of hydrogen gas can be released in the charging process. In order to prevent injury and/or property damage, the Avalon Volunteer Fire Department recommends the following precautions: – Maintain the LSV, especially monitoring the battery liquid levels and adding in... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Is A Fire Alarm Going Off in NJ

West Coast Forest Fires NJ Sierra Club The West Coast is facing unprecedented forest fires that are still growing uncontrollably. Firefighters in California, Oregon, and Washington have been battling multiple fires throughout the state for nearly a month as hot, dry weather has fueled flames and created tinderbox conditions. More than 16,750 firefighters were struggling with 29 major wildfires across the state as of Sunday, according to CalFire. These wildfires have burned more than five million acres, destroyed homes and left at least 26 people dead. “The forest fires happening in California, Oregon, and Washington show the dire reality of a... Read more →


$359K from the DHS for SJ Fire Departments.

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced $358,842 in federal grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for local fire departments. “Our first responders are more vital to us now than ever before, and this federal funding will help protect those who are keeping us safe through the pandemic,” said Congressman Norcross. “We must do all we can to ensure our firefighters are as safe and well-equipped as possible to respond to fires, battle natural disasters and save lives. These resources will allow our local fire departments to better their programs and equipment, so that... Read more →


Earl T. Fowler Sr., Gloucester City Fireman, Deputy Chief

Gloucester City – In the loving care of his family, Earl passed peacefully on August 19, 2020 at the age of 74. Loving and devoted husband of 24 years to Louise A. Fowler (nee Hickson). Loving father of Michelle and Thomas Quinn, Stephanie and John Bryszewski, Kimberly and Michael Morrell and Earl Jr. and Kelliann Fowler. Predeceased by his daughter Dawn Digiacomo and surviving Vincent Digiacomo. Cherished grandfather of Meghan Cairns (Mike), Eryn Boyle (Kevin), Thomas Quinn III (Jordan), Derick Fowler (Ashley), Amber Digiacomo, Vincent Digiacomo Jr., Dominick Digiacomo, Samantha Bryszewski, John Bryszewski, Jr., Hannah Bryszewski, Michael Morrell, Colin Morrell, Earl... Read more →


Michael R. Miller, of Gloucester City, Volunteer Fireman

On August 13, 2020. Age 41. Of Gloucester City. Loving fiancé of Any Canning. Loving father of Ina Jean Miller, Hayley Mae Miller, Paisley Anne Miller and Michael Ray Miller, Jr. Beloved son of Russell Miller and Emma Mantooth. Beloved brother of Jennifer McDonald (Robby) and Nicholas Miller. Cherished uncle of Quinn and Kayleigh Stubbins and Tyler McDonald. Michael was a volunteer fireman for many years for Dorothy Fire Department, Mechanicsburg, PA Fire Department and Brooklawn Fire Department. He worked many years in the construction business. Michael’s family is planning a memorial to be held soon. Condolences and Memories may be... Read more →


Were You Injured in an Industrial Accident?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020An oil refinery is an industrial processing plant where crude oil is refined into a number of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, paraffin wax, asphalt, tar, and liquefied petroleum gas. Oil refineries are an important part of the American economy, and refineries offer a large number of jobs to local oil and gas workers. Gloucestercitynews.net files Anyone living in the country knows the risks inherent in working at a refinery, such as explosions, gases, and chemical spills, fires, and other occupational illnesses associated with oil. Unfortunately, most of these accidents could be completely avoided if safety and... Read more →


Sicklerville House Catches Fire After Being Struck by Lighting; Family Displaced

Date: July 22, 2020 Incident Location: 100 block of Breckenridge Dr. Sicklerville GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (July 23, 2020)--On Wednesday July 22, 2020 at approximately 8:35 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house in the 100 block of Breckenridge Dr. had been struck with lightning and was on fire. Officers arrived to find smoke and fire from the attic and roof area of the home. Officers verified that the residents, 2 parents and 4 juveniles, were evacuated and there was no one still inside. Numerous fire departments arrived to quickly extinguish the fire. There were no... Read more →


FOREST FIRE ALERT:Pinelands Fire in Ocean County

(Jackson Township, NJ)(July 10, 2020)--Yesterday a forest fire started in Jackson Township in Ocean County. The fire has already burned at least 204 acres through the Colliers Mill Wildlife Management Area outside of Cassville. No roads have been closed, and the Department of Environmental Protection has reported that containment is at 80 percent. They expect incoming Tropical Storm Fay to finish the job. “This forest fire in the pines of Ocean County is another example of the impacts of climate change. Thankfully, the fire is in a remote area so no one has been injured and no structures have been damaged.... Read more →


Kitchen Fire Displaces Sicklerville Family

Location: 5 Thisleton Road, Gloucester Township, NJ On July 3, 2020 at approximately 8:20 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department's Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a house fire at 5 Thisleton Road in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township. Arriving Officers observed smoke coming from the interior of the residence and a small fire on the first floor in the kitchen area. Officers attempted to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers but were unable to douse the growing flames. Gloucester Township Fire District 85-Lambs Terrace and Fire District 86- Erial along with the Pine Hill Fire Department responded and... Read more →


Toxic Fumes from The Asphalt Tank Explosion Spread Throughout Gloucester City

DEP Needs to Hold Those Responsible Accountable GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -- An asphalt tank exploded and burst into flames early this morning in the 200 block of Water Street in Gloucester City. The asphalt tank, owned and operated by Blueknight Energy Partners, caught fire and exploded around 12:49am. The tank is used for asphalt emulsion, and was in use when the incident occurred. “The explosion of the asphalt tank is a terrifying example of what can happen to dangerous and polluting facilities in our communities. Even after it exploded, the asphalt tank was on fire for at least 3 hours, putting... Read more →


Asphalt Tank Explodes at BlueKnight Plant

UPDATED The asphalt tank that was on fire The Gloucester City Fire Dept. is remaining on the site photo courtesy of CBSN Philly UPDATED: GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 30, 2020)--A huge fire broke out early this morning at the BlueKnight Asphalt plant, after an asphalt tanker exploded in flames. People in the nearby neighborhood were evaluated. According to CBSN Philly there was a loud explosion. The plant is located at the intersection of Water Street and King Street next to Proprietors Park. In a prepared statement the Gloucester City Fire Department said offsite atmospheric monitoring remains within normal limits. All residents... Read more →


Are Mail-In Ballots A Good Idea? Morris Twp. Ballots Burned After Mail Truck Catches Fire

photo courtesy of Postal Times MORRIS TOWNSHIP NJ--A mail truck in Morris Township caught fire on Saturday and some vote-by-mail ballots being delivered to voters were destroyed, the New Jersey Globe has learned. The U.S. Postal Service notified Morris County election officials on Monday morning that an undetermined number of ballots were burned. These were ballots being delivered to voters and not completed ballots on their way to the Board of Elections, although it’s not immediately clear if the letter carrier picked up any returned ballots prior to the fire. Election officials are in the process of determining how to send... Read more →


Your Money: $169,000 in Federal Funding for NJ Firemen and First Responders

Monday, June 22, 2020 NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $169,200 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grants and loans to support firefighters and first responders in Cape May and Ocean counties. Gloucestercitynews.net files “New Jersey’s firefighters and first responders put their lives on the lines every single day to protect families and businesses in their communities,” said Sen. Menendez. “This critical funding will ensure our brave first responders have the equipment they need to stay safe while continuing to save lives and protect their communities.” “It’s imperative that New Jersey’s firefighters have... Read more →


OPEI Reminds Home & Business Owners to Keep Safety in Mind

Generator Safety: Follow manufacturer’s instructions and ensure proper ventilation ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Generators are critical during severe weather events, when the power can go out, as well as bringing power to remote job sites and in disaster recovery and emergencies. During hurricane season, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing power equipment, small engine, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, reminds home and business owners to keep safety in mind when using generators. “Not having power when you need it is frustrating, so a generator can provide emergency backup power at a... Read more →


Stanford Medicine offers new app to first responders

Stanford Medicine is offering high-priority COVID-19 testing and a new screening and informational app, built with the support of Apple, to local police, firefighters and paramedics. A new app, called the First Responder COVID-19 Guide, is designed to help first responders screen their symptoms and, if needed, schedule a testing appointment at Stanford Health Care. Stanford Health Care has begun offering priority drive-through COVID-19 testing to police, firefighters and paramedics in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. To serve frontline providers, Stanford Medicine also introduced a new app, called the First Responder COVID-19 Guide, which was built with the support of... Read more →


PEAK WILDFIRE SEASON UNDERWAY IN NJ

TRENTON - (APRIL 17, 2020)--Now that peak wildfire season is underway in New Jersey, the State Forest Fire Service is reminding residents how they can help to avoid forest fires, which are almost always caused by people. The Forest Fire Service also announced the outcome of its investigation into the cause of the 2019 Spring Hill wildfire that burned for a month, devastating thousands of acres of in the New Jersey Pinelands, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said today. The filing of civil charges comes one year after the fire burned 11,638 acres of land in Bass River... Read more →


Meet the First of Philadelphia's First Responders

PHILADELPHIA PA (April 16, 2020)--The Fire Communications Center (FCC) is the nerve center of the Philadelphia Fire Department — where 911 calls are answered, and where ambulances and fire companies are dispatched to emergencies across the city. FCC personnel serve as lifelines to everyone they speak with. Last year, the FCC handled an average of 1,014 calls per day via 911—or about 126 calls per call-taker over a 12-hour shift. For National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 12-18), we talked to four FCC staff members about their jobs and how things have changed in the COVID-19 coronavirus era. Interviews have been... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire Damages Two Properties on Orange St.

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The fire started at 214 Orange Street, the unit next to it has water damage. (CNBNews photo) (GLOUCESTER CITY NJ)(April 1, 2020)--Gloucester City Fire Department (GCFD) was dispatched to the 200 unit block of Orange on Monday afternoon, March 31 for a dwelling fire. The fire broke out at 214 Orange Street, a three-story semi-detached wood frame property. It sits at the end of a row of four properties. The adjoining properties suffered water damage.Besides Gloucester City, eight other Fire Departments were involved in bringing the fire under control. A man working on cleaning up... Read more →


Michael P. Murphy, of Runnemede, 66; Volunteer Fireman

Michael P. Murphy on March 15, of Runnemede, age 66. Beloved son of the late Robert C. and May Elinda (nee Lloyd) Murphy Sr. Devoted brother of Agnes Knee (Gerald), Robert C. Murphy Jr. (the late Patricia), Thomas J. Murphy, Richard P. Murphy, Teresa A. Murphy, and David P. Murphy. Dear uncle of 7 and great uncle of 4. Loving nephew of Jack Lloyd (Ethel) and Mary Lousie Burkhauser. Michael was a volunteer fire fighter of Runnemede Station 75 for 50 years and an avid fisherman. There will be a viewing from 7pm to 9pm on Friday and from 9:30am to... Read more →


Mrs. Yvonne A. Spadora, of Brooklawn

Yvonne A. Spadora Yvonne A. Spadora (nee Tomarchio), on March 5, 2020, of Brooklawn. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Frank A. Devoted mother of Rosemarie Boulden (Herbert). Devoted grandmother of Scott Boulden (Deanne) and Natalie Alessio (Randy). Loving great grandmother of Francesco Alessio, Scott Boulden, Gianni Alessio and Samantha Boulden. Dear sister of Alfia DeMarco (Nicholas), Joanna Billman (the late Jack), Lisa Parker (John), Linda King and the late Joy Campbell. Also survived by her brother in law Scott Campbell and many nieces and nephews. Yvonne worked as a seamstress for Flynn and O’Hara. She was a WWII Rosie... Read more →


Two-Alarm Fire in Audubon; Parents at Cold Springs Upset; Giving Spirit Alive in GCity

BY William E. Cleary Sr. FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN AUDUBON--A home in the unit block of East Vassar Road, Audubon was destroyed by fire on Monday afternoon around 3 PM. Fire companies from Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Mount Ephraim, and Oaklyn responded to the two-alarm fire, reported the Courier Post. Three women were in the three-story home at the time. The property was an Oxford House which is a home for people in recovery. One of the occupants said she lived at the house for 18 months with eight others. The women are living in the house while in recovery... Read more →


NJ State Forest Fire Service Prescribed Burn Program Underway

TRENTON -The State Forest Fire Service is setting prescribed burns around the state to help reduce forest undergrowth, vegetation and other materials that have the potential to fuel wildfires, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. Forest Fire Service personnel use best management practices and follow a plan to control smoke impacts during the burns, but nearby residents and visitors should expect to see large plumes of smoke and may experience temporary impacts from smoke this time of year. Peak wildfire season begins in late March and continues through early May. "The Forest Fire Service also works with... Read more →


*Comedy Night Beef & Beer April 3

The purpose of the Camden County Hero Scholarship and Camden County Detective's Association is to render financial and educational assistance to the surviving spouse and children who are left with little or no support, when a law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency medical person loses his/her life or is totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty. https://www.camdencountyhero.com Read more →


Authorities Search for Suspect Allegedly Behind Collingswood Home Invasion and Fire

Camden City, N.J.(February 23, 2020)-- – Investigators are searching for a man who reportedly broke into a Collingswood home, attacked one occupant and tied another victim up before setting the house on fire, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey. Firefighters responded to a home on the 200 block of Crestmont Terrace just before 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. After putting the fire out, firefighters found one victim suffering from injuries not caused by the fire. After investigating, detectives learned a man allegedly broke in, attacked one victim and tied the other up while... Read more →


Firefighters Want to Know More About Proposed Pennsylvania Fire Commission

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square A Pennsylvania House committee is weighing a measure that seeks to make changes in how fire and emergency services are administered in the state. The Pennsylvania Legislature courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee took up House Bill 1819, which would create a state Fire Commission. State Rep. Austin Davis, D-McKeesport, the bill’s sponsor, said his district includes professional and volunteer-led fire departments that face issues regarding the ability to provide essential services and the ability to recruit and retain members. “The communities I serve in southeast Allegheny... Read more →


Tabernacle Fire Co. Receives Grant from SJ Gas

TABERNACLE, NJ (February 18, 2020)----South Jersey Gas recently presented a $4,681 grant to Tabernacle Fire Company No. 1 as part of its First Responders Grant Program. Pictured, from left, is Lauren Hurtt, Supervisor of Government Affairs with South Jersey Gas presenting the check to Kate Holden, Al Freeman and Chief Andy Cunard of Tabernacle Fire Company No. 1. The grant funds, awarded in late-2019, were used by the fire company to purchase a thermal imaging camera and two gas detection meters. “Our First Responders Grant Program provides crucial financial assistance to support operations, improve safety and provide training to departments throughout... Read more →


Fire Destroys 70 Units at Somers Point Self-Storage Facility

mvitale January 30, 2020/https://www.somerspoint.com Firefighters put out hot spots Thursday afternoon at Sure Storage in Somers Point. (Photos courtesy Somers Point Fire Chief Jim Somers) By MADDY VITALE An early morning fire Thursday tore through a self-storage facility, Sure Storage, at 5 Chestnut Street, causing an explosion and the loss of about 70 storage units, Somers Point Fire Chief Jim Somers said. “It looked like it started in one unit and spread quickly. It didn’t take much. It was really hot,” Somers said in an interview with SomersPoint.com, describing one of the buildings taken down to charred metal. There were no... Read more →


6 Top Environmental Issues You Need to Worry About in 2020 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--Most people are aware that the environment is changing; after all, it’s almost impossible to avoid all the new stories about climate change and how the ice caps are melting, and huge hurricanes are on the way. But how many people really understand what is happening to the natural world around them and the impact it will have on their future, not to mention their children’s future? Probably not that many. That being said, the environmental issues that our world faces today are not going to suddenly disappear overnight. So, steps must be taken to try to tackle these... Read more →


Retiring Paterson Firefighters, Police Officers Receiving $1.2 million Leave Time Payouts Under Tax Deferred Plan

PATERSON, NJ (December 28, 2019)--Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh (photo) and council members have agreed to set up what’s called a 401(a) plan, tax-differed retirement saving accounts, for retiring public safety employees. According to The Paterson Times members of the City Council approved a measure this past Monday allowing Sayegh’s administration to set up the plan at the request of the police and fire unions. Under the proposal, the city will deposit the accumulated leave time payouts for police and fire employees into the tax-differed retirement savings accounts. Before the new year, the city is paying $1.2 million to 19 firefighters and... Read more →


Michael J. Gillen, Volunteer Member of Brooklawn Fire Dept/EMS; Past Member of Brooklawn Board of Ed

Michael J. Gillen BROOKLAWN NJ--On December 23, 2019. Age 54. Of Brooklawn. Loving and devoted husband of 27 years to Margaret “Peg” Gillen (nee Spates). Loving father of Andrew and Mikaila Gillen. Cherished son of Elsie Gillen and the late George J. Gillen. Beloved brother of Cheryl Graham (Dave), Robin Sobieski (John), Kathy Bairstow (Rich) and George “Skip” Gillen (Ann). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Mike was born in Philadelphia and formerly resided in West Collingswood Heights. He was a graduate of Haddon Township High School class of 1985. Mike was a 20-year life member of the Brooklawn... Read more →


Resolve to Volunteer with Firefighters of Gloucester Township in 2020

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Tis the season for eating good food, spending time with family and friends and setting resolutions for the new year. With 2020 right around the corner, why not consider a new year’s resolution that will impact your life and the lives of others? Volunteering with your local fire department is a great way to start the new year. The need for volunteers has never been greater, and there are a number of ways to make a difference as a team member of the Firefighters of Gloucester Township. The Firefighters of Gloucester Township are comprised of four local fire companies:... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire in Sicklerville, One Fatality

SICKLERVILLE NJ—Thursday December 19, 2019 at approximately 2:17 PM, officers responded to a residence on the 600 block of Jarvis Road in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township for a fire. Upon arrival of officers, they observed heavy smoke and fire coming from the residence. One of the residents was located outside the residence suffering from burns. Fire and EMS units from Gloucester Township, Pine Hill, Winslow, Lindenwold, Camden County OEM and Cherry Hill Rehab were on location and assisted with extinguishing the fire. One (1) fatality was reported. A 27 year old male was transported to a local hospital for... Read more →


Congratulations to Voorhees Police & Fire Chief Louis Bordi

Voorhees, New Jersey: Congratulations to Voorhees Police & Fire Chief Louis Bordi for receiving a community impact award from the Voorhees Business Association. Chief Bordi was recognized for his hard work and implementation of outreach programs within the community. During Chief Bordi’s tenure, progressive community policing programs have been incorporated into the department’s annual agenda. Some of the most popular programs consist of national night out, coffee with a cop, LEAD drug awareness courses, the junior police academy, the citizens police academy, and the Car Show. The priority that Chief Bordi has placed on community policing has fostered and solidified a... Read more →


FBI Praises Police Officers for Risking Their Lives to Save Fire Victim

Hudson, New Hampshire--Law enforcement officers are challenged daily while answering the call of duty; they face each encounter freely and unselfishly. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the profession. One night in April 2019 just after 2 a.m., Officer Colby Morton was on her way to work at the Hudson, New Hampshire, Police Department, when an unusual light caught her eye in the top left apartment of a residential building. She quickly recognized the light as a fire and immediately notified... Read more →


Pa Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of DelCo/Gloucester City Fireman

MORTON, PA (December 10, 2019)—Former Gloucester City firefighter Michael Malinowski died suddenly on December 3. Malinowski was a volunteer firefighter with the Gloucester City Fire Department from 1996 to 2015. A few years back he and his family moved to Morton, Pa where he continued to serve as the captain of the Morton Rutledge Volunteer Fire Department. On Monday evening, Dec. 2 Malinowski responded to the report of trees and wires down just after 8 p.m. in Nether Providence, Pa. Following the call, Malinowski reported to officers that he was feeling ill, according to the DelcoTimes. published Gloucestercitynews.net Related: Gloucester City... Read more →


(Video) Fire at Roadway Inn, Gloucester City

image courtesy of WPVi Philadelphia GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Dec. 12, 2019)--A fire Tuesday night, Dec. 10 at the Roadway Inn, Rt. 130 and Market Street, was quickly extinguished, according to https://6abc.com/ Fire crews arrived at the motel around 11:45 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from one room. The motel is part of the Royal Farms complex. Firefighters contained the fire to that one room. The cause of the fire is not known. There were no injuries reported. Related: Gloucester City News Fire CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →


SJ Gas 2019 First Responders Grant Program Winners

FOLSOM, NJ, December 11, 2019 – Today South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), announced the winners of its annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, seven grants totaling over $30,000 were awarded to local first responder departments. “At South Jersey Gas we’re proud to support the hardworking, dedicated first responders who serve our communities every day,” said Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas. “We are proud to partner with this year’s winners and support their continued efforts to make out neighborhoods better, safer places to live and work.” The 2019 First Responders Grant Program recipient... Read more →


Former Gloucester City Firefighter Michael Malinowski Dies Suddenly; Age 40; Services Saturday in Morton, Pa

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MORTON, PA (December 10, 2019)—Former Gloucester City firefighter Michael Malinowski died suddenly on December 3. Malinowski was a volunteer firefighter with the Gloucester City Fire Department from 1996 to 2015. A few years back he and his family moved to Morton, Pa where he continued to serve as the captain of the Morton Rutledge Volunteer Fire Department. Michael Malinowski Sr. On Monday evening, Dec. 2 Malinowski responded to the report of trees and wires down just after 8 p.m. in Nether Providence, Pa. Following the call, Malinowski reported to officers that he was feeling ill,... Read more →


10 New Philadelphia Paramedics Looking Forward to Starting their Career

PHILADELPHIA PA (Dec. 2019)--For paramedics, there are many easier places to work than Philadelphia, which sees an average of 750 EMS incidents every day. But the 10 paramedics in Class 38 chose to come here anyway — some from as far away as California, Chicago and Boston. And at their graduation on Dec. 6, they pledged to provide the dedicated service that is the hallmark of the Philadelphia Fire Department. “They know how tough it is here,” said Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel. “But they wanted to be part of the best.” Members of Class 38 were already state-certified paramedics when... Read more →


Dennis M. Brandt Jr., Gloucester City Fireman, GCHS Alumni

Dennis M. Brandt, Jr.'s dedication shaped him into a loving father, son, decorated firefighter, a loyal friend and ball-busting brother. Unknowingly and unexpectedly, during the early morning of Tuesday November 12th, Dennis had been called home at the age of 42. Dennis had spent his formative years, as a youngster, around the firehouse and started firefighting as a volunteer just after graduating Gloucester Catholic High School in 1995. Dennis was quickly promoted as a career fireman with the department at age 20. He spent 15 years serving his Gloucester City neighbors and had also worked as a career EMT in Bellmawr.... Read more →


Syl McNamee, 90, Reflects on over 50 Years of Volunteer Service at Glendora Fire Company

Syl McNamee, over 50s Years as a Volunteer Fireman GLENDORA, NJ (Nov. 14,2019)--When Syl McNamee blows out the candles on his 90th birthday cake this month, he’ll be doing the same thing he’s done for over five decades: helping to serve the Gloucester Township community as a volunteer at Glendora Fire Company. First joining the station 51 years ago as a firefighter, today McNamee helps out in other ways as an administrative volunteer. He says staying active in the community through the fire company keeps him young and he hopes more people will follow his example and volunteer at the station... Read more →


Philadelphia Fire Dept. to Reopen Fire/EMS Companies with Graduation of Class 196

PHILADELPHIA, PA--A 60-year-old retired postal worker. A three-time graduate of the Fire Academy. A woman whose PFD legacy dates back more than a century. These are just a few of the standout members of Fire Cadet Class 196, one of the largest groups in recent memory to join the Philadelphia Fire Department. The city has been eagerly awaiting the Nov. 13 graduation of these 121 EMT-certified firefighters, who will enable the PFD to begin reopening fire/EMS companies that were closed in 2009 during the Recession. “We are thrilled to welcome these new members, who are committed to our mission of serving... Read more →


Gloucester Township Firefighters Recruiting Junior Volunteers in Area High Schools this Month

Gloucester Township, N.J. (CNBNewsnet)--Four volunteer fire stations are teaming up to find the next generation of firefighters November 18, 19 and 20this month, as they begin recruiting high school students to join their ranks. The Firefighters of Gloucester Township will visit three area high schools to recruit new junior volunteer firefighters as part of its ongoing volunteer recruitment campaign. The campaign will first stop at Timber Creek Regional High School on Monday, Nov. 18. Then on Tuesday, Nov. 19, it will visit Triton Regional High School, followed by a third stop at Highland Regional High School on Wednesday, Nov. 20. During... Read more →