The National weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning and tornado watch for the Gloucester county area till 9 pm this evening. Make sure you secure and loose items outside you home and stay inside when the storm approaches the area.
If an emergency arises at your home during the storm dial 911, stay calm and report your emergency to the dispatcher. They will dispatch the Police, Fire and Ems to your location to assist you.
Here a few tips if a tornado arrives in the area.
Immediately go to a safe location that you have identified.
Pay attention to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
Protect yourself by covering your head or neck with your arms and putting materials such as furniture and blankets around or on top of you.
Do not try to outrun a tornado in a vehicle if you are in a car. If you are in a car or outdoors and cannot get to a building, cover your head and neck with your arms and cover your body with a coat or blanket, if possible. ... See MoreSee Less
From fighting fires to organizing special events, there's a lot of ways you can help out at Woolwich Fire Company. Click the link below to learn more about our roles for volunteers:
www.woolwichfirefighter.org/why-volunteer/ways-volunteer/ ... See MoreSee Less
Assistant Chief Shaffer gave more than three decades of dedicated service to his community, and our condolences go out to his loved ones and to all members of the Hillsborough Fire District for this tragic loss.On July 14, 2021, Hillsborough Fire Company #1 and # 2 and district career staff responded to Copart Salvage Auctions located at 2124 Camplain Road for a motor vehicle fire, upon arrival units found a well-involved car fire and began extinguishment. Shortly after extinguishment was under way Hillsborough Fire Company #2, Assistant Chief William Shaffer suffered a medical emergency on scene. He was evaluated and treated by members on scene and transported to RWJ Somerset Hospital by a RWJ BLS ambulance. Upon arrival at the hospital, RWJ hospital staff were unable to revive Assistant Chief Shaffer and he passed away.
Assistant Chief Shaffer was a very active member of Hillsborough Fire Company #2 (Station 37) faithfully serving the citizens of Hillsborough Township for over 35 years, he is survived by his wife Marian and three children. The Hillsborough Board of Fire Commissioners wish to convey their sincere condolences to his family and Hillsborough Fire Company #2 and thank him for his many years of service, may he rest in peace.
“Hillsborough experienced great sadness today with the untimely passing of one of our dedicated volunteer Fireman Billy Shaffer." Said Mayor Shawn Lipani. "Whether you knew him from 37 or from seeing him at work at ShopRite, Billy always had a smile and a good word. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, Marian and his entire family. He will be sorely missed. Rest easy Billy”
Please see today's special E-News bulletin for funeral information. ... See MoreSee Less
Partnering with Woolwich Fire and Cooper Health/EMS Outreach in presenting this important program covering LZ Management. Use this link to register also. forms.office.com/r/rF35E6sY99 ... See MoreSee Less
Serve safely this summer by following these grilling guidelines: ... See MoreSee Less
NON STOP AROUND THE CLOCK
Your Fire Company was hard at work again last night responding to 2 calls in the overnight hours.
Around 4 am, Ladder 2516 and Tender 2514 were dispatched to Pilesgrove Twp. mutual aid to a 3 story Dwelling Fire. The crew from Ladder 2516 assisted with extinguishment and overhaul while Tender 2514 ran in the water shuttle operation.
Around 2 am the Company responded to report of a smoke alarm sounding in a private dwelling, upon arrival the crew found an Unusually High concentration of Carbon Monoxide in the residence. Fortunately the resident made it out safely and was checked out by EMS personnel. The picture below is what our 4 Gas Meter had detected inside. At these levels, severe symptoms can occur with just a few hours of exposure, leading to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours.
EVERYONE PLEASE, If your Smoke alarm or Carbon Monoxide alarm sounds in your home, DIAL 911!!
DETECTORS SAVE LIVES ... See MoreSee Less
Best wishes to our local fire department!!!!
Busy night for the department. The ladder and engine were dispatched for a cover in Woodstown Borough, Salem County while enroute they were redirected to a dwelling fire in Monroeville. After they were released from the assignment and heading back to Woolwich Twp., the county dispatched the company for an alarm system in Woolwich Twp.
Currently, we are on standby for a private fireworks show on Woodstown Road in Woolwich Twp.
As always, our volunteers are dedicated to serving our communities of Woolwich Twp. and the Borough of Swedesboro 24/7. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for all you do ❤️
Thank You and Stay Safe.
We have an amazing and dedicated Volunteer company . The time and efforts given up with family and friends to put us first is priceless . Can’t thank my son and his partners for all they do all day every day . Thank you
Thanks for all you do.👨🚒 👩🚒
Thank you !
We can’t thank you enough! ♥️
Thank you all!
Your a good Cop
Thank you to everyone that supported our monthly hoagie sale.
Our next sale will be Saturday, August 14th. See you then! ... See MoreSee Less
Keith A. Tetreault John Gresko
Woolwich Fire Company Hoagie sale this Saturday July 10 from 10 am till we sell out. Come out to the station and meet your local hero’s and get a hoagie or two or pre order online at
woolwichfd.com/hoagie-sales/ ... See MoreSee Less
Keith A. Tetreault
Clare Platt Beatty since you’ll be home
Please join us in congratulating our newest Firefighter Graduates! Tuesday evening the Fire Co. attended the graduation ceremony of Firefighter Class #0321 of the Salem County Fire Academy. These hard working recruits have completed over 260 hours of required training to become Firefighters!
Congratulations to FF AJ Brown , FF Lucas Santos , and FF Josh Zielinski!
Good Luck, stay safe and welcome to the best job in the world!🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations! Stay safe! ❤️
Congratulations and thank you for your service to our community.
Congrats ! Be safe and thank you !
Congrats on completing fire 1 welcome to the ranks
Congratulations and be safe out there.
Congratulations to you all, especially Lucas!!!!
Congrats & Thank you!!
Congratulations!!! Thank you!!!
Good job Lucas and to all the others .
Congratulations and Thank You!
Fourth of July is this weekend, which means there will be plenty of fireworks in the coming days. Enjoy the shows safely by following these guidelines: ... See MoreSee Less
Your fire company braved the heat and humidity this morning and completed our 2nd Quarter Live Burn. Members concentrated their skills on the Engine and Truck Company working together. Huge thank you to our mutual aid partners from Harrisonville Fire Company , Harmony Fire Company for coming out, the crew on Rescue 5 from Pennsville Fire Co. for covering the station, and the awesome staff at the Salem County NJ Fire Academy staff page.
Great Training for a Saturday!🚒🚒🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less
Our family of Firefighters sends our thoughts and prayers to the first responders and citizens in Miami, Florida. ... See MoreSee Less
Prayers for their safety!
Happening now Ladder 25 is on location at the Swedesboro Diner for a electrical meter fire at the rear of the diner. Power was secured by ACE and the crew extinguished the fire with a dry chem extinguisher. ... See MoreSee Less
Woolwich Fire Co is #1
Wow! Nothing like a little Father’s Day excitement! Thank you for saving the day- again! 🎉🎊
Thank you great job