Wednesday, March 13, 2013
More than five dozen fire company members and their families have signed up to shave their heads on March 24 for St. Baldrick's Day to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.
For Debbie Simone, the fight against cancer is personal. "We have two little kids in Blackwood with cancer that are hosting our event this year," said Simone, the president of the auxiliary of the Blackwood Fire Company in Gloucester Township. "It hits close to home. My 69-year-old mother-in-law is going to get her head shaved to honor her daughter, my sister-in-law, who lost her battle with cancer last year. She was just 45." The Blackwood and Chews Landing fire companies and the Reliance Fire Company of Woodstown are sponsoring a St. Baldrick's Day event in Gloucester Township on March 24 to raise money for pediatric cancer research and raise awareness about the challenges cancer patients face, especially children with cancer. "We have …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Fire district elections are Saturday.
Fire district elections will be held across New Jersey this Saturday, including in Gloucester Township. Polls will be open at the six Gloucester Township fire districts' station houses from 2 to 9 p.m. (Editor's note: Click links below for addresses.) Gloucester Township Patch previews the elections for Blackwood, Chews Landing and Glendora below. Check here for a look at the elections in the Blenheim, Erial and Lambs Terrace fire districts. In Blackwood (Fire District No. 4), incumbent John McCann is running unopposed for a new three-year term on the Board of Commissioners. District 4 voters are also being asked to approve a $1,095,840 tax levy for 2013—a decrease of $7,864 from 2012. In Chews Landing (Fire District No. 2), incumbent …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Police report no injuries in the Tuesday evening fire at Millbridge Gardens Apartments on Blackwood Clementon Road.
Two residents were forced from their apartments Tuesday night after a fire at Millbridge Gardens Apartments displaced them. Gloucester Township firefighters and police rushed to the 400 section of the apartment complex on Blackwood Clementon Road for the fire, which broke out around 5:40 p.m. The blaze was brought under control quickly, but fire and water damage left the two residents unable to return home. One was assisted by the American Red Cross, while the apartment complex management found accommodations for the other. No one was injured in the fire. A township fire marshal said careless cooking caused the fire. Responders to the scene included the Blackwood and Chews Landing fire companies, police, Gloucester Township EMS, Gloucester…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Fire District No. 2 residents get an opportunity to see Santa Claus in their neighborhoods on Dec. 16 and 23.
The fire departments in Gloucester Township sure are keeping Santa Claus busy leading up to Christmas Night. Chews Landing Fire Department will bring Santa to neighborhoods in Fire District No. 2 the evenings of Dec. 16 and Dec. 23. The Kris Kringle-carrying fire truck will leave the Somerdale Road fire station at 6 p.m. each night. On Dec. 16, the fire truck will travel to those neighborhoods on the Chews Elementary School side of Chews Landing Road—Broadmoor, Timber Birch and all the courts off Somerdale Road. On Dec. 23, the fire truck will travel to those neighborhoods on the opposite side of Chews Landing Road—the Lakeview and Hilltop areas, Valleybrook, Glen Oaks, Millbridge, and La Cascata. The fire truck will work its way toward …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Drop off food, blankets and clothing at the Erial, Lambs Terrace or Chews Landing fire stations.
The Chews Landing, Erial and Lambs Terrace fire departments are seeking the public's help getting much-needed food, clothing, and supplies to the victims of last week's Superstorm Sandy. Erial Fire Department and Lambs Terrace Fire Co. are working together as part of a countywide effort to collect items for Sandy victims. That effort has already resulted in a shipment to support 200 displaced North Jersey residents who are currently staying in motels in North Wildwood, according to Erial firefighter Steve Schwegel. (See attached PDF for more information.) Supplies for Sandy victims can be dropped off at the Lambs Terrace Fire Co. station house, at 1781 Sicklerville Road, 24 hours a day. Chews Landing Fire Department is also collecting good…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The drill is scheduled for Monday night behind Chews Landing fire station.
Gloucester Township Police Department, Gloucester Township Office of Emergency Management, Chews Landing Fire Department, Kennedy Emergency Medical Services and New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit will conduct a training exercise behind the Chews Landing fire station Monday, beginning at 7 p.m. The drill will simulate a school bus crash. Members of Boy Scouts Troop 811 will participate in the exercise. Emergency responders will interact with the more than 70 scouts from Troop 811, explaining their roles during a response to such an event. Several members of Troop 811 will use the exercise to complete the requirements for their emergency preparedness and first aid merit badges. Emergency responders will mimic their response to the event …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Chews Landing Fire Department puts out the Stonegate Court fire.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish an attic fire on Stonegate Court, off of Somerdale Road, Tuesday afternoon, police said. Gloucester Township Police responded to the fire at 3:08 p.m. and found smoke coming from the roof. Firefighters from Chews Landing Fire Department and other local companies were making good progress on the blaze, and put out the fire quickly, according to police Lt. Bob Stavola. All occupants had safely exited the home by the time police arrived on scene, and there were no reported injuries. The fire's cause was not immediately determined.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Preliminary investigation shows nothing suspicious about the fire, police said.
There appears to be nothing suspicious about a fire at Millbridge Gardens Apartments Monday evening that displaced two families, according to police. The fire in the 200 section of the apartment complex located at 1341 Blackwood Clementon Road was reported at 6:18 p.m. Monday. Police arrived on scene to find that all residents were out of the second-floor unit where the blaze started. Nearby apartments were then evacuated. The Chews Landing Fire Department, aided by Pine Hill and Lindenwold fire departments, was able to quickly extinguish the fire, according to Gloucester Township Police Lt. Mike Harkins. No one was injured in the fire. Millbridge Gardens management has placed the residents of the two affected apartments in a local hotel …
Monday, August 13, 2012
No one was injured in the apartment fire, police said.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a one-alarm fire at Millbridge Gardens Apartments Monday evening, police said. No one was injured in the blaze, which occurred in the 200-unit block of the apartment complex, Deputy Police Chief David Harkins said. The fire was reported shortly before 6:30 p.m., and the bulk of it had been brought under control by about 6:45 p.m., according to reports. It broke out in a second-floor apartment. The fire's cause remained under investigation as of about 10 p.m., Harkins said. Firefighters from Chews Landing Fire Department and Blackwood Fire Co. were among those to respond to battle the fire. Monday's was at least the third serious fire at Millbridge Gardens in the last nine months. A Dec. 11 fire …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Gregory W. Woodman, of Clementon, is being held on suspicion of setting a barn fire overnight.
A Clementon man is in police custody today on suspicion of setting a pole barn fire overnight that sent one firefighter to the hospital. Gregory W. Woodman, 26, of Higgins Avenue in Clementon, is being held on a variety of charges stemming from the 3 a.m. fire. The blaze broke out around 3 a.m. July 7 on the 1500 block of Chews Landing Road. As emergency crews fought a fully involved pole barn fire—and moved livestock to new quarters to protect them from the smoke and flames—police learned of a suspicious person seen just before the fire from a nearby resident. Officers patrolled the nearby area until they found Woodman, who police said exactly fit the description provided. Woodman struggled with officers, according to reports, until he …