Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Santa Claus visits Fire District Nos. 5 and 6 Friday through Sunday.
Santa Claus will visit neighborhoods in the Erial and Lambs Terrace fire districts Friday through Sunday. Santa will be riding fire trucks departing from both Station 85 on Sicklerville Road, in Lambs Terrace, and Station 86 on Williamstown Erial Road, in Erial. If you want to follow Santa's progress and learn how close he is to your neighborhood, sign on to Twitter and follow @Sta85Santa for Lambs Terrace and @Sta86Santa for Erial. Fire-safety tips and other information will also be tweeted from both accounts. The Santa riding on Engine 85 in District 5 will start off along Johnson Road around 6 p.m. on Friday night. Mayfair Meadows and Mayfair Woods will be the first neighborhoods visited. Santa will then make his way along the …
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…
Monday, October 8, 2012
There's a big event planned for Gloucester Township's Sicklerville section tonight.
Fire Prevention Week 2012 kicked off on Sunday. There are plenty of events planned in the Gloucester Township community and at the township's schools. For instance, Erial Fire Department and Lambs Terrace Fire Co. are hosting their annual fire-prevention event at Lowe's on Berlin-Cross Keys Road tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. Gloucester Township Patch invites its readers to post photos and/or videos from this and any other Fire Prevention Week 2012 events to this article. Not sure how to post photos or videos on Patch? Click here for a quick tutorial.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The Erial Fire Department and Lambs Terrace Fire Co. join forces to host the annual event.
Fire Prevention Week 2012 begins Sunday. While younger kids will get in-school visits from firefighters throughout the week, Gloucester Township area families can get together Monday night to learn how to safeguard their homes and get to know a little bit about the fire service at Lowe's on Berlin-Cross Keys Road. Monday's event will mark the sixth consecutive year Erial Fire Department and Lambs Terrace Fire Co. have joined forces to host Fire Prevention Night at Lowe's. There will be firefighting demonstrations, prizes, food and fire-prevention materials available at the event. In addition to Erial and Lambs Terrace, the following fire departments presented fire apparatus at the 2011 Fire Prevention Night: Blackwood, Laurel Springs, …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Results are in for Blackwood.
In an election marked by the typical low turnout, Gloucester Township voters approved fire budgets in all six districts. Saturday’s polling asked voters to approve or reject the fire districts’ spending plans, as well as elect Board of Fire Commissioners representatives. District 1: Glendora Fire Company Budget passed: 39-12. District 1 will raise $286,400 from taxes to support a budget of $332,685 for the all-volunteer station. Incumbents Gary Emmett and John Atkinson ran unopposed for two three-year terms on the Glendora Board of Fire Commissioners and received 45 and 47 votes, respectively. District 2: Chews Landing Fire Department Budget passed: 555-180. District 2 will raise $1,632,130 through taxes to support a $1,815,630 budget. …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Fire elections will be held across the state, including Gloucester Township's six districts, in less than three weeks.
Fire district elections will be held across New Jersey on Saturday, Feb. 18. Only two of the six fire districts in Gloucester Township have contested races this year. The commission races and tax levies to be voted on in Gloucester Township's fire districts are summarized below. Polls will be open at the six district's station houses from 2 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 18. In District 1, incumbents Gary Emmett and John Atkinson are running unopposed for two three-year terms on the Glendora Board of Fire Commissioners. District 1 voters are being asked to approve a tax levy of $286,400 to support a budget of $332,685 for the all-volunteer station. In District 2, there are three people seeking two three-year terms on the Chews Landing Board of Fire …