Willow Grove NJ Fire Company  - Pittsgrove NJ

Willow Grove

Fire Com
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 Mission

The mission of the Willow Grove Fire Company shall be the protection, preservation and well-being of the health, safety, and property of all persons residing, working or otherwise traveling within Pittsgrove Township. We shall accomplish this mission not only through the fire suppression but also fire prevention and education. We shall maintain a high standard of training and education, act and perform in a safe, courteous, and professional manner, strive to create a strong bond with the community and interact professionally with other township departments. As members of this department, we have chosen to be part of a team that takes pride in representing this mission through dedication and integrity.                        

The members of the Willow Grove Fire Company would like to Thank all the veterans on this Memorial Day while remembering the veterans who lost their lives protecting this country.

 

On Monday May 13, 2019 the Willow Grove Fire Company was dispatched to the intersection of Buck Road and Lawrence Corner Road for a vehicle fire. Upon arrival the found a van well involved in fire and crews went into operation. The fire was quickly extinguished and units were back in service within an hour. 

On Monday May 13, 2019 the Willow Grove Fire Company was dispatched to the intersection of Buck Road and Lawrence Corner Road for a vehicle fire. Upon arrival the found a van well involved in fire and crews went into operation. The fire was quickly extinguished and units were back in service within an hour. 

THANK YOU to all who supported our 2019 event hope you can join us again next year!

he Annual Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary

Chicken BBQ   Tickets are Available!

There is a couple ways you can get yours...
-Contacting any Ladies Auxiliary Member

On Sunday March 24, 2019, the Willow Grove Fire Company welcomed Girl Scouts Troop 92061 and Brownie Troop 92764 to the station. They were shown various pieces of apparatus and the gear the firefighters wear. We would like to thank the girls for stopping by the station and learning what the firefighter do on a daily basis.

On Tuesday March 5, 2019 the Monroeville and Willow Grove Fire Companies, along with the Woodstown American Legion Ambulance, were dispatched to the intersection of Harding Highway and Taylor Roads for a report of a motor vehicle Crash. Upon the arrival of Engine 17-3, under the command of Chief Foote, reported entrapment and special called the Elmer Fire Department to secure a helispot. Upon the arrival of Rescue 229, their crew assisted the Monroeville Fire Company personnel in removing the entrapped subject. The occupant was transported to the helispot where they were airlifted to Cooper Medical Center. The crash is being investigated by the New Jersey State Police. 

On Monday February 12, 2019 the Willow Grove Fire Company and Woodstown EMS were dispatched to Parvin Mill Road and Willow Grove Road for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon their arrival it was learned there was a three vehicle crash resulting in three injuries. One of the occupants was entrapped when Rescue 229 went into service to remove the occupant. All occupants were transported to local medical centers and the New Jersey State Police are investigating the crash. The roadway was closed for approximately 90 minutes.

On Monday February 4, 2019 the Willow Grove Fire Company and Woodstown EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Alvine Road and Upper Neck Road. Upon their arrival there were two injuries resulting from the crash involving a commercial truck and passenger vehicle. All occupants were self extricated and transported to local medical facilities. A second ambulance was requested from Gloucester County EMS. The New Jersey State Police are investigating the crash.  

The Willow Grove Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire District 2, Pittsgrove Township, NJ will be accepting sealed bids for a 2004 Ford Expedition. The vehicle will be sold as is which includes the emergency lights, UHF and VHF mobile radios, siren and control box. There are approximately 45,000 miles on the vehicle. A minimum bid will be $4,000.00 with all bids being submitted in a sealed envelope and labeled 2004 Ford Expedition. The bids shall be mailed to the Willow Grove Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire District 2, Pittsgrove, NJ 08318. All bids will be reviewed on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at 1900 hours during the regular business meeting of the board of fire commissioners. The board of commissioners reserve the right to refuse any or all bids. Inspections of the vehicle can be made by contacting 856-696-2270.

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On Monday December 10, 2018 members of the Willow Grove Fire Company and ESI / Holmatro spent the evening reviewing some of the latest equipment and performing some practical evolution. Vice President Pat Grubb held a brief lecture at the station before units went to Porchtown Recyclers to put the knowledge in motion.

We would like to thank both Vice President Grubb and the Porchtown Recyclers for their continued support of the emergency service agencies in the area. 

  

 

On Thursday December 6, 2018 the Willow Grove Fire Company and Elmer EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Buck Road and Lawrence Corner Road. Upon their arrival, it was learned there was a commercial vehicle on the side of the roadway and the operator had self extricated themselves with minor injuries. The fire company was released by the New Jersey State Police while they conducted their investigation.

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It's that time of year again! Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries™!
DST ends Sunday, Nov. 4, so you should set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. The change officially comes at 2 a.m. local time on the first Sunday in November.



103 Fallen Firefighters to Be Honored at National Memorial on Sunday, October 7

During the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 7, 2018, the U.S. Fire Service will pay tribute to the lives of 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died in previous years.

More information about it this event can be found here https://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/


The location of this fire was at the intersection of Centerton Road and Dealtown Road. During the time of the fire the Willow Grove and Norma Fire Companies were still in their infancy while the Centerton Fire Company had yet to be organized. We ask as this day nears, to reflect on the sacrifices these men made on the 75 anniversary of their passing.  

Source: Bridgeton Evening News October 1943

Line of Duty Death: Royal J. Rainear and Harold Jackson 10/05/1943

Royal J. Rainear, regular driver, and Harold Jackson, volunteer hoseman, both died in the line of duty on October 5, 1943 while operating at a massive fire at the George Schalick and Sons Feed Mill in Centerton. Assistant Chief Robert Mulford, Dave Meyers, Royal Rainear and Harold Jackson were operating a line hosing down hot spots when they plunged into a deep grain pit. Meyers escaped, Chief Mulford clung to the hoseline but Jackson and Rainear plunged into the red hot grain bin. Around 6 pm Tuesday night a neighbor of the mill saw smoke coming from the grain elevator and notifed Mr. Schalick, who was still in his office at the plant. An alarm was sounded for the fire departments from Elmer and Bridgeton. Bridgeton sent its new pumper, Carl Horner driving, with a crew of nine. Other departments, including Vineland, were summoned as the fire grew before Elmer, six miles away, and Bridgeton, seven miles away, could reach the scene. Elmer Fire Chief Charles Nelson commanded the scene until relieved by Bridgeton Chief John Peguesse late into the night. Assistant Chief Robert Mulford, Dave Meyers, Royal Rainear and Harold Jackson plunged into the burning grain bin four hours into the fire. The four firemen were taking a hoseline into the building as the floor around the grain chute collapsed sending them into the pit. Jackson and Rainear could not escape as the grain acted like quicksand. State Police two-way radio cars quickly called their Hammonton headquarters who in turn telephoned City Hall with a request for the City's ambulance and inhalator. John Price was attributed with pulling Rainear and Jackson from the pit after entering from the grain chute as other rescuers forced a door in the lower part of the bin, allowing Price to pull out the bodies. Price's hands were burned during the heroic event. Both Price and Rainer were members of the Department of Defense plant fire department in Pedricktown. Twenty-three Bridgeton firemen fought the flames and the City's flood light unit was used at the scene. The Bridgeton Salvation Army mobile canteen car also responded providing firemen with food and refreshment. State Police Detective Clitch of the Malaga station and Inspector of Police Norman Fletcher investigated the blaze. It is reported that the fire was the result of a carelessly tossed match or cigarette near the loading dock. Royal J. Rainear was a well-known member of the fire department having served for ten years and was a regular driver. Rainear was 34 years of age. Harold Jackson was also a popular member and had served as a volunteer hoseman for three years. Jackson was 32 years of age.



Come and enjoy some food at our annual Pig Roast BBQ as we welcome in the fall season. This event has become and annual favorite and with your support, a fan favorite. Tickets are $12.00 each and we ask you to purchase advanced tickets however walk-ins are always accepted. Each dinner comes with a sandwich, baked beans and corn on the cob plus a desert. If you would like a ticket please email us and we will deliver a ticket to your residence. There will also be a limited amount of mums for sale as in years past but if you would like to order some in advance, again please email or telephone us at 856-696-2270.

Recently Tender 225 attended the 141st Annual New Jersey State Firemen's Association parade in Wildwood, NJ. After much hard work and dedication, and a judges review, the unit took 1st place in the Tender category for the State of New Jersey. 

On Tuesday August 28, 2018 units were dispatched to a residence on Alvine Road for a report of a dwelling fire. Upon their arrival, smoke was observed from the rear of the residence with fire in the soffitt and attic area. Crew made a quick attack and were able to contain the fire to those affected areas. Crews returned to service within two hours.

On Saturday August 18, 2018 the Willow Grove Fire Company attended the community event in the Brotmanville section where the residents enjoyed a few hours of fun and entertainment. Kids were able to play games and talk to the firefighters. We would like to thank the committee for inviting us to the event and hope to see everyone again in the future. 

 

On Sunday August 19, 2018 the Willow Grove Fire Company responded to an alarm system at the Friendship Baptist Church at the intersection of Garden Road and Gershal Avenue for an activated fire alarm system. Crews checked the interior of the facility with members of the congregation and with everything being in order, returned to service. 

On Saturday October 6, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM we will be hosting our annual Pig Roast fundraiser. Please come out and enjoy a meal and see people you haven't seen in a while in addition to meet your firefighters. You can either eat at the station or take out if you like. We do offer delivery but only of 10 dinners or more to your location. Please contact 856-696-2270 or see a Willow Grove Firefighter to purchase your tickets. We encourage advanced ticket sales to ensure you have a meal as in years past you have made our event a sell out  

In support of the local Girl Scouts, the Willow Grove Fire Company is the host site for you to bring your dog and have them groomed. The event is this Saturday August 4, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at the fire company 879 Willow Grove Road Pittsgrove. Please come out and support the Girl Scouts and their event.
Come for a fur-tastic day of puppy pampering AUGUST 4th!!
$10 for a wash
$10 for nail clipping
$5 for brushing
$25 for a full pampering service!

In the early morning of July 31, 2018 the Willow Grove Fire Company was dispatched to the Norma section of Pittsgrove Township to assist with a dwelling fire on Wallace Street. Ladder 226 arrived and was tasked with ventilation and assist with suppression. Tender 225 supplied water while Rescue 229 was utilized for their cascade services.There were no occupants or firefighters injured but the homeowners were aided by the Red Cross. Crews returned to service after three hours.


On Sunday July 22, 2018 units were dispatched to Fork Bridge Road for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, it was learned the operator of the vehicle was entrapped and needed to be extricated. Once the occupant was removed from the vehicle he was transported by the Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services to Cooper Hospital. The Franklinville Fire Company was dispatched to assist with the extrication.


MAKE UP RAIN DATE.......
CHARITY DOG WASH

Come for a fur-tastic day of puppy pampering AUGUST 4th!!
$10 for a wash
$10 for nail clipping
$5 for brushing
$25 for a full pampering service!

Bring your babies between 12-4pm

WILLOW GROVE FIRE HALL
879 Willow Grove Rd, Pittsgrove , NJ

ALSO ATTENDING:
Sedona Sheppard Rescue
Sandi Gledhill Grooming
Jace's Petsitting

Can't make this one....Mark your Calendar for August 26th at Elmer Fire Hall 12-4pm

Fundraiser is hosted by Girl Scout Troop 91627 for their Silver Award that will benefit the Pittsgrove and Elmer Fire Stations and Elmer Ambulance Corp.

In recent weeks we have received several telephone calls regarding to the filling of pools. Yes, the Willow Grove Fire Company fills pools within Pittsgrove Township and we do charge a fee. All we ask is you please make sure you have all the safety measures in place and the pool had been inspected by one of the Township officials. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 856-696-2270 or [email protected].

 

If you are unsure of the requirements, please refer to the following link: http://www2.iccsafe.org/states/newjersey/nj_residential/pdfs/nj_res_app-g.pdf  

 

The members of the Willow Grove Fire Company ask everyone to "Pump Up The Purple and Band Together" and join in the fight against the disease Lupus. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Help us battle the fight against this disease and support our biggest fire company supporter Kellie Mavroff.


Fire Prevention Week

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

Fire Prevention Week In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home by using our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.