With the pending snowstorm "Juno" approaching, Willingboro Firefighters are asking everyone to take an extra moment to dig out any fire hydrants near their home. Hydrants not only get covered by falling snow, but with snow from plows, and the shoveling of sidewalks. If firefighters have to clear snow and ice from around a hydrant in the event of a fire, it could cost valuable time getting water to ... (Full Story & Photos)
As with any storm, the conditions are continually changing, therefore you need to stay alert for any changes to the forecast. There are many ways to stay up to date on the latest storm forecast and important information. Television, radio, and the internet are the best ways to keep aware of storm or emergency information.
In anticipation of the severe winter storm expected to arrive in New Jersey beginning this evening, Governor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Governor Christie also ... (Full Story & Photos)
On the afternoon of January 14th, members of the department's C Platoon took some time to do refresher training on ice rescue techniques. The crew proceeded to Millcreek Park where they found that the pond by the hill was solid enough for training purposes. Upon arrival at the pond, Lieutenant Friddell along with Firefighters Costello and C. Clark put on the specially designed ice rescue suits. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Lieutenant Friddell uses a hook to push through the cut ice
Willingboro Firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions at a home in Hawthorne Park on the evening of January 6th. While finishing up an incident for a down light pole in Country Club, Supervisor 1610 and Engine 1613 were advised by the county's 911 Center that they received a call for a dryer fire at 19 Hastings Lane. Neighboring fire departments were also dispatched to the incident which was ... (Full Story & Photos)