The Willingboro Fire Department will be conducting its annual Youth Fire Academy Class from July 11th - 22nd. The class will be open to students from ages 14-17 who may be interested in a fire service career. Students in the class will be given an opportunity to participate in various aspects of the fire service.
The class will be held at Willingboro Fire Headquarters, located at Charleston Road ... (Full Story & Photos)
Willingboro Fire Department Youth Fire Academy 2016
Cadets using the Jaws of Life to remove the doors from a car
The days of a fire department just responding to fires have long been forgotten. Fire departments across the United States respond to a variety of emergency incidents every day. During the Youth Fire Academy, the cadets will learn about several different types of emergencies and training that Willingboro firefighters respond to during their shift. The cadets will learn about Vehicle Extrication ... (Full Story & Photos)
During the early days of the Youth Fire Academy you will learn about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). That is just the start of your introduction into the fire service. Any firefighter will tell you that there is always something to learn when you're in this business. While at the Youth Fire Academy, you will also learn about other important things ... (Full Story & Photos)
Cadets working together to control a 2.5 inch hose line which can flow 350 gallons per minute
Firefighter E. O'Donnell teaches the Youth Fire Academy about PPE and SCBA.
Becoming a firefighter requires time, persistence, and dedication. All brand new firefighters spend much of their early training in the classroom. In the classroom they learn about the history of the fire service, types of apparatus and equipment, forcible entry, and many other fire service subjects. One of the most important subjects they learn about is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Two children were able to escape a burning home on the afternoon of May 15th. Willingboro Firefighters, along with firefighters from neighboring towns, were called to Buxmont Lane for a house fire at 3:14 pm. Engine 1613 was advised that several 911 calls were received stating that smoke was coming from the home. At 3:19 pm, the engine arrived on location and had smoke coming from a single story ... (Full Story & Photos)
Smoke coming from the rear as the fire is being extinguished by firefighters