On Saturday March 23rd, members of the HHFD traveled to Philadelphia to participate in the American Lung Association's Fight For Air Stair Climb. This annual event raises money for awareness and research for lung disease. This is the fourth year that the HHFD has been represented at this event.
This year 18 members signed up for the challenge of climbing 50 flights of stairs wearing firefighting gear, some even with SCBA. This was an excellent physical fitness training exercise to help keep us in shape for the strenuous requirements of firefighting.
The HHFD Stair climb team raised $2700 to go towards the over $160,000 raised at the event. Congratulations to all that completed the 1,088 steps and made it to the top.
In the afternoon of Saturday, February 23, 2013, the Haddon Heights Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 101 White Horse Pike in Haddon Heights. The first responding units were able to see a smoke column in the sky from multiple blocks away. There were no fire department injuries, but unfortunately one civilian was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, and there will be information in the future regarding any updates.
Anyone with additional pictures of this incident, or past incidents, please contribute by e-mailing them to HaddonHeightsFire@Gmail.com
Photo Credit: Mark Quinter, Oaklyn NJ
Responded to 357 incidents of which 68 were mutual aid to other municipalities.
1,189 hours of in station training was conducted. This number does not include the training listed below.
Three new members successfully completed the Fire Fighter I course and passed the National Pro Board requirements. Three others successfully completed the Fire Fighter II course.
One member successfully completed the EMT course and is now a state certified EMT.
Another successfully completed The International Arson Association Investigators (IAAI) course.
Another member completed The Right Front Seat Course.
Two successfully completed the departments nine module Driver Training Program for all of the department’s suppression vehicles, and another has completed the program for two of the vehicles.
Two Lieutenants moved up to the rank of Captain, and a new Lieutenant was elected.
The Departments Explorer Scout Program had six new members join the program.
The Fire Prevention Office conducted 457 inspections and 299 reinsertions. The office continued to present various Fire Prevention activities, as well as the installation of smoke detectors and batteries for those residents who requested them.
Happy New Year Everyone! Congratulations on a New Year, and that new resolution!
Now that you've checked everyone else's 2013 resolutions, and checked your own Facebook, we ask that you take the five minutes to check the smoke detectors in your house. It will only take a few minutes, but will reassure that you, your family, and your personal property remain safe throughout 2013!