Mandatory Drill
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 18:30
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Mandatory Drill to review the new response system that we will be putting into place.  Everyone will receive training on the new system and will have the opportunity to set up their phones and electronic devices at this time.


 
Department Members attend Transcaer Training
Thursday, May 30, 2013 
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Members of the Fire Department attended the Transcaer training on Wednesday.  The members learned anatomy of a railcar, how to stop a leak on the valves on railcars and on tank trailers.  They also received training on response to leaking Chlorine vessels.  Those who attended were Chief Al Giampola, Deputy Chief Gary Stevenson, Captain Glenn Roemmich, Lieutenant Mark Pawlowic, Firefighters Kyle Adams and Tom Gouse.


 
Group
   Group
   
New Lieutenant Appointed
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 
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Congratulations to Mark Pawlowic who was appointed as a Lieutenant for the remainder of 2013.


 
What Shelter-in-Place Means:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 
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One of the instructions you may be given in an emergency where hazardous materials may have been released into the atmosphere is to shelter-in-place. This is a precaution aimed to keep you safe while remaining indoors. (This is not the same thing as going to a shelter in case of a storm.) Shelter-in-place means selecting a small, interior room, with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. It does not mean sealing off your entire home or office building. If you are told to shelter-in-place, follow the instructions provided in this Fact Sheet.

Why You Might Need to Shelter-in-Place: Chemical, biological, or radiological contaminants may be released accidentally or intentionally into the environment. Should this occur, information will be provided by local authorities on television and radio stations on how to protect you and your family. Because information will most likely be provided on television and radio, it is important to keep a TV or radio on, even during the workday. The important thing is for you to follow instructions of local authorities and know what to do if they advise you to shelter-in-place.

How to Shelter-in-Place

At Home:

  • Close and lock all windows and exterior doors.
  • If you are told there is danger of explosion, close the window shades, blinds, or curtains.
  • Turn off all fans, heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Close the fireplace damper.
  • Get your family disaster supplies kit and make sure the radio is working.
  • Go to an interior room without windows that’s above ground level. In the case of a chemical threat, an above-ground location is preferable because some chemicals are heavier than air, and may seep into basements even if the windows are closed.
  • Bring your pets with you, and be sure to bring additional food and water supplies for them.
  • It is ideal to have a hard-wired telephone in the room you select. Call your emergency contact and have the phone available if you need to report a life-threatening condition. Cellular telephone equipment may be overwhelmed or damaged during an emergency.
  • Use duct tape and plastic sheeting (heavier than food wrap) to seal all cracks around the door and any vents into the room.
  • Keep listening to your radio or television until you are told all is safe or you are told to evacuate. Local officials may call for evacuation in specific areas at greatest risk in your community.

 
FD Drill & Meeting
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 6:30 pm
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An equipment drill and Department meeting will be held on Tuesday November 27th starting at 6:30 pm.


 
Hurricane Sandy
Friday, November 2, 2012 
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Members of the department were on stand-by at the station from 2100 hours on Sunday October 28th until 0800 hours on Tuesday October 30th.  During that time the department handled 13 calls for service.  Parts of the Billingsport section of town was without power for an extended peirod of time, when a large pecan tree took down a pole and wires at Queen St. & Billingsport Rd.  The majority of the calls were for trees and wires down. 


 
Beacon Ave...
   Beacon Ave...
Queen St.
   Queen St.
New FD Officers
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 
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On October 8th due to the resignation of Mike Liccardello, the Department elected Al Giampola to serve the remainder of the term.  Gary Stevenson remained as Assistant Chief.  The following week Chief Giampola appointed Glenn Roemmich to serve as Capatin and Joan Lutz to serve as Lieutenant.

Chief  Al Giampola

Asst. Chief  Gary Stevenson

Captain Glenn Roemmich

Lieutenant Joan Lutz


 
New Officers
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 
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On Monday October 8th the Fire Dpartment met to elect a new Chief due to Chief Mike Licciardell resigning.  Al Giampola was elected for the remainder of the term..  Congratulations to Chief Giampola !  

Gary Stevenson will continue to serve as Assistant Chief

On Thursday October 18th Chief Giampola appointed Glenn Roemmich to serve as Captain and Joan Lutz to serve as Lieutenant, they will serve until December 31, 2013.


 
FD HOLDS INSTALLATION DINNER!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 
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The Paulsboro FD & Fire Association held their annual Installation Dinner in February at Botto's Restaurant in Swedesboro.Jack Suiter served as MC. Fire Chief Mike Licciardello updated gave an updated report on the FD. Mayor Jeff Hamilton thanked all for the work they do and swore in the officers. Archie Roemmich was honored for 50 years of actrive firefighter service and Dan Berth was also recognized for 40 years. For the LAdies Auxilliary, Bert McMahon was honored for 50 years and Marion Mederus was recognized for 40 years of service. Chuck Shaw received an award for FF of the Year.


 
   
   
FF NOW COUNCILMAN!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 
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Paulsboro FD Assistant Chief, Gary Stevenson, was sworn in as  Councilperson in January. Gary was appointed to fill the spot vacated by Jeff Hamilton who took over as Mayor of Paulsboro. Many of his fellow firefighters attended the swearing in ceremony. Gary's wife Raelynn held the bible as former Mayor, and current Assemblyman, John Burzichelli did the honor of swearing Gary in.


 
   
   
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