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Working High Street Fire 7-29-2015

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Latest Events | No Comments

Best described by Chief’s letter to the Daily Journal.

Chief’s letter to the Daily Journal

 

Come By and Say Goodbye to Chief Hess

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Latest Events | No Comments

May 29, 2015 will Chief Hess’ last day in the office.  Please feel free to stop by and give your best wishes to Chief.  Also, leave your thoughts for Chief Hess on the fire department facebook page; we will be printing them out for him.

 

Chief’s Retirement Speech

Chief Hess Announces His Retirement

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest Events | No Comments

During a Kiwanis luncheon held at the Thunderbolt Club, Chief Kurt Hess announced his plans on retiring at the end of the month.  During their monthly meeting, the Kiwanis Club gave Chief  a plaque thanking him for his years of service.  During his speech, he spoke on Millville’s memorable fires and the fire department’s progression through his forty years, as well as introducing Captain Michael Lippincott as his successor.  

For those who do not know, here is Chief’s timeline with Millville Fire Department:

1975     Becomes a reserve member of the department

1976     Becomes a full volunteer member

1984     Promoted to Lieutenant

1985     Promoted to Captain

1986     Promoted to Battalion Chief

1988     Promoted to Deputy Chief

1988     Elected to Chief

2001     Becomes Millville’s First Career Fire Chief

Of course Chief is not leaving the department, but instead, becoming a volunteer member.

Congratulations, Chief, on a well-deserved retirement!

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Others Covering Chief Hess’ Retirement

Don E. Woods of NJ.com

Congratulations to Our Fire Safety Winners!

April 7, 2015

 

Tonight Kendall Mazur and Kemoira Jones were honored by the Millville Fire Department for winning the local level of the NJ Division of Fire Safety Poster Contest.  Unfortunately, Kendall was not able to attend the ceremony, but will be awarded at a later time.  Kemoira and Kendall both received a poster print of their posters, a MFD t-shirt, a bag of fire safety goodies, and a certificate of achievement from Chief Hess.  They now move on for county judging and hopefully will move all the way to the state judging.  Good Luck, Ladies!

 

Congratulations Kemoira and Kendall on a Job Well Done and Good Luck on Your Way to States!

 

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Millville Firefighters Honored for Acts of Heroism

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

On March 9, 2015, a working house fire on Mulberry Street brought out the best for all fighting the fire.  Four firefighters, though, went above and beyond the call of duty and tonight they were honored for their acts of heroism.  BC Larry Fawcett, FF Terrence Fawcett, and FF Ryan Gandy were awarded the Medal of Gallantry for their actions inside the home to help firefighters escape from the third floor.  FF Scott Haley was awarded a Medal of Courage for his actions on the fire ground in helping all five firefighters to escape the porch roof that they were on after escaping the fire through a second floor window.

Congratulations, Guys!

 

See the presentation video here

 

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Anthony Campbell awarded Volunteer FF of the Year

Saturday, April 4, 2015, Anthony Campbell was recognized by the Millville Elks Lodge as the Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.  Because of Anthony’s selfless devotion to the fire department for the past twenty-five years and his mentoring of the younger firefighters, Anthony was nominated by Chief Kurt Hess.  During the ceremony, Chief Hess read the letter that he wrote to the Millville Elks and Anthony was presented a plaque.

 

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Congratulations, Anthony on a much deserved honor!

 

Click Here ==>See video of Chief Hess reading the nomination letter

Working Fire on G Street – 2/19/2015

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Dwelling Fires, Latest Events | No Comments

On February 19, 2015, at 1016, Station 30 was dispatched to a reported kitchen fire.  Car 30 arrived with nothing showing from the exterior.  When checking the second floor, the Chief encountered a heavy smoke condition.  A second alarm was requested.  Engine 30 arrived on location, laid a supply line, and made an interior attack.  A primary search of the first floor was conducted with negative results.  A third alarm was then struck for manpower due to heavy winds and frigid temperatures.  The scene was cleared at 1411.

Thank you to all who came out and assisted – Station 29, Station 2, Station 13, Station 15, Squad 98, Millville Police, Station 87, and American Red Cross.

See the video created by FF Alex Hess

Photos by Jack Carr

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Working Fire on Mulberry Street

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Dwelling Fires, Latest Events | No Comments

On March 9, 2015, at 0249, Station 30 was dispatched to 601 E. Mulberry Street for a dwelling.  Multiple callers reported heavy fire at the dwelling possibly extending to their own homes. Upon Engine 34’s arrival, Captain Lippincott reported heavy fire on the second floor of 603 E. Mulberry Street.  The crew hit the hydrant at 6th and Mulberry and went into service with an 1 3/4″ line.  The crew noted that there was no fire or smoke on the first floor and continued to the second floor.  The fire on the second floor had extended from the front bedroom into the hall way on the second floor and into the third floor.  The crew knocked down the fire in the hall and front room and started up the stairs to the third floor.  At that time, a second hand line was brought up to the second floor to protect the egress for the first crew.   IC called over the radio to the interior crews that there was a fire on the first floor.  The second interior crew backed their line to the first floor stairs and were met with fire.  They attempted to extinguish, but were unable to and instead, held the fire back until the third floor crew was able to get out.  Thanks to the quick thinking and bravery of BC Larry Fawcett, FF Terrence Fawcett, and FF Ryan Gandy, Captain Michael Lippincott and FF Christine Tonetta were able to escape the third floor and all five firefighters were able to find temporary refuge on the front porch roof.  FF Scott Haley threw an extension ladder to the porch while FF Donald Campbell, despite explosions from the first floor, held the fire back, so that those on the porch roof could get down.  The fire attack went to a defensive mode and was brought under control at about 0520.  Overhaul and clean-up was done and the scene cleared around 0900.  Investigators left the scene at around 1200 and returned on Wednesday to complete the investigation.

Thank you to all those who helped us and the families out that night – Station 29, Station 2, Station 13, Station 87, Millville Police, Millville OEM, Squad 98, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, and Peter Wine.

Watch the video by FF Alex Hess of the first 15 minutes of the fire

Article by Chris Torres of the Daily Journal

Photos from the Daily Journal

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It is with deep regret…

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Latest Events | No Comments

It is with deep regret that the Millville Fire Department announces the passing of Firefighter Charles “Charlie” Campbell, brother of Firefighter Amthony Campbell and uncle to Firefighter Donald Campbell. Charlie faithfully served the City of Millville for 18 years and will be greatly missed by many here at the fire department .
Information on services will be posted at a later time.

 

Charlie Campbell

Winter storm WARNING has been issued for Cumberland County…..

Winter storm WARNING has been issued for Cumberland County…..

 

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING

……WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST TUESDAY

… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW

…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST TUESDAY.

THIS WARNING REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WATCH PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS…ALL OF DELAWARE…MARYLAND’S EASTERN SHORE AND THESOUTHEAST THIRD OF NEW JERSEY INCLUDING WILMINGTON…DOVER AND GEORGETOWN DELAWARE AS WELL AS CAPE MAY AND ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARD TYPES…DANGEROUS COLD THIS MORNING… THEN 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW TONIGHT WHICH WILL END MID OR LATE MORNING TUESDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AS LOW AS 15 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING…DANGEROUS WIND CHILL WILL LET UP LATE THIS MORNING.SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA BETWEEN 6 PM AND 10 PM AND BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT THEN TAPER TO FLURRIES SOONAFTER DAYBREAK TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE TEENS TO LOWER 2OS DURING THE SNOW.

* WIND…WILL BE LIGHT TENDING BECOME NORTHERLY 10 TO 20 MPH TUESDAY MORNING.

* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES BETWEEN 10PM THIS EVENING AND 7 AM TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…THE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO FROSTBITEAND HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. THE SNOW TONIGHTWILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD SLIPPERY TRAVEL ON ALL UNTREATED SURFACES.THE TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE WILL PROBABLY BE SLOWER THAN NORMALAS CLEAN UP EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY WITH THE SNOW IN THE PROCESS OFWINDING DOWN BY MID MORNING.

 

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