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Chews Vol. Fire Co. No. 1
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 50.033 W 075° 03.786
18S E 494600 N 4409322
Quick Description: The Chews Landing Fire Company (the other name it is known as) was Incorporated in May, 1909 by a handful of interested citizens. The fire station moved here to its present day Somerdale Road location in 1948 and has undergone 3 expansions since.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2008 9:02:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM438X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Firefrog69
Views: 32

Long Description:
The first fire house was located on the Old Black Horse Pike and still stands today as an apartment building. The earliest equipment owned by the fire company was horse drawn. The first motorized piece was a 1918 demo chemical truck costing less than $2000.00.

The two bay fire station now located on Somerdale Road saw renovations in 1962 with a small hall added on. In 1966 the engine room was expanded to four bays. In 1973 still another addition added four more bays, two offices, a meeting room and lounge. Presently the engine room houses two 2004 Pierce Pumpers, a 2005 Pierce Rescue Pumper, a 1992 Ford F-350 Power Wagon, a 2000 Ford Expedition Chief’s Vehicle, a 2005 Ford Explorer Fire Prevention Vehicle, a 2005 Ford Explorer Duty Officer Vehicle and a 1998 95 foot FWD Aerial Scope Ladder Truck.

Gloucester Township Fire District #2 was formed in 1957 by township ordinance. Approximately 5.5 sq. miles, the District is serviced by the Chews Landing Fire Department consisting of both Career and Volunteer Firefighters, responsible for fire suppression, EMS and fire protection and prevention for approximately 25,000 residents. The Fire District has over 260 businesses, two elementary schools, one middle school, over 2,700 students and three large apartment complexes. It is estimated to have over $665,456,670 in ratables.

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Paid or Volunteer: Part Paid / Part Volunteer

EMS Involvement: yes

Has 911 Dispatch: yes

Has Emergency Call Box: yes

Has Emergency Siren: yes

Number of Firetrucks: 4

Related Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
43 Somerdale Road
Blackwood, NJ USA

Number of Emergency Staff: 77


Has Fire Pole: Not Listed

Average Alarms Per Year: Not Listed

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