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"I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a Fireman. The position may in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which a fireman has to do,believe his is a noble calling.
"Under the impulse of such thoughts the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice."
-- Edward F. Croker
Chief of Department
"2 More" join the ranks at HFC
Haddon Fire Company No.1 would like to congratulate and welcome 1 new member, Kimberly D’Angelo and 1 new Explorer/Junior firefighters, Joseph Walls, to its organization.
On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at the Commissioners Meeting in Borough Hall, Commissioner Neal Rochford swore in the 1 young lady and 1 young gentlemen in front of their friends, families and attending residents. With the swearing in of Kimberly D'Angelo, HFC now has two active female firefighters in its ranks.
Mayor Kasko, Commissioner Moscatelli and Officials were in attendance from the Borough, in addition to Chief Sam Trotman, Asst. Chief Tim Green, Lt. Joe Walls, and Explorer Advisor Joe Dunn from HFC. During the application process, it was determined that each of these individuals brought their own unique background and skillset to the proverbial table and possessed the required, undying desire to help those in need. The members of Haddon Fire Company No.1 wish you well and the best of the luck.
Structure Fire 319 Windsor Ave Haddonfield, NJ
At approximately 9:30 pm, on Saturday, June 25, 2016, volunteer firefighters from Haddon Fire Company No. 1 (HFC) were dispatched to a reported unattached shed fire in the 300 Block of Windsor Avenue in Haddonfield, NJ. Haddonfield Police Officers arrived on location and confirmed that all occupants (2 adults and 1 child) had fled the residence and were accounted for and all were uninjured.
The Fire Chief arrived on location and reported a fully involved garage fire extending to the nearby residence. The Fire Chief immediately upgraded the alarm to a Task Force Assignment, which automatically added additional resources to Haddon Fire Company, (engine from Haddon Heights and a ladder from Westmont).
The fire department found heavy fire conditions compromising the rear siding of the house. The flames reached heights of the 2 story single family home and also ignited a nearby 75 foot evergreen tree and yard fencing. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in less than 20 minutes utilizing water and the compressed air foam system. Volunteer firefighters remained on scene until approx 1:00 am to ensure that all areas of the fire were completely extinguished and to further assist Fire Investigators from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but is likely to be ruled accidental.
There was minimal damage to the home and other nearby structures due to prompt notification to 911 by the homeowner, the assistance of neighbors and Haddonfield Police, and the quick response by Haddon Fire Company and their mutual aid fire companies.
"2 & 2" join the ranks at HFC
Haddon Fire Company No.1 would like to congratulate and welcome 2 new members, Michael Lipinski and Russell Richards, and 2 new explorer/junior firefighters, Doug Huber and Thomas Kenny, to its organization. On Tuesday, May 24 2016, at the Commissioners Meeting in Borough Hall, Commissioner Neal Rochford swore in the 4 young gentlemen in front of their friends, families and attending residents.
Push Up Challenge
On May 26th, 22 members of Haddon Fire Company #1 teamed up with some its friends from the Haddonfield Police Department and Haddonfield EMS to raise awareness for a commendable cause.
Active Heroes (https://activeheroes.org/) is a nonprofit organization which provides support and resources for military and their families. Most notably, their mission and the focus of their “Carry the Fallen” events are aimed putting an end to a very ominous problem – the fact that 22 of our own US veterans commit suicide every day. Lt. Brian Poliafico of HFC came across the organization a few years back and brought it to the attention of the Company. As a result, Haddon Fire with the help of its colleagues, friends and affiliates had partaken in numerous events over the last 4 years in an event to help raise awareness. This particular event brought all of Haddonfield’s Emergency Medical Services together for a “22 Push-Up Challenge” under the direction of Detective Corporal Danielle Mueller from HPD. In a beacon of solidarity, approximately 30 public servants counted off in unison as they were completing the task together. We salute you!