On Oct. 12 at 11:07 a.m., the Wildwood Fire Department Squad 3, under the command of Capt. Sacco, and the North Wildwood Fire Department Quint 2 responded to a laundromat in the 2800 block of Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood for a reported commercial dryer fire.
Lower Township police responded with firefighters to a structure fire Sept. 30 at 10:24 a.m. in the 1600 block Bayshore Road. Patrolman William Kocis was the first officer to arrive on the scene. He advised the Cape May County dispatchers and responding officers that there was visible smoke coming from the residence.
Lower Township Police responded to the intersection of Bayshore and Fishing Creek Roads for a reported vehicle fire July 8 at approximately 9:08 a.m. Upon arrival, the vehicle, a 1990 Jeep Wrangler, was fully engulfed in flames.
Wildwood Fire Department was dispatched to the 3000 block Pacific Avenue at 8:04 a.m. July 3 for a reported structure fire on the second floor. The fire was reported in an apartment located above Atilis Gym.
On May 9, at 1:55 p.m., Wildwood Fire Department Squad Company 3, under the command of Capt. Matt Johnson, was dispatched to Schooner Island Marina, located at 5100 Lake Road.
A limited number of free smoke alarms are available for those who cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or for those who are physically unable to install a smoke alarm.
ERMA – At approximately 8:48 p.m. Jan. 1, the Lower Township Police Department, Erma, Town Bank, Villas and Rio Grande fire departments responded to a residential structure fire on the 400 block of Seashore Road.
At approximately 12:24 a.m. Dec. 19, the Lower Township Police Department, along with Erma, Town Bank, Villas and Rio Grande fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Moose Lodge No. 1054 at 569 Seashore Road.
Lower Township Police Department received a 911 call reporting a structure fire located on the 200 block Lennox Avenue, in Fishing Creek, at approximately 5:20 a.m. Nov. 25.
Officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to the first block East Delaware Parkway in Villas for a reported car fire Nov. 2 at approximately 1:30 a.m.
Court House Fire Company No. 1 responded to a structure fire at Abri Animal Hospital, located in the first block Route 47 in Dias Creek around 5:15 p.m. June 23.
Volunteering to fight fires probably requires a lot more time and energy than most people realize, which is one reason why the number of volunteer firefighters is down.