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Voorhees Township Fire Department
2002 S. Burnt Mill Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

 

The Voorhees Township Fire Department
Voorhees Township Fire Department Mission Statement

The Voorhees Township Fire Department is committed to exceeding the expectations of the community we serve, while providing professional emergency services and creating a safe environment through public education.

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Today, February 26, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service plans to conduct prescribed burning. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ฆ๐๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐“๐ฐ๐ฉ. - ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐€๐ซ๐ž๐š ๐Ÿ”ฅPrescribed burns improve habitat for plants and animals, reduce the presence of damaging insects and ticks, and recycle nutrients into the soil. In addition, prescribed burning is an important part of the state's carbon defense strategy. Allowing experts to choose the intensity, timing and interval of fire across the landscape may help prevent a larger uncontrolled wildfire, which would contribute to significant carbon loss. Typically, most prescribed burns take place between February and early April.Today, Feb. 26, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service plans to conduct prescribed burning operations in the following areas.๐Ÿ”ฅ Burlington County - Medford Twp. - Private Property ๐Ÿ”ฅ Burlington County - Tabernacle Twp. - Private Property๐Ÿ”ฅ Burlington County - Bass River Twp. - Wharton State Forest ๐Ÿ”ฅ Camden County - Winslow Twp. - Winslow Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Cumberland County - Maurice River Twp. - Peaslee Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Cumberland County - Millville - Buckshutem Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Cumberland County - Vineland - Private Property๐Ÿ”ฅ Gloucester County - Monroe Twp. - Winslow Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Monmouth County - Millstone Twp. - Assunpink Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Monmouth County - Upper Freehold Twp. - Assunpink Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Monmouth County - Upper Freehold Twp. - Prospertown Lake Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Ocean County - Berkeley Twp. - County Property๐Ÿ”ฅ Ocean County - Eagleswood Twp. - Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Ocean County - Jackson Twp. - Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Ocean County - Little Egg Harbor Township Twp. - Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area๐Ÿ”ฅ Ocean County - Manchester Twp. - Brendan T. Byrne State Forest ๐Ÿ”ฅ Ocean County - Manchester Twp. - Whiting Wildlife Management AreaThis schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. If in doubt about the source of smoke or fire, call 9-1-1 or 877-WARN-DEP (877-927-6337). ๐Ÿ”— Active / upcoming prescribed burn map: www.njparksandforests.org/fire/infotools/rxb.html ABOUT PRESCRIBED BURNING: There are multiple benefits to prescribed burning, which is a safe, effective and efficient means of managing the buildup of forest fuels that may contribute to the start and spread of a wildfire. By actively eliminating sources of fuel that exacerbate forest fire risks through a controlled and prescribed burning program, the Forest Fire Service reduces risk to New Jersey residents, visitors and the environment.Prescribed burns improve habitat for plants and animals, reduce the presence of damaging insects and ticks, and recycle nutrients into the soil. In addition, prescribed burning is an important part of the stateโ€™s carbon defense strategy. Allowing experts to choose the intensity, timing and interval of fire across the landscape may help prevent a larger uncontrolled wildfire, which would contribute to significant carbon loss. Typically, most prescribed burns take place between February and early April.๐Ÿ”— Learn more about prescribed burning in New Jersey: nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2023/23_0012.htm #NJFFS #NJForestFireService ... See MoreSee Less
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During an emergency, using a fire extinguisher can be daunting, particularly if you are not familiar with the correct way to use it. Fortunately, there is a helpful acronym that can assist you in remembering the four simple steps to follow when using a fire extinguisher in the event of an emergency. ๐.๐€.๐’.๐’.๐ull the pin. There is a small pin that prevents the fire extinguisher from accidentally being discharged, all you have to do is pull it out and continue on to the next step.๐€im the nozzle of the fire extinguisher low at the base of the fire.๐’queeze the trigger you just pulled the pin out of. Remember to squeeze it slowly and evenly, so the extinguisher is as effective as possible.๐’weep the extinguisher from side to side to cover all areas the fire may have spread to.Before using a fire extinguisher, it is vital to take some safety precautions. Firstly, assess the fire. If the fire is too large or uncontrollable, do not put yourself at risk. Evacuate the house immediately and call 9-1-1. If the fire is small enough and can be put out safely, you can proceed to use the P.A.S.S. fire extinguisher technique. Always hold the fire extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from yourself and keep your back towards a clear exit. ... See MoreSee Less
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๐‘๐„๐‚๐€๐‹๐‹ : BRS and BULin Liquid Fuel Bottles due to risk of poisoning, burn, and ๐…๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ž. Sold exclusively on Amazon.comRECALL ALERT: BRS and BULin Liquid Fuel Bottles Recalled Due to Risk of Poisoning, Burn, and Flash Fire; Violation of the Childrenโ€™s Gasoline Burn Prevention Safety Act and the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com by WAOLi. Learn More: www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2024/BRS-and-BULin-Liquid-Fuel-Bottles-Recalled-Due-to-Risk-of-Poisoning-Bur... ... See MoreSee Less
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๐‘๐„๐‚๐€๐‹๐‹: Worthington Enterprises recalls EVAS 20 lb propane tanks due to fire hazard.#RECALL: Worthington Enterprises recalls EVAS 20 lb propane tanks due to fire hazard. The recalled propane exchange cylinders could leak gas, posing a fire hazard. Get a replacement. Contact 888-520-1304 or www.recallrtr.com/propanecylinderswww.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2024/EVAS-20-lb-Propane-Exchange-Tanks-Recalled-by-Worthington-Enterprises-D... ... See MoreSee Less
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Lithium-ion batteries supply power to many kinds of devices including smartphones, laptops, e-scooters and e-bikes, e-cigarettes, smoke alarms, toys, and even cars. If not used or charged correctly these batteries can catch on fire or explode. To ensure lithium-ion battery charging safely, here are some guidelines:- Use only approved chargers to prevent damage and overheating.- Avoid charging near flammable materials or sources of heat.- Charge batteries on a flat, stable surface to prevent accidents.- Do not leave charging batteries unattended. - Do not overcharge the battery to prevent potential hazards.- Unplug the charger when the battery is fully charged.- Regularly inspect the battery and charger for damage or defects.- Keep batteries away from water or moisture to prevent short circuits.- Store batteries in a cool, dry place to maintain their integrity.- Do not use a damaged or swollen battery to prevent risks of leakage or explosion.Please make sure to read and follow the instructions that come with your batteries and electronics. The provided guidelines are for informational purposes only. ... See MoreSee Less
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COOKIES WITH SANTA

  THE VOORHEES TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ITโ€™S ANNUAL โ€œCOOKIES WITH SANTAโ€. PLEASE JOIN US ON DECEMBER 16, 2023 FROM 12:00PM โ€“ 4:00PM AT 2002 SOUTH BURNT MILL ROAD, VOORHEES, NJ WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!!!!!

- December 06, 2023
SANTA’S SCHEDULE FOR VOORHEES TOWNSHIP

SANTA SCHEDULE IS POSTED ON TOWNSHIP WEBSITE.ย  THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO DAY AND TIME BASED ON FIRE AND AMBULANCE CALLS.    

- December 03, 2023
VOORHEES TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN AND FALL FESTIVAL

๐™Ž๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š for Voorhees Townshipโ€™s Annual Halloween and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28, 2023, located at 2400 Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ 0843, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This is a family-friendly event that boasts free admission and parking. There will be a DJ, Voorhees Business Associations…

- October 06, 2023
Holiday Care for Trees

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THE LINK BELOW ON IMPORTANT TIPS ON CARING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY TREE.   HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY FROM THE VOORHEES TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT!!!     holidaymessagefortrees

- December 13, 2019