The Town of Hammonton Fire Department was dispatched to Washington Street North on October 22, 2018, for a house fire. Hammonton Engine 98 dropped a supply line to the front of the structure and its crew stretched two one-inch lines. When Hammonton Tower 9 arrived, they extended their main to the B side and a LDH was tied into them for water supply. Upon the arrival of the Collings Lakes apparatus, Assistant Chief Bill Collins was assigned operations and their rescue truck was set up for RIT. Command had Collings Lake set up their straight stick aerial in the rear of the exposure building to overhaul. Because the water mains in that area were not supplying sufficient pressure, command requested water tenders. Firefighters worked for over an hour to bring the fire under control. This was the first of four calls in Hammonton that day. While firefighters were still on location, mutual aid responded to the 200 block of North Pratt Street for a pot on the stove, a high angle rescue for a roofer who was injured on Marlyn Avenue, and firefighters responded to North Liberty Street for an electrical fire.
– Fire News photos by Ken Badger