June 15, 2014 - Fire in Audubon

Our ladder and squad company responded on the first alarm to this fire in Audubon Sunday night.

http://njpen.com/fire-rips-through-audubon-home-sunday-night/

May 10, 2014 - Spring Fling

The Oaklyn Fire Department participated in today's Oaklyn PTA Spring Fling. Several pictures from the event have been posted here.

April 25, 2014 - This Day in OFD History

112 years ago today our first meeting was held. In 1895, fire service for what would become the Borough of Oaklyn was provided by the Defender Fire Co. No. 1 of Orston (later Audubon). Several Defender members were from Oaklyn, a section of Haddon Township. Minutes from the Defender Fire Co. No. 1 dated April 22, 1902 note that a motion was made for $43.26 to be drawn in favor of the Oaklyn apparatus fund. That is the first mention of what would become Oaklyn Fire Co. No. 1. On the first page of the beginning minutes book for Oaklyn Fire Co. No. 1, dated April 25, 1902, it is stated that “at a meeting of the Oaklyn branch of Defender Fire Co. No. 1, held at the station (Defender’s fire house), to raise funds to finish Fire Apparatus, also to procure a Charter for a Fire Co. to be known as Oaklyn Fire Co. No. 1, the following Officers were elected for one year.” Officers were elected and it was agreed that membership would be limited to twenty (20). David E. Oakes was elected President and Conrad Bart was elected Chief. The next meeting was to be held at Mr. Oakes’ house on April 30th. At a meeting at Montgomery Hall (present day location of Dunkin Donuts on the White Horse Pike) on June 7, 1902, the name of Oaklyn Fire Co. No. 1 was adopted and the new company officially organized.

Drill - April 14, 2014

We went to the Collingswood drill tower on Monday night to work on fire attack scenarios. Several situations were dealt with that simulated building or house fires in different locations in the tower. The smoke is from our smoke machine, which is realistic but non-toxic. For more photos from the drill, please click the image below:

2014 Pancake Breakfast Pictures

Thank you to everybody who supported our Pancake Breakfast! For more photos from the event, please click the image below:

2014 Pancake Breakfast

Join us on Palm Sunday for our 2014 Pancake Breakfast! Enjoy all you can eat pancakes plus coffee, tea, milk, and juice. Tickets are only $6 each for adults and $4 each for children under 12, and children under 2 eat for free!

For additional details, please take a look at our event flyer.

St. Patrick's Day Beef & Beer - Thanks for Your Support

The Oaklyn Fire Department would like to thank all those who attended our St. Patrick's Day Beef & Beer. Exceptional Entertainment DJ's played to a packed house of energetic partygoers. Pictures of the event can be found on their Facebook Page. Chef Eric's food was exceptional as always, and we're still receiving comments about the delicious corned beef.

The department would like to extend special thanks to the people and businesses that helped make this event happen. Our gratitude to Amato Brothers, Antonino's, McMillian's Bakery, the Oaklyn Manor Bar, Philly's Phatties and Sweet Seasons cannot be expressed in words.

We look forward to seeing all of your smiling costumed faces at our Halloween Party.

Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!

St. Pat's Beef and Beer

The Oaklyn Fire Department will be hosting our annual St. Patrick's Day Beef and Beer at our hall on Saturday, March 15th from 7 PM to midnight. Tickets are $25 each/$40 per pair if you pre-purchase, or $30 each at the door. Your ticket gets you food, beer, wine and soda for the night, and $1 well drinks will also be available. Please call 856-858-1333 to order your tickets. You can also check out the flyer for the event here.

November 17, 2013 - RIP Ken Johns

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of long time Welcome Fire Company (predecessor Oaklyn fire station) and Oaklyn Fire Department member Ken Johns. Ken served with us for over 50 years and was an extremely dedicated member who will be sorely missed.

November 11, 2013 - Extrication Drill

The Oaklyn Fire Department recently held an extrication drill during one of our training nights. For more photos and a description of the drill, please click the image below:

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