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Prospect Park Fire Co
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CAR FIRE
Sunday, July 26, 2015 
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Car Fire:
This am @0512 companies 7 & 8 were dispatched to the 300 blk of E. Hinkley ave for a Car Fire with Exposures. Engine 8, 07-1 and Snozzle 8 all arrived quickly to find a vehicle fully involved up the set-back driveway. An 1 3/4 was pulled, the wheels chocked, Ansul staged, foam Pro-Pak staged, halligans forward and lights set up quick. The extremely stubborn fire was knocked and the vehicle overhauled and the investigation started. Crews made short work of it all and as usual worked seamlessly together-! Great job by the crews on scene.
7+8=1


 
   
   
CAR WASH
Saturday, July 25, 2015 
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THANK YOU to everyone who came out today to support our 100%Volunteer Fire Company-!
Thanks to all who donated and to the members who came out to work the event-!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.


 
   
   
BUILDING FIRE
Friday, July 24, 2015 
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At 21:16hrs the Company was alerted for the Building response to Brian Court
apartments in Ridley Park. Engine 8 arrived to PD reporting possible burnt food on the stove and no one answering the door. A medium smoke condition was met in the hallway. A crew of two forced entry to the first floor unit and performed a quick search with a PW, while the Chauffeur and one F/F were prepped to stretch. The resident was escorted to awaiting EMS for evaluation. The assignment was held to 07-1 and Engine8 while the crew set up for ventilation for the food on the stove. Crews were in service for just under a half hour.


 
   
   
HONOR THE FALLEN~!
Friday, July 24, 2015 
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This morning a crew of four took Engine 8 and joined Ladder 48 and Ladder 43 on the 420 overpass of I-95. 48 and 43 set up their mains and flew a flag in honor of the two fallen Marines and the one Sailor who were slain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The fallen service members were being escorted by DSP from Dover AFB to Philadelphia International.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, July 23, 2015 
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Tonight the crew critiqued the recent job in Ridley Park and the car fire town. Then the crew turned too on the hands on portion of our large area search rope drill. The crew worked hard for hours honing our skills with the large area search kit and "regular" search rope. A good time had by all.


 
   
   
FIREHOUSE VISIT
   
Thursday, July 23, 2015 
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This afternoon FF's Dormer and O'Connell Jr. should around some little visitors from our community~!

A good time had by all, and thanks to the Ticknor family for the brownies~!


 
CAR FIRE
Monday, July 20, 2015 
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Car fire@1122 on 11th & Penn.;
Engine 8 arrived quickly to find a pick-up truck well involved and attacked same via 1 3/4. The crew from Engine & TAC 8 made short work of the fire, with TAC 8 being sent on an assist the PD call on 13th also.


 
   
   
WORKING FIRE IN RIDLEY PARK
Saturday, July 18, 2015 
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Shortly before 11pm Saturday night we were dispatched to the 500 block of Hinkson Blvd for a building fire. Engine 8 went responding within moments after dispatch. Ladder 48 was the first arriving piece and found a 2 story SFD with smoke showing from the first floor. They went in service with one 1-3/4in handline. Upon Engine 8's arrival, the crew was ordered to conduct a search of the fire building. The crews conducted a primary search of the first and second floors, which were negative. The crews from Prospect also conducted horizontal ventilation, and hooked up Ladder 48 to the hydrant for water supply. Following the search, the crews from Engine 8 &TAC 8 began the overhaul process on the first and second floor to check for extension, which a little was found on the first floor and the crew made short work of it. A fan was placed in service in the rear also. The fire was placed under control and all apparatus returned to service in a little over one hour.
Companies: 7,8,12,48 & 43


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, July 16, 2015 
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WEEKLY DRILL:
Critique of the Ship fire on Mon. and Large Area Search/Rope search drill.
The crew conducted a "black board" and group discussion critique of Monday's ship fire. Then the team conducted Rope/Large Area Search walk through. The crew plans on the full speed hands on drill next week, stay tuned.
A good time had by all-!


 
   
   
SPECIAL DRILL
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 
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ASSIST EDDYSTONE ON A SHIP FIRE.
Monday, July 13, 2015 
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RIT 8, with our TAC & ENGINE, assisted.
The team had front and center our 2 large area search kits, 1 "regular" search rope and 1 2to1 MARS at the ready along with all our RIT cache. Our AED was also front and center (as always) as was our RIT paks etc. the team worked close with the command staff and had Ladder 48 set up for quick access to the upper decks if needs be. Also the crew split up later in the job to relieve some crews and check for extension and smoke throughout the superstructure.
Great job by all units and the teamwork was exemplary. Hats off the crew of the Viking Merlin for making one hell of an attack on the fire.


 
   
   
KEYSTONE FIREFIGHTERS CONFERENCE
Monday, July 13, 2015 
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http://keystonefirefighterconference.com/
   
   
ANOTHER STORM
Thursday, July 9, 2015 
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3RD ALARM ASSIST TO UPPER DARBY FOR WORKER
Monday, July 6, 2015 
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Company 8 was dispatched on the third alarm to assist. Our Engine, Snozzle & TAC made the response as did several Pov's. Our crew was in service for about 4 hours.


 
   
   
THANKS TO OUR COVERS
   
Monday, July 6, 2015 
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Thanks to the Morton-Rutledge, Leedom & Vauclain Fire Companies for the cover last night.
Engine 13, Engine 70 & Rescue 62


 
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