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Prospect Park Fire Co
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MVA WITH INJURIES
Monday, September 29, 2014 
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Today after returning from the RIT run in Folsom, companies 8 & 7 were dispatched to 13th & Lincoln for another MVA with injuries. Crews arrived quick to find a minor accident and crews blocked traffic, chocked wheels, pulled fire protection. EMS arrived and took over patient care and with the minor nature of the call and no need for fire apparatus the crews quickly returned.


 
RIT RUN TO FOLSOM FOR WORKING FIRE
Monday, September 29, 2014 
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Today at 1532, RIT 8 was dispatched to assist company 18 on a working building fire. RIT 8 responded and arrived quickly right out front to conduct our Pro-active RIT procedures. The team from TAC & Engine 8 +pov's did our hot lap, saw run, ladder toss, equipment cache and stand by. The team stood by at the ready for about an hour before being returned. Crews were confronted with a basement fire and made short work of it.


 
photo: Kc Coons
   photo: Kc Coons
   
MVA WITH INJURIES
Monday, September 29, 2014 
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Today at 1015, companies 8 & 7 were dispatched along with PD and EMS to Chester Pk & Madison ave in town for an MVA with injuries. Crews arrived to find a two vehicle accident with one injury. The fire crew chocked the wheels, blocked traffic, pulled fire protection, put down oil dry and cleaned up the scene. EMS crew treated and transported the patient. The fire crew awaited the tow and then returned.


 
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, September 25, 2014 
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Tonight for drill the team worked on honing for conventional forcible entry skills-!


 
   
   
RIT RUN TO DARBY FOR WORKING FIRE
Thursday, September 25, 2014 
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Today at 1544, RIT was dispatched to Darby again for a working fire. RIT TAC 8 made the responce and arrived quikly to team with fellow RIT 19. Crew conducted their pro-active RIT duties and stood by.

 
   
   
RIT RUN TO DARBY FOR WORKING FIRE
Thursday, September 25, 2014 
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Tonight at 0108, RIT 8 was dispatched to Darby for a working fire. RIT TAC 8 made the responce and arrived to team up with our fellow RIT from 19. Crew deployed and conducted their RIT duties and stood by.

 
   
   
COVER UP TO MILMONT
Saturday, September 20, 2014 
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Today Engine 8 covered station 49 while they battled it out in a charity softball game.  The crew took this opportunity to conduct our bi-weekly Aux. drill and work on some skills. The team worked on ropes and knots, hauling tools, hydrant familiarization, back board and stretcher use, ladders and trash line pulls and packing. The crew staffed 49's for the better part of 9 hours. A good time was had by all~! Nice work and it was an honor to be able to support this effort in some small way~!


 
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CAR FIRE
Friday, September 19, 2014 
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Tonight at 1859, companies 7 & 8 were dispatched to Park st. and Perry for a car fire. Engine 8 and 07-1 responded and arrived quickly to find a smoldering engine compt. The owner had put the fire out with a neighbors pitcher of water. Crews checked and investigated the engine compt. with nothing found and no extension. Crews picked up their equipment and returned.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, September 18, 2014 
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Tonight the Engine's headed out and conducted an Engine company operations drill around town. Pumping, driver training, flowing water was the order of the night.


 
   
   
TRUCK FIRE
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 
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Tonight at 1905, companies 7 & 8 were dispatched to Chester pk and Ladomus for a truck fire. 07-1, Engine 8 and Snozzle 8 responded and arrived quickly to find a semi truck with smoke coming from the rear axil/wheel area. Crews found a brake fire and extinguished same.

 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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Engine company operations.

 
   
   
NEVER FORGET
   
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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"AFTER THE FIRE BLOCK TOUR"
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 
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Tonight a combined crew from Norwood and Prospect conducted our After the fire block tour. The team worked the block around the fire from Saturday night. Smoke detector check and install, battery check and install, fire prevention hand outs, talk to residence about the fire and fire safety etc.

AFTER THE FIRE BLOCK TOUR:

12 years ago the Prospect Park Fire Co. started the program of after a working building fire in our town, we will visit the entire block and go door to door to make sure that all the residents have working smoke detectors and fresh batteries in them. If they do not, we will provide a free smoke detector and install it free of charge. By installing the smoke detector we ensure that it installed and installed properly in the optimum location. Then we train the resident how to test the unit and change the battery. We remind our neighbors to test the detector monthly and change the batteries when you change the clocks for day light savings time. The crews will also hand out Fire Prevention Literature to help ensure our residents are prepared en-case an emergency should happen to them. We also encourage them to attend our annual Fire Prevention Open House in October during Fire Prevention Week. If you or anybody you know that lives in Prospect Park needs a smoke detector please call us at (610)-522-1830




 
   
   
WORKING FIRE IN NORWOOD
Saturday, September 6, 2014 
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Saturday night the box alarm was dispatched for a House fire in the 100 Block of Handerson Ave bring fire companies from Norwood, Glenolden, Prospect Park, and Holmes.  Police were on scene reporting a working fire as Engine 2 hit the street.  Engine 2 and Tower 5 arrived and the crew from Engine 2 advanced a attack line through the front door while Tower 5's crew split up for a search and rescue and to start opening up the roof.  Engine 2 found a kitchen fire and quickly extinguished it while Tower 5 completed their search which they found the family pets and removed them to EMS crews who worked very hard to revive the pets but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries.  Ladder 43 assisted Tower 5 with opening the roof while Engine 8 laid a supply line to the fire ground and assisted with opening up and checking for hot spots on the second floor.  Fire was quickly placed under control and units cleared the scene as they went available.  RIT 09 and RIT 20 stood by for firefighter safety during the incident. Photo credit Officer Byrne


 
   
   
MVA WITH INJURIES
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 
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Today at 1356, company 8 and 2 were dispatched to Chester pk & W. Amosland for an MVA with injuries. Crews from Norwood and Prospect arrived and assisted EMS, pulled fire protection, blocked traffic, put down oil dry and cleaned up the debris.


 
   
   
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