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2016
403 calls- 72 drills
 
2015
403 calls- 83 drills
 
2014
390 calls- 76 drills
 
2013
410 calls- 94 drills
 
2012
498 calls- 90 drills
 
2011
563 calls- 98 drills
 
2010
518 calls- 84 drills
 
 
RIT run to Eddystone
   
Monday, July 10, 2017 
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Last night we got called to Barry Callebaut the "chocolate factory " for another building fire @23:30. RIT 8 deployed chemlights, ran saws and stood at the ready. When all was said and done we were available @02:30.

 
Fourth of July Parade
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 
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Today the company participated in the Boroughs Annual Fourth of July Parade.

 
   
   
Ridley Park Fire Works
Saturday, July 1, 2017 
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Tonight Engine 8 did a firework standby in Ridley Park.

 
   
   
Weekly Drill
Thursday, June 29, 2017 
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Tonight for drill the company went out and worked on engine operations. First with master streams using the deck gun and snozzle boom, then later using a standard hydrant hook up and stretched some lines. A good time was had by all!

 
   
   
RIT RIT RIT!!!
   
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 
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The past few days the company has been busy with multiple RIT Runs. On Saturday morning RIT 8 responded to Woodlyn for the basement fire in a house right next to station 67. The crew stood by and did multiple 360's, marked exits and staged our RIT equipment. Early Sunday morning the crew went to Darby for fire, where crews had a fire in the walls. Finally Monday morning RIT 8 went back to Woodlyn for a commercial building fire at a daycare where the sign caught on fire on the exterior of the building.

 
Fathers Day AuxiliaryDrill
Sunday, June 18, 2017 
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This afternoon a crew went out on the TAC for some driver and pump training. While out the crew also handed out some helmets to some kids and helped them cool off a bit!

 
   
   
Weekly Drill
Thursday, June 15, 2017 
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This week the crew went out on Engine 8 and worked on Engine Company Operations.

 
   
   
Fire Works in Prospect Park
   
Saturday, June 10, 2017 
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To cap off a busy day the crew did a standby at the borough fireworks tonight.


 
RIT run to Darby for a 3-alarm Fire
Saturday, June 10, 2017 
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On Saturday afternoon RIT 8 and RIT 19 were added to a Building Fire response in Darby Borough shortly after dispatch with reports of fire through the roof. Soon after arrival of a Second Alarm was added as crews face a fire in both sides of a a 2.5 story twin on Main Street. RIT 8 conducted our normal RIT duties, forced a few doors, removed security bars from windows to help soften the building. Staged our Equipment and did multiple 360's to keep track of conditions.

Photos from our members as well as Darby's Facebook Page.


 
   
   
Fire Prevention Trailer x2!
Saturday, June 10, 2017 
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Station 8 had a jammed packed day today, starting with 2 different events that we took the 12th district fire prevention trailer too. The first was Senator Tom McGarrigle's Kids Expo at Interboro High School. After that the crew packed up the trailer and took it over to Witmer field for Prospect Park Community day. While at community day the crew also responded to a RIT run to Ridley township, and then later another RIT run to Darby Borough for a 3 alarm fire.


 
   
   
Weekly Drill
Thursday, June 8, 2017 
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Weekly drill tonight. Engine company ops, driver operator training. Tac 8 & Engine 8 headed out and put in 2 1/2 hours of solid intense training. A good time was had by all-!


 
   
   
Accident on I-95.
Monday, June 5, 2017 
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Last night around 9:45 PM Company 8 was dispatched for manpower to assist Company 48 (Tinicum Township) with an accident on I-95 with a roll over and multiple ejectons. Company 8 assisted with fluid control, fire protection and lighting. Crews were on scene for over 4 hours. I-95 northbound was completely shut down for a good portion of that time for the investigation.


 
   
   
Auxillary Drill
Sunday, June 4, 2017 
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Auxiliary drill today: 7 members headed out on the Engine & Tac to conduct some engine company operations training. Crews worked on driver operator skills and moving water-! Boom.


 
   
   
Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017 
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On Sunday a crew from Station 8 participated in Eddystone's annual Memorial Day parade, and then later that evening provided fire protection at the launch site of Eddystone's fireworks. On Monday the company participated in the joint Prospect Park/Norwood Memorial Day parade along with Norwood Fire Company, Interboro High School Marching Band and other community groups.


 
   
   
Building Fire at IHS
   
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 
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Yesterday the company was dispatched to a building fire at Interboro High School. There was a smoke condition in one of the classrooms on the second floor. The building was evacuated and it was found to be a burnt out HVAC motor that caused the smoke condition inside.


 
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