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2013
410 calls- 94 drills
 
2012
498 calls- 90 drills
 
2011
563 calls- 98 drills
 
2010
518 calls- 84 drills
 

Prospect Park Fire Co
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Snozzle 8

 
TRUCK FIRE WITH EXPOSURE
Saturday, April 5, 2014 
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This  morning shortly after 4 AM Companies 7 and 8 were alerted to a vehicle fire behind the Prospect Park Borough building. The police advised that there was an exposure to the Diesel Fuel tank next to the building. Upon arrival of Engine 8, the assignment was upgraded to a building bringing Companies 2 and 43 as well. The crew from Engine 8 pulled the front bumper line from the engine and started work on extinguishing the fire in the dump truck. Snozzle 8 arrived closely behind and supplied Engine 8 with its tank water. 07-1 also gave Engine 8 its tank water. Crews from Ladder 43 went to the roof and checked for extension while crews from 07 and 02 checked the interior of the building. Once the fire was extinguished the building was ventilated and crews wrapped up and were made available. Crews were in service for about an hour and a half total before returning to the station.




 
ACCIDENT WITH ENTRAPMENT
Friday, April 4, 2014 
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Tonight at 2102, companies 2 and 8 were dispatched to the 300bkl of South ave in Norwood for a accident with entrapment. Fire crews arrived to find the victim already extricated, the team from Norwood and Prospect secured the vehicle and pulled fire protection and also cleaned the scene.


 
AUXILIARY DRILL
Sunday, April 6, 2014 
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Today for Auxiliary drill the crew went out and went over using the Pro-Pak on the engine. The crew went over with one of our newer members how to set up the Pro-Pak as well as how to apply foam and when it would be used. The crew also pulled the front bumper line a few times and worked on advancing the hand line. Once back in the station the crew cleaned and restored the Pro-Pak so it would be ready for the next time it would be needed.The next Auxiliary drill will be Saturday April 19th at the harness class. A good time was had by all in attendance.




 
   
   
HAZ-MAT CLASS
Thursday, April 3, 2014 
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Tonight the crew gathered for the final installment of Haz-Mat ops. Our friend Darrel Harris came out and instructed the group on the finer points of Haz-Mat response. Thanks Darrel for a great couple of classes~!


 
   
   
HAZ-MAT CLASS
Thursday, March 27, 2014 
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Tonight the crew gathered once again for our weekly drill, this week haz-mat was on the menu. Our great friend Darrel Harris was the instructor and as is the case every year knocked it out of the park~! Thanks buddy.


 
   
   
DOOR CLASS FOR EDDYSTONE-SPECIAL DRILL
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 
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Tonight the crew gathered for another great night of training. Three members stayed in quarters and worked with company 12 again for the advanced forcible entry class, while six other members headed out and met up with company 49 at an acquired structure. The crew worked hard and put in about 3 hours of hands on training (door & house). It was a great night and a good time had by all~!

Thanks to Eddystone for giving us the opportunity to teach both our door classes and to Milmont for the invite, hospitality and leadership at the acquired structure.


 
   
   
GAS LEAKS/ODOR
Friday, March 21, 2014 
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Tonight company 8 & 7 and later company 2 were dispatched to various addresses and intersection in Prospect and Norwood for gas odors. The crew from all three companies canvassed the areas with nothing found. Crews used multi-gas meters and also called for PECO to no avail, it would appear that the odor was transient and no issues found, crew talked with concerned residence and then returned.


 
MVA WITH INJURIES
Thursday, March 20, 2014 
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Tonight just when the crew was getting deep into our RIT awareness class, the company was dispatched to Norwood for an MVA with injuries. Engine and Rescue 8 responded and arrived quickly with 02-1 and EMS. Fire crews blocked traffic, lit the scene, put down oil dry, pulled fire protection, secured the battery and cleared debris.


 
   
   
RIT AWARENESS CLASS
Thursday, March 20, 2014 
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Tonight the crew gathered with fellow RIT's Holmes and Swarthmore to participate in RIT awareness class. Our good friends from Safety & Survival put on a great class~!


 
   
   
DOOR CLASS FOR EDDYSTONE
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 
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Tonight the team put on our basic forcible entry class for Eddystone fire company. The crew worked for several hours honing basic conventional forcible entry skills~!


 
   
   
BUILDING FIRE IN TOWN
Monday, March 17, 2014 
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This morning at 0858hrs Company 8 was hit out for the building response to the 600 blk of 13th Ave with injuries to children. Along with company 8, companies 7, 2, 48 and RIT 14 were dispatched and responded. With 02-5 and Snozzle 8 on the street PD advised that it was a possible heater backfire and the residents will need to be checked out. 02-5 arrived quickly with Snozzle 8 right on there heals to confirm what PD advised and checked to make sure there was no fire ,having found none the assignment was held to Co. 2 and Co.8. Ems checked the residents and decided it would be best to transport for evaluation due to the age of the children and make sure the adults were ok also. Crews ventilated the house with a smoke ejector and checked the house for elevated CO levels, when the levels were at O all units wrapped up and returned. On a side note, the smoke detectors did alert the residents of the smoke condition in the house. Smoke Detectors DO Save Lives!

 
   
   
RIT RUN TO LEEDOM
Monday, March 17, 2014 
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Tonight right around midnight, RIT 8 was dispatched for a building fire in Leedom at Parkwood towers. TAC 8 responded and deployed on scene for what turned out to be a fan motor on Div 4. First in crews split the lay at the top of the drive and Prinston ave, stretched 1 3/4 and made short work of the small fire. RIT 8 was returned quickly and lent a hand to the crew from 67 packing their supply line. The crew retuned to the station and had a quick critique and group discussion on the RIT challenges at that type of occupancy and the RIT events anticipated.

 
   
   
BRUSH FIRE
Sunday, March 16, 2014 
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Today at 1437, companies 8 & 7 were dispatched to Interboro High for a brush fire. Engine 8, Snozzle 8 and 07-1 made the response and arrived to find a 15x15 smoldering fire under the bleachers on the field. Crews used 2 water extinguishers to control the fire. The team returned quickly and was in service less then 10min.

 
   
   
RIT RUN TO DARBY
Friday, March 14, 2014 
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Tonight at 2305, RIT 8 was dispatched to Darby for a working fire. RIT 8 responded with the TAC and Engine and arrived to team up with our friends from RIT 19. The crews deployed and set up and marked the exit with our Green Chem light. The attacking crews made short work of the top floor fire and the RITS were returned quickly.

 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, March 13, 2014 
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Weekly drill Thursday night:
Tonight the crew had a lot going on, we conducted a district wide critique of last weeks job, had the CISM team out talking to the members and the balance of the crew was putting the news guys through our "rookie book" process. It was another productive night at the 8 house. The Officers and members would like to thanks the district and Norwood for coming out and participating in the critique and also the gang from the CISM team for taking the time to help and talk to the members-!


 
   
   
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