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Prospect Park Fire Co
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Snozzle 8

 
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, January 28, 2016 
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Weekly Drill 1/28:
The crew of 10 gathered and started the night working on SCBA & RIT pak familiarization. Then the team honed our skills on forcible entry-! IRONS UP.
These are a few of our favorite things-!


 
   
   
SLEDDING ACCIDENT/RESCUE
Sunday, January 24, 2016 
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At just before 5pm this evening the Company was dispatched for the EMS assist to 13th and Madison Ave for the sledding accident. The crew was just finishing up from another call and sent the two EMT's out first in Utility 8, followed closely by the Engine. Our EMT's started patient care prior to the arrival of EMS when it was determined it was best to use a haul system to safely get the patient up the hill. The crew of Engine 8 set up a change of direction with a Gibbs for brake at a suitable anchor point at the top of the hill. The patient was slowly guided back up the hill on the stokes basket to the top of the hill and transferred to the ambulance. A refresher drill on Thursday evening paid off almost instantly. A good job by all on scene.


 
   
   
STORM CREW
Saturday, January 23, 2016 
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Storm crew staffing was out today shoveling out hydrants and came across several disabled vehicles. The crew helped multiple motorists while out searching for buried hydrants. In the last pic can you see the hydrant? Please help us help you by shoveling out the nearest hydrant to your residence. Crews will be staffing the night again.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, January 21, 2016 
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Drill Thursday night drill consisted of sledding accident review. The crew went over different haul systems- one to one and 3 to 1 Z-rig set ups, different belays and use of prison cords vs. Gibbs Ascender. A great time was had by all.


 
   
   
COVER TO DARBY
   
Saturday, January 16, 2016 
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Keeping Darby safe.
Cover. ‪#‎TAC8‬


 
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, January 14, 2016 
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The focus of the night was on equipment review. Went over Hurst and Power Hawks tools and how they work. Next was saw review and usage.


 
   
   
AFTER THE FIRE BLOCK TOUR
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 
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After the fire block tour, 1/12;
Tonight @1830 a combined crew from Prospect & Norwood Fire companies conducted a block tour. The team worked the block around the Job on Amosland road last week. The team handed out fire prevention literature, checked detectors, installed detectors, replaced batteries and talk about fire prevention. A great night and a lot was definitely accomplished.
Smoke detectors save lives.

AFTER THE FIRE BLOCK TOUR:
13 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


 
   
   
AUXILIARY DRILL
Sunday, January 10, 2016 
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Crew went over the trucks for familiarization and conducted some equipment maintenance.


 
DUMPSTER FIRE
Sunday, January 10, 2016 
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Early Am dumpster fire, 0553 1/10;
Engine 7 & Engine 8 handled a dumpster fire this am on Trainor St. in Ridley Park. The crews placed a handline and hooks in service along with scene lighting and made short work of the stubborn little fire.
Crews restored the equipment and topped of the booster tank and returned.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, January 7, 2016 
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This weeks drill was all about SCBA's.
Going over the parts and donning. Our newest members started off a little slow, but by the end of the night they both made it under 60 seconds!!!
The quickest time was 42 seconds.
Great job by all!! Keep it up


 
   
   
WORKING FIRE IN NORWOOD
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 
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RIT RUN TO VAUCLAIN FOR WORKING FIRE
Saturday, January 2, 2016 
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RIT RUN TO VAUCLAIN FOR WORKING FIRE 1/2/16 @2133.
RIT 8 responded with the TAC, Engine & Snozzle with a crew of 15. Crew set up our equipment cache, 360, saw run, ladder toss, green Chem-lights (exits), opening up/clearing, teams front and back, set up lights, case kinks etc. Our standard Pro-Active RIT. Great job by all units.


 
   
   
AUXILIARY DRILL
Sunday, December 27, 2015 
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Last night, crews conducted a basic engine company operations drill to help orient some of our newer members with this vital task.


 
   
   
AFTER THE FIRE BLOCK TOUR
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 
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Last night,12/22/2015, our fire prevention team helped out our Brothers from Milmont, station 49,with their after fire block tour. 2 smoke detectors were installed and fire prevention material was handed out.
With a lot of people having Christmas trees in their houses, please don't forget to keep watering them.

Smoke detectors save lives!


 
   
   
RIT RUN TO MILMONT FOR BUILDING FIRE
Sunday, December 20, 2015 
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Pro-active RIT duties.


 
   
   
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