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2010
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Prospect Park Fire Co
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RIT RUN TO DARBY FOR WORKER
Monday, August 17, 2015 
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This afternoon RIT 8 along with RIT 19 were dispatched to Darby Borough to assist Company 4 with a working building fire. Pipeline 04 arrived and confirmed the police report and went in service with an 1 3/4 to division two finding fire in the rear bedroom. RIT 8 paired up with 19 and worked together until the fire was placed under control. Once this was done both companies were placed into manpower to assist with overhaul. A crew from company 8 went to the roof to assist the interior crew with overhaul from above. Photos from Ed Pfaff and Darby Fire Company.


 
   
   
BUILDING FIRE
Sunday, August 16, 2015 
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Today at 1100 the box was struck for a building fire in Norwood's local. Engine 8 responded and arrived quickly to take the plug and send its crew up. The crews found that the fire had been under the floor and behind the wall. The fire was out and crews opened up and checked for extension, hosed the area down and made short work of the small fire.

Companies 2, 5, 8 and 43 handled.


 
   
   
MVA WITH INJURIES
Saturday, August 15, 2015 
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MVA with injuries in Norwood. Crews secured the scene, cleared debris, spread oil dry and assisted the tow.


 
   
   
RIT RUN TO DARBY FOR WORKER
Saturday, August 15, 2015 
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WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, August 13, 2015 
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Tonight the crew worked on rope rescue skills. Mechanical advantage retrieval systems, belays, lowers, anchors, knots, hardware, software and Teamwork-! A good time had by all-!


 
   
   
SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 
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Smoke Detector Install 8/12:
Tonight the crew went out on a special detail. The team installed 5 Smoke Alarms in a residence on the 700blk of 10th ave.
Remember Smoke Detectors save lives-! Fact.


 
   
   
AUXILIARY DRILL
Sunday, August 9, 2015 
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AUXILIARY DRILL 8/9:
Today the crew conducted some rope rescue training for Aux. drill. The team headed out to the Hollow and worked on some basic rope skills. Anchor points, belays, 8's, racks, 540, Gemtor, class 2's, rappels and teamwork. A great time was had by all~!


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, August 6, 2015 
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WEEKLY DRILL 8/6:
Tonight the crew hit the street once again for some hand-line work and driver operator training.
ENG8INE


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, July 30, 2015 
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WEEKLY DRILL 7/30:
Tonight the crew hit the street for some Snozzle operations, leader line work and driver operator training.
A good time had by all~!


 
   
   
RIT RUN TO DARBY
Monday, July 27, 2015 
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RIT RUN TO DARBY+ASSIST FOR EVACUATIONS 7/27:
Mon./Tues. at 2208 RIT 8 was dispatched to 1412 Lansdowne ave @ Saint Francis Country House in Darby borough for the building fire with entrapment. RIT TAC8 responded quickly with 7, Pipeline 04 arrived with a 4 story commercial with nothing showing, upon their investigation they had a small fire with an activated sprinkler. The assignment was held to the units on scene, RIT 8 returned. Than at 0009 the company was requested back to Saint Francis Country house to assist with evacuations due to the fire, this time Engine8 responded within minutes with a crew of 5. Upon their arrival they were directed to assist with evacuations of residents on division 3, the crew assisted with this for approx 4 hours until being released by command.


 
   
   
RIT RUN TO WOODLYN
Monday, July 27, 2015 
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RIT RUN TO WOODLYN 7/27:
Mon. at 2328 RIT 8 was dispatched to 1400 W. Macdade Blvd. in Woodlyn for the building fire, RIT TAC8 once again was on the street within in minutes with 6, upon arrival the assignment was held to 67,12,49,8,, the crew from TAC8 checked the upper floors for smoke once this task was completed the company was released.


 
   
   
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.


 
   
   
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