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Prospect Park Fire Co
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RIT RUN TO DARBY FOR WORKER
Monday, April 13, 2015 
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RIT 8 assisted Darby on a working fire. RIT TAC 8 & Utility 8 responded and arrived quickly to conduct our hot lap, saw run, ladder toss, equipment cache, force 2 doors in the rear, brake up into teams etc.,pro-active RIT. The attacking companies made short work of the fire and RIT 8 along with our brothers from RIT 19 were in-service for about and 1 1/2. Good safe work by all on scene.


 
   
   
BUILDING FIRE
Monday, April 13, 2015 
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This am companies 8,7,2,48 and RIT 43 were dispatched to a building fire in town. Snozzle 8 arrived to find a kitchen fire that had been knocked by the resident. Rescue 48 had the hydrant, as did 02-1. Ladder 7 had the truck duties with 43 on RIT. The crews from 8,7 and 48 overhauled the kitchen and checked for extension while 2 checked the exterior. No deep extension found and the burnt material was removed outside. All crews worked closely and a good job by all on scene.


 
   
   
RV FIIRE
Sunday, April 12, 2015 
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Engine 8 was dispatched to assist Norwood on an RV fire.
Engine 8 arrived and relieved the exhausted crews from Norwood and Glenolden. Engine 8's crew finished the extensive overhaul of the very large RV, secured the power, used copious amounts of water/foam via 1 3/4, and helped the brothers from Norwood pick up. Good job by all on scene and a great stop-!


 
   
   
AUXILIARY DRILL
Saturday, April 11, 2015 
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Auxiliary drill today 1000-1400:
Today the crew hit the street and worked on Driver operator skills, hook ups, ladders and hand lines.
What a beautiful day for training-! 8STRONG


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, April 9, 2015 
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Tonight the crew split up and conducted two segments of drill. The team travelled to Bethel fire company for "Drive to Survive" class-! Thanks to Matt Hills for the invite and Chief Craig Small for the hospitality. The other segment of drill was RIT ops "air is life" at the station.
Great night of training.


 
http://www.drivetosurvive.org/
   
   
SPECIAL DRILL
Monday, April 6, 2015 
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Special drill Monday 4/6;
Tonight the crew headed out with the TAC & Engine to work on Engine ops and driver operator training.
Tonight's impromptu drill was a continuation of Thursdays theme and as always a good time was had by all-!


 
   
   
RIT RUN TO DARBY FOR WORKER
Friday, April 3, 2015 
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This am @ 0829 RIT 8 was dispatched to assist Darby on a working fire. RIT 8 responded with the TAC & Engine and a crew of 10. The team arrived and set up in the rear ally and got right to work. Size up, tool cache, ladders tossed, saw run, door removal, hose humped, utility control,chem-lights tossed etc. The team set up to supply 04-2 if needs be and pulled a booster-line for the large smoldering debris pile and to hose down the balcony. The crew assisted later with pick up, hose removal and restoring 04-2. Also some PR was done for the residence with toy fire helmets given out to the kids. A great job by the brother from station 4 and all on scene~!


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, April 2, 2015 
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Tonight the crew headed out for some Engine ops and driver operator training. The crew worked on driver qualifications and basic bread an butter engine operations. The crew worked for several hours and got one driver checked off completely on the Tac and another started on the pump operation portion of qualifications. The crew also tossed some ladders and when complete the team went over the use and operations of a new multi meter for haz-mat work. A good time had by all-!


 
   
   
CAR CARRIER FIRE ON I-95
Thursday, April 2, 2015 
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This morning @0626 company 8 along with company 7 were dispatched to I-95 to assist company 48 with a car carrier fire. Snozzle & Engine 8 responded quickly and supplied 48-1 with water and assisted in the attack and final extinguishment of the stubborn fire. 08-9 took operation and worked in the ICS with 48-9b who had I-95 command. The two Engines from Prospect supplied the fire ground with a few tanks of water, two from the Snozzle and one from Engine 8. All three companies worked closely to bring the fire under control safely.


 
http://6abc.com/traffic/car-carrier-fire-slows-traffic-on-i-95/609436/
   
   
SPECIAL DRILL
Saturday, March 28, 2015 
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Saturday the crew teamed up with company 70 and 62. With the help of the huge toolbox that is rescue 62, we demonstrate vehicle rescue for the EMT class so they could get an idea what it would be like on a call on the streets. Great teamwork by all companies!


 
   
   
MVA WITH INJURIES
Friday, March 27, 2015 
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MVA with injuries off the tracks into woods in Ridley Park. Crews arrived and cut the car free from the entangling trees/woods. The PD was able to drive the car out to the tow.


 
   
   
SPECIAL DRILL
Friday, March 27, 2015 
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Rescue 8 working at the training center. The crew worked with the Vo-tech students on vehicle rescue-!
Great time had by all-!


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, March 26, 2015 
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Air management drill "dodgeball ". To get back in you need to do 5 to 10 push-ups.
Part 1 of drill.

CPR on a a firefighter in full PPE.
Part 2 of drill.


 
https://www.facebook.com/ProspectPark8?v=wall
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, March 19, 2015 
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Weekly drill 3/19:
The crew gathered and split into two groups for drill. One group headed down to Tinicum for a tabletop train derailment/fire exercise. The second group stayed at the station and conducted an "in-service night" + some Engine Co. Ops. going over the trucks,inspecting the tools and air paks and running some lines etc. some much needed TLC and crew familiarization-!
It was a great night all around-!


 
   
   
VEHICLE ACCIDENT/FIRE
Monday, March 16, 2015 
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Vehicle Fire/ Accident 3/23:
Around 1550 Hours Companies 8,7, Amb. 2,48, and medic 102-a were dispatched to the 800 block of summit ave for a vehicle fire with a person possibly inside the vehicle having a seizure. 33 car arrived and reported he had a patient post seizure and no fire but a vehicle into a garage, Rescue 8 and 07-1 arrived pulled fire protection and stood bye. Crews checked the structural stability of the garage and determined it was necessary to have code enforcement respond. Upon the arrival of
Code enforcement the scene was turned to them and Companies went available.


 
   
   
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