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Prospect Park Fire Co
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SWING RESCUES
Monday, April 21, 2014 
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Tonight companies 8 and 7 were dispatched for the industrial rescue with reports of a 10 year old stuck in a swing at Park Square. Engine 8 arrived quickly to find two children stuck in the swings. Crews split and were joined by Rescue 8, Tac 8 and 07-6. Crews used bolt cutters, Hurst tool, sawzalls and tin snips to cut away the rubber from around the children. Once freed the patients were evaluated by EMS.


 
   
   
RIT RUN TO GLENOLDEN FOR BUILDING FIRE
Monday, April 21, 2014 
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@1402 the RIT company was dispatched to Glenn Knoll Manor Apartments for a building fire. RIT TAC 8 responded quickly with 6. Upon arrival 05 command wanted us to stage at the end of the driveway,the fire was under control. Staged our cachet, then we were returned.


 
   
   
MVA WITH INJURIES
Saturday, April 19, 2014 
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At 22:21 hrs tonight, Company 8 and 7, along with EMS, were dispatched to 13th and Lincoln for the accident with injuries. Units arrived to a three car wreck with minor injuries. EMS transported one patient. Crews from 8 & 7 pulled fire protection, secured batteries to the vehicles, handled the fluid hazards, and cleared debris from the roadway as well as directed traffic through and around the incident. Crews were in service for about 40 minutes until the vehicles were removed.


 
   
   
PERSONAL HARNESS USE CLASS
Saturday, April 19, 2014 
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Today crews from Prospect, Tinicum and Eddystone fire companies gathered at station 8 for a personal harness use class put on by Safety and Survival LLC.


 
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WORKING FIRE IN TINICUM
Friday, April 18, 2014 
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This morning at 0012, the box was struck for a working fire in Tinicum. Crews arrived quickly to find a threes story wood frame single fully involved in fire. Ladder 48 and Engine 8 laid in and pulled multiple lines to attack the fire. Ladder pipes were later used and crews maintained a defensive posture throughout the job. Companies 48, 8, 7 and 12 had the attack with 43 on RIT.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, April 17, 2014 
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Tonight for the drill the crew headed out early and installed some smoke alarms for residence. Then the team worked on ladders and ladder rescues.


 
   
   
RIT RUN TO FOLCROFT FOR WORKING FIRE
Thursday, April 17, 2014 
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Today at 0706 hours we were dispatched to Heather road in Folcroft for 2nd RIT. Upon arrival the officer touched base with command and RIT 43. The rest of the crew started saws, threw ladders and cleared a window. A few 270's were made, end of row. Talked again with RIT 43 and discussed who was doing what if there was a mayday because there was a large hole in the division 2 floor.
Fire was put under control we were released and thanked! Great job guys!


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, April 10, 2014 
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Tonight the guys took advantage of the great weather to practice ladder rescues, ladder evolutions, and hose advancements. Great time was had by all!


 
   
   
ENGINE OPS DRILL
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 
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Engine ops drill.


 
   
   
AWARD FROM BOROUGH
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 
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The Department received an award from Borough council for the action on the March 5th job in town. The night was one of mixed emotions, the loss of life vs. the actions and efforts of the Department. Proud and sad at the same time.


 
   
   
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.




 
   
   
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.


 
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.


 
   
   
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