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2015
403 calls- 83 drills
 
2014
390 calls- 76 drills
 
2013
410 calls- 94 drills
 
2012
498 calls- 90 drills
 
2011
563 calls- 98 drills
 
2010
518 calls- 84 drills
 
 
AFTER THE FIRE BLOCK TOUR
Thursday, August 4, 2016 
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After the fire block tour in Norwood.

Crews going door to door on the block of the working fire from last week. Ensuring each home has working smoke alarms, installing same if not and battery check and give away. Hand outs and fire safety tips. A good time had by all and time well spent.

Norwood fire company and Ridley Park fire company are partners in this block tour program~! Teamwork and community involvement at its finest level~!

15 years ago the Prospect Park Fire Co. started a program that after each 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. 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 is installed properly and 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


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, August 4, 2016 
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Engine company operation + driver operator training.


 
   
   
SUPPORT US-!
Saturday, July 30, 2016 
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Please like us and share us on Facebook. We are a 121 year old Professional Volunteer fire company. Training hard & fighting easy since 1895. We are rooted in the American fire service traditions and culture yet Progressive and advancing-! Please support us on social media, the Internet and if you want to make a difference in this world and you think you have what it takes come on down to our house and sign up-!

 
   
   
WORKING FIRE IN NORWOOD
Friday, July 29, 2016 
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WEEKLY DRILLx2
Thursday, July 21, 2016 
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WEEKLY DRILLS X2 7/21 + 7/28

A little something different for drill the last two nights. We filled up a large plastic bucket with water. With a crew of 3 the bucket had to be advanced across the parking lot, around the light post, and over to the fence. All for time💪🏼🚒 Last one was done with full ppe/scba. Train like you play. We even cooled off the soccer team at there request.


 
   
   
WORKING FIRE IN TINICUM
Monday, July 18, 2016 
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Today @ 1628 company 8 was called to assist company 48 for a working building fire, upgraded from a fire alarm. Engine 8 arrived second right behind 48-1 and assisted with water supply and backing up the first in crew. Snozzle 8 arrived shortly after and their crew jumped in to assist. The team from Prospect conducted horizontal ventilation,checking for extension,forcible entry and set up a PPV. Crews made short work of the blaze and no extension found, crews cleaned up and returned. Another good job by the 12 district.

Companies responding: Tinicum 48, Prospect Park 8, Ridley Park 7, Eddystone 12 and Holmes RIT 43.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, July 14, 2016 
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Tonight the crew headed out to do some engine company operations training.The crew utilized TAC 8 and laid lines, ran hand lines and did some driver operator training. A great time had by all.


 
   
   
AUXILIARY DRILL
Sunday, July 10, 2016 
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Today the crew from Prospect & Ridley Park teamed up for another bi-weekly Auxiliary drill. The topic was Engine company operations, focusing on handlines. The team headed out with Snozzle 8 and Utility 8 and braved the heat to get right to work laying lines and pulling multiple handlines for the next 4 hours~! A good time was had by all.


 
   
   
Congratulations Justin
Saturday, July 9, 2016 
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The members of Prospect Park Fire Company would like to congratulate Firefighter Justin Mojica on graduating high school and earning his Eagle Scout Award.


 
   
   
After the Fire Block Tour
Saturday, July 9, 2016 
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Today we traveled back to Cedar Lane in Morton, the scene of the recent fatal fire. We joined Morton Fire Company and the Red Cross in a fire prevention effort. We distributed smoke detectors, education pamphlets, helmets and activity books for kids. We installed a total of 61 smoke detectors and provided helpful information regarding fire safety to the residents of Cedar Lane and Highland Avenue.


 
   
   
Weekly Drill
Thursday, July 7, 2016 
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The crew put in service our new Firehouse innovations "crush door prop" & "cut station". We mounted the cut station on our cut tree and loaded a quarter commercial door and got right to work. The crew worked on crushing and gapping commercial doors and cutting metal bar stock high and low vertical and mid point horizontal. Also the crew worked on lock breaking. A great time had by all-!
8STRONG


 
   
   
RIT RUN TO MORTON FOR WORKING FIRE
Saturday, July 2, 2016 
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This morning just before 5 AM RIT 8 was dispatched along with companies 13,14 and 44 for the building fire in Morton. It was quickly upgraded to a working fire with Entrapment. Both the Tac and Engine made the response. Engine 8 connected to the hydrant supplying the fire ground with water. RIT 8 provided pro-active RIT by conducting numerous 360's, marked exits and windows with chem lights, forced doors, cleared Windows, and tossed ladders for egress. All photos are from Frank Wesnoski.


 
   
   
Officer Dorman Escort and 3rd Alarm Building Fire
   
Monday, June 27, 2016 
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Today a crew took Tac 8 down to Pepper Middle School to take part in the escort of Folcroft Police Officer Chris Dorman coming home from the hospital. While waiting for the procession we were dispatched for an engine on the 3 alarm fire in Upland. The TAC responded from the school and was followed shortly behind by the Engine. A crew from Prospect Park assisted in the over haul process in the rear of the building. Initial Arrival Photo from Officer Gary Dent

 
Auxilary Drill
Sunday, June 26, 2016 
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On Sunday 6/27, Crews conducted the Bi-weekly Aux. Drill. The topic of the day was an SCBA breathe down; shown to demonstrate how long each individual had before they ran out of air. Some activities conducted during the breathe down were: forcible entry, hose-line advancement, and carrying tools between divisions.

 
   
   
Fire Work Stand By
Saturday, June 25, 2016 
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Tonight the crew assisted Tinicum Township with the firework stand by at the Corinthinian Yacht Club. Engine 8 was on location for 2 hours.

 
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