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BROTHER BOYD LEAVES FOR USMC
Sunday, August 24, 2014 
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Today Brother Sean Boyd departed for USMC boot camp. The crew saw him off with a goodbye at his recruiting station in Holmes and the Engine and Rescue escorted him to the airport also. Good luck Sean~! Semper Fi~!


 
   
   
AUXILIARY DRILL
Saturday, August 23, 2014 
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Crew conducted our bi-weekly Auxiliary drill today and worked for several hours on the ins and outs of our power tools. Safety, running, setting, fueling, restoring and use in the field. Our  K-12s, Chainsaws, PPVs and Hurst system were all covered in detail. It was some great hands on training and a good time was had by all~!


 
   
   
VEHICLE RESCUE WORK AT TRAINING CENTER
Friday, August 15, 2014 
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Today Rescue 8 headed down to the training center to assist in EMT school. The crew conducted evolutions to show the students the tactics of vehicle rescue. The crew put on some demo's and took part in scenarios through out the day. Demonstrated how a rescue company would stabilize a vehicle on its side; then instructed the EMT students on how to stabilize a vehicle on all 4 wheels. Crews then proceeded to conduct our normal vehicle rescue drill: door removal, roof flap on one, complete roof removal on the other. A good time was had by all~!


 






 
   
   
MVA
Saturday, August 9, 2014 
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This morning at 1053 companies 8 & 7 were dispatched to the 1100blk. of Madison ave for a fuel spill. Engine 8 responded and arrived quickly to find a conversion van hanging over the railroad embankment, leaking gasoline with one handicapped driver still inside. Crews immediately deployed fire protection via hand-line and ext., stabilized vehicle, cut the fence 100m down for access to the rear of the vehicle. With Rescue 8 & 7's arrival the winch was used to hold the vehicle while the occupant was removed and carried to safety. Once the occupant was removed and brought to safety the team stood by awaiting the tow. Once the tow arrived with flat bed the team attempted to pull the van back up. Unfortunately the flat bed did not have enough power to move the van only a few feet up. A bigger conventional boom tow truck was brought in to finish the job. With the van hooked the team cleaned up the scene and gasoline, restored equipment and returned.


 
   
   
"AFTER THE FIRE BLOCK TOUR"
Thursday, August 7, 2014 
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Busy night for the crew. The team headed out early to conduct our "after the fire block tour" for the 7th ave job. The crew hooked up with the Brothers from Norwood FD and toured the block around the fire pushing our fire safety and smoke detector message. Once complete the team critiqued the job and finished the night conducting equipment checks-!
Great night and a lot accomplished-!
Thanks Norwood for the support-!


 
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WORKING BUILDING FIRE IN TOWN
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 
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On Tuesday morning, just after 4 am, the building assignment was dispatched for the working building fire on 900blk. of 7th ave. The fire was discovered by the police while out on patrol. Rescue 48 responded and arrived quickly to confirm the police report and secured a water supply using the hydrant out front. They reported that it appeared to be a basement fire and could have entrapment due to the house being locked upon arrival. Engine 8 arrived and pulled the green 300ft line to attack the fire. Crews from 48 and 8 made entry. Deputy Chief Brosnan had Prospect Park Command. The hose team from Prospect Park made its way to the basement and extinguished the fire, while the crew from TInicum conducted a primary search, which was negative. Crews from Norwood and Ridley Park tossed ladders, and vented the roof. Holmes Fire company had the RIT duties. All visible fire was knocked prior to the first 10 minutes and the fire was placed under control at the 20 minute mark.




 
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 
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For Prospect Park's first National Night Out, we had around 60 people go through the fire prevention trailer. Fire safety, 2 ways out, and how to call 911were all discussed.
Also in attendance were Prospect Park Police, 911 command center, Bullying Awareness, Mind your Foundation, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, and Gun Safety. Great time, great cause.


 
   
   
WIRES
Sunday, August 3, 2014 
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Today at 1147 the crew was brought to the 600 bkl of Lincoln Ave for wires. The crew was in service till 1530.


 
   
   
AUXILIARY DRILL
Saturday, August 2, 2014 
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Today for Auxiliary Drill the crew gathered to conduct an SCBA & K-12 operations drill. The team started the morning with pak times and finished with k-12 saw work and metal cutting~! A good time was had by all.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, July 31, 2014 
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Tonight we went out for more Engine company operations training. We increased the intensity, difficulty and speed of our basic room and contents scenario. We ran 4 “fires” with each one getting more intense then the last and different elements of difficulty added. The disciplines covered were as follows:Driver and pump training. Focusing on the drivers checklist and ops and pumping a “fire” room & contents,Laying the supply line,Hooking up the Engine,Pulling 1 ¾Stretching 1 ¾ (flaking hose out IN LINE with the door see attached pics.) It’s better and more efficient to flake the line IN-LINE with the door then side to side with the door,Advancing 1 ¾ (techniques + crew size etc) Deck gun set up placement and pumping, SCBA+PPE, Packs Pretty=Pulls Pretty,Teamwork,Brotherhood. A good time had by all.




 
   
   
MVA WITH INJURIES
Monday, July 28, 2014 
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Tonight at 2203 companies 7 & 8 were dispatched to I-95 for the clean up after the accident. Engine 8 and Rescue 7 both responded and arrived quickly to be told of an injury and the call was being upgraded for EMS. Crews arrived and began to treat the patient and clean the roadway. The tow was already on location and had the cars secured. The team worked the scene until the patient was transports and the cars removed.


 
   
   
MVA WITH INJURIES
Monday, July 28, 2014 
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Tonight at 0128, companies 8 & 7 were dispatched to 16th an Adams for a MVA vehicle overturned with possible entrapment. Engine 8 and Rescue 8 arrived quick to find PD and EMS on scene treating patient who self extricated out a broken window. The team help package the patient and stabilized the vehicle, pulled fire protection, set up lights and secured the car. The team also cleared the road way of debris and awaited the tow. Once the car was on the tow truck the crews took up and returned.


 
   
   
MVA WITH INJURIES
Saturday, July 26, 2014 
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Today at 1359, companies 7 & 8 along with PD and EMS were dispatched to I-95 for an MVA with injuries. Engine 8 responded and arrived quickly to jump right in assisting EMS, blocking traffic, fire protection, chocked the wheels of the vehicles involved and clearing debris. 07-6, 07-1 and Rescue 8 arrived to assist and the crews remained on scene for clean up and tow. Great job by all on scene.


 
   
   
Dad trains fireman to rescue people with autism
Saturday, July 26, 2014 
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Dad trains fireman to rescue people with autism

Longtime firefighter Bill Canatta is committed to caring for his 21-year-old son Ted, who is living with autism. Bill teaches people across the country how to rescue other people with the condition, and his training helped one first responder save a boy’s life. TODAY’s Amy Robach reports.

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RIT RUN TO LEEDOM FOR BUILDING FIRE
Friday, July 25, 2014 
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At 17:21 the first due box assignment was sent to the 600blk. of Clymer Lane for a house fire. One minute after dispatch Engine 70 laid out from the hydrant and arrived to find a two story twin with nothing showing. The crew stretched the 200' crosslay through the front door and investigated an odor of something burning in the basement. RIT TAC 8 responded and arrived quickly right behind 70. The crew conducted our 360 size up, set up our equipment cache, ran our saws, tossed two ladders and stood by at the ready. Engine 8 arrived quickly also and after some repositioning stood by the hydrant at the intersections of Rodney, Clymer & Braxton. After a few minutes the source was found to be a burning floor joist and was quickly contained with a PW. With the fire out the crews picked up and returned.



 
   
   
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