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Prospect Park Fire Co
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RIT RUN TO FOLCROFT FOR MULTI-ALARM JOB.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 
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RIT 8 was dispatched and responded quickly with Engine, TAC, Snozzle, and Rescue 8 also some POV's to a multi-alarm job in Folcroft at an industrial facility. RIT 8 deployed our members on side A and C and combined crews with RIT's 43 & 19. Crews took as much Pro-active measures as possible, 360's, saw run, ladders, teams, comm. etc. The crew was in-service for many hours. Snozzle 8 was set up for work but never got used and the team had a near miss activation that they were deploying inside when cancelled.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, July 2, 2015 
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Tonight the crew hit the streets for some Engine co. operations. The team also conducted some driver operator training. The night got cut short by the Job in Folcroft however, but the team still got in a hours worth of drill before the call.


 
   
   
CAR FIRE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 
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Vehicle Fire, 7-1-15 0730:
Today companies 7 and 8 were dispatched to the unit block of W Ridley ave in Ridley Park for a vehicle fire. The police went on location with a pick up fully involved underneath of wires which were starting to catch. Engine 8 responded quickly and arrived behind 07-1 who was putting a knock on the fire. The engines crew assisted in opening up and finding hot spots.


 
   
   
WATER RESCUE
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 
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Water Rescue,6-30-15 1650 hours:
Today Company 8, 7, Ambulances 2,48 and medic 102-a were dispatched to Lincoln Ave and Maryland Ave at the Amtrak bridge for the water rescue. Engine 8 responded in 1 minute with a crew of 4. the engine arrived with 4 subjects and a k-9 trapped in the flood waters. Engine 8s crew entered the water and removed all victims to dry land to awaiting EMS for evaluation. After all subjects were removed crews assisted the police with traffic control, and clearing the drains to allow the water to go down. Once the water had receded and the vehicles towed away all companies returned.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, June 25, 2015 
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Tonight for drill the team worked on forcible entry techniques and got a chance later to put some TLC into the rigs and get some service and cleaning done.


 
   
   
PIGLET
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 
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"THE STORM"
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 
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"THE STORM" rocked DELCO. Station 8 was out handling 15 calls and community service activities for the next few days.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, June 18, 2015 
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Another great night of training at the 8 house! We honed our skills dragging a charged 300' 1.75 hand line down the stairs,through the basement, up the other stairs and back to the engine room. The fun couldn't start till you forced the door😉. Great time had by all.

Utility 8 was on EMS standby at park square for the Blackthorn concert.



 
   
   
FIREWORKS STAND BY
Saturday, June 13, 2015 
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JUSTIN MOJICA
Thursday, June 11, 2015 
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Thursday June 11th -
Tonight at our weekly drill the Chief had the honor of presenting the PPFC Challenge Coin to Firefighter Justin Mojica.
On May 2nd while bussing tables at Lehman's Restaurant Justin witnessed a customer choking. Justin's training kicked in and he was able to administer the Heimlich Maneuver saving the man's life.
In addition to firefighting Justin is closing in on his EMT Certification and is just months away from becoming an Eagle Scout!!


 
   
   
COVER UP
Thursday, June 11, 2015 
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WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, June 11, 2015 
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More Engine ops and driver operator training~!


 
   
   
MAKE A WISH ESCORT
Thursday, June 11, 2015 
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Tonight the crew with Engine, Snozzle & TAC 8 Escorted Noah from the airport. Noah is from Norwood who had a heart transplant. He's coming home from a trip from the make a wish program.


 
   
   
WEEKLY DRILL
Thursday, June 4, 2015 
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Tonight the crew of 13, split up and headed out with Engine & Tac 8 to conduct more Engine ops and driver operator training. The crew had 5 guys learning the ins and outs of driving and operating our Engines, with 1 guy getting his qualification done on Engine 8. The crew worked for several hours and really had a great night of learning and Brotherhood~!

The teams also put some new equipment in-service and conducted some vehicle rescue training with the new sidewinder jacks~!


 
   
   
HONOR FLIGHT.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 
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