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Ladies Night Out Bazaar
Friday, September 19, 2014 21:00

Thursday, September 11, 2014 
Engine company operations.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 
Tonight a combined crew from Norwood and Prospect conducted our After the fire block tour. The team worked the block around the fire from Saturday night. Smoke detector check and install, battery check and install, fire prevention hand outs, talk to residence about the fire and fire safety etc.


12 years ago the Prospect Park Fire Co. started the program of after a 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 in them. 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 installed and installed properly 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

Saturday, September 6, 2014 
Saturday night the box alarm was dispatched for a House fire in the 100 Block of Handerson Ave bring fire companies from Norwood, Glenolden, Prospect Park, and Holmes.  Police were on scene reporting a working fire as Engine 2 hit the street.  Engine 2 and Tower 5 arrived and the crew from Engine 2 advanced a attack line through the front door while Tower 5's crew split up for a search and rescue and to start opening up the roof.  Engine 2 found a kitchen fire and quickly extinguished it while Tower 5 completed their search which they found the family pets and removed them to EMS crews who worked very hard to revive the pets but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries.  Ladder 43 assisted Tower 5 with opening the roof while Engine 8 laid a supply line to the fire ground and assisted with opening up and checking for hot spots on the second floor.  Fire was quickly placed under control and units cleared the scene as they went available.  RIT 09 and RIT 20 stood by for firefighter safety during the incident. Photo credit Officer Byrne

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 
Today at 1356, company 8 and 2 were dispatched to Chester pk & W. Amosland for an MVA with injuries. Crews from Norwood and Prospect arrived and assisted EMS, pulled fire protection, blocked traffic, put down oil dry and cleaned up the debris.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 
The Commercial Box assignment was hit out for 903 Industrial Highway for active fire on the roof. Police arrived and had fire showing from Delta side roof area. 12-1 arrived assuming command and placing L48 main in service for master streams while 12-1 secured water supply. RIT 8 conducted our pro-active RIT duties. Bulk of the fire was knocked down within minutes. Crews from 12, 48, 62, 7 and 8 checked for extension with no findings. The scene wrapped up in just under 2 hours. Also on scene canteen 47.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 
RIT 8 was called to assist company 44 as the second due RIT on a working fire at Bertuccis Restaurant. RIT 8 hooked up with RIT 43 and conducted our pro-active RIT procedures. The team also assisted picking up some supply hose after the job.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 
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~!

Saturday, August 23, 2014 
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~!

Friday, August 15, 2014 
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~!


Saturday, August 9, 2014 
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.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 
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-!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 
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.

Norwood FD story
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 
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.

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