Green Ridge Fire Company
 

FATAL FIRE IN TOBY FARMS

     

Saturday, April 12, 2014 1:17am RIT 63 was dispatched  to a house fire in the 1500 block of Rainer Rd. in the Toby Farms section of Chester Twp. along with companies 47, 52, 57, RIT 39 and M45-7. 47-9 (Comisiak) arrived within a few minutes with heavy smoke pushing from a 2 story in the front, 3 story in the rear, middle of the row. Truck and Rescue 63 arrived 2nd and 3rd due behind Quint 52 and were reassigned fire duties as 47-9 and Chester Twp. PD reported entrapment. RIT 43 was dispatched in our place for that task. Units split tasks performing searches, fire suppression and throwing ladders. Unfortunately, one subject was located but pronounced dead by EMS. Crews operated on scene for several hours under the command of 47-9.  Photos courtesy of Jeff Comisiak, Dave Schlott/Delco Times and Heather McAlea/Facebook.






Thank you to Springfield (Engine) and Marcus Hook-Trainer (Ladder) for covering our station during this incident.