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Aston, PA 19014
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Aston, PA 19014
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Sunday, February 2, 2014
The RIT assignment was dispatched to the 1600 blk of Wisteria Way in Bethel Twp. for the house on fire. PD arrived with fire showing from the rear and Truck 66 upgraded the working fire. Truck 63, Rescue 63 & Utility 63 made the response with 11. The crews arrived, threw ground ladders and set-up two teams on the Alpha & Charlie Divisions. Crews were on scene for several hours before returning. Units operated under the Command of Chief 66 M. Heacock
Friday, January 31, 2014
The day started early this morning with an engine co. transfer to Minquas Fire Co. (NCC Sta. 23). The engine ran one MVC on I-95 while down south. There were no FD services needed at the crash. On the way home from Delaware, 63 & 72 were dispatched to Knowlton Rd. for an investigation. Engine 63 was just about home and responded finding a home heating oil truck had just made a delivery. A concerned passerby was concerned about the odor but there was no hazards and the Engine returned. Around the noon hour, an accident call was received on Tryens Rd. in the parking lot on Penn Photomounts. A vehicle struck several parked cars in the lot. The driver required medical attention and there was no fire dept. services rendered. An hour later another accident occurred at Concord & Red Hill Rds. Rescue and QRS 63 responded and found 2 injuries. QRS 63, 72-7 and 72-7A handled pt care. Rescue 63's crew assisted Rescue 72 with securing the vehicles and applying oil dry. The final call of the day was an automatic fire alarm at Northley Middle School. The company has responded here numerous times over the past couple of months as the school is under a major renovation. The alarm was tripped and the fire apparatus cleared.The crews also took some time in the afternoon to clean the apparatus and bay floor up to remove all of the road salt and grime that has been accumulating over the past few weeks from all of the snow we've had. The apparatus was also juggled around so we could house 72-7 and M100A overnight.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Company 63 was dispatched at 441am to 108 Woodcrest Ave. in the Beechwood Park section of Aston for the dwelling fire. Truck 63 Responded with 5 personnel. While enroute 72-9A was updated with info stating the homeowner thinks he extinguished the fire but was afraid that it was in the ceiling and there was a strong electrical odor. Arriving just after 72-9A, Truck 63 assumed 1st Due engine company responsibilities. The initial interior crew led off with a dry chemical extinguisher while an attack like was deployed. Crews were met by a significant smoke condition inside the residence. The initial attack line was advanced into the residence as a precaution. Engine 63 arrived at this point deploying the second interior attack line. Upon investigation of the ceiling it was found all fire was extinguished and no extension was found. The residence was ventilated by Engine 46 crew and crews shortly packed up all equipment and returned after. Units on scene: Truck 63, Engine 63, Rescue 63, Cos. 72, 71, 46, Medic 100A and NCC RIT 13.
Mobile Home Fire in Chester Twp.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
At approximately 355pm, Co.63 along with Co’s 47, 57, 52, 61 and RIT 39 were dispatched to the unit block of Concord Rd in Chester Twp. for the building fire reported to be a trailer at the end of the roadway in the S&S Trailer Park. Engine 63 quickly responded arriving on scene with fire throughout the mobile home. E63 stretched a 1 3/4" attack line to begin fire suppression. Truck 63 arrived on scene shortly after E63 and began to assist with ventilation and supportive measures. Crews operated on scene for approximately 1 hour and then returned to service. While on scene crews operated under the command of 47-9 Chief Comisiak.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Just after 1300 hrs the street assignment was dispatched to the 200 Blk of Kevin Lane 1st due for the house on fire. Chief 63 arrived with smoke showing from a 2.5 Story Split level SFD. E63 layed in and lead off with an 1 3/4 handline and made a quick knock on the fire. Units opened up to check for extension with minor extension in the basement and 1st floor before the assignment was scaled back.Units on the assignment were 63, 72, 71, 52, 61, NCC RIT13, RIT23, M100A
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The company kept busy today running a total of 8 calls although a late call on Tuesday night also spilled over into Wednesday. At 1155 pm Tuesday night, a sprinkler pipe burst at Barnaby's of America. Fire crews from 63/72 secured the water and checked the building.Calls for Wednesday included:707 am-Investigation-Sun Valley High School (rear)- flare from nearby refinery. Call cancelled. 954 am-House Fire-3100 blk Meetinghouse Rd. Upper Chichester-recalled enroute 1001 am-Building Fire-200 blk E. 10 St. Marcus Hook-Truck, Rescue & Engine 63 responded. 1247 pm-2nd alarm House Fire/RIT-Unit blk Peters Lane Concord-Truck & Rescue 63 responded. Stood by for RIT and put ladder in service. 122 pm-Assist EMS-Park Ln-recalled 643 pm-2nd alarm House Fire/RIT-1400 blk Perkins St. Chester City.-Rescue 63 stood by for RIT. 743 pm-Investigation-Eusden Dr. Aston.-Truck 63 responded. Secured leaking water from vacant residence. 937 pm-House Fire/RIT-1200 blk Harshaw Rd. Toby Farms section of Chester Twp-Truck & Rescue 63 responded. An additional RIT response to Toby Farms came in just after midnight at 1205 am on Gideon Rd.Thank you to Garden City (Ladder) and Lower Chichester (Engine Co.) for covering the station while we were committed in Concordville.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
With winter upon us, please take a moment to adopt a hydrant located near your house or business and clear out the snow surrounding it. Help us Help you!
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Green Ridge Fire Co. held its annual election meeting this past Monday and the membership has elected the following individuals to serve the company for 2014:President: Michael Lucy, Sr. Vice President: Merritt Harman, IV Secretary: Robert Denney, Jr. Treasurer: Ed Gane Associate Board of Directors: Thomas Morgan, Sr. & Jon Curtis Trustee: David M. Durbano (3 yr term) Fire Chief: Michael Evans Deputy Chief: Ken Dawson, Jr. 1st Assistant Chief: David M. Durbano 2nd Assistant Chief: David Evans, Jr. Chief Engineer: Gordon T. PippinChief Evans has also appointed his additional staff: Gordon D. Pippin-Captain; Rich Lynch - Rescue Lt/QRS coordinator; Jon Curtis-Truck Lt; Matthew McCormick-Engine Lt; and John Dill-Safety Officer.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
The fire co. received some new Hurst rescue equipment this week which was part of our Assistance to Firefighters grant awarded earlier in the year. We purchased new hydraulic speaders aka "Jaws of Life", O-cutters and a combi tool. To power all of this, there is a new truck mounted hydraulic power unit as well as a portable power unit. Additional equipment purchased through the grant including Paratech struts will be delivered soon. Thanks to Rescue Lt. Frank Pizzi for handling the rescue equipment project.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Around 610am, Co. 59 along with Longwood (CC25) and Media (RIT) were dispatched to the 200 block of Harvey Rd. in Chadds Ford Twp. for a dwelling fire. This area of Chadds Ford lacks fire hydrants so in addition to the suppression units tanker trucks from Goodwill (CC52), Kennett (CC24) and Po-Mar-Lin (CC36) were alerted as well. Engine 59-2 arrived with fire showing from the attic area of a garage attached to a house. Chief Nelling (59-9) arrived and assumed Harvey Rd. Command and requested the 2nd alarm. The 2nd alarm consisted of Bethel (66), Chester Heights (71), an airbank from Goodwill, and RIT teams from Holmes (43) and Green Ridge. Additional tanker trucks from Avondale (CC23), West Grove (CC22) and Hockessin (CC19) were sent also. Truck 63 responded under the command of D/C K. Dawson and handled RIT. The crew threw a few ground ladders and stoodby. Medic units from Concordville and Longwood stoodby in case of any injuries. The fire was quickly knocked down and placed under control within 30 minutes. RIT 63 was then released by 59-9.
Engine 63 also handled an outside investigation this morning which proved to be unfounded.
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