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Aston, PA 19014
PO Box 2057
Aston, PA 19014
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Rescue 63 responded to a car vs motorcycle crash at the "five points" intersection. Rescue 63's command (M. McCormick) had three injuries and the crew assisted EMS with paitent care and hazard control.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Truck and Engine responded to a house fire on the 4000 block of Pilgrim Ln in Upper Chichester. Truck 63 performed as the second due ladder. The first due engine had fire in the attic of a 2 story single. Chief Small 559 had the command.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Tonight Chief Evans & Chief Engineer Merritt Harman along with Aston-Beechwood Chief John Lloyd & Asst. Chief John Moletteri were treated to dinner as the Aston Lions Club honored the 2012 Firefighter of the Year & EMS Person of the Year from both companies. The awards were given to Chief Engineer Harman (63), Asst. Chief Moletteri (72) & Past Asst. Chief Kokoszka (72). Congratulations guys! Both Chief Evans & Lloyd accepted donations to each company from the Lions Club. On behalf of the officers & members we would like to thank the Lions Club for their continued support.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Tuesday night crews from Aston-Beechwood, Green Ridge and Rocky Run Fire Companies took part in learning about Solar Panel Safety on the fire ground. Phoenixlink Inc taught crews about the hidden dangers about solar panels and how to properly turn them off in cause a fire were to happen. Wednesday night crews took part in yet another drill learning how to "Wall Breach" to access down firemen, or firefighter survival.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
At 740pm, the 2nd alarm was struck to assist the City of Chester Fire Dept. on a fire in an industrial building at the Kimberly Clark Plant on the Avenue of the States. The Kimberly Clark Fire Briage and Chester FD had been on scene for about 30 minutes with a fire in a machine with extension into the duct work. Crews worked hard chasing hot spots throughout the building and required additional manpower. The 2nd alarm brought Brookhaven, Parkside, Garden City and Green Ridge for Rapid Intervention. Collingdale #2 filled in for Parkside as they were out of service for their banquet. RIT 63 arrived and set up a staging area but were quickly activated to locate a missing member from Kimberly Clark FB. RIT 39 was on scene as well. 3 members of RIT 63, 2 from RIT 39 and 2 FFs from 82 made entry into the building. The missing member was quickly located unharmed. RIT 63 returned to the staging area for the duration of the incident. City units brought the fire under control after some extensive overhaul and ventilation. 2nd alarm units were on the scene for 3 hours before being released by Kimberly Clark Command-Chester 9 (Johnson).
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At about 250pm, the Aston-Beechwood street assignment was dispatched to the intersection of Mount and New Rds. for a reported house on fire. Aston Police and 72-10 quickly arrived and reported a working fire with a corrected address of 689 Mount Road. The initial assignment consisted of Aston-Beechwood (72), Green Ridge (63), Chester Heights (71), Rocky Run (46) and Claymont (NCC 13) for Rapid Intervention. Engine 72 under the command of Asst. Chief J. Moletteri (72-9B) arrived with a 3 story twin with fire showing from the first and second floors. Command was established and Engine 72's crew along with 71-9 (Hazlett) initiated an interior attack. Bethel FC (66) and a 2nd RIT were added from Media (23). Truck 63 responded under the command of Lt. F. Pizzi. On their arrival, they assumed the 2nd due truck position and threw ground ladders around the building. Truck and Engine 63's crews then began to assist interior crews with fire suppression and pulling ceilings. Due to advancing fire conditions, Command ordered the building evacuated for a short time to regroup. D/C K. Dawson assumed the Operations role. Eventually, crews re-entered the building with Co. 63 personnel operating on both floors of the fire building as well as the exposure. A/C Evans served as the exposure officer, FF B. Harris was the Div. 3 officer and FF C. Repine the Div. 2 officer. Interior crews were finally able to gain the upper hand on the fire which was in the attic area and had extended into the exposure building. Additional manpower was requested from Boothwyn (40), Middletown (50) and another RIT from Lower Chichester (39). It took about 2 hours to bring the fire under control with units remaining on scene for 4 hours. Aston-Beechwood, Brookhaven, Crozer and Riddle all provided EMS for the fireground. M104-7D transported 1 firefighter to a local hospital with exhaustion. Thanks to Ladder Co. 65 (Garden City) for covering Sta. 63 during the fire.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tonight, the fire company elected 3 new members into the ranks of Life Membership. James Krapf, Kurt Tiger and Brian Junkerman have all faithfully served 20 years of volunteer service to Green Ridge Fire Co. and Aston Twp. All three joined in 1993. Brian and Jim were both homegrown fireman from the time they joined as cadets at the age of 14 while Kurt came to Green Ridge from Holmes Fire Co. after moving to Aston. Thank you for your service gentleman and congratulations on attaining life membership!
Sunday, March 3, 2013
On Saturday five members attended an elevator workshop at the Claymont Fire Co. We respond to quite a few elevator
emergencies annually from stuck elevators with people inside to fires
involving elevators. On Sunday three members completed the Aerial Operations course hosted by the Rocky Run VFD. Thanks for the invite Chief Bill Cairns.
Friday, February 15, 2013
President Mike Lucy received word from FEMA today that Green Ridge was awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for the 2012 grant period. We received a grant in the amount of $69,671 of which Green Ridge is responsible for 5% of the funds.We plan to purchase new hydraulic vehicle extrication equipment, a strut style stabilization system and air bags. Thank you to everyone who helped with the grant preparation and doing the research on the equipment.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Around 0600hrs E63, T61 and R01 were dispatched to Station 48 to cover while they were assisting Company 12 on an apartment fire with people trapped. Crews covered for a little over 3 hrs then were released by 48 command. Later in the day E63 & R72 were dispatched to 5000 block of Pennell Rd for an accident with a vehicle on fire. E63 arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with a small fire within the engine compartment of the one vehicle. Crews placed a line in service and cleared minutes later.
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