Green Ridge Fire Company

EMS week

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  From the officers and members of Green Ridge FC we wish all Emergency Medical Services Providers a Happy EMS week. Thank you for all that you do.



MVA with entrapment

Monday, May 19, 2014  Aston Township Fire Companies (Rescue 63 and Rescue 72) were dispatched to an accident with entrapment around 09:30. Rescue 63 arrived with a large roll off container truck overturned into a pole confirming entrapment. Chief 63 (M. Evans) assumed the command. The lone occupant was pronounced dead by EMS. Rescue crews were on the scene for an extended amount of time while the police investigated. Following the investigation, the subject was extricated. Rescue 40, M100A and M100 also responded.




Saturday, May 17, 2014  This weekend call wise we were on the slower side only handling 5 calls. Saturday a crew took the Engine down to Eddystone for their Building Dedication and Dual Housing of a new Ambulance & QRS. The engine came away with no trophy but a good time was had and we wish Eddystone the best of luck with everything. Also during the parade the QRS handled a stand by for a 5k at Pennell Elementary School. Pic courtesy of J. Pennell of Sta. 12




Sunday, May 4, 2014  Training never stops here at Green Ridge. Crews over the weekend took advantage of the nice weather for live burn evolutions with New Castle Sta 23 as well as Collapse Rescue with the S.T.A.R.T program. Members also took part in finishing their VRT Operations level certification. Very productive weekend for the crews. Thank you everyone!



Busy Day

Thursday, May 1, 2014  So far today the company has responded to 7 calls for service. 2 building fires (1 RIT & 1 Truck Co.) , 2 Fire Alarms, 1 CO Alarm (2nd Emergency for 63) , 1 Trees/Wires and a Service Call for water in the basement. Two members are also currently at the Delco ESTC taking Building Collapse Operations. See the pictures below from Fire Ground Photography from the Truck run to Upper Chichester.



Water Rescue

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  At 21:43hrs the Water Rescue assignment(Aston Beechwood, Green Ridge and Brookhaven) was dispatched to the rear of Ace Hardware on Pennell Rd. Dispatch advised there was three occupants inside the vehicle which was taking on water and they had cell phone contact with the operator. Chief 50-9(Lillie of Middletown Fire) arrived and advised it was in Middletown Twp so Company 50(Middletown) was added to the assignment. Units arrived to confirm the report and quickly went to work setting up the Truck to use the aerial for the rescue operation. Crews from all 4 companies worked together to set up the operation and had the three occupants extracted to land within 20min. 50-9 had the command while 63-9A had the rescue operations. Great job to all on scene.



New Gear

Tuesday, April 29, 2014  Thanks to Nick from 911 Safety Equipment in Norristown for an excellent customer service relationship as we place 5 sets of Quaker Safety turnout gear inservice for 2014.



Congratulations to Dave and Christine Durbano

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  Congratulations to Assistant Chief David Durbano and his wife Christine on the birth of their daughter, Ava Rose Durbano. Ava was born today and is a healthy 8 pounds and 21 inches. Mom, Dad and Big Brother Evan are all doing well.




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.




Saturday, April 5, 2014  Rescue 63 & 72 handled this wreck on Concord Rd, multiple EMS units assisted while the crew from the rescues assisted with patient care and securing the hazards.



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