Monday, May 20, 2013
This weekend 5 members from the department traveled to Allentown, PA for "Making yourself hard to kill". This tactical training weekend topics included, Engine company operations, Going above the fire floor, Thermal imaging cameras, Mental discipline, and a few other practical drills. The officers and staff would like to thank the instructors from "Leadership Under Fire" for this learning opportunity. Back home, the station enjoyed a quiet weekend, handling only 3 wire calls and a commercial fire alarm.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
At 1005hrs the box assignment was dispatched for #6 South Trail for an appliance fire inside the structure. Engine 132 (Chief E. Haley) with 6 responded along with Sta 25 (Talleyville) and Delco Sta 40 (Boothwyn). The engine company arrived to find a one story residential building with nothing showing, but after further investigation, found the heater malfunctioning with a smoke condition inside. Crews secured the power, checked for extension, and put a fan in service. While the engine was taking up, communications put out a fire alarm in the first due on Philadelphia Pike. Engine 25 (Talleyville) handled this alarm and units returned shortly afterwards. Crews remained steady with an additional fire alarm and a CO alarm.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
At 17:52hrs, the street assignment was put out for 301 Ridge Ave for the vehicle fire. Additional calls to communications reported this was threatening a nearby structure. The assignment was upgraded bringing Rescue & Engine 25 (Talleyville) and Engine 39 (Lower Chichester, Delco) to assist. Engine 132 and Ladder 13, staffed with 11, responded and quickly knocked down the car fire. Crews checked the exposure finding no extension. The assignment was availible in under 30 minutes.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Just after lunch, communications put out the rescue assignment for I-495 north bound, just prior to Philadelphia Pike. Staffed with 6, Rescue 13 made the response along with Delco sta-39 (Lower chichester). Crews assisted with pt care and packaging at the two car MVC on the interstate. Two pt's were transported and the assignment was made "ready" by Claymont Cmd (Haley) in just under 20 minutes.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
At 2140 the rescue assignment was dispatched to 95 SB at Harvey Rd for a MVC. Rescue 13, (C. Skrobot), made the response with 4. R13 arrived to find 2 vehicles involved with minor damage. One patient was transported for neck pain. Crews secured the hazards and units cleared the call within 15 mins. While R13 was handling the MVC, 2 additional medical assists were dispatched and handled by Command 13 (Chief E. Haley).
Monday, May 6, 2013
The weekend started with our semi-anual (Sold Out) Shrimp Feast. While members served and attended to patrons, the station maintained two rigs for the evening. The weekend ended with a total of 15 runs which consisted of 5 fire alarms, 4 box alarms, 3 medical locals, 1 CO alarm, 1 wires call and a RIT run to Delaware County.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
At just before 18:00hrs, the station was notified by communications of wires smoking in front of the Tri-State Mall, 401 Naamans Road. E132, staffed with 6, arrived to find a transformer on fire. 13-Capt1 (Ballas), called for Delmarva Power while the crew maintained a safety zone. Crews were avail in about 20 minutes.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
At 1422hrs, USAR 13 was requested to Newport, for the partial collapse of a building. USAR 13, under the command of 13Capt.2 (Richards III), made the response with a crew of 4 along with Chief 13 (Haley) in the command vehicle. On arrival crews found a telephone pole into the Alpha/Delta corner of a 1 sty warehouse. USAR 13 crews inspected the stability of the building and determined no services were needed. USAR 13 remained on scene until utility crews could safely remove the pole. Crews were in service approx. 30 minutes.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
At 0900hrs Rescue 13 was dispatched to Harvey and Marsh Rd's for the MVC. Rescue 13, staffed with 5, made the response under the command of Brandon Harris. Crews arrived to find a 2 vehicle minor accident. C13 transported 1 patient for minor injuries while R13 secured hazards and cleared the call. While returning, communications redirected Rescue 13 to Delaware county for the building fire at 4400 Pennell Rd in Aston Twp. Rescue 13 arrived and staged as RIT while Delco 63 (Green Ridge) investigated. No services were required and R13 was returned.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
At 15:29 hrs, Rescue 13 was dispatched along with Station 11 (Brandywine-Hundred) for an MVC with reported entrapment on I-495 SB, just north of Edgemoor Road. Rescue 13, staffed with 5, and arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with 3 patients (1 being a DOA.) The rescue assisted packaging of Patients, controlled hazards and recovery efforts before being released by 11 command.
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