RIT Assist Station 20

Friday, July 1, 2016   Yesterday the building assignment was struck for the 1200 blk of West Ave in 20's local. With heavy smoke showing from a 1 story hotel, cmd asked for the working fire dispatch. This brought R13 to the scene as RIT, but upon arrival, we were put to work to assist with fire suppression. Crews operated for little over an hour before being released. This was the company's 33rd fire so for this year and the second fire of the week.



First Due Garage Fire

Wednesday, June 29, 2016   Wednesday at just past 1700hrs, the assignment was dispatched for the unit block of Lawson ave for the garage fire. Cmd-13 and E135 arrived within seconds of dispatch to report a 20X20 detached garage with smoke showing. The engine established its water supply and put a line in service. R13 arrived as first due special, assuming their responsibilities as E113 secured a second hydrant and ran a backup line. L257 arrived 2nd due special and E256 acted as RIT. CMD-13 placed the incident under control in an hour.



Weekend Brings Second Working Fire

Sunday, June 26, 2016   Just prior to 1300hrs, the street assignment was struck for the 1100 block of Cypress Rd. for reports of smoke coming from the house. R25 landed first due after already being on the street on a call. They secured their own water supply and started a hand line. Crews from R25 and E256 started two hand lines to the basement as E135 crews assisted with searches and opening up. Crews quickly had the fire in check but remained on scene for almost 90 minutes making sure all hidden hot spots were opened up and extinguished. There were no injuries and the county Fire Marshal is investigating. This was the second working fire this weekend and #31 in the books so far this year.



Multiple Cars On Fire

Sunday, June 26, 2016   E135 was dispatched to the 1800 blk of Philadelphia Pike for a reported car fire. Command 13 & E135 arrived to find multiple cars involved to the rear of Jack Smiths Towing. Command asked for additional engine for manpower and water supply. The request brought E115, E256 and Delco E39 to the scene.



First Due Box Alarm

Saturday, June 25, 2016   Last night at just before 0100hrs, the street assignment was struck for the residential fire in the unit block of 2nd Ave. E135 responded with 5 personnel, arrived to report nothing showing, and secured their own water supply. E135 officer performed his size up and met with the homeowner who advised of smoke on the #2 floor as the crew advanced a 200' line to division 2. With a smoke condition and active fire in the walls, 135 Officer asked for the working fire upgrade. This added Sta.20 for the RIT and an additional engine from Delco 39 to the scene. Ladder 257 arrived and threw ground ladders and opened the roof. E39 crews assisted interior crews with opening up and support. Bulk of the fire was knocked and under control before the first 20 minute mark.



AFA Turns Into Box Alarm

Monday, June 20, 2016   Mid-morning yesterday several members were drilling on the engine when a fire alarm came in for Talley Middle school. With multiple lines off the engine, the Rescue-Engine made the response. Upon arrival, 13-CMD reported a smoke condition in the building, instructing RE-13 to lay out and start a 300' attack line. Command asked for the box to be filled bringing sta. 25 & 11, Delco 17, 61 & 68 to the scene while crews made entry and began looking for the source. Ladder 257 began truck work and started a second line as a back up. After checking the building & ventilation system, the source was determined to be a faulty vending machine. The assignment was scaled back and made available shortly after.



MVC in front of Station 13

Saturday, June 11, 2016   Yesterday before noon, the station self-alerted themselves for the MVC in front of our building. Crews attended to patient care and secured hazards before backing into the station. An hour later, the company was again dispatched to Naamans Rd for the pedestrian struck. There crews packaged the patient and awaited arrival of Trooper-4, who flew the subject to the trauma center.



Entrapment on I-495

Sunday, June 5, 2016  Saturday was busy for the Nordel EMS career staff. As Ambulance 20 was enroute to cover this part of the county, they came upon this wreck on I-495 with entrapment. This brought Rescue 13 up in the CAD and the assignment was dispatched. RE13 responded within seconds with a 5 man crew. Claymont Command advised a subject still trapped and crews put two tools in service to remove the door and B-post for patient access. Medic Trooper-4 landed on the highway and flew the driver to Christiana hospital. This marks the 9th MVC with entrapment so far this year for Claymont.




Monday, April 11, 2016  Morning rush hour was made just a bit tougher for commuters as two MVC's were handled by the crews Monday morning. The first wreck was I-495 at Edgemoor road. Here the roadway was closed as crews assisted Sta.11 and EMS with patient care on the roll over MVC. An hour later, another MVC was initially reported at I-95 at Namaans Rd. Upon further investigation and with the help of DSP, the wreck was determined to be a bit south at 495 at the 95 split in sta 23's first due. Having already committed to 95 south, the rescue proceeded to the run and assisted R23 on this hit and run MVC. The station handled an additional two calls to end the day.




Tuesday, April 5, 2016  Just past dinner Rescue 13 along with our EMS, medic-4 and Trooper-4 was dispatched to I-495 south bound at the Philadelphia Pike off ramp for the MVC with roll-over. RE13 landed and reported a single vehicle MVC with no entrapment but the vehicle off the roadway. As our EMS crews tended to the driver, rescue crews secured hazards and assisted with pt care. The assignment was available in approx 20 minutes. A few words to live by on this wreck?.... Seatbelts save lives! Is everyone in your vehicle wearing them??



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