Entrapment For The Rescue

Tuesday, August 2, 2016  At just past noon, the rescue assignment was dispatched for the MVC in the 2500 blk of Foulk road. A13, B13, RE13 and the deputy all hit the street fully staffed in less than a minute as communications advised it was a single car MVC on its side with the possibility of someone still inside. Medic-4 and our ambulances arrived and notified the rescue they had confirmed entrapment. The rescue-engine landed, placed two struts in service to secure the vehicle as EMS attended to the patient. Due to the accident on the border, Rescue 25 was dispatched to assist. Crews used two hydraulic tools to free the trapped driver in less than 20 minutes.



First Arriving Special Service

Wednesday, July 27, 2016  Yesterday, just past midnight, the street assignment was struck for the 5200 blk of Le Parc Drive, Le Parc Condominiums for the reported structure fire. RE13 marked up within a minute of dispatch and was advised of smoke in the apartment. RE13 landed first due, with E113 close behind. Taking the first due special job assignments, crews split and went to work. The chauffeur and OV man ran ladders around to the "Charlie" side of the structure to find a woman trapped on the balcony. They removed her via the ladder while the "can" man located a kitchen fire and held it in check. E113 crews backed him with a handline and the fire was quickly extinguished. The remaining crew assisted several occupants out of the building due to smoke conditions. The assignment was scaled back within 30 minutes.



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.



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