Wednesday, November 16, 2016  Tuesday started with a working fire in sta.25's first due. Engine 25 arrived confirming fire in the walls in the unit block of Ross Court and asked for the upgrade. Rescue and Engine 13 operated for 30 minutes before being released. The day remained busy and ended with an assist to Delco sta-17 (Aston Twp.) for yet another working alarm. Engine 17 went on location with heavy fire conditions in two occupancies in the unit block Linda Lane. Rescue 13 operated as one of the RIT companies assigned to this fire. Fire destroyed two units and damaged both exposures but an aggressive exterior attack proved successful, saving the remaining units.




Friday, November 11, 2016  Just before 3am on Wednesday, Wilmington FD was dispatched to the area of Riddle ave. and Mill Rd. for a smoke investigation. Arriving units found a multi-story abandoned warehouse well involved. Cmd asked for the second alarm on arrival as crews began setting up water supply. About 30 minutes later, the third alarm was struck which required E135 to transfer to WFD sta.-4. Upon arrival at Sta.4, incident command asked for two additional engines to the scene to assist in the tanker operation. E135 was re-directed to Wawaset Street and N. Scott to fill tankers. Once in place, the crew from E135 walked to the scene where they assisted WFD E-5 set up drafting from the Brandywine river. Our manpower was rotated thru out the day as E135 spent over 14hrs nursing tankers at the fill site. It's estimated our engine filled well over half a million gallons of water into tankers assisting from New Castle, Delaware and Chester counties.




Saturday, November 5, 2016  Friday morning started with Sta.-11 being dispatched to the 1500 block of Athens Drive in the Green Acres section of the Nordel for the automatic fire alarm. Arriving to find smoke showing, the box was filled bringing Rescue and Engine 13 to the scene. The Rescue assumed first due special tasks and began opening up and securing utilities. Interior crews found a basement fire and quickly had the fire under control. The crew from E135 assisted interior with opening up and hitting hot spots. Ours crews where released in about 90 minutes. Crews handled an additional 6 calls for the day.




Tuesday, September 20, 2016  This morning at 0530hrs USAR-13 was dispatched the 300 blk of Moore rd., assisting Sta-18 on an MVC involving an tractor trailer into a house. USAR-13 responded with a team of 5, arriving under the command of 18-8. The driver was removed and the USAR team was put to use stabilizing the structure before the truck was removed. Crews operated for approx. 2 hours.



USAR 13 assist on the MVC

Wednesday, September 7, 2016   This morning the rescue assignment was struck for I-95 NB at Rte 896 off ramp. First arriving units from Aetna and Singerly Fire companies reported an over turned dump truck with the driver trapped. The Emergency Rescue/Towing response was initiated which added a rotator HD wrecker from B&F towing, USAR13 and an engine from Christiana for manpower. Together crews used cribbing, rigging and air bags to free the driver in just under an hour. Patient was handed off to Medic Trooper-4 for flight to Christiana Hospital.



Another Entrapment for Rescue 13

Wednesday, August 10, 2016   At just before 2200hrs last evening the station was dispatched for the 1800 Blk of Harvey rd for the MVC. RE13 with 5 responded within seconds as communications advised a subject possibly still in the vehicle. CMD 138 arrived to confirm entrapment and assume command. The rescue engine quickly stabilized the vehicle and placed two tools in service removing the drivers door, B-post and rear door in under 10 minutes. Two subjects were transported to the hospital. Assisting on the scene were C25 and medic trooper-4.



First due porch fire

Wednesday, August 10, 2016   Yesterday at just past 0100hrs, the assignment was dispatched for the 2000 Blk of Floral Ln. in the Graylyn Crest section of our first due for a reported trash can on fire on the rear deck. Chief 13, E135 and Ladder marked up with 10. E135 arrived with smoke showing from the Charlie side and asked for the upgrade. E135, secured their own water supply and stretched on the dwelling as L257 took first due special responsibilities. L13 took second due truck and E256 assumed 2nd due engine. Fire in the enclosed porch was quickly knocked down with crews remaining on scene and opening up to check for extension and hot spots. Delco E40 was on the upgrade but was redirected to cover Sta.13.



MVC with entrapment

Monday, August 8, 2016   ust past 1300hrs, the rescue assignment was put out for Darley Rd @ Indian Field rd. There, RE13 arrived to find a 2 car MVC with a vehicle off the roadway and in need of a door pop. Crews stabilized the vehicle and freed the patient in under 10 minutes. Assisting on the scene were A13, Medic 4 and A25.



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.



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