Incidents from February of 2009
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Ladder 4 Update
02/28/2009 0800 Hrs
This morning, at 08:00 hours, several members visited the KME plant in Nesquehoning PA to inspect the progress on the new Ladder truck.
Crews were pleased to see that the ladder truck was nearly completed. The truck committee members as well as the other members that attended went over the new ladder truck and made some minor changes with KME.
The Ladder is due at Horrocks sometime in the next few days. At this time the tools will be mounted and the striping with be completed. The Ladder ... (Full Story & Pictures)
Assist Newtown Square With Large Brush Fire
02/27/2009 12:28 Hrs
At 12:23 hours Delco Station 41 (Newtown Square) was dispatched for a brush fire in the 900 block of Providence Road. Due to Delco Chief 41-9 getting reports of a large brush fire that was approaching a house, he requested assistance from Tac 3 (Paoli), Brush 4 (Malvern), and Delco 64-8 (Edgemont). At 12:31 hours Brush 56 (Goshen) and Engine 4-5 (Malvern) were dispatched to assist.
Delco Chief 41-9 established Providence Road Command. Both Engine 4-5 and Ambulance/Medic 4 made the response. P ... (Full Story & Pictures)
Auto Accident on Paoli Pike
02/27/2009 07:56 Hrs
At 07:56 hours Station 4 Fire and EMS were dispatched to the Intersection of Paoli Pike and Devon Road in Willistown for an Auto Accident with Unknown Injuries. At 08:00 hours Assistant 4 (Johnson) arrived on location to find two vehicles involved. At this time Fire Police from Station 4 and Station 3 (Paoli) were dispatched for traffic control.
At 08:05 hours Ambulance/Medic 4 arrived on location. Rescue 4 arrived shortly right after the Ambulance. The Rescue crew secured the vehicles involv ... (Full Story & Pictures)
Rapid Intervention Team To Berwyn
02/26/2009 13:53 Hrs
At 13:41 hours Station 2 (Berwyn), Station 3 (Paoli), and Delco Station 15 (Radnor) were dispatched to the 900 Block of Contention Lane in Tredyffrin for a House Fire. At 13:53 hours, after Berwyn units had arrived on location and investigated, the call was upgraded to a working fire. Crews found fire inside of the walls and a smoke condition inside. At this time Rescue 4 was dispatched as the Rapid Intervention Team along with Rescue 5 (East Whiteland) as the Airbank. At 13:50 hours Deputy 2(No ... (Full Story & Pictures)
Late Night Auto Accident with Entrapment
02/25/2009 23:33 Hrs
At 23:31 hours Station 4 Ambulance was dispatched to Village Way in the area of the General Warren Inn for an Auto Accident with Unknown Injuries. At 23:33 hours the assignment was upgraded to an Auto Accident reported Serious. This brought Rescue 4, Medic 4, and Station 5.
Deputy 4 (Gastwirth) and Assistant 5 (Lotz) went enroute and were advised of a jeep on its side with one female occupant injured. Ambulance/Medic 4 arrived and confirmed the report. Rescue 4 and Engine 5-2 then made the r ... (Full Story & Pictures)
Controlled Burn In First Due
02/19/2009 19:41 Hrs
At 19:41 hours, station 4 was dispatched to the unit block of Wildwood Dr. for a reported trash/dumpster fire. Deputy 4 (Gastwirth) and Asst. 4A (N. Vaughn) were first onscene to find a controlled burn of logs. Brush 4 with Capt. 4 (K. Vaughn), Eng. 4-5 with Lt. 4B (M. Rychlak) and Sqd. 4 with Lt. 4A (G. Zarcone) made the response and worked on fire suppression.
Automatic Fire Alarm Becomes Working House Fire
02/14/2009 18:06 Hrs
At 18:06 hours Station 4 was dispatched for an automatic fire alarm in the 700 block of Warren Avenue. Chief 4 (Wilkins) responded and was advised that the alarm was coming from a smoke detector in the basement. Assistant 4A (Vaughn) arrived onscene with nothing showing from the front of the structure. Upon investigation a working fire was found in the basement. Chief 4 notified dispatch and requested a working fire dispatch as well as a 1st alarm tanker task force. Rescue 4 arrived and str ... (Full Story & Pictures)
A stove located in the fire room.
More of the fire room.
Command Class Comes to Malvern Fire Company
02/07/2009 08:00 - 16:00 Hrs
On February 7th, 2009, the Malvern Fire Company hosted a Command class through the Command School. The class taught roles and expectations of ICS through the NIMS structure. The class consisted of three scenarios that taught the various components of the ICS system including roles and responsibilities of the command structure. The participants learned how to operate command for large and small incidents in our community.
House Fire Response In First Due
02/02/2009 23:14 Hrs
At 23:14 hours Station 4 , Station 56 (Goshen), and Rescue 5 (East Whiteland) were dispatched to the unit block of Sherman Drive in East Goshen Township. Deputy 4 (Gastwirth) went enroute and was advised that the smoke detector in the basement was activating. The report was also that the homeowner could smell and see smoke in the basement. Minutes later Rescue 4, Rescue 5, and Ladder 56 went enroute.
Station 4 Chief Officer's arrived to find nothing showing from the exterior of the residence. ... (Full Story & Pictures)
Rescue 4 On Location
Station 5 Crews
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