Squad 6 responded along with multiple companies including Wissahickon, Fort Washington, Spring Mill, North Penn, Plymouth, Centre Square, Colmar and others to a single family house fire with heavy smoke and stubborn flames emanating from the first floor and working its way into the attic and roof voids. The emergency call was received at 12:26 PM reporting smoke coming from the home.
On Sunday afternoon, 4/7/13, Squad 6 and Engine 6 were both a part of the response to a large wind-whipped fire in Horsham as 298 Blair Mill Road burned from a fire which allegedly began as a brush fire quickly burned in the neighboring professional business center.
A crew with Engine 6 stood by at Station 88A (Fort Washington) to cover Upper Dublin Township after crews from that station responded directly to the fire.
Squad 6 Crew (pictured below in a photo from Bob Wilmot, Jr.) served as a Rapid Intervention Team (firefighter and safety crew) at the scene. That crew included: (r – l) FF Tyler Buckley, FF Matt Caro, Asst. Chief Chris Buckley, FF Ross Pike, FF Andrew Johnson, Captain Chris Manning, and FF Sal Santangelo.
A little after 7AM on Tuesday, February 26, Flourtown Fire Company was dispatched along with Wyndmoor Hose Company, Oreland Fire Company and two battalion units from Philadelphia Fire Department to a house on the corner of E. Gravers Lane and Stenton Avenue that a passerby saw smoke coming from the building. When the first units arrived on scene they found heavy smoke pumping out of the first floor of a three story house. Flames soon showed from the windows and other areas of the home as they spread to the second and third floors, and neighboring trees. Units from Barren Hill, Glenside, Edge Hill and Springfield Ambulance also responded, as well as Springfield Township Public Works which helped with traffic control signage on Stenton and barricading other surrounding streets. The stubborn fire was deemed under control about an hour later and units started overhaul.
On Saturday, February 9, 2013 at roughly 10:40PM Flourtown Fire Company was dispatched to a confirmed building fire at Rittenhouse Lumber. The storage/cutting shed behind the main buildings of the lumber yard was fully involved as units arrive. Joined by Oreland Fire Company, Wyndmoor Hose Co, Barren Hill Fire Company, and Fort Washington Fire Company to stubborn blaze pushed on by a steady cold wind made guarding exposures a priority. The fire totally destroyed the shed, but did not spread to any adjacent buildings or the nearby gas station. No injuries were reported. Extinguishment and hot spot operations lasted most of the night, with the last units leaving the scene at 5AM the next morning. Salt for icy conditions and backhoes had to be called from Whitemarsh and Springfield Township public works.
Photo credits: FFCo, Scott Lynch and Karl Ross
On Sunday, January 6, 2013, Flourtown Fire Company, along with Oreland Fire Company and Wyndmoor Hose Company responded to a smoky electrical fire outside the Dollar Tree store in the Flourtown Plaza. A dry chemical extinguisher was used to put out the fire. PECO and the shopping center’s realty company took over the scene after first responders secured the scene and made sure the stores and surrounding stores were properly evacuated. All photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.