Yesterday around 5:00 in the evening the Flourtown Fire Company, Wyndmoor Hose, and Oreland Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched for the report of a house on fire at 11. West Mill Road. Chief 6 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire. The following pictures are from the helmet camera of the first in crew on Engine 6 who advanced a hose line in the front door to attempt to knock the fire and search for potential victims. A special thanks to the Barren Hill Fire Company, Fort Washington Fire Company No. 1, Wissahickon Fire Company, Edge Hill Fire Company, Springfield Township Police Department, Whitemarsh Ambulance, and Ambler EMS for their assistance on scene. There were no injuries to the homeowner or any firefighters on scene. More pictures and video to come.
Members taking time after work today to better their ladder skills! The training never stops here at Flourtown.
Photos from Flourtown Fire Company’s post
We see drivers exhibiting behavior like this quite often.
Yes it happened again!
Two separate vehicles within a 20 min span drove over a sidewalk on to a lawn to go around our blocker fire truck Saturday night.
WHAT IS GOING ON MOTORISTS?
Tillsonburg Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire and as always we closed the road for our safety. Our giant bright red Pumper/Tanker with all it strobe emergency red lights activated COMPLETELY blocked the road. One vehicle jumped the sidewalk at full road speed.
These pictures are of one vehicle being escorted back out of our safety zone. The fire truck was backed up to give the vehicle room to leave.
Four fire trucks, two police cruisers and one ambulance all with emergency lights activated. People have no idea what’s going on behind our blocker truck. This easily could have resulted in a first responders death by being struck by a car.
“I didn’t see the fire truck”
“No one was there to direct me”
“I don’t know any other road to take”
“What else was I supposed to do the road was blocked”
If there is a fire truck blocking a road curb to curb. The road is CLOSED period!
Whether it’s a big or small emergency; we WILL always close the road. We’re not sorry for the inconvenience because each and every one of us are going to come home safe.
Share this with your parents, friends, children, community pages; have a discussion with people off line about road safety. Let’s use some common sense out there.
Yesterday, both the Barren Hill Fire Company and Flourtown Fire Companies and Fire Police were dispatched to the area of 470 Bethlehem Pike for a report of a vehicle that flipped off the roadway and into a creek, with one individual trapped. The vehicle split a telephone pole on its way off the roadway. Units arrived on scene and confirmed there was no one entrapped in the vehicle. One adult male was transported with non-life threatening injuries