Flourtown Fire Company recently held some training on roof cuts that are used to ventilate fires. The use of chainsaws, axes and a halligan bars on a roof requires special techniques to remain safe. Ladder placement is key as well as “reading and sounding the roof” to make sure it’s safe to put weight on what could be a potentially fire or water damaged structure. Captain Thornton (white helmet) is send instructing firefighters on proper procedures to remove portions of the roof to allow smoke and heat to exit the structure. Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.
Occasionally Flourtown Fire Company’s volunteers are asked to “bring out a fire truck” to community events and we’re more than happy to when our training schedule and schedules of our volunteers cooperate. The weekend of September 8 and 9, 2012 was no different with the fire company asked to attend three community events with a fire truck available for children and “children at heart” to explore.
On Saturday we were asked to stop by several block parties, including one on College Avenue, and a charity walk at Fort Washington State Park along W. Mill Road. On Sunday, we again took part in Community Day at Cisco Park, where it seems the entire township and its many charitable organizations and businesses come together for fun, food and fellowship.
Below are photos of Saturday’s ScotiaBank’s One Small Step Walk for Prader-Willi Syndrome. Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.