Flourtown’s Engine 6 stopped by at the historic (and recently restored) Springfield Mills located along the Wissahickon Creek on the Bloomfield Farm property of Morris Arboretum to clean out the mud and muck that has collected around the mills turbine. The mud had clog up the turbine due to recent heavy rains. Firefighters Greg Fasold and Craig Michelbacher pulled the 1.75″ hose line to blast the turbine.
Whew! It sure was a hot day on Thursday, July 17th for the students of the School District of Springfield Township’s Extended School Year Program.
Fortunately for them, Flourtown Fire Company firefighters Greg Fasold & Gene Rahill, and Engineer Rich Brown stopped-by to help cool things off.
Is there a better way to keep cool on a hot day than making it rain with 1,750gpm? We don’t think so, and it would seem like the students agreed!
It’s hard to believe that the first half of 2014 is over. To help us remember the first 6-months of the year, firefighter Greg Fasold put together a video for us!
At approximately 23:08 on 11/23, Flourtown, Station 6 responded along with Station 82 and 88 to the reports of a multiple car accident on Northbound Route 309 in the area of the Church Road (Route 73) overpass. In frigid temperatures Squad 6 pulled a 200 foot 1.75 line to extinguish a fully involved car fire on one of the vehicles involved in the accident. The crew also did a rapid, primary search of all the other vehicles involved and attempted to de-energize those still running. A snow squall had passed through the area just prior to the emergency call, but the cause of the accident is still under investigation, and is undetermined as of this posting.
Video by Firefighter Greg Fasold, helmet cam, who respond on Squad 6.