Thursday afternoon at 15:53hrs Stations 6 (Flourtown), 82 (Wyndmoor)and 700 (Oreland) were dispatched to the 300 blk. of Penn Oak Rd. for the dwelling. PD arrived on scene reporting smoke showing with fire on the 1st floor. Engine and Chief 6 arrived confirming PD’s report, confirming all occupants out of the building with a dog still inside. Engine 6 crew stretched an 13/4″ line into the first floor and found a heavy smoke condition with minimal fire. They were able to make a quick knock on the fire with a pressurized water can, while Ladder 6 and Rescue 82’s crew laddered the building and removed the uninjured pet. 700’s crew set up fans for ventilation. Rescue 88 (Fort Washington) for RIT and Tower 29 (Barren Hill) were also dispatched on the confirmed fire procedure, but were quickly recalled by Deputy 700 who had 6 Command.
Saturday, March 13th at 20:18 hrs Station 6 (Flourtown), Rescue and Boat 82 (Wyndmoor), and Rescue 29 (Barren Hill) were dispatched to the area of Northwestern Ave. and Germantown Pk. for the water rescue. Chief 6 arrived on scene to find a van, that had driven around a barricade and a gate, stalled in approx. 4 ft of water with two occupants. Crews arrived on scene and were ordered to attempt to walk out to the van, while Boat 82 was prepared to be launched in case the current was to strong to walk in. The crew walking out to the van reported back they were able to make it to the van and they were in the process of removing the occupants. Occupants were checked out at the scene by Springfield (311) Ambulance. Crews cleared at 20:50 hrs.
Members of Flourtown Fire Company attended to March 10, 2010 meeting of the Commissioner’s of Springfield Township, where a resolution was passed unanimously to honor and thank the volunteers and the families of Flourtown Fire Company for 100 years of Service to the community. On hand to accept the resolution from Commissioner and fellow firefighter, Glenn Schaum were: President, Tim Ernst, Chief, George Wilmot III, former Chief, Bill House, Treasurer, Ron Valentine, firefighter Jim Belcher, Director, Robert Scott III, Director/Lieutenant John Redington, and Deputy Chief Mike Frye. Photo by Robert Wilmot.
The official logo for the Flourtown Fire Company’s 100th Anniversary now adorns the rear of Ladder 6, Engine 6 and Squad 6 to celebrate the Century of Service Flourtown has provided to the community.
Thanks go to Chief George Wilmot, III, Chief Engineer Dave Scott and President Tim Ernst for designing and working with Pierce and Charlie Mullin to have the logos applied to the rear slide-up door on each of the trucks.
The Ladies Auxiliary of Flourtown Fire Company have created a cookbook to commemorate the auxiliary’s 90th Anniversary and the 100th Anniversary of Flourtown Fire Company. Filled with 160 recipes collected from the members of Flourtown Fire Company and their families the cookbooks are a diverse collection of comfort food recipes and new twists on classic dishes.
The Ladies Auxiliary plans to sell the cookbooks for $10.00 each at its annual Craft Fair and throughout all the other events taking place in 2010 to celebrate the century of service of the volunteers of Flourtown Fire Company. Cookbooks can be purchased by stopping by the firehouse any Monday night (except major holidays) at 7PM.