At approximately 3 PM on November 25, 2012, Flourtown Fire Company was dispatched along with Barren Hill Fire Company to a fire that began in the garage on the 300 block of Stenton Avenue and spread to the roof of the residence on the Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival the fire was immediately escalated and companies from Wyndmoor, Spring Mill, Centre Square, Harmonville, Glenside and several other were dispatched for additional resources. Engine 6 arrived at the home and went into service with 2.5 inch hose line and additional hose lines once a water source was established. Addition units checked for extension into the home and other areas of the property. The cedar shingle roof added to the fire load and the three car garage and its contents were a loss, but the fire was halted from extending further into the home. Photos supplied here by Flourtown Fire Company photographer, Robert Wilmot, Jr.
The Colonial Regional Technical Rescue Task Force, of which Flourtown Fire Company is a participating member, held a Department of Homeland Security authorized drill on Sunday, November 20, 2011. Taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, the companies gathered at Spring Mill Fire Company and were soon dispatched in an order as they would be in a real emergency to a local train crossing and station. The scenario involved a commuter train striking a vehicle, and a mass causality and injured situation. There was also a separate law enforcement element that involved a terrorist bomb scenario, but that was held on a separate car a bit further down the tracks from the fire companies’ drill.
Flourtown personnel, Assistant Chief Chris Buckley, Captain Chris Manning, Leitenant John Redington,and firefighters: Dean Seltzer, Kevin Davis, Tim Ernst, Tyler Buckley, and Sal Santangelo all took part in stabilizing victims and extricating them from the train and the severely-damaged vehicle. Chief George Wilmot and his daughter, Lexi Wilmot were part of the scenario’s observation team and “victim” volunteers. Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.
Flourtown Fire Company gathered on Saturday November 20, 2010 to conclude its Century of Service events with its annual awards banquet. Normandy Farm and Coleman Restaurant was the location of the cocktail party and banquet. President Tim Ernst welcomed the firefighters, their guests and others from area fire companies, the township and friends of the fire company. He read a excerpt from Charlie Samtmann’s history of Flourtown Fire Company which would be presented to all those in attendance later in the evening. He introduced Thomas Timoney, Esq. a longtime friend of the fire company and honorary life member to address the crowd as our guest speaker.
Tom spoke of his earliest memories of the fire company – its annual Flourtown Fair – which ran from 1920 to 1951. And he also spoke of the dedication of those in the fire company and his long relationship with the company and its members.
President Ernst then introduced the Rev. Marcia Thompson and Treasurer Ron Valentine for the invocation and toast prior to every sitting down to a delicious meal. After dinner Chief George Wilmot, III and President Ernst introduced their guests and Banquet Chairman Rob Brzezinski presented the following awards:
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