Tuesday, April 6 @ 22:13hrs Station 7 (Wissahickon) and Ladder 18 (FDMT) were dispatched to the area of McKean Rd. and Rt.309 for the commercial building fire. Chief 7 went on location at the new YMCA (under construction) with flames from the roof. County dispatched Squad 6 to assist as the R.I.T. Crews extended hand lines to the roof to extinguish the roofing material and trash that was burning. Squad 6’s crew stood-by till members cleared the roof.
Thursday April 8th@ 00:21hrs Station 88 (Fort Washington) with Engine 7-3 and Ladder 7 (Wissahickon) were dispatched to Stuart Ln. for the dwelling fire. LT. 88-1 went on scene with a ranch style house with fire from the roof, and possible entrapment. Squad 6 due on the box, as the R.I.T was dispatched. Crews stretched an 13/4″ hand line to knock the fire while primary and secondary searches were performed and were negative.
Later that day @ 21:43hrs Station 7 with Tower 88 were dispatched to 400 N. Bethlehem Pk. for smoke from the air vents. While crew’s investigated the possible sources, the smoke condition was getting heavier in the building. with this report Chief 7 had Squad 6 dispatched to assist as the R.I.T. Fire was found to be in an outside air intake pit. 7 command put the fire under control and released Squad 6.