Springfield Ambulance Association
On Saturday, February 9, 2013 at roughly 10:40PM Flourtown Fire Company was dispatched to a confirmed building fire at Rittenhouse Lumber. The storage/cutting shed behind the main buildings of the lumber yard was fully involved as units arrive. Joined by Oreland Fire Company, Wyndmoor Hose Co, Barren Hill Fire Company, and Fort Washington Fire Company to stubborn blaze pushed on by a steady cold wind made guarding exposures a priority. The fire totally destroyed the shed, but did not spread to any adjacent buildings or the nearby gas station. No injuries were reported. Extinguishment and hot spot operations lasted most of the night, with the last units leaving the scene at 5AM the next morning. Salt for icy conditions and backhoes had to be called from Whitemarsh and Springfield Township public works.
Photo credits: FFCo, Scott Lynch and Karl Ross
Flourtown Fire Company was a part of the township contingency that included Township Commissioners Jim Dailey, Bob Gillies and Tom Bell, along with Springfield Police recognized and thanked for its commitment to the community by Giant Food Markets that on July 22, opened a new store in the Flourtown Shopping Center in Flourtown, PA. Pictured above (left to right): Jim Dailey, Springfield Commissioner (with his children); Robert Gillies, Jr. Pres. Springfield Township Commissioners; Bryan Beck, Store Manager; Tom Bell, Springfield Township Commissioner; Officer S. Badolato, STPD; Ron Valentine, FFCo; Rob Brzezinski, FFCo. (photos by Robert Wilmot, Jr.)
Torrential rains, a bit of wind, tornado warnings and more rain, Hurricane Irene which moved into the Delaware Valley on August 27 and 28, 2011 had it all. Flourtown Fire Company responded to several emergency calls including several water rescues of drivers from their vehicles, electrical fires in homes and downed wires. Our neighboring fire company, Barren Hill, in Whitemarsh Township had its hands full with rescues of residents from the western side of the Wissahickon Creek along Stenton Avenue. Meanwhile Flourtown’s water rescue team which was split amongst both Squad 6 and Engine 6 were requested to conduct several searches along the banks of the Wissahickon Creek for several missing residents. It was an unprecedented storm and several members even bedded down at the firehouse for the night on Saturday night, although no one slept very much. Over 6 inches of rain swelled area streams and creek beds and causing flooding throughout Springfield Township.
(Photo by Bob Wilmot, Jr.)
On Saturday, September 25, 2010 – a group of members traveled the 2 hours to the Pa. State Convention Parade in Hanover Twp. (Wilkes Barre). Once there we found that Montgomery County was well represented. The companies from the county did very well in the trophy department, with Flourtown being no exception. We came home with:
1st Place – Most Functional Rescue – Pumper and 1st Place – Best Appearing Dalmatian