Flourtown Fire Company brought their 1936 “Little” Hahn to the Antique Muster at Station 82 to celebrate the return of Wyndmoor Hose Company’s 1958 “B” Model Mack.
Flourtown Fire Company recently held some training on roof cuts that are used to ventilate fires. The use of chainsaws, axes and a halligan bars on a roof requires special techniques to remain safe. Ladder placement is key as well as “reading and sounding the roof” to make sure it’s safe to put weight on what could be a potentially fire or water damaged structure. Captain Thornton (white helmet) is send instructing firefighters on proper procedures to remove portions of the roof to allow smoke and heat to exit the structure. Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.
Recently, Flourtown Fire Company accepted a $1,000 donation from Wells Fargo Bank as part of its Community Partner program.
Above, Director, George Wilmot, Jr. from Flourtown, (third from left) accepts a check from area Wells Fargo representatives. We thank Wells Fargo for its commitment to volunteerism and being a true partner in the community.
Occasionally Flourtown Fire Company’s volunteers are asked to “bring out a fire truck” to community events and we’re more than happy to when our training schedule and schedules of our volunteers cooperate. The weekend of September 8 and 9, 2012 was no different with the fire company asked to attend three community events with a fire truck available for children and “children at heart” to explore.
On Saturday we were asked to stop by several block parties, including one on College Avenue, and a charity walk at Fort Washington State Park along W. Mill Road. On Sunday, we again took part in Community Day at Cisco Park, where it seems the entire township and its many charitable organizations and businesses come together for fun, food and fellowship.
Below are photos of Saturday’s ScotiaBank’s One Small Step Walk for Prader-Willi Syndrome. Photos by Bob 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.