April 24, 2014

Pizzeria Fire – Flourtown Plaza – 1/4/14

At 22:22 hours on 1/4/14 Montgomery County Department of Public Safety dispatched crew from Stations 6, 700,  82 to Flourtown Plaza Shopping Center, at the corner of Bethlehem Pike and East Mill Road for a report of smoke for the building,  Springfield Township Police (28PD) arrived on scene with smoke showing from a single story stripmall of six stores, Chief 6 arrived and reported heavy smoke and fire smoke showing from the roof line, Eng 6 arrived side A and deployed hand lines, Chief 6 established command and reported fire through the roof and ordered the 2nd alarm to be struck, fire companies on scene were Stations 6, 700, 82, 29, 45, 7, 88, 400, and EMS 311 & 318, Crews were also assisted by 28 & 32 Police departments & Springfield Public Works for icy road and parking lot areas. The deep-seated fire was contained to Flourtown Pizza Restaurant, and the evacuation order was requested to go into a defensive fire stance, with master streams and aerial streams put into service to protect other exposures which suffered water and smoke damage on either side of the pizza shop. Flourtown would like to thank its fellow township companies and surrounding area companies for their assistance with this fire, no injuries were reported and crews were on-scene until 01:30 hours 1/5/14.

Below is a compilation of some of the photos and videos collected from various observers and companies involved. The videos and photos are shared here remain the property of those submitting them and no rights are implied. We thank you for sharing them with our volunteers.

Karl Ross Photography (Facebook) 

Video by Brian Sullivan:

Raw Video from Flourtown FF Greg Fasold:

6ABC News Coverage

Philly Fire News Two Alarm Strip Mall Fire in Flourtown

Rick Rotando Photo and Video:


Multi-vehicle accident and car fire on Northbound Route 309

At approximately 23:08 on 11/23, Flourtown, Station 6 responded along with Station 82 and 88 to the reports of a multiple car accident on Northbound Route 309 in the area of the Church Road (Route 73) overpass. In frigid temperatures Squad 6 pulled a 200 foot 1.75 line to extinguish a fully involved car fire on one of the vehicles involved in the accident. The crew also did a rapid, primary search of all the other vehicles involved and attempted to de-energize those still running. A snow squall had passed through the area just prior to the emergency call, but the cause of the accident is still under investigation, and is undetermined as of this posting.

Video by Firefighter Greg Fasold, helmet cam, who respond on Squad 6.

Car Fire Route 309 Southbound – VIDEO

20130621_carfire_309Squad 6 and Engine 6 make quick work of a car engine fire. Apparatus had to stage farther away than normal do to large oil slick from the disabled car. Dispatched approx. 17:45 PM on 06/21/13

2013 – A Half-Way Review of Flourtown Fire in Action – VIDEO


2013 has been a busy year for Flourtown Fire Company so far, here’s a look back at the what we’ve been up to, some fires, some training, some rescues, always exciting, stop by Monday nights at 7PM to hear how you can join the team.

Video by Firefighter Greg Fasold.

Ambler Borough – 58 Reiffs Mill Rd – House Fire

Squad 6 responded along with multiple companies including Wissahickon, Fort Washington, Spring Mill, North Penn, Plymouth, Centre Square, Colmar and others to a single family house fire with heavy smoke and stubborn flames emanating from the first floor and working its way into the attic and roof voids. The emergency call was received at 12:26 PM reporting smoke coming from the home.

Taste of Springfield – To Benefit Springfield Township Fire Companies

April 28, 2013
5–7:30 PM

Flourtown Country Club

Enjoy delicacies from local restaurants, bakeries, & caterers

Wine and beer tastings

Live & Silent Auctions

Proceeds benefit Flourtown, Oreland, & Wyndmoor fire companies…plus companies with most tickets sold get an additional $200

Tickets $25.00

Purchase tickets and sign up for your fire company at:



For additional info or to donate auction items, contact:

Laurie Cipolla 215-582-0738 or Jason Charles 267-278-6174


298 Blair Mill Road – Squad 6 Responds as RIT

On Sunday afternoon, 4/7/13, Squad 6 and Engine 6 were both a part of the response to a large wind-whipped fire in Horsham as 298 Blair Mill Road burned from a fire which allegedly began as a brush fire quickly burned in the neighboring professional business center.

A crew with Engine 6 stood by at Station 88A (Fort Washington) to cover Upper Dublin Township after crews from that station responded directly to the fire.

Squad 6 Crew (pictured below in a photo from Bob Wilmot, Jr.) served as a Rapid Intervention Team (firefighter and safety crew) at the scene. That crew included: (r – l) FF Tyler Buckley, FF Matt Caro, Asst. Chief Chris Buckley, FF Ross Pike, FF Andrew Johnson, Captain Chris Manning, and FF Sal Santangelo.


Stenton Avenue Motor Vehicle Head-on Collision

At 10:38 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2013 Flourtown was dispatched to assist Station 29, Barren Hill Fire Company with an extrication of a driver involved in a head-on collision on Stenton Avenue between Joshua and Militia Hill. The severely injured driver needed the vehicle to be removed from his legs and overhead so he could be placed on a back board and rushed to a local trauma center by Medic 313.  The second driver, a young woman was transported to a local hospital for evaluation by Medic 308.  Squad 6, Ladder 6, Engine 6 all responded along with Utility 6 for traffic control. Rescue 29, Pipeline 29, and Traffic 29 responded from Barren Hill’s station.



E Gravers Lane and Stenton Avenue House Fire

600x316_EGravers_Stenton2013A little after 7AM on Tuesday, February 26, Flourtown Fire Company was dispatched along with Wyndmoor Hose Company, Oreland Fire Company and two battalion units from Philadelphia Fire Department to a house on the corner of E. Gravers Lane and Stenton Avenue that a passerby saw smoke coming from the building. When the first units arrived on scene they found heavy smoke pumping out of the first floor of a three story house. Flames soon showed from the windows and other areas of the home as they spread to the second and third floors, and neighboring trees. Units from Barren Hill, Glenside, Edge Hill and Springfield Ambulance also responded, as well as Springfield Township Public Works which helped with traffic control signage on Stenton and barricading other surrounding streets. The stubborn fire was deemed under control about an hour later and units started overhaul.

Rittenhouse Lumber Storage & Cutting Shed Fire

600x316_Rittenhouse_lumber2013On 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