Train Crash
Date: 03.29.2018

Shortly after 5:00 pm this afternoon, the dispatch went out for a train crash on the Norristown high speed line. Squad and Ladder 23, Rescue 21, Rescue 22, LM-5, FM 34-3, Narberth Ambulance, and Lower Merion Police responded to the County Line Road overpass of the Route 100 line to find north and southbound trains stopped north of the station with a broken pole and wires down and damage to the third rail protective cover. Luckily there were no injuries. Once power was secure, firefighters assisted evacuating all trains and assisting the passengers up to the street level. As we were ready to clear the scene, a report of a passenger having an asthma attack on a train came in. Through contact with Montgomery County dispatch, phase II put the train's location closer to the Montgomery Ave station. Rescue 21 and Squad 23 responded to assist Narberth Ambulance with removing the individual in distress from a southbound train approximately 400 yards south of the Montgomery Ave station. Rescue 21 was in service for just under 2 hours.






 


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