Busy Tuesday
Date: 06.10.2014

Quiet times yield to busier moments and today was no exception. The company ran four calls in just under twelve hours. Our day started at 10:24 with a fire alarm at Friends Central School which was accidental due to burnt food. At 4:25, tones dropped for Rescue 21 and Rescue 47 (King of Prussia) to assist Norristown on a building collapse. Incident notes detailed a roof collapse with possible subjects trapped. Upon arrival, responders noted there was no collapse of the roof just some bricks that fell from the chimney and non-Norristown resources were recalled. This incident marked the first dispatch of the Southeastern Montgomery County Technical Rescue Task Force servicing the municipalities of Lower Merion, Upper Merion and Norristown. Around 7:00pm, Ardmore and Bryn Mawr were investigating electrical odors throughout the Churchill Court buildings in Haverford. Upon discovering smoke in the basement and elevator shafts, Chief 25 (Hayden) assumed command and asked for the confirmed building procedures bringing Gladwyne Fire Co full company, Rescue 21 as FAST and EMS to the scene. Crews stood by for twenty minutes as a small fire was located and extinguished in a penthouse elevator control room. Our day ended with a gas odor at City and Lancaster Avenues. Crews investigating has a slight odor coming from a PECO manhole cover and underground valve. PECO was notified and continued the investigation.


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