2016 Archives

Snowmaggedon 2016
Date: 01.22.2016

As forecasts changed through the week, we began to realize a strong N'or Easter was headed our way. Preparations began Friday afternoon calling for volunteers to staff the station from Friday evening (7 pm) through Sunday morning (11 am). Food was bought and the chains were installed on the trucks Friday night. Crews worked diligently to ensure the station grounds were clear for any type of response during this forty-hour period. Just before dinner on Saturday, we assisted Narberth Fire Company on Winchester Road for a possible building fire. At 6:30, Saturday night, we responded to Arbordale Road for a fire alarm. On our return to the station, we learned that due to the deep and drifting snow, we would be sending an engine to assist EMS on all residential medical calls. The overnight hours were quiet. Sunday morning brought clear skies and an assist EMS call at 8:46 on Tomkenn Road. Our last call of the storm came in at 12:46 pm on Sunday to assist EMS.


First Due Working Fire
Date: 04.24.2016

At 3:47 this morning, Stations 21 & 26 were alerted of a building fire on West Indian Creek Drive in the Penn Wynne section. LMPD arrived quickly and reported a working kitchen fire with all occupants out of the building. The township working fire dispatch was issued bringing fire and medical resources from the remainder of the township. Ladder 21 arrived, stretched a 1 3/4 inch hand line and worked their way into the structure. As additional resources arrived on location, a water supply was established, a second hand line was deployed and ventilation started. As the fire was extinguished, crews opened up and vented the structure. Once again, great teamwork took place from LMFD, Narberth Ambulance and Lower Merion police.

Units on Location:
Ladder 21, Rescue 21 and Utility 21
Engine 26, Ladder 26 and Engine 26-1
Engine 25-1
Engine 23 (Fast Team)
Ladder 24 and Air 24
Engine 28
Squad 22
Medic 313
Fire Marshall (34-1)


Norristown Assist
Date: 05.07.2016

Norristown firefighters were alerted of a structure fire on Dekalb Street around 4:00 AM. First arriving units had heavy fire showing from the 'B' side of the building, which was an end of the row, and people trapped within the structure. As the second alarm was struck, Rescue 21 responded to stand-by in Station 27D, the Fairmount. While in Norristown, we responded to an accident with injuries at Astor and Airy Streets. Our crew assisted with fluids. After returning to the Fairmount. we were called into the scene of the fire to assist with overhaul. The rescue returned to our station around 11:00 AM. We send our thoughts and prayers to the families who lost loved ones this morning.


Fire II Certification Achieved
Date: 07.07.2016

Congratulations to five of our volunteers who spent the past month attending classes and preparing for for the Firefighter II National Certification testing. Last night they successfully completed the program earning the certification. Thank you for your dedication to training!


Rope Rescuer I Certification Achieved
Date: 11.17.2016

Five of our volunteers reached a milestone in training last night successfully completing and achieving 1006 Rope Rescuer I certification. These members completed approximately 48 hours of rope training this year in preparation for this month's testing. This initiative was supported through the Southeastern Montgomery County Technical Rescue Task Force. Congratulations to the other 13 members of the task force from Lower Merion, Upper Merion and Norristown who also achieved certification.


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