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June 13 – Dumpster Fire – Whitemarsh Shopping Center

At 16:45 hours the company was dispatched to a dumpster fire at the rear of the Whitemarsh Shopping Center. Chief 45 arrived on the scene with a working dumpster fire 50 yards from the rear of the building. Squad 45 with a crew of 4 arrived and went into service with a trash line and quickly knocked down the fire. Once the fire was extinguished the scene was turned over to FM32 and Whitemarsh Police Department.

Vehicle into a pole – March 4th

On 3/4/22 at 16:14 hours Spring Mill Fire Company was dispatched for a vehicle into a pole with unknown injuries and there was some sort of explosion. Deputy 45 arrived on scene with a vehicle that cut a utility pole in half, with the transformer on the ground leaking, and wires down and energized. The victim was not in the vehicle upon his arrival, the victim suffered minor injuries. Crews monitored the scene until PECO arrived on the scene.

Field Fire – March 2nd

On March 2nd at 19:17 hours Spring Mill Fire Company was dispatched for a field fire behind our firehouse. A passerby stopped in the firehouse to report that the woods behind our station was on fire. Engineer 45 was the first on location and reported a 50′ x 25′ section of the woods was on fire. Shortly after, Assistant 45 arrived on the scene and requested an additional Engine for additional water to supply Squad 45. Crews went to service with a 1 3/4″ line along with a 1/2″ trash line and some field rakes to extinguish the fire.

Vehicle Rescue – February 3rd

On 2/3/22 at 22:52 hours, Spring Mill Fire Company No.1 was dispatched for a Vehicle Rescue at the corner of Barren Hill Road and Harts Lane. The initial reports were that there was a 2 vehicle accident and 1 vehicle ran off of the roadway. Upon arrival of the Whitemarsh Township Police Department, they reported that there was 1 vehicle that went into the woods and there were 2 patients trapped inside. Chief 29 was the first arriving fire unit, he established 45 Command, while crews from both Spring Mill Fire Company and Barren Hill Fire Company worked to extricate the 2 patients. It took approximately 20 minutes to make the rescue complete. Both crews did a great job, and the 2 patients were treated and taken to local hospitals.

Ann Elizabeth Waters

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Life Member, Secretary, and Auxiliary Treasurer Ann Waters. Ann was a valued member to not only Spring Mill Fire Company, but to the Auxiliary, and the Whitemarsh Township community. Ann was voted in on January 8, 1987, and faithfully served Spring Mill for 35 years earning her Life Membership. Up until her passing Ann served as the Secretary for Spring Mill, also served with the Auxiliary for 55 years, and held every position from Trustee to President including her current position as Treasurer.

Non-Commercial Building Fire – 1/11/2022

On 1/11 at 14:04 hours, Spring Mill Fire Company No.1 was dispatched to a Non-Commercial Building Fire to the unit block of Locust Way in Whitemarsh Township. Deputy Chief 45 arrived at a 2 story large single-family dwelling and confirmed a working bedroom fire on the second floor. The working fire dispatch was struck bringing additional units to the scene. First, in engine Squad 45 placed a 1¾” line in service and quickly knocked down the room and contents fire. The crew of Ladder 43’s operator placed the main to the roof while the crew was assigned to the roof sector where they ventilated a skylight to assist the interior crews. The incident was placed under control within 45 minutes with no further fire extension past the room of origin and no reported injuries. While this incident was still active, Spring Mill Fire Company No.1 was dispatched to a Fire Alarm at another location. Engine 24 and Lieutenant 6 handled this incident. While the company was restoring our equipment from the dwelling fire, at 17:22 hours we were dispatched for a vehicle accident on North Lane. Thank you to the following companies who assisted on this call: Plymouth Fire Company No. 1 (Montco 43), Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company, Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2, Harmonville Fire Company No.1, Whitemarsh Township Police Department, Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association, Flourtown Fire Company, Wissahickon Fire Company, Fort Washington Fire Company No. 1, Wyndmoor Hose

Non-Commercial Building Fire – November 8, 2021

This morning Spring Mill Fire Company No.1, along with mutual aid support from Barren Hill Fire Company, Conshohocken Fire Department, Plymouth Fire Company, and Harmonville Fire Company, we’re dispatched for a Non-Commercial Building fire. The initial report was that the kitchen wall was hot and smoke was coming out of it. Squad 45 and its crew arrived quickly with nothing evident from the exterior, so the crew went inside to investigate further. Upon entry into the building Captain 45 immediately smelled an odor of wood burning. Crews from all 5 companies continued to investigate the odor throughout the first floor and narrowed it down to a fire in the wall, in the kitchen. The best access to extinguish the fire with the least amount of damage was to open the wall from the exterior. Crews were able to pinpoint the exact location outside utilizing their thermal imaging cameras. Once the wall was opened up, they discovered a smoldering fire in the insulation and at one of the support studs. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews continued with overhaul to ensure that there was no extension into the building. The incident was then turned over to the local Fire Marshal to conduct his investigation. Thank you to Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company, Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2, Plymouth Fire Company No. 1 (Montco 43), and Harmonville Fire Company No.1 for your support. It was a job well done by all of the units on location.

Halloween – Community Event

Spring Mill Fire Company No.1 sent 3 crews out on Halloween to give out glow sticks to Trick or Treaters at dawn to allow for additional safety. It was really good to see a lot of Trick or Treaters this year. There were a lot of great costumes and some really good Halloween themes at many houses throughout our district of Whitemarsh Township. We look forward to seeing you and many more next year.

Vehicle Rescue – August 31

Plymouth Fire Company were dispatched to the 1500 block of Fayette Street for the reported vehicle rescue.  Deputy Chief 43 arrived to find 1 vehicle overturned on its roof with the operator trapped inside.  Spring Mill Fire Company No.1 ‘s Squad 45 arrived and immediately went in service  with their hydraulic tools to begin extrication.  Plymouth Fire Company responded with Rescue 43 and Engine 43, their crews assisted 45’s to successfully extricate the trapped operator within 15 minutes by conducting a complete side wall removal on the passenger side of the vehicle.  Harmonville Fire Company No.1 ‘s Rescue 44 was requested to assist with manpower as well.  The patient was then transferred into the care of awaiting EMS and all units were clear by 18:30 hours.

Commercial Building Fire – August 31

On August 31 at 19:26 hours Spring Mill Fire Company was requested to assist the Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2 on a building investigation at 101 Washington Street in the Borough.  The box would eventually be filled out and upgraded to a building fire response as CFD crews found smoke and fire showing from a tar pot located on the roof of a large commercial building under construction.  Squad 45 and Chief 45 made the response and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul. The incident was brought under control with no further extension into the building and 45 units were available just after 21:00 hours.

Commercial Building Fire – September 7

On September 7 at 09:18 hours Spring Mill Fire Company was dispatched to assist Plymouth Fire Company on Commercial Building Fire.  Chief 43 arrived to find fire showing from the top of the trash compactor on the charlie side of the building with the unit still attached to the building.  With this report the Metroplex command was established and the working fire dispatch was requested.  Ladder 45 responded to assist with extinguishment and overhaul.

Vehicle Fire – September 10

dispatched for a vehicle fire after the accident.  Chief 45 arrived on scene and reported a 2 vehicle accident, 1 with heavy front end damage.  Squad 45 arrived on scene with and secured the vehicles power and assisted with hazard control.  1 patient was transported to a local hospital.