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August 31, 2023 – Truck into gas pumps on fire.

πŸš’ Spring Mill Fire Company Incident Update – August 31st πŸš’
On Thursday, August 31st, the Spring Mill Fire Company was dispatched to an incident that demanded quick thinking and teamwork.
πŸ”₯ Incident Details: At 11:24 hours, we received a call to assist Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company on Germantown Pike in Whitemarsh Township. The initial report was a vehicle had crashed into the gas pumps, resulting in both the truck and gas pumps catching fire.
πŸš“ First Responders in Action: @Whitemarsh Police were the first on the scene and reported the vehicle fully involved, against the gas pumps. Lieutenant 29 assumed command and took decisive action. Recognizing the severity of the situation, he upgraded the response to a working fire dispatch and requested for a Montgomery County Hazmat officer.
πŸ”₯ Swift Response: The crews of Engine 29 and Engine 44 (Harmonville Fire Company No.1)rapidly stretched (2) 1 3/4″ hose lines, working together to contain and suppress the fire. Meanwhile, Ladder 45’s crew began applying oil dry to contain the gasoline runoff and prevent it from reaching storm inlets.
πŸ§ͺ Hazmat Assessment: Crews remained on the scene as the Hazmat Chief assessed the situation. Together, a plan was formulated to safely remove the vehicle from the gas pumps.
πŸ•’ Mission Accomplished: All units were released from the scene around 13:30 hours. The successful resolution of this incident showcases the teamwork and commitment of our first responders.
Stay safe, everyone, and thank you for your ongoing support of Spring Mill Fire Company. We’re proud to serve our community! πŸš’πŸ”₯ #SpringMillHeroes #Teamwork #CommunitySafety

July 17, 2023 – Train Derailment

We hope this message finds you safe and well. We want to inform you about the recent incident that occurred in Whitemarsh Township early Monday morning in the Barren Hill Fire Company districtΒ of the township. Spring Mill Fire Company No.1 Harmonville Fire Company No.1 Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2 Flourtown Fire Company Wyndmoor Fire Department Oreland Volunteer Fire Company Fort Washington Fire Company No. 1 Norristown Fire Department Wissahickon Fire Company Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association Whitemarsh Township Admin Offices and Police Dept. Montgomery County Department of Public Safety responded to assist with the incident. A CSX freight train derailed near the intersection of Stenton Avenue and Joshua Road in Whitemarsh Township.
Here are the key details as reported by officials:
πŸ•“ Incident Time: Approximately 4:50 a.m.
πŸ“ Location: Near the intersection of Stenton Avenue and Joshua Road in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
πŸš‚ Train Details: The 40-car CSX train was operating on Norfolk Southern tracks.
πŸ›€οΈ Derailment: A total of 15 cars derailed, with eight of them being empty.
🚚 Cargo Information: Five of the derailed cars contained urea, a liquid fertilizer, and another car contained tetrachloroethylene, a degreaser chemical used in dry cleaning.
We want to emphasize that the top priority is the safety and well-being of the community. Emergency responders were on-site quickly to assess the situation and addressed any potential risks. Please know that all necessary precautions were and still are being taken to ensure your safety and the environment’s protection. Currently, the clean-up process is underway.

Monday, June 12, 2023 – Electrical Fire/Brush Fire

On Monday, June 12 at 15:31 hours Spring Mill Fire Company was dispatched for an Electrical Fire Outside on River Road. Engine 45 with a crew of 6 responded to the incident with Assistant 45 in charge. The crew arrived to find a tree that would randomly come into contact with a power line, causing it to arc. Assistant 45 notified Montgomery County Emergency Dispatch Center that there was nothing the fire company could do and that the power supplier needed to respond to remediate the situation.
At 16:12 hours the company was dispatched back to River Road for a reported tree on fire. Assistant 45 responded to investigate the report, when arriving on the scene he found a large portion of the tree had now fallen onto the roadway and there was brush on fire alongside the roadway and the Schuylkill River Bike Path. Assistant 45 had Engine 45 and Fire Police respond to the incident. Upon their arrival, Fire Police shut down 1 lane of River Road and Engine 45’s crew extinguished the burning brush and tree. The company was made available and Fire Police remained on location keeping one lane of traffic open until Whitemarsh Township Public Works was able to clear the roadway.

Monday, May 22, 2023 – Technical Rescue Training

πŸ“’ Attention, Whitemarsh Township residents! 🚨
We wanted to share an exciting update about the technical rescue training conducted by Spring Mill Fire Company No.1. Yesterday, on Monday, May 22nd at 19:00 hours, our dedicated volunteers engaged in a vital low-angle technical rescue drill on River Road.
The scenario simulated a cyclist being struck by a vehicle, resulting in the patient being ejected from the bicycle and landing approximately 30 feet down an embankment on River Road. Our skilled members arrived on the scene, assessed the situation, and formulated a comprehensive plan to extract the patient from the embankment back up to the roadway above.
This training session was carried out under the expert guidance and observation of trainers from Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC. A big shout-out and heartfelt gratitude to Bill Elder and his team for joining us, providing valuable insight, and helping critique our scenario.
Given the increased bicycle activity in our area, it is crucial for us to continually sharpen our skills in this function. We believe that by conducting such training exercises, we enhance our ability to respond effectively and efficiently to real-life emergencies.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the volunteers and trainers involved in making this training session a success. Your commitment and dedication to serving our community are truly commendable.
Stay tuned for more updates and remember to stay safe while enjoying outdoor activities. Together, we can create a safer environment for all. πŸ’ͺπŸš’ #SpringMillFireCompany #TechnicalRescueTraining #CommunitySafety