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
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.
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.
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.
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.