Norwood Fire Company

Basement Fire

Tuesday, August 5, 2014  At 4:15am the Box Alarm was sounded for a working Building Fire in the 900 Block of 7th Ave.  Police were on location confirming a working fire in the basement with unknown occupants inside.  Crews arrived and confirmed a working basement fire.  Engine Company 8 quickly advanced an attack line into the basement while crews of Rescue 48 did a search for residents.  Ladder 2 went to the roof via portable ladders and ventilated the roof while the rest of the crew ventilated basement windows for the Engine companies working in the basement while crews from Ladder 7 ventilated the first floor windows.  Ladder 2's crew then opened up some hot spots and found no extension.  Companies were made available after picking up.



Working fire at local Landmark

Thursday, June 12, 2014  20 minutes past midnight the Box alarm for 2 Chester Pike, The Toll House, in Norwood was struck.  Police were reporting a fire in the kitchen on the grill.  Engine 2 arrived and had smoke showing, Chief 2 arrived at the same time and took command.  Engine 2 and the crew from Tower 5 deployed a hand line to the back of the building where the kitchen door was and starting attacking the fire.  A second hand line was deployed through the front door and crews started attacking the fire in the bar area. Engine 8 and Snozzle 8 supplied water to multiple units.  Telesqurt 01 secured their own water supply.  Command evacuated the building due to heavy fire in the roof and 3 large air conditioner units on the roof directly over where the crews were operating.  Crews backed out and went into a defensive attack mode with multiple deck guns and Ladder 43 who set up in the rear parking lot and Tower 5 out front.  Unfortunately the fire took hold of the roof and traveled the length of the building destroying the entire building. Photo's courtesy Frank Wesnoski.



Dryer fire

Sunday, June 8, 2014   Just after 10 am today Engine 2 was dispatched on Glenolden's box alarm for the Unit block of N. Wells Ave for the house fire reported to be a dryer.  First arriving units had a fire in the dryer with a smoke condition in the house. The crew from 02 assisted with ventilation and returned to service.



Car fire inside a garage

Monday, June 2, 2014  A little after 230 in the morning Companies were dispatched to the 100 Block of Ridgeway Avenue for a building fire with possible entrapment.  Tower 5 arrived first and found smoke coming from a attached garage in the rear of the house.  Engine 2 arrived next and stretched an attack line to the rear of the property to the rear section of the garage.  Tower 5's crew forced entry into the garage and started a search while Engine 2's crew found a car fire which extended to a large cabinet containing flammable liquids.  Fire was knocked down with the hand line and a dry chem was used to fully extinguish the flammable liquids fire.  A second line was stretched from Engine 2 as a backup line.  Engine 8 laid out their entire bed to supply Engine 2 while Ladder 43 was assisting with the second line and ventilating the building.  Engine 8's crew removed the garage door for better access to the garage.  All searches were negative.  Crews ventilated the building and overhauled the fire area.  Engine 9 provided RIT for the fire ground.



Building Fire in Glenolden

Monday, April 21, 2014  At 2 pm Ladder and Ambulance 2 were dispatched for a building fire at 99 East Glenolden Ave in Glenolden.  Engine 5 under the command of 05-9 arrived with nothing showing in a 3 story Apartment building but the police were reporting a fire in a third floor apartment and they were in the process of evacuating people.  05-9 had all other units besides Tower 5 stage on Glenolden Ave due to the tight driveway.  Crews from 05 found a smoke condition on the third floor and reported a kitchen fire they were handling.  Command ordered 09-2 and Ladder 2 up the driveway for manpower to assist in searches on the third floor.  Crews found and removed a person from their apartment and took the pt to awaiting EMS.  After situation was under control the crew from Ladder 2 assisted Engine 5 in picking up their supply line and returned to service.



Second working fire for the morning

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  Just after crews finished restoring Ladder 2 from the early morning second alarm fire a building fire assignment was dispatched for the 2300 Block of Chipmunk Lane in the Holmes section of Ridley Township.  First arriving crews had a 2 story single family house with fire showing from the rear side of the roof.  Engine Companies made a interior attack while Ladder 2 threw ground ladders and were directed to the rear of the house to start opening up the building.  Crews opened up the roof and operated handlines hitting hot spots.  The master stream from of Ladder 2 was eventually utilized to knock down hot spots along the top of the roof. 



Second Alarm assist to Folcroft

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  Just after 7am Company 2 was dispatched as part of the second alarm to assist Folcroft Fire Company in the 2000 Block of Heather Road.  First alarm crews were battling a working fire in a end of the row.  Ladder 2 arrived and crews were sent to the second floor to assist with overhaul and extinguishing remaining hot spots.  The crew from Ladder 2 operated for just over 2 hours before returning to the station. 



Floor system completed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  Today we were able to park the trucks on the new flooring system in the firehouse after being outside for a week while our new safety floor system was installed.  The truck room and most of the rooms in the back of the firehouse had a safety floor system installed over the last 3 weeks.  This was the last major project of the new station and we can finally finish up the kitchen and offices and rooms now that this is completed.  This flooring system will add traction to the floors, aid in easy clean up when spills occur and also help keep the floors clean from leaks from the apparatus.



Working fire with entrapment

Wednesday, March 5, 2014  Today at 9:45 Companies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Lincoln Ave for a building fire bringing Companies 08, 07, 02, 48, RIT 14 and EMS.  Police were on location and confirmed one trapped on the second floor and a working fire.  Ladder 2 arrived and had fire showing from the first floor and second floor on side A.  RIT 43 was added as a second RIT.  Crews quickly started deploying ground ladders while an attack line was stretched from the Ladder and the fire was knocked down to allow crews from 02 and 08 (Prospect Park) to make entry to the second floor and quickly find the victim and start to removed the victim.  Crews from 48 (Tinicum) met the rescue crew and assisted with taking the victim down the steps and out to EMS crews while the nozzleman held the fire in check protecting the rescue crews. A supply line was established to the Ladder and more ground ladders were thrown.  The main was put to the roof and a crew from 48 vented the roof.  Crews assisted with overhaul and ventilation. Strong work today by all crews who worked flawlessly together removing the victim and quickly knocking down the fire.



Assist to Holmes on a major gas leak

Saturday, February 1, 2014   Just after 7 am Holmes was working a major gas leak outside in the 800 block of Wyndom Terrace which was effecting several houses and dispatched Engine 2 to assist.  Engine 2 arrived and command had them lay a supply line to Squrt 43.  Engine crew assisted with pulling a line and dry chem while PECO secured the broken gas line. 



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