Norwood Fire Company

Basement fire in Prospect Park

Thursday, October 9, 2014  Around 630 in the morning the box alarm was sounded for a building fire in the 900 Block of 9th Ave in Prospect Park.  Ladder 2 was hitting the street as the working fire alarm was being dispatched.  08-9A was on location with a working fire in the basement and smoke showing.  Ladder 2 was ordered to the front of the building and started throwing ladders and ventilating the basement windows.  Engine 8 advanced an attack line in the basement while Rescue 48 was doing a search of the building.  Engine 8's crews quickly found and extinguished the fire in the basement.  Ladder 2's crew then put multiple fans in service to ventilate the building.  Crews went available after picking up the equipment.    



Apartment Building Fire

Monday, October 6, 2014   On Monday night just after 10pm Company 02 was dispatched to assist Folcroft on the building fire at the Glencroft Club Apartments in the 100 Block of Folcroft Ave.  Police reported a working fire on the first floor of the apartment building.  Command ordered all other units to assist with evacuation's.  Engine 09 ran a attack line while Telesqurt 01 layed into the scene and assisted with fire attack while Tower 5 worked on searches of the first floor.  Ladder 2's crew split up throwing multiple ladders and assisting with checking and evacuating occupants of the apartments on the second and third floors.  Engine 2 arrived and secured it's own hydrant and layed a second supply line to the scene and stood by in the man power pool. Crews assisted with ventilating the building with multiple fans.



Building Fire

Monday, September 29, 2014  During the mid afternoon the Engine Company was dispatched on Folsom's box alarm for a dwelling fire to the 500 Block of Perry Street.  Engine 2 quickly responded and arrived with Engine 18 and had smoke showing from the first floor of a twin home with fire reported in the basement. The Engine crew split up and hand jacked a supply line to a hydrant while part of the crew started a search for victims and basement access and the other part advanced the hand line to the basement and located the seat of the fire quickly extinguishing the fire.  Crews checked for extension and assisted with ventilation of the building.



House fire in the Boro

Saturday, September 6, 2014  Saturday night the box alarm was dispatched for a House fire in the 100 Block of Handerson Ave bring fire companies from Norwood, Glenolden, Prospect Park, and Holmes.  Police were on scene reporting a working fire as Engine 2 hit the street.  Engine 2 and Tower 5 arrived and the crew from Engine 2 advanced a attack line through the front door while Tower 5's crew split up for a search and rescue and to start opening up the roof.  Engine 2 found a kitchen fire and quickly extinguished it while Tower 5 completed their search which they found the family pets and removed them to EMS crews who worked very hard to revive the pets but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries.  Ladder 43 assisted Tower 5 with opening the roof while Engine 8 laid a supply line to the fire ground and assisted with opening up and checking for hot spots on the second floor.  Fire was quickly placed under control and units cleared the scene as they went available.  RIT 09 and RIT 20 stood by for firefighter safety during the incident. Photo credit Officer Byrne



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. 



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