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2016
403 calls- 72 drills
 
2015
403 calls- 83 drills
 
2014
390 calls- 76 drills
 
2013
410 calls- 94 drills
 
2012
498 calls- 90 drills
 
2011
563 calls- 98 drills
 
2010
518 calls- 84 drills
 
 
Cover Assignment in Chester
   
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 
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Tonight around 9:30 the company was dispatched to cover Station 82 in Chester while they operated on a 2 alarm warehouse fire. Engine 8 responded with 8 and stood by for two and a half hours with no calls. A crew of 3 staffed the Snozzle in town for the duration of the cover.

 
RIT on the Second Alarm in Chichester
Monday, April 17, 2017 
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Shortly before 9 am RIT 8 was dispatched to assist with RIT duties on a 2 alarm church fire in Chichester. RIT 8 responded with 7. The crew staged our RIT equipment direclty outside the front door, did multiple 360's of the building, removed a fence to give better access to the building and chased some kinks in some of the lines.

 
   
   
MVA with injuries
Friday, April 14, 2017 
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Today the company responded to a Motor Vehicle Accident with injuries at 4th and Lincoln

 
   
   
Weekly Drill
Thursday, April 13, 2017 
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This week for drill a crew of 9 went out on the Snozzle and Tac for Driver Training and Engine Company Operations

 
   
   
New Flags for the Apparatus
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 
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The Apparatus got an upgrade with some new flags for their rear.

 
   
   
Welcome Home
Sunday, April 9, 2017 
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Welcome Home Private First Class Justin Mojica USMC.

 
   
   
Brush Fire at John Heinz
Sunday, April 9, 2017 
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Today the company responded to a large brush fire in John Heinz Wild Life Refuge. Companies 7 and 8 were added shortly after company 48 arrived and later companies 12 and 67 were also added.

 
   
   
Vehicle Rescue Drill for EMT class
Saturday, April 8, 2017 
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Vehicle Rescue operations today with 12 of our members turning out on this fine day. Our Crew worked with the EMT class at the training center for the vehicle rescue portion of the program. Engine & Rescue 8 were on hand and all aspects of vehicle rescue were covered along with the interactions with ambulance crews. A good time had by all for sure-!

 
   
   
Crew Night
Saturday, April 8, 2017 
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Tonight a crew of 12 members gathered for crew night. The team cleaned the engine bay, washed all the engines, complete truck checks, had dinner, drilled on 1 3/4 pack/stretch, conducted some driver training and hung out. A great time was had by all and very productive nights work was done. Crew night ran from 1730-2430.

 
   
   
A Day in the Life
Friday, April 7, 2017 
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"Day in the life" @ Delcoville w/ the vo-tech emergency services program-! Snozzle 8 with 8 crew members. A good time had by all.

 
   
   
Weekly Drill
Thursday, April 6, 2017 
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This week for Drill the crew focused on forcible entry and precision with the hurst equipment. We used our crush door prop to work on forcing commercial metal doors and making a purchase point. We used our Multi Force door to work on inward and outward swinging doors. We also used our Forcible entry tree to force and cut locks as well some practice with the Metal cutting saw being precise. Lastly the crew used the hurst equipment to play jenga and move an egg to work on precise fine movements with the equipment.


 
   
   
Weekly Drill
Thursday, March 30, 2017 
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This week for drill the crew did some building familiarization, borough tour, size up around town last night. We went tot some of our larger Multi-Occupancy dwellings and discussed access and forcible entry concerns


 
   
   
2nd Due RIT in Swarthmore
Monday, March 27, 2017 
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Tonight slightly before 8 Pm RIT 8 was added to a working building assignment in Swarthmore. Crews performed our normal RIT duties, staging our equipment, multiple 360's and softening the building to make the scene safer.


 
   
   
Comercial Fire in Town
   
Monday, March 27, 2017 
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Tonight around 10:30 companies were dispatched for a possible building fire in the 700 block of Maryland Ave. Police advised it was on 11th ave. Engine 8 arrived first put a hand line in service. Rescue 48 laid a supply line into the engine. 08-13 (Dormer) had command and 08-9A (Brosnan) had operations. Fire was placed under control at the first 10 minute mark.


 
Smoke Detector Activation
Thursday, March 23, 2017 
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Early this morning companies were dispatched for a smoke detector activation. A neighbor could hear the alarm going off and wasn't sure what apartment it was coming from. Crews located the apartment and got no response from knocking. When crews gained entry they found the apartment filled with smoke due to burnt food and the resident asleep with earbuds in. Crews ventilated the apartment from smoke before leaving. A few hours later the company was dispatched this time to Ridley Park for another Fire Alarm

 
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