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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
 
 
LODD of Philadelphia Fire LT Matt LeTourneau
Saturday, January 6, 2018 
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The Officers and Members of the Prospect Park Fire Company send their prayers to the Philadelphia Fire Department and the family of LT Matt LeTourneau. LT LeTourneau was an 11 year member of the Philadelphia Fire Department, currently serving on Engine 45. On January 6th Philadelphia Fire Department responded to a two alarm fire in the 2200 block of North Colorado Street. During the fire fight a structural collapse occured pinning LT LeTourneau under heavy debris. It took rescue crews approximately 30 minutes to extricate LT LeTourneau and transport him to the hospital where he succumbed to injuries sustained. Besides being a Philadelphia Fire Fighter Mattt LeTourneau was also a Life Member of the Springfield Fire Company (44) as well as a well respected Instructor at the Delco Training Center. Numerous members of the Prospect Park Fire company as well as many Delaware County Fire Fighters had the opportunities to Learn from Matt. Funerals will be held on Friday January 13th with a public viewing on Thursday evening as well.

 
   
   
Fairly Busy Sunday
Sunday, January 7, 2018 
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Outside of the training, crews also responded to a RIT call for a building fire in Folsom. TAC 8 was first in and stretched an 1 3/4 handline. A homeowner had been thawing frozen pipes and caught some of the wall on fire. the fire had been knocked with a home extinguisher. Crews set up a PPV fan and helped ventilate. Crews also responded to a reported brush fire in Ridley park, which was a bon fire and aided in extinguishing that as well discovering a gas leak outside in Ridley Park.

 
Live Fire Training
Sunday, January 7, 2018 
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Today companies 7 and 8 conducted some live fire training with grease fires. Crews looked at the effects of putting water on a grease fire and made some videos that can be found at our facebook page. Crews also used different methods of extinguishment such as sliding a lid on to smother the fire, An ABC dry chemical extinguisher, and also baking soda.

 
   
   
TUF8 Tool
   
Friday, January 5, 2018 
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We just received 8 brand new #TUF8 tools!! Canít wait to put them through the paces. https://www.rjmachine.com/store/tuf-8-tool

 
Weekly Drill
Thursday, January 4, 2018 
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Crews braved the extreme cold and snow to conduct a hands on rope rescue drill tonight. The team worked on all aspects of low angle rescue and put in 2.5 hours of work-! A good time was had by all

 
   
   
Working fire in Tinicum
Monday, January 1, 2018 
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This afternoon company 8 was dispatched to the Lester section of Tinicum township for a building fire. The fire started in the basement and started to extend up the walls towards the second floor. Engine 8 arrived and was tasked with search and rescue. After a thorough search it was confirmed as initially reported that everyone was out of the building. The fire was put under control quickly followed by extensive overhaul.

 
2017 Totals
Monday, January 1, 2018 
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In 2017 the Prospect Park Fire company responded to 418 calls, held 81 company drills as well as countless hours behind the scenes by our members making sure the equipment is ready to go at a moments notice, all 100% Volunteer. The company looks forward to another great year full of training and serving the community.

 
Two RIT runs to close out the year
Sunday, December 31, 2017 
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On Saturday morning RIT 8 was dispatched to Woodlyn for a building fire. This assignment was upgraded from an AFA. Company 67 placed a handline in service on a trash fire in a basement level apartment in the living room. RIT 8 set up in front of the building and monitored conditions and crews going in. Found a secondary entrance and ran our saws. Crew was on scene for a little over an hour. Early Sunday morning RIT 8 went to Darby for the working fire at an apartment complex. Station 8 also went to the Prospect Park Care Center today for a pump out call.

 
Weekly Drill
Thursday, December 21, 2017 
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This week for drill the crew went over our Rope Rescue equipment as well as setting up various hauling systems for low angle rope rescue. A necessary skill to review on the first day of winter and the chance of snow increasing. These hauling systems would be used for packaging and removing patients in the case of a sledding accident.

 
   
   
Santa is Coming 2017
   
Thursday, December 21, 2017 
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Santa is watching the weather. He is planning to be on schedule for Saturday the 23rd @4:00 (16:00). If it's raining, he will be around Sunday morning the 24th @ 10:00 AM so he can get back to the North Pole in time for his busy night.

 
Christmas Party 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017 
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Station 8 would like to thank Trieste, Traubís Bakery, Roma Deli, Double Decker, Chick fil a and Primoís for their kindness and delicious foods given to us for our holiday party. You truly helped make this a successful party. Merry Christmas!

 
Food Drive Delivery
   
Saturday, December 16, 2017 
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Today members helped deliver food collected during the holiday food drive

 
Weekly Drill
Thursday, December 14, 2017 
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This week crews worked on forcible entry as well as deploying our RIT basket from TAC8 with the new wheel set up.

 
   
   
Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 7, 2017 
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Tonight the company took part in the community tree lighting. The company delivered Santa to Park Square for the event.

 
   
   
New Equipment Put in Service
Monday, November 20, 2017 
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New additions to RIT TAC8. More enhancements to improve service. New products, some new processes and as always hard core aggressive Pro-Active RIT. Recently added a STIHL metal cutting saw that it battery operated. It is lighter than the gas saws and can be used in a smoke filled environment. We have also upgraded the wheels on our RIT basket to make moving our RIT equipment to the scene less taxing on our members, saving energy for the fire ground.

 
   
   
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