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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
 
 
Hazmat Operations Refresher
Thursday, February 2, 2017 
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Tonight for our weekly drill we had part 1 of our annual Hazardous Materials Operations Level Refresher. Thank you to Instructor Darryl Harris for presenting this to us. We always look forward to these classes.


 
   
   
RIT run to Darby and Cover
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 
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Today RIT 8 was dispatched to Darby Boro. for the building assignment. While enroute the fire was placed under control and held to units on scene. TAC 8 was asked to cover at Station 04 until they returned. TAC 8 spend about 25 minutes in Darby before being returned.


 
Weekly Drill
Friday, January 27, 2017 
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At drill tonight we worked on SCBA and Search Techniques. Crews set up a maze in the basement and worked their way through in zero visibility.


 
   
   
Weekly Drill
Thursday, January 19, 2017 
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Tonight for drill the crew took the time to review our SCBA and practiced putting them on correctly and efficiently in under 1 minute. The crew went over the parts and functions of the air packs with newer members that were in attendance as it was their first time using and wearing one.


 
   
   
6abc Operation Save a Life
Thursday, January 19, 2017 
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Today Members went to pick up smoke detectors provided to us by 6abc's "Operation Save a Life" program. The smoke detectors are 10 year detectors with a sealed battery that does not need replacing.  We provide free smoke detector installs to any resident of Prospect Park. If anyone is in need of a smoke detector please call the station to set up a time for us to come and install it.

610-522-1830


 
   
   
Weekly Drill
Thursday, January 12, 2017 
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Crew of 12 headed out in Tac8 & Snozzle8. Taking full advantage of the nice weather, the team worked on engine company operations, driver operator skills and also did some hose line testing. The crew had a chance to brake in some rookies and do some administrative gear tasks as well-!
A good time had by all.


 
   
   
Challenge Coin Awarded for Life Saving Efforts
   
Thursday, January 12, 2017 
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Last night after weekly drill the crew coined Caitlin with the Prospect Park FD challenge coin for her life saving effort. Way to go Caitlin-!
Now don't get caught without that coin....or you push-!


 
RIT Lecture with some Ridley Township Companies
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 
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RIT lecture and talk tonight @station 67. RIT TAC8 w/5 headed over and the team went over our RIT operations. Lecture, handouts and group discussion. Companies 67,49 & 70 in attendance.


 
   
   
MVA with Entraptment
Friday, January 6, 2017 
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Today Prospect Park and Ridley Park were dispatched for a MVA with Entrapment on Swarthmore Ave in Ridley ParkPolice advised the need of a door pop. As Engine 8 was arriving the police and tow pushed the one car out of the way and were able to gain access to the patient. The crew from Engine 8 stabilized the vehicle and pulled fire protection and then aided Ridley Parks crew in debris cleanup. The company was released once the tow cleared.


 
After the Fire Block Tour
   
Thursday, January 5, 2017 
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 Tonight the team conducted our "after the fire block tour" in the area of last weeks job. The crew canvased the block going door to door and checking for working smoke alarms and talking fire prevention. If anyone needed a detector and or batteries the team took care of it. Companies 8, 7, & 2 participated in the tour. Thanks to all who came out. After the block tour the crew had a detailed critique of the job.


 
DONATIONS FOR FIRE VICTIMS NEEDED
Sunday, January 1, 2017 10:00
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Last night there was a fire @701 14th. Unfortunately the family lost almost everything. We are taking donations for the family at the firehouse @1001 Lincoln ave. We will try to have someone here during the day and evening. If you want to message this page we will have someone meet you. children's sizes: Boy age 4, SIZE 5 Girl age 11, SIZE 12 Boy age 13, SIZE 14-16 Boy age 17, men's medium Man age 22, large **Gift card are an awesome way to also!** Woman's sizes Large and Xtra large Thanks again for sharing and caring!! This is open to anyone wanting to donate to the family affected by the fire in Prospect Park last night. Thank you all for your support!!!! Click on the link below to help out financially.

 
GoFundMe
WORKING FIRE IN TOWN
   
Sunday, January 1, 2017 01:00
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On 1/2/17 @ 00:51 hrs the Prospect Park Fire Company (8) was dispatched to 701 14th Ave for the building fire. Snozzle 8 arrived quickly, to a 3 story single family dwelling with fire showing on division 1, sectors "B" and "C". A second alarm was struck because fire rapidly spread to the floors above due to the balloon frame construction; extra manpower was needed. Crews had 5 lines in service to extinguish the blaze, primary searches conducted, ventilation, and extensive overhaul. Crews worked on scene for approximately 4 hours. Crews from Norwood (02), Ridley Park (07), Eddystone (12), Tinicum (48), Holmes (43), Sharon Hill (09), Leedom (70), Milmont (49), Llanerch (34), and Brookhaven (52) were on scene to assist in bringing the fire under control. Crews from Darby (04), and Morton-Rutledge (13) stood by Station 8 to protect the borough while crews operated at the fire. The American Red Cross and Salvation Army also provided their services. A gofundme account has been set up to assist the family: https://www.gofundme.com/family-fire-in-prospect

 
RIT run to Folsom
   
Thursday, December 22, 2016 
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RIT 8 on the job in Folsom tonight.
Tac8 & Engine8, 360's, equipment cache, saw run, ladders tossed, egress forced open, Green Chem-lights tossed (egress points),hazards marked (caution tape), crew broke down into teams. Pro-Active RIT. RIT ON.


 
Upcoming Events with Santa
Saturday, December 17, 2016 
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On December 10th Prospect Park Borough will be hosting Lunch with Santa at the Fire House from 11-1. Santa will go around town before to announce his arrival at 11.

On December 17th Santa will come around Prospect Park giving out candy canes to the residents. This will begin around 11 am so listen for the sirens.


 
   
   
Vehicle Resuce for Vo-Tech Class
Friday, December 16, 2016 
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Today Prospect Park along with a few other Fire, Ambulance and Police departments from Delaware county assisted in a Vehicle Rescue Demonstration for the EMT program in the Counties Vo-Tech


 
   
   
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