Friday, August 23, 2013
Just after 11 a.m, the Rescue Co. and EMS were dispatched to the area of Ernie's Auto Repair on Market Street for an Accident with Entrapment. Upper Chi PD arrived on the scene and confirmed the entrapment. Chief Fuller arrived on scene and advised he had a car into a box truck with CPR in progress. The Rescue, Squad, Utility and Ambulance all made the response staffed with 14 personnel. Upon the arrival of the Rescue, Medic 100(Micun) advised that the patient had succumbed to their injuries. Boothwyn crews remained on scene for over 3 hours assisting the Upper Chichester Police Department with their investigation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and their family. THANK YOU to all of the Fire Police who assisted us during the incident. Picture courtesy of Fire Ground Photography.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Last night, EMS Committee Member Carl Smith and our EMS Supervisor Dwayne Wallace attended a presentation and training put on by Invisible Fence by StayDog at Station 55. We would like to thank Kelly Cancelmo and Invisible Fence for graciously donating a set of pet oxygen masks for our Ambulances. Ogden & Reliance Fire Companies also received a set for their apparatus. Picture courtesy of Chad Small
Friday, August 16, 2013
At 8:25 p.m, the Rescue Company and EMS were dispatched to 322 & Cherry Tree Road for an Accident with Entrapment. The Rescue, Squad, Utility, and both Ambulances all made the response staffed with 22 personnel. 40-7 arrived first and advised they had confirmed Entrapment. The Rescue arrived shortly after and went in service. Boothwyn crews removed the passenger side door to allow access to the awaiting EMS crews. 40-7 transported the injured subject to Crozer. The Company was clear from the scene within 20 minutes. Captain Thornton had the "322 Command". Thanks to the 1st & 11th District Fire Police for their assistance.
Friday, August 16, 2013
At 2:40 a.m, the Township Companies were dispatched to Interstate 95 SB in the area of the Conchester for an Accident, Vehicle reported on Fire. The Rescue, Engine, Squad, and Ambulance all made the response staffed with 17 personnel. While enroute, Medic 100 arrived on scene and advised he had a three-vehicle accident with one subject heavily entrapped. He also advised it was going to be in Chester City and to have all units continue in. Rescue 40 arrived the scene minutes later and went in service. The crew stabilized the vehicle and put two Hurst tools in service to remove the drivers side door of the vehicle to allow proper access for the EMS units who were standing by. The extrication was completed in minutes and subject was transported to Crozer via 81-7. 40-7 also transported to Crozer. Boothwyn crews worked along with the crew from Company 82(Chester City). Crews from Ogden & Reliance were also on scene to assist with hazard control and clean up. Thanks to the 1st & 11th District Fire Police for their assistance during the incident.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Just prior to 4 p.m, the Company was dispatched to 322 EB in the area of Twin Oaks Towing for an Accident with serious injuries, Vehicle Reported on Fire. The Engine and Rescue marked up quickly with 12 personnel. 40-9(Fuller) arrived shortly after with a vehicle fully involved. The EMS crew quickly package the injured patient and transported to Crozer. The Rescue landed and went in service with an 1 3/4 hand line. Engine 40 arrived on scene moments later and it's crew also assisted. The fire was under control within minutes. Chief Fuller had the "322 Command".
Monday, August 12, 2013
Just before 5 am, the Rescue was dispatched as part of the 2nd Alarm to assist the Claymont Fire Company on a Working Commercial Structure Fire. The location of the Fire was just off of Philadelphia Pike at Cleveland Avenue. The Rescue hit the road staffed with 5 personnel and once on scene assisted with manpower. The Rescue returned to quarters around 8 am. 13 Captain 2 (Ballas) had the Claymont Command.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Today, 31 Members boarded the Apparatus and headed south to participate in the Hacks Point Fire Company's annual parade. The crew arrived in Hacks Point around 4 pm and the apparatus was judged shortly after. The parade kicked off at 6 pm. At the end of the parade, members had a great time hanging out on the Fire Company grounds. The trophies were given out around 9:30 pm and boy did Boothwyn come up big. We took 6 Trophies including:
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
This morning, the Rescue Company handled two accidents within two hours. The first being on Interstate 95 and was very minor. The second accident happened to occur on the Chichester Avenue CSX Bridge. The Rescue's crew assisted the EMS with the patient care and packaging as well as controlling the hazards. 40-7A transported the injured subject to Crozer. Assistant Chief Montello had the Chichester Avenue Command. The weekend kept the members busy as well. Boothwyn crews handled 4 additional wrecks as well as a CO alarm, 2 Fire Alarms, and a Building Fire. Crews also continued with the apparatus cleaning as the parade season approaches.
Monday, August 5, 2013
This morning, the Word of Faith Summer Camp visited the Firehouse for Fire Prevention. Boothwyn members were able to go over all aspects of our daily duties with all the children in attendance. The children were able to check out the trucks, ambulances and police car, use the jaws-of-life, practice their stop, drop, and roll as well as using the hose to put out the house fire. We would like to thank the Word of Faith Summer Camp for visiting us today, it was a pleasure having you!Remember, Having Working Smoke Detectors Could be the Difference Between Life and Death! If you're in need of Smoke Detectors don't hesitate to contact us. We will even come out and install them for you.
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