FULLY INVOLVED IN THE TOWNSHIP

     

Friday, April 14, 2017 14:55  Just before 3:00 on a Friday afternoon, Company 20 was dispatched to a reported structure fire on the 2200 Block of Shippen Dam Road.  Chief 20 (D. Snyder) went enroute and was advised that there were multiple callers.  Chief 20 requested the box be upgraded which brought more apparatus to assist.  Upon arrival Chief 20 found a fully involved brick farm house and updated the address to the 500 Block of Deibler Road.  Crews from Engine 20 went to work immediately stretching lines including the Blitzfire master stream.  Initial water supply issues were corrected and units had a good supply for the crews.  The operations which were being handled by Chief 203 (C. Snyder) were held to exterior only with the heavy volume of fire and risk of collapse.  A nearby vehicle was involved as well as nearby brush.  Thanks to Engine 29-1 (Halifax) for standing by in our quarters (and helping with hose cleanup) while our crews finished working at the scene.  No injuries were reported.   Command : Chief 20 (D. Snyder)
Units : Engine 20, 201, 21, 26, 28, 29-1; Tanker 20, 21, 26, 29; Truck 22; Attack 26; Squad 216; Utility 20, 21; Ambulance 202; PSP