Dwelling Fire – 12/1/14

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[Show slideshow] 12► HVFC was dispatched for a dwelling fire on the 400 block of Welsh Road at 9:13 am today. LMPD and Captain 100 confirmed heavy smoke showing. Engine 11 began initial attack. Command requested second alarm and additional special calls made for man power. Crews ordered to conduct exterior attack once conditions deteriorated. Fire placed under control at …

Thanksgiving Rescue 11/27/14

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[Slideshow] At 8:15 on Thanksgiving morning, Bryn Athyn Fire Company and Ambulance, with Huntingdon Valley Fire Company, were dispatched to the 900 block of Cathedral Road in Bryn Athyn, for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Responding units found a pickup truck that had impacted a retaining wall in a private driveway and landed on the driver’s side. The operator was …

Ventilation Drill 11/24/14

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[Show slideshow] On Monday evening, Huntingdon Valley firefighters participated in a ventilation drill which reviewed techniques and methods used during fire operations. Using saws and hydraulic tools, firefighters practiced “opening roofs” and accessing windows blocked by security bars. Thank you to Sergeant Brian Appelbaum for building the training prop used for this live evolution

Building Fire 11/19/14

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HVFC was dispatched for a commercial building fire at 2400 Philmont Ave. at 3:16 pm today. Caller reported smoke from the roof and from the ceiling inside. FM25 and LMPD confirmed smoke upon arrival. Crew from Engine 11 used ground ladders to access the roof of the one story building with a 1 3/4 line while crews inside pulled the …

Structure Fire – 10/31/14

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HVFC was dispatched for a dwelling fire at 5:15 this evening on Dilworth Circle and Billger Drive. Lt. 11-2 was first on scene and reported heavy smoke from roof and Chief 8 ordered the upgrade. Crews attacked the fire on first and second floors with 3 1 3/4 lines. Responding on the call were Squad 8, Tower 8, Engine 8-1, …

Radio Communication Drill – 10/27/14

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On Monday 10/27, firefighters participated in a Radio Communications Drill which discussed the techniques and operation of radio communication on the fireground. The class concluded with a timed hands on exercise where the “officer” was given a photo and using only a radio had to communicate the image to his “crew” in another room of the firehouse. Crews quickly realized …

Fire Prevention Open House 2014

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A great day at our Fire Prevention Open House! A big thank you to everyone in the community who came out to show support and had a great time despite the so-so weather. We would like to thank the following for their support and participation: Bethayres Dairy Queen, Willow Grove Home Depot, SEPTA, LMPD, Abington Fire Company 100, Jenkintown Independent …

Electrical Incident – 9/29/14

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Station 8 was dispatched at 4:02 pm for an electrical incident at the Fairway Plaza building at Red Lion and Philmont. Callers reported smoke on the fourth floor with the fire alarm sounding. Deputy 8 established 8 Command and crews checked all floors and the roof for any signs of fire or additional electrical problems. PECO was dispatched and power …

Potential Dwelling Fire – 9/9/14

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HVFC was dispatched at 6:36 am Tuesday morning for a dwelling fire on Sunflower Way at Primrose Lane. Caller reported a strong electrical smoke odor. Chief 8 confirmed the report and crews determined the cause to be a defective HVAC motor. Responding on the call were Engine 8-1, Tower 8, Bryn Athyn Fire Company Engine 11, Ambulance 355, and Station …

Water Rescue Training – 9/8/14

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HVFC conducted a water rescue class at the LMHS pool Monday evening,  taught by Lt. Becker and Sgt. Applebaum. Firefighters must receive specialized training to respond to people trapped in flood waters. Unfortunately we are too often called out when people foolishly drive into flooded roads thinking they can make it and they don’t, unnecessarily risking their lives and ours. …