Attached are photos, courtesy of Bob Wilmot from last night’s training conducted by Safety and Survival Training. Thanks to the training committee for coordinating this excellent training opportunity.
Flourtown Receives New SCBA and Training
On Monday, May 23, 2016 Flourtown Fire began training with its 20+ new SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) from manufacturer MSA. Company representative and The Fire Store dealer, John Major, was on hand to help familiarize the firefighters with the new MSA G1 SCBA units. Each unit consists of a harness, back plate, a 30-minute air bottle and face mask, along with NFPA-required heads up air-monitoring indicators, voice amplifiers, electronic and manual air supply warnings and the ability to connect them to radio and other information sources via bluetooth. But the new safety equipment doesn’t come cheap, to outfit all our apparatus and replace the 15-year old SCBA currently being used cost approximately $100,000. A grant from DHS/FEMA and one from the State are helping cover the costs but the fire company will still need to spend close to $5,000, not easy for a 100% volunteer organization.
Photos by Robert Wilmot, Jr.
Snowy April Day Brings Wires Down in the Gardens
Electrical Fire Outside, 4/9/16 – Flourtown Fire Company responded to wires down and arcing at Penn Oak and East Mill Roads. Crews monitored the scene until PECO arrived.
Number of Calls
123 Calls as of 05/17/16
2015 TOTAL CALLS – 382
2014 TOTAL CALLS – 429
2013 TOTAL CALLS – 350
2012 TOTAL CALLS – 357
2011 TOTAL CALLS – 408
2010 TOTAL CALLS – 375
2009 TOTAL CALLS – 342
2008 TOTAL CALLS – 315
Video: Flourtown Fire Company 2015
Special thanks to Firefighter Greg Fasold for another awesome wrap up of 2015 in video, which debuted at our Annual Awards Banquet on November 14.
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