On Sunday, June 23 at approximately 2:45 am Flourtown Fire Company responded to an automobile rescue, a car into 712 Bethlehem Pike. The car had jumped the curb and stuck the building. A chimney was crushed and fell on the driver’s side of the car. Severe structural damage to the building took place and the driver was unconscious and unresponsive upon arrival of the fire company. A rescue was conducted through the passenger side of the vehicle and the driver was transported by the Springfield Ambulance. Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.
At 10:38 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2013 Flourtown was dispatched to assist Station 29, Barren Hill Fire Company with an extrication of a driver involved in a head-on collision on Stenton Avenue between Joshua and Militia Hill. The severely injured driver needed the vehicle to be removed from his legs and overhead so he could be placed on a back board and rushed to a local trauma center by Medic 313. The second driver, a young woman was transported to a local hospital for evaluation by Medic 308. Squad 6, Ladder 6, Engine 6 all responded along with Utility 6 for traffic control. Rescue 29, Pipeline 29, and Traffic 29 responded from Barren Hill’s station.
Some members of Flourtown Fire Company and Wyndmoor Hose Company took part in Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training hosted by Safety and Survival Training LLC.
Firefighters learned self rescue techniques, SCBA rescue skills, grab and go techniques and other skills needed to actually make a rescue of fellow firefighters when needed on the fire grounds. All Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.
On Monday, December 24, Flourtown Fire Company and Wyndmoor Hose Co. responded to a call of a man injured on a fourth story rooftop along Stenton Avenue. Conscious and complaining of pain in his hip, the gentleman who had climbed out on the roof through an attic access could not return in the same way. Rescuers from Wyndmoor and Flourtown devised a rescue system using the 100 foot aerial of Flourtown as a crane, along with a stokes basket and rope rigging to lower the patient to street level and the ambulance.