Flourtown Fire Company responded to a report of a car fire on Route 309 NB at the turnpike. Dispatch was at 07:33AM on Monday 5/12. Squad 6 was first on scene and found an Engine Compartment well involved. Flourtown Fire Company was assisted by Fort Washington, Station 88. Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.
At approximately 23:08 on 11/23, Flourtown, Station 6 responded along with Station 82 and 88 to the reports of a multiple car accident on Northbound Route 309 in the area of the Church Road (Route 73) overpass. In frigid temperatures Squad 6 pulled a 200 foot 1.75 line to extinguish a fully involved car fire on one of the vehicles involved in the accident. The crew also did a rapid, primary search of all the other vehicles involved and attempted to de-energize those still running. A snow squall had passed through the area just prior to the emergency call, but the cause of the accident is still under investigation, and is undetermined as of this posting.
Video by Firefighter Greg Fasold, helmet cam, who respond on Squad 6.
Recently, Wyndmoor Hose Company #1 and Flourtown Fire Company responded to an overturned vehicle on the on-ramp to Route 309 just off Paper Mill Road. The vehicle posed a special challenge to rescuers as it featured a high-strength steel roll-cage frame. The rescue was completed after removing a portion of the vehicles roof.