West Bradford Fire Company


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By Chief Jack Law III
November 19, 2017

The past couple of days have been quite busy. Since Thursday we have responded to 10 alarms. The first assignment came Thursday evening to relocate an Engine to Station 51, First West Chester, while they operated at the Barclay Friends Home fire, once we arrived at Station 51 we were called into the scene to assist with duties that were assigned to us. Friday evening beginning at 6:00pm until 7:00am Saturday, Engine 39-3 with a crew of six traveled to Station 52, Good Will Fire Co to standby with Delaware County Pipeline 4, Darby Fire Co No. 1, this standby was to allow the members of the West Chester Fire Department to get some much needed rest. While at Station 52 the crews from both companies handled a fire alarm as the result of cooking, in the Borough of West Chester. Saturday morning, after the crews returned from West Chester and shortly before 9:00am the company was dispatched to an Automatic Fire Alarm which was the result of cooking, no services were required so the company was recalled. Saturday night shortly before 10:00pm, the company was dispatched along with mutual aid to a dwelling fire with reports of smoke on the second floor and attic. Crews arrived to find a down draft from the chimney pushed smoke back into the house, after crews checked for any fire and extension, the assignment was returned to quarters. Sunday morning before 10:00 am the company was dispatched to trees and wires as the result of the high winds that blew in. The crews made their way up a private drive to check two dwellings on the property and secure the power while making sure the occupant was Ok, after finding no hazardous conditions the company cleared and turned the situation over to the homeowner and PECO. After lunch the company was dispatched to a Carbon Monoxide Alarm and arrived to find a power outage in the area, after speaking with the homeonwner he advised they did have a generator running, the crews checked the residence and found moderate levels of Carbon Monoxide in the home, we performed natural ventilation and checked further to find again the wind as the culprit by driving the exhuast from the oil burner back into the house. Crews checked the dwelling once again and all conditioons were normal and the company cleared. At approximatley 2:30 pm the assignment was dispatched for the house fire in East Bradford Twp, mutual aid units arrived to find heavy smoke in the basement and light smoke on the first floor, crews pulled a hand line and laid a supply line in the driveway as a precaution. After a search of the basement mutual aid crews found a transformer that had overheated and created the heavy smoke condition. The last call of the evening was around 7:30 pm for an automobile accident crews arrived to find one vehicle into the guiderail, the patient was transported to a local hospital and fire police closed the road until the vehicle could be removed. all units cleared within the hour. We would like to Thank all of our Mutual Aid companies for assiting us this weekend.


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