Apartment Fire in Yeadon

Wednesday, March 12, 2014  At approximately 04:00 Hrs, the building response was dispatched to 1512 Patricia Dr, Yeadon, for the working apartment fire. Engine 24 arrived 3rd in, assumed the role of the 2nd Engine, and took position in the rear alley way of a 2 story garden style apartment. Engine 24 forced entry into the rear, deployed ground ladders, performed searches and assisted interior crews with overhaul. The fire was held to the room of origin. Crews returned in about 1 hour.



New Ambulance to replace 1998 Lifeline

Wednesday, February 5, 2014  The Company recently placed into service a 2010 Braun Ambulance, which will now serve the residents as our primary Advanced Life Support Unit. This ambulance will be replacing our 1998 Lifeline, and our 2007 Lifeline will now be used for Basic Life Support emergencies.



2nd Alarm assignment to Darby Borough

Wednesday, January 15, 2014  At approximately 23:00 Hrs, Engine Company 24 was special called to assist the Darby Fire Company on a working apartment fire, 869 Main St. 04-9 (Childs) had a 3 story multiple occupied apartment building with a store below, heavy fire in the 1st floor rear. Crews from Engine and Pipeline 24 assisted with fire suppression and search & rescue on floors above the fire. Fire had extended to the roof area by means of void spaces, but was quickly extinguished. Crews returned after about 2 hour... [ more ]



Electrical Fire in the Borough

Saturday, January 11, 2014  The building response was dispatched to 957 Baltimore Ave for a report of smoke in the building. PECO was on scene when they observed smoke in the basement. Units arrived and found several different electrical boxes on fire throughout the basement above the drop ceiling. Power had already been secured, but due to an underground electrical issue, the building was still producing energized. Crews extinguished the fires using chemical extinguishers and stretched a hand line as a precaution.
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Bedroom Fire Yeadon

Friday, January 10, 2014  On January 10, 2014, Companies 16 (Yeadon) 19 (lansdowne) 24, 04 (Darby 1) and R.I.T. 03 (Clifton Heights) were dispatched to the 900 block of Bullock Avenue for a building fire. Police reported a working fire on the second floor. Engine 16 went on location reporting a 2-1/2 story twin with smoke showing from division 2 and went in service with a 1-3/4 handline. A quick knock was made by Engine 16. Engine 24 was on location in the rear and assisted with ventilation and overhaul.



House Fire With Entrapment-Lansdowne

Tuesday, December 31, 2013  On December 31, 2013 at 04:50 hrs, Company 19 (lansdowne) and Quint 03 (Clifton Heights) were dispatched to the unit block of West Stratford Avenue in Lansdowne for an automatic fire alarm. Moments after dispatch, police were on location reporting fire showing and had subjects on the roof. The assignment was then upgraded to a working fire adding company 20 (Drexel Hill) and R.I.T. 56 (Manoa). Company 24 and 16 were added for additional manpower. First in units had fire showing from the first... [ more ]



Engine special called to Darby Borough

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 

On 12-3-13, at 0054 Hrs, East Lansdowne was special called to 621 Main St in Darby Borough on the working building fire. Engine 24 made the response with 3 FF's under the command of Captain Castellano, and Main Street Command (Kunkle) requested the crew from engine24 to open the roof. Interior crews fought fire on both floors of the two story single with several hand lines. Engine 24 cut a large hole on the Alpha side for ventilation, and other members assisted on the interi... [ more ]



Engine assist to Darby for afternoon house fire

Wednesday, November 13, 2013  On 11/13/2013 around lunch time, The Darby Borough Fire Company #1 was dispatched to 123 S. 5th St. to find fire showing from the second floor of a two story twin. Engine 24 staffed with 3 FF's, was dispatched on the 2nd alarm for manpower. Engine 24 split crews and took position on Division 2 and the roof assisting crews as needed. Darby F/F Jason O'Neill had command of the incident.



New Engine

Tuesday, September 10, 2013  On September 10th, 2013, East Lansdowne Borough in conjunction with the Fire Company approved to order a 2014 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper. Engine 24 will be equipped with a 450 horsepower Detroit Diesel Motor, a 1250 GPM, single stage Waterous pump, and 500 gallons of water. This new engine will replace our 1991 E-ONE. We would like to thank the borough council for their support and to the apparatus committee.



Recent Promotions

Thursday, August 1, 2013  On August 1st, two additions were made to the tactical line officers staff. Steven Castellano Jr was promoted from Engine Lieutenant to Engine Captain. Steve has been with the Company since 2004, and also serves as Vice President with the Board of Directors. Zachary Peascheck was promoted from Firefighter, to 1st Engine Lieutenant. Zack, aka "Peaches" has served with the Company since 2011. We wish these two the best of luck in upholding the finest traditions of service to the Borough and to ... [ more ]



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