On Saturday Swedeland Fire Officers attended the Chief Officers Seminar at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus. The event is sponsored by the Department of Public Safety each year. The agenda included a full day of topics including a review of County resources procedures and updates. Also a wide range of break out sessions were offered such as Tourniquets can save lives The Mass Casualty Incident and The First Responder addiction program. Pictured here are Swedeland Personnel listening to Deputy Gary Loesch of the Philadelphia Fire Department. Deputy Loesch presented a review of the US Airways Flight 1702 incident at the Philadelphia International Airport.
The Swedeland and Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Companies along with The Laffayette Ambulance Rescue Squad and Upper Merion Police responded to a Vehicle Rescue at 630 this morning. It occured at the intersection of Henderson Road and Hansen Access Road in Upper Merion. Two Patients were transported to the Hospital by Medic 317s Ambulances.
Rapid Intervention Team Training was held Monday night utilizing a maze like training prop borrowed from the Goodwill Fire Company of Bridgeport Station 32. Volunteers practiced a downed Firefighter and window escape scenario. Pictured are Firefighters navigating the maze with the RIT Team air bottle in tow.
Shortly after 630 this morning The Swedeland Volunteer Fire Company along with The Lafayette Ambulance Squad Narberth Ambulance Upper Merion Police and PA State Police responded to a multi-vehicle mass casualty incident on the Schuylkill Expressway West Bound at Gulph Mills. The Accident involved a total of 58 vehicles. Rescuers conducted searches in and underneath vehicles extricated several victims and mitigated fuel leaks. EMS Units from multiple local agencies were called in as Patients were Triaged for Their injuries. Sadly there was one fatality. Special thanks to the Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company for providing additional manpower and fire suppression and the Washington Fire Company Fire Police for traffic control.
Volunteers took part in patient packaging training on Monday Night. Utilizing webbing and stokes baskets. Also another visit by our biggest Fan Nick Rotondo decked out in His set of full turnout gear from Santa. Volunteer recruitment can never start to early.
Swedeland Volunteer Fire Company Fire Chief Dennis Orangers has released the Fire Call Statistics for 2014. Please visit the attached PDF file for the entire breakdown.
Shortly after 500 PM the Swedeland Volunteer Fire Company Lafayette Ambulance Squad and Upper Merion Police responded to a Vehicle Rescue involving a box truck and motorcycle on River Road between McCoys and B Street. Fire Chief Orangers took Command of the Incident while Rescuers worked diligently to remove a patient from the top of the box truck. Airbags were used to lift the box truck off of the second driver that had been pronounced at the scene. The Crash is under investigation by Upper Merion Police please call 610-265-3232 with any information. The Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Police also assisted with traffic control
Thanks to all of the Residents who came out to see Santa and for all of the gifts donations and goodies. Please stay safe during this Holiday Season. Here are some Pics of our Santa Run 2014.
On Saturday December 20th starting at 300 PM Swedeland Fire Trucks will be escorting Santa through the following areas of Upper Merion Township Swedeland Gulph Mills Union Hill Rebel hill Hughes Park School Side Manor Prussian Woods Valley Forge Acres Kingswood Apartments Gulph Mills Village Apartments Merion Hills Rampart Ridge and Denbigh. The Rain Date will be Sunday December 21st if necessary. Please see the attached spreadsheet of all streets that will be visited.
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Squad arrived yesterday under the direction of Lt. Dronitsky to stand-by after a truck struck a commercial building.
The Squad with a crew of 4 under the direction of Asst. Chief Haney went in service with Rescue tools to pull a victim out of a vehicle on its side this morning in the area Matsonford Rd. and South Gulph rd. Victim was treated by Lafayette Amb.
As the Winter months are approaching we would like to remind you that more house fires happen during the winter months then any other season. Please get your heater and chimney cleaned prior to using it there is a lot of build up that happens over the other months. Also please read the warning labels when using space heaters. As we all enjoy the beautiful color changing of the leaves be aware when it rains and the leaves start dropping it causes slick roadways. Enjoy the season.