Monday, May 13, 2013
Station 7 units arrived on scene with heavy smoke and fire showing from the first floor of SFD. No residents were home at the time of the fire. Crews entered with 2 handlines , encountered heavy fire conditions and rescued several pets, although some did not survive.
Crews evacuated and went into defensive operations with master streams. Several firefighter injuries that were treated and released.
Montco Stations 88,6,33,12,62,45,41 assisted at scene along with EMS station 351. 15 and 44 were in standby.
Picture Thanks to Philly Fire News.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Station 7 (Wissahickon) was dispatched on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 15:58 for a Vehicle Rescue involving a pickup truck and a dump truck at Bethlehem and Forest in Ambler Borough. Upon arrival, Chief 7 recognized the heavy entrapment of one victim of a dump truck and requested Station 88 (Fort Washington) to assist. Victim was safely removed from the dump truck in just under one hour and transported by Ambler Ambulance to Abington Hospital Trauma Center. Good work by all on scene.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Wissahickon Fire Co. was awarded four trophies Saturday September 29th. They received two 2nd place
trophies, one for best appearing Dalmatian for Little Miss Halogen, and another
for Best Appearing Horse or Hand Drawn Antique Apparatus for the 1896 Silsby
Steamer. And two 1st place
Trophies, one for Best appearing and functional Montgomery County Ladder for
Ladder 7, and for Best Appearing Company with Not Less Than 30 in line of
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The Wissahickon Fire Company hosted
an Emergency Boat Operations & Rescue training class on September 14-16,
2012. This training class is one of five water rescue training classes in the
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's Water Rescue Curriculum. In addition
there is the PA Basic Boating training class.This 16-hour course is a
must-have for any rescue unit involved in on-the-water operations. Emergency
Boat Operation & Rescue includes both classroom and practical hands-on
training in boat selection, recommended equipment, boat-handling, moving-water
tactics, and boat-rescue techniques. This course meets NFPA 1670 technician
level guidelines.Classroom lecture was held
at Station 7 and both days of "hands on practical training" took place on the
River. Wissahickon Fire
Company utilizes two rescue boats, one of which is a 18' Rescue One Boat and a
14' Zodiac Inflatable Rescue Boat. Station 7 is capable of outfitting 14 members
of full water rescue PPE. Wissahickon Fire Company members have now completed
the PA Basic Boating, Water Rescue for the First Responder (Water Rescue
Awareness), Water Rescue & Emergency Response and Emergency Boat Operations
& Rescue.This training was
instructed by WhiteCap Water Rescue Training (www.whitecaprescue.com). Staff
instructors for this training were Brain Sarver and Todd Stahl. For more
information on water rescue training and or technical rescue equipment visit
WhiteCap's website or contact Todd at 1-717-801-9272.The Wissahickon Fire
Company personnel would like to thank Brian and Todd for an exciting but intense
training. We look forward to working with WhiteCap Water Rescue Training in the
Saturday, July 14, 2012 23:45
On Saturday night at 11:45 Station 7 was dispatched to a dwelling fire in the 800 block Wood Pond RD. Police on location confirmed a working basement fire. Chief 7 asked for an additional engine and the RIT team. Then ordered engine 7-4 and ladder 7 to lead off with inch and three quarters into the basement. Engine 7-3 laid 200ft of 5 inch to the hydrant. Engine 7-4 fed ladder 7 with a 3 inch. Engine 15-1 with man power and Squad 6 for the RIT team. Two additional ladders were requested for man power assist due to the hot and humid condition that night. Tower 88 and Ladder 18 responded to the scene with man power. Other units at the scene were Rescue 345 for rehab and medic 345 medic 351, and medic 382 for ambulance. Engine 12 was on stand-bye at station 7A.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Independence Day was a hot one this year. But it did not stop the boys and girls of the Wissahickon Fire Co. from getting together with other local Fire Co. for the Annual Oreland 4th of July Parade. One of our members even brought along his own cheering section. The hard work payed off for the company with a second place trophy for Ladder-7, up a place from Ft. Washingtons Parade 2 weeks earlier.
Pictures provided by John Leadbeater and Skip Urban.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
It semms this reporter got some facts incorect from the one of the team captians. Jay leadbeater was not the lossing pitcher. Jay was pulled in the 6th inning with the lead for a reliever Fire Police Luitenit Jerry Wagner. So Jay receives a no decision and Jerry is the lossing pitcher. Also Harry has made a quick recovery and is back in the lie up.The Wissahickon Fire Company held its annual intercompany soft ball game Monday 6/25/12 at the Wissahickon High School athletic field. The game was close until the last 2 inning when the A-Team pulled ahead and beat the b-team 16 to 12. The winning pitcher was President Bob Gilman and the losing pitcher was Assistant Chief Jay Leadbeater. One notable injury was Harry Altman who was placed on the 15 day disabled list.
Prior to the game long time fire fighter and local candy business owner Jack Asher was presented with a plaque of appreciation from President Gilman and Fire Chief John Leadbeater, for his continued support of the Wissahickon Fire Company with his donation of the candy canes for the fire companies annual Santa Run. Jack was a member of Wissahickon Fire Co. for 14 and 1/2 years and a member of the Flourtown Fire Co. for 21 years prior to joining Wissahickon. We thank Jack for his years of service to both companies and his continued support. Jack spoke to the members stating that the 35 years of Volunteer Service with both fire companies was the best thing he had ever done and enjoyed every minute of it.
Picture to come soon.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Fort Washington dedicated there new Fire House and housed 2 new trucks Saturday June 23rd with a Parade and dedication ceremony. Wissahickon Fire Company was represented by several members and 3 Trucks. New Squad-7 took second best appearing Squad, and Ladder-7 received 3rd best appearing Ladder.
Picture by Betty Oberholzer
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Station placed there new E-One Rear Mount Rescue Pumper in service as the new Squad 7 at the Lower Gwynedd Station 7B.. The new Squad has a 1500 GPM Hale pump, with a 500 gallon water tank and a 30 gallon foam tank, a 15kW hydraulic generator with telescoping scene lights, and front pumper and side compartment mounted Hurst equipment. The Truck was delivered in late May and placed in service the First week in June.
Fire Chief John Leadbeater stated that the rear mount rescue pumper was selected for its large amount of compartment space while not creating a long wheelbase truck. The E –One Rear Mount Rescue Pumper replaced a 1995 E-One that served the company.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Wissahickon Fire Company will be running there annual Fire Camp again on Tuesday nights from 7:30PM till 9:00PM July 10, 17, 24, and 31st. Anyone over the age of 14 is invited to come and experience what it like to be a Firefighter. Applications are available at either Fire House. Applications can be downloaded from this web site, or picked up whenever any personnel are at the Fire House but the best time is on Monday night between 6:30PM till 9:00PM. Drop off completed applications to the Fire House on Monday nights. Come and have fun learning what firefighters do every day.
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