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Two PA State Police Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty

The Wissahickon Fire Company extends its condolences to the families of two Pennsylvania State Police troopers who were killed in the line of duty this morning on I-95. The troopers were responding to a report of a pedestrian on the highway when they, along with the pedestrian, were struck by a passing vehicle. Pennsylvania’s “Move Over” law requires that, when passing an emergency vehicle, all drivers safely merge into a lane farther away from the...
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Ladder 7 on Scene at 2nd Alarm Fire in Horsham Twp

On the evening of February 12th, the Wissahickon Fire Company was dispatched to a 2nd alarm fire at the Homewood Suites hotel in Horsham Township. First arriving units found fire on the roof and quickly responded by extinguishing the blaze through the use of aerial ladders and hose lines. While not all 2nd Alarm units directly engaged in firefighting  efforts while on scene at this incident, the decisive and timely action of requesting a 2nd...
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Camper Fire in the Ambler Section of Upper Dublin Twp

At approximately 6 pm on Wednesday, the Wissahickon Fire Company was dispatched to an “Unknown Type Fire” in the area of Church Street and South Main in Ambler Borough. This designation is often used when a 9-1-1 caller believes the see a fire, but cannot determine what is actually burning. Crews responded to the area and ultimately located a mobile camper that was heavily involved. With the assistance of the Fort Washington Fire Company, firefighter...
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3rd Alarm Fire in Ambler Borough

At approximately 9:56 am on February 3rd, the Wissahickon Fire Company was dispatched to a commercial building fire located at 6 South Main Street in Ambler Borough. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from several areas of the structure. With the help of fire companies from various parts of Montgomery County, first responders worked diligently to extinguish the blaze and minimize any damage to nearby homes and businesses. The cause of the...
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