Jul
11
2015

LADDER 10 ATTENDS ORELAND 4TH OF JULY PARADE

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After a several year hiatus, Station 10 is again represented at the annual Oreland 4th of July Parade

 

Photos from Photo10 Rich Drennen

Jul
2
2015

Happy 4th of July

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Be smart and be safe! The Willow Grove Fire Company does not want a special invite to your party via 911!

4th-july-2015

 

*Photo courtesy of Firemedicart.com

Mar
3
2015

Multiple Alarm Fire

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Monday March 2, 2015 The Willow Grove Fire Company responded to a reported building fire at Trico Sheet Metal on Wyandotte Road. An employee in a neighboring building called 911 to report the fire at 5:20 p.m. There were many factors against emergency responders from the beginning, limited access road, and limited access to position apparatus due to proximity of exposure building, the PA Turnpike, high voltage lines and a collapse zone due to multiple explosions. From the initial alarm until the termination of the event  which went for 5 alarms we relied on and worked with the members of station 10 and our mutual aid partners. On behalf of the Fire Company and Citizens of Upper Moreland Thank you for the support we received. Many people (way too many to list) stepped up to support our operations, all of the responders families that did not have them home with them. Those that travelled from afar to lands not know to them. The Team that it took to manage this operation required people to fill roles that were vital to the mission.

The first arriving units arrived to find the building heavily involved in flames and quickly escalated the call to three alarms. There were explosions from compressed gas canisters in the building and a partial collapse. Firefighters began defensive operations and prevented the fire from spreading to a nearby neighboring building that contained flammable materials for an insulation business. Their efforts were hampered by limited access to water and icing caused by falling temperatures.

With all of those factors the fire was held to the building of origin, there were no firefighter or civilian injuries.

Brian Focht

Chief 10

Mar
3
2015

5 Alarm Fire Strikes Upper Moreland

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Monday March 2, 2015 The Willow Grove Fire Company responded to a reported building fire at Trico Sheet Metal on Wyandotte Road. An employee in a neighboring building called 911 to report the fire at 5:20 p.m. There were many factors against emergency responders from the beginning, limited access road, and limited access to position apparatus due to proximity of exposure building, the PA Turnpike, high voltage lines and a collapse zone due to multiple explosions. From the initial alarm until the termination of the event  which went for 5 alarms we relied on and worked with the members of station 10 and our mutual aid partners. On behalf of the Fire Company and Citizens of Upper Moreland Thank you for the support we received. Many people (way too many to list) stepped up to support our operations, all of the responders families that did not have them home with them. Those that travelled from afar to lands not know to them. The Team that it took to manage this operation required people to fill roles that were vital to the mission.

The first arriving units arrived to find the building heavily involved in flames and quickly escalated the call to three alarms. There were explosions from compressed gas canisters in the building and a partial collapse. Firefighters began defensive operations and prevented the fire from spreading to a nearby neighboring building that contained flammable materials for an insulation business. Their efforts were hampered by limited access to water and icing caused by falling temperatures.

With all of those factors the fire was held to the building of origin, there were no firefighter or civilian injuries.

Brian Focht

Chief 10

 

 

Feb
21
2015

Multiple Calls at same time

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Crews from Station 10 responded to multiple calls today. Below shows Ladder 10 & Engine 10-2 response to a Building Fire. During the same time period, Squad 10 was at a Carbon Monoxide call.11016144_798265026911076_6207394283817348610_o 10974550_798265020244410_2045954112849250984_o 1978519_798265016911077_2774449394400059228_o

Feb
19
2015

Assist to Station 95 for a building fire

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Crews from Station 10 and Station 95 respond to a Building Fire at Byberry and York Rd.10959978_797214047016174_7874782784298227398_o 10960313_797214087016170_6855450823464850202_o 10960398_797214083682837_148308192320400798_o 10980149_797214090349503_4913371564163635_o 11017853_797214050349507_6425429356480316044_o

Feb
19
2015

The fire problem is the US

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Statistical reports on the U.S. fire problem
U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) statistical reports explore aspects of the U.S. fire problem that affect Americans in their daily lives. Primarily based on data collected through USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), our reports briefly address the nature and relevance of the specific fire or fire-related problem, highlight important findings, and suggest other resources to consider for further information.
As a follow-up to these reports, visit our fire safety and prevention outreach section for materials that will help you increase community awareness about many of the fire problems addressed below.
Our latest topical fire report
Heating fires in residential buildings (2010–2012)
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, heating was the leading reported cause of residential building fires. Since then, the overall number of heating fires has substantially decreased, but heating remained the second reported leading cause from 2010-2012 and accounted for 12 percent of all home fires responded to by fire departments.
Report findings
•An estimated 45,200 heating fires in residential buildings were reported to fire departments within the United States each year and caused an estimated 155 deaths, 625 injuries and $351 million in property loss.
•Residential building heating fires peaked in the early evening hours from 5 to 9 p.m., with the highest peak from 6 to 8 p.m. This four-hour period accounted for 30 percent of all residential building heating fires.
•Residential building heating fire incidence peaked in January at 21 percent and declined to the lowest point during the months of June to August. Confined fuel burner/boiler malfunction fires accounted for 56 percent of the heating fires that occurred during these three warmer months.
•Confined fires, those fires confined to chimneys, flues or fuel burners, accounted for 84 percent of residential building heating fires.
•The heat source was too close to combustibles in 29 percent of the nonconfined residential building heating fires.

Feb
17
2015

Auto RescueTerwood and Papermill Roads

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Clearing another call Squad 10 was dispatched as QRS to an accident with injuries. On arrival EMS was upgrading it to a rescue. Car struck a utility pole then went into a building. Hazards secured and the patient was extricated. Fire Police assisted with traffic control. 10982085_796164370454475_2505082342203223339_n

Feb
16
2015

Building fire in Apartments

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Station 10 responded for a reported building fire in apartment complex. There was smoke in the hallway that was tracked back to an apartment caused by cooking.

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Feb
15
2015

Out in the Cold and Snow

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No warm bed tonight for Crews from station 10 out in the cold and wind on Orangeman’s Road.10984032_794998403904405_5066062466481261959_n

Feb
7
2015

Working House Fire Blairmill Road

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Station 10 in-service with multiple mutual aide companies at a working house fire on Blairmill Road between Broadway and Parkside Upper Moreland.

I want to thank all that supported Station 10. It is with hard work and partners with the same mission that we succeed. Horsham Fire Company, Hatboro Fire Company, Fort Washington Fire Company, Edgehill Fire Company (FAST) and Hartsville Fire Company ( Air) and 2nd Alarmers for EMS and rehab . Chief Brian Focht

Also here are some additional pictures and video of the scene
http://vimeo.com/119019234

Feb
6
2015

It’s 3 AM are you warm in bed

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Station 10 responds to Turnpike drive for a water flow alarm, on arrival a broken sprinkler pipe. 10365339_790602687677310_4673611982742091247_o