Monday, April 15, 2013
The weekend blaze effectively shut down half of one Delaware County borough.
The Springfield Fire Co. wass one of several from around Delaware County called in to help with a massive market fire in Darby Borough over the weekend. Springfield Co. 44 was called in to assist on both the day of the fire Saturday and to help with securing and clearing the fire scene on Sunday according to the company's fire log. The calls came at the end of an extremely busy week for the first responders of Company 44. Editor's Note: The following Springfield Fire Co. 44 log information was provided to Patch by the Fire Chief. April 8 200 Block of Cascade Rd.-Fire Alarm April 8 State & Rolling-Motor Vehicle Accident with entrapment and multiple injuries April 8 State & Springfield Roads-Motor Vehicle Accident with injuries April 8 200 …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The flag at station 44 flies at half staff in tribute to a fallen firefighter.
The flag at Springfield Co. 44 on Saxer Ave. flew at half staff Monday in tribute to Philadelphia Fire Captain Michael Goodwin. NBC 10 reports that Goodwin died Saturday while combating a fire in South Philadelphia at the intersection of Fourth and Fitzwater streets. According to one Springfield firefighter who spoke with Patch Goodwin was a personal friend and mentor to several of the Springfield volunteer firefighters who also work full time for the Philadelphia Fire Department. Goodwin, 53, is the third Philadelphia firefighter to die on the job within the year. His funeral is scheduled for Thursday.
One day in the past week keeps volunteers especially busy,
Editor's note: The following fire log information was provided by Springfield Fire Company 44 for the week of April 1-7 April 1 Broomall-Assist House Fire(Working Fire) April 2 200 Blk. West Ave.-MVA W/Injuries(Motorcycle) April 2 Broomall-Assist Apartment Fire April 3 Unit Blk. Worrell Dr-Natural Gas Leak Outside April 3 Springfield & Norwinden-MVA W/Injuries April 3 Baltimore & Sproul-Wires Down April 4 800 Blk. North Ave-Fire Alarm April 6 1200 Blk. E. Woodland Ave-MVA W/Injuries April 6 W. Rolling & Rutherford-MVA W/Injuries April 6 100 Blk. Wyndmoor Rd.-Fire Alarm April 7 I-476-Brush Fire April 7 South Media-Cover Up Assignment April 7 St. Kevin’s Lot-Medical Helicopter Landing Zone April 7 Clifton Hgts.-Assist Apartment Fire
Monday, April 1, 2013
Several multi-vehicle accidents and an alarm at an elementary school are among the calls reported in this week's Springfield Fire Co. log.
Springfield Fire Co. 44 reports responding to the following calls last week. The following log information was provided to Patch by the Springfield Fire Company. March 25: 400 Block. of Baltimore Pk.-Motor Vehicle Accident with injuries March 25 Collingdale-Assist Rapid Intervention Ream March 25 1200 Block. E. Woodland Ave.-Fire Alarm March 25 Powell & Saxer-Motor Vehicle Accident with injuries March 25 700 Block. to Unit Block. Baltimore Pk.-Large Fuel Spill March 26 Scenic Hills School-Building Fire March 26 Briarcliffe-Assist Rapid Intervention Team March 26 900 Blok. Baltimore Pike.-Fire Alarm March 27 600 Blockk. Baltimore Pike.-Fire Alarm March 27100 Block. Beech Terrace-Assist EMS March 28 Swarthmore-Assist Building Fire March 28 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Several gas problems and accident are among the calls handled by Springfield Fire Co. 44.
Two reports of gas leaks, a carbon monoxide alarm and pedestrians hit by vehicles are among the calls for help that Springfield first responders answered in the past week. The following fire log information is provided by Springfield Fire Co. 44 March 18 Baltimore & Thomson-MVA W/Injuries March 18 200 Blk. Midland Dr.-Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation March 19 Swarthmore-Assist Natural Gas Leak Inside March 19 300 Blk. Lewis Rd.-House Fire March 20 Baltimore & Woodland-Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle March 20 700 Blk. Timbertrail Ln.-Natural Gas Leak Inside March 21 Media-Assist House Fire March 23 200 Blk. Pancoast Ave.-House Fire March 24 Springfield Mall-Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle
Monday, March 18, 2013
A wide range of calls keep Springfield's first responders busy in this week's fire log report.
Springfield Fire Company 44 reports responding to the following calls in the past week: March 11 200 Blk. Baltimore Pk.-Fire Alarm March 12 Baltimore & Wallingford-MVA W/Injuries March 12 700 Blk. Baltimore Pk.-Fire Alarm March 12 Unit Blk. Baltimore Pk.-Building Fire March 13 Springfield High School-Building Fire March 13 Baltimore & Wallingford-MVA W/Injuries March 13 500 Blk. Maddock Rd.-Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation March 13Clifton Hgts.-Assist House Fire(Working Fire) March 13 Clifton Hgts.-Cover Up Assignment March 15 1000 Blk. Westwood Dr.-Smoke Investigation March 16 Springfield & Saxer-Natural Gas Leak Outside March 16 Special Detail-St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Battalion Chief describes fire scene to Springfield Patch.
First you could hear the sirens then you could see the black smoke billowing briefly from the back of a house in the 800 block of West Rolling Road a little after 5 p.m. Sunday. One neighbor told Patch he thought someone was cooking on the grill until the smoke rising from the back of his nearby neighbor's house turned a heavy black. It didn't take long for first responders to race to the street and prevent the fire from spreading. Firefighters who arrived told the 9-1-1 dispatcher there was heavy smoke showing as the first engines from Springfield Fire Co. 44 rolled up to the house. In addition to Springfield, Manoa Fire Co. and two medics raced to the fire scene. Once the fire was fully extinguished and as an ambulance from Media and a …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Springfield Fire Co. 44 responds to several serious accidents and a house fire with hazardous conditions.
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Sunday, March 3
The following fire log information was provided to Patch by Springfield Fire Co. 44. February 19:I-476-Vehicle Fire February 19 1400 Blk. Baltimore Pk.-Fire Alarm February 20: State & Weymouth-Vehicle Fire February 21: Bishop & Springfield-MVA W/Fuel Spill February 23: I-476-MVA W/Injuries February 23: 200 Blk. N. Rolling Rd.-House Fire W/Hazardous Condition February 24: I-476-MVA W/Injuries February 24: Morton-Assist House Fire February 24: I-476-MVA W/Injuries February 24: I-476-MVA W/injuries 02-24 500 Blk. Beatty Rd.-Transformer & Wires On Fire
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Springfield Fire Co. 40 Fire Log: Multiple gas and one carbon monoxide leaks.
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Sunday, February 24
The following fire log information was provided by the Springfield Fire Co.: SPRINGFIELD FIRE REPORT 02-11 Unit Blk. Shelbourne Rd.-House Fire 02-11 500 Blk. Valleyview Rd.-Natural Gas Leak Inside 02-12 Clifton Hgts.-Assist House Fire 02-12 State & Rolling-Natural Gas Leak Outside 02-13 100 Blk. School Ln.-MVA W/Injuries 02-13 700 Blk. W. Sproul Rd-Natural Gas Leak Inside 02-13 400 Blk. E. Scenic Rd.-Wires On Fire 02-14 I-476-MVA W/Injuries 02-15 300 Blk. Bellvue Ave.-Carbon Monoxide Leak Inside W/Sick Persons 02-15 500 Blk. Baltimore Pk.-Fire Alarm 02-16 Harlee Manor Nursing Home-Fire Alarm
Monday, December 17, 2012
Springfield Fire Department offers holiday safety tips.
Cheer and goodwill are certainly abundant during the holiday months, but the risk of fire—and its severity—also increase during the winter. The Springfield Township Fire Department shared fire prevention safety tips so residents can avert disaster this holiday season. Commissioners President Jeff Rudolph shared the tips at the Dec. 11 Board of Commissioners meeting. "During the winter months, fires are typically more severe than the rest of the year for several reasons..." Rudolph said. "Over the holidays, the risk of fire increases, partly due to extra power chords and decorations, which provide more fuel to the fire." In some ways it makes sense, because people increase using their fireplaces and wood stoves—for both decoration and heat…