Engine 32 was dispatched at 12:54pm to assist the Norristown Fire Dept. at a dwelling fire in the 100 block of E. Marshall St. with late reports of children being trapped. The engine arrived on scene and assisted with secondary searches of both fire and exposure buildings and assisted ems with loading of the patients for transports to the helicopter LZ. Both children were flown to the city for smoke inhalation. The engine was on scene for about an hour before clearing and going available.
Engine 32 was dispatched at 8:12 this evening to assist Station 49 (swedesburg) at a tractor trailer fire on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The engine assisted on scene for just over a half an hour before going available. This same fire was the cause of a smoke in the area call here in town some 20 minutes before being dispatched to the turnpike.
Just before 6:30am, the Department, along with Ladder 27 and Pipeline 49, were dispatched to a possible building fire at JP Mascaro & Sons at 315 W. 6th St. Responding units received an initial report of a smoke condition in a supply room coming from an unknown source. First arriving units found a mulch fire outside up against the building. Bridgeport "5" held the response to Quint 31 and Engine 32-1. The crew from Engine 32-1 stretched it's forestry line and extinguished the fire.
Engine 32-1 joined Stations 47 (king of prussia), 48 (swedeland) and 49 (swedesburg) at the Montgomery County Fire Academy this morning for a residential burn session.
Stations 31 and 32 were dispatched to a vehicle fire on Grove St. where they encountered a small fire in the vehicle's interior. Engine 32 pulled a line and quickly extinguished the fire.
The research for the company's upcoming 100th anniversary has yielded many discoveries over the past year and the folks at Waterous Fire Pumps & Protection Equipment just added to the excitement. After recently contacting Waterous inquiring about the first piece of equipment Good Will owned, we received in the mail today an image of the exact model purchased by the company (a trade in from the fairmount of lansdale) in 1915. While we may never be able to locate an actual photo of this piece, this has helped put that question to rest.
The department was dispatched just after 2:00pm today for a vehicle fire after an accident at 20 E. Fourth St. Arriving units found an accident involving three vehicles but no fire, instead encountering a leaking gas tank on one of the vehicles. Crews secured the battery of one vehicle while the leaking gas tank was plugged and secured. Oil dry was also put down on the roadway during the cleanup. Crews remained on scene for nearly an hour before returning station.
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Department Chief Steve Wanczyk and Company Chiefs Ken Frymoyer (station 31) and Mike Gallagher Sr (station 32) attended the 6 ABC Operation Save a Life event today at the Philadelphia Fire Academy. The department, along with other companies in attendance, received an allotment of smoke detectors to be distributed to households in their first due.
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Good Will's first run of the year came in the late morning hours on New Years Day, an assist to King of Prussia (station 47) at a dwelling fire on the 300 block of Prince Frederick St. The Engine and its crew assisted on scene for nearly an hour and a half before being released and returning to station.