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By The West Grove Volunteers
March 13, 2012

Fire Box 1207

The 1207 Box alarm was struck just after 1 PM for a garage fire in the 3200 block of Appleton Road in the Kemblesville Village section of Franklin Township.  First alarm units were West Grove for full company,  Aetna (Newark, DE) for two engines, Singerly (Elkton, MD) for an engine and tanker, and Union (Oxford, PA) for an engine and tanker.  Assistant Chief 22 was first to mark up and was advised by the 911 Communications Center that the caller was burning debris and it has spread into the detached garage.  A nearby firefighter from Station 23 went on scene and confirmed a working detached garage fire.  Assistant 22 had the box upgraded to a working fire adding Medic 94, Cochranville Rescue 27, and Longwood Rescue 25 for RIT.

Assistant 22 went on scene confirming the report of a 30' x 30' detached garage with fire in the roof and established "Appleton Road Command".  Engine 12 with four volunteers was the first to arrive and dropped a 5" supply line at the driveway and place one attack line in service.  Newark Engine 9-5 arrived and assumed second due engine company operations with hooking into the supply line and establish a water source.  Rescue 12 arrived with three volunteers and assumed the back up crew for the first in engine crew making sure the attack line is fully operational and establishing the manpower section of command.

Ladder 22 with four and Engine 32 with a driver arrived together, Ladder 22 assumed first due truck company operations while Engine 32 hooked a 3" supply line into Engine 9-5.  Tanker 22 arrived and became water supply unit for the scene.  Engine 21-2 arrived next and the crews assisted on opening up the structure.  Tanker 23 supplied Tanker 22 while Engine 23-2 crew was sent to assist on overhaul operations.  Engine 3 was setup at the draft pond to refill tankers but the tanker operations were not needed due to a quick aggressive knock on the fire; therefore command scaled the box alarm down to West Grove units, Tanker 23 and Engine 9-5.

All units returned around 3 PM to Station 12 to clean hose and get the units back into service for the next alarm.  Thank you to Engine 27-5 for transferring into Station 12 and Rescue 25 for covering Station 22.

See the story in the Daily Local newspaper as well:


Units: Engine 12, Rescue 12, Ladder 22, Engine 32, Tanker 22, Engine 22, Ambulance 22-1, Assistant 22, Squad 22
Mutual Aid: Newark Engine 9-5, Elkton Engine & Tanker 3, Engine 21-2, Tanker 23, Engine 23-2, County & State Police Fire Marshals, Medic 94-1
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2018 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 65 239
Feb 36 176
Mar 56 191
Total 157 606

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 20
London Britain 10
London Grove 26
New London 16
Penn 37
West Grove 8
Mutual Aid 40
Total 157

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 59
London Britain 22
London Grove 77
Londonderry 25
New London 53
Penn 255
West Grove 36
Mutual Aid 79
Total 606

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