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Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Call history
Second Floor Bedroom Fire
Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

1255 hours/ 534 N 11th Street/ Box 101/ D Platoon-

Companies were dispatched to the above address for a dwelling fire with entrapment. Rescue 1 arrived on scene and reported a 3 story middle of row with smoke showing from the end of the block. Lt 21 reported 1 person was possibly unaccounted for after citizens attempted to extinguish the fire. Crews found a mattress in a crib smoldering that had extended into contents of the bedroom on the second floor front. A line was stretched and the fire was quickly contained to the room of origin. All searches were complete and came up negative. The OFM was called to investigate.

Engines: 9, 3, 7, 5(RIT)

Ladders: 3, 2

Rescue 1

Car 5(Bansner) & Car 7(Moyer)

Second Floor Bedroom Fire
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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
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17:30 hrs / Mt. Penn off Skyline Drive / C PlatoonEngine 1 and Car 9 were initially dispatched for a smoke investigation in the area of the Pagoda off Duryea Drive. Upon response, multiple calls were then received reporting a brush fire in the area of the "Peace Rock" on Mt.
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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21:28 hrs / 1307 North 11th Street / Box 0902 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a reported fire on the rear porch roof (a similar dispatch the evening prior resulted in a working fire on Church Street for the C Platoon) at the location noted.
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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23:24 hrs / 619 Church Street / Box 07-04 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a reported fire involving the rear porch roof of the location noted. Engine 3 arrived fist-due with smoke in the block and declared a working fire.
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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0539 hours/ 824 New Holland Rd/ Box 0402/ A Platoon-E5 was dispatched for an unknown type of fire in the area of New Holland Rd and Lancaster Ave. One minute later the Box alarm was dispatched to 824 New Holland Rd at 625 Storage for multiple calls reporting fire from a storage shed.
Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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1255 hours/ 534 N 11th Street/ Box 101/ D Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the above address for a dwelling fire with entrapment. Rescue 1 arrived on scene and reported a 3 story middle of row with smoke showing from the end of the block.
Monday, March 15th, 2021
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22:05 hrs / North 11th & Robeson Street / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the intersection noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 9 arrived to find two passenger vehicles that had been involved in a high-mechanism, side-impact collision that came to i...
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03:16 hrs / 1200 Block of Schuylkill Avenue / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with multiple vehicles involved, including one reported to be on fire.
Sunday, March 14th, 2021
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1210hrs / 329 South 6th St / Box 502 / B Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the intersection of S 6th & Bingaman Streets for fire from the rear of a house. While en route, Radio reported they were getting multiple calls and the address may be 323 S 6th St.
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1706 hours/ Lindbergh Viaduct/ A Platoon-The rescue assignment was sent to Mineral Spring Rd just after Hessian Rd on the Viaduct for reports of a MVA w/ ENT. C8 arrived on scene and reported a tree on a vehicle with heavy entrapment.
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
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0126 Hours/ 915 N 5th Street/ Box 0703/ A Platoon-The box was transmitted for 915 N 5th Street for smoke in the basement. E7 arrived on scene and saw smoke coming from 911 N 5th Street. E7 reported the updated address and declared a working fire.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
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1303 hours/ N 2nd Street & Buttonwood Street/ C Platoon-Dispatch alerted E3 and L1 to respond to the noted address for a vehicle fire. Car 3 arrived on scene and reported a working engine compartment fire in a small pick up.
Saturday, February 13th, 2021
1230 Hours/ 817 Oley Street/ D Platoon-E9, T1, C7 were dispatched for an automatic fire alarm with a report of construction crews renovating a grocery store. Tower 1 arrived with alarms sounding and upon entering the structure, were met with a loud hissing noise, as well as a hazy cloud forming in t...
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
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1226 hours/ 1145 N 12th Street/ Box 0902/ B Platoon- Companies were sent to the noted address for reports of fire on the 3rd floor. Engine 9 and Ladder 3 arrived on scene in under 3 minutes from dispatch.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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15:17 hrs / 255 Chestnut Street / C PlatoonThe assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a reported vehicle fire. Engine 3 arrived to find a passenger vehicle in the parking area with a well-involved engine compartment fire.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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12:39 hrs / 870 N. 8th Street / Box 09-02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for the location noted with multiple calls being received reporting a house on fire. Engine 9 arrived with smoke showing from a 2 1/2-story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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1527 Hours/ 1240 Hill Rd/ Box 601/ A Platoon- Companies were dispatched to the noted location for reports of a structure on fire with up to 3 people still inside. Tower 1 arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from the rear.
Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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1447 Hours/ 600 N 12th Street/ Box 903/ D Platoon- Companies were dispatched to the noted address for a possible basement fire/ smoke in the residence. Crews arrived to find a fire on the first floor with embers dropping into the basement.
Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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1332 Hours/ 131 Oley St/ Box 704/ A Platoon- Companies were originally dispatched to 131 W Oley Street for reports of fire in the rear of the house. Car 8 arrived on scene at 131 Oley Street and reported heavy fire in the rear of the house.
Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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0450 Hours/ 424 Blair Ave/ Box 702/ A Platoon- E7 and L3 were dispatched to 424 Blair Avenue for a commercial fire alarm. Upon investigation, crews found an exterior fire that extended into the building and the box assignment was requested.
Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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11:07 Hours/ 1240 Chestnut Street/ Box 602/ C Platoon- Companies were dispatched to the 1200 block of Chestnut Street for a caller reporting she was on fire and was screaming "get me out". Dispatched advised responding units they were getting multiple calls confirming fire at 1240 Chestnut...

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