4 days ago
Tuesday 04 August 2020
Friends and Neighbors we have come out of Hurricane Isaias with some minor incidents of service calls for water in several homes and the obvious nuisance areas prone to flooding (7th & Saville, 7th & Eddystone, 1500blk Chester Pike, and Bullins Lane.
Throughout the day we were dispatched to Prospect Park Borough for a mutual aid assignment, a water rescue at the Eddystone Crossings Shopping Center, a residential fire alarm, and one medical emergency. The day could have been much worse and we are thankful it wasn't for our community.
Some of those areas of common flooding are still impacted at this time so you will have to detour those areas until roadways are opened back up.
Large parts of our county have been impacted far worse with considerable property loss. We in THE ROCK didn't have as wide spread issues within the residential area of town.
Please keep those who had a greater loss of possessions and displacement from homes in your prayers for a quick turn around.
We thank you for being patient with us as we responded to service requests from residents one at a time.
Attached are some photo's of town courtesy of R. Perry, and TTOT FB Pages.
Be well, take care, and stay safe Friends. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank You for all that you do!
Thank you all your clean was amazing between the flooding and the rocks very happy with all the hard work
My cousins live in Seville, they posted the River that was Seville, and Chester Pike yesterday...
June Ketrick 😳😳😳
Shared on facebook.com/streetsmart
5 days ago
EMERGENCY ACTION MESSAGE
Tuesday 04 August 2020
ATTENTION EDDYSTONE COMMUNITY
With the impending arrival of Hurricane Isaias please keep yourselves informed of the projected impact to our area. There is the potential of flooding, and wind damage as a result of this storm.
If you start getting water into your homes, please be mindful of electric shock potential of entering water filled basements.
If you have a natural gas water heater and water is starting to rise, shut off the gas line feeding the system to prevent a gas leak into the home. The pilot light can be relit when its safe to do so.
If you have electric sump pumps/portable pumps and the power has not been affected, make sure you have your pumps plugged in to your highest outlet and running with the discharge lines feeding as far away as possible from your home and neighbors home to help keep water levels as manageable as possible.
Make sure your cell phones are fully charged, and you have batteries and flashlights encase of a prolonged power outage going into the night.
If you have an emergency generator make sure it is OUTSIDE the home completely, no exhaust directed near the home due to potential carbon monoxide from the exhaust.
The Eddystone Fire Company has prepared our water response boats, pumps, etc to respond to emergency incidents if they arise.
Service calls will be answered as best we can during/after the impact. Emergencies and the safety of our crews to execute a service will take priority.
Let us hope we have a minor impact but prepare for the worst.
Be safe, take care, and all the best to you. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
As the temperatures start to increase over the remainder of the week, please be sure to hydrate and watch out for young children, elderly family members, and your neighbors, especially those with medical conditions.
Stay in the A/C or shade as much as possible. Have plenty of water out for your pets. ... See MoreSee Less
On Wednesday 08 July 2020 @ 2334hrs company dispatched to Industrial Hwy @ Liberty Electric for a motor vehicle accident with injuries.
Engine 12 under the command of Chief Burke Jr. responded.
Accident was originally dispatched for the area of Boeing in Ridley Twp. Companies 70 (Leedom Fire Co) 62 (S.M. Vauclain Fire Company) CCMC Medic Units made the initial response, and called in proper location as being within Eddystone Borough, resulting in our dispatch and response.
Vehicle (silver compact SUV) appeared to have lost control while traveling eastbound on RT 291 (Industrial Hwy), crossing over the median into the westbound lanes striking a utility pole with force enough to snap the pole impacting the overhead utility lines.
Victim(s) were removed from the vehicle and transported by CCMC Medics to a medical facility for further evaluation and treatment.
Highway was cleaned up, wrecker called and responded to remove the vehicle.
PECO on location and will be conducting extensive repairs to the utility infrastructure that was damaged.
Accident will be under investigation by Eddystone Police Department.
Thank you to companies 70, 62, CCMC Medic Units for the response and assistance. ... See MoreSee Less
When the village lost its electricity for a minute or two, I knew that there has been an accident. Hope everyone got out okay.
Mandy....here is the answer. Hope everyone is ok.
On Monday 06 July 2020 @ 1902hrs company dispatched to Industrial Hwy & Saville Avenue for a motor vehicle accident, vehicle overturned.
Engine 12-1 under the command of Chief Burke Jr. responded.
On arrival accident was located on the eastbound lanes of the Industrial Highway (Rt 291) near the boarder into the City of Chester (one overturned gray Dodge Charger located, no other vehicles involved.)
Ambulance & Rescue 48 under the command of Chief Golden (Tinicum Twp Fire Co.) responded on initial dispatch as mutual aid due to possible entrapment.
No victim(s) discovered at the scene. Vehicle appeared to have left the highway going up the railroad embankment, returning to the highway where it overturned.
Crews 12, 48, and Eddystone Police conducted an extensive search of tall grass on both sides of the highway physically and with thermal imaging camera to rule out a possible ejection from vehicle. No victim(s) located during search.
Highway was cleaned up, wrecker called and responded to remove the vehicle from the highway to open the artery back up.
Accident will be under investigation by Police.
Thank you to Co. 48 for the response and assistance. ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like the Eddystone "detective" car. Lol
And God Bless Eddystone's First Responders - Fire, Police, EMT'S and Ambulance crews!
🇺🇸🎉 Happy 243rd Birthday America 🎊🇺🇸
May God continue to Bless our Great Republic and heal our people in their health, hearts, and current divisions.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and enjoy the holiday weekend► Keep In Touch, Dang It! Newsletter: flyt.it/HFNewsletter ► When this madness is done, come see us live: flyt.it/HFtour ►Join us on our 2nd Pa... ... See MoreSee Less
Once again and far too often as of late the Officers and Members of the Eddystone Fire Company #1 with a heavy heart extend our deepest regrets on the passing of Swarthmore Fire Protection Association Firefighter / Paramedic William aka Brad Blackman on Monday 29 June 2020.
Firefighter / Paramedic Blackman passed away as a result of complications in a valiant fight against the COVID-19 virus that has gripped our communities.
We now have another (3rd) brother taken too soon by this virus.
We pray he will be the last loss to impact our Emergency Services in Delaware County but unfortunately Brad may not be our last.
Rest assured, the citizens of Delaware County will continue to be served day in and day out by the men and woman of your emergency services departments throughout this Pandemic and beyond.
Brad is the 2nd member of the Swarthmore Fire Protection Association to have passed as a result of the COVID 19 virus.
He served and taught those around him through the years with great professionalism, knowledge, and with the utmost integrity in his service.
We extend our sincere condolences to all his family and friends, and our brothers and sisters of the Swarthmore Fire Protection Association.
We also give our condolences to all those who have been affected and suffered loss at the hands of this virus. May we as a County hopefully turn the corner and begin to recover with a drop in infections and loss.
We ask that God embrace Firefighter / Paramedic Blackman as he ascends the ladder one last time and is welcomed into his Heavenly home by his loved ones who passed on before him.
May comfort and internal peace steady those he left behind, and may he lay a guiding and protecting hand down on those who continue to carry out the duties to the community.
Firefighter / Paramedic Blackman you were a credit to your community, the Fire/EMS Service, and you will not be forgotten.
God Speed and Rest Easy, your watch is completed, we'll take it from here.
With Deepest Regrets,
William D. DiMatteo
Eddystone Fire Co. #1 ... See MoreSee Less
The Eddystone Fire Company would like to congratulate the 2020 Eddystone graduates of the Ridley School District and other attended Schools/Universities while participating in the Congratulations Parade around town.
You all have a bright future and we hope you achieve all the dreams you set your mind to accomplishing.
Good Luck...... Onward and Upward.
Video by Amy Lynn Niall ... See MoreSee Less
On Sunday 21 June 2020 @ 1145hrs company dispatched for a cover assignment to the City of Chester.
While enroute to the Station 82, alarm upgraded to 2nd Alarm, company directed to the scene on a mutual aid assist, 200blk of Woodrow St, City of Chester.
Engine 12-1 under the command of Deputy Chief A. Walsh responded.
City of Chester Incident Command Battalion Chief Shirley instructed engine to drop a line at 6th and Penn St, lay in to the scene.
5" Supply line dropped and lay completed. Engine 12-1 supplied Ladder 68 (Marcus Hook Trainer Fire Co.) for aerial operations.
Engine placed the BlitzFire ground gun in service as incident was all exterior defensive operations.
Incident was brought under control after just over an hour of defensive attack.
Engine crew cleanup, packed up, and restored engine to service. Released from scene.
Outstanding Command and Control by BC82 Shirley, and all units operating on the fireground. As always, Delaware County Fireboard did a great job in relaying communications.
Photos Courtesy of various FB pages Aston/Brookhaven/FBFB ... See MoreSee Less
you all come back safe with the job completed thats what matters to me
Good job stay safe
You Guys might want to get a Sub Station in Chester. Your there All the time.
Happy Father’s Day to all you dads ❤️
Happy Father's day everyone
Eddystone Fire Company No. 1 updated their profile picture.
2 months ago
1987 Hahn Custom Pumper (2000gpm Hale Pump, 8V92 Detroit) OOS 4thQ 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
I thought the Company was just talking about selling it...damn man. I would've loved to park that on Simpson Street and see how many bullshit " Permit " tickets i could rack up.
Whaaat?? I didn't know it was for sale. I would've bought it. 😡😡
I'll miss her
Sold for the low low price of $3500.00 tonight.
The officers and members of the Eddystone Fire Company would like to thank Katrina Pennell and her daughter Milani, Ashley Murphy, Shelby Blong for the treats, drinks, and kind words they dropped off to the station.
It is our pleasure to serve you and the community. We always look to provide the best service we can to our neighbors in the Rock, and our surrounding communities.
This year we celebrate the 120th Anniversary since our incorporation and we strive to continue to serve our community for many years to come.
Again, thank you. We are and will remain here for you and respond when you need us.
To all our friends. Please stay safe, be well, and God Bless. ... See MoreSee Less
You guys deserve it! Thank you! 💛
Thank you for everything you guys do ❤️
On Thursday 28 May 2020 @ 0241hrs company was dispatched to the 500blk of E. 9th St. (former Third Presbyterian Church), City of Chester on a mutual aid 2nd alarm working structure fire.
Engine 12 under the command of Capt. E. Groy responded. (Along with Utility 12, with Lt. Gross later into incident)
On arrival, the church was fully involved, w/ fire through the roof.
BC82 Krapf (City of Chester) ordered Engine 12 to take the hydrant @ 9th and Potter, and establish water supply to Ladder 82 (City of Chester), as well as go in service with our Deck Gun.
Supply to Ladder 82 established and in service with deck gun mounted on top of the engine.
Ladder 65 (Garden City Fire Co.) and Tower 05 (Glenolden Fire Co.) arrived on location.
Engine 12 shutdown deck gun operations and established supply lines to both Ladder 65 and Tower 05 in addition to Ladder 82 deploying over 700ft of 5' LDH lines to various aerial devices.
Engine 12 maintained water supply to the multiple aerial devices over the course of the next 6hrs.
Incident was raised to 5 Alarms in total before being declared under control by City of Chester Fire Commissioner Rigby.
Company cleaned up, restored engine to service, released from scene after just over 7hrs in service.
Multiple law enforcement and fire marshal teams on location investigating cause of incident.
No injuries to civilian, law enforcement, or fire personnel reported A.T.T.
Outstanding Command and Control by BC82 Krapf and Comm'r Rigby throughout this incident. Great teamwork by all companies on location working the incident together, as well as Delaware County Fireboard.
The Third Presbyterian Church was a beautifully stunning structure built in 1872. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Photos provided by:
S. Weber, Chester local 1400 FB page, and FB Fireboard page. ... See MoreSee Less