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VEHICLE OVERTURNS IN TO
CREEK, 2 TRAPPED
At 0218 hours, Glenolden Fire Department (Station 05) along with Rescue 43 (Holmes), Folcroft Fire Department (Station 01), BLS Units 02-7 & 04-7B, Medic 100D, Glenolden Police Department and various surrounding police departments were dispatched for an accident with entrapment at W. South Avenue and Harrison Avenue. The Glenolden Police were first on the scene reporting an accident with 2 entrapped, vehicle turned over into the creek. Upon, arrival 05-9 (Chief McGowan) requested a rush on PECO, the vehicle had severely damaged a pole supporting high voltage power lines.
Crews went to work extricating 2 individuals just after the 20 minute mark. These individuals were transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center with a Trama Alert. The swift rescue was possible because of the strategic teamwork by all emergency personnel. The Glenolden Fire Department would like to thank all of the responding units for their dedication and hark work.
GLENOLDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT SENDS OFF A MEMBER TO THE
On behalf of the Officers and members of the Glenolden Fire Department we would like to express how proud we are of Firefighter Joe Tighe’s commitment to not only our community, but also our country. Joe is slated to depart for Fort Benning, GA on February 6, 2016. Joe will be in basic training for 20 weeks. We ask that you all join us in congratulating Joe on the next journey of his life. Joe we are looking forward to having you back at the station when you return home for a visit. Best of luck! Serve us proud!
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The Glenolden Fire Department was dispatched to Royal Farms for the reported vehicle fire with exposure to the fuel pump. Glenolden Engine 05 and Sharon Hill Engine 09 deployed 1.75 handlines and went into service. Folcroft’s Squad-01 stretched a 3rd line as a backup. The attack was flawless as 05, 09 and 01 were able to place the incident under control within the first 10 minute mark. We would like to thank companies 09 (Sharon Hill), 01 (Folcroft), 43 RIT (Holmes), Glenolden Police, Medics and the surrounding police departments for assisting us with this incident.
GFD Announces a NEW Fundraising Platform
The Glenolden Fire Department is excited to announce an additional fundraising platform called YouCaring. YouCaring is one of the few free fundraising websites on the web! Its simple, easy and secure. This is another platform we are offering to make it as easy as possible for members of our community to aid in a great american tradition, the Volunteer Fire Service. We count on you to make this possible!