Thursday, April 10, 2014 – At 03:01 Rose Tree Fire Company was dispatched to the 600 block of Summer Street for a building fire. Also due were Co. 23 (Media), Tower 44 (Springfield) and RIT 53 (Broomall), along with Medic 237 (Riddle Hospital and Media Fire Co.).
Chief 73-9A (Trevelino) was first on location and reported a 1 1/2 story single family dwelling well involved, with a 3 story wood frame exposure becoming involved. Chief 73-9 (Brown) requested a Second alarm which brought Truck 41 (Newtown Square), Engine 51 (South Media) and Rescue 52 (Brookhaven) along with Medic 104-7D (Riddle Hospital). Chief 73-9 established Summer Street Command.
Quint 73 arrived and placed a 2 1/2″ line in service on the primary fire building while Squrt 23 laid a 5″ supply line to feed Quint 73. The Squrt crew pulled a 1 3/4″ line off Quint 73 for exposure protection.
Engine 73 laid a second 5″ supply line and their crew was assigned to the exposure building while Squrt 23’s crew was redirected to the original fire building.
Tower 44 was assigned the roof and outside ventilation along with Truck 41. Chief 44-9B was assigned the Sector C division (rear of the building).
Crews from Rescue 52 and Engine 51 assisted with interior operations.
RIT 53 set up in front of the building.
Another challange that the crews were faced with was a downed electric line in the front yard of the original fire building. PECO (local electric company) was called to secure the power line.
The scene was under control in about 1 1/2 hours.
(Photo’s taken by Frank Wesnoski)