Lansdowne Station 19

RIT 19 On Fatal Fire In Sharon Hill

Monday, December 24, 2012   On Christmas Eve at 18:30, the building fire assignment was dispatched for the 100 block of Ridley Av. in Sharon Hill. On the assignment was companies 9 (Sharon Hill), 5 (Glenolden), 1 (Folcroft), RIT 19, and Medic 105. While units were enroute, PD advised of a working fire with entrapment. The assignment was upgraded to include additional medics and a 2nd RIT. RIT 19 arrived just behind first in companies, and members began going to work mitigating hazards. Members of the RIT assisted by throwing ground ladders to all sides and floors of the dweling, clearing windows, and cutting fences down to allow access to every side. Once the 2nd RIT arrived (43, Holmes), 19's members were put to work doing overhaul. Unfortunately, it was discovered that the fire claimed one life. LFCo. wishes to extend their condolences to the family.



1st Due Truck at Work

Thursday, December 20, 2012   Early this morning, Truck 19 responded to Lexington ave in East Lansdowne for a working kitchen fire. Truck 19 assumed first due truck company duties while ELFD stretched line to the fire. The fire was under control rather quickly with only minor extension. All searches came up negative, and Truck 19 returned to service within approximatly 1 hour.



Truck and Pipeline on Working Fire Assignment

Wednesday, December 19, 2012  Today at around 13:00 the building fire assignment was dispatched to 427 Holly Rd. in Yeadon. As Truck 19 hit the street, M-7 (District Fire Marshall) called out with nothing showing. M-7 directed the units on the street to check 527 Holly Rd. Engine 24 (East Lansdowne) arrived on scene shortly before Truck 19 and reported fire showing from a 2 and a half story brick twin. Engine 24 placed a line in service while Truck 19's crew started a search and laddered the building. First in crews made quick work of a fully involved bedroom fire. Pipeline 19 also made the response and assisted with overhaul. Companies were available in just over an hour.

First in Engine and Truck

First in Engine and Truck

OVM Pulling the 28'

OVM Pulling the 28'


Accident With Entrapment

Saturday, November 10, 2012   At around 00:30 Rescue 19 was dispatched to Yeadon for an accident with entrapment. Rescue 19 arrived and went to work popping a door in order to extricate one victim. The Rescue crew made quick work of the door pop and returned to service in about 45 minutes. 



Foxcroft Apartments Working Fire

Photo Credit: Brian Feeney Jr.

Photo Credit: Brian Feeney Jr.

Saturday, November 10, 2012   Just before 05:00, the companies were dispatched to 300 N. Front St. in yeadon for a building fire. As units responded, they were advised that police were on location with fire from the top floor and roof area. Pipeline 19 responded out of the station first, as Truck 19 was oos, and arrived just behind 04's engines (Darby Fire #1). The Pipeline's crew worked with 04 stretching line and opening up from the inside. Companies returned to service within a few hours. 



Sandy brings Fire

Tuesday, October 30, 2012   Hurricane Sandy rolled through causing havoc around  the area.  The storm brought in over a dozen calls including wires down, automatic fire alarms, investigations, and building fires. One of the building fires being a 2 alarm working fire in Collingdale in which Truck 19 arrived quickly, assuming first due truck operations. Once the utility companies secured the scene, Truck 19 went to work performing their duties, cutting the roof, ventilating with engine company, set ground ladders, etc. Two FF's from Darby 1 assisted the T19 Roof man, battling extremely strong winds and hurricane conditions. Strong work men.



LFCO Attends County Parade

Saturday, October 13, 2012  Members attended the Delaware County Firemen's Association Parade and Dual Housing at Yeadon Fire Company Station 16 on Saturday. LFCO brought every piece of apparatus to the parade and staffed a Truck and Rescue crew to cover Yeadon during the awards ceremonies along with Engine 24 (East Lansdowne) and Engine 46 (Rocky Run). Several awards were won by the company including: 1st Place Most Functional and Equipped Ladder- Truck 19; 1st Place Most Functional and Equipped Command Vehicle- Command 19; 2nd Place Most Functional and Equipped Engine 1987-1994 - Pipeline 19; Judges Award- Engine 19; Best Company Overall Non-Marching. Along with bringing home some trophies, members ran a box alarm in town, fire alarm in town, fire alarm in East Lansowne, and an accident with injuries in Yeadon throughout the day. Members had a great time at the festivities and would like to congratulate Yeadon Fire Company for housing their new engine and ladder!

LFCO Members Cleaning Apparatus

LFCO Members Cleaning Apparatus

LFCO Members Cleaning First Place Truck 19

LFCO Members Cleaning First Place Truck


Rescue 19 on the 2nd Alarm

Friday, October 12, 2012   Just before noon today, Rescue 19 was dispatched to Collingdale for the 2 alarm row home fire. Rescue 19 responded with a crew of 6 within seconds, and was on location within a few minutes. The crew was then assigned to stage on charlie side where they through and manned ladders to the roof and 2nd division. The fire was placed under control roughly an hour later and LFCo were released from the scene. Upon going available, Rescue 19 was dispatched to an in-town gas main break. Crews evacuated the area and were on scene for roughly an hour while Peco secured the leak. The company returned to service an hour later. Strong work by all.



Car Fire on the Border

Saturday, October 6, 2012   Tonight just after 10 the company was alerted for a vehicle fire at Lansdowne and Marshall, on the Lansdowne Upper Darby border. Engine 19 arrived to find a Chevy Tahoe with the engine compartment on fire, extending to the interior. The crew from the engine deployed the bumper line and made a quick knock on the fire. The engine was back in service within a half hour. 



Outbuilding Fire

Saturday, September 15, 2012   At approximately 1435, 19 units were dispatched to 63 Lewis Ave, in East Lansdowne for a reported building fire. Truck 19 arrived on location and found a 12 x 20 outbuilding on fire along with a lot of brush, and fencing along the yard involved as well. Truck crew started to open up walls of the outbuilding, and then continued to the roof to open up and check for extension. Pipeline crew also arrived on scene and assisted with removing and extinguishing the fencing. Crews returned to service approximately an hour later.



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