Sharon Hill Fire Company - Station 9

First in Engine on Collingdale 2 Alarmer

October 12th, 2012  
Company 09 was dispatched to 153 Wayne Ave, Collingdale for a Building Fire reported with entrapment. Engine 09-2 marked up in seconds after dispatch and was advised Police had heavy smoke showing and could see the header from the station. Asst. Chief 42-9A arrived and reported heavy smoke showing from the first floor of a 2 story middle of the row, and shortly after reported heavy fire in the rear of the dwelling on the exterior and interior. Engine 09-2 laid in and placed in service an 1 ¾ handline for an aggressive interior attack. Crews quickly knocked down the fire on division 1 and then backed up and advanced to division 2 where encountered fire again and started an initial knock down and was quickly assisted by crews from Company 04. Command struck out the 2nd alarm due to reports of extension into adjacent dwellings. The reported trapped occupant made it out okay prior to fire department arrival. Engine 09-3 also responded on the assignment.