Our thoughts and prayers are with Yeadon Fire Company and Darby Police Department for the passing of firefighter and police officer Mark Hudson. Rest in peace.

Buck Lane Fire

On Thursday, February 12th, at 1403 hrs Company 38 and Engine 35 were dispatched to 742 Buck Lane for a house fire. 38-12A Wintz arrived on location with Veteran Police Officer Matthew Kelly to find a smoke condition on the second floor and heavy smoke on the third floor. Engine 38 arrived on location and went into service. 38-9B Sava established command and requested a 2nd alarm bringing RIT 34, Engine 56 and Rescue 58. The crew from Engine 38 found a sofa on fire in a third floor bedroom and the fire was quickly extinguished. Crews from Engine 35 and Ladder 38 performed ventilation and then checked the exposure for any extension. The fire was placed under control in twenty minutes.

Safe a Life

“Operation 6ABC Save a Life” kicked off its 23rd year this past Friday, February 6th. This campaign, sponsored by 6ABC, Kidde, Toyota and Home Depot promotes fire prevention and fire safety. This campaign allows over 150 local fire companies the opportunity to increase fire safety and prevention in the community as well as the chance to provide free smoke detectors to its residents. Oakmont was happy to participate in this campaign. Residents in the Oakmont fire district can call 610-446-9837 and leave a message with your contact information if you are in need of a new smoke alarm. As always, we take the time to remind everyone that 1 of the best defenses in the event of a fire is a working smoke detector on every floor of your home. A working smoke detector can help save your life. Also, if your detector is more than 10 years old it is time to replace it with a new unit.

Motor Home Fire

On February 6th at 1013 hours, Oakmont was dispatched to 598 Haverford Road for a vehicle fire, reported to be a motor home. Squad 38 went responding when fire board advised the fire was extending to the garage. The assignment was upgraded to a house response bringing Company 38, Engine 35 and Medic 108. Squad 38 with 38-9C T. Straub arrived with fire showing from the R.V parked in the driveway. The crew from Squad 38 made a quick stop of the fire and kept it from spreading to the garage. A 3″ supply line was stretched to the hydrant on College Avenue. The crew from 35 and 38 worked on overhauling the R.V. and went available around 11:00. (Pictures taken by Frank Hand.)

Motor Vehicle Accident

At 1240 hours on February 5th the rescue assignment went out for Township and Farwood for the motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Engine 35, Rescue 38 and 56 were dispatched. Squad 38 arrived to find a car off the roadway into the woods. The two occupants reported they were not hurt just unable to get out of the car. The crew from Squad 38 stabilized the vehicle and the crew from Rescue 56 removed the drivers’ door, so the patients could be handed over to EMS. The crew from Engine 35 placed a hand line in service. All companies worked together to make sure the occupants were removed safely. Squad 38 went available at 1323 hours.

Santa Sunday!

On Sunday, December 14th Santa and his Oakmont helpers were out and about in the neighborhood spreading Christmas cheer! Thank you to everyone that came out and said hi and sent along their pictures! Happy Holidays!

Trash Truck Fire

At approximately 6:45am this morning, Station 38 was dispatched to Haverford Road and Ardmore Avenue for a trash truck on fire. Squad 38 arrived on location to find a small fire in between the cab and the body of the truck. The crew from Squad 38 were able to remove the debri and extinguish the fire. On scene were Squad 38 and Engine 38.