Saturday, June 23, 2012
Volunteer fire fighters from King of Prussia took time out of their Saturday afternoon to assist our brothers and sisters down the PA Turnpike, the Fort Washington Fire Company of Upper Dublin Township. Members of the Fort Washington Fire Company (Montco. Sta. 88) hosted a dedication ceremony for their newly constructed fire station. Four members from the KPVFC made the trip with Tower 47. Along with the Harmonville Fire Company (Montco Sta. 44), the members stood by and ready to answer any fire emergencies for Fort Washington while their members and neighboring fire companies were consumed with the day’s festivities. Although the Tower’s crew returned after six hours without answering any fire calls, the remaining members back in King of Prussia were busy responding to other emergencies. The Rescue and Squad responded along with the Berwyn Fire Company (Chesco Sta. 2) for a Vehicle Accident with Entrapment on Route 422 near the Route 202 & I76 ramps. Upon arrival crews determined the Jaws of Life were not required. KPVFC and Berwyn Fire Company members worked to control hazardous vehicle fluids, de-energize the vehicle batteries, and assisted EMS with packaging multiple patients for transport to the hospital. The volunteers also responded to the Acme Shopping Center on Route 202 for a reported mulch fire to finish the day’s activities. The members of the KPVFC would like to congratulate the Fort Washington Fire Company on their beautiful new building.