On Friday, February 27th, Tower 47 was requested to stand-by at Chester County Station 2, while their crews and surrounding Chester County and Delaware County companies battled a two-alarm dwelling fire. Tower 47 responded with four personnel, and shortly after arriving at Station 2 the crew was dispatched to a Fire Alarm activation at the Main Line Berwyn Apartments.
East Whiteland Fire Association’s Engine 5-2, arrived on location to find a minor smoke condition due to a culinary mishap. The call was held to Engine 5-2 for ventilation and the Tower returned to Station 2’s quarters. The second call for service was for an appliance fire in a dwelling that was called into the station. With the homeowner reporting no fire, Engine 5-2 responded to investigate while Tower 47 stood at the ready in station. The last call for service was dispatched as a fire investigation. Engine 5-2 and Tower 47 responded and investigated a warm oven vent. No fire services were needed and all units cleared and returned to Station 2.
Overall, the crew stood-by for nearly five hours, and once Station 2 crews began arriving back at the station both King of Prussia and East Whiteland personnel assisted with thawing, washing and drying the hundreds of feet of hose that was used to fight the fire, and assisted in ensuring that all Station 2 apparatus was restored and back in service. With no additional services provided, all 47 units were released and returned to Montgomery County.