Two Public Events and a House Fire
By FF/EMT Dalton Lotz
September 26, 2021

On Saturday, September 25th, 2021 crews from Station 5 participated in two community events and assisted Kimberton Fire Company (Station 61) with a residential fire.

Saturday morning Engine 5 participated in Charlestown Day at the Charlestown Township park along with Rescue 61 from Kimberton Fire Company. While at Charlestown Day, Station 61 was alerted of a residential fire in the 100 block of Red Fox Lane in East Pikeland Township, due to close proximity Engine 5 was added to the assignment and responded with Rescue 61. Engine 5 arrived as the second due engine and stood by at the hydrant in case there was a need for a water supply. Crews from 61 and 5 investigated a smoke condition inside the residence that ended up being a ceiling fan motor that had overheated. The response was held to Station 61 (Kimberton Fire Company), Engine 5 (East Whiteland Fire Company), and Station 65 (Phoenixville Fire Department) units. Engine 5 operated for approximately 45 minutes before returning available.

Later in the day, Engine 5 traveled to Exton Park to participate in the West Whiteland Township Community Day. Crews showed community members around the apparatus and were informed about East Whiteland Townships' Smoke Detector program.

Photos Courtesy of:
FF/EMT Dalton Lotz
R1 Emergency Photography