|Busy Morning for Station 5|
|By News Desk|
|November 12, 2021|
On Friday, November 12th, 2021, The East Whiteland Fire Company responded to 7 calls over a 2.5hour time period. The calls consisted of 2 vehicle fires and 5 automobile accidents, one of which involved an overturned dump truck with entrapment.
At 07:41 hours, Station 5 was alerted to a vehicle fire in the area of Spring Meadow Farm Lane in Charlestown Township. East Whiteland Car 1 arrived and confirmed that there had been a small fire in the engine compartment that had been extinguished by the owner. Rescue 5 and East Whiteland Car 1 made the response and operated on the scene for an additional 10 minutes before clearing.
Starting at 08:42 hours, Station 5 was dispatched to multiple BLS accidents that occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. One of these accidents was then upgraded to possible entrapment, ambulance 5-1 arrived on the scene, and confirmed that the driver was trapped in an overturned dumped truck that left the turnpike and proceeded over the embankment. Ambulance 5-1, Ambulance 5-2, Engine 5, Rescue 5, East Whiteland Car 1, Chief 5, Engine 68-1, MICU 4-1, and Ladder 4 all made the response. The crews operated on the scene for about 2.5 hours.
At 09:59 hours, Rescue 6 was dispatched to Northbound Route 202 for a tractor-trailer fire. Tanker 5, Ladder 4, and Chief 5 responded along with Rescue 6. Units arrived on the scene to find an 18-wheeler with a small fire in the rear wheels. The fire was extinguished using a fire extinguisher and crews operated on the scene for around another 20 minutes before clearing.
We would like to thank Uwchlan EMS, Malvern Fire/EMS, Valley Forge Fire Company, Good Fellowship Ambulance, and West Whiteland Fire Company for assisting us with our busy morning.
|Units:||Ambulance 5-1, Ambulance 5-2, Engine 5, Rescue 5, Tanker 5, East Whiteland Car 1, and Chief 5|
|Mutual Aid:||Malvern Fire Company (Station 4), Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company (Station 68), Uwchlan Ambulance Corps (Station 87), West Whiteland Fire Company (Station 6), and Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute (Station 55)|