Frigid Thanksgiving Morning Assist to Upper Merion
 
By Radio Room
November 22, 2018
 

This chilly Thanksgiving morning Gladwyne firefighters were alerted around 6:30 am to assist Upper Merion Station 48, Swedeland, on the working fire dispatch. First arriving units reported a large two story garage converted to a house with heavy smoke showing. A long driveway and frigid temperatures resulted in a second alarm assignment dispatched as well. Engine 24 (Rapid Intervention Team) and Air 24 arrived quickly with 12 firefighters. Engine 24's crew was quickly put to work checking for extension and to assist with extensive overhaul. All members returned home safely to both warm up and clean up!

Great Job to everybody on scene!

 
Units: 48, Delco 15, 49,47, 24 R.I.T. and Cascade , 317, Rehab 313
 
The converted building included a full kitchen, bedroom, and 1.5 baths.
The converted building included a full kitchen, bedroom, and 1.5 baths.
Lots of overhaul for Fireman Sam!
Lots of overhaul for Fireman Sam!
 
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Initial crews needed to "split lay" up a steep 500ft driveway
Initial crews needed to "split lay" up a steep 500ft driveway