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Phone: (610) 485-0269
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1405 Meetinghouse Road
Boothwyn, PA 19061

History

On January 15, 1915 the organizers of Boothwyn Fire Company No. 1 held their first meeting in an old blacksmith shop located on the northeast corner of Chichester Avenue and Meetinghouse Road previously owned by Frank Sharpless. Edwin Ervin presided and held this office from 1915 to 1921.

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2021 CallsJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
Fire725583210
EMS190175173538
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Short clip of engine 10 extinguishing two tractor trailers on fire. Fire made its way under the trailers, ran up the wall into the structure with minor damage inside. Quick stop by crews on scene. ... See MoreSee Less

You may notice several acronyms used on our posts when describing fireground operations. We wanted to take some time and explain these acronyms and terms for our followers that aren’t members of a fire organization.

These acronyms/terms describe the order in which units arrive on the fire scene, along with the tasks that they complete.

FDE: This means first due engine. An engine company carries water and hose. Their primary job is to put out the fire. The first due engine’s job is to lay a supply hose line from the hydrant to the fire scene and put an attack hoseline in service to put the fire out.

SDE: This means second due engine. The second due engine’s job on the fireground is to park at the fire hydrant that the first due engine layed a supply line from. They will connect to this hydrant and may boost the pressure, completing the water supply for the first due engine. This crew will ensure the first attack line is placed correctly or deploy a second attack line.

TDE: This means third due engine. The third due engine will establish a secondary water supply (in case of significant fire volume or issues with the first water supply). Once that is complete, they will deploy an attack line to the rear of the building (also called the Charlie side) and begin fire suppression.

FDS: This means first due special service. A special service is a vehicle with an aerial device or rescue capability. The reason this piece is considered “special” is because of the large amount of services and tasks they can perform. The first due special service will split into an inside and outside crew on a fire. The inside crew will force entry, search for victims/fire, and expose any hidden fire for the engine company to extinguish. The outside team will deploy ground ladders for the purposes of ventilation and firefighter or victim rescue. Additionally, they will compete vertical ventilation, which involves opening a hole in the roof of the structure to remove smoke, heat and gases. This improves conditions for interior crews and victims.

SDS: This means second due special service. This is the next arriving rescue or aerial unit on the fireground. This crew will work with the first due special service to search for victims, force entry, deploy ground ladders and ventilate. This crew will normally operate in areas not covered by the first due special service. This may mean searching floors, forcing entry or deploying ground ladders in areas that the first due special service hasn’t gotten to yet.

RIT: RIT stands for Rapid Intervention Team. This refers to a crew of firefighters with specialized training that are available on the fireground, in case of a firefighter related emergency. This may mean packaging/removing a downed firefighter, assisting a disoriented firefighter to safety and preventing incidents from occurring by ensuring proper egress from the building. This job may be performed by the fourth arriving engine company or third arriving special service.

We hope this clears up any confusion and creates a more pleasant viewing experience for all of our followers. Please feel free to message us with any questions, we are more than happy to clarify!
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You may notice several acronyms used on our posts when describing fireground operations. We wanted to take some time and explain these acronyms and terms for our followers that aren’t members of a fire organization.  These acronyms/terms describe the order in which units arrive on the fire scene, along with the tasks that they complete.  FDE: This means first due engine. An engine company carries water and hose. Their primary job is to put out the fire. The first due engine’s job is to lay a supply hose line from the hydrant to the fire scene and put an attack hoseline in service to put the fire out.  SDE: This means second due engine. The second due engine’s job on the fireground is to park at the fire hydrant that the first due engine layed a supply line from. They will connect to this hydrant and may boost the pressure, completing the water supply for the first due engine. This crew will ensure the first attack line is placed correctly or deploy a second attack line.  TDE: This means third due engine. The third due engine will establish a secondary water supply (in case of significant fire volume or issues with the first water supply). Once that is complete, they will deploy an attack line to the rear of the building (also called the Charlie side) and begin fire suppression.  FDS: This means first due special service. A special service is a vehicle with an aerial device or rescue capability. The reason this piece is considered “special” is because of the large amount of services and tasks they can perform. The first due special service will split into an inside and outside crew on a fire. The inside crew will force entry, search for victims/fire, and expose any hidden fire for the engine company to extinguish. The outside team will deploy ground ladders for the purposes of ventilation and firefighter or victim rescue. Additionally, they will compete vertical ventilation, which involves opening a hole in the roof of the structure to remove smoke, heat and gases. This improves conditions for interior crews and victims.  SDS: This means second due special service. This is the next arriving rescue or aerial unit on the fireground. This crew will work with the first due special service to search for victims, force entry, deploy ground ladders and ventilate. This crew will normally operate in areas not covered by the first due special service. This may mean searching floors, forcing entry or deploying ground ladders in areas that the first due special service hasn’t gotten to yet.  RIT: RIT stands for Rapid Intervention Team. This refers to a crew of firefighters with specialized training that are available on the fireground, in case of a firefighter related emergency. This may mean packaging/removing a downed firefighter, assisting a disoriented firefighter to safety and preventing incidents from occurring by ensuring proper egress from the building. This job may be performed by the fourth arriving engine company or third arriving special service.  We hope this clears up any confusion and creates a more pleasant viewing experience for all of our followers. Please feel free to message us with any questions, we are more than happy to clarify!

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Thank you.

This afternoon at 1:25 pm, the Company was dispatched for a Vehicle Fire. The initial report was a truck on fire in the loading dock area. Assistant 10 quickly arrived and filled the box. He arrived with two tractor trailers fully involved with extension to the building.

Engine 10 (4) arrived as the FDE laying out from the entrance to the complex. E10’s crew placed a hand line in service for fire attack. Squad 10 (4) arrived as the SDE and deployed a second hand line from E10. Truck 17 (Aston Twp. Fire Dept) arrived as the FDT and Engine 135 (Claymont Fire Company) had the TDE.

Thank you to Bethel Twp. Hose Co.#1, Marcus Hook Trainer Fire Department, Milmont Fire Co. 49, Crozer EMS and Upper Chichester Township Fire Police as well for their assistance on scene.

Thanks to Ladder 25 (Talleyville Fire Company) and Lower Chichester Volunteer Fire Company for covering our local during the incident:
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Thank you so Much to all fire departments involved! You guys are true heroes. My son was the one who gave you the cookies!

Nice job getting that one under control quickly!

I think it was at Office Basics in Uppr Chi.............

Great getting it under controlled

Denise Shaffer-Santiago

Where was this at

Was listening to that call, "Shout out to Fireboard".

Where was this? I could see it from work around 1:30pm

Was the candy and snacks saved?

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Today for our junior drill, members completed several building fire evolutions. This included engine and truck/special service operations. This allowed junior members to complete the same exact training as our senior members at a slower, more controlled pace.

Junior members are key component to the fire service and are vital in keeping the volunteer tradition alive. We accept junior members starting at age 14, please contact us today for more information!
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This is truly great stuff!

Engine and Tower 10 are just clearing this shed fire on 3rd Street in Marcus Hook. Engine 10 arrived as first due engine with their own water supply. ... See MoreSee Less

Engine and Tower 10 are just clearing this shed fire on 3rd Street in Marcus Hook. Engine 10 arrived as first due engine with their own water supply.Image attachment
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