Saturday, May 11, 2013
On Saturday, Norristown Firefighters joined firefighters from Lower Merion and King of Prussia for the hands on training part of PA Dept of Health Special Vehicle Rescue for members of the SE Montco Rescue Task Force. Crews simulated the rescue of victims from tankers, tractor-trailers and other large vehicles. Previously, members trained on mass causality operations.
Hancock Fire CompanyAmerican Red Cross Blood DriveFriday, May 31, 20132:00 PM - 7:00 PMSocial Hall (820 West Airy Street)Appointments Preferred, however Walk-ins Welcome. For an appointment or information please contact:Charles Scott (484) 679-6441Sign up online at: redcrossblood.org (enter sponsor code: 02212273
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Norristown Firefighters were called to a building fire in the 100 Blk of East Marshall Street this afternoon where they found smoke coming from the rear of the building. Firefighters forced entry and soon discovered two children trapped in the apartment. The two children were then flown to Children's Hospital in Philadelphia to be treated for their injuries. Firefighters credit good teamwork for the successful rescue of the children.Photos courtesy of Philly Fire News
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Norristown Fire Department participated in the Opening Day Little League Parade as many of Norristown Future Big Leaguers parade to the ball fields in preparation of the first pitch. Many of our firefighters children will be taking the field and we wish them all good luck this season.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
While conducting a training exercise at Ford and Washington Sts, firefighters witnessed a Septa Train malfunction which caused overhead power lines to drop on a commercial vehilce and on fences, causing the driver to be trapped and small fires along the fence. Once Septa personnel secured power, occupants on the train and the vehicle were able to be removed to safety. The fires were also extinguished. Numerous fire companies stood by in the event of the fires spreading to the nearby buildings.
During the town's council meeting Tuesday evening, Robert Spitko II was sworn in as the newest career firefighter for the Norristown Fire Department. Robby has been a volunteer at the Fairmount Engine Co. No. 2 for the past 13 years, where he had received a number of awards, including the Medal of Valor award, for his rescue of women trapped in the raging waters of the Stony Creek during Hurricane Irene. He has also served in the U.S. Marine Corp for four years. Along with the many family and friends that attended, the Norristown Fire Department congratulates Robby and wishes him the best in his career.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Norristown Fire Department responded to the 600 Blk of West Main Street after numerous callers reported smoke coming from the house. Firefighters found a bedroom on fire on the second floor. The fire was quickly extinguished. No injuries were reported, however, Firefighter Joey Wanczyk did rescue a dog from the 3rd floor. Numerous surrounding fire companies assisted Norristown at the scene and in their stations covering any additional calls.Photos by W. Campbell
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Norristown Fire Department Congratulates Director of Public Safety, Police Chief Russell Bono on his retirement and thank him for his 42 years of service to the citizens of Norristown.GOOD LUCK AND GODSPEED!
Photos courtsey of The Times Herald and
the Norristown Patch
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The Norristown Fire Department responded to a dwelling fire in the 100 Blk of Chain Street on Sunday evening and found fire coming from the second floor windows. Firefighters were able to quickly knock the fire down and bring it under control in about 10 minutes. One occupant was injuried and was transported to the hospital. Crews from Jefferson, Bridgeport and Plymouth Ambulance assisted at the scene.Photos by Matt Gallagher and the Norristown Patch
Norristown Municipal Council awarded Firefighter Robert Myers and Firefighter Andrew Pyles the Medal of Valor Award for their recent actions in the rescue of a resident from a house fire, in West Norriton Township, on January 19, 2013. In front of family and friends, and standing next to Rick Cavello, the son of the rescued women, Vice-President of Council William Caldwell and Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Kinsey presented the commendations.Unassisted by a hose line and with a report of a women still trapped in the burning home, Firefighters Myers and Pyles entered the burning building and rescued the women, Mrs. Vera Cavello. Heat conditions in the burning home were so intense that the firefighters helmet and face piece were damaged and had to be replaced.Although Mrs. Cavello died of her injuries the following day, Firefighters Myers and Pyles went above and beyond to save a life. The Norristown Fire Deparment commends both firefighters for a job well done.
FF Robert Myers & FF Andrew Pyles
Norristown Ladder crew for the rescue.
FFs Myers, McMinn & Pyles
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