Upcoming Events

There are currently no events
View All Events

2021 Incidents
Jan 57
Feb 46
Mar 57
Apr 48
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 208

Past Incidents
2020 649
2019 562
2018 604
2017 512
2016 485
2015 528
2014 420
2013 498
2012 442
2011 453
2010 472
2009 411
2008 472
2007 528
2006 513
Total 7549

Web Counters
Website Visitors
Since
October 27, 2020
80,487
Visitors Today
May 07, 2021
216
Engine 43 First Due on the Blue Route for the Septa Bus Fire
Email Print RSS Facebook Twitter RSS

By Watch Desk
April 12, 2021

At 14:05 hours your Plymouth Fire Company No. 1 (Montco 43) volunteers and career staff were dispatched to the area of mile marker 18.3 Northbound of I-476 for the report of a vehicle fire. Multiple 911 callers reported to Montgomery County Emergency Dispatch of a Septs Bus pulled onto the shoulder of the highway with its brakes on fire.

Engine and Chief 43 with a crew of 4 responded minutes after the dispatch. Upon entering the highway the correct location of the incident would be found at mile marker 18.8 Northbound. Chief 43 arrived first and reported a Septa Bus with fire showing from the rear passenger side wheel well. Engine 43 then arrived and immediately went in service with their front bumper 1 3/4" hoseline to start knocking down the fire.

Squirt 43 and George Clay Fire Company - Station 39's Squad 39 arrived minutes later and their crews worked for several minutes utilizing portable hydraulic tools and hand tools to open up portions of the bus' wheel well from the exterior and interior of the bus to extinguish the stubborn fire.

Chief 43 would place the incident under control shortly thereafter and all crews picked up and were clear of the highway at 15:19 hours. There were no reported injuries to Septa employees or first responders and the bus was not occupied by any passengers. A special thanks to our mutual aid along with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Septa Transit Police for their timely response and assistance!


Add a Comment Add a Comment 0 Comment(s)


Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com
Plymouth Fire Company
1323 Colwell Lane
Conshohocken PA, 19428
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 610-233-0602
Station Fax: 610-828-3406
E-mail: info@plymouthfc.org
Copyright © 2021 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)