Each year the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners recognizes township volunteers who have attained 10 or 20 years of service with silver or gold certificates. This year, 5 Glenside Fire Company Members were honored for their many years of dedication and service. Congratulations to Firefighters Jen Felton, Tim Carter, Bill Ernst, and John Juel for attaining 10 years of service with the Glenside Fire Company and to Life Member Jim Woods for attaining 20 years of service with the Glenside Fire Company. Thank you, Jen, Tim, Bill, John, and Jim for your many years of service to GFC and your community! Click on the image to the left to view more images.
Ladder 1 responded to assist Station 82 on a dwelling fire on the 1200 block of Crowmell Road. Lines were pulled to both the interior and exterior to extinguish a fire caused by electrical equipment. Ladder 1's crew assisted in opening up the wall and the aerial was positioned to the roof. Click on the image to the left to view more images.
At just after 1pm today, GFC was dispatched to a commercial building fire at the Towers at Wyncote, Building 2. Engine 1 was first on scene and stretched a hose line to knock down a kitchen fire on the 4th floor. All searches were negative.
At 1114 hours, Ladder 1 was dispatched on the initial with Station 2 on a report of smoke from the roof at a dwelling on the 1000 block of Greenwood Avenue in Wyncote. Upon arrival, companies confirmed this report and encountered fire on multiple floors of an 8500 square foot home. Hoselines were stretched to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors, along with the basement. The fire eventually reached 4 alarms, bringing Engine 1 and Engine 1-1 to the scene to assist. First in crews remained on scene for over 6 hours. GFC's firefighters operated on all floors, performing interior fire attack, throwing ground ladders, and opening up walls and ceilings.