Over the weekend, QFD handled several calls for service, attended a training class and watched as the new overpass for the rail trail was installed.
Saturday morning 7 members went to the Chester County Public Safety Training Center for a class on flashover recognition and to utilize their flashover “can”. In this simulator, a flashover, in a controlled manner, can be created to allow firefighters to see the effects of smoke and flame and how they travel. We were joined by 5 members of Robert Fulton Fire Company. It was a great day of training. Thanks to Willow Street and Rheems Fire Companies for the stand by.
During the weekend, Rt. 222 was closed in the area of the old railroad underpass in order for construction of the new overpass for the rail trail. Traffic was closed Friday evening, and the work crews, with one of the largest cranes we have ever seen, installed the beams across the roadway. This will allow pedestrian traffic to cross Rt. 222 on the trail.
Just as traffic was being opened back up on Beaver Valley Pike, QFD with LEMSA EMS and Wakefield EMS was alerted to a vehicle accident with entrapment on Rt. 222 in front of Martin’s Appliance. After taking the detour, QFD units arrived to a two-vehicle accident with people trapped in both vehicles. The crews quickly extricated the victims so they could be attended to by the EMT’s and Medics. QFD Fire Police directed traffic in the area during the incident.