2017 National Fire Prevention Week Open House

Come join us Thursday, October 12th, 6pm – 8pm, for our 2017 National Fire Prevention Week Open House!

Abington Township Fire Department Hosts 2017 National Fire Prevention Week Open Houses
Meet firefighters, touch the trucks, learn fire prevention skills, and watch demonstrations Oct. 9-13
Each of Abington Township Fire Department’s five fire companies will soon open its doors to the community for the annual National Fire Prevention Week Open House.

This year’s theme is an important one: “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out.” All who attend an open house can learn how to make an emergency plan and other important safety skills, watch firefighting demonstrations, tour a fire truck, meet our volunteers, and enjoy light refreshments.

Each open house runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Here are the dates and addresses by station:

Abington 1920 Horace Ave., Abington Mon, Oct.9
McKinley 893 Jenkintown Rd., Elkins Park Tues, Oct.10
Roslyn 1128 Bradfield Rd., Roslyn Wed, Oct.11
Weldon 412 North Easton Rd., Glenside Thur, Oct.12
Edge Hill 2843 Limekiln Pike, North Hills Fri, Oct.13

RV Fire / 2632 LaMott Ave / 20-Aug-2017

05:21:49
BUILDING FIRE NON-COMMERCIAL
ABINGTON TWP
MAP:29-B2
REDWOOD AVE & NEWPORT AVE

UNIT:E500,SD500,SQ100,E300_2,TW500,L100,R300,P400,FMX29,E1,AIR300,GXABGN

Dwelling / 1683 Willow Grove Ave / 03-Aug-2017

03:48:46
BUILDING FIRE NON-COMMERCIAL
CHELTENHAM TWP
MAP:26-14
FROEBEL RD & COBDEN RD

UNIT:E1,SQ82,E2,L1,L400,CH82,DC1,FM26,R82,AIR300,E2_1,FO_CL,E300_2,358-1,NC358a,OF358

Dwelling / 629 Garfield Ave / 27-Jul-2017

1:57:30
BUILDING FIRE NON-COMMERCIAL
ABINGTON TWP
MAP:29-A5
JENKINTOWN RD & WOODROW AVE

UNIT:E400,P400,E300_2,E300,R300,E500,L400,TW500,L100,FMX29,SD100,AIR300,GXABGN

6abc News

ATPD Release

Initial attempts to awaken or contact this resident were futile. As quickly as possible a fire-rescue team equipped with a thermal imaging device entered the home to search for the victim. These efforts were made more difficult by the large amount of possessions, debris and trash which littered the house. The team located the unresponsive victim in the living room of the home and moved him outside where he was pronounced dead.

Edge Hill, Weldon, Roslyn, Abington and McKinley Fire Companies responded to the blaze assisted by surrounding mutual aid Fire Departments. Second Alarmers Rescue Squad also assisted. In addition to 635 Garfield being severely damaged, the property next door as well as a car parked on this property were damaged.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of all relatives. The cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious but it is under investigation by the Abington Township Fire Marshal and Abington Township Police. Because of the extent of the damage, it is unknown if the home was equipped with smoke alarms but none were audible to neighbors or responding emergency units.

For additional information contact the Abington Township Fire Marshal’s Office at 267- 536-1088.

Approved for Release by:
John A. Livingood, Chief of Police

Truck & Train Collision / near Mt. Carmel & Tyson / 07-Jul-2017

09:53:20
TRAIN CRASH
ABINGTON TWP
MAP:26-12
MT CARMEL AVE & TYSON AVE

UNIT:E1,R5,R300,FMX26

The train did not derail as a result of the impact.
Fire department units cleared the scene after controlling any hazards.

Dwelling / 1052 Huntingdon / 23-Jun-2017

05:58:41
BUILDING FIRE NON-COMMERCIAL
ABINGTON TWP
MAP:29-D3
Huntingdon Rd

UNIT:SQ100,SD100,E500,E300_2,L100,TW500,R300,SS400,CH100,FMX29,E96,AIR300,SD10,GXABGN

Companies became available approx. 3h into the incident. No injuries were reported.

Station 300