First Due House fire
January 6, 2024

At 9:32 PM Station 56 along with Quint 27 (Norristown) and Quint 54 (Bridgeport) were dispatched to the area of Crossfield Rd and Allendale rd for a reported house fire. FM56-1 arrived on scene and confirmed a working house fire with heavy smoke from the attic. Engine 56-1 arrived on scene shortly after laying a supply line and going in service with a hand line. Deputy 56-3 ( Recupido) arrived on scene and assumed Crossfield Rd Command. Quint 27 arrived on scene and assumed first due truck company responsibilities. Upon entry into the building crews were met with a well advanced fire with heavy fire in the attic. Shortly thereafter fire was visable through the roof. Engine 56-3 arrived and secured a second water supply and assisted with fire attack. Engine 54 and Quint 54 arrived and preformed second due company tasks. Deputy 56-1 had operations. Fire was placed under control approximatley an hour later.

Traffic 56 also made the response.

Thank you to our Mutual Aid partners for assisting:
Tower 53 ( Lower Providence)
Chester County Engine's 2-2 and 2-3 (Berwyn)
Chief, Engine and Quint 54 ( Bridgeport)
Assistant and Quint 27 (Norristown)
Delaware County Quint 15 ( Radnor)
Engine 68 ( Upper Providence)
Engine 24 ( Gladwyne)

Township Covers:
Engine 55 - Station 56C (Swedesburg)
Chester Engine 68-1 (Valley Forge) and Tower 3 (Paoli)

Units: Dep 56-3,Dep 56-1,FM56-1,Asst 27, Chief 54, Engine 56-1,Engine 56-3, Engine 54, Engine 68,Engine 24,Engine 2-2, Engine 2-3, Rescue 56-3, Quint 27,Quint 54, Traffic 56
Mutual Aid: Norristown Fire Department, Bridgeport Fire Department, Radnor Fire Company, Berwyn Fire Company, Lower Providence Fire Company, Upper Providence Department of Emergency Services, Gladwyne Fire Company