Apartment Fire
February 24, 2024

On Saturday 2/24/24 Station 56 and mutual aid companies were dispatched to Lafayette at Valley Forge Apartments in Upper Merion for a reported building fire. Preliminary calls reported black smoke on the 5th floor with alarm sounding. Squad 56 and Ladder 56 responded moments after dispatch. Squad 56 arrived to find nothing showing. Upon investigation it was determined there was a apartment on fire on the 5th floor. Squad 56 officer had heavy smoke on the 5th floor and requested the working fire dispatch. Squad 56 stretched a 400' attack line and established positive water to the standpipe. Ladder 56 arrived arrived and assisted UMPD with evacuating the building. Multiple mutual aid companies arrived and continued clearing the building of residents and assisted with ventilation. Fire was knocked shortly after the 10 minute mark.

Deputy 56-1 had Command.

Units: Squad 56, Ladder 56, Squirt 56, Tower 56, Rescue 56-3, Deputy 56-1, SA 56, SA56-3 Quint 54, Engine 24, Engine 68 Engine 61, Quint 46, Tower 53 Chester E2-2 E68-1. Delco QT15 Covering Companies: Chester Ladder 65 & Engine 5-1
Mutual Aid: Bridgeport Fire Department, Gladwyne Fire Company, Upper Providence Department of Emergency Services, Norriton Engine Company, Jefferson Fire Company, Lower Providence Fire Company, Berwyn Fire Company, Valley Forge Fire Company, Radnor Fire Company, East Whiteland Fire Company and Phoenixville Fire Department.