The Berwyn Heights Vol. Fire Department is once again selling quality Christmas Trees to raise money to support our Department. We are open M-F 5pm to 10pm and Sat. to Sun. 9am to 10pm. We will be open until 12/24 or we run out of trees. Stop by and support your local Volunteer firefighters and EMTs!
6-7 ft Fraser fir $27.00 7-8 ft Fraser fir $37.00 7-8 ft Cannan Fir $34.00
The Berwyn Heights VFD currently has openings in our Bunkroom Live-In program. Live-in bunkroom members do not have to pay rent, but are responsible for meeting greater attendance and participation requirements. A minimum of Firefighter I is required and applicants must attain EMT-B within one year of acceptance into the program.
Contact us for further information or to apply.
At 2307 hrs on November 30th, Truck 14, Chief 14A, and Chief 14B responded to the 6200 blk of Breezewood Dr for the apartment on fire. Company 14 arrived to find nothing evident and Chief 14B established the Breezewood Dr command. Truck 14 encountered smoke conditions upon entering the building and located a kitchen fire on the 2nd floor. Truck 14′s crew isolated the apartment, searched, and held the fire in check until the arrival of an engine company. Once the fire was knocked down, Truck 14 ventilated and checked for extension. The laddermen threw numerous ladders while the Driver and Tillerman checked the roof. The fire was contained to the apartment of origin and units returned to service at 0017hrs.
At 1523 hrs on November 30th, Truck 14 and Chief 14A responded to the 11300 blk of Cherry Hill Rd for the report of an apartment fire. First arriving units reported nothing evident before finding a working fire on the 3rd floor. Truck 14 was initially assigned RIT but when command requested the 2nd Alarm, Truck 14 was reassigned to open up the roof. At command’s direction, Truck 14 opened up numerous holes in the roof to ventilate and check for extension in the attic which was inaccessible to interior crews. Company 14 was ready for service at 1642 hrs.
At 2011 hrs on November 24th, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14A responded to the 7000 block of Adelphi Rd for the personal injury accident with entrapment. The EMS Duty Officer arrived to find a single vehicle into a tree with 1 patient heavily pinned. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the car, removed 1 door and the roof before lifting the dash to extricate the driver. Company 14 was ready for service at 2038hrs.
At 1438hrs on November 23rd, Truck 14 responded to the 9900 block of Goodluck Rd for the apartment fire. Truck 14 was the first arriving truck company and positioned on side alpha. Truck 14′s OIC, Barman, and Hookman forced entry into a terrace level apartment and found a fire in the living room. Engine Companies 48 & 18 made quick work of the fire while Truck 14 searched the fire apartment and the adjacent apartments with negative results. Truck 14′s Driver and Tillerman checked the roof while the ladderman laddered side alpha. Truck 14 ventilated the building before returning to service at 1525hrs.
At 0055hrs on November 22nd, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the Inner loop of the Capital Beltway in the area of Kenilworth Ave for the personal injury accident. Units arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with 1 driver trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed 2 doors and a “b-post” to extricate the driver. The crew assisted with patient care before returning to service at 0115hrs.
At 0309 hrs on November 17th, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14B [Kiernan] responded to NB I-95 in the area of the ICC for the personal injury accident with entrapment. PSCC quickly advised units that they were receiving… multiple reports of a vehicle that hit a tractor trailer head on in the northbound lanes. First arriving units found a sedan in the median with the driver trapped. The tractor trailer had stopped half a mile further north. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the sedan in the median before removing 2 doors and a B-post to extricate the priority 1 driver. Tragically, the driver was later pronounced dead. Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14B were ready for service at 0345 hrs.
At 0506 hrs on Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14B (Kiernan) responded to the 5200 Blk of Palco Pl for the house fire with people trapped. Engine Company 11 arrived to find fire showing from a single family dwelli…ng. Rescue Squad 14 was the first special service to arrive and quickly initiated a search. Crews encountered “Collier’s Mansion” conditions on the interior and experienced some difficultly advancing their lines and searching. Rescue Squad 14 searched on multiple floors (the house had a total of 5 levels) and assisted with extinguishment. The victim was located once all the fire was knocked down. Chief 14B had Division 2; Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 1247 hrs.
At 1501 hrs on November 7th, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the intersection of Hanover Parkway and Ora Glen Dr for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Rescue Squad 14 arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with one driver trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed 2 doors and a “B-Post” to extricate the driver. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 1522 hrs.
At 1503 hrs on November 1st, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the Inner-loop of the Capital Beltway in the area of Baltimore Ave for the personal injury accident. Rescue Squad 14 arrived to find one driver trapped in their vehicle. The Rescue Squad stabilized the vehicle and removed the driver’s door to extricate the driver. Rescue Squad 14 was ready at 1523 hrs.