The Berwyn Fire Company was proud to support Walk MS at the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair, Inc. this past weekend.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The cause of MS is still unknown – scientists believe the disease is triggered by as-yet-unidentified ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighters work to free the drivers of this motor vehicle collision on Rt. 252 in Tredyffrin Township.
The Berwyn Fire Company was dispatched around 4:30 p.m. to the 900 block of W. Swedesford Road in Tredyffrin Township for a motor vehicle collision with entrapment.
Fire/EMS personnel arrived to find a multi-vehicle collision with subjects trapped in two cars. The crews of Engine 2-1 and Engine 2-2 utilized their rescue tools to remove the driver's side door of both vehicles so the victims could ... (Full Story & Photos)
This week, for our weekly training, our firefighters took part in a “skills enhancement” competition designed to work on combined firefighting skills and building esprit de corps.
Firefighters competed against each other in groups of two to see who could get the fastest time. The course started with members in full turnout gear and SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) and they had to pull ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighter/Paramedic John Ardiff advances a hoseline.
Although this rigging set-up is simpler than many of our past endeavors, it still requires training and skill.
Over the past weekend, eleven members of the Berwyn Fire Company participated in an Advanced Line Systems Rescue class. This is a water rescue based class which focuses on two important things - rescues using a tethered boat and rescues where a rescuer enters the water as a swimmer to save a victim trapped in the currents. These skills are ones that Berwyn has identified could be critical during times ... (Full Story & Photos)
A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you're awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.
According to the National Fire Protection Association more than 66 percent of home fire deaths occurred in homes without a working ... (Full Story & Photos)