BERWYN, PA - On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:26 a.m., the Berwyn Fire Company, along with mutual aid from the Paoli Fire Company and Radnor Fire Company were dispatched to the area of Irish Rd. and Carol Ln. in Tredyffrin Township for a house fire. The initial 9-1-1 caller reported black smoke coming from the windows of a home.
The volunteers and staff at BFC have kept busy these past 7 days in responding to over 50 fire/EMS calls. We were very fortunate that this most recent storm didn't produce the number of downed trees and power lines we have seen with previous events. Please stay updated on what BFC is doing by following us on Facebook at 'Berwyn Fire Company'.
The first responders of Berwyn Fire Company are preparing for the arrival of Winter Storm Jonas. This storm is forecasted to bring 12-18 inches to the area, along with high winds gusting from 25-35 mph. The potential for power outages and downed trees and power lines is increased with this type of storm event. Please stay updated with the latest weather forecast and prepare accordingly.
With the anticipated arrival of Winter Storm Jonas, the Berwyn Fire Company wants to remind all homeowners and businesses to ensure the fire hydrant on your property is clear of snow and visible to first responders. A 3 feet clear radius around the fire hydrant is preferred.
'Adopt Your Fire Hydrant' and ensure it is ready to be used in case a fire strikes in your neighborhood.
Please help the Berwyn Fire Company and make sure we can see your fire hydrant. Precious time is lost if firefighters can't find your fire hydrant or worse yet have to spend several minutes digging it out if fire strikes.
A working smoke detector in the basement of a home on Iroquis Court in Chesterbrook alerted the residents to a fire on the outside of the home trying to burn it's way into the dwelling. Early warning of the smoke allowed the home owners to evacuate safely and alert 9-1-1.
Just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14th, a resident of Iroquois Court in the Chesterbrook section of Tredyffrin Township was alerted by a smoke detector and found smoke in their basement. The resident evacuated and called 9-1-1. Berwyn Fire Company along with automatic mutual aid from Paoli Fire Company and Malvern Fire Company were alerted for the possible house fire.