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48 Hour Call Log During Hurricane Sandy
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By Newsdesk
November 2, 2012

The Berwyn Fire Company (BFC) officially opened its "Emergency Operations Center' on Monday, October 29th at 12 Noon as high winds and rain bands began to pick-up from Hurricane Sandy.

Personnel spent the weekend doing final preparations for the impending storm and held a staff meeting with nearly 40 members attending on Sunday afternoon.

The station was staffed with 45 volunteers and 10 paid personnel at varying points during the storm. Berwyn first responders were able to answer all calls for service and at one point had all apparatus on the street responding to incidents in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships.

The predominant emergency was power lines coming down, telephone poles falling and large trees toppling that in some instances caught fire. A house fire was also responded to, where a candle being used for light during the power outage started a fire on the 2nd floor of a home in the 800 block of Maple Ave. in Easttown. Due to the quick response by fire crews the home was saved. Radnor, Paoli and Malvern assisted on this incident.

As PECO crews continue to work through an extensive list of issues on roadways and around homes, we ask the public to be patient and if you see a downed wire or tree leaning on wires to call PECO at 1-800-841-4141 to report it and stay away. If you see arching, sparking or a fire involving a power line dial 9-1-1. On a final note, the Berwyn Fire Company and T-E Public Works crews can't do any work in or around power lines that are compromised, until PECO can confirm the power is off. When you see barricades, caution tape, etc. after a storm event that means the area isn't clear and is unsafe.

We are very fortunate and lucky the storm did not hit us with the intensity as was predicated. However, BFC did stay steady with call volume as the storm passed through and has been responding to storm related incidents for the balance of the past week.

Here is the official BFC call log from Monday, October 29th 6 a.m. – Wednesday, October, 31st 6 a.m.

Date // Time // Location // Township // Incident Type

1.) 10/29 // 7:57 a.m. // Rt. 202 & Rt. 422 // Tredyffrin // Motor Vehicle Collision
2.) 10/29 // 10:28 a.m. // Chamond Dr. // Tredyffrin // Medical
3.) 10/29 // 11:36 a.m. // Upper Gulph Rd. // Tredyffrin // Medical
4.) 10/29 // 12:01 p.m. // Tenby Rd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
5.) 10/29 // 6:14 p.m. // Contention Ln. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
6.) 10/29 // 6:25 p.m. // Station Ave. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
7.) 10/29 // 6:31 p.m. // Walker Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
8.) 10/29 // 6:49 p.m. // Valley Forge Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
9.) 10/29 // 8:15 p.m. // Conestoga Rd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
10.) 10/29 // 8:42 p.m. // Devon Blvd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
11.) 10/29 // 9:05 p.m. // Sentry Ln. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
12.) 10/29 // 9:12 p.m. // Prussian Ln. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
13.) 10/29 // 9:16 p.m. // Walker Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
14.) 10/29 // 9:18 p.m. // S. Valley Forge Rd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
15.) 10/29 // 9:28 p.m. // Old Lancaster Rd. // Tredyffrin // House Fire
16.) 10/29 // 9:42 p.m. // Berkley Rd. // Easttown // Tree Into House
17.) 10/29 // 9:48 p.m. // Old Lancaster Rd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
18.) 10/29 // 9:51 p.m. // Richards Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
19.) 10/29 // 9:55 p.m. // Maple Ave. // Easttown // House Fire
20.) 10/29 // 10:55 p.m. // Lakeside Ave. // Easttown // Medical
21.) 10/29 // 11:04 p.m. // Leopard Rd. // Easttown // Medical
22.) 10/29 // 11:43 p.m. // Berwyn Baptist Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
23.) 10/29 // 11:47 p.m. // Wentworth Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
24.) 10/29 // 11:59 p.m. // Devon State Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
25.) 10/30 // 12:18 a.m. // Old Eagle School Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
26.) 10/30 // 12:34 a.m. // Berkley Rd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
27.) 10/30 // 12:45 a.m. // Devon State Rd. // Tredyffrin // Brush Fire
28.) 10/30 // 6:40 a.m. // Lancaster Ave. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
29.) 10/30 // 7:42 a.m. // Old State Rd. // Tredyffrin // Investigation
30.) 10/30 // 7:42 a.m. // Avon Rd. Tredyffrin // Medical
31.) 10/30 // 7:43 a.m. // Devon State Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
32.) 10/30 // 8:32 a.m. // Bartholomew Rd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
33.) 10/30 // 8:55 a.m. // Waterloo Rd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
34.) 10/30 // 10:52 a.m. // Devon Blvd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
35.) 10/30 // 2:35 p.m. // S. Leopard Rd. // Easttown // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
36.) 10/30 // 4:33 p.m. // Coldstream Dr. // Tredyffrin // Appliance Fire
37.) 10/30 // 5:32 p.m. // Strafford Ave. // Tredyffrin // Medical
38.) 10/30 // 6:21 p.m. // Old Forge Crossing // Tredyffrin // Forcible Entry/Medical
39.) 10/30 // 7:11 p.m. // Poplar Ave. // Tredyffrin //Medical
40.) 10/30 // 9:14 p.m. // Leopard Rd. // Easttown // Medical
41.) 10/30 // 9:16 p.m. // School House Ln. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
42.) 10/30 // 9:42 p.m. // Upper Gulph Rd. // Tredyffrin // Poles, Wires, Transformer Fire
43.) 10/30 // 9:43 p.m. // Hearn Ave. // Easttown // Medical
44.) 10/31 // 12:04 a.m. Sugar Knoll Dr. // Easttown // Carbon Monoxide Alarm
45.) 10/31 // 2:32 a.m. // Homestead Rd. //Tredyffrin // Medical
46.) 10/31 // 2:58 a.m. // Bartholomew Rd. // Easttown // Medical
47.) 10/31 // 5:15 a.m. // E. Swedesford Rd. // Tredyffrin // Fire Alarm

Thank you to Luke Rafferty and Eva Pastor for the use of their photographs.

Units: Engine 2-1, Engine 2-2, Engine 2-3, Tower 2, Ambulance 2-1, Ambulance 2-3 & Traffic 2
 
Lt. Bryan Rachko from the Lionville Fire Company briefs Berwyn crews on Boat 47-2. Fortunately the rain amounts we received were far less then what we saw during Hurricane Irene.
Lt. Bryan Rachko from the Lionville Fire Company briefs Berwyn crews on Boat 47-2. Fortunately the rain amounts we received were far less then what we saw during Hurricane Irene.
Command 2 making its way under the Old Lancaster Rd. Bridge towards Rt. 30 after clearing a house fire.
Command 2 making its way under the Old Lancaster Rd. Bridge towards Rt. 30 after clearing a house fire.
 
Traffic 2 responding to a wires down in the roadway incident.
Traffic 2 responding to a wires down in the roadway incident.
Engine 2-1 arriving at the scene of the house fire on Maple Ave. in Easttown Township.
Engine 2-1 arriving at the scene of the house fire on Maple Ave. in Easttown Township.
 
Berwyn firefighters had the fire under control in 15 minutes from the time of dispatch on Maple Ave. in Easttown Township.
Berwyn firefighters had the fire under control in 15 minutes from the time of dispatch on Maple Ave. in Easttown Township.
Engine 2-3 and Tower 2 tightly parked at the Maple Ave. house fire.
Engine 2-3 and Tower 2 tightly parked at the Maple Ave. house fire.
 
Berwyn Chief Matthew Norris and Radnor Chief Michael Maguire converse on the front lawn at the Maple Ave. house fire.
Berwyn Chief Matthew Norris and Radnor Chief Michael Maguire converse on the front lawn at the Maple Ave. house fire.
A large tree took wires down on Old Eagle School Rd. between Hillside Rd. and Croton Rd. in Tredyffrin Twp.
A large tree took wires down on Old Eagle School Rd. between Hillside Rd. and Croton Rd. in Tredyffrin Twp.
 
A large tree fell on Devon Blvd. bringing power lines down that started a small fire near the old Waterloo Gardens property in Devon.
A large tree fell on Devon Blvd. bringing power lines down that started a small fire near the old Waterloo Gardens property in Devon.
The Tredyffrin Township Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The Tredyffrin Township Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
 
Another view of the dangerous mess on Devon Blvd. near Lancaster Ave.
Another view of the dangerous mess on Devon Blvd. near Lancaster Ave.
High winds brought this tree and wires down in Easttown Twp.
High winds brought this tree and wires down in Easttown Twp.
 
Easttown Twp. Public Works crews work to clear one of the manys road that became obstacle courses during the storm.
Easttown Twp. Public Works crews work to clear one of the manys road that became obstacle courses during the storm.
This large branch fell near the intersection of Conestoga Rd. and Devon State Rd. This scene was repeared throughout the area, which made travel dangerous.
This large branch fell near the intersection of Conestoga Rd. and Devon State Rd. This scene was repeared throughout the area, which made travel dangerous.
 
Firefighters David Shank, Evan Brazunas, Tom Hardon and Shawn McAveney assisted with final prep on Sunday night with Assistant Chief Eamon Brazunas and Lt. Matthew Valocchi.
Firefighters David Shank, Evan Brazunas, Tom Hardon and Shawn McAveney assisted with final prep on Sunday night with Assistant Chief Eamon Brazunas and Lt. Matthew Valocchi.
(L-R) EMS Lt. Michael Baskin, Deputy Chief Wayne Riddle, and Firefighter Shawn McAveney coordinated the effort in the BFC Operations Center.
(L-R) EMS Lt. Michael Baskin, Deputy Chief Wayne Riddle, and Firefighter Shawn McAveney coordinated the effort in the BFC Operations Center.
 
The area outside the Radio Room was re-organized prior to the opening of the BFC Emergency Operations Center.
The area outside the Radio Room was re-organized prior to the opening of the BFC Emergency Operations Center.
Firefighter Mary Ellen Toscani was part of the crew stationed at the Tredyffrin Township Municipal Building. Engine 2-2 and Ambulance 2-3 were relocated to this location to ensure rapid response to the Chesterbrook and Glenhardie sections of Tredyffrin.
Firefighter Mary Ellen Toscani was part of the crew stationed at the Tredyffrin Township Municipal Building. Engine 2-2 and Ambulance 2-3 were relocated to this location to ensure rapid response to the Chesterbrook and Glenhardie sections of Tredyffrin.
 
This utility pole and wires came down on Richards Rd. between Weedon Rd. and Stephens Dr. in Tredyffrin.
This utility pole and wires came down on Richards Rd. between Weedon Rd. and Stephens Dr. in Tredyffrin.
An informational board was posted for all members that displayed safety information, weather reports, objectives for the storm event response and other important documents.
An informational board was posted for all members that displayed safety information, weather reports, objectives for the storm event response and other important documents.
 
Lt. Matthew Valocchi throws burnt debris from the 2nd floor window of the home that caught on fire on Maple Ave.
Lt. Matthew Valocchi throws burnt debris from the 2nd floor window of the home that caught on fire on Maple Ave.
Engine 2-3 responding to another emergency.
Engine 2-3 responding to another emergency.
 
The 2nd floor Meeting Room was converted into a sleeping area for personnel so responders could get rest when the time permitted.
The 2nd floor Meeting Room was converted into a sleeping area for personnel so responders could get rest when the time permitted.
Fire/EMS personnel in the Back Room at the fire station in between calls.
Fire/EMS personnel in the Back Room at the fire station in between calls.
 
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