On February 1st, the Avondale Fire Company along with Kennett Fire and EMS, Longwood Fire Company, Po-Mar-Lin of Unionville for an engine and Ladder 22 from West Grove were dispatched to the 1000 block of West Baltimore Pike for a garage fire at 1831 hours. Chief 23 (Bessicks) and Deputy 23 (Cole) went responding seconds later and were given a report of a vehicle on fire in the garage with extension. The police arrived on the scene and advised dispatch of a fully involved garage. Deputy 23 was first to arrive with a garage well involved and instructed Engine 23-1 to lay in from the hydrant just east of the incident for water supply. Engine 24-1 arrived and pulled their hand-line to protect the exposure and attacked the fire. Once Engine 23-1 secured a water supply, they pulled another hand-line and assisted with fire suppression. The fire was placed under control quickly and reduced to the 23 and 24 units. Crews did overhaul and cleared around 2000 hours.
Special thanks to Hockessin Tanker 19 for covering us while working on this incident. Also, a special thanks to Chester County Working Fires for the pictures.
Engine 23-1, Rescue, Tanker, Ambulance 23-1, Chief and Deputy.
Kennett Fire & EMS, Longwood,
Po-Mar-Lin, and West Grove