November call summary

South Media Fire Company’s volunteers responded to 40 calls during the month of November. Those calls consisted of:

  • 15 Motor vehicle accidents
  • 10 Fire alarms
  • 5 EMS assists
  • 3 Brush or building fires
  • 2 Wires down
  • 1 Cover assignment
  • 1 Elevator rescue
  • 1 Vehicle fire
  • 1 Gas leak
  • 1 Carbon monoxie alarm

Thanks to all of our volunteer firefighters.

October call summary

South Media Fire Company’s volunteers responded to 25 calls during the month of October. Those calls consisted of:

  • 8 Fire alarms
  • 7 Motor vehicle accidents
  • 4 Gas leaks
  • 3 Brush or building fires
  • 1 Wires down
  • 1 Vehicle fire
  • 1 Police assist

Thanks to all of our volunteer firefighters.

Recruiting junior firefighters

junior firefighter recruiting

Junior firefighters from the South Media, Garden City, and Swarthmore fire companies worked together at a recent event to recruit fellow students at Strath Haven High School to become firefighters. Anyone 14 years of age or older can join and participate in the local fire service. Those interested can stop by their closest fire station on training night for more information.

  • South Media – Monday night at 7 PM
  • Garden City – Wednesday night at 7 PM
  • Swarthmore – Thursday night at 7 PM

Thanks to Jonathan Cresson, Cam Yarborough, and Will Carey for donating their time.

September call summary

South Media Fire Company’s volunteers responded to 34 calls during the month of September. Those calls consisted of:

  • 10 Fire alarms
  • 3 Brush or building fires
  • 9 Motor vehicle accidents
  • 3 EMS assists
  • 3 Police assists
  • 3 Wires down
  • 2 Carbon monoxide alarms
  • 1 Vehicle fire

Thanks to all of our volunteer firefighters.

August call summary

South Media Fire Company’s volunteers responded to 24 calls during the month of August. Those calls consisted of:

  • 11 Motor vehicle accidents
  • 10 Fire alarms
  • 1 Building fire
  • 1 Wires down
  • 1 Carbon monoxide alarm

Thanks to all of our volunteer firefighters.

Drill night – Vehicle Rescue

Drill tonight continued our focus on vehicle rescue training. We simulated an accident with entrapment where we needed to remove the doors in order to safely extricate the victim. We also looked at different techniques for cutting a steering wheel and brake pedals out of the way in order to disentangle a victim.  These are very important skills to know and be proficient at, especially with the stretch of I-476 that SMFC is responsible for covering. Please be safe out there.

July call summary

South Media Fire Company’s volunteers responded to 23 calls during the month of July. Those calls consisted of:

  • 8 Fire alarms
  • 4 Motor vehicle accidents
  • 4 Building fires
  • 3 Wires down
  • 2 Gas leaks
  • 1 Fire investigation
  • 1 Carbon monoxide alarm

We had 21 members respond to at least one call.  Thanks again to all of our volunteer firefighters.