Eddystone Fire Company No. 1

Working Fire Dispatch


Thursday, February 16, 2017 At 0924hrs Thursday 16 February 2017 company dispatched to 1001 Industrial Hwy (Barry Callebaut chocolate processing facility) for a general alarm Building A.

E12-1 with a crew 4 under the command of 12-9A (Reeves III) responded.  
On location E12-1 reported smoke showing, incident upgraded from a general alarm to a confirmed structure fire. Companies were dispatched for the upgraded alarm.

E12-1 established a water supply and went in service. Fire was located in a large roasting machine extending into the stack to the roof.  
3 Hand lines deployed and placed in service, K12 saws and forcible entry tools used to gain access to the interior of the machine to extinguish the fire. Crews from responding companies rotated in and out of building with manpower pool established at E12-1

Crews from Co. 48 / 67 (Tinicum Twp / Woodlyn) sent to the roof to hit hot spots on the roof and contain fire to the stack.

12-9A had covers put in place to respond to any additional incidents in town. Engine from Co. 20 (Garrettford-Drexel Hill) made the cover response. 

Fire was placed under control at the 40mm mark into the incident. Overhaul conducted, and crews secured from the scene.

Thank you to all responding mutual aid companies. Everyone did an excellent job working together and executing a successful outcome with no injuries to personnel or civilians.

Responding mutual aid companies
Co. 48 (Tinicum Twp)
Co. 07 (Ridley Park)
Co. 08 (Prospect Park)
Co. 62 (SM Vauclain)
Co. 67 (Woodlyn)
Medic 102A
Co. 20 (Garrettford-Drexel Hill) Cover Company