On Thursday 26 Aug 2021 @ 0030 hrs company 1 was dispatched to the 100blk Madison Avenue, Prospect Park Borough on a mutual aid working structure fire w/entrapment.
Squad q and Telesqurt 1under the command of Deputy Chief M. Bateman responded. one fire fighter was transported to hospital with a minor leg injury. He was treated and released.
Structure was heavily involved with fire on the 1st floor A Side of the structure upon initial apparatus arrival.
Crew instructed by Incident Command Chief J. Simmons (Prospect Park Fire Co assisted with searches overhaul whole Squad 1 acted as air bank filling over 25 bottles. Station 1 crews operated for just over 2 12 hours.
Unfortunately, and with our deepest sympathy one victim was located during the primary search and fire suppression by the initial arriving companies. The entrapped victim sadly succumbed as a result of the incident.
Incident placed under control by incident command, with investigation by law enforcement and fire investigators underway.
Outstanding Command and Control by Incident Command, Delaware County Fireboard, and Operations crews during this tragic incident.
Photo Credit: M. Moors