Tanker Drill with Newtown Square
 
By Station 59 Watchdesk
August 21, 2018
 

On Monday August 20th Tanker 59 participated in a water supply exercise coordinated by Newtown Square Fire Company.
Tanker 59, along with Brush 59 and additional manpower, joined in the exercise with Pumper Tankers from Paoli, Malvern and East Whiteland Fire Companies. Crews drilled at the fill site, tanker shuttle and at the dump site. The tankers dumped water into fold a tanks (collection tanks), as Engine 41 drafted the water out and then supplied hand lines and the deck gun on Edgmont's Engine 64-2 to simulate fireground operations.
Thank you to Company 41 for the invitation. We always welcome the opportunity to practice fire operations and water supply, especially with local fire companies that we don't frequently work with. It was a great training exercise and will help us prepare for for incidents in Newtown Square's local.

 
Units: Tanker 59, Brush 59
 
Mutual Aid: Engine 41, Squad 41 and Traffic 41, Engine 64-1 and Engine 64-2, Engine 3-5, Engine 4-5 and Engine 5-5
 
Newtown Square -  Squad 41 - at the fill site
Newtown Square - Squad 41 - at the fill site
East Whiteland Fire Company Engine 5-5
East Whiteland Fire Company Engine 5-5
 
Paoli Fire Company Engine 3-5
Paoli Fire Company Engine 3-5
Tanker and Brush 59 staged at the start of the drill
Tanker and Brush 59 staged at the start of the drill
 
Malvern Fire Company Engine 4-5
Malvern Fire Company Engine 4-5
Edgmont Fire Company Engine 64-2
Edgmont Fire Company Engine 64-2
 
Engine 4-5 approaching the dump site
Engine 4-5 approaching the dump site
Engine 3-5 dropping water into the fold a tank
Engine 3-5 dropping water into the fold a tank
 
Tanker 59
Tanker 59
The dump site - Engine 41 and two fold a tanks awaiting the first tanker
The dump site - Engine 41 and two fold a tanks awaiting the first tanker
 
Engine 5-5 adding water
Engine 5-5 adding water
Engine 3-5 putting in water with Engine 41 drafting to supply the drill
Engine 3-5 putting in water with Engine 41 drafting to supply the drill
 
Tanker 59
Tanker 59
Engine 41 drafting from the fold a tank
Engine 41 drafting from the fold a tank
 
Not something that we see often; Engine 4-5 and Tanker 59 together at the fill site
Not something that we see often; Engine 4-5 and Tanker 59 together at the fill site
The fill site at a local hydrant - filling the tankers to send back to the dump site closer to the drill ground
The fill site at a local hydrant - filling the tankers to send back to the dump site closer to the drill ground
 
Engine 64-2, a 1978 Hahn, flowing water
Engine 64-2, a 1978 Hahn, flowing water