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Montgomery County Joint Task-forces Drill

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

June 25, 2023
Early Sunday morning, the Montgomery County Tanker Task Force and Large Diameter Hose Task Force met to conduct a joint training exercise. Over 130 firefighters from across Montgomery County gathered in Limerick Township to participate in the exercise, simulating a large warehouse fire with a limited water supply. The drill was conducted on the former Publicker / Kinsey Distillery property in Limerick Township, along the Schuylkill River.

The LDH Task Force established 2 supply lines from porta-ponds, which were fed by the Tanker Task Force. The Tanker Task Force utilized two drafting sites to obtain water for their supply. The first fill site was the Trinley Park boat launch, in Limerick Township; while the second fill site was along Wells Road, located just across the Schuylkill River in Chester County. The drill lasted approximately 3 to 4 hours. Thank you to the 27 Fire Companies that participated.

Participating Companies :
East Greenville Fire Company
Fort Washington Fire Company
Gilbertsville Fire Company
Harleysville Fire Company
Horsham Fire Company
Kulpsville Fire Company
Limerick Fire Department
Lower Frederick Fire Company
Lower Providence Fire Department
New Hanover Fire Company
Oreland Fire Company
Perkiomen Fire Company
Pottstown Fire Department
Red Hill Fire Company
Ridge Fire Company
Ringing Hill Fire Company
Royersford Fire Department
Sanatoga Fire Company
Skippack Fire Company
Telford Fire Company
Towamencin Fire Company
Trappe Fire Company
Upper Frederick Fire Company
Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company
Upper Salford Fire Company
Wissahickon Fire Company
Worcester Fire Department

Thank you to the Fire Police from Limerick Fire Department, Lower Frederick Fire Company, New Hanover Fire Company, Ridge Fire Company, Sanatoga Fire Company, and Trappe Fire Company for directing traffic around the tanker fill sites and the entrance to the Publicker Property.

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REGINA JELSKICorrespondent

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