Fame Participates in Regional US&R Exercise
By 1st Class Bill Cummings
April 23, 2022

Nine members today, using Rescue 53, Utility and Collapse 53, participated in a Regional full scale exercise held at the Philadelphia Fire Academy. They were joined by two members from Lionville Fire Company to form the Chester County Rescue Task Force USAR. Crews operated at a simulated building collapse and parking garage collapse after a hazmat explosion. Crews performed search and rescue tasks alongside other rescue specialists from Philadelphia Fire Department, Pennsylvania Task Force 1, Delaware County and Montgomery County. Fame members have trained for hundreds and hundreds of hours to develop and maintain specialized skills for incidents such as this. Today’s exercise was an opportunity to put those skills to the test and work alongside others from the Region.