By Rich Cresson
For the period September 28 through October 8, the Swarthmore Fire & Protective Association responded to the following alarms:
EMS: The ambulance responded to 37 calls for medical assistance. These were to Swarthmore, Rutledge, Morton, Springfield, Ridley Township and Nether Providence Township. The calls were for a variety of emergencies including respiratory difficulty, accident with injury, sick person, medical alarm, seizures, overdose, diabetic emergency, fall with trauma, cardiac emergency, head injury, abdominal pain, syncopal episode, tachycardia, change in mental status, injured person, back pain, injures person, nature unknown and tremors to the head and neck.
Automatic Fire Alarm: One smoke detector activation on Amosland Rd. in Morton Borough.
Automobile Accidents: One accident with injuries at Chester Rd. & Canterbury Rd. Nether Providence Twp. and one incident at Baltimore Pike & Waverly Rd.
Building (three calls): one incident in Media Borough for a smoking dryer, one incident on Niblick Ln. for smoke in the basement and one incident for a burning smell on Sykes Ln., both in Nether Providence Twp.
Hazmat: One carbon monoxide alarm on Lafayette Ave.
Trash/Dumpster/Brush: One incident to the Borough of Morton.
Wires: One alarm for wires on the 600 block of Yale Ave.
Assist to Morton (three): one incident for an automobile accident, one automatic fire alarm and one for brush on fire.
Assist to Nether Providence Twp.: Three: one incident for an automobile accident; two incidents for building fires.
Assist to Media: One alarm for a building.