Follow Up: Fire chiefs discuss training, emergency preparedness after Philadelphia fire

  • Source: WBRE-TV NBC 28 Wilkes-Barre
  • Published: 02/08/2024 07:08 PM

Local fire chiefs are reacting to the shooting and house fire that happened Wednesday in a suburban Philadelphia neighborhood. The horrific scene unfolded in East Lansdowne, Delaware County. It can happen anywhere, and that’s why emergency personnel are trained to be prepared. The Hanover Township Fire Department is equipped with ballistic vests, helmets, and trauma packs. These tools help keep firefighters safe, combined with knowledge from active shooter training they recently completed. “Training is huge. The more you train, the better you’re gonna be and you’re going to be that much more efficient, saving lives and property,” said Hanover Township Fire Department Chief Joe Temarantz. From the initial dispatch to arriving on the scene, first responders work together to help the community.


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