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Posted on: June 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Dwelling Fire

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This afternoon staff of the DFES provided automatic aid to the Phoenixville Fire Department for a reported dwelling fire.

This afternoon staff of the DFES provided automatic aid to the Phoenixville Fire Department for a reported dwelling fire.
Fortunately, thanks to a quick response by the PFD, a small fire was extinguished before creating considerable damage to the home.
The Phoenixville Fire Department and the Upper Providence DFES have a close relationship for automatic aid, particularly during the daytime hours.
No additional mutual aid was requested by the PFD.
*Automatic aid is a term used in emergency services when assistance is provided to another agency immediately upon dispatch.
*Mutual aid is a term for assistance summoned after the initial dispatch such as requesting additional units or alarms.

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