Lower Chichester Fire Department

Passing of Life Member Michael Kumerant

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  The Officers and Members of Lower Chichester Fire Company regret to announce the passing of Life Member Michael Kumerant. Mike was a 22 year member of Lower Chichester Fire Company and also a 20 year Life Member of the former Friendship Fire Company of Linwood. Mike was also a life member of the Delaware County Firemen's Association. Arrangements are being held Saturday January 31, 2015 at Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Road Garnet Valley, PA. Visitation is from 10AM-11AM with service to follow. Apparatus is not requested to attend, but are welcome. Any questions contact Fire Chief Ryan Fuller, 610-721-3223

   


 

2015 Company Officers

Thursday, January 1, 2015  Chief - Ryan Fuller Assistant Chief - Robert Repine Jr. Rescue LT - Tim Farraday Engine LT - Steve Castagna Safety Officer - Brian Morley Chief Engineer - Mark Lamplugh Asst. Engineer - Mike Ancone Asst. Engineer - Mike Alloway President - Mark Lamplugh Vice President - Mike Ancone Treasurer - Larry Scalora Trustee - John Wolfe Trustee - Michelle Hibbs Trustee - Robert Repine Jr. Trustee - Tim Farraday Trustee - Brandon Fuller Good luck to everyone in 2015!

   


 

Busy Sunday for the Lower Chichester Volunteers

Sunday, December 21, 2014  Early Sunday morning (12/21/14) just after 2:30am, the volunteers from Lower Chichester were dispatched on the 2nd alarm for an apartment building fire in the 200 block of Harbor Dr. at the Harbor Club Apartments in Claymont Delaware. First arriving crews found heavy fire conditions on the third floor of the building and fire through the roof. Crews operated for approximately four hours before returning to the station. Thank you to the Sharon Hill & Bethel Fire Departments for covering Lower Chichester during this time. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

On Sunday evening (12/21/14) at 9:21pm the volunteers from Lower Chichester were again dispatched on the 2nd alarm for an apartment building fire in the unit block of Butternut Court at the Valley Run Apartments in Claymont Delaware. First arriving crews found fire through the roof. The engine & rescue both made the response with 14 personnel under the command of Chief Fuller. While crews from Lower Chichester were operating inside the fire building, there was a partial collapse and a mayday was declared. All personnel quickly made it outside of the building and two members were evaluated by the New Castle County Paramedics. One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was transported to Christiana Hospital were he was treated & released. Crews operated for approximately four hours before returning to the station. Thank you to the Sharon Hill Fire Company for covering Lower Chichester for the 2nd time in the same day while our crews operated at the fire. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is also investigating the cause of this fire as well. Video by Dannon Voight Photography.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lG7b8_8UL4M&feature=youtu.be

     
Fire conditions at Harbor House Apartments

Fire conditions at Harbor House
      Apartments

Fire conditions at Valley Run Apartments

Fire conditions at Valley Run Apartments



 

Santa is coming to Lower Chichester!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014  **Attention township residents** We will be escorting Santa around Lower Chichester Township on Wednesday December 17, 2014 starting at 6pm. Keep your eyes and ears open for the flashing lights and sirens!! Rain date will be Thursday December 18th, 2014.

   


 

Fronefield Avenue House Fire

Saturday, December 13, 2014  At approximately 7:15am, the company was dispatched to the 100 block of Fronefield Avenue for the house fire. Crews arrived to find fire showing from a 2 story end of the row. Chief Fuller established command and multiple hose lines were de...ployed. The fire was placed under control in 30 minutes. Despite efforts, unfortunately one resident lost their life in the fire. The Lower Chichester Fire Company would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the family of the victim. Also assisting on the scene this morning was the Boothwyn Fire Company, Claymont Fire Company, Ogden Fire Company, Marcus Hook-Trainer Fire Company, Reliance Fire Company, Green Ridge Fire Company, Parkside Fire Company, Brandywine Hundred Fire Company and Crozer Hospital Paramedics.

 

Following the fire, the Lower Chichester Fire Company collected donations for the family. A short news clip from 6ABC can be seen here. Donations pour in for family of 7 in fatal Lower Chichester Twp. fire ==> http://6abc.com/…/donations-pour-in-for-family-of-7…/436625/
 
 
We want to thank everyone who has donated and encourage anyone who still wishes to donate to direct those donations to TD Bank. Donations to TD Bank can be made in care of Shahara Sellers to benefit the Martin Family.

     



 

Early Morning Car Fire

Thursday, November 6, 2014  At 07:41 this morning the company was dispatched to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Jones Drive. Engine 39 arrived with 5 under the command of Chief Ryan Fuller to find the engine compartment involved. One line was placed in service and the fire was placed under control at 07:58. Pictures taken by Ryan & Brandon Fuller.

     



 

Asbestos Awareness

Monday, October 13, 2014  Firefighter’s are up against many risks, including but not limited to compromising their health while performing their duties serving the community. One of the major health risks they may encounter is coming in contact with asbestos, which may later cause health issues such as mesothelioma cancer. Below you can find a link dedicated to raising awareness and providing comprehensive asbestos and mesothelioma information. 

www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org

   


 

Coach Bag Raffle!

Thursday, October 2, 2014  Raffle tickets are now on sale! Try your luck at winning one of two Coach bags! Tickets are $3.00 each or two for $5.00. Keep in mind we have TWO bags, so that means TWO chances to win! See a member or contact the fire station to buy your tickets before they sell out! Thank you in advance for your support!

     



 

"Like" us on Facebook!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014  Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook for all the latest news and events!  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lower-Chichester-Volunteer-Fire-Department/176549072409891

   


 

2014 Appreciation Dinner

Saturday, April 26, 2014   On Saturday April 26th, 2014 members celebrated 99 years of service to Lower Chichester Township and the surrounding communities. 

   


 
 
 

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