Friday, November 22, 2013
We will be having a teen dance on Friday November 22nd, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. This will be open to children between the ages of 10 & 15 who attend the Chichester School District. Admission will be $5.00 per child and you must show your Chichester School ID at the door! There will also be refreshments available for purchase. Any questions can be directed to the fire station at (610) 485-6839
Sunday, November 3, 2013 01:22
In the early hours on Sunday the company was alerted to assist Claymont Fire Company on a motor vehicle accident with a rollover on I-495 NB at Philadelphia Pike. The Rescue made the response with 5 and arrived with Claymont units to find one vehicle in the median that had rolled over several times south of the Pike. The crew from Rescue 39 assisted in controlling the hazards before they were released by Claymont Command.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Engine, along with Engine and Truck 13 from Claymont Fire Company attended a live fire training exercise at the Delaware County Fire Training Center.
Sunday, October 27, 2013 00:32
Shortly after midnight the box was struck for a residential house fire in the unit block of 2nd Ave in the Overlook Colony section of Claymont. Rescue 39 arrived first and picked up the first due engine assignment deploying two 1 3/4 hand lines to attack the fire on division two of the two story middle of the row. Rescue 13's crew (Claymont) arrived next and began their job assignments as Ladder 257 (Talleyville) was also arriving to back up Rescue 39's crew. Primary searches proved negative and Claymont Command (13Capt1 Ballas) reported the bulk of the fire knocked down within the first 10 minute mark. Also on Scene was Brandywine Hundred, Holloway Terrace, Boothwyn, Reliance, Marcus Hook Trainer, and Bethel Fire Companies along with Minquas of Newport EMS. Thank you to Sharon Hill Fire Company for covering Lower Chichester Township while we operated at the fire scene.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 13:00
On Sunday afternoon members of the department came together for group photographs. The pictures turned out great! Thank you to Fire Ground Photography for taking the pictures!
Monday, October 7, 2013
On Monday evening at approximately 19:00 hrs the company was dispatched for a residential automatic fire alarm in town. Units cleared shortly after, but were then dispatched to Claymont (New Castle County DE) for an apartment building fire on Cedertree Lane. Claymont Command had a small fire in a maintenance room with a smoke condition in the building. While assisting on scene in Claymont, the crew from Rescue 39 was requested to make the response to a box alarm in Brandywine Hundred Fire Company's local (NCC 11) on Shipley Road for smoke coming from the building. The Rescue was returned while making the response. While returning, Claymont Fire Company (NCC 13) was dispatched for a motor vehicle crash on 495 SB at Philadelphia Pike. The Rescue made the response and arrived to find one vehicle into the guard rail (hit & run) with one patient confined in the vehicle. Tuesday started off with fire prevention for a local daycare in the morning. Our company meeting was held on Tuesday evening. Just as the company meeting came to a close the company was dispatched to Interstate 95 SB across from the Welcome Center for a motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived to find one vehicle on it's side with negative entrapment and later obtained a refusal. While the Rescue operated on the Interstate, Engine 39 & Rescue 13 (Claymont) cleared to make the response to a second emergency for a building fire investigation in town which turned out to be a heater back fire. Engine 39 & Rescue 13 (Claymont) then responded back to the Interstate SB for a second motor vehicle accident in the area of Chichester Ave. Crews arrived to find one vehicle into a guard rail with one minor injury. This was found to be in Upper Chichester, but was handled by Engine 39 & Rescue 13 per 40 (Boothwyn) Command.Both the Engine & Rescue made the response to all 7 runs with at least 12 members on each call. Photo's will be posted soon.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The Fame Fire Company in West Chester hosted the 2013 Fireman's Convention & Parade as they celebrate their 175th Anniversary. The membership spent countless hours over the last few weeks cleaning the Engine & Rescue for the parade in which 14 members participated in. At the awards ceremony, all of our hard work paid off when it was announced that we won 2nd place for the best appearing and most functional engine in the state of Pennsylvania! Thank you to everyone who helped get the trucks ready for the parade, it couldn't have been done without every one of you. Congratulations to the Fame Fire Company in West Chester as they celebrate their 175th Anniversary! A special thanks to the Good Will Fire Company of New Castle Delaware who handled two emergencies in town while we attended the parade. http://www.gwfc18.com/fullstory.php?195392Photo's courtesy of Fire Ground Photography, Irisheyez Photography & Jeff Hill
Some of the members who participated
with our 2nd place trophy
Some of our crew watching the parade
while we waited our turn to start
Friday, September 20, 2013 11:32
Rescue 39 with 7 responded to Chester City on the 3rd alarm at the PQ Corporation located at 1201 W Front Street. Chester City units were battling a fire in the industrial facility involving molten glass that was 1200+ degrees. The crew was put in service to relieve 1st in crews and worked to cool the molten glass. The fire went 3 alarms before being brought under control.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 18:30
Under the command of Lieutenant Alloway, the rescue made it's way to Murphy Ford where the crew of 8 looked over a hybrid vehicle and had the opportunity to ask the staff any questions they may have had about how to safely handle one of these vehicles in an emergency situation. Thank you to Lieutenant Alloway for setting everything up and Murphy Ford for having us!
Monday, September 16, 2013 18:00
The rescue re-located to Claymont Fire Company this evening while they went to the training center. The rescue covered for about four hours and received no calls during this time.
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