This week drill companies from Milmont (Tower, Engine, Ambulance), Folsom (18), and Prospect Park (08) drilled at the Montgomery County Fire Academy. Members from all the companies drilled on R.I.T., fire suppression, hose advancement, search and rescue, as well as other firefighting techniques. The drill lasted about 3 hours.
Pictures by Amy Jackson
Ambulance 49-7 covered the annual Ridley Township Police Association Safety Picnic on May 11th. Several minor injuries were attended to , but no one required to go to the hospital.
The picnic is held every year where Ridley Township elementary school kids participate in fun and games. EMS Captain Amy Jackson and EMS Lt. Nancy Sullivan stood by for any emergencies. Milmont Fire Company EMS had been volunteering their time for years to ensure the safety of those who participate.
This year along with all the fun, there was also a K9 demonstration from K9 Officer from Ridley Park Police with his dog Jager, Boeing Fire Company TAC unit, DJ John Saddic provided music, and once again the Philly Phanatic.
Special thanks goes out to all the officers of Ridley Township, Eddystone Police, Ridley Township Highway Department, and especially retiring after 30 years of service to Ridley Township, Mark Vonderstuck for making every picnic a success.
Pa. State Mounted Troopers
May 6th Tower 49 and crew consisting of Captain Richard Sullivan, EMS Capt. Amy Jackson, and firefighters Sam Driben and Ryan Curley, attended the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation induction ceremony. The flag was hung high up in the air by Tower 49 and the help of Tower 44 (Springfield Fire Co.) Milmont Fire Company Deputy Chief and Bethel Police Officer Jay Volpone is on the DCLEMF committee and was on hand to help set up. Thankfully there were no LODD deaths last year, but Police Officer Ray Castaldi (Marple Police), who was not only a founding member but active in the annual inductions, had passed away this year. The foundation dedicated a plaque and planted a tree to honor his dedication. Ofc. Castaldi's family was at the ceremony for the dedication. Police officers from around the county and surrounding areas, were also participating. This year's dedication also included Mounted Troopers from Lancaster County, K9 officer, and bag pipers.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Today May 14, 2015 the Milmont Fire Co. hosted Grace Park Elementary"s Kindergarten classes for the second year. They are learning what Good Citizens do and came to the firehouse to meet the men and women that volunteer to serve the community. We had an AM and a PM tour. The boys and girls met Captain Richard Sullivan, Lisa Parks, Lexi Sullivan and Betsy Sullivan. Captain Sullivan showed the boys and girls the fire trucks and the Ambulance. The boys and girls had a chance to wear a fire Helmet, hold tools that the firemen use and even get into the trucks and ambulance to see what they were like. Milmont Fire Company was honored to have the Kindergarten class come to our firehouse. They all had many questions and Captain Sullivan was glad to answer each one of them. We would like to thank the teachers for bringing the kids today Dan Arrison and paraprofessional Kathy Austin, Katie In Kopay and Kendall Howanski.
On Saturday May 2nd, the 49ers along many other participants, got together for the birthday of 12 year old Josh Kramer an autistic boy from Delaware County. Josh's birthday was actually on April 3rd, but nobody from his school showed up for that invite.
Justice Animal Rescue heard about what happened to Josh and decided to hold a party for him at Ridley State Creek Park posting the event on facebook. The tally of those who wanted to participate snow balled. Fire trucks, police motorcycles, custom jeep club as well as many other people, met at Granite Run Mall parking lot for the parade down Route 352 to the park. Milmont Fire Company members Jay Leaver and Lisa Parks (Parks Entertainment) donated their time and DJ skills to the event.
Channel 6ABC news covered the event as seen on the link below.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
On Saturday April 18th, the Milmont Fire Company honored their members at the annual awards banquet held in the Milmont Hall. The evening kicked off with the blessing from Kyle Adamczyk of Our Lady of Peace Church. A buffet style dinner was enjoyed by all those in attendance including State Representative Joseph Hackett. Representative Hackett ,later in the evening, help give out the awards and presented the winners a certificate of appreciation signed by him.
Retired Commissioner from Ridley Townships 3rd ward, Sheri Zuppo, was given a special appreciation plaque for Outstanding Community Service. Mrs. Zuppo gave 40 years of service to the township and continued to give her support to the Milmont Fire Company throughout.
The following awards were given out to give thanks for all the hard work throughout the 2014 year:
TOP 10 FIREFIGHTERS
1. Richard Sullivan Jr
2. Richard Sullivan III
3. Ryan Curley
4. Dylan Latorco
5. Robert Baxter
6. Mark Rice
7. TJ Burke Jr.
8. Terry Burke Sr. and Jay Volpone Sr
9. Sam Driben and Steve Annas
10. Joe Maginnis
Fire Rookie of the Year: Andy Kalesnik
Firefighter of the Year: Richard Sullivan Jr. and Richard Sullivan III
TOP 5 EMS
1. Mark Rice
2. Kyle McCans
3. Nancy Sullivan and Amy Jackson
5. Sam Driben
Business Appreciation Award: Mike Harvey (State Farm) and Applebee's of Folsom
Chief's Award: TJ Burke Jr. , Jay Volpone, and Betsy Sullivan
President's Award: Mark Rice
Engineer's Award: Steve Annas
Appreciation Award: David Grieff
Lifetime Achievement: Amy Jackson
Charlie Hornberger Award: Terry Burke Sr and Betsy Sullivan
After all the awards were given out, the evening continued with dancing with DJ Steve Skalish. A great time was had by all.
The members, officers, and banquet committee would like to thank our cover company Station 68 Marcus Hook and all those who attended.
Board of Directors
Monday, April 6, 2015
THE MILMONT FIRE COMPANY AWARDS BANQUET
APRIL 18, 2015
DOORS OPEN 5:45 P.M.
HOR D'OEUVERS @ 6 P.M.
DINNER 7 P.M.
COME OUT AND ENJOY A NIGHT OF DINNER AND DANCING, GOOD FOOD AND DRINK. CATERING BY ITALIAN BROTHERS.
FOR TICKETS CALL BETSY 6106337963 $20 PER PERSON INCLUDES BUFFET, OPEN BAR.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Last night the members and Ladies Auxiliary of the Milmont Fire Company, held another fun night at Coach Bag Bingo. Everyone had a great time as Coach purses, clutches, and other prizes were won. The 50/50 drawing was one of the biggest payouts yet! All the members who volunteered their time for the benefit for the fire company, would like to thank all those who attended for their support. All proceeds went to the Milmont Fire Company for various and much needed projects.
Friday, March 6, 2015
On March 6th , 2015, members of both Milmont Fire Company and Folsom Fire Company presented a check for $4000.00 to The Nathan Speare Burn Center at Crozer Hospital, exceeding last years donation. The money was raised last September 20th when the two companies got together hosting The 2nd annual Battle On The Boulevard softball tournament.
Deputy Chief Jay Volpone from Milmont Fire Company presented the check to Crozer Hospital representatives and channel 6ABC news presenting it for the 5 o'clock news.
Check back here for information on the 3rd annual Battle Tournament coming sometime in the fall.
This past week, the 49ers had the opportunity to get some hands on training through the help of Harper Properties. Along with company 49, Companies 08 (Prospect Park), 18 (Folsom), and 43 (Holmes), all drilled on ventilation, forcible entry, and other firefighting skills over the course of several days.
Thanks goes out to all those who came out to brave the cold and train.
Further pictures (Provided by Amy Jackson and Andy Kalesnik) can be found in our gallery.
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