Passing of Long Time Member

Wednesday, August 24, 2016  It is with heavy heart the Milmont Fire Company regrets to announce the passing of Honorary Member Authur N. Grenier Jr. early this morning. "Arty", as he was well known to many, was 64 years old and joined the fire company in 1975 (40 + years). He held many positions including but not limited to Safety Officer, President of fire company, and Ambulance Captain. He was active with fire company fundraisers , helping out as much as he could and was very active with the hall, frequently bartending, he always had a story to tell. Arty is survived by his immediate family wife Carol, Son AJ, and daughter Megan. Funeral arrangements are pending.

     



 

Little League Champion Parade

 Sunday August 14th the crew of Tower 49 helped out with Ridley 9,10 Little League Baseball Championship in their parade. Members Mark Rice (D), Andy Kalesnik, Anne Palumbo, and Amy Jackson (OFC) along with other township fire companies, drove in parade that started at the Ridley Township Library Building, down Morton Avenue, eventually stopping at their field in Darby Road. Players rode in a military utility truck to the field. 

     



 

Run2Respond Cross Country Relay Baton Handoff

Saturday, August 6, 2016  At around 22:30 hrs Milmont Fire Company was honored to be one of the Firefighter 5 Foundation baton hand off points on Saturday August 6th. Founded in 2013, the purpose of The Run2Respond Relay is to help promote first responder fitness and reduce PTSD symptoms. Companies from Prospect Park (08), Folcroft (01), and Woodlyn (67) greeted the runner and passed off to Steve Bender for the continued journey. After the baton hand off at station 49 the baton made its way to Reliance Hook and Ladder Company 61 in Upper Chichester. And then eventually to it final destination in Santa Monica Ca. The officers and members would like to thank the mutual aid companies that came out on Saturday night to help show support. WEB SITE: www.firefighter5.com WEB SITE: www.codegreencampaign.org

     



 

End of an Era

Thursday, July 7, 2016  Congratulations goes out to New Kensington Fire Department Ambulance Service from Western Pennsylvania on purchasing Ambulance 49 (49-7) today. Although sad that the Milmont Fire Company is officially out of the ambulance business, we are happy to see it provide continued EMS service at another fire company.

     



 

Passing of Life Member

The Milmont Fire Company regrets to announce the passing of Life Member James "Jimmy" McMillion. Jimmy succumbed to CML (a blood infection) which he had been battling since 2013. He was 44 years old and survived by his wife Karen S. Hancock and was actively raising Lilly and Paul Horne. His two stepdaughters Karen S. Horne, Kati & Chris Brunell, Grandson Kevin Brunell and nephews. His parents Raymond (predeceased) and Shirley (Daltry) McMillion. Siblings: Lynn Corola, Shirley Ann (predeceased as a child), Raymond McMillion. - Jimmy was a graduate of Ridley High School. A memorial service to celebrate Jimmy life for friends and family will be on Saturday June 25th at 11am at Folsom Church of Christ.

     



 

Working Building Fire Ridley Park

Friday, February 5, 2016 18:50 Tower 49 was requested for man power at the working building fire in Ridley Park on the 100 Block McCormick Ave. Tower 49 responded with a crew of 5. Upon arrival the crew reported to the man power pool at the front of Ladder48 and were quickly sent to work on the second and third floor of the attached twin. The crew worked very close with firefighters from Station8(Prospect Park FC) opening up ceilings on the second and third floors for further fire suppression and ventilation. In total, Company 49 had a total of 11 members respond to the call and was in service for a little over an hour. The cause of the fire was still unknown.

     



 

Deputy Chief Volpone Shares Burn Story for Crozer Hospital

Recently, Milmont Fire Company's Deputy Chief Jay Volpone volunteered his burn experience with the Crozer Hospital Burn Center (Chester, Pa.) for an advertisement spot. Follow the link to see the video ad and stay tuned for information to the 4th annual Battle of the Battle softball tournament. The annual tournament (Co-founded by both the Milmont Fire Company and Folsom Fire Company) is held late in the year to generate funds for the burn foundation. 

 https://www.facebook.com/crozerkeystonehealthsystem/videos/vb.58448151635/10152122159071636/?type=2&theater







   


 

DCFA Free Training Conference

Wednesday, December 30, 2015  EDUCATION MADE SIMPLE 2016 You're invited to join Delaware County Firemen’s Association for this 1-day conference for emergency service professionals. 8:00am to 5:00pm Saturday February 27, 2016 at Neumann University Doors open at 7:15am. Please plan to arrive by 7:45am To Register :https://www.delcoestc.org/index.php/courses/course-registration?cid=1 Conference Sessions LODD by NFFF CSI on the Fire Grounds Building Construction, Fire Dynamics Workers Compensation & Cancer Presumption Reputation Management Journalism & Social Media 20 venders will also be on site.

   


 

Trustees Voted in Two Year Terms

Trustees who were nominated and voted on unopposed for the 2016-2018 term were: Nancy Sullivan Kevin Margavitch Steve Annas Ryan Curley Next years company meeting dates will be: January 26th February 23rd March 29th April 26th May 31st June 28th July 26th August 30th September 27th October 25th November 29th December 27th All Meetings start promptly at 8pm

   


 

Christmas Day Fire Thankfully Uneventful

At about 845 Christmas morning, the company got dispatched to the 500 block of Manor Circle for the automatic fire alarm. Engine 49-2 and a crew of 3 marked up and made the response. Once on location, the Engine Officer was greeted at the front door by the home owner who advised there was no fire, and that they had just burnt breakfast. The company was available with in 15 minutes of the original dispatch.

   


 
 
 

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