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.
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
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
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 who were nominated and voted on unopposed for the 2016-2018 term were:
Next years company meeting dates will be:
All Meetings start promptly at 8pm
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.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The Milmont Fire Company is now a proud member of The Delaware County Fire and EMS Chiefs Association.
As always, the fire company is always in need of new members.
Anyone interested can contact us through this web site, http://makemeafirefighter.org/
or stopping by the firehouse any Tuesday after 7pm and speak to any of the fireman about becoming a volunteer firefighter, Ladies Auxiliary, office support staff, or junior member.
On December 20th company was dispatched for a building fire response in our first due local on Eisenhower Ave.
Engine 49-2 with a crew of 5 made the response as well as the tower and 49-9( Chief Burk) and 49-9a(Volpone). Assisting companies included were 67,43,18 and RIT08. Units arrived to find smoke pushing from the building and quickly got to work. The fire was contained to the dryer area in the basement with some minor extensions to the surrounding walls and was handled with a few extinguishers.
An excess build up of lint inside the dryer and around the heating element can cause a fire. It is recommended that the dryer panels be removed and the inside be cleaned out. This goes beyond just cleaning the lint trap after each load. An appliance repair/service company can help you out with this.
Please join us this Tuesday night (12/8/2015) for Ridley Townships annual tree lighting on the Municipal building. Santa will be paraded down MacDade Boulevard on Tower 49 and reach the township building at Morton and MacDade, Folsom. After the tree lighting on the front lawn, Santa will be in Garling Hall for kids to sit on Santa's lap and give their Christmas list directly to him. "Elves" will be on hand to give out candy canes. As usual, pictures maybe taken by those bring the children to see Santa. Entertainment, soft pretzels,hot chocolate and visitswith Santa for all who attend. Santa is scheduled to arrive between 6:45 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.Toys for Tots will be collected also by The United States Marines
Sunday, October 4, 2015
The fire company held its annual open house fire prevention day on October 4th. It was a little chilly out , but sunny enough for everyone to have a fun time. This year the company , with the assistance of the Holmes Fire Co.(43) and Vauclain Fire Co. (62) rescue squads, demonstrated how vehicle rescues operations are preformed. Prospect Park Fire Co. (08) also was on hand to held with fire suppression back up. Other events included Collingdale Fire Co. (06) smoke house trailer and other fire companies displayed their apparatus for the community to see. Inside the hall, the members provided music by member and DJ Lisa Parks ,free smoke detectors for residents, as well as food and other giveaways for the kids. The Milmont Fire Company would like to thank all those who attended to make yet another fire prevention a success. Any Milmont Park resident who needs a smoke detector or help in the installation of one, can call the fire house at 610-532-3232 and leave a message or stop by any Tuesday night after 7pm.
Friday, September 25, 2015
The fire company received good news this week. The U.S. Department of Justice made final determination that Chief Engineer Charles P. Hornberger, will be listed as a Public Safety Officer Line of Duty Death and his family will be entitled to the benefits as such. Charlie responded to a fire call on June 30, 2010 and was not feeling well. He returned home and was preparing for work at the 911 center, when he collapsed and was transported to the hospital. As a result, of the incident and medical emergency, Charlie passed in Hospice on July 7, 2010.
Last night, after the board meeting, the entire Board of Directors, paraded over on the apparatus, to Charlie's daughter's (Mary Anne (Tom)) house, and presented her with the letter of determination.
She was not only surprised but grateful to the fire company for all its support to Charlie and his family.
Mary Anne and Ex-Chief Burke Sr.
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