Jul
26
2015

Mulch Fire Awareness

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Story Credit: Assistant Chief Disanto   Mulch is widely used in the Pennsylvania landscapes for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Many homeowners and businesses apply mulch in the spring to help slow the loss of soil moisture during the hot summer months, discourage weeds, and maintain a tidy appearance. There are now many mulches on the market
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Jul
17
2015

Two More KPVFC Bravest are now Certified Firefighters

L to R, Asst. Chief Joe O'Donnell, Lieut. Alex Clark, Tripper Brown, Andrew Raskiewicz, Lieut. Rob Griffith Jr., Deputy Chief Dave Camarda
From the early days of the bucket brigade to the days of modern firefighting, training has always been the linchpin of a good firefighting brigade. Training has always been critical to the success of the KPVFC since its inception in 1950 and that continues today. With that, we are pleased to announce that two more
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Jul
13
2015

Congratulations Lieutenant Durland!

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On behalf of the members of KPVFC we are pleased to announce that our own Lieutenant Larry Durland has graduated his nursing program and successfully passed his nursing boards, this now certifies him as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Durland started this journey throughout the three years starting at Montgomery County community
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Jun
27
2015

KPVFC/Swedeland Honor A Hero

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  On Saturday June 27, 2015 the members of KPVFC and Swedeland Fire Company stood by to honor a veteran as he formally retired from active service in the United States Military. However, this veteran was a little different from the rest being that he had 4 legs. K9 APO was assigned to the U.S.
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Jun
5
2015

Smoke in Building Causes Evacuation

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On Friday, June 5, Station 47 and neighboring companies were alerted to respond to the unit block of W 8th Avenue for smoke in the building.  Engine 47-1 (Lt. Griffith Jr.) arrived on location with Chief 47 (J. Gallagher), followed closely by Tower 47 (Lt. Durland).  Given the report, the assignment was upgraded to a
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Jun
3
2015

April Showers Bring May RUNS!!!

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This past May the members of KPVFC responded to 101 calls for service ranging from Mulch Fires to Vehicle Rescues.  In addition, the majority of our members also attended various training sessions including weekly drills, fire academy classes, and a national ProBoard vehicle rescue & machinery class.  This level of service would not be possible
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May
26
2015

Congrats Tripper!

Congratulations go out to Firefighter/EMT Paul “Tripp” Brown who was the recipient of a Pre-hospital Clinical Save Commendation.  The award was presented at the 11th Annual Chester County EMS Council Awards Ceremony held this past Thursday, and was presented for life saving care in which he and his crew from Good Fellowship EMS in West Chester provided. Congratulations
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May
26
2015

Register Now for the 4th Annual 9/11 Memorial Run & Walk!!!

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Registration is now open for the 4th annual 9/11 memorial run!  Please help us remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001 by joining other members of the community at this year’s event.  To register, please click the following link: http://brynmawrracing.com/event/kpvfc-911-memorial-run/?instance_id=621 For more information, please open the event flyer below and visit
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May
22
2015

KPVFC Promotes Keystone Firefighter Conference

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Today, Jenn Sherlock visited King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company in preparation for the August 6-8 Keystone Firefighter Conference at the greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.  President Bill Jenaway and Chief Jim Gallagher were interviewed as part of their advertising for the Conference.  KPVFC is honored to host the Keynote session with Chief
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May
20
2015

Unique Hi-Rise Drill at 251 Dekalb

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Tonight, members boarded Engines 47-1 and 47-2 for a unique high-rise drill at the 251 Dekalb apartment complex.  The complex is currently undergoing renovation and offered the fire company a unique training opportunity to drill on hi-rise and stand-pipe operations using a real stand-pipe system. After a brief safety walk-through, members split crews and were
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