Nov
23
2014

KPVFC Awarded the 2014 Rescue Service of the Year

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On Saturday, November 22nd, several members traveled to Camp Hill, PA, to accept the Pennsylvania Department of Health 2014 Rescue Services of the Year Award.  Every year, the award is given to honor and recognize a Pennsylvania Rescue Service who demonstrates a commitment to the development and growth of a rescue company, and for providing
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Nov
23
2014

Weekly Drill Focuses on Engine Ops

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This past Wednesday evening, the company continued to drill on Engine Company operations and hoseline advancement techniques.  The focus this week was on advancing an uncharged line up the back stairwell in the firehouse, simulating a garden style apartment type fire.  During the deployment, members were able to compare deploying our standard flat load with
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Nov
14
2014

Save the Date…Santa is Coming!

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Save the Date to enjoy another wonderful breakfast with our special guest, Santa Claus!  He will be making his annual stop on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 8am – NOON. Adult prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12.  All children 4 and under are FREE.  The menu includes Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs,
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Oct
26
2014

Game Day Assist to Norristown

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During the evening hours of Sunday October 26, while several members were at the Allendale Road Station watching the Eagles game, units from the Norristown Fire Department (Station 27) were dispatched to a dwelling fire in the 200 block of E. Oak Street.  Shortly thereafter, Station 47 was dispatched to stand-by at the Hancock Fire
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Oct
25
2014

Training Room Dedicated to Former Chief Ken Steinmetz

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On Saturday Evening, October 25, 2014, the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company assembled to honor a man, whom many have said, is the Fire Chief that took the KPVFC from a small countryside fire company to a well-staffed, trained and equipped suburban fire and rescue unit.  Chief Kenneth Steinmetz served as our 6th Fire
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Oct
25
2014

2014 Annual Awards Dinner Another Big Hit!!!

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On Saturday Evening, October 25th the Volunteers of the King of Prussia Fire Company gathered to celebrate their 64years of service to Upper Merion Township. The eventful evening started with a socializing hour in the Allendale road station’s banquet hall.  Those gathered adjourned to the second floor of the station to witness the dedication of
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Oct
19
2014

Working Garage Fire in Brandywine Village

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On Sunday, October 19th the volunteers from KPVFC were dispatched to a reported garage fire in the 500 Block of Williams Road in Brandywine Village.  Shortly after dispatch, Montgomery County Communications reported multiple calls with some callers reporting explosions. Squad 47 (O’Donnell) and Engine 47-1 (Camarda) both responded first with 6.  While units were enroute,
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Oct
16
2014

Congrats Chief Gallagher!!!

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At the Thursday, October 16, 2014 Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors meeting, King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company Chief, Jim Gallagher received the 2014 Upper Merion Township Firefighter of the Year Award, after being chosen for the award at the March Firefighters Relief Association meeting. Chief Gallagher has been a volunteer firefighter for 38
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Sep
28
2014

Rescue Service of the Year Award

On September 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council announced that the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company is being awarded the 2014 Rescue Service of the Year Award.  The award’s purpose is, “to honor a rescue service for their contribution to the development and growth of the provision of quality rescue services within
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Sep
12
2014

Congratulations Firefighter Robbie Griffith Jr.!

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On Wednesday, September 10th, Firefighter Robbie Griffith Jr. successfully completed and graduated from the Anne Arundel County Maryland Fire Academy, following his dream of becoming a career firefighter.  Robbie was hired by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in April, after graduating from Shippensburg University, and quickly started at the fire academy in April.  After
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