May
21
2015

Congratulations Firefighter Lamnin!

KPVFC members in attendance at the graduation ceremony from Left to Right: Deputy Chief Dave Camarda, Lieutenant Alex Clark, Firefighter Phil Lamnin, Chief Jim Gallagher, and Lieutenant Rob Griffith Jr.
The Officers and members would like to congratulate Phil Lamnin for successfully completing the National Firefighter 1 program at the Montgomery County Fire Academy.  Over the course of the last year, Firefighter Lamnin, along with his fellow classmates throughout the County, had spent many hours and weekends preparing to join their respective Companies as a
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May
20
2015

Water Fountain Causes Fire Response to the Township Building

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Around 0700 hrs on Wednesday May 20th, 47 units, along with Quint 31 (Bridgeport Fire Co. #1) responded to the Upper Merion Township Building for a building fire.  As crews were arriving on location, members of the Upper Merion Police Department reported an electrical odor in the radio dispatch room and adjoining hallway.  After a
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May
9
2015

Probie Heads West!

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The members of KPVFC would like to congratulate Samuel Rapine on his appointment to the US Forest Service as a Wild land firefighter. Sam is one of our new members who joined this past year and has been aggressively pursuing his training for firefighter 1 along with his requirements as a wild land firefighter. Sam
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May
9
2015

KPVFC Marches for Goodwill’s 100th!

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On the pleasant morning of May 9th, King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company had the honor of walking in the parade to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Bridgeport’s Goodwill Fire Company, Montgomery County #32. Alongside over forty other companies from the surrounding area, the trucks and engines rolled on the parade route
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Apr
28
2015

Members Receive Township Unit Citation!

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This past Thursday, April 23rd, several members from King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company and Lafayette Ambulance Squad were recognized by the Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors for their actions that resulted in saving the life of a motorist traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the morning of February 17th. Those members include the
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Apr
26
2015

KPVFC Does it Again

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On Sunday, April 26, at 1140 hours the volunteers of King of Prussia were alerted for an auto fire in the parking lot of the Valley Forge Suites. Engine 47-1 (Lt. Griffith Jr.) affectionately known as the War Wagon by the members of the Allendale Road station, made the response and extinguished the fire. Engine 47-2 (FF Gray) also made
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Apr
22
2015

Car Fire Haults Rush Hour on Route 422

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During the start of the evening rush hour on Wednesday, April 22nd, Station 47 was dispatched for a reported vehicle fire on the eastbound side of Route 422 between the PA turnpike overpass and the Route 202 and I76 off ramps.  Engine 47-1 (Lt. Clark) made the response along with Squad 47 (Asst. Chief Molchany).  Both
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Apr
20
2015

Another Busy week for the KPVFC bringing 17 more runs!

Field 47 in service
After an absolutely demanding first week of April, the volunteers were afforded a few days of slower calls for service.  However, starting bright and early on Monday April 13th the break was over and the barrage of calls started coming again.  Monday we were met with 3 calls all within 2 hours that had us
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Apr
8
2015

Pinned Motorcycle Operator on Jasper Road

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On Monday, April 6, 2015, at 2317 hours, the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company (Station 47) was dispatched with Lafayette Ambulance Squad (Station 317) to their second vehicle rescue of the night.  Notes indicated there was a motorcycle operator trapped under another parked vehicle.  Squad 47 (Elder) arrived in under four minutes from initial
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Apr
7
2015

A Very Busy Seven Days for the KPVFC brings 32 runs!

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While many were preparing to celebrate the upcoming religious holidays, the volunteers from the KPVFC were kept extremely busy. It all started with simultaneous calls coming in at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 1st, and steadily continued through to Tuesday morning, April 7th.  The  calls ranged from fire alarms, vehicles fires, accidents, helicopter landing assignments, dwelling
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