Jan
1
2015

Happy New Year!!!

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The Officers and Membership of the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company would like to wish each and every one of you a joyful, healthy and happy New Year!
Dec
23
2014

Busy Start to the Holiday Week

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On Monday, December 22nd just before noon KPVFC was dispatched to a car fire at the King Of Prussia Mall. Asst. 47-1 (A. Molchany) arrived on location in parking area 48B and reported a fully involved engine compartment fire. Engine 47-2 arrived and performed fire suppression activities and initial overhaul operations. Squad 47′s crew assisted
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Dec
17
2014

Large Area Search Drill

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On Wednesday, December 17th, 20 members traveled to the former Sports Authority building for a refresher in basic Search and Rescue and to review Large Area Search techniques.  After a briefing on the nights activities, the members split into two groups.  The first reviewed basic search methods and the tools needed, including the thermal imaging
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Dec
14
2014

9/11 Visitor

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On Sunday December 14th a first responder from the September 11th terrorist attacks made a special visit to the 9/11 memorial at station 47A. Frank Guastella was a Port Authority Police Officer and was a part of the initial rescue operations on September 11th and the continuous rescue efforts that followed. Frank retired from the
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Nov
24
2014

Busy Morning to Start the Week for KPVFC

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In the rainy early morning hours of Monday, November 24th, the volunteers were alerted to the first of 3 back to back calls.  The first, was a fire alarm activation in the unit block of Sentry Lane.  While members were turning out to the stations, the call was upgraded to a dwelling fire with the
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Nov
22
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
19
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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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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