The mission of the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company is to serve the community and its visitors by protecting lives and property.  In addition to promoting safety, we are committed to providing prompt, skillful and cost effective fire protection and life safety services to our community.

Jan
22
2016

Help us, Help You!

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With winter storm Jonas quickly approaching and threatening significant snowfall, please take the time to adopt a fire hydrant on or near your property.  Be sure to shovel at least 3ft around the hydrant so that we will be able to access it easily if needed.  We will have crews ready to respond quickly to
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Jan
21
2016

Operation Save a Life

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On Thursday, January 21st Channel 6 WPVI hosted its 24th annual Operation Save a Life campaign at the Philadelphia Fire Academy. This is a campaign sponsored by the Home Depot and Kidde Fire Protection to promote fire prevention by handing out free smoke detectors to area fire departments for people who are in need. This
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Jan
17
2016

Afternoon Vehicle Fire

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Right as the NFL Divisional Playoffs were kicking off, Station 47 was alerted to respond to a vehicle fire at the entrance to the King of Prussia Mall near Nordstrom and Seasons 52.  Engine 47-2 (Asst. Chief M. Gallagher) arrived on location to find a two vehicle accident with one vehicle on fire.  Crews began
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Jan
15
2016

Congratulations Firefighter Montero!

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It is with great pride that we would like to congratulate our newest fully certified firefighter, Christian “Bull” Montero!  Chris moved here from New York City in 2013, became a certified mechanic, and went to work at a local auto shop.  He then wasted no time in joining the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company
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Nov
13
2015

Congratulations FF Massaad and FF Rapine

FF Rapine and FF Massad
On behalf of the officers and members of KPFVC we would like to congratulate Firefighter Sam Rapine and Firefighter Michael Massaad for successfully completing their National Firefighter 1 program at the Montgomery County Fire Academy.  This past year both Firefighter’s Massaad and Rapine joined as probationary members almost one year ago and have been actively
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Nov
7
2015

Forcible Entry, KPVFC’s Training Topic of the Week

The crews learned that teamwork counts when forcing doors
On Wednesday evening, November 4th the firefighting brigade embarked on its weekly fire company training.  18 of the bravest were treated to some classroom and then hands on forcible entry training.  Norristown Fire Department Assistant Chief, Richard Lockhart was our instructor for the evening.  Rich did a great job explaining the various entry challenges firefighters
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Nov
5
2015

KPVFC mourns the loss of Mike Santillo Sr.

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On Monday, November 2nd the members said to goodbye to former Chief Engineer and good friend Michael Santillo Sr.  Mike was one of those guys who could fix just about anything.  Firefighter Dave Gallagher said it best about Mike’s abilities.  “No matter what the issue, Mike was like MacGyver and got it working!”  Although Mike’s
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Nov
4
2015

Congratulations Matt & Lauren Gallagher

Matt & Lauren exchange their vows
This past Friday, active firefighter and former Assistant Chief, Matt Gallagher and Miss Lauren Gilroy tied the knot.  The couple shared their nuptials at the elegant Belle Voir Manor in Bensalem, PA.  Their vows were exchanged and the wedding officiated by Matt’s Father, the Honorable Magisterial District Judge, James P. Gallagher.  Yes, that James Gallagher,
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Oct
16
2015

Engine Company Lieutenant becomes newest UMPD Officer

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Thursday evening October 15th, KPVFC Engine Company Lieutenant, Alex Clark, joined the ranks as one of Upper Merion’s finest.  Public safety is not new to Alex’s resume, as he has spent four plus years as an active firefighter and now lieutenant with the men and women of station 47.  Alex also spent his last two
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Oct
2
2015

SEMCTRTF Responds to Driver Trapped Under Tractor Trailer

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Just before 10AM on Friday, October 2nd, volunteers from Station 47 were alerted to respond to a vehicle rescue with a car trapped under a tractor trailer in the unit block of 1st Avenue.  Squad 47 (D/C Camarda) and Rescue 47 (A/C Molchany) arrived on location with Medic 317 (Lafayette Ambulance) and Upper Merion Police
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