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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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
13
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
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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