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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Sep
11
2014

9/11 – Thirteen Years Later

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Thirteen years ago today, our country experienced one of the worst and most tragic days in its history.  The tragic loss of life experienced in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania and in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area was felt far beyond their borders, directly or indirectly affecting us all.  The KPVFC 9/11 Memorial serves as
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Sep
8
2014

Third Annual King of Prussia 9/11 Memorial 5k

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Sep
8
2014

KPVFC Teams with Zachary G. Wallace Fund

Each year, the King of Prussia Fire Volunteer Fire Company hosts the King of Prussia 9/11 Memorial 5k Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk and 9/11 memorial ceremony. The majority of the funds raised, through sponsors and runner registrations, supports the maintenance, construction, and continued improvement of the King of Prussia 9/11 Memorial.  However,
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Sep
6
2014

KPVFC attends Upper Merion Community Fair

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This past weekend, King of Prussia Volunteers represented the company at the annual Upper Merion Township Community Fair.  During the event, members displayed the equipment on Squad 47 and met many township residents.  The event had a great turnout, with good food, great people, and lots of fun.  We’re looking forward to next year’s event.
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Aug
23
2014

Volunteerism and Fundraising Challenges Receive National Attention

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This past week two articles received national media attention.  The first, entitled “The Disappearing Volunteer Firefighter,” published on August 16, 2014 in the New York Times, by Andrew Brown and Ian Urbina showcases the  significant decline in the number of volunteer firefighters across the country. The second, “Local Fire Companies Say Fundraising a Struggle,” published
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Aug
20
2014

Task Force Vehicle Rescue Drill

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After several weeks of preparation, this week the second wave Southeastern Montgomery County Technical Rescue Taskforce members took the final written test to obtain their NFPA 1006 General Requirements certification as a Technical Rescuer.  Upon completion of this course, the task force will have grown the number of certified technical rescuers by half. While other
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Aug
12
2014

Squad Assist to Norristown

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At around 3AM Tuesday morning, August 12th, Norristown and surrounding companies were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire.  Quint 27 arrived on location to find a row home with heavy fire showing from the first and second floors.  As the first in crews were putting a knock on the fire, Command requested additional resources bringing
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Jul
27
2014

Happy Birthday Goodwill, well almost!

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The Goodwill Fire Company of Bridgeport (station 32) prepares to celebrate its 100 years of service to the Bridgeport and surrounding communities. It was Thursday, July 23, 1914 when a group of men met to review adding additional fire protection to the bustling river town. To kick off a year of celebration, the Goodwill membership
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