Lansdowne Station 19

Company Picnic

Tuesday, July 8, 2014   Dear Members,

               We are pleased to announce the Lansdowne Fire Company Family Picnic and Awards Ceremony will be held on August 23rd, 2014 between 11am and 5pm at the Brandywine Picnic Park on the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford, PA.  This event will be held in lieu of the annual LFC Banquet in an effort to make this a daylong event that is more family friendly for everyone. We are encouraging all Members to set this date aside and join us for a day to connect with old friends and the opportunity to make some new ones.

 ATTENDEES: All Members, Spouses, their Children under 18, Members Significant Other (Girl/Boyfriend ), Cadets and their Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) and Auxiliary Members are invited to join us at no cost.

 FOOD: The all you can eat buffet will be served between 12pm and 4pm which will include: Juicy BBQ Pork Spare Rib, BBQ Cajun Chicken, Brandywine Pit Beef Au Jus, Whole Roasted Pig, Grilled All-Beef Hot Dogs, Charbroiled Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers, Veggie Burgers, Home-style Potato Salad, Broccoli-Mushroom-Tomato Salad with Herbs & Spices, Cole Slaw, Macaroni and cheese, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Fresh Popped Popcorn, French Fries, Funnel Cake, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream, Dessert, Soft Drinks And Fruit Juices, Unsweetened Iced Tea, Water.

 GAMES / EVENTS: Also included all day (free of charge): Canoes, Paddleboats, Tubing, Rock Climbing Wall, Giant Slide, Miniature Golf, Game Room, Tornado Ride, Mini-Bees Ride, Water Wars, Bounce About, Carnival Games, Trolley Ride, Music, 'Gazing' Zoo, Dunk Tank, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Horseshoes and Kiddie Play Area. We are looking at holding a Softball Game pending interest.

 TRANSPORTATION: Pending interest, we will provide bus service to and from the station.

 ALCOHOL:  This is a BYOB event park and anyone 21 years and over is welcome to bring your favorite beverage. We are also looking into providing keg beer for all who are over 21 as well.

 RSVP:  We need a head count for all by the August meeting (8/5). Please RSVP by email asap to

 ADDITIONAL GUESTS / TICKETS:  You are welcome to bring other family and/or friends to the event at an additional cost - Tickets: Adult $38.50 (48’ and taller); JR Ticket $25.00 (36” to 47” tall) and under 36” tall free.  The more the merrier!


LFC Social Affairs Committee                                                  



Passing of Ladies Auxillary Life Member

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  Leda Edith Johnson 96, of Morton, PA, died March 8, 2014, at St. Francis Country Housein Darby. Born in Italy, Leda had lived in Lansdowne for many years before moving to Upper Darby and most recently to Morton where she lived with her niece and loving caregiver Angie Verdecchio. Leda had been employed at the Barksdale Photo Studio in Lansdowne for 17 years and then for Pierce Phelps (Zenith TV) in Philadelphia, when she retired in 1982. She was named a Life Member of the Lansdowne Fire Company Auxiliary for her untiring work and devotion. Leda was predeceased by her husband John, sister Mary Landolfi and brother Charles Offidani. She is survived by two sons William of Jacksonville, FL and Donald of New Jersey, 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 12th at 10 a.m., St. Philomena Church, Baltimore and Highland Avenues, Lansdowne, PA, where family and friends may visit in the church after 9 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions in Leda's name to the National Kidney Foundation, 111 S. Independence Mall East, Phila., PA 19106, would be greatly appreciated.



Company Meeting Rescheduled

Saturday, November 30, 2013  NOTICE

Fire Company Meeting is rescheduled to Tuesday Night, 12-3-13, due to Past Chief McKelvey's viewing. All members are requested to attend viewing in Class A Uniform.

President Boyce



Funeral Announcement

Friday, November 29, 2013  The Officers and Members of the Lansdowne Fire Company regret to announce the death of Past Chief Charles "Bud" McKelvey. Chief McKelvey was a dedicated member of the Department for 71 years and held the office of Chief, 1st Assistant, 2nd Assistant and served as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors for the Relief Association of Lansdowne Fire Company. Chief McKelvey was also a life member of Darby Fire Patrol #2, Station 21. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Tuesday, 10:30 AM at St. Philomena Church, 41 E. Baltimore Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050 where friends may call from 9:00-10:15 AM at the church. Friends may also call Monday evening from 6:30-9:00 PM at the Logan Funeral Home, 57 S. Eagle Rd., Havertown, PA 19083. Int. Holy Cross Cemetery.



Engine Company Takes Car Fire

Thursday, October 3, 2013  At around 19:00 the company was dispatched to N. Lansdowne Av. and E. Baltimore Av. for a vehicle fire. Engine 19 quickly responded with a crew of 4 to find a sedan with a fire in the passenger compartment. Engine 19's nozzle man made quick work of the fire while the control man and officer opened up. Pipeline 19 also made the response with a crew of 6.



RIT on Multi Alarm Fire in Darby

Tuesday, October 1, 2013  At around 18:00 the company was dispatched as the RIT to Harry's Check Cashing in Darby Borough. Rescue 19 responded with 6 members as the RIT. Upon arrival the crew did a 360 of the building, which was a 2 story store front with a large warehouse attached in the rear. 1st alarm companies were attempting to fight the fire from the interior, but were quickly evacuated by command. The RIT stood by for several hours as companies operated defensively to control the fire.



Working Fire in Warehouse

Wednesday, June 5, 2013   Truck 19 was initially dispatched to Yeadon Borough for a water flow alarm in a warehouse located on Baltimore Pike, but just a minute after the dispatch it was upgraded to a working commercial building fire. Upon arrival and entry Truck 19's inside crew along with Engine 24s crew were met by a lot of smoke. At this time Truck 19's officer along with Truck 19 Irons man went ahead of the engine company in search of the fire while the outside crew got the ladder to the roof and got ready for roof operations. Truck 19's inside crew located the fire in the locker room and then instructed 24 engine company to their destination where it was then extinguished. Crews then began to overhaul and check for extension. Moments later the fire was placed under control and extensive ventilation was performed by Hovercraft 12.



Rescue 19 to Upper Darby 2nd Alarm

Tuesday, June 4, 2013   Early this afternoon, Rescue 19 was dispatched for the Cover Assignment relocating at Station 26 due to a 2nd Alarm fire in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby. After the initial dispatch, Rescue 19 was requested to the scene of the fire for Rapid Intervention. The crew of 5 quickly arrived, set up as Rit on side alpha, and assisted with throwing ladders, and assisted with clean up. Rescue 19 was on scene for approximately 1 hour.



Truck and Pipeline to 16 Fire

Saturday, June 1, 2013  Early this evening, companies were hit out for a building fire in the Borough of Yeadon. Truck 19 quickly hit the street with 5 personal and arrived just behind Engine 24. Truck 19's officer, can-man, and irons man, all went inside and began searching all divisions, while Truck 19's Outside Vent Man and Driver Operator began venting, throwing ladders, forcing doors, and securing utilities. The fire was upgraded to a 2nd alarm for manpower but was soon later placed under control. Great job by all




Sunday, May 19, 2013   This weekend, 8 members of the LFCO attended a training session in the City of Allentown. The course was called "Make Yourself Hard to Kill" by Leadership Under Fire. Members were awake and training by 7am, participating in many different scenarios and activities which went on all day in acquired structures and burn buildings. The stations consisted of going above the fire without water, disciplined engine company ops, lost and low on air, over reliance of the TIC, functional fitness on the fire ground, and more. All 8 were extremely impressed with the weekend long training, and much knowledge was taken in by extremely informative instructors. Thank you goes out to Nester Video Production for the photos.



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