Lansdowne Fire Company
26 N. Highland Ave
Lansdowne PA 19050
( 610 ) 623-1309
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Tonight, companies were dispatched to 19 Stewart ave for a Building fire. Police arrived on location and found smoke showing. Engine 19 and Ladder 20 quickly hit the street and arrived on location simultaneously. Engine 19's crew laid in and stretched 1 3/4 hand line. Engine 19 encountered fire rolling down the hallway and out the rear fire escape doorway of the 2nd floor. Crews quickly knocked the fire and from there were chasing fire that had extended into the walls and void spaces. Truck 19 along with companies 03 and 20 performed searches while company 56 stood as RIT. All searches found negative and all fire was extinguished shortly later.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Just as crews were cleaning up at the firehouse from the job in Clifton Heights, a first due assignment was dispatched for an automatic fire alarm at Pennwood High School. Engine and Truck 19 made the response, and were advised as they were enroute that PD was on location with a fire at the front desk in the lobby. Upon arrival, Engine 19 Officer (D/C Worely) requested a working fire assignment as crews encountered thick hot smoke banked down in the lobby. Engine 19 stretched a 1-3/4" hand line and made a push on the fire in the lobby. Truck 19 laddered, searched, and worked to gain access to several rooms and closets for the Engine Company to extinguish fires. Fire was located in several locations in the building. The incident reached 2 alarms, and first due companies remained on location into the morning with fire investigators. The incident is still under investigation.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Very early this morning, the company was dispatched on the assignment for a building fire in Clifton Heights. Pipeline 19 made the response and arrived along with Engine 03-1 and Engine 74-2. Pipeline 19 layed a supply line and stretched an 1-3/4" hand line and made a push on the fire. The crew made good progress knocking a fire that started out front of the twin home and extended into the first and second floors of both the fire and exposure dwellings. Truck 19 arrived and began laddering, ventilating, and conducting searches. Engine 19 also made the response, laying an additional supply line to the rear of the property. The company operated for just over an hour.
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