Lansdowne Station 19

Volunteers Wanted

 The Lansdowne Fire Company is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter under the following membership categories; Junior, Active and Associate. Junior membership is open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 18 who wish to learn firefighting skills in a controlled environment. Junior Firefighters also help out in a limited capacity on the fire grounds. Active membership is open to anyone 18 years and older who wish to become firefighters or assist the Fire Company in other capacities. All training to become a firefighter will be provided to the individual at no cost. Associate membership is open to anyone 18 years or older who already possess Firefighter I training and wish to become part of the Lansdowne Team. We will also be implementing a Live-In program in the near future. Benefits of becoming a member include:

-          Proactive Department in an Urban location running more than 600 Fire calls a year

-          Station work uniform and Dress uniform provided after probation period.

-          All formal training at local Fire Academies provided free of charge

-          Weekly in house training

-          Modern equipment and facilities

-          In house gym facility

-          Open style bunk room

-          Recently renovated kitchen and crew room

-          Free Wi-Fi service in station

-          Life Insurance policy provided through the Fireman’s Relief Association of Lansdowne


If interested in becoming a member please contact us by email at or stop by the Station at anytime. We are located at 26 N. Highland Ave Lansdowne Pa 19050. 



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.



Working Fire in Town

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. 



Working Fire At The High School

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.



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