Lansdowne Station 19

Early morning work for the Truck Company!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015   Companies were dispatched to a smoke investigation in the area of Wildwood Ave & Pembroke Ave at 05:35:33 on today's date. Crews went on location to find smoke coming from a residence. The building assignment was then dispatched to 63 Lewis in East Lansdowne

     



 

Working Fire Yeadon

Tuesday, August 11, 2015   At 4:50:52 Company 19 was dispatched to a building fire in the area of Chester Ave & Church lane in Yeadon. Crews arrived in the area and found smoke coming from a business. Quick work was made and all went home safe.

     



 

LIVE-IN MEMBER RECRUITMENT

Thursday, June 11, 2015  LIVE IN MEMBERS WANTED

STUDENTS and NON STUDENTS

The LFCo is currently accepting applications for LIVE IN Members. We are a busy pro active Department running 600+ fire calls per year from one station. We are located just two miles from West Philadelphia and minutes from the University of Penn, Drexel University, Temple University and St Josephs University along with numerous Technical and Commuinity Colleges. We are within walking distance to numerous public transportation stations. LIVE IN members would enjoy the following benefits:




-          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


Requirements to apply for the Live-In Program:

 

                        1. Applicants must be 18 years of age and/or a high school graduate.

                        2. Applicants will submit an updated and current associate membership application to be placed on file.

                        3. Applicants will submit a signed contract indicating they will abide by and understand all requirements, rules and guidelines of the Firefighter Live-In Program.

                       4. Applicants will present current certifications confirming they are/have:

                                    a. Completed Essentials of Firefighting, or equivalent,

                                    b. Certified Hazmat Operations trained, or higher,

                                    c. American Heart Association "Healthcare Provider" level. (Adult, Child & Infant CPR & AED)

            5. Applicants will gain additional consideration if they also present curren certifications confirming they are:

                                    a. Pro-Board Certified Firefighter I, or higher.

                                    b. Certified Basic Vehicle Rescue trained, or higher.

                                    c. Pennsylvania Department of Health Certified Paramedic, EMT, or  Emergency First Responder.

                                    d. Certified Rapid Intervention Team Awareness trained.



                                    e. Certified Rapid Intervention Crew Exercise, or higher, trained.




All interested candidates are asked to send an email to recruitment@lansdownefire.com, Attention LIVE IN Committee



   


 

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 recruitment@lansdownefire.com 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

   


 
 
 

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