Monday, June 13, 2016
At 649pm the S.M. Vauclain Fire Company was dispatched to the 1200 block of Haverford Rd in the Crum Lynne section of Ridley Township for a Building Fire. Responding units arrived to find a gas fed fire on the exterior of an occupied apartment building. Crews insured all occupants were out and stopped the fire from intending into the interior of the apartments. PECO was notified. Crews were in service for about one hour. The following mutual aid companies responded; Leedom FC, Tinicum Twp. FC, Eddystone FC, Folsom FC, Prospect Park FC, Holmes FC and Ridley EMS. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross assisted in relocated 2 residents.
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Friday, May 13, 2016
On Wednesday members of the Fire Company participated in a Mock Crash at Ridley High School, simulating a fatal accident as a result of distracted/DUI Driving. The scene was sponsored by State Farm Insurance and Main Line Health. The audience for the Mock Crash was Ridley High School Seniors.
Crews from Rescue 62 and Rescue 43 (Holmes FC) preformed the rescue operations, while Ambulance's 62 and 43 handled the patient care portion of the mock crash. Tac 18 (Folsom) set up a landing zone to land a Helicopter from JeffSTAT. Ridley Township Police and the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office also played a huge part in the Mock Accident. Thank you to all who planned and made the scene a success.
The S.M. Vauclain Fire Company wants to wish everyone especially the Ridley High School Seniors who attended this Mock Car Crash a safe Prom night.
Friday, April 1, 2016
FOR SALE: 2000 HD Spartan /Rescue1 tandem axle walk-in rescue.
The truck has seating for 8 firefighters in the cab 7 pack seat. The truck is equipped with a 430HP Detroit, a 35kw PTO generator. The rescue also has a 12,000-pound front-end winch, deep compartments all around and a 9000-watt Wilburt light tower. There is a command center for multiple mobile radios also equipped with a workstation, camera tower and a telescoping camera tower. There are 5 on board connections for Holmatro hydraulic tools. 19850 miles. Asking $180,000.
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Monday, March 14, 2016
This morning wrapped up the final part of a 4 part familiarization training with the Boeing Fire Company. On three consecutive Tuesday nights Rescue 62 went to Boeing to meet with each individual platoons to show them our Rescue and its capabilities, On the first night, the C platoon welcomed our whole membership for a tour of their station and apparatus. Today, Vauclain Firefighters along with Tinicum Township Fire Company went to Boeing for a tour of the plant. This tour took about 3 hours to just cover some of the high hazards area of the facility. We finished up with come lunch cooked by Chef Garvin. Thank you to all those who came out or were involved in the planning.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Our blizzard standby crew started the morning off with a car fire. Crews arrived at Morris Cir. and Haverford Rd. to find a vehicle's engine compartment involved.
During the Blizzard we had a crew in the station for over 40 hours. This dedicated group took time out away from their families to insure we had adequate staffing in our station during the storm. We thank them for their time.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
PLEASE CLEAN HYDRANTS NEAR YOUR HOME TO HELP YOUR LOCAL FIRE COMPANY.
Monday, January 18, 2016
The Officers and Members of the Vauclain Fire Company would like to congratulate FF/EMT Kenny Hawkins on accepting a job as contract Firefighter/Dispatcher for the Navy.
We wish Kenny the best of luck during his year deployment.
Monday, January 11, 2016
President- Rich Guerra
Vice President- Bill Henderson
Treasurer- Ron Fizzano
Secretary- Jake Chmielowski
Trustee- Laura Curran
Trustee- Shawn Evans
Chief- John Byrne
Chief John Byrne
Deputy Chief Rich Guerra
Asst. Chief Dave Bennett
Saturday, January 2, 2016
On Saturday, January 2, 2016, our first fire call for 2016 was dispatched at 930PM.
Ridley Township Police called in a house fire on the 1300 block of Holland Street. Engine 62 with a staffing of 5 arrived first to find a two story twin with fire showing from the second floor. The crew from Engine 62 put a line in service. The crew made a quick knock on a fire on the second floor. Engine 12's crew completed searches of the fire building. Engine 70's crew stretched a backup line to the fire building, another crew from 70 stretched to the exposure. Ladder 48 opened up the roof. RIT companies 08, and 43 were also on scene. The fire was placed under control shortly after 10pm. Crew remained on scene for about 2 hours as an investigation was complete. Two Civilians were transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.
crew after first due fire
Friday, January 1, 2016
The S.M Vauclain Fire Company would like to thank all the Officers and Members from 2015 for all your hard work and wish the new 2016 Officers Best of Luck this year. The Department responded to 190 Fire Calls in 2015.
The top ten responders for 2015 were as followed:
1. Shawn Evans - 126 calls / 65%
2. Jacob Chmielowski - 96 calls / 50%
3. Richard Guerra - 89 calls / 46%
4. William Henderson - 83 calls / 43%
5. John Byrne - 69 calls / 36%
6. David Zeigler - 32 calls / 36%**
7. Eric Groy - 49 calls / 25%
8. Sam Driban - 48 calls / 25%
9. Kenny Hawkins - 38 calls / 20%
10. David Bennett - 33 calls / 17%
Thank you to all of our top ten responders in 2015, we look forward to another successful and safe year.
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