Fill The Van

Thursday, December 1, 2016   Join Ridley Township Board of Commissioners, Ridley Township Police Department and Collingdale Police Department on Sunday, December 11th for a FILL THE VAN Holiday Toy Drive. The event will be held from 1pm-4pm on the grounds of the Ridley Township Municipal Building in the lower parking lot. We ask that those attending please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the United States Marine Corps Reserve's Toys For Tots program to help families and children less fortunate this holiday season.

   


 

Accident with Entrapment

Sunday, November 27, 2016   Rescue 62 is just clearing an Accident with Entrapment on Chester Pike at Acres Drive in Leedom. Chief 70 had Chester Pike command, one door pop was needed to extricate one patient from a vehicle. Squad 70, Rescue 43 and Medic Ridley 7 were also on scene.

   


 

RIT TRAINING

Monday, October 17, 2016   Tonight for the company level drill the member got together and worked on some self survival techniques as well as some techniques that will assist a RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) if the need for their services arise. A RIT team is a specialty dispatch company who is designated for firefighter rescue. Though we are not a team in this specialty it's important to know skills to help assist with this important objective.

     



 

Daycare Visit

Thursday, October 13, 2016   Chief Byrne, Deputy Chief Guerra, Asst. Chief Bennett and FF Meacham went to visit the children at The Right Track Daycare for Fire Prevention Week. The kids got a close look at our fire truck and some of our equipment. We handed out some fire prevention education materials. A good time was had by all. Thank you to Katie and all the staff for inviting us

     



 

Homecoming Parade and Food Drive

Thursday, October 13, 2016  This coming Saturday October 15th we will be taking part in the Ridley Homecoming Parade. This year the school district is also kicking off their Holiday Food Drive during the Homecoming Parade. The goal of the district is to fill a school bus with non-perishable food items. Students will be walking with shopping carts collecting items along the parade route. The parade route begins at Sutton and Macdade and heads west on Macdade to Morton Ave, then up Morton to the High School. In addition to the day of the Homecoming Parade, all of Ridley schools will be collecting non-perishable food items. Members of the community are welcomed to drop food off at the School District Service Building at 1001 Morton Ave in folsom through the 19th of October.

Good Luck to the School District on reaching its goal

   


 

Alarm in Leedom

Tuesday, October 11, 2016   Engine 62 was dispatched to the 600 block of Clymer Lane for a Smoke Detector activation. Upon the arrival of Engine 62 we found a smoke condition in a private residence. The home owner arrived home just prior to our arrival after being alerted that the alarm was sounding. The working smoke detector in the home undoubtedly saved the homeowners home from significant damage and the 2 dogs who were home. This incident reminds us of the importance of checking our smoke detectors and insure everyone has working smoke detectors.

   


 

Fire Prevention Week

Sunday, October 9, 2016   Today began Fire Prevention week. This year theme is reminding people that their smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years. Check the back of your smoke detector to see the date it was manufactured, replace the smoke detector if it is over 10 years old.

   


 

Benefit for Woodlyn Lt.

Thursday, September 8, 2016  Our friends at Woodlyn Volunteer Fire Company are holding a benefit for one of their own. Come out and have a good time while supporting LT. Gardner.



   


 

Passing of Chief Emeritus

Friday, August 5, 2016  The Officers and Members of the Vauclain Fire Company are sadden to announce the loss of our longest standing member Pete Fizzano. Words cannot explain the greatness in which Pete has done for the Vauclain. Pete positivity impacted every imaginable aspect of the Fire Company and Community through his lifelong commitment to service. He has held numerous positions within the Fire Company including Chief and President. Pete will be truly missed and forever appreciated. Rest easy "Pop". 

     



 

First Due Fire

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. FULL STORY AND PHOTO WILL FOLLOW!

   


 
 
 

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