Welcome to Alert

The mission of the Alert Fire Company Number One of Downingtown, PA shall be the preservation of life and property from the destruction of fire and other emergencies in the Borough of Downingtown, PA and vicinity.

~ Serving Downingtown and East Caln Since 1887 ~

 

Feb
10
2016

THIRD ANNUAL ALERT GOLF OUTING ANNOUNCED

The Alert Fire Co. No. 1 will be hosting the Third Annual Alert Fire Co. No. 1 Golf Outing, on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Ron Jaworski’s Downingtown Country Club. There are several different opportunities for you or your business to join with us for this special event.  We are asking you to help us this year, by partnering with us and either being a sponsor or registering to play in the golf outing.

In the Information Packet, you will find several different Sponsor Levels to choose from. As one of our sponsors, you will have your name or business prominently displayed on our golf outing website ( www.alertgolfouting.org ), our Facebook page and signage during the golf outing. In addition to the Sponsor Levels, we will gladly accept items that can be given away to our golfers as door prizes and raffles at the awards dinner and at registration. You can also register to golf in the outing on our golf outing website ( www.alertgolfouting.org ).

Thank you for considering to golf in the outing, become a sponsors or a prize donation. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.  We hope to see you on May 2, 2016.  Registration deadline is April 25, 2016.

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http://www.alertgolfouting.org/

Jan
21
2016

PLEASE CLEAR YOUR FIRE HYDRANT OF SNOW

With the coming of the first major snow storm of the season, the Downingtown Fire Dept. would like remind those residents and business owners with fire hydrants in your neighborhood, to please shovel the snow, at least three feet in all directions from around the fire hydrant.  And, to shovel an additional three feet wide path out to the street, as well.

By taking a few minutes to shovel-up our fire hydrants will help us provide you with prompt an efficient service, if that water source is needed.  If our volunteer firefighters need take the time to shovel the snow from around the fire hydrant, during an emergency, that will take them away from their duties at the emergency scene.  We ask that you please help us, help you!

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Jan
10
2016

UNDERGROUND FIRE ON E. LANCASTER AVE.

At 4:48 AM, the Downingtown Fire Dept. was dispatched to a report of a carbon monoxide detector activation in the 100 block of East Lancaster Ave.  The first arriving units evacuated the the residents from the apartment building that had the elevated carbon monoxide readings.  Upon further investigated, the crews found a situation with underground electrical wires that were on fire and producing carbon monoxide that was entering several of the buildings and created a larger scale incident that blocked traffic during the morning hours in the 100 block of East Lancaster Ave.

Downingtown EMS evaluated the residents impacted by the fumes as a precaution and the situation was turned over to PECO Energy crews to complete repairs after all businesses and residences in the block were ventilated and checked with metering devices to ensure safety of the occupants.  The DFD was assisted by Engines 47 and 47-5 (Lionville Fire Co.) at the scene.  And, Engine 49-5 (East Brandywine Fire Co.) stood-by at Station 45 to cover our local during this extended incident. All DFD units cleared the scene at 11:00 AM.

Photos are courtesy of the Minquas Fire Co. No. 2.

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Jan
4
2016

RESCUE IN EAST BRADFORD TWP.

Just after 9:30 PM, Rescue 45 and Squad 45, with Engine 46-2 (Minquas Fire Co. No. 2) were dispatched as the second due rescue and engine companies to assist Station 39 (West Bradford Fire Co.) and Ambulance/Medic 46 (Minquas Fire Co. No. 2 EMS) for a serious auto accident on the 1100 block of Skelp Level Rd, in East Bradford Twp.

The rescue crew assisted with stabilization using Struts, Come-A-Longs and Cribbing, in addition to patient extrication using several components of our Hurst Jaws Of Life rescue system tools.

Photos are courtesy of the West Bradford Fire Co.

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Jan
1
2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR

The Alert No. 1 officers and members would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy New Year!

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Dec
29
2015

2016 CORPORATE AND ACTIVE FORCE OFFICERS ANNOUNCED

The Alert Fire Co. No. 1 would like to announce and congratulate the following Corporate and Active Force Officers for 2016:

  • President:  Vince Panetti
  • Vice President:  Bob Siter
  • Secretary:  Jane Colburn
  • Treasurer:  Susan Schoellkopf
  • Financial Secretary:  Debbi Follett
  • Trustee – Three Year Term:  Mike Fetterman
  • Trustee – Two Year Term:  Pat Butler
  • Trustee – One Year Term:  Karl Stevens

 

  • Assistant Chief:  Jeff Stevens
  • Captain:  Brett Wesson
  • First Lieutenant:  Karl Stevens
  • Second Lieutenant:  Shaun Hamilton

 

We would like to thank the following outgoing officers for their service to the company:  Jason Cary – Vice President, Chris Lam – Secretary, Josh Tatham – Trustee, Kevin Johnson – Lieutenant and Dave Ashbee – Assistant Chief.

Dec
20
2015

SEASONS GREETINGS

The Alert No. 1 officers and members would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday.

Merry Christmas From Our Alert Family to Yours

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Dec
19
2015

SANTA CLAUS CAME TO TOWN ON TOWER 45

I would like to thank my friends at the Alert Fire Co. No. 1 who volunteered to drive me around every street in Downingtown Borough and East Caln Twp. on Tower 45, to visit with you, today.  All of the good boys and girls of all ages, received a candy-cane that was handed out by my “Alert Elves”.

We started our travels in the West Ward of Downingtown at 9:00 AM and entered the East Ward of Downingtown in the early afternoon.  Then we covered East Caln Twp. in the mid to late afternoon, finishing the day at 6:45 PM.  During our short break for lunch, we even had a few families stop into the firehouse for a visit.  I would like to thank the following Alert Elves who volunteered their entire day to drive me around the Good Neighbor Community.  They were J. D. Keen, James Lutz, Dylan Seese, Bob Siter, Jeff Stevens and Brett Wesson.

The Alert volunteers would also like to thank everybody who gave us donations and the kind words during our trip.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

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Dec
17
2015

AUTO ACCIDENT ON RT. 113

At 7:15 AM, the Downingtown Fire Dept. was dispatched to an auto accident with entrapment on Rt. 113, between Bell Tavern Rd. and Webb Rd., East Caln Twp.  Battalion Chief 46 (J. Swisher) arrived at the scene and confirmed that one person was trapped in the vehicle.

The crews from Rescue 45 and Engine 46-2 promptly extricated the victim and controlled the hazards at the scene.  Ambulance 46-1 transported the victim to the hospital.  And, the Downingtown Police Dept. investigated the cause of the accident.

Photo is courtesy of 6ABC-Action News.

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Dec
13
2015

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

It is that time of year again, when the Alert No.1 “Elves” will drive me around the streets of Downingtown and East Caln Twp. on Saturday, December 19, 2015.  When you hear the sirens and air horns of Tower 45, please come out onto your sidewalks and my Alert Elves will be happy to give all of the good boys and girls of all-ages, a candy cane!

We will start the tour at 9:00 AM in the West Ward of Downingtown.  In the early and mid afternoon we will be in the East Ward of Downingtown and late afternoon and early evening we will be in East Caln Twp.

Be sure to come-out and see me on December 19th.

Sincerely,

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