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Alert Fire Co. No. 1
122 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Downingtown, PA 19335
Phone: 610.269.0454
2009
 

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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 in the Borough of Downingtown, PA and vicinity. Also, the care of such apparatus and equipment as may be placed in its charge.

 ~ Serving Downingtown and East Caln Since 1887 ~

CHIMNEY AND GRASS FIRES AT THE SAME TIME
Thursday, February 12, 2009 
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The DFD was dispatched at 5:27 PM to the 400 block of Norwood Rd. in East Caln Township for a chimney fire.  Chief 46 (M. Miller) arrived on location with heavy smoke showing from the top of the chimney.  The crew from Tower 45 needed to use ground and roo...  [  more  ]  

 
 
RESCUE RESPONDS TO A CAR OVER THE EMBANKMENT
Saturday, January 31, 2009 
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As the Fire Prevention Team was finishing their work in Coatesville, Rescue 45 was dispatched at 3:15 PM, along with Engine 46-2 (Minquas Fire Co. No. 2) to a serious accident on the Rt. 30 Bypass, at Norwood Rd.

EMS 46 and Rescue...  [  more  ]  

 
   
   
 
FIRE PREVENTION TEAM HELP GIVE AWAY SMOKE DETECTORS IN COATESVILLE
Saturday, January 31, 2009 
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Seven volunteers from our Fire Prevention Committee assisted the Coatesville Fire Dept. with the distribution of free smoke detectors and batteries today. 

Our team and representatives from the CFD, Pomeroy, Wagontown, Thornd...  [  more  ]  

 
   
   
 
DFD CLOTHING DRIVE TO BENEFIT COATESVILLE FIRE VICTIMS IS A GREAT SUCCESS
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 
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In an effort to help the victims who have lost their homes and personal belongings due to the recent arson fires in the City of Coatesville, the Downingtown Fire Department conducted a Clothing Drive, which started on January 2...  [  more  ]  

 
   
There is this much at the Minquas Fire Co., as well!
    There is this much at the Minquas Fire Co., as well!
 
FULL COMPANY ASSIST AT 8-ALARM FIRE IN COATESVILLE
Saturday, January 24, 2009 
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At 11:36 PM, Tower 45 was dispatched as the second due truck company on the Working Fire Dispatch, to assist Stations 41 and 43 (Coatesville Fire Dept.) with multiple houses on fire in the middle of the row in the 300 block of Fleetwood St. in Coatesville City.

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TWICE ON SUNDAY
Sunday, January 18, 2009 
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The DFD was dispatched to a smoke investigation in the area of the Pool House of the Norwood House Apartments at 11:05 AM.  Chief 46 (M. Miller) arrived on location to find burnt food on the stove in the 400 building of the apartment complex.  The cre...  [  more  ]  

 
   
   
 
FIGHTING FIRES IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY TRADITIONS TRAINING
Saturday, January 17, 2009
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The Downingtown Fire Dept. hosted the one day training class of "Fighting Fires in Residential Buildings" by Traditions Training, LLC today, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Downingtown Educational Center.

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TRUCKIN' TO THE CITY FOR THE FIRST OF FOUR
Monday, January 12, 2009 
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At 2:14 AM Stations 41 and 43 (Coatesville Fire Dept.) and Station 44 (Westwood Fire Co.) were dispatched to yet, another arson house fire on N. Church St. in the City of Coatesville.

Engine 41-2 arrived on scene within minutes after th...  [  more  ]  

 
Courtesy Daily Local News
    Courtesy Daily Local News
Courtesy www.parkesburgfire.com
    Courtesy www.parkesburgfire.com
 
TOWER 45 RUNS 2nd DUE TRUCK TO THE CITY
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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Stations 41 and 43 (Coatesville Fire Dept. and Station 37 (Modena Fire Co.) were dispatched at 12:47 AM to another arson house fire at S. Fifth Ave. and Oak St. in Coatesville City.

Assistant Chief 43 (Tracey) and Deputy Chief 41 (Paulu...  [  more  ]  

 
Photo courtesy www.coatesvillefire.org
    Photo courtesy www.coatesvillefire.org
 
TOP TEN RESPONDERS OF 2008
Sunday, January 4, 2009 
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The Active Force members responded to a total of 373 fire and/or rescue calls in 2008.  The following volunteers were the top ten responders for the company during 2008:

Tom Lee  -  265    &...  [  more  ]  

 

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