The Alert volunteers were honored today to participate in the annual Downingtown Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Kerr Park, to remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms as a country.
At 1:27 PM, the Downingtown Fire Dept., with the first alarm assignment, of E-47-2 and E-47-5 (Lionville Fire Company), E-38 (Thorndale Fire Company) and E-51-2 (First West Chester Fire Company) for RIT were dispatched to a building fire at the Woodmont North Apartments, East Caln, Twp.
Chief 45 arrived to find heavy smoke from a third floor window and the eaves of one of the apartment buildings. The assignment was upgraded to a second alarm, for additional manpower, adding Tower 47 and Station 49 (East Brandywine Fire Company).
Tower 45 arrived and the crew set-up the ladder tower to the roof for ventilation and checking for fire extension. Engine 46-1 laid a 5″ supply line from a fire hydrant, then advanced an 1.75″ handline to the third floor, for fire attack. Engine 45 boosted the hydrant for Engine 46-1 and the crew assisted the crew from Engine 47-2 with placing all 243′ of ground ladders from Tower 45 around the building. Then all of the crews assisted with checking for fire extension, with an extended salvage and overhaul in the attic space and third floor of the building.
Photos are courtesy of IrishEyez Photography.
Thank you again to all of our Sponsors, Golfers and Volunteers who made our Eighth Annual Alert Fire Co. No. 1 Golf Outing at the Ron Jaworski’s Downingtown Country Club another huge success.
Below, is a list of all of our 2022 Sponsors who helped make the Golf Outing a special, rewarding day. We thank you again for the support of our 100% volunteer fire company.
The winning teams and the winners of the different challenges are as follows:
- First Place Team: Team Caterpillar, with a score of 56 – Augustus Gibbs, Ryan Kirk, Nate Lentz, Jeff Holt.
- Second Place Team: Team Young Guns, with a score of 62 – Tom Seifert, Nick Simmons, Kiern Koehler, Andrew Becker.
- Third Place Team: Team Industrial Truck Training, with a score of 63 – Nancy McFalls, Larry Galvin, Bryan Law, Hank Church.
- Closest to the Pin (3rd Hole): Cody Colaw
- Closest to the Pin (15th Hole): Gus Gibbs
- Closest to the Pin (17th Hole): Bob Latshaw
- Longest Drive, Female (11th Hole): Kae Brudnok
- Longest Drive, Male (18th Hole): Joe Marks
2022 ~ ALERT FIRE CO. No. 1 GOLF OUTING SPONSORS
Belfor Property Restoration – Registration
SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford – Lunch
Jeff D’Ambrosio Auto Group – Hole In One
Pequea Lane Remodeling – Ladies Longest Drive
Poretta & Orr Exhibits, Events – Men’s Longest Drive
Lasko Products, LLC – Closest to the Pin
Eagle Investment Advisors – Closest to the Pin
S & T Bank – Closest to the Pin
Delaware Valley Larkin Enterprises – Beverage Cart
Ron Jaworski’s Downingtown Country Club – First, Second and Third Place Team Awards
Lione’s Pizza Restaurant
Anthony J. Mascherino, CPA
Delaware Valley Larkin Enterprises
Jeff D’Ambrosio Auto Group
Dan Brudnock-Berkshire Hathaway Home Services-Fox & Roach, Realtors
James J. Terry Funeral Home, Inc.
U-Neek Computer Services
J. Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant
Cigas Machine Shop, Inc.
H. Swisher Plumbing and Heating Co.
Priori Mattress Warehouse
Green Street Associates
CART SPONSORS AND DOOR PRIZES
Bakers of Buffington
Boutique on Thirty
Will Anderson – State Farm Insurance
Mary Holleran/David Proctor
United Tire and Service
Lasko Products, LLC
The Coffee Cup
LaSponda Italian Restaurant
Wawa Food Markets
Fire Line Equipment
Buffalo Wild Wings
Jeffrey and Beth Valocchi
El Tarasco Mexican Restaurant
Volunteer Financial Services
GIANT Food Stores
Four J’s Flooring
Downingtown Running Co.
East Branch Brewing Co.
R Five Wines
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
J & L Creative Nails
Gulf Side Glass
Jeff and Linda Stevens
The members and officers of the Alert Fire Co. No. 1 wish our Mother’s and all Mother’s across the nation a Safe and Happy Mother’s Day!
Congratulations to the following Downingtown Fire Dept. volunteers for completing the training requirements for the course of Water Rescue and Emergency Response, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission certification.
Our ten new newer members of the department are now qualified and able to respond to water rescues with the Downingtown Fire Dept. Water Rescue Team at the Operations Level. This is the first level of several water rescue training’s that our volunteers will be taking over the next few years to qualify as Water Rescue Technicians.
This 16-hour course was hosted by the Downingtown Fire Dept. and it included many valuable swift water rescue techniques. The course provides the base on which all other PA Fish and Boat Commission courses are built. Using both classroom, indoor pool (at Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook, PA) and practical hands-on training at Kelly’s Lock in Reading, PA; WRER covers planning, medical considerations, rescue equipment, self-rescue and shore-based rescue techniques. This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1670, Operations Level Guidelines.
Good luck, congratulations and welcome to our team!
Thanks to Todd Stahl and the instructors from WhiteCap Water Rescue Training, LLC for conducting another great class.
The photos are courtesy of WhiteCap Water Rescue Training Facebook site.