While many of our residents were enjoying the last few weeks of summer, 15 of our members completed over 50 hours of training in vehicle rescue and heavy vehicle rescue. The course took place over three full weekends in August and culminated with 16 hours of certification testing that included three written exams and two practical skills exams. Members reviewed some basic vehicle stabilization techniques ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Berwyn Fire Company would ask that you take a moment to reflect and remember those lives lost, both first responder and civilian, during the terrorist attacks 14 years ago.
On a clear, sunny late summer day in September 2001, Al Qaeda terrorists aboard three hijacked passenger planes carried out coordinated suicide attacks against the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City and the Pentagon ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Phoenixville Fire Department announced the sudden and unexpected passing of Deputy Fire Chief Brian Gallagher.
Brian was a dedicated firefighter, mentor and leader in Chester County for over 40 years. Brian started as a firefighter with the Kimberton Fire Company in 1972 and soon after joined Phoenixville Fire Department in 1976. He became a fixture at Phoenixville leading many of the company ... (Full Story & Photos)
Earlier this month, and for two more weekends this summer, volunteers and career staff of Berwyn Fire Company and several other area departments will be working to achieve their NFPA Vehicle and Machinery Rescue certification. It is several classes that go into some of the more advanced rescue tactics involving school busses, industrial machinery, and other advanced scenarios involving vehicles and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighters getting ready for the practical session of the Vehicle Machinery rescue class.
EASTTOWN TWP., PA - First responders from the area descended on the Upper Main Line YMCA for the 13th Annual UMLY Emergency Services Day earlier this month. Through a joint effort of the Paoli and Berwyn fire companies this event has grown to involve several organizations over the years.
This unique event brings over 300 campers together to meet and learn about emergency services in their community. ... (Full Story & Photos)