On Saturday, 9/10, members of the DFD spent the morning participating in a rare training opportunity. We were granted permission to use a uninhabited house to train. During the morning, members practiced hoseline advancement, roof operations, and wall breaching. This was a great opportunity for senior and newer members to brush up and learn different skills and techniques. Thank you to East Caln Twp ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 1:59pm, Downingtown Fire and EMS units were dispatched to a serious accident on the Route 30 Bypass around milemarker 281 westbound. Responding units were advised of multiple 911 calls reporting a tanker truck had overturned in the construction zone and the driver may be trapped. Off duty Sergeant 46 (J. Brooks) was in the area and arrived first to confirm a single axle tanker truck overturned ... (Full Story & Photos)
Just after 9am this morning, Minquas EMS, Thorndale Rescue 38 and West Bradford Fire Companies were dispatched to Route 322 in the area of Romigs Road for an accident reported with entrapment. MICU463 arrived on location confirming Chester County Fire Radio's report with a total of 3 patients; adding an ambulance from Goodfellowship EMS. Rescue 38 and Rescue 39 went into service with Rescue tools ... (Full Story & Photos)
Two of Minquas's junior firefighters graduated this afternoon from the Chester County Junior Public Safety Camp. Jeffrey Robertson and Avery Cooper joined several other juniors from around the county at the state of the art training center in South Coatesville. These young volunteers dedicated 40+ hours the past week in the classroom and participating in hands on training to further their knowledge, ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Chester County EMS Council held their 12th Annual EMS awards ceremony in the Red Clay Room at the Kennett Square Fire Company May 19th, where Minquas Fire Company and several members were honored for their exemplary services. This ceremony coincides with National Emergency Medical Services Week, which honors the dedication of those who provide daily frontline lifesaving medical services.
Minquas fire and EMS attended the Downingtown West High School graduation Thursday night. This year, we are proud to have 3 of our own members graduating, Kelly Ryan, Amanda Stewart, and Rashelle Brennan. Kelly will be attending Alvernia University and Amanda and Rashelle will be attending Delaware County Community College. Congratulations to Kelly, Amanda, and Rashelle as well as all the Downingtown ... (Full Story & Photos)
This morning, members of the DFD (Minquas and Alert) participated in Lowe's annual Kids Day. The apparatus was on display for the public to tour and see all the different types of equipment that the apparatus carries. In addition to the fire apparatus, there were police vehicles (DPD and Chester County Sheriff's Office), tow trucks, and construction equipment on display. Though the weather did not ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Friday afternoon, fire/EMS apparatus visited Beaver Creek Elementary School in the westward section of Downingtown. Students were able to tour the fire engine and ambulance as well as ask any questions to the staff on scene. ... (Full Story & Photos)