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2021 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 29 262
Feb 36 220
Mar 47 218
Apr 43 232
May 43 279
Jun 45 274
Jul 45 268
Aug 41 278
Sep 50* 266
Oct 50 273
Nov 32 252
Dec 48 240
Total 509 3062

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2020 378 2721
2019 436 2937
2018 459 2655
2017 466 2645
2016 443 2578
2015 431 2486
2014 489 2617
2013 413 2465
2012 395 2608
2011 444 2553
2010 446 2437
2009 437 2484
2008 421 2425
2007 406 2334

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Appliance Incident at Home2 Suites

Firefighter Jeff Cole, January 25

On Tuesday evening, just after 6:00, Engine 46-2 and Tower 45 were dispatched and responded to an automatic fire alarm at Home2 Suites in East Caln Township. Prior to responding, the incident was upgraded from a fire alarm to an appliance by Chester County Fire Radio. Upon arrival crews were met with a smoke condition in the hallway, but no visible fire from the unit with the appliance incident. Crews ... (Full Story)


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Firefighter Jeff Cole, January 21

Help us help you! Do you have a hydrant on your property? Have you ever thought what would happen if a house was on fire in your neighborhood and the hydrant on your property is buried under snow? We would find it, but then we'd have to dig it out, which could take valuable minutes in a dangerous situation. Every second counts during a house fire response. By digging out a hydrant on your property ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Record Year for Emergency Calls in 2021

Firefighter Jeff Cole, January 12

In 2021 Minquas Fire Company No. 2 was dispatched to 509 fire calls and 3,062 EMS calls. These are the highest call totals for Fire & EMS in the history of the fire company. Fire calls include: fire alarms, gas/CO leaks, auto accidents, mutual aid assists, water rescues, EMS assists, trash/vegetation/car fires, and house/commercial fires. As Downingtown continues to develop and more people join our ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Space Heater Safety Tips

Firefighter Jeff Cole, January 11

With the cold temperatures now is great time to review safety tips if you're using a space heater in your home or business. Please take the time to read the articles (links below) and ALWAYS use extreme caution when using a space heater. Remember to never leave a space heater unattended or anywhere near flammable objects. Below are some other tips when using a space heater.

Put your space heater ... (Full Story)


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2022 Executive & Fire Officers Announced

Firefighter Jeff Cole, January 01

We are pleased to announce our 2022 Executive & Fire Officers. Thank you to our outgoing Executive & Fire Officers in 2021 for their dedication and commitment.

Fire Officers:
Assistant Chief 46 - Stephen L. Miller
Captain 46 - Larren Grygo
Lieutenant 46A - Brian DiFrancesco
Lieutenant 46B - Ryan Smith

Executive Officers

Robert E. Lee
President

Joel Swisher
Vice President

Joy Johnson
Recording ... (Full Story)


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500th Dispatched Call of 2021

Firefighter Jeff Cole, December 20

On Monday afternoon we were dispatched to our 500th call of 2021. This is the highest amount of dispatched calls we've had since we started keeping track of calls electronically. Last year we were dispatched to 378 calls and the last time we were close to 500 calls was in 2014 (489).

We're always looking for more volunteers as our call totals continue to increase. Stop down on any Wednesday night ... (Full Story)


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Wires Call on Norwood Road

Firefighter Jeff Cole, December 12

In the early morning hours of December 12th Engine 46-2 was dispatched and responded to the report of a telephone pole and wires on fire along Norwood Road. PECO was notified to mitigate the situation.

This was the second wires call that Engine 46-2 responded to within 4 hours. This was due to high winds that moved through the area late Saturday night and into Sunday morning. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Jeff Cole, December 11

Just after 9:00pm Engine 46-2 was dispatched and responded to the 300 block of E. Lancaster Avenue for the report of a large tree down with wires. Upon arrival Asst. Chief Miller added Downingtown Fire Police to the incident to divert traffic away from the scene and notified PECO to isolate power and secure the area. Crews were on-scene for just over 2 hours.

It is safe to assume that whenever ... (Full Story & Photos)

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