The Avondale Fire Company Officers and Members would like to extend our condolences to The West Bradford Fire Company (Station 39), to The East Brandywine Fire Company (Station 49) and to The Good Will Fire Company (WCFD Station 52) on the loss of one of their own.Robert “Robbie” Miller, the Fire Captain of the West Bradford Fire Company, a Firefighter with the Good Will Fire Company of West Chester and East Brandywine Fire Company tragically passed away as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Wednesday Night. Captain Miller was well-known, well-liked, and well-respected throughout the County. His loss will be felt for some time, but Captain Miller’s efforts will not be forgotten.Please keep his family, his extended fire company family and the fire companies in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Captain Miller. (more…)
Maurice ‘Skip’ Reynolds of Avondale Maurice ‘Skip’ Reynolds, 79, of Avondale, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Grey Reynolds, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Maurice A. and Helena Zimmermann Reynolds. Skip was owner of Bunny’s Cree Mee Freeze on Route 41 in Avondale. He attended the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Mendenhall. He was a member of the New London Gun Club, the Kennett Masonic Lodge No. 475, the London Grove Grange and a lifetime member of the Avondale Fire Company. He was a past member of the Kennett School Board.
Michael R. Goodwin, Sr.,Captain, Philadelphia Fire Department, Badge # 2773, passed away tragically serving the citizens of Philadelphia on April 6, 2013.Beloved husband of Kelly (nee McDonnell). Loving Dad of Dorothy Dunn (Timothy) and Michael R., Jr. Loving Pop of Timothy Jr. and Bailey Dunn. Dear son of Elizabeth and the late James Goodwin, brother of James (Kelly), Robert (Brenda) and Deborah Goodwin, brother in law of Thomas McDonnell (Joann). (more…)
On this date, March 19 2013, The Atglen, Parkesburg and Pomeroy Fire Companies were placed Out Of Service with the Chester County DES. The Keystone Valley Fire Department was placed into service as Chester County Station #8 at 1000 Hrs this morning. This marks a huge milestone for all the members as years of hard work, paperwork and countless meetings and studies, have culminated to the end result that all were seeking. The temporary officers are as listed below until elections are held in April for the first group of KVFD officers. Also below, you will find the current Apparatus designators for CCDES.
The Officers and Members of AFC look forward to working with Station #8.
The Officers and Members are pleased and proud to announce that Firefighter Tim McDonnell, who was injured in yesterday’s building fire at Lincoln University, has returned home from the Christiana Hospital.
Firefighter McDonnell fell into the basement through a burned out hole in the first floor during fire suppression efforts. He was quickly located and removed by the crew of Ladder 21. Once outside, he was treated and transported by EMS Crews from Oxford and SCCEMS to the Christiana Hospital where he was kept overnight for observation.
Tim was released today, with no restrictions, and greeted by a crew with Engine 21-1, the same Engine that he rode to the fire yesterday.
The crew of Captain BJ Meadowcroft, Lieutenant Win Slauch, and Firefighter Tim Greene accompanied Firefigther McDonnell back to the “First Due” where he was greeted at the Mid-Town Station by several anxious members, including some of the crew that removed him from the basement.
WELCOME HOME, BROTHER!!!
Story by: Oxford Assistant Chief Sam Terry