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 Wednesday night April 3RD at 1759 hours The Avondale Fire Company was dispatched to the 9000 block of Gap Newport Pike for an automobile fire exposed to propane tanks. Chief 23 (Cole) responded at 1800 hours and was advised by CCFB that NGPD called in the incident advising a fully involved automobile fire beside a large propane tank. Chief 23 arrived at 1803 hours conforming the police department’s report and established “Route 41 command”. Rescue 23 (Captain Bessicks) arrived at 1806 hours. Crews pulled an 1 ¾ hand-line, checking the propane tank for heat and used foam to extinguish the fire. Tanker 23 (LT. Reed) arrived at 1810 hours, hooking into Rescue 23 for water supply. (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.
On Saturday night March 2nd 2013 at 2319 hours The Avondale Fire Company (Station 23) along with Medic 94 (SCCEMS) was dispatched for an auto accident reported with an entrapment at Route 41 and Sharp Road. Chief 23, Ambulance 231, Medic 941 and 942 all responded at 2321 hours. The Chester County 911 center was receiving reports of a vehicle over an embankment into a tree with 1 subject out of the vehicle and 1 subject trapped. NGPD arrived at 2322 hours confirming a pick up truck over the embankment with all occupants out of the vehicle. Chief 23, Ambulance 231 and Medic 942 arrived on scene at 2324 hours, Chief 23 established “The Route 41 Command”. (more…)
On Thursday Night February 21st at 2254 hours the Avondale Fire Company was dispatched for the Tanker to assist the West Grove Fire Company on a Working Mobile Home Fire in the 600 block of North Guernsey Road. Tanker 23 (Carroll) and Engine 23-2 (Cole) both responded at 2257 hours. Upon arriving on the scene, the Command (Gattorno) advised Tanker 23 to supply water to Tanker 22 once Engine 27-5’s water tank was empty. The Engine crew reported directly to the fire scene, and assisted with getting the mobile home’s siding, and walls opened up from the exterior. Once the Fire Marshalls were complete their investigation, the crew assisted with over-haul. Command released the 23 units at 0013 hours.