We officially welcomed our new Sutphen rescue engine yesterday with a housing and celebration. The community, township fire marshal, congressional representatives, local assisting fire companies, etc. proudly joined us in welcoming this new apparatus to Upper Providence Township. Thank you everyone who participated and helped us dedicated the rescue to our fleet. A great time was had by all!
Please join us on Friday, October 21st (6:30pm – 9:00pm) for our annual fire prevention Open House, and the next day, Saturday October 22nd (11:00am) for a time honored tradition of housing our new fire apparatus! All residents and friends are welcome to attend.
Our Open House is an excellent opportunity for Upper Providence residents to tour their local firehouse and meet the firefighters who volunteer for the community. Rite-Aid will be offering flu shots to those with proof of insurance.
On Saturday starting at 11:00am, we will be having a ceremony to officially dedicate our new Rescue Pumper. Lunch will be offered immediately following.
We are located at 1275 N. Providence Road (across from Campbell’s Boathouse Restaurant). Please join our celebration! We look forward to seeing you!
Sunday, October 9, 2016 – Engine 73, Utility 73 and the Command Vehicle were on hand in Springfield, Pa. for the 16th Annual Delaware County Run for Hero’s. This 5K event benefits the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund, a fund set in place to provide scholarship funding for children of Police, Fire and EMS personnel in Delaware County killed in the line of duty. Despite the rainy weather, a dedicated group from Rose Tree Fire Company participated in the race and several other members were there to cheer on the runners/walkers.
September 11, 2016 – Today we remember the 15th anniversary of the devastating terrorists attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. We will never forget those who sacrificed their lives that day. We will honor everyone affected by these events by displaying our Nation’s flag to be seen by all who pass the station.
August 15, 2016 – At 15:41 hrs Company 73 (Rose Tree) was alerted for the dwelling fire in the unit block of West Jefferson Street in Media Borough, Company 23’s first due. Quint 73 (Chief Trevelino) made the response with 4 crew members. 23-9 (Chief Gibson) arrived with smoke showing, and discovered a bedroom fire on the second floor. Quint 73 and Squrt 23 arrived and provided suppression and ventilation. Crew s worked on scene for approximately one hour.
Update: A few hours later, we were re-dispatched to the same address for a building fire. 23-9 arrived on location with smoke showing. Quint 73 arrived and laid a supply line from the hydrant and a hoseline was stretched into the building. Squrt 23 pumped the hydrant. Crews from 23 (Media), 73 (Rose Tree), 51 (South Media), 50 (Middletown), 44 (Springfield) and 41 (Newtown Square) worked together on fire suppression, overhaul and checking for extension on the first floor.
The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on Monday, August 1 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Appointments are preferred. For an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. Enter Sponsor Code: Rose Tree Fire.
This drive is being held in memory of Robert (Rocky) Rock, a founding member of Rose Tree Fire Company, who coordinated many of the previous blood drives at our station.
The Blood Drive will be held at our station – 1275 North Providence Road, Media PA 19063 (Across from Campbell’s Boathouse and Wawa).