NEWTOWN SQUARE PARADE

June 6, 2016 – Over the weekend, Rose Tree Fire Company attended the annual Delaware County Fireman’s Association Parade hosted by Newtown Square Fire Company Station 41. It was also Newtown Square Fire Company’s 100th Anniversary celebration. Rescue 73 (Rose Tree) won 2nd place for Best Equipped and Appearing Light Rescue.Great work by all the members who helped prepare for the parade. Congratulations to Newtown Square Fire Company on 100 yearIMG_2807IMG_2809IMG_2800s of service!

 

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CONGRATULATIONS

IMG_3591May 31, 2016 – Congratulations to Firefighter Abigail Henry and Lieutenant Matthew Hatton for completing and passing the Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician course. The BVR class is a hands-on training in motor vehicle rescue and extrication techniques. It consists of an awareness, operations and technician level skills review with written and practical exams. Students are taught vehicle anatomy, incident command, patient access, the use of power tools, and over-all safety at an accident scene. Great job Abby and Matt! Thank you for your dedication! 

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SPIRIT NIGHT AT CHICK-FIL-A

Come out and support Rose Tree Fire Company on Thursday May 26, 2016 from 5:00 -7:30pm at Chick-fil-A in Lima. (1190 W. Baltimore Pike, Media Pa). Mention Rose Tree Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary when ordering and Chick-fil-A Lima will donate 15% of your purchase back to our organization. http://www.cfarestaurant.com/lima/home

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TRAINING NIGHT

May 4, 2016 – On Tuesday night, the company trained on pump operations with the new Rescue truck. The Engine and crew also assisted to supply additional water and review hydrant connection procedures.   

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EASTER FLOWER SALE – MARCH 25-27, 2016

Fleurs-013_jpgThank you to everyone who supported our flower sale this year! We hope you had a happy and safe Easter holiday!

Rose Tree Fire Company will hold its annual Easter Flower Sale March 25-27, 2016. The tent will be set up in front of Campbell’s Boat House, 1250 N. Providence Road (next to Wawa). We will be open Thursday afternoon, Friday 9-8pm, Saturday 9-8pm and Sunday morning. All proceeds benefit the volunteer fire company. We hope to see you!

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME!

working-smoke-detectorsMarch 11, 2016 – During this time of year, Rose Tree Fire Company encourages all residents to change their smoke detector batteries (and carbon monoxide detector batteries). Once you change the batteries, TEST the detectors to be sure they are working. If your detector is 10 years old or older, it should be replaced.

Most people are surprised to learn that a fire can double in size every 30 seconds. The sound of the alarm will give you and your family those few extra seconds to get out of your home. Checking your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm and changing the battery are one of the simplest things you can do to protect your family.

To learn about how smoke alarms work and why they are so important, follow this link to the National Fire Protection Association:

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/fire-and-safety-equipment/smoke-alarms

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IN MEMORY OF EDWARD DORSEY JR.

We sincerely regret to announce the passing of life member Edward Dorsey, Jr.

Ed passed away suddenly March 8, 2016. He was a member of Rose Tree Fire Company for 50 years. He is survived by his children Lorraine, Edward III (Joanne) and Christina (Thomas) Neher, his beloved granddaughter Taylor; and his brother Robert.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:30 am in the J. Nelson Rigby Funeral Home, 1 West Balt. Ave. Media, Pa. where there will be a Calling from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Burial Edgewood Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Boy Scouts of America www.scouting.org , or Rose Tree Fire Company 1275 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 www.rosetreefire.com

Link to Obituary: https://prod1.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3622845&fh_id=12567

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CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY – MARCH 19th

happy-st-patrick-day_1425003674The Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a St. Patty’s Day party at the firehouse on Saturday, March 19, 2015 at 7:00pm. There will be appetizers, dinner and desserts. BYOB. There will also be a DJ and door prizes. Tickets are only $25 per person.  All proceeds benefit the fire company. Tables of 8 can be reserved.  Make checks payable to Rose Tree Ladies. For tickets, call Carolyn 610-566-8546 or Kathleen 610-565-8526.

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NEW RESCUE TRUCK – DRIVER TRAINING

RTFC New RescueWe took delivery of our new 2016 Rescue Pumper on Friday, January 29th. Members attended training from the manufacturer on Saturday, January 30th. On Monday, the truck was registered with PennDOT and we had the State inspection completed Tuesday. Drivers will be undergoing “Driver Training” for the next few weeks.

If you see the new fire truck in YOUR neighborhood, take a picture and send it to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/RoseTreeFireCompanyRTFC New Rescue 2

We are awaiting the final safety striping and identification lettering to be completed with the next month.

You can also stop by the station to see your community’s new fire truck! If we are not there, you can email us at rosetreefirecompany@yahoo.com to set up a time, or visit on Tuesday evenings when we train from 7-9pm.

We are 100% volunteer and we rely heavily upon the support of our residents and businesses to provide the best possible fire protection to our community. Thank you for your continued support!

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ANNUAL BANQUET

IMG_2241January 31, 2016 – On Saturday evening, members of Rose Tree Fire Company enjoyed a night off to attend our annual Awards and Installation Banquet at the Concordville Inn. Special guests included some of our close mutual aid companies, local government officials, township Fire Marshal and Upper Providence Township Police Chief.

During this event, the new 2016 officers were officially sworn into their positions and members were recognized for their participation throughout the year. Awards were presented to the Top Ten responders for the year as well as the Top Ten attendance for training sessions.

In addition to the enormous efforts that each member devotes throughout the year, we select one individual who exhibits outstanding performance and dedication to the organization. The recipient is chosen by nominations from peers. The 2015 Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to firefighter James Henry. Congratulations Jim! We thank you for all of your hard work throughout the year.

Our neighboring mutual aid companies were available for any calls in the township while Rose Tree members had an opportunity to enjoy an evening of fellowship and socializing with active members of past and present.

Click here for a link to our annual tribute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXwrRvPabn0&sns=em

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