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!
March 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:
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.
The 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.
We 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/RoseTreeFireCompany
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
January 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
The new truck will be replacing our 1992 Salisbury Rescue Pumper that has served the township well for 23 years. The new truck has a 2000 GPM fire pump, 750 gallon water tank and 30 gallons of foam. This will be a multi-purpose truck for being able to handle all rescue calls in the township but also building fires since it has 1500 feet of 5″ supply hose, (2) 200 ft. 1-3/4″ crosslay hoselines, (1) 200 ft. 2-1/2″ crosslay, (1) 300 ft. 2-1/2″ rear discharge, and a front bumper line. It will be equipped with a Wilburt NS LED light tower along with a full complement of rescue equipment. A big thank you goes to the truck committee, who spent countless hours planning for and specking out this beautiful new Rescue truck for Upper Providence Township.
In an emergency, a fire hydrant that is covered by snow is difficult for firefighters to find. We have maps and GPS coordinates for fire hydrants in Upper Providence Township and some of our neighboring towns, but a fire hydrant that is covered with snow is always difficult to pinpoint the exact location.
Once a fire hydrant is located, the firefighters must spend additional time digging the snow away so hose lines can be attached. This often delays our firefighting and rescue ability.
You can help - After each snowfall, please ensure that YOUR neighborhood fire hydrant is uncovered and that snow is cleared at least three feet around it.
The work of just a few minutes might later prove to be vital to the safety of you and your neighbors!
The warnings indicate that we need to be prepared for a major winter storm that has the potential for large snow accumulation and windy conditions. Much depends on the track of the system as it approaches, so stay tuned to news alerts and weather updates for the latest forecast. For up the minute information, go to: www.weather.gov/phi. If the power is out, tune battery operated radios into station KYW 1060 AM.
During extremely cold weather, the risk for home fires can increase. To avoid fire danger, you should remember the following:
- - Never use a stove or oven to heat the home.
- - If using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep it at least three feet away from anything that can burn, such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
- - If using a fireplace, keep the screen or doors closed to catch sparks and rolling logs. Make sure burning embers are out before going to bed.
- - Maintain and operate portable generators in accordance with the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions.
- - Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage. The smoke from a running generator contains carbon monoxide and needs to be properly ventilated.
Ann V. Spielman, of Media, PA passed away on January 18, 2016. She was the wife of the late Richard Spielman. Ann was born in Duluth, MN and was a long-time resident of Media. She served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) Program during World War II.
Ann was a Charter Member of Reformation Lutheran Church in Media and was a member of the Rose Tree Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She loved traveling, dining out, and spending time with her family especially her children and grandchildren. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Spielman;her grandson, Michael Spielman; and her nephew, Randy Hietala. She is survived by 5 children, Richard “Skip” Spielman (Betty), Vicki Connors (Mike), Janice Allen (Glenn), Nancy Sinclitico (Greg) and Chrissy Cropper (Frank). 12 grandchildren, Mark Spielman, Dawn Hutton, Michele Shorb, Dustin Jacquette, Brandon Jacquette, Ryan Jacquette, Jacob Cropper, Jeffrey Cropper, Julie Hartman, Beth Sinclitico, Zachary Allen, and Yvette Kivlin along with many great-grandchildren. Also her sister, Faye Hietala; and her nephews, Billy & Scotty Hietala.
Funeral Service: Thursday, 10:30 am, at the Reformation Lutheran Church, 102 W. Rose Tree Rd, Media, PA 19063. Calling: 9:30 – 10:30 am at the church.
Burial: Media Cemetery (Orange & Highland Streets, Media, PA)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delaware County SPCA, 555 Sandy Bank Rd, Media, PA 19063. www.delcospca.org