OPEN HOUSE OCT.21 and HOUSING CEREMONY OCT.22

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. 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!

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FIRE COMPANY VISITS BLOCK PARTY

September 12, 2016 – Rose Tree Fire Company was invited to attend a block party this past Saturday on Marcella Drive. Engine 73 stopped by for visit, greeted a group of excited residents, provided fire prevention materials and allowed children to operate a low pressure hose line for some water fun. IMG_0777

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9/11 REMEMBRANCE

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. 14233196_1517301574962397_3900407469777109423_n

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BACK TO SCHOOL – DRIVE CAREFULLY

School BussesAugust 20, 2016 – As the school year approaches, we would like to remind everyone to use extra caution while driving. Slow down in school zones, stop for school buses and watch for children!

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BUILDING FIRE

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IMG_3144August 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.

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BLOOD DRIVE – MONDAY 8/1/16

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).

Blood donations are critically needed in the summer months, as regular donors are vacationing and school is out of session. Please help save a life!red-cross-blood-drive

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CPR TRAINING

July 13, 2016 – On Tuesday night, the company trained on CPR skills, AED operations and Blood borne Pathogens. A special thanks to our instructor Paramedic Eugene Smith from Riddle Hospital. IMG_3008

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FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

July 04, 2016 – Today, Rose Tree Fire Company attended the Marple Newtown Fourth of July parade along West Chester Pike.  A good time was had by all! We wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day holiday.13592751_1630456620605902_2936937360035562641_n 13592589_1630456230605941_6423916359770787484_n 13567076_1630456167272614_2819206350359094133_n

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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 ABBY & MATT!

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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