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

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

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OUR NEW RESCUE TRUCK HAS ARRIVED!

January 29, 2016 – It’s been a long two+ year process but our new 20Jan 2016 New Rescue15 Sutphen Rescue Pumper has finally arrived!

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 discJan 2016 New Rescue 2harge, 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.

Jan 2016 New Rescue 4

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ADOPT A FIRE HYDRANT

AdoptHydrant2During winter storms, don’t forget about your fire hydrants!

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!

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WINTER STORM IN OUR AREA

Friday, January 22, 2016 – The National Weather Service has issued several hazardous weather announcements affecting our area tonight through Sunday.snow-clip-art-4

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.

See attached safety sheets on carbon_monoxide and portable_generators.

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IN MEMORY OF ANN SPIELMAN

Ann SpeilmanWe regret to announce the passing of Ladies Auxiliary Member Ann V. Spielman.

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

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IN MEMORY OF ANNA M. PEARSON

The fire company regrets to announce the death of Anna “Anne” Pearson.  Anne was a very active  m1731865_profile_picember of the Rose Tree Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was the wife of Rose Tree Fire Company member (late) Joseph C. Pearson, and mother of Media Fire Company members Beverly Kilpatrick and Paramedic Thomas Pearson. Anne was also the grandmother of Media Fire Company member Katie Kilpatrick.

Anna M. Pearson (nee McDonnell), age 92, a long-time resident of Media, Pa, died peacefully at home on January 10, 2016. Anna was born in Gradyville and was a graduate of West Chester High School, Class of 1941. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph C. Pearson (2002). Anna was a parishioner at Nativity B.V.M and was very involved in the Media community. She was a member of the Rose Tree Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, the Delaware County Ladies Auxiliary and the Woman’s Club of Media. Anna enjoyed spending summers at the family cabin on the Chesapeake Bay.  She loved to garden and crochet rag rugs.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her brothers, James, Frank, Charles & William McDonnell; and her granddaughter, Lisa M. LaFrance. She is survived by her children, Sally LaFrance (Lou), Bev Kilpatrick (James), Alice Pearson, Fred Pearson (Connie), Francy Cross (Dave), Thomas Pearson and Joseph M. Pearson; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; her sister, Alice McCauley; and a special friend, Mary Lou Lebo, who was like a daughter.

Visitation: Sunday evening, 6-8 pm, and again Monday morning, 10-11 am, at the Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home. 15 E. Fourth St. Media, PA 19063. Funeral Service: Monday, Jan. 18th, 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Media Cemetery.

Contributions:

Rose Tree Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 1275 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 or

Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 100 W. 15th Street, Chester, PA 19013.

Arrangements: Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home

www.haganfuneralhome.com

Published in The Daily Times on January 14, 2016

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delcotimes/obituary.aspx?n=anna-m-pearson&pid=177277536&fhid=28319

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – MONDAY, JAN. 4 2015

The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on January 4, 2015 at our station – red-cross-blood-drive                       1275 N. Providence Road, Media PA 19063. This drive is being held in memory of Rocky, 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 from 2:00pm – 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.

Together we can save a life.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 31, 2015 – With the new year almost upon us, your friends at the Rose Tree FiHappy New Yearre Company would like to remind you to BE SAFE.

We wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and safe New Year. No matter where you are celebrating, remember to leave the fireworks to the professionals, and please don’t drink & drive. We do not want to meet you by accident.

We are thankful for all of your support in 2015 and moving into 2016 we are excited at what lies ahead. Maybe you can be one of us. Stop by any Tuesday evening, check out the “Join Us” page of this website, or email us at rosetreefirecompany@yahoo.com to inquire and learn more.

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SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

santa-clipartMembers of the Rose Tree Fire Company are scheduled to escort Santa Claus through Upper Providence Township again this year. The tentative schedule (weather and emergency calls permitting) will be:

Santa’s visit to Upper Providence Township 2015

Thursday 12/17 (6:00pm – 8:30pm)*

All streets north of Bishop Hollow plus Cove, Geist View, Water Mill, Lakewood, Springton Lake, White Tail, Pineview

Friday 12/18 (6:00pm – 8:30pm)*

All streets south of Media Borough plus Hilltop and Painter

Saturday 12/19 (5:00pm – 8:30pm)*

All streets east of Providence Rd between the By-Pass and Media Borough

Sunday 12/20 (9:30am – 11:30am)*

All streets east of Providence Rd between Rose Tree Rd and Deerfield Rd

Sunday 12/20 (12:30pm – 4:00pm)*

All streets west of Providence Rd between Sycamore Mills and Chapel Hill plus Camby Chase

Sunday 12/20 (5:00pm – 8:30pm)*

All streets west of Providence Rd between Media Borough and Hunt Club plus Rosemary, Hillendale and Pennsford

*Please note that we will do our best to be in the areas during the times listed but actual times may vary if we need to adjust as a result of emergency responses or weather conditions.

RTFC Santa Route 2015

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