Designed as a stand-alone program for new students or a “sequel” for members that have previously attended a “Drive to Survive”training seminar, this class is designed to advance and expand upon the lessons learned in the original “Drive to Survive” program. The“Drive to Survive” training program is designed to teach members that no matter how long they have been driving, or how “good” they think they are, there are limits to the safe operation of an emergency apparatus or personal vehicle. Using the same techniques used by crash investigators, this class is designed to provide a better understanding of important topics that are essential for safe driving. The “Drive to Survive” program is designed to refresh and expand upon topics such as:
ü Vehicle Dynamics
ü Air Brakes
ü Brake Fade
ü Roadway Friction
ü Stopping Distances
ü Skid Control
ü Critical Curve Speed
ü Rollover Thresholds
ü Anti-Lock Brakes
ü Tire Blowouts
ü Drunk Driving
ü Personal Vehicle Ops
ü Seat Belt Use
The “Drive to Survive” training program is a 3-hour, lecture based seminar, which has been featured at over 300 different locations throughout the United States.
“Drive to Survive” has been approved for EMS continuing education credits by the PA Department of Health and certificates of attendance will be issued.
Class cost is $30.00 per person. Each company will be billed after the class based on the number of members who attend.
The 6th Annual Ladies Auxiliary Car/Cycle Show will be held on Saturday August 15th from 11:00 to 2:00 at the Kerr Park parking lot on Wallace Avenue. Cost is $15.00 per car/cycle. All proceeds are going towards the 9/11 memorial being constructed in front of the fire house. For information, please email MFCLA46@gmail.com. ... (Full Story)
Minquas Fire Company would like to thank State Representative Harry Lewis Jr for donating new United States and Pennsylvania State Flags that are now proudly flying over the station. The old flags were retired last night after the company meeting. Thank you again for assisting with this project and for supporting Fire and EMS in Pennsylvania!
On Wednesday evening Minquas members gathered for weekly training centered on our cascade system. Our cascade system is responsible for refilling our air pack cylinders and provides air for our apparatus (Air 46). Steve Miller gave a very detailed PowerPoint that gave step by step directions and detailed information for using the cascade system and Air 46. Following the presentation members reviewed ... (Full Story)
On Wednesday night members of the Downingtown Fire Department completed certifications in CPR, First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens. Medics Brad Cosgrove, Joe Colace and Fire Captain Kenny Boyd instructed this class for all in attendance. Members reviewed the protocols for CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens while completing the practical portion of CPR. We would like to thank Brad, Joe and Kenny ... (Full Story)
On behalf of the entire active force of the Minquas Fire Company No.2 we would like to congratulate Captain Ken Boyd and Paige Barnes on their recent marriage ceremony this past weekend. May you both have many years of happiness together! ... (Full Story)
Looking to get a last minute tax deduction? Why not purchase a Memorial Brick and support our 9/11 Memorial Project! Minquas Fire Company No. 2 is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.
Bricks are only $50 for a 4"x8" brick and $100 for an 8"x8" brick. If you have a business name you would like to display on a brick, they are only $100 for a 4"x8' and $200 for an 8"x8"! We plan on beginning our Memorial ... (Full Story & Photos)
Slightly before midnight, Station 46 was dispatched to assist East Brandywine (Station 49) and Glenmoore (Station 48) with an odor investigation inside. Engine 46-2 made the response along with Ambulance 46-1. At the scene crews from all companies investigated the house with gas meters, thermal imagers and heat guns. After the source of the odor was determined all units returned to station around ... (Full Story)